I’ve Got My Eye On You…

Hi! We are back with our second post today.. we have so many projects to share with you! It’s been so busy here at Visible Image.. there really are not enough hours in the day at the moment!

If you saw our recent shows on Create and Craft TV then you will definitely have seen this incredible card created by Jane Tyrrell…

I chuckled when the presenter held my card up to her face. It is such an amazing stamp, so realistic.

Today I am sharing the details of how I made it…

First I stamped and embossed all 3 stamps from the “Where Dreams Take You” set.
I then made a cloudy sky using a die cut cloud and distress inks


I covered the eye with masking fluid and added a sun ray using archival ink through my stencil


I added some star stencilling and also stamped the stars from the Believe in Unicorns set.



I added some green glitter pen and glossy accents to the eye and some Frantage to the card. Below is the wet eye…with glossy accents applied. It’s fun watching it dry….from cloudy to clear…


Once the eye was dry I then had my finished card!


Here it is…
I have my eye on you………ūüėČ




and a couple of close ups. It’s really hard to seen the sparkle in the eye from my photo






Here are some more photos courtesy of Create and Craft TV…




This really is the most amazing stamp set. If I had to choose a Top 3 Visible Image stamp set, this would be it. I have owned my eye since it was first released many moons ago and use it so often



Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the very kind comments that you take the time to leave.

Back soon!
Bye for now,
Jane x



It really is an awesome card… the detail is superb. Thank you Jane¬†‚ô°
You can find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


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We will be back later with even more fabulous inspiration…
Nicky Gilburt will be sharing the stunning project featured in Creative Stamping magazine last month!


Thanks so much for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!
Have a fantastic Saturday.. it’s a hot and sunny one here in South Wales!

Mark & Helen xx

Box of Vision

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today.. we hope you are having  a good week!

We have loads of stunning inspiration to share with you today, starting with an incredible project by Teresa Morgan…


Take a plain wooden box, some gelli printed papers and a set of amazing stamps, and what do you get?
This amazing box of delights. I love how this turned out, the bright colours and striking eye design!!




I had made the printed backgrounds previously using acrylic paints and bubble wrap on my gelli plate. I trimmed them to size and then gave the box a coat of black gesso.

I love it when things just work out ‚Äď serendipity!! The words were a perfect fit, and were stamped with black Archival ink directly onto the paper.

There‚Äôs another fabulous sentiment inside ‚Äď




The eye is stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate and layered over some white card. I coloured the iris on the white card before sticking the layers together. Finally I added some tiny gems.





Thanks for stopping by ‚Äď I hope you have been inspired today!!


Where Dreams Take You




Amazing project Teresa.. thank you! ♡


We loved showing this off on our Create and Craft TV shows last week and this awesome stamp set sold out yet again! Here are some stunning shots courtesy of Create and Craft…


You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her¬†blog.



We hope you will play along with our DIMENSION challenge this month over in our¬†Facebook group,¬†¬†for your chance to WIN a ¬£40 coupon! Or share anything you have created with our stamps this month in our ‘Show & Tell’ album for another chance to WIN!



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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 Monthly Challenges for your chance to WIN a great prize!
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We will back later with more stunning inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Dreams Lead To Adventures

Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration for you this evening.

Jane Tyrrell has a brilliant card to share which has a great story behind it…



I sell lots of my cards at Dotty’s, a Vintage Teahouse in Carshalton High Street which¬†opened last May.
At the weekend it was the 1st anniversary of Dotty’s opening!


This was the opening day last year which was attended by the Mayor of Sutton.



I went to the anniversary celebrations on Saturday, so today I am sharing the card I made to give to Rebecca (the owner) and her lovely staff.

As the theme for the celebrations was WW2 ¬†I decided to go with a patriotic red, white and blue theme and I used a very apt Visible Image sentiment from the Where Dreams Take You stamp set…


I stamped the sentiment and die cut it


I found some very apt tea cups paper in my stash.


I stamped and fussy cut out the paper plane from the Destination Unknown set..



I also stamped the sentiment from the same set



and then I put on my creative hat to make this card..




Here are a couple of close ups; the great cup and saucer die is Marianne, the layering dies are all Spellbinders. The hearts are La-la land


I cut the what lies ahead sentiment into 2 parts.


This ¬†last year for me, both selling at Dotty’s and designing has been¬†such¬†a great adventure and I do indeed wonder “what lies ahead”. ¬†My dreams are certainly taking me into all sorts of new adventures!

Here it is in the window of Dotty’s on Saturday, together with the card I made for the girls to give to Rebecca. Such a fun day!



Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Bye for now,
Jane x

 

Such a fabulously British card Jane, and the quote is perfect! ♡ Thanks for sharing this special day with us!

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



All our social media links:

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 ‚ÄėShow & Tell‚Äô competition and Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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We will be back tomorrow with new inspiration from Corrie!

Thanks so much for visiting us here today.

Mark & Helen xx

Vision @ Visible Image

Hello, thanks for stopping by our blog today.

We have another awesome card by Pauline Butcher to inspire you…

Hellooooo,
 
I’m back with more¬†Design Team inspiration for¬†‘Visible Image’, using a couple of awesome stamp sets..Where Dreams Take You¬† and¬†Live Life Now.

 
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I stamped the fabulous eye, using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Wow Red powder, yummy. I stamped the eye again with black ink, onto a sticky note, and fussy cut it out, I placed this mask over the embossed eye, and coloured the background using Distress Inks. I then stamped the ‘Go where your Dreams take you’, again using Distress ink.¬†

 

 
I stamped the small butterflies with Versamark, and heat embossed them with the red powder, I then took the mask off, and coloured the Iris, and put a bit of shading into the corner of the eye. The ‘Vision’ sentiment was stamped with Versamark, onto a separate¬†piece of card, and again heat embossed using the Red powder, and fussy cut. 

