Billy’s Summer Garden

Hi again! Wow we are spoiling you with inspiration today!!!

Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a superb project featuring our awesome Curious Cats stamps…

A while back I shared a sneak peek of the Visible Image Designer 3D challenge feature for Craft Stamper Magazine. This piece is also very relevant inspiration for the “dimension” challenge running over in the Visible Image Facebook group. All the details and links for this will be at the end of this post.

As you may know, my garden is a constant source for my crafting inspiration. Billy my cat is also a constant shadow out there and he really loves the summer months when we spend many pleasant hours outside.

Billy has a friend called Blackie who visits, so when it came to choosing a set of stamps to work with for my project, I did not hesitate to chose this one…

the amazing Curious Cats set…

I used a Visible Image MDF Monolith and added some die cuts for initial texture

and gave it some colour using these “garden inspired” PaperArsty fresco paints.

I also added some texture paste through my dots and floral stencil.

To give me this base.

I added some shading and the fun paw prints from the set

I stamped my Cat face and carefully applied it.

I then stamped a small dragonfly from the Live in the Moment set

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut out the small cats and die cut some floral elements

It was then time to put on my creative hat..

and here is my finished ‘Billy’s Summer Garden’ Monolith

and a few close ups…

I made a picket fence from coffee stirrers and added a texture paste path

and Glossy Accents to his eyes and his sweet pink nose….ūüėĽ

and to prove that Billy really has a friend called Blackie who visits I took this snap last week..

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the very kind comments that you take the time to leave. Thank you also for all the lovely messages, texts and emails sent to me after seeing the Create and Craft show too. I love finding out that I can inspire people in their own crafting. I am happy to share my knowledge and techniques.. sharing is caring in my books and we are all on a fun creative journey.

Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x

Awesome project Jane… so much fabulous detail and texture! Love your inspiration for it too!¬†‚ô°

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We will be back later with our last post for today…
Veerle Moreels will be sharing a stunning project featuring our NEW stamps.

Thanks so much for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!
If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE.

Mark & Helen xx

Always Be Unique

Hi! We are excited to share some brand new inspiration from Pauline Butcher featuring our fabulous ‘Face it’ stamps…

Last Sunday I hosted a Workshop in Warwick, we played with some Visible Image MDF Monoliths, and I’ve used one of the techniques, that I introduced to a fabulous group of Crafters.

I stamped and heat embossed the gorgeous face onto some heat resistant acetate, using black embossing powder, fussy cut all the facial features, then added them to the monolith using glue gel. I stamped and heat embossed the tree, leaves and the sentiment, straight onto the Monolith.

The stamps I’ve used on the front of the Monolith are…

Face it!

the tree and leaves from Create it!

and the sentiment from Own it!

and of course the Monolith itself…

MDF Monolith


And the stamp set used on the back of the Monolith is the superb Alphabetical set

a real must have set, to be able to write whatever you want to!

I stamped all the letters I needed onto a separate piece of card, then stamped the squares and circles.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Such a stunning¬†piece of home decor! Love it…¬†thank you¬†Pauline ‚ô°

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Don‚Äôt forget to enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‚ÄėShow & Tell‚Äô challenge, or play along with our DIMENSION themed challenge‚Ķ both have great prizes up for grabs over in our¬†Facebook group!

We still have lots more to come on the blog this week… so we hope you will visit again soon, or find us on your favourite social media platform.

Mark & Helen xx


Dimension Challenge Inspiration

Hello there! Thank you for visiting today.

The theme for the June challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group is DIMENSION…

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Here’s Veerle Moreels with some beautiful inspiration for this theme…

Does it surprise you that I LOVE this challenge ^.^

So I don’t have to hurt my brain to much to go and create for this challenge. In fact I can already share an “older” project that you might not have seen earlier. That is if you didn’t read last month’s Craft Stamper as it’s been published in it. Some of my Visible Image teamies and I went and had some fun with the Visible Image monoliths…

I loved making this structured base…

And I kicked the roughness back by using soft elements such as the beautiful closed eyes of the¬†‘Face it¬†‘ stamps and the fragile words from the ‘Life can be Tough’¬†sentiment stamp

Products used:

Face it

Life can be Tough

MDF Monolith

Stunning project thank you Veerle ♡

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Hope you will join in with this month’s challenge! We will be back with more fantastic inspiration a little later!

Mark & Helen xx

Time To Make Some Changes

Hello there! We have lots of inspiration to share with you over the next few days.. so many amazing things have been created!

It’s been such a busy week here, preparing for next week’s Create and Craft TV show, so apologies for not blogging for a few days.

It’s Helen here today sharing a project I created with some of our NEW stamps! I had so much fun making this and cannot wait to have some more free time to get inky!

I decided to use one of our brilliant MDF Monoliths, so started by cutting a piece of card to size, then created my background using brushos

I selected similar colour distress inks and began building up my background, randomly stamping the brilliant numbers stamp from the ‘Somewhere in Time’ set

Using some of my left over brusho background, I stamped some of the words from the same set and matted onto black card

Before stamping and embossing the awesome ‘inky bowler hat man’ from the ‘Ahead of our Time’ set, I added some stamped cogs for extra detail

The birds were designed to perfectly fly out of his hat so I just had to add them too!

I had painted the sides and base of my monolith with orange dylusions paint, and once dry I stuck my card down, ensuring the tabs were kept clear

I adhered the words using foam pads for dimension, and splattered some black paint to finish it off

I also added a few last splashes of brushos to the base to give it an aged look to tie in with my project

I am really pleased with how it turned out…

Hope you like it too!

Helen xx

Items used:

Somewhere in Time

Ahead of our Time

MDF Monolith

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.. we’ll be back later with some inspiration for our NEW June Facebook group challenge from Teresa!

Mark & Helen xx

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

Visible Image Dare To Swim jellyfish COL stamp set.jpg



Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

Pop back soon for more fabulous inspiration from our amazing team.

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.


 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..

Visible Image MDF Monoliths - Freestanding MDF plaques
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Absolutely stunning Corrie ‚ô° Thank you! The greens against that copper is just.. wow!

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

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx


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…


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 :
Scratch the surface

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…

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!¬†

4pm UK time AND…..


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 ‚ô°

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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Have a great evening!

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 Light, plus the fabulous Rays of Light, and the Shine Bright set, you see the theme, lol !
And of course don’t forget the fabulous MDF, which come in a pack of 5……¬†Monoliths.

Visible Image - Glimmer of Light - Pauline Butcher 1

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.

Visible Image - Glimmer of Light - Pauline Butcher 2

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 Р4pm, 
please email me for details,
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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