Free as a Dragonfly

Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration this evening here on the blog.

Teresa Morgan is here with a brand new project…



Hello and welcome to another Thursday inspiration post from me for Visible Image.

I have used stamps from three sets to decorate my gatefold card today.



My background is Distress Inks, smooshed on a craft mat. I then splattered some water drops and blotted to create a faux bleach effect. Next, I stamped and embossed the sentiment, framing with the coffee ring stamp (embossed in white.) Finally I stamped and embossed the dragonflies, circling around.



The outer panels began the same way, but I then stamped and embossed the ink splats ramdomly over them.




                



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Stamps Used:

Free Soul



Ink Splats



Live In The Moment



Wow! Loving this… the outside is fabulous but then you open it up to discover something even more gorgeous!
Thank you Teresa ♡

You’ll find more awesome cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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We will back tomorrow with something very colourful from Pauline!

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Mark & Helen xx

Go Where Your Dreams Take You

Hi there! We have a stunning card from Jane Tyrrell to share with you next today!

Over to Jane…

 

Wow what amazing weather we enjoyed last weekend.

I have been watching the bulbs sprouting in my pots and my tulips are looking great…
the first to bloom was this lovely mellow yellow variety.




 

My lovely tulips inspired me to go for something cheerful and bright for my Monday Design team inspiration piece for Visible Image today.

I got out one of my favourite sentiments from the: 


and used the middle and small sized dragonflies from the:

 

 

 I put a circle mask into the centre of my card and repeat stamped the dragonflies using different yellow and oranges from my Distress inks.

 

 




 

You can just make it out in the bottom right larger dragonfly above that I added a wink of stella glitter to the wings.

 


I black embossed some extra dragonflies on some inky card and then fussy cut them out.



I added a wink of Stella glitter and then Glossy Accents for lots of shine and shimmer.




 

Then it was time to put my card together.

 


It was very hard to photograph as it is so sparkly in real life!

Bye for now,

Jane x



Wow what a stunner! Gorgeous design and the dragonflies look wonderful. Thank you Jane ♡

You can find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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We hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration we have shared this weekend, we have lots more to come
tomorrow, we will then resume our ‘once daily’ blogging (as we will have caught up!).

Busy week ahead here, packaging loads of stamps that arrived at the end of last week,
and doing the final prep for the Crafting at Ally Pally show next weekend!

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Live In The Moment

Good morning, afternoon or evening! Wow this week is going quickly!

Teresa Morgan is here to inspire you on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media project…



Good Morning!! Have you been enjoying the new release previews?? The DT have and we can’t wait to get our hands on them to start creating some inspirational samples for you all!! For now we are contenting ourselves by playing with our existing stash…this week I have a mixed media journal page to share – I have lots of step by step photos to help you through the creative process, hope you enjoy it!



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I started by Mod Podging some book page and corrugated card to my background piece of cardstock:


I added some lace and mesh before painting a layer of gesso to blend it all in and prepare for ink/paint:


Sprays are so easy to use:


Some are misted over the page, others I tapped in blobs to create more visual interest:


Let this dry… and work on the tag. I stamped the music score and blended inks around the edge:


The dragonfly is stamped with Archival ink and coloured with the Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer sprays:


Back to the main piece – I added some stencil detail with black modelling paste:


The sentiment is embossed with black powder and highlights added with a white gel pen:


You can see some of the pretty gold shimmer here too:


I love all the texture details:


Little doodled detail:


Even the lace picks up the sparkle and shimmer:


Some details added with a white gel pen and black fineliner complete this page….
thanks for sticking through all the pictures, I hope that they help explain how I build this type of project!!





Stamps Used:


Live In The Moment

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Music Speaks

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Wow! Absolutely love this Teresa thank you ♡ Great to see how it came together too!  You can find more of Teresa’s cards and projects over on her blog.



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Shop
 where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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Thanks for visiting today 🙂


We hope you will pop back later to see preview #8.


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Dragonflies – Visible Image

Hello there! We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you here on the blog today.

Over to Dot Leathbridge…


I’ve been having fun with the new dragonflies from Visible Image!


As there are now new smaller ones, the set is so versatile.



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This card uses the acrylic block technique as a background with some dragonflies stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.


The ink used is Color Burst. I love the intense colour that this product has!


The words are also stamped with the same ink.