I used Stickles, to bling up the butterflies, and to put a twinkle in the eye.
 



Time for you to get out your Visible Image Stamps, and enter the December Challenge, just create a card, using only Visible Image stamps, and enter HERE, for a chance to win a £25 voucher, to spend in their shop.


Thank you for popping in, hugs, Pauline xxx 



Stunning card Pauline! ♡ Loving our fantastic eye in red!

You’ll find more of Pauline’s cards and projects over on her blog.


We’ll be back with more gorgeous inspiration to inspire you, so come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Created By Mark Alexander @ Visible Image

Hi there!¬†Hope you’re having a good day!

Today on our blog we are sharing the cards Mark created on our Create & Craft TV show in December.


Vision INKognito Set

Visible Image stamps - Inky Eye Stamp - Mark Alexander

I stamped and embossed the eye in black, then using distress inks and a water brush I started to add the colours one by one which I blew away from the image, letting them run and drip. I repeated this underneath the eye.

I prefer to use an empty BIC¬†pen for this technique, its the best tool I’ve found for the job! And very cheap too!

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I coloured the pupil, also using my water brush and distress inks.

I stamped the gorgeous ‘Where Dreams Take You’ sentiment in black, and added a touch of colour to some of the letters.

You can see the shine of the embossing on this photo…

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I’ve already seen a few people having a go at this technique since the show, and am glad I inspired a few people!



Leave Your Fears Set

Visible Image stamps - Crow Tree Stamp - Leave Your Fears Behind - Mark Alexander

I created a sun stencil and coloured it with distress inks. I added plenty of water along the bottom, and let the colour run down the page.

The crow tree and sentiment were both stamped in black versafine ink.

I stamped and embossed the crow tree on a separate piece of card, and fussy cut the crow. This was then stuck on top of the stamped image, raised with foam pads to give extra dimension.

Visible Image stamps - Crow Tree Stamp - Mark Alexander


Hope you enjoyed my demo’s if you caught the show. I’ll be back on your screens in early February so keep an eye on our Events Page for the date!



If you want to get your hands on these stamps, click on the images below…

Visible Image Vision Inkognito stamp set        Visible Image INKognito Leave your Fears Tree Bird stamps


We’ll be back with more inspiration here on the blog tomorrow!

Oh and don’t tell everyone, but we are having our January SALE this weekend!!!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Double Vision @ Visible Image

It’s Fridayyyyy! And it’s fabulous which means Pauline is here which some colourful¬†inspiration to lead us into the weekend…


Hi Crafters,
 
This is my first Blog of 2016, so Happy New Year, and I hope the forthcoming year brings you happiness and smiles.
 
This week I wanted to share an 8″ x 8″ card I made for the¬†Visible Image¬†TV show on Create¬†and Craft in December, using some of their awesome stamps.



Visible Image stamps - inky eye stamp - flower - Pauline Butcher


The stamps I used on this project are…¬†Vision INKognito set¬†and¬†Flower INKognito Set.
 
The background was created using Brusho’s, the sprinkle and spritz method, onto some white 7.5″ x 7.5″ card, whilst it is still wet, place a¬†harlequin¬†design stencil on top and dry through it with kitchen roll, remove the stencil, and leave the card to dry¬†naturally.



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The eye needs to be stamped twice, onto heatproof acetate using Versamark, and heat emboss it using Black embossing powder, then fussy cut them both out. Turn one eye over thus making a pair.

On the reverse side of the eyes, (remembering that one will have the embossing on the front, and one the embossing on the back) 
colour the iris with alcohol pens, then paint over the eyes with white gesso, ( you might need to do 2 coats) so when you turn them over to the front, you have a coloured  iris, and whites of the eyes.

Pop these to one side, whilst you complete the background.
 
Right, on your now dry background card, place the eyes in a position you’re happy with, but don’t glue them yet, you can gauge how much card you have left to decorate, remove the eyes, using the INKognito flower head, stamp the bottom half of the card using ‘Mustard seed’ Distress ink, then stamp over again with ‘Ripe Persimmon’, giving a sort of 3D look.
¬†Using the longest bit of the flower stamp splats, stamp around the top of the card using ‘Salty Ocean’.
 
Now attach your eyes, using glue, you can see where to stamp your sentiment, and using Versamark, and heat emboss with White Embossing powder.
¬†Now the eyebrows, (which is the Inkognito Flower Stem), stamp using ‘Mustard Seed’, then stamp again using ‘Salty Ocean’.
 To finish off, add some white pen as the light source in the eye, use some Black Stickles around the eye, and yellow Stickles in the middle of the flowers for that bit of bling.
 



Have a look at the January Visible Image¬†‘Show and Tell’, and get your entry in, for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, and there’s some really awesome new designs coming out very soon.
 


The next Visible Image Create & Craft TV appearance, is scheduled for Saturday February 6th, at 11am,
¬†Mr. Visible Image (Mark) and myself will be demoing some fantastic new stamp designs and… something else !!!
 


If you keep your eye on the Visible Image Facebook group¬†HERE, you may well get some sneak peeks at some point……just saying !!!!
 


Thanks for visiting, and sorry about the rambling, lol,


Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx



Wowza! What an awesome project!  Thank you Pauline for your brilliant step by step too.

We hope you will have a go a creating yourself a pair of Visible Image eyes.. and make sure you show us over in our Facebook group!!!


We will be back tomorrow with some super Saturday inspiration from Susanne Rose.

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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