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

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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


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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.



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

How beautifully it stamps…


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So here is my finished project…


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I really love it ♡ Hope you do too!



Products Used:


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Helen xx



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There Is Always A Glimmer of Light

Hi there! We have some awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

Welcome to the first post for Visible Image from me for 2017 ! Back in December I bought a Verday Paint kit and I couldn’t wait to try it out. It comes with 4 acrylic paints; iron, copper, brass and bronze and a bottle of patina. I used the copper on my Monolith project.



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 Front of the Monolith. Love the copper with the blues and greens.



The back



Some detail



 Close up of the moth



 Close up of the texture and sentiment.


So, to make this, I started with a gessoed Monolith on which I glued some metal rings and some art stones. I then put on a coat of the copper paint. This has to dry and then I put on another coat and while this is wet I put on the patina. I love the blues and greens you get while it oxidises.


I then added some stamping to the back and heat embossed with copper embossing powder which happens to be exactly the same shade so it is only a texture I have added.


I coloured a piece of paper with blues and greens and stamped the sentiment, layered it on some black card stock and adhered to the back of my Monolith.


For the front I repeated the paint/patina steps until I was happy with the result. Next I stamped the moth on white card stock and coloured it, cut it out and adhered it to the Monolith. I used the same-ish blues and greens for the wings.


I think it turned out fab !



I used the following stamps and a Monolith of course..


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Absolutely stunning Corrie ♡ Thank you! The greens against that copper is just.. wow!

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic projects over on her blog.


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Mark & Helen xx

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Glimmer of Light Monolith – Visible Image

Hi there, thank you for visiting us today.

Corrie Herriman is here on the blog today with a super project for you…



Hello everyone,


Today I’ll be sharing a monolith for Visible Image.

I think these are so versatile, you can decorate them any way you want…


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I gessoed this freestanding Monolith first and then glued some pieces of book text on it. I then painted it with Acrylic paints. I used yellow, orange, pink and white. Next I stamped the background with a variety of stamps and Archival Inks in the same colours as the background. The black script stamp I did later.




You can still read the book title here…. (something wicked this way comes). Next I stamped the Moth both on the Monolith and on Bristol Card stock. I coloured the one on the card stock with watercolours and then heat embossed it. The body with clear powder, the wings with holographic powder.  You can see it in the detail photo below. I also stamped the skeleton on the back of the monolith and used a white pen to highlight him here and there. I then decided it didn’t have enough white so I filled in the circles with white paint and stamped a text stamp over the top.




The moth was adhered on top of some thread for more interest.



I used the following stamp sets :
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Thank you so much for stopping by today !


We love this so much Corrie! Thank you ♡


Have you played with our Monoliths yet? We’d love to see what you create! We have a monthly challenge over in our Facebook group… why not come and join us there!


We hope you will be back soon to check out more gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team!

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…



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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.
 

 

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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! 
 
 


4pm UK time AND…..


 

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



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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Glimmer of Light – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Thanks for visiting!

Pauline is here to inspire you today with an amazing project featuring stamps from our Summer Release and our brilliant MDF Monoliths…

Hi there,
 
I thought it was about time I decorated another Visible Image Monolith, they are such fun to do, and there are endless possibilities.
 
I used one of my fave Visible Image Stamps sets, from the new releases, for this project, it’s stunning and I love it, it’s called……
Glimmer of Lightplus the fabulous Rays of Light, and the Shine Bright setyou see the theme, lol !
And of course don’t forget the fabulous MDF, which come in a pack of 5…… Monoliths.



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I used Dylusion Paints on the front, a Black base, then combination of colours on top, then stamped the Rays, using white Ink, where I wanted the little light bulbs to hang. I then stamped the little bulbs and the sentiment in Black Versafine Ink, and heat embossed the wonderful Moth, onto card , coloured them in using Distress Inks, and fussy cut them all.
 




I added glossy accents to the bulbs, and Stickles to the Moths.



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On the other side, again I painted the MDF in Black, added some paste through a stencil, and when it was dry, used Gilding wax to highlight it.


 I stamped the Ray into Acetate, and heat embossed it in Yellow powder, and the large light bulb, again onto acetate, and heat embossed in Black powder. I stamped some more small light bulbs using Black ink, coloured them and then fussy cut, glued them to the MDF, and used Glossy Accents.
 




I wasn’t happy with the large bulb being black, so using a white pen I highlighted the outline. The Moths were stamped with Stazon, onto Shrink Plastic, and I coloured them with crayons, fussy cut them, then heated and watched the magic happen…… 
 


I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration on how to decorate the MDF Monoliths.
 
Check out the Visible Image places below for more inspiration……
 
I am running an Inky Workshop, near Warwick, 
on Sunday 14th August, 10am – 4pm, 
please email me for details,
robingphipps@msn.com
 
Thanks again for your visit.

Hugs Pauline xxxx



Amazing Monolith Pauline! So much fantastic detail.. Thank you ♡

We’ll be back soon with more awesome Design Team inspiration!

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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