Live In The Moment Debut – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Susanne Rose is here to inspire you today, with a stunning project created with one of our BRAND NEW stamp sets due for release in February!

Over to Susanne…



Hi everyone. I am very proud to show you one of the brand new stamp designs from Visible Image that will be released in Febuary. I used the awesome dragonfly from the “Live in the Moment” set.

To add some dimension to the card I layered different labels on top of each other.

Scroll down to see some step by step photos.


Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Dragonfly stamp - Susanne Rose


I started by inking the lables with Distress Ink Black Soot and stamped the dragonfly into the center.



To separate the sentiment, I always masked the part I don’t want to stamp with washi tape. I inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped.



I add color with pearlescent watercolors and distressed the edges of all the layers.


I stamped the script stamp from the Revolution set partially into the background to add more interesst. For some more sparkle I used the Retro Dots Background, stamped it with VersaMark ink and added gold metallic PanPastels.



I use 3d foam pads to build the layers and adhered everything onto a white card base.




I hope you like my card. I’m totally excited about this awesome stamp set. Love it!


xx Susanne


Stamps from Visible Image:
Live in the Moment (coming soon!)
Revolution Set
Retro Dots Background


If you would like to read Susanne’s post in German, head over to her blog 🙂


WOW! Isn’t this just amazing! One of those projects you can’t stop looking at, so much fabulous detail to be seen!

Thank you so much Susanne, stunning project for the debut of our ‘Live In The Moment’ set ♡ ♡ ♡


It is such an exciting time seeing all the amazing Design Team projects coming in! Something quite special about seeing the very first things created with our new stamps ♡


We will be launching this stunning set and more on our Create and Craft TV show… Sunday February 14th @ 11am…
 sharing the Visible Image love on Valentine’s Day! ♡  ♡  ♡



Hope you will pop back later today when we will be sharing some sneak peeks from our VISOMETRY range! Geometrics get funky 🙂


Have a fantastic day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Double Vision @ Visible Image

It’s Fridayyyyy! And it’s fabulous which means Pauline is here which some colourful inspiration to lead us into the weekend…


Hi Crafters,
 
This is my first Blog of 2016, so Happy New Year, and I hope the forthcoming year brings you happiness and smiles.
 
This week I wanted to share an 8″ x 8″ card I made for the Visible Image TV show on Create and Craft in December, using some of their awesome stamps.



Visible Image stamps - inky eye stamp - flower - Pauline Butcher


The stamps I used on this project are… Vision INKognito set and Flower INKognito Set.
 
The background was created using Brusho’s, the sprinkle and spritz method, onto some white 7.5″ x 7.5″ card, whilst it is still wet, place a harlequin design stencil on top and dry through it with kitchen roll, remove the stencil, and leave the card to dry naturally.



Visible Image stamps - inky eye stamp - flower - Pauline Butcher 2
 


The eye needs to be stamped twice, onto heatproof acetate using Versamark, and heat emboss it using Black embossing powder, then fussy cut them both out. Turn one eye over thus making a pair.

On the reverse side of the eyes, (remembering that one will have the embossing on the front, and one the embossing on the back) 
colour the iris with alcohol pens, then paint over the eyes with white gesso, ( you might need to do 2 coats) so when you turn them over to the front, you have a coloured  iris, and whites of the eyes.

Pop these to one side, whilst you complete the background.
 
Right, on your now dry background card, place the eyes in a position you’re happy with, but don’t glue them yet, you can gauge how much card you have left to decorate, remove the eyes, using the INKognito flower head, stamp the bottom half of the card using ‘Mustard seed’ Distress ink, then stamp over again with ‘Ripe Persimmon’, giving a sort of 3D look.
 Using the longest bit of the flower stamp splats, stamp around the top of the card using ‘Salty Ocean’.
 
Now attach your eyes, using glue, you can see where to stamp your sentiment, and using Versamark, and heat emboss with White Embossing powder.
 Now the eyebrows, (which is the Inkognito Flower Stem), stamp using ‘Mustard Seed’, then stamp again using ‘Salty Ocean’.
 To finish off, add some white pen as the light source in the eye, use some Black Stickles around the eye, and yellow Stickles in the middle of the flowers for that bit of bling.
 



