Special Moments

Hello! Not long to go now until we close for the Christmas holidays for some much needed rest and lovely family time!

We have some wonderfully magical inspiration here on the blog for you today from Jane Tyrrell…



Today is my last design team inspiration piece for the year for Visible Image. The next time I am back with some Visible Image inspiration will be in January when we will be starting to showcase their totally awesome new stamps!


For today I thought that I would weave a little Christmas magic and share a final post of our wonderful Disneyland Paris trip with Daisy. This is the second art journal “Moment” I made to remember this magical holiday.


For this art journal Moment I chose to capture the memories of the Princess lunch we enjoyed…



We were visited by the gorgeous Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Belle..

           



Daisy was totally entranced and honestly believed we were in the company of the real deal. The princesses were so professional and treated our darling sweetheart like a real princess. They really took the time to talk to her, sign her autograph book, pose for photos and admire the Princess Anna dress she was wearing.



I decided to use the photo of Daisy with Cinderella for my focal for my Moment as think it shows the the pure joy on our little sweetheart’s face. I fussy cut it out as I wanted it to become part of the background



I added some infusions and distress oxide ink to my mixed media card to start to create a magical background. Salty Ocean is a great Cinderella colour, perhaps I might rename mine Cinderella Blue!


I added some gold ink through the Strobes stencil


to create some star bursts



I stamped and gold embossed the clock swirl from the Ahead of our Time stamp set several times




as a reminder of that moment in time with the Princesses.


I also stamped stars from Universal



 to add a little more magic



and also some celebratory bubbles using those from  the Dare to Swim stamp set




The 2 quotes I used were

‘Make a Wish’ from Own it!



and






So here is my finished Moment..





I hope that when Daisy is older she can look back and remember the day she met her real Princesses and remember the Moments I have stored for her in Jane’s Journal. You can see just how versatile Visible Image stamps and stencils are for everything, including art journalling and mixed media work. We made a wish and made memories which  really are,


“special moments that tell our story”


I have finished off  the last of my last Christmas makes. My crackers for Christmas 2017 are ready for the table and I will be back to share them very soon over on my blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave your kind comments, especially at this very busy time of the year. I hope that you have nearly finished all your Christmas preps too.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Loving Daisy’s gorgeous face in these photos Jane… such a fabulously magical page capturing those precious memories! Than you for sharing it  ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome products!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



Thanks for visiting our blog today today!


Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.


Back soon!

Mark & Helen xx



Heart and Soul

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you!

Lanette Erickson is here with her latest project..



Hello All!


Today I am sharing fun yet simple art Journal Page that I created using a couple amazing Visible Image Stamps and a few of my favorite mixed media products.




Products Used: Visible Image Stamps- Free SoulCreate ItOwn Kind of Beautiful & De-stressed. Visible Image Stencil – Geometric Maze. Finnabair Acrylic Paints – Black Berry, Ancient Coin & Red Poppy. Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays- Steampunk Sepia, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Mission Bells Brown. Lindys Magical Shaker- Bratwurst Brown. Art Anthology -Sorbet -Ferrari. Liquitex Black Ink. Golden Fluid White Acrylic Paint, Waterproof Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Red Glitter, Glitter Stars. Misc Thread, Cardstock & Dictionary Page.

 

If you would like to see how I created this page you can see my process over on my YouTube Channel. While your there I hope that you will consider subscribing  🙂

 

 



A couple of  detail photos just fun 🙂


 

Here you can see the dimension in my heart that I created using Art Anthology paint and Visible Image’s Geometric Maze stencil.

 

 

Here’s a better look at my focal point/title that I created using a combination of  Free Soul and Own Kind of Beautiful stamps from Visible Image.

 

 

Lots of splatters and background stamping featuring Visible Image’s De-stressed stamp set.

 

 

A bit of thread and a touch of glitter…

 

 

And a look at all the beautiful cracks created using Visible Image’s Create It stamp set.


Stamps I used:


Free Soul


 




De-stressed




Stencil I Used:


Geometric Maze


 



Thank you so much for stopping by today!


I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




LOVE this page! Your geometric textured heart looks amazing! Thanks Lanette ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



Sharon Traynor will be here on the blog tomorrow with a fabulous card!


Thanks for visiting our blog today, if you have missed any of our recent posts, you will find all the latest inspiration from our super talented team HERE! 


Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Destination Happy

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening!

Heather Mitchell has been creating THE most gorgeous texture..



Hello everyone…

How is everyone doing?  As I write this it’s a ridiculously miserable day,  dark, drizzly, windy and chilly and just the sort of day I want to tuck myself up in a duvet… however, my new make for Visible Image definitely blows away the cobwebs!


As November is ‘Tag Challenge’ time over in the Visible Image Facebook group, for my inspiration this week I’ve chosen a tag I made using the Strobes stencil:




I have to admit, I absolutely adore my finished tag.  The colours are just so vibrant!  It was very easy to create (albeit a bit on the messy side!)





The tag is made from 300gsm watercolour paper, this way I knew it would soak up the colour well.

I’ve used modelling paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry overnight.  I’ve then used various Distress Ink Sprays to drip colour from the middle and pour it down the strobes but I haven’t sprayed the ink, I removed the top and used a pipette to gulp up the ink and then drip.