After seeing/reading somewhere that you can spray your stamp lightly with water and mix colour onto the stamp with your finger, I decided to give it a go with the words. No different to what you do on the acrylic block…just using a stamp instead.
The multi-tones that came out on the words was amazing!!! And as long as you don’t have it too wet, then the words are quite crisp.

The stamp set used was:

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This is my final DT make for this year for Visible Image.
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Take care!
Dot


Fabulous effects here Dot! Beautiful card ♡

You will find more of Dot’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



Thanks again for visiting us today. Come back soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Monday Inspiration Part 1 @ Visible Image

Good Morning! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

This coming week is packed full of gorgeous inspiration created with our NEW stamps, leading up to our show on Create and Craft TV on Sunday at 10am… Valentine’s day… a perfect day to spread some Visible Image LOVE! ♡ ♡ ♡ And we know you will love not only the products on the show but the amazing demo’s Mark and Pauline have planned! We can’t wait!!!

Today we have 2 awesome projects here on the blog. First up is our US Design Team member Kim Johnny with her very first Monolith…



Today I am so excited to share my first project made with the awesome new products by Visible Image!! Yay!

As part of the design  team, I was very grateful to be given some of the new MDF “Monoliths” and new stamps to play and share today. The Monoliths and Dragonfly “Live in the Moment” are available for pre-order now!

This play was lots of fun and I really tried to use everything I love in making it!



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The Monolith is a wonderful size and is designed to work with the stamps perfectly. It is 17cm x 10cm. About 6 inches by 4 inches and a sturdy 3mm thick, laser cut and smooth. And I know it’s weird, but the wood smells good, too. Yeah I know weird but I love the smell of pencils and wood 🙂
I created the background with my DecoArt Blogger stash. Yummy DecoArt Crackle Paste, Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Cream.



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The flip side is collaged with mat medium and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. It is edged in the DA Fluid Acrylic Gold, love the shine it has.

Everything is heat embossed because I love embossing and dragonflies. So I had to combine all the things I love in this project. It makes them shine 🙂 I used Ranger Extra Fine Black and Recollections Bronze powders.


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Have a great day!
~kim


Stunning work Kim! Both sides are awesome.. thank you ♡


We will be back later today with a fantastic card by Kim Bacon featuring another of our awesome NEW stamp sets!


Have a good Monday 🙂 We have a very busy day ahead!!! SO many stamps to cut and package!

Mark & Helen xx

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Moments in Blue – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today 🙂

We have some fabulous inspiration for you this evening, so let’s get started!

Over to Dot Leathbridge, our Australian DT member…


New Stamps, New Products!


It is all happening at Visible Image at the moment…


with lots and lots of new stamps (yummy)
and something else altogether completely new ~ MONOLITHS.


Monoliths are MDF boards which come with a stand.
You can work on both sides.
~ and that is double the fun!!!


You can even use them as a kind of mood board ~ so either side reflects a different feeling…there are soooo many possibilites…


They are perfect for anything mixed media.
And they come in packs of 5.


Oh, and not so big that you can’t use your stamps on it,
in fact…they are specifically designed for our stamps!



So here is my first MONOLITH…



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After I did this I then did the other side ~
and forgot to take a pic.  Sorry about that.



Stamps Used:
Live In The Moment (new ~ & available for pre-order)


This side was sprayed with some mica’s from Finnabair,
and the other side was dribbled with some alcohol inks…in similar colours.
I wanted it to be similar, but different – if that makes sense.


The butterflies were stamped onto tissue paper and then applied.


 To finish, I decided to paint around the base and edges with some black gesso…
ooops, sorry, I didn’t take that pic either…



Visible Image will be on Create & Craft this Valentine’s Day
(10am) for those who would like to see Mark and Pauline play with the new products.
I still haven’t got around to blowing ink around through a Bic pen yet after the last show!
It is on my to-do list though.


It is absolutely awesome to be able to see what people look like and hear the sound of their voices…
it makes the world that bit smaller I think.

  • SO, new stamps (pre-ordering is under way)
  • new MDF boards
  • Create and Craft on TV (Feb 14th, 10am)
  • and the UK Trade Show (end of Feb)

~ are all things happening with Visible Image over the next few weeks! Busy times!!!

And it’s so exciting to be a part of it all.


Enjoy! 

Dot



This is absolutely stunning Dot.. the colours and texture are really beautiful ♡ Thank you!


We will be back soon with Shilpa’s Visible Image debut! And an awesome card from Teresa too 🙂

See you soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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