Have a look at the January Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, and get your entry in, for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, and there’s some really awesome new designs coming out very soon.
 


The next Visible Image Create & Craft TV appearance, is scheduled for Saturday February 6th, at 11am,
 Mr. Visible Image (Mark) and myself will be demoing some fantastic new stamp designs and… something else !!!
 


If you keep your eye on the Visible Image Facebook group HERE, you may well get some sneak peeks at some point……just saying !!!!
 


Thanks for visiting, and sorry about the rambling, lol,


Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx



Wowza! What an awesome project!  Thank you Pauline for your brilliant step by step too.

We hope you will have a go a creating yourself a pair of Visible Image eyes.. and make sure you show us over in our Facebook group!!!


We will be back tomorrow with some super Saturday inspiration from Susanne Rose.

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Best Days @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for visiting us here today!

We have an amazing tutorial from Kim Robertson to share with you with some fantastic techniques. Hope you’ll have a go!  

Here’s our mega talented Kim…


Hi Folks

As promised here is the step by step for my recent pink card that was done in aid of The Big Pink week for Breast Cancer awareness.

To remind you of my Pink card here it is…



2015-10-16 Visible Image stamps - Big Pink Blog Hop - Best Days - Kim Robertson



And here is the full step by step…




To start I took a rectangle piece of white card and used some picked raspberry and spun sugar distress inks to blend it all out to this fade in the above picture. I then used raisin adirondack ink and the script stamp from The Revolution set and stamped off the page in a random pattern, but leaving the top right and bottom left corner fairly clear.




Next I tore the paper toward me on those two corners that I left blank to expose the inside core. I used some of that raisin ink to rub those edges and also some Walnut stain Distress ink to darken them a little further. Set aside to dry.



I took a larger piece of white Card and glued the pink hessian I had in my stash to it to the left hand side.



I added foam to my first piece and added it to the second with some wet glue to stick on the Hessian really well.



Then I gave it a black mat to sit on which instantly makes the darker ink stand out.



I used some dripped glue with some Frantage embossing powders and glitter to add some interest to the the top right of the card as I knew I was going to attach something above this.



I stamped this lovely sentiment out and tore the edges inking the same way as the last piece with raisin and a little Walnut stain. Raising it up on to foam and adding it on a jaunty angle to the card front.



Next I took a plain white resin piece, which was a side on butterfly or moth one or the other and added some pink to it with a Promarker and the added glued and cover in glitters. This I glued above the embossing we did and to the to right of the sentiment.



Here is a close up




All that was left from here was to add a little breast cancer symbol in ribbon topped with a pearl and I tied a bow using some of the hessian taken from the edges of another piece and added a sparkler to the knot and Voila… complete.



2015-10-16 Visible Image stamps - Big Pink Blog Hop - Best Days - Kim Robertson


Here is the finished item again



The stamps I used were…




I hope you enjoyed this one and you can see what you can do with just a couple of fabulous stamps, and some hessian and glitter too.

Thanks for stopping by as always.
 
Lots of love
 
Kim 
XXXX 



What an awesome card and a brilliant tutorial.. thank you so much Kim!  xxx

We hope you will pop back over the weekend to see the latest projects from Susanne and Kim J.

Have a lovely evening and a fantastic weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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Vintage & Masculine @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you so much for visiting our blog today! We have so much awesome inspiration for you today, as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects.

Next up is Kim Robertson with a brilliant tutorial for an amazing masculine card with a fantastic vintage feel…


Hi Everyone

Nice to see you all. Huge thank you ‘s to all that entered our Big Pink event for Breast Cancer awareness and a welcome to any new visitors as well as huge hugs to all my lovely ladies that are always here.

As of next week my Visible Image day will be moving to Tuesdays, so it will be Visible Image Wednesday no more and Visible Image Tuesdays instead!

Here is today’s card .. You know how I like to add some masculine themes in from time to time as I genuinely enjoy doing them, so today’s card is just that using some wonderful stamps as always from Mark and Helen.



2015-10-30 Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Feather stamp - Vintage Masculine card - Kim Robertson 4


Do you like my little scroll haha..



So with out further chatter here is how I put this one together.




