Jazzing Up The New Year!

Hello! We have some awesome musical inspiration for you today from our Australian designer Dot Leathbridge…


Herald In The New Year


This jazz player from the “Jazz it Up” set seemed like the perfect way to kick off the new year.

I hope everyone had a fantastic night for the New Year’s celebrations, partied hard and stayed safe.

 

For me…it was down at the beach, slouching back in a camper chair and letting the fireworks fall down right over the top of me. Catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and having a couple of quiet drinks…it was another great night of seeing out the old and heralding in the new year.

 

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This is the beginning of my 2nd year with Visible Image and I can’t wait to see what exciting things Mark and Helen have in store for us all.

 

Mark and Helen have also settled into their new HQ and are rearing to go.


The background for this one is quite simple, using alcohol inks. The brightness of the colours make the silhouette of the jazz player stand out.  This Jazz It Up set has been a favourite of mine since the very beginning…so versatile and full of fun!

 

I love the new additions to this set and what has been introduced across the whole range at Visible Image.  The new stars from the Feel The Beat set were a perfect finish for this card.

 

For me, I have been adding to my stock and now have quite a good range of Visible Image stamps for sale in Australia….so, exciting times ahead. My e-mail addy for any enquiries is: dleathbridge@hotmail.com

 

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All the Visible Image links you need…
Shop
Blog
Facebook Group where you can enter our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!
Facebook PAGE exciting giveaways every week!

Pinterest
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Enjoy!
Dot


Awesome card Dot ♡ Thank you! Your background is amazing!

You will find more of Dot’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog. And, if you are in Australia and want to get your hands on some of our stamps why not get in touch with Dot: dleathbridge@hotmail.com


Thanks so much for visiting us here on the blog today, you’ll find loads more inspiration in our project galleries too!

Come back tomorrow to see what Teresa Morgan has created as her first project of 2017!

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Jazz It Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope Monday is being gentle with you!!!

We are kicking off this week’s inspiration with something funky from Kim Bacon…

Hello!

Today I have a jazzy little card for you using a fantastic silhouette of a sax player, as well as some of the brilliantly versatile background stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Kim Bacon


As is usual for me I started colouring some white card with Brusho paints. I just love the zesty lime alongside the hot orange.

I used bleach – yep, bleach – with the plasma squiggle from the Universal set.


Visible Image stamps are made with top quality photopolymer and I haven’t yet had any problem using bleach on them. I do still err on the side of caution and wipe my stamps straight away with a baby wipe and then after the crafting session I wash them in warm water before air drying and storing back in their pockets.


Anyway, squiggles done, I then used a blended ink pad in shades of green with the spotty plasma circle from the Universal set directly over the top.

Using black embossing powder I stamped the jazz player and the sentiment onto pieces of card that would contrast well when added to the background card.



Here are the stamp sets I used for this card…

Click the image to link directly to the online shop page 🙂

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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim




Awesome card thank you Kim! Loving those colours.. so funky! 🙂

We will be back soon with a rather special NEW stamps preview.

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Dot Leathbridge

Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

We are very excited to be sharing the very first Design Team project by Dot Leathbridge today…

It’s been an exciting time waiting for my first make as part of the Visible Image DT.  It is great to get the first one done!

There is so much buzz among the team at the moment because there are heaps of new stamps to be released next month – and they look amazing!!! Sneak peaks are appearing on the Facebook group, there is a launch on Create and Craft TV (in Feb) and at the UK Trade Show (also in Feb)…so lots to watch out for!


Today I wanted to do something with a little pazzazz – so I decided on a blast of music!



Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Silhouette Sax & trumpet player stamps - Dot Leithbridge


These stamps were so much fun to play with!


There are more music themed ones in the collection, but I love music festivals and live bands so wanted to make a kind of raw, back to basics jazz/blues card.


I cut out a circle die and placed it in the center of the card, then inked up the background with some bright distress inks.


The white bubbles are made through a stencil with acrylic paint.


