Dare To Swim

Hi there! Helen here sharing some NEW stamps inspiration from me today!

I created this pretty much as soon as the new stamps arrived here, as I could not wait to get my hands on them.

I have used our beautiful Dare To Swim set…

First of all I had lots of fun creating a sea background using turquoise, green and yellow brushos,
letting the colours merge and run


I decided I would make a piece of home decor rather than a card, so once dry
I cut the card to size and painted the edges and base of my Monolith using Dylusions paint


I stamped and embossed the large jellyfish using red/gold embossing powder
which turned more of a copper colour on my background which I really like.

I stamped the fish and sea weed using distress inks, and then dabbed the fabulous little bubbles stamp into
white dylusions paint and added randomly.

I used some diluted white paint to create a glow on the jellyfish.


Lastly I stamped and embossed the beautiful quote using white embossing powder.

How beautifully it stamps…


So here is my finished project…

2017-01-28 Visible Image - Dare To Swim - Jellyfish - MDF Monolith - Helen Alexander

I really love it ♡ Hope you do too!

Products Used:

Dare To Swim

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Be Happy – Visible Image

Hi there! Teresa is here with another fantastic project using our MDF Monoliths and stamps…

I have another monolith to share today – they are such a versatile MDF substrate. If you haven’t tried them yet, then you really should!!


Once again I made a gelli print with acrylic paints to use as my background – I love the weathered effect I got by adding a layer of white over the original paint colours.

I have used the outer ring of the ripple stamp to create frames. I stamped and embossed the whole design onto black card then carefully cut out the largest rings to make my frames.

I stamped the words directly onto the background and embossed with gold embossing powder. I added some shadows with a black fineliner pen.

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The girl is stamped directly onto the background, and again embossed with gold embossing powder. I then stamped and embossed her  in black onto heat resistant acetate and cut out. This layer is glued over the gold figure, slightly offset to show a gold edge.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

The back of the monolith is simple. I just added some embossed ripples randomly over the black paint.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

So many people have commented on various projects I have created with these ripple stamps, saying how much they love them!! They really are a versatile set to have in your collection.

Stamps Used:

Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Visible Image Tomorrow doesnt exist COL stamp set

The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect COL stamp set

MDF Monolith

Visible Image MDF Monoliths - freestanding mixed media plaques

Amazing Monolith… we love it ♡ Thanks Teresa!

If you have missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx

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Just Be Happy @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

This week we are previewing some of the stunning samples made for our shows on Create and Craft TV this coming weekend.

Nicky Gilburt has created this totally gorgeous project. Over to Nicky…

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Just Be Happy - Nicky Gilburt


Another marvellous monolith to share with you, from Visible Image, decorated this time with bright funky colours and more stamps from the fantastic Summer 2016 collection, to be shown (with never seen before extra features) on Create & Craft UK on Saturday 10th September at 4pm. (and on the US show on Friday night!)


I absolutely LOVED putting this piece of work together, especially as the Just be Happy slogan pretty much sums me up right now ( and it has nothing to do with the kids being back at school this week, either!) I prepared the monolith with white gesso, then white acrylic paint, and stamped the arty splodges ( from the new version of  Music on World off) directly onto the MDF with distress ink. I added the sun effect by masking the largest circle , then stamping, applying white embossing powder and heat embossing The Ripple Effect and added the smaller circles randomly too. The funky large heart is a new add-on to the set Own Kind of Beautiful.


Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful - Butterfly stamp - Nicky Gilburt


Reverse: Pinks and greens and Be your own Beautiful – but two of the butterflies have been stamped onto shrink plastic – now that was fun! I made 3 large ones on plain white card and matched them all up.


The wrap with the words on came about as I was test-stamping the colours on an off-cut from a previous card – and I thought ‘ooh that works for me!’ so I put my text on both sides of my wrap, sealed it at one end and carefully positioned it on my monolith.


Dare I say that this is my favourite piece of work from the new Summer release? I love everything that Visible Image has ever released but there is something really special about these stamps that just makes me…HAPPY!!! Thanks for reading!


Don’t forget to tune in! 

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6pm and 9pm UK time!
It’s going to be AWESOME!

Thank you so much Nicky, this is such a stunning Monolith! We cannot wait to show it off on screen ♡

We hope Nicky has inspired you.. you’ll find more of her gorgeous work over on Nicky’s blog.

Come back and see us tomorrow for an awesome card by Teresa!!!

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Mark & Helen xx

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Life Is Meant To Be Lived – Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the blog today 🙂

We have two brand new projects to share with you this evening.

First up, it’s Kim Bacon…


Here is my inspirational piece for Visible Image.

2015-09-08 Visible Image stamps - Life Is Meant To Be Lived - Kim Bacon

It is a piece of home decor, a 3 dimensional project which I made from a small shallow box.

I used a piece of acetate to stamp the sentiment onto.

I wanted the words to stand out from the background and thought by using acetate I could suspend them.

They are neither right at the back or right at the front. They are just hovering.

2015-09-08 Visible Image stamps - Life Is Meant To Be Lived - Kim Bacon 2

Stamps used…

0 Visible Image Butterfly stamp      AWM-Grunge-Polka-Dot-ws2012-519x389
Visible Image Life Is For Living sentiment stamp

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Happy Days!  Kim

Awesome project from Kim B! Love those rich colours.. perfect for Autumn. Thank you Kim!

We will be back later with some Christmas inspiration from Suze.

Mark & Helen xx

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