I started by stamping the Reason to Smile stamp out twice on ‘off white’ card with Black archival ink. Leaving a gap on the other side of the card.



I ripped toward me on the right hand side only and created an exposed edge to the paper.



I inked the edges of the whole piece first with Tea dye and then with Vintage Photo, I then used the same Vintage Photo and stamped the script from the Revolution set over the entire background.



I gave the edge another layer of ink on the raw edge only and used a piece of ribbon like a measure down the centre Vertically.



I added all this to black card, and matted that onto off white card before setting this part aside to work on the little scroll.




So I took a length of the same off white card and stamped the Reason to Smile with Vintage Photo onto it once. I used scissors to ruff the edges and create some ripped raw pieces and inked them all wit the same combo of inks as before. I rolled the top of the scroll back work and the bottom forward around a pokey tool, and then I took two new little eyeshadow applicators and ripped off the end sponges, I added some Treasure gold to the ends and glued them inside the rolled up sections, I created a little mat with the same off white and black card



 Here is the side view




Here is an image of the writing as I went back and using a trusty white gel pen I added it to highlight and make the writing pop forward.



Next I stamped out the feather from the gorgeous Angels Are Near set using perfect medium, and embossed it in gold shiny embossing powder. I fussy cut the feather out and added ink around the edges, I also added some treasure gold and buffed to a bright shine too.



Using glossy accents I added some largish blobs of glue all around the edges and using that clear glass glitter added plenty for a huge sparkle.



Back to the base section I wrapped lots of hemp string around the card vertically and secured at the back with tape and then gave the card another mat and layer of black and off white to complete the base.



2015-10-30 Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Feather stamp - Vintage Masculine card - Kim Robertson 2

I added the feather to the left over the writing and mounted the scroll on foam and added that also to the base.



2015-10-30 Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Feather stamp - Vintage Masculine card - Kim Robertson


I tied a bow with the same ribbon and added that to the bottom right over the string and covered the knot with a sparkler which looks like concrete. I finished off with old watch parts I had laying around and a key also.


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So this is the finished card, What do you think?



The sets I used on this one are…





So this was Wednesday’s masculine inspired card, I love these rich Vintage browns and especially teamed with the blues in the range of distress too, such as Salty Ocean but for today I kept it tonal and in the brown family, and gave it rawness with the rips and gorgeousness with glitter too, see even men can have glitter haha!

Have a great Wednesday my friends.


Lots of love
Kim 
XXXX





WOW! How amazing is this?! Thank you so much Kim for your fantastic step by step tutorial, we’re sure lots of people will be wanting to try making this. Look at all that gorgeous texture and sparkle ❤ ❤ ❤


Make sure you show us what you create with our stamps and you could be in with the chance of winning a £25 coupon! More details about our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge HERE!


Hope you will come and join our Facebook group or LIKE our Facebook PAGE… or both! 🙂


We will be back soon with something ROCK from Pauline Butcher! And if you missed any of our earlier posts you will find them HERE!

And of course you will find all our amazing stamps HERE!

See you later! Have a great Friday 🙂 

Mark & Helen xx




 

Autumn Time – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! We have a fantastic tutorial for you here on the blog today, from one of our very talented demonstrators Kim Robertson, featuring of course some of our stunning stamps!

Over to Kim…

Hi folks

I have been creating with the Autumn/fall feel therefore I used colours appropriate to this time of year, before I start getting all ‘pink’ for raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care, which is so important to all of us in many different ways. So today I used the wonderful Winter Tree which I had been coveting for so very long, and finally Helen treated me to it after the Ally Pally show! Along with some other wonderful goodies including this fabulous sentiment entitled  “What Really Matters”and the Colours Of The Wind set.



So here is today’s card…



2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree - What Really Matters - Kim Robertson


I was really pleased with how this one came out as I simply love these colours, so warm and vibrant.



If you would like to learn how I put this one together then please read on…

I started by  inking my Winter Tree stamp with Versafine archival ink in Sepia, and used just the branches to adding some low hanging broken branches across the top and upper sides of the card. I also stamped the whole tree to the bottom left in the same ink.



Time1


I used a template of a circle here to rub a little scattered straw Distress Ink off the circle to give a yellow glow

 


Time2


I stamped out the sentiment also in versafine but black onyx this time.



I used a light grey promarker to give a slight shadow to the tree and make it look like it is more 3D from the page.



Starting to use more of that same Scattered Straw distress ink, I rubbed a little around the edges of the age allowing a couple of spots where the ink streaks further onto the page.



I used a range of warm tones to further enhance the edges and drag some colour into the picture too, I used next Wild Honey and then Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo, still using just the same piece of cut and dry foam as we did at the show, those of you who took my little make and takes will know, or if your an inker like me.



I also added some gold sakura stardust and metallic pens to highlight the tree, you can also paint with them if you used a wet brush, so I added a light wash of warm goldy mica sparkle in paces too, which is very hard to pick up on camera of course.



I further enhanced the tree, the non shadow side, with the metallic pen which you can see the light bouncing off here.



I also added some white gel pen on the very highlighted parts of the tree, and a highlight to the sentiment and the edges of the branches too.



I added a light spritz of water in places to spread out the ink a little with a brush, and give it that water painted feel. And while it was still damp, I brushed on some Blush Perfect pearls mica powder, these have their own binding agents so no need to set, but if you new the card would be handled a lot once you had finished you could spray a fine mist of hairspray into the air and waft the card through it but don’t spray it directly onto the card as it will leave either a wet patch or stain and the paper will have a transparent look to it, spoiling all your hard work.

You can see in the picture above the mica shimmering on the card in random places and it took on the colours of the ink but also had a pinky coral tone to it too which really looked good with these ink tones.



So from here I wanted to add some mat and layers and I used cream gold and a redy Burgundy pearl for the outer edge, to bring out the tones in the perfect pearl.



You can see the tone of the red card better in this one .




And here, you can start to see the ink layers and the mica  but also the shadow and the highlight on the tree.



Lastly I used the small little leaf stamps from the Colours of the Wind set which I love, and used them to create the little mixed leave montage along the bottom of this card.  I used Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo , Fired Brick and Rusty Hinge, and once they were all dry I went back in with some metallic pen washed over with a little water brush and some white highlights in places and grey shadow too, as before.



Here is a close up of the ink layers and how the leaves stand forward proud like they do because of the shadows and highlights etc.



2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree - What Really Matters - Kim Robertson


The finished card again… I truly hope you like this card as much as I do.



So here are the stamp sets used…





I hope you enjoyed this one and will maybe try it for yourself, or create something like it, as this could easily be a picture for the wall, or other art. It doesn’t have to be a card… it could be a tag or a wall plaque too.


Huge crafty hugs to all.


Love
KIM 
XXXX





Isn’t this card just so beautiful, captures Autumn perfectly! Love all those rich colours.

Thank you so much Kim xxx



We will be turning our blog PINK for the rest of this week, leading up to our BIG PINK BLOG HOP on Friday! Raising money for Breast Cancer Care.


Hope you will pop back later to see some fabulous PINK PROJECTS!



Mark & Helen xx







Awesome Tags Tutorial @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for popping over to our blog today. 

Kim Robertson has put together some brilliant step by step tutorials for the amazing tags she created for her ‘Make & Take’ projects at the Ally pally show. We hope you will have a go…

Hello my lovelies

This post shows you how I created the tags for the ‘make and take’ sessions during the recent show at Ally Pally with Visible Image.

I created a Christmas one and a UTEE one! We had a great time, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and went away with a tag they had created themselves, using several different techniques. Many of the ladies and gents had never even touched a stamp or inks before, and were very happily surprised at how special their tags looked, and they were all totally individual!

We were fully booked by around 10.30-11 for the Saturday sessions and just had a few places left on Sunday, but we did tweak the 6 seat table into 7 and 8 sometimes to accommodate where we could through both days, but still had several people asking for spaces throughout the show, so that tells me you were all very interested in the gorgeous stamps and techniques we had used on these tags.