I wasn’t entirely happy with my tag at this point and felt it needed yet more colour so I dabbed some Distress Oxides on my craft mat, sprayed with water and then dipped the tag in the ink. To add a little sparkle, I’ve added splash of gold spritzing ink, which you can see glowing nicely in the photo above!




The little Origami boat stamps are adorable and I love it in this colour against the hot colours

As the background is so vibrant, I kept the detail simple and used just one of the fabulous Origami boat’s from Destination Unknown set held in place using 3D foam dots over some fibres that I’ve stapled down. There are a few droplets of Liquid Glass on their too which adds a lovely different texture.



The sentiments have been stamped on white card and I’ve distressed the edges using Distress Ink pads before matting them onto black card.  To finish, I’ve threaded some bright pink and red ribbon through the punched hole which echoes the colours perfectly.

And there you go!  This make is a definite keeper… you know, those projects you make that you can’t bear to give away and you just get out to look at lovingly now and again! Hehe!


Right… here’s the ingredients for the tag:


Visible Image Products:


Strobes Stencil:




Destination Unknown stamp set:




Distress Ink Products:
Sprays – Picked Raspberry, Spiced marmalade, Candied Apple,
Oxide Ink Pads – Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral



Other items:
Indigo Blu ‘Luscious Pigment Powder’ in Pink, Docrafts Spritzing Ink in Gold, DecoArt Liquid Glass, Stayzon Ink Pad in Jet Black, Fibre, 3D Foam Dots


Thank you for looking and hope to see you next time!


*waves*

Heather x



Superb tag Heather! LOVE it.. the colours are stunning and that texture is wonderful!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



We will be back later with another stunner from Lisa Taggart!

Mark & Helen xx




Definition of a Sister

Hello! So sorry we have missed a few days posts.. it’s all been a bit crazy with the Black Friday SALE.. website crash (BIG thank you to Patrick for getting it back online quickly!)..  and this weekend we have been moving into our fabulous new premises too! Photos soon!!!

So, we now have lots of inspiration to share this weekend. First up, here’s Sharon Traynor…




Hi there. I’m popping on here today to share a fun tag that I made with my Visible Image stamps.

I don’t usually make tags but when I do, I completely cover the tag with layers of ink. I love all the rich, warm colours on this one.




Here’s how to make it.


Stamp the profile image and words (links to the stamps are below) with clear Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.


TIP: Be sure to choose the smoother side of the water colour paper for stamping. If you choose the bumpy side it is difficult to get a full image.


Wet the watercolour card and pounce distress stains randomly on the card. Whilst drying spritz with some water droplets. Using the Cosmic Skies stencil, brush through it with carved pumpkin (on the yellow parts) and candied apple (on the orange parts) around the face image.


Next brush through the Fibres stencil with rusty hinge distress ink. Then randomly add parts of the Sister Definition words inked up in rusty hinge distress ink, and random bits of the splodgy parts of the face image in candied apple distress ink.


Cut the embossed part of the inked watercolour card into a tag shape and blend vintage photo distress ink around the edges. Add co-coordinating coloured ribbons and 3 co-ordinating heart charms.


On the leftover pieces of inked watercolour card, draw round some stars from the Stars and Stripes stencil and fussy cut them. Add the cut out stars to the tag using varying heights of 3d foam pads. The final touch is to dot gold stickles around the areas of stars.



Stamps & Stencils Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the individual stamps and stencils in the online store):


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/sister-definition/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/cosmic-skies/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/fibres/


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/stars-stripes/



Other Supplies:

Watercolour Card, Ribbons, Charms, Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, Gold Stickles, Distress spritzer, Distress Stains (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple) Distress Inks (carved pumpkin, rusty hinge, candied apple, vintage photo).


I hope you like this tag and are inspired to make one of your own.


Thanks for stopping by and we really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx


Love this tag! The white image and words look stunning against the vibrant orange. Thanks Sharon ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Pauline Butcher and Josefine Fouarge.


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


Create Texture!

Hi there! We are excited to be sharing the very first Design Team projects from Elisa Ablett here on the blog tonight…



Hi everyone,
Elisa here from the design team with my first post representing Visible Image, this is so exciting for me, it’s a dream team with the most exciting arty stamps and stencils!


For my first post and in keeping with the November ‘make a tag’ challenge theme over at Visible Image Facebook Group, I created the following tags..


For my first tag – I wanted to create a bold and vibrant mixed media tag using colourful and exciting mediums including Pebeo Metallic Paints and Colour Crush Powders from Tinby Designs and of course some lovely stamps from the Visible Image (Just be Happy and The Ripple Effect – Stamp Sets)









Products Used:




For my second ‘tag’ (which is more like an ATC) I went a little darker in both the tone and mood of the project. The background is on a thick black cardstock as my base, I then layered Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap plus Blueberry Colour Crush Powder from Tinby Designs.


Next step was to use the fabulous Fibres Stencil along with some Colour Blast Bling Paste to add some texture.
I then stamped and fussy cut the main feature – the Skeleton from Mr Bone Jangles stamp set and using 3D mounting tape for depth.











Products used:





That’s it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can utilise your Visible Image stamps with mixed media projects!


Hugs xx
Elisa



Awesome inspiration for our challenge Elisa! Gorgeous splattered paint and loving all the texture on your second project.. our Fibres stencil looks amazing!! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Elisa’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!


We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Aga Baraniak!


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx