Play Guitar!

Hi! Hope you’re well.

We had such a great time at Create and Craft at the weekend! Lots of sell outs which was amazing! If you tuned in.. thank you!

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today sharing one of the fantastic samples she made for the shows…


Hello,

My inspiration today is a card made using one of the awesome new stencils and a brand new definition stamp…





The new products I used were…


Play Guitar stencil




and Son Definition stamp



The background is blended Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed,  flicked with water. I put the stencil over the top, and inked through it with Chipped Sapphire.




I stamped the Son definition onto a piece of white card using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, I inked the edges, and placed the stencil on it, and inked through one guitar person, using Candid Apple. I went around all the edges of the background, and the definition with Versamark, and heat embossed with a silver sparkle embossing powder.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



How cool is this background! And the sentiment looks awesome! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back with awesome new inspiration from Nicky Gilburt later today.


Thanks for visiting our blog!


Mark & Helen xx


Be Different!

Hi there! We have more brilliant inspiration for you here on the blog today. Teresa Morgan has created some amazing samples for our Create and Craft TV shows this weekend…


This week I am sharing a card made with another of the fabulous new stencils – the Grungy Union Jack. I teamed it with the Dare To Be Different stamps…..and did just that, by colouring my flag in alternative colours.



I used Distress Oxide inks and grunged them up a bit with the addition of some spritzed water. The lips are embossed onto heat resistant acetate backed with white card.




Products Used:


Grungy Union Jack




Dare To Be Different




Such a brilliant card design Teresa! Love the alternative colours, and the lips look amazing!
Thank you ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.




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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous new inspiration from Pauline.



Don’t miss our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some fantastic demos planned!


Thanks for stopping by today, have a great evening!


Mark & Helen xx


Rock Out!

Hello! We are back with more inspiration for our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend! Elina has teamed up our rocker with one of our NEW stencils…


Hi!
Have you already seen the new stencils by Visible Image? I love working with stencils, and seeing this addition to their stamp collection was so exciting!

I used the ‘Strobes’ stencil for the background of this rock themed tag:



I started the project with inking the background with yellow and orange Distress inks, and stamping and heat embossing the main image on the tag.






I placed the stencil on the tag, and stencilled clear VersaMark embossing ink on the tag, dabbing the ink around the main image. Then I heat embossed the stencil pattern with clear embossing ink.


Clear embossing ink acted as a resisting layer on the yellow ink, so when adding a darker ink color on the tag the heat-embossed areas remained yellow. This is such a fun and easy technique to work with, and I think the grungy background matches well with the rock star image 🙂





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




  


Wishing you a wonderful week. Rock Out!


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This is such an awesome tag Elina! Thank you ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



Don’t miss our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some great demos planned!



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 challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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We will be back later with awesome inspiration from Teresa Morgan featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Mark & Helen xx


Music Stars

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today… we’re back (a little later than planned) with an awesome card by Jane Tyrrell featuring stamps which will feature on our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend! More details at the bottom of this post. Jane has combined them with one of our brilliant NEW stencils…

Good morning all,
I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am.


Visible Image’s brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and are made by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6″ size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs.




For today’s sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA




We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook group where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is “Distressed”. You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using “Distress” inks and Oxides.


You can also enter our “anything goes/show and tell” challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner! Both challenges’ winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper, or just inking up your first purchase, you are in with a chance.



For this sample I inked up one of the brand new “We are Family” stamps…

I chose Son, such an apt description:



This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval 😉




This is what I got up to…
I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.

I used Salty Ocean and Candied Apple distress oxide inks to ink through.



I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.



I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the “Feel the Beat” stamp set
I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.


I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card…










Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Brilliant card! Love it! Thank you Jane! ♡

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



Our NEW family definition stamps, music stamps, and this NEW stencil are a perfect match…
it’s like we planned it 😉




We are so excited to launch our NEW stencils and ‘We Are Family’ collection on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some awesome demos planned!



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:

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Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to check out all our NEW releases HERE!
Available from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx


Breathe…

Good Evening! We have some beautiful inspiration for you from Veerle Moreels, featuring another of our new stencils…



Sometimes when you see something there immediately pops an idea into your head and you can’t wait to go ahead and give in to that idea. So I was very happy when the stencils from Visible Image arrived here at home. Yes you are reading it right: stencils from Visible Image ^.^





And of course I filmed my first play with the stencils…



That tiny spot in between the strobes is just perfect to put tiny elements in and get them in the spotlight. Keep an eye out because I still have loads of ideas for this stencil ^.^




Products Used:


Strobes




Imagine Dream Inspire




Stunning tag Veerle ♡  And a fabulous video too, thank you!

You’ll find more stunning projects over on Veerle’s blog.