Thank you to those of you that came or wanted to join in, and for all the lovely kind words. I do take those words to heart and appreciate every one taking the time to want to speak with me, and Mark and Helen the dynamic duo…  Haha!  I call them this because Visible Image is Mark and Helen.. no huge team, no one helping, just Mark and Helen! They create, make, hand cut, and package every single stamp by hand.. every single deeply etched amazing stamp made by their own fair hands! Going to the show and seeing the work involved in building the stand, again just the two of them! I am in awe… my hat is firmly off to them, yet the stamps are so amazingly priced, and you can do sooo much with them. I thought I would mention all this for those of you who didn’t know!

Here are the step by steps so you can follow along at your leisure, rather than under the time constraints at the show….

The first one is the autumnal tag…



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - UTEE - Be Brave -Stay Strong - Leaf - Kim Robertson


It was to show the layering of the background and how you can create them but also stamping in to Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).




So to start I took the script stamp that was from the Revolution set of stamps which is still one of my favourite sets. I used it with black archival ink which is oil based so we will need to waft a little heat over it to set it so we don’t smudge it. I was stamping off the page onto paper.

Then rub over with an anti static pad this helps it to dry even further and stops the embossing powder sticking to the archival ink just done. Clean your stamp from using the archival with a wipe and using embossing ink, versamark or perfect medium etc stamp the same script or whatever you would like on the opposite side of the tag or where you would like it, we are avoiding the centre as we will be adding the utee to the centre. Add your embossing powder, I used clear as the tag here is white but you can use white if your tag is buff coloured etc. Heat set.




Next I chose a couple of colours of ink and I colour it corner corner side so what I mean by that is two corners and the opposite side will be one colour and the corners and the opposite side will be the other colour.

Once you have the first layer of ink on the tag (don’t expect  to much at this stage) go back and add a second layer of the same colour to deeply saturate the paper so it should look like the above at this stage.



Next I took my Autumn leaf  from the Colours of the Wind set with Rusty Hinge DI, and added that on the bottom right corner tone on tone, sticking to that theme I added a few more little leaves in the orange with orange and in the blue with the Blue.


To pull the eye more into the centre I added a darker in around the edges at this stage. I didn’t do this bit at the show just purely as we were in a real tight time crunch as the utee part is the longest section of the make and take. Lastly here I sprayed some water into my hand and flicked it onto the tag, I Left it until the ink starts to dissolve (it looks like a ring starts to appear around the edge) once it does that blot off the water with a paper towel, blot don’t rub. I used the dark ink also to stamp a swirl across the hole in the tag and a coupe of other places as another little layer on the backing.


You can see it here.



The Backing is now finished.


You can waft a heat gun over it to dry it but I just put it to one side now to dry while I do the utee section.




This is what we are looking to achieve next.


To keep this a little shorter I will explain how to in easy steps.

  1. Choose sentiment
  2. Cover that stamp in versamark/perfect medium and set aside ready.
  3. Take a small piece of card and add some Versamark/perfect medium straight to the card you can also use tombow glue if you prefer lots of bubbles. (make sure you have enough for your sentiment to fit it)
  4. Tip on UTEE , pour off excess onto paper and tip it back into the pot now before you switch on your heat gun. (pour off don’t tap, we want to build thick layers.
  5. Heat this from BELOW. Once it starts to melt you can heat above but if you do it at this stage you will blow it all over the table, house, furniture, cat, dog  you get the drift haha…
  6. Next if you take a long time putting the gun down and slurping ya tea etc and the utee cools right down you can add more versamark (don’t do it while its molten folks or bye bye versamark) and the next layer of UTEE, if you are quick and you have heated the UTEE and it is still boiling hot tip on more UTEE as it will stick to itself. Melt again.
  7.  Repeat the last stage a third time (three layers of utee).
  8. Have your stamp ready next to you and as soon as your 3rd layer of UTEE is molten and still wet add your stamp into it , push hard but don’t skid it, so straight down onto the utee. once it is set into the utee take your hands off and sit back for a second. Leave it alone to cool slightly. Don’t go make the tea or walk the cat, we don’t want it cold, we just need it to cool off a bit… A. you don’t want to burn yourself and B. you need it to keep its shape when we remove the stamp.
  9. Ok its been a while so pick up the stamp block and pull the card away from it.
VOILA…. You did it…. Marvel at your cleverness… Hehe!