Then I thought I would flick some red Brusho (mixed with water) onto the card for some extra colour – and it splattered onto the white section…so I added some carefully placed red circles (through a stencil) to cover it up…
remember… there is no such thing as a mistake – just a new opportunity!


I stamped the silhouettes, added some partial stamping of the music notes, and from the flourish stamp (around the edge), and the words to finish off.


When I made this card we all heard of the passing of David Bowie, so when I look at this card I think of the song “Dancing In The Street”…if you wanted to have a go at making this, you could quite easily journal the words to that song around the edge and I think it would look awesome.


The stamps used were:




There’s inspiration almost every day on the Visible Image blog as well as sharing of ideas and inspiration over on the Facebook page.



Enjoy!
Dot


Wow! Amazing card Dot thank you ♡

We will be back later with today’s NEW stamps preview!

Thanks for visiting.

Mark & Helen xx

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All That Jazz @ Visible Image

Good afternoon! We are back with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today. 

Over to Lisa Nygards for her latest card…

 

This is a fun technique to do, even if it shows up best in real life, not in photo.

I inked up a piece of paper with yellow and orange tones of distress ink. Swirl and blend them together a bit with blending tool (no inkpad direct on paper). Then I put some white mica-powder on top of it with a brush.

I embossed the paper with an embossing folder so it got a 3D look. Then I used this piece on my card as a background to the lovely stamps from the Jazz it Up set.

This technique is called faux metallic and you’ll find a great video of it (where I’ve learned this) at Jennifer McGuire.

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Stamps:  Visible Image

Papers: Cardstock & Vellum paper
Medium: Distress inks, Mica powder


You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.




Fantastic card thank you Lisa  ♡


We will be back tomorrow with Teresa Morgan’s latest project.


If you missed our exciting NEWS yesterday… you will find it HERE!!! Including all the details of our BLACK FRIDAY SALE which starts at 10pm (UK time) tomorrow, Thursday November 26th!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Planner, Tag and a little bit of Jazz @ Visible Image

Good Evening, hope you have had a decent start to the new week. We don’t tend to see daylight much here in the UK at this time of year.. dark going to work and dark coming home! So we are here to brighten up the dark rainy evening with some gorgeous Visible Image stamps inspiration 🙂


Here are some of the latest projects from our wonderful team…



Susanne Rose

Hi my dear Planner Fans!

It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps.
I’d like to share today how I pimped my daily planner with stamps from Visible Image together with the DCWV 12″ x 12″ Silver Lining Stack:



When you cover a book with another paper it’s important that you only glue down the front and the back NOT the spine! I embossed all my images with silver powder.


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The first inner page, which is normally white, was also pimped a little.


Stamps from Visible Image:
Just making Memories
Revolution
Man INKognito


See you soon!

Hugs, Susanne.






Kim Johnny

Hi dear friends!


Thanks so much for coming by today. A small post gearing up for the Holidays!


I had a small play making another Christmas tag, using my White Christmas Visible Image stamp set.



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I am really enjoying the vintage feel Holiday color scheme, the opposite of the bright colors I usually play with, hope you like it!




All images are stamped and heat embossed, I love embossing for shine and texture. The white is Wow Opaque Bright White, a fellow Visible Image teamie told me about this amazing powder. Love that it stays white on the dark background! Thanks Teresa 🙂


Have a wonderful day.


Hugs and well wishes,
~kim



Kim Bacon

My DT piece for today features one of my favourite, and unusual stamps from Visible Image.


Back in February 2015 the guys at Visible Image came up with yet another brilliant set of stamps with a music theme.


I can’t remember seeing any stamps like this before, and when they were launched they sold like hot cakes!


It’s nice to revisit old favourites and I hope you are inspired by this card.



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First I painted a red and orange background using Brushos and then used some bleach to add the stars.


I used black embossing powder for the main image, the sentiment and one of the stars.


Some mounting and layering and a little bit of wet brush work to add a shadow and the job was done!


Visible Image INKognito Jazz it Up Sax Saxaphone stamps   Visible Image Universal background stamps 


See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days! 
Kim



Thank you ladies… amazing work as always! ♡ ♡ ♡


Feeling inspired? Show us what you create with our stamps over in our Facebook Group where our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is well under way!And there is a £25 coupon to spend on our stamps up for grabs!


You will find all our awesome, original stamp designs RIGHT HERE!


And you will be seeing a lot more of us very soon as we bring our amazing stamps back to your TV screens with live demos and much more! More details to follow soon!!!

We have so many exciting new designs to release early in 2016 and we cannot wait to show you! But we will let you enjoy the festive season first 😉


Thank you so much for visiting us today, enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image @ Hobbycrafts show – NEC Birmingham

Hi There! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today.

It’s a quick post this evening as we are doing the final prep for the biggest craft show of the year here in the UK… Hobbycrafts @ the NEC in Birmingham!

It’s been a crazy busy few weeks making, cutting and packaging all the stamps to take to the show, but now that it’s all done we are getting excited for the show and looking forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂 We will have some great offers on our stand, and we also have one of our fabulous Demonstrators, Pauline Butcher, holding ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand.

If you would like to come and join in the stamping fun, you’ll need to head over to book in on stand B09 first thing, as places are limited!

Here are the fantastic tags Pauline will be teaching you to create during the Make & Take sessions…

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We’ll be creating with inks, glitter and some of our awesome funky Music stamps!

While we are away, our amazing team will still be bringing you their daily inspiration. You can find it over in our Facebook Group or on our Facebook page. And we will catch up with all their wonderful projects here on the blog when we are back next week.

We will also be showcasing the wonderful PINK challenge entries next week too! Thank you to everyone who entered… and to everyone who donated or bought our Stay Strong stamp. Our grand total over on our Just Giving Page for Breast Cancer Care stands at £475.50…. that’s 95% of our target so it’s AMAZING!

Have a great week, and we hope you’ll come and say ‘Hi’ if you are coming to the NEC… you’ll find us on stand B09, the 2nd row from the start! You won’t be able to miss us 😉

Take care,

Mark & Helen xx

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Jazz it Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂  It’s ‘Soozie Tuesday’ here on the Visible Image blog! 

Over to the awesome Sue Joseph…

Hi guys 😀

How are we all? Good I hope, I’m suffering from a bad bout of flu, its knocked me off my feet! Slowly feeling better day by day thank goodness!


Shame it’s now because I wanted to make a ‘special creation’ to celebrate my 2 years as a DT member for the fab VISIBLE IMAGE, It’s my 2 year anniversary on Thursday!


So a HUGE thank you to Madge (Helen) and Mark for putting up with me for that long!  Love DT’ing for them and LOVE their awesome stamps more and more everyday and its been a proud couple of years watching them grow and grow and stay true to their bespoke and trendy designs <3


Today I’ve used some of the amazing music stamps in my CAS tag Music Soothes the Soul and the very sexy Bite Me (LOVE this sooooo much!), added a couple of silver notes to finish. They go FAB together 🙂



 Visible Image stamps - Lips - Music - Sue Joseph


Jazz it up £7.99 and Music Soothes the Soul £7.99 for the CAS Man card.



 Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Sax player - Sue Joseph


Heat embossed lots here and randomly inked, very simple 🙂



Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Sax Player Silhouette - Sue Joseph



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Find out about our Show and Tell Challenge HERE, and for all the latest inspiration visit the BLOG HOMEPAGE



Thanks for taking a looksy and see you next week.
Much Love
Suze


Love these Suze! Woweee 2 years… you’re part of our Visible Image family and we treasure your friendship. We (of course) love what you create with our stamps, how you think outside of the box and are always, always inspired by our designs 🙂 Thank you for all your amazing work and support over the last two years and for being a Visible Image stamps ‘addict’ long before that too! xxx


Come back tomorrow for Wonderful Wednesday inspiration from Lisa Nygards and Kim Robertson 🙂

Have a good day.

Mark & Helen xx