Getting Sentimental

Hello there! Thank  you so much for visiting our blog today.

Elina Strömberg is here with some gorgeous inspiration for this month’s Facebook group challenge which is all about words…

Hi,


Today I’m sharing with you two cards I made using two lovely quote stamps by Visible Image:





I wanted the quote to be the main focus of the card, so I kept the other embellishments to minimum.

For the background I used soft pink liquid watercolor that I applied in several layers, drying each layer with my heat gun before applying the next layer of water and/or colour.


Once the background was ready I stamped the quote. The ‘Smile Sparkle Shine’ text I created some highlights with an embossing pen, added gold embossing powder, and heat set the powder with my heat gun.



Usually I decorate the watercoloured background with some pattern stamping, but this time I wanted to add more golden shimmer. I sprinkled a bit of the same embossing powder around the stamped quote, and heat set the powder by heating it from underneath. Blowing it from top would have blown the powder away as it was loose on the paper.



The only decoration element was a simple die-cut frame I covered with embroidery yarn. Wrapping the yarn around the paper frame took a while, but I just love the end result! Once the entire frame was covered I glued the frame on the card front.



These cards were really simple and fun to make. Hope they inspire you, too!


For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:



 Wishing you a nice week. Thanks for stopping by!


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These are so fabulous Elina!
Loving your background, and the gold looks gorgeous against the delicate pink ♡ Thank you!

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Teresa will be here a little later with another gorgeous card ♡


Mark & Helen xx

Smile Sparkle Shine – Winter Mannequin

Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.

We will pass you straight over to Teresa who has a very warm welcome for you…


Welcome back to a new year of Visible Image inspiration!! I can’t wait to share new stamps and projects with you all – 2016 is going to be full of exciting new designs and products. Today I am sharing a mixed media piece that I made for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine



Visible Image stamps - Mannequin - Mixed Media - Teresa Morgan


I used a paper mache torso mounted on a wooden spool and coaster for the base. A couple of coats of gesso prepared them for decorating. I used DecoArt modelling paste and a burlap stencil to add texture to areas of the torso. DecoArt Crackle paint and antiquing cream was applied to the stand.

I used the Universal set of stamps to add pattern to the torso, embossing with WOW embossing powder in white, pink and silver. Blue mica spray added extra colour.



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The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto tissue paper before being glued in place with Mod Podge. I added silver Stickles and blue gilding wax for extra sparkle and shine. Some pretty floral trim adds the final decorative touch.



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Stamps Used:

Universal Set

Smile Sparkle Shine


All the links you need:

Visible Image Website  – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog homepage – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information


I’ll be back with more inspiration next Thursday!
Teresa 



Isn’t this stunning! Love the wintery feel and all that gorgeous texture.. that silver is fabulous against the white…It would look amazing on your dressing table ♡

Thank you Teresa xx



We will be back tomorrow with fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher!

Our NEW DT members are eagerly awaiting their first packages of stamps and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful things they create ♡  And just wait until you see our first new stamps release of 2016.. !!! We won’t keep you waiting too long.

Hope to see you back here tomorrow, and hope you’ll leave Teresa a comment.

Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle in Pink – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog 🙂

We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!

Over to Kim…

Hi my fellow Crafters

This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!


Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …



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You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.

Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.

 


I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone.  I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.

 


I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.

In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.



Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.



So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.

Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.

Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.


 

Here is what it looks like after that last stage.

 


On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.

 

The stamps used for this one…

 

Colours of the Wind

 

 

This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong stamp going to this very important cause…




But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…

 


Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!

 

Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.

 

Love
KIM 
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Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx


And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.



You can buy your STAY STRONG stamp HERE!



We will be back tomorrow with some more gorgeous PINK inspiration from Teresa Morgan.


Have yourself a relaxing evening!

Mark & Helen xx


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Sparkly Lips Canvas – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Sorry we missed yesterday’s post but it was a crazy busy day! We didn’t manage to get everything finished as planned, so today will now be our last day in work before we wind down and get into ‘Wedding mode’ !!! Getting very excited now… just 6 days to go before the big day ♥ ♥ ♥

So here on the blog today we have triple inspiration for you from Pauline, Susanne and Doreen.

First up, here’s Pauline with her latest Visible Image stamps project…

Hi there,

 It’s me, back again, spreading some Visible Image love, superb deeply etched photo-polymer uniquely designed Stamps, which I love to use, can you tell.. lol !!!


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The very unique stamps I’ve used for this project are……
The lips from Bite meSmile, Sparkle, ShineRipped FishnetInk Splats, and the straight stamp from Edgy.
 
This week, just for a change, I’ve used a 5″ x 7″ canvas, which I primed with 2 coats of white Gesso. Whilst that was drying, I stamped my main images, the lips and the sentiment, onto some heat resistant acetate, using versamark, and heat embossed them with some pink sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut.
 

Right, back to the canvas, I added some grunge paste through a stencil, and dried with my heat tool.

I spritzed it all with water, and sprinkled Brusho paints onto it, spritzed with water again, and then let it all drip down. I also mixed some red Brusho with water, and let that drip down too.

Using some gold paint on the Ripped Fishnet and Edgy stamps, I stamped randomly over the canvas. I found an old jar of white ink in one of my drawers, which had gone very thick, but it was perfect for the white drips and circles !!! I edged the canvas with gilding flake, then glued the lips and sentiment into place, and lastly added Stickles for more sparkle.



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Join us in the Facebook Visible Image Group, lots of inspiration and banter HERE.
 
Helen and Mark (the awesome couple behind the Visible Image Stamp Company), are getting married next Friday 7th August, I am sure you will join me in wishing them an extremely happy Wedding Day, and long, loving and prosperous years of wedded bliss.
 
See you soon,
 

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


WOWZA! What a bold, colourful, awesome canvas! We LOVE it! Have you got your hands on our amazing lips stamp yet?! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blog.

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful words Pauline… we are so excited that you will be sharing our special day with us ♥



We will be back soon with Susanne’s latest project… she’ll be taking you to Wonderland 🙂

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen

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Smile Sparkle and Shine – Visible Image stamps

Hi there! As promised we are back with a fantastic tutorial from Kim Johnny who’s created a gorgeous canvas with our Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment this week…


Every Day needs to have some sparkle and shine 🙂

Today I am sharing the small canvas I made for my Visible Image Inspiration day! I hope you like it.

I am fortunate to have this fabulous stamp, “Smile Sparkle, Shine” to play with, thank you so much Helen & Mark! The stamp is a wonderful size and is so smooth, it makes stamping and embossing a dream!

My canvas is 5 inches by 7 inches, so you can see the stamp is a perfect size for it!



Smile Sparkle Shine - Canvas - Kim Johnny


I think my love for modelling paste and crackle paste shines through in this piece! The base flowers are made from an ARTplorations stencil, Bloom Factory applied with DecoArt modelling paste.



I got carried away with the next layers of DecoArt acrylics and crackle and did not do step by steps, sorry 🙂 !



The sentiment is stamped with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed in Recollections Copper. Love the shine it has! This embossing powder works really well with strong shapes.




I made the flowers and spritzed them with Distress Spray Stain, Antiqued Bronze. The diecuts are assorted Sizzix, Tonic Studios and Tim Holtz.



This photo shows all the DecoArt supplies used 🙂



Have a wonderful day! I hope you can make time this week to play and share in the Visible Image Facebook Group, love to see you there!


And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!   You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE



~hugs~
 
~kim 



Such a summery canvas… gorgeous work from Kim J 🙂 

Susanne Rose will be here next, with an awesome mixed media tag!

Back soon 🙂



Mark & Helen xx

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Art Journal Page – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope you had a great weekend and Monday has been gentle with you!

The rain is pouring here in South Wales today, but we are here to brighten up the day with some amazing inspiration from our wonderful team 🙂

First up it’s Susanne Rose who’s created a fabulous Art Journal page…



I love the new stamps of the Visible Image June Release. They are super modern and perfect for my passion: mixed media and art journaling!


Here you can see one page in my art journal:



Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Susanne Rose


I used the Marabu mixed media spray inks for the background layer. I really like them, ’cause they are waterproof and I can work on top with my Neocolor II pastels or other watersolubal colors. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set from Visible Image to create more interest on the background.



Smile Sparkle Shine! This is one of the new awesome sentiment stamps from Visible Image. I stamped it onto tissue paper with jet black Archival Ink and embossed it immediately with clear embossing powder. The black will be much more saturated with the embossing on top. The sentiment was adhered with gel medium.


 


The hearts are cut out of a gelli printed deli paper. I use it to wipe of my brayer during a gelli printing session. I lay the deli paper on top of a stenicl and wipe the brayer off.  So I get nice and interesting texturse plus a clean brayer. Deli paper is perfect for collage. It’s thin but not as delicate as tissue paper. I adhere it with Gel Medium.



I also used some of the Ink Splats background stamps from Visible Image on top of the woman’s face.


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Stamps from Visible Image:
Revolution
Ink Splats
Smile Sparkle Shine



Isn’t this amazing! Awesome drawing by Susanne and such a cool and funky background… LOVE it! <3

You’ll find more of Susanne’s brilliant work over on her blog.

We’ll be back shortly with more fabulous Design Team inspiration 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Live Life and Sparkle – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 It’s a gorgeous sunny warm day here in South Wales.. doesn’t the sunshine make you feel awesome!

We’ve never been busier here, which is fantastic.. so happy that you are loving our NEW stamps! Lots more overseas stockists too which is brilliant! We think it’s definitely time to find ourselves an apprentice stamp maker!!! Mark really needs some sleep 😉

Right… On to today’s gorgeous inspiration! Here’s Suze…



Hello & welcome to my weekly post for Visible Image

Today I have some more creations made with their AWESOME NEW STAMP RELEASES

 

For today I’m using two sentiments of the same design ….. Chunky and bold (A bity like myself haha!)   I love the design of these and I love the positivity they emit 🙂


The first creation is a sparkly card perfect for this sentiment..

 

 

Visible Image Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamp


For the inks, I used Hero Arts neons, orange and purple with lots of glittery fairy dust and lots of bling.

 

For the border I used the grungy ink splat from..

Edgy

 

Visible Image Edgy background stamps



Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Sue Joseph


This view maybe shows the bling a little bit more!





For this hanging heart I used..



Life is for Livin
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Visible Image Life Is For Living sentiment stamp


and the awesomest..


Flower INKognito

Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp



I painted the MDF heart in Cosmic shimmer matt chalk paint and then inked in Ranger archival ink Sepia 🙂 I love it, not too fussy!



Visible Image stamps - Life is for living - Sue Joseph



I hope you like them both and I hope it may inspire you to enter our monthly Show and Tell Challenge where you have the chance to win some fantastic stamps!

 

You can check into our BLOG Homepage or Facebook Group for news and chat and to share your Visible Image creations 🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you next week

 

Much Love
 
Suze

 



Two awesome projects from Suze! Loving the colours on the Smile Sparkle Shine card <3 And the natural looking MDF heart is gorgeous!


If you haven’t got that flower yet you really must! Check out all the fabulous projects created with it HERE!


You will find more of Sue’s awesome work over on her blog.


We will be back tomorrow with some fabulous inspiration from Kim Robertson 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your day.. hope the sun is shining where you are!

Mark & Helen xx

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