Rip the edges all around , crack the utee ( trust me it looks good. ) then rub a dark ink into the edges that are exposed, I favour walnut stain or vintage photo but if you use blues or your tag is really dark colours consider black, it looks fab.


OK add foam to the back and add it to your tag. choose some nice ribbon for the top and add some bling or a button to cover the knot if you choose or leave it rustic. I also Matted and layered my tag twice using card from my stash to make it nice and thick to last the rigours of the show.


2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - UTEE - Be Brave -Stay Strong - Kim Robertson



The sets I used on this one were ‘Revolution’, and ‘Colours of the Wind’. And the sentiment is ‘Stay Strong’ which I love. I will show all the sets at the end of the post.





Next is our Christmas tag…. 



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Tag - Merry Little Christmas - Kim Robertson


So those of you who were at the show saw the sparkle on this tag. It is not showing up on the camera as well, but people were constantly commenting on this sparkle! If I was in the glitter trade I could have sold a fortune lol, but it wasn’t about that, it was showing these stamps off, and how they stand up to all I put them through hehe.


So lets gets started..



I used a slight off white card so for this stage I embossed some snowflakes in clear, If your card is buff coloured like Manila tags then you can emboss in white if you prefer or keep it buff its entirely your choice.

So ink your snowflake with Versamark/Perfect medium and stamp off the edge of the tag, tip on your choice of embossing powder and heat set.



Choose two colours of ink , I used here seedless preserves and peeled paint but it kinda looks like dusty Concorde in this light for pictures. You can use any colours you like together, and at the show it was fantastic the colour schemes and different tags people were creating. I was soooo proud of everyone as they achieved what they thought they couldn’t do…. yeahhhh!!

So again, I colour corner corner side, I like how it comes out and it always works, I use the analogy of how flowers grow, they always seem to be off numbers and look better if you plant them the same in 3’s or 5’s etc.

First layer of ink we are trying to get wet into dry so it will never look really cool with just one layer of ink but this is what it looks like with one (above) it will be patchy and may have some lines etc, do not worry about it just move on.



Next we add a second layer of the same inks, it will start to look much more saturated and more like the real colours and much more blended. Once this is done we will use the same snowflake tone on tone so green on green purple on purple or whatever colours you choose. I added just a few on edges here and there like branches almost as I knew I needed room on the left for my tree and sentiment.

I also spritzed some water in my fingers and flicked it at the tag waiting til it started to dissolve the ink as it is water based (its gets a ring around the edge as it starts to lift) take a piece of kitchen towel or a cloth and dab the water off, dab not rub. You will be left with patches of missing ink which gives us more texture to the background.

If you were doing a water scene you could used these dots and turn them very simply into bubbles as I have done many times before on the blog but I will do again this week to show what I mean.



So this tag I made at home was very much bigger than the ones we used at the show again with time constraints of a ‘make and take’ we had to downsize a little but here I took my tree as I showed on the blog last week used two or three greens (use the colours you want on your tag) and I stamp out three slightly overlapping, then I go on the next layer and overlap and layer them til I have a larger tree, which looks like above.




You can see lots of little white dots on my tree in a zig zag pattern like a pearl string, that is achieved with a white pen making dots so this was next.



Now if you look at the tree, I went back and added gold baubles which are just using a gold gel pen and drawing three circles slightly smaller in size randomly all over the tree, I know we are covering this in glitter so you think it will not show, but it all adds to how it looks at the end, without this step the tree can look flat.



I also added some white around the edge some of the snowflakes in the purple to pull it forward.



Next just above my tree I stamped in Versamark/Perfect Medium and embossed in gold the sentiment that goes with the little tree set, it says ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’.


I took a quickie glue pen and dotted it all over the tree randomly, then tipped on some iridescent glitter. Once this was done I took some glue, any that is thicker than the quickie glue that dries clear, and laid down much bigger blobs of glue randomly all over the tree and tied on Glass Glitter. Now glass gitter is the most sparkly shiny glitter ever, but you do have to be careful as it will cut you after all it is glass shards. But, treat it with respect and you can do some amazing things with it. So tip on your glass glitter and tip off the excess, admire the sparkle as it will be reflecting all the iridescent glitter underneath and all the work you have put in to building up to this bit.




I was testing out which bow I wanted at the top of the tag here but I ended up matting and layering this one to make it nice and sturdy for the show, and then going back in with the ribbon at the top and the bow and then I found a nice button which I added too.



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Tag - Merry Little Christmas - Kim Robertson


Which you can now see all finished on this tag. You can’t see half the sparkle this tag has here as the folks who saw it in person with be able to tell you!


So that was the two finished ‘make and takes’ from the Alexandra Palace craft show this weekend, September 2015.


These are the stamp sets I used on these two tags…







Visible Image Stay Strong sentiment stamp







You can either use these stamps, which are all linked directly to the stamps in the Visible Image shop, or browse through the stamps until you find something you would like to use on your tags. It isn’t about using the same, it is making tags individual to you and who you would like to give it to. The Christmas one can be added to a tree for example and themed to match.

I hope you enjoyed the process of making these tags and would like to give it a go, I was astounded at the quality and clever pieces made at the show as we were limited on time of course being ‘make and takes’ not workshops, but everyone managed to do brilliantly. I really enjoyed meeting you all, and will treasure all the hugs and your kind words.



Again a huge thank you to all who wanted to book, and I apologise to those who could not book on. But, I will be doing a lot more so keep your eyes out… and do ask your local craft shops to ask for Visible Image demo days if you would like us to do that.


Visible Image has some amazing plans coming up, and over the next year you will hear an awful lot about them and see lots of new goodies. They have already got to the stage where they have their own office and are no longer making the stamps from home, which is an amazing achievement, and soon they will be moving forward with the next phases, I am sooo proud to call them my friends, and to have been with them for so long.

Great things to come folks…..



Thank you to all who attended, a huge thank you to Mark and Helen for asking me to come along and looking after me with all the refreshments during the shows too.


See you all soon


Much Love
Kim 
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We would like to thank Kim once again for her fabulous company at Ally Pally, for inspiring all our customers at the show, and for doing an awesome job of teaching all these brilliant techniques! It was so busy and you coped so well 🙂 Thank you also for spending a huge amount of time on this step by step tutorial for your tags… amazing job! xxx


We will be back later with another tutorial from Kim for this amazing demo she did at Ally Pally…


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Kim Robertson



Hope you will pop back later on 🙂

And don’t forget to use coupon code: allypally20 for 20% OFF all our amazing stamps right now!

Have a great afternoon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Lip Smacking Good Stamps @ Visible Image

Good Evening 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit our blog.

We have a few brilliant tutorials to share with you this evening!

Over to the very fabulous Kim Robertson…



Hello everyone!

Nice to be here with you.


So I was playing with my stamps and I remember the gorgeous lips in the Bite Me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background. Electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery!


So here is the card….



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Grungy Lips - Bite Me - Kim Robertson

 

And of course me being me I added some vampy fangs in there haha..


I really do love backgrounds like this which I created with just a few greys and a black soot blended edging. You can do this with almost any colour tone on tone to make it have the same sort of effect and then just one pop of colour makes the picture really stand out.


So If you like this card just keep watching to see how to do it…




To start I took a piece of white card and used some grey flannel momento ink and stamped with the Bronte script stamp which everyone knows is one of my absolute favourites, no need to cover the centre as we will be covering that up.



Next I used the same grey ink and a piece of cut and dry to bend in the edges a litte along with a little weathered wood and some London fog ink from momento too. I did go back and add a tiny bit of the black much stronger around the very edge as it really make it a stand out. I set this piece aside for now.



On a smaller piece of card in red momento dew drop ink I stamped the lips and using several distress pens and a black pen and a white gel pen I added all the shade and highlights from the lips.. I drew around the edge of the lips in grey to make them stand forward and added some fangs on the edge of teeth.



I took some white glue that dries clear and added some glass glitter with shards of glass very finely cut but so very sparkly just on the lips no where else. I also matted that piece on to a thin black mat of card.




The backing piece was also matted onto black card and I added the words that came with the lips which was simply “Bite Me lol”.  I used back archival ink for that and got a nice dark image.



I gave the whole back piece a mat and layer in black and white with a little foam under to raise the centre up just sightly, then I was ready for the centre to be added to the card with thicker foam.



To finish it all off I simple added the dot to the I with a square gem some tiny hand cuffs that dangle so cute plus a couple of locks and a key and lastly some shiny stones in the corner.



Here are some other images of the now finished card, the time that took the most i used to get the lips shaded perfectly with several different distress ink pens.



I chose this angle so you could see me how the little items help play a part in the role of this card and how embellishments can help really theme a card.



So the stamps from the amazing Visible Image used on this card are shown here…



 

Lots of love for today my friends.
Kim 
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Such a great card.. and thanks for your fantastic tutorial Kim! Love the glossy red lips against the grey.


What could you create with this awesome set? Get your hands on it HERE!


We will be back shortly with another tutorial, from Kim Johnny this time 🙂


Mark & Helen xx


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Dreamy Window – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning 🙂 It’s a dull wet day here in South Wales today… come on summer don’t be shy!

It’s far from dull here on the Visible Image blog though! We have double inspiration for you today from our awesome Design Team members Kim Robertson and Teresa Morgan. First up, with a brilliant tutorial as always, it’s Kim…

Hi Folks

How are you all ?

Today I have another card using the fab Visible Image stamps.

It is something quite different, I wanted to use the amazing Vision Inkognito stamp in this one and this is what popped into my head..


Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson


I started with the broken wall, I stamped the Brick wall background and cut out the left hand piece .



I used some prima inks in varying brick/ reddy and brown shades to create my wall. This fab little stamp repeats so you can create a wall any size.



Once it was done I went over the mortar with a Dusky rose Promarker  I then added some red ink splats with the ink splats set and some red ink later I also used some purple gelly pen to add some more of the splat shapes to the wall



Once dried I stamped in Perfect medium on the wall with the sentiment Where dreams take you in white embossing powder and heat set.



I cut out the wall at this point a note to remember when I was doing the mortar in this wall with my promarker I also decided the way the light would catch the wall and I also added the direction of the 3D aspect to the top and side of the wall.  I added two layers of foam to the back to raise it up away from the eye peeking out from behind it .



I then  stamped out the amazing  Vision INKognito eye and added some blues to the Iris and some feint brown to the white and some white in for the highlights and to catch the tiny lines in the iris also.  This is the colour of my daughters eyes actually almost to a tee.



I added a little more wall to the Right hand side and painted in a window frame to the centre behind the eye.




I used a grey and a pale blue to add into each window pane and just literally drew around the edge of each panel with it. I added my left hand piece of wall raised up on foam so the eye peeped from behind it. I also mounted the whole piece onto a black mat at this stage, I left a gap on the right by the window as I want to add some flowers climbing the wall.



I stamped out my second sentiment and inked the edges I also used some blue flexmarker to add under the words to pull then forward.



I added foam to the back of the sentiment and placed it above the window leaving room on the right for the leaves and flowers to grow up around the window.



I drew in some little wisteria type flowers hanging on the wall before I started adding the leaves and little wire stems twisted into little spring shapes I also added some little stamens which I used upside down to look like little hanging flowers.



I used some pink stickles on the hanging flowers and the inside of the little frosted flowers and on the card in varying places too.



Visible Image stamps - Kim Robertson


So I took this angle shot so you can see which parts were raised and which were flat, lots of dimension, very different too.

Here is the complete picture again.



Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson



I used five really great stamps for this one so here they are…





These are the Moments

They truly are such gorgeous little pieces of art , each and every one of them.


I particularly enjoy this font as it really is right up my ally , from the swirls to the slight grunge in the broken swirls etc, very very cool.  Every single one is very versatile and I can really see them on mens cards too which is unusual for swirly writing as it usually is trly feminine but this seems to straddle the lines of masculine and feminine in a modern feel very very well. Good job guys…

So what are you all working on right now?

Have a great night and I will see you next week.

Hugs to all..

Love KIM
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Thank you Kim for yet another awesome tutorial 🙂 Great to see your ‘vision’ come to life! It’s a fantastic piece of art! Doesn’t our brick wall look so real! You can find more of Kim’s fabulous work over on her blog.


Pop back later to see what Teresa has been up to!

Thanks for visiting us today 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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