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Blog see all our latest posts here!
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We will be back with an awesome card from Jane Tyrrell tomorrow.


Thanks for stopping by today, and if you have missed any of our recent posts check them out HERE.


Mark & Helen xx


Welcoming Eileen Godwin!

Hello! As you may have guessed from the title of this blog post, we have some very exciting news to share!

The incredibly talented Eileen Godwin has joined our Design Team!!!


Lots of you may already follow Eileen’s blog… she’s such an inspiration!



Hello. I’m Eileen Godwin and have been happily crafting since 2004. After trying all sorts of crafty products I’ve found that Stamps and Inks are ‘my thing’ ! I retired at sixty, in 2008 , after a full time career as a Pharmacy Manager in Retail Pharmacy . It was a stressful job but now I can craft all day ! I live in a small village near Rochester, Kent, with my husband Ken and we share our home with two small doggies whom we adore and four ferrets! When we go on holiday they ALL come with us ‘cos ”We are family!” I have a Blog and run Craft Workshops in my local Village Hall.



It was raining hard here in North Kent yesterday, so I was forced to remain at my Craft Desk all day!

As I’ve just joined the Design Team here at Visible Image it was a super excuse to play!



 

 


The beautiful Butterfly from the ‘Live life Now’ set, and one of the stamps from the ‘Visometry’ set as a background feature.

 

 

 

It’s been a super day!

A few lines with a black ink pen and a ruler plus some sequins and white dots.
Job done!

 

 

Back soon.
Eileen xx



Wow! What a background for our butterfly! Thank you Eileen ♡  We are so excited to be working with you!


We also want to share a few more of Eileen’s stunning cards featuring our stamps…

 


You can find a fabulous video tutorial of this stunning card being made over on Eileen’s Facebook page HERE.
The word LOVE is from our ‘No Regrets’ quotes set.




Really beautiful card featuring the inky flower from our ‘Imperfection is Beauty’ stamp set.
The sentiment is from our fabulous ‘Own it’ set.




Mesmerising card featuring our incredible eye stamp, found in our ‘Where Dreams Take You’ set.
NO REGRETS is from the same quotes set we mentioned above.



We hope you will join us in welcoming  Eileen to the team!
Very excited to see what she gets up to with our NEW stamps and stencils…!!!



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!

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We’ll be back a little later with awesome inspiration from Teresa Morgan featuring our NEW ‘Fibres’ stencil!


Bye for now.


Mark & Helen xx


Go Where Your Dreams Take You

Hi there! We have a stunning card from Jane Tyrrell to share with you next today!

Over to Jane…

 

Wow what amazing weather we enjoyed last weekend.

I have been watching the bulbs sprouting in my pots and my tulips are looking great…
the first to bloom was this lovely mellow yellow variety.




 

My lovely tulips inspired me to go for something cheerful and bright for my Monday Design team inspiration piece for Visible Image today.

I got out one of my favourite sentiments from the: 


and used the middle and small sized dragonflies from the:

 

 

 I put a circle mask into the centre of my card and repeat stamped the dragonflies using different yellow and oranges from my Distress inks.

 

 




 

You can just make it out in the bottom right larger dragonfly above that I added a wink of stella glitter to the wings.

 


I black embossed some extra dragonflies on some inky card and then fussy cut them out.



I added a wink of Stella glitter and then Glossy Accents for lots of shine and shimmer.




 

Then it was time to put my card together.

 


It was very hard to photograph as it is so sparkly in real life!

Bye for now,

Jane x



Wow what a stunner! Gorgeous design and the dragonflies look wonderful. Thank you Jane ♡

You can 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 stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

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We hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration we have shared this weekend, we have lots more to come
tomorrow, we will then resume our ‘once daily’ blogging (as we will have caught up!).

Busy week ahead here, packaging loads of stamps that arrived at the end of last week,
and doing the final prep for the Crafting at Ally Pally show next weekend!

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Born To Perform

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

Pauline Butcher is here with an incredible canvas that we proudly showcased on our Create and Craft TV show last month!

Hi again,

I’m back sharing a project I’ve made, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.


 

The stamp set I used on this canvas was…

Born to Perform

 

Such a stunning set of stamps to play with.

I found some bits of lace, and other stuff, glued them to the canvas, then got out my Ink sprays
and Dyna Acrylic paints, and played at being Picasso, lol !!!!

I used a Mirror image stamping technique, to add the Ballet dancers.

 

 

As you can see from the tutu’s, I used plenty of glitter and seed beads, to give them lots of dimension,
and I added gold Stickles to all the stamped stars.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white card, and fussy cut.

Thanks for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxx



The detail on this is stunning! And wow those tutus ♡ Thank you Pauline it’s amazing!

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

If you have missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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We have a beautiful dragonfly card by Jane coming up next!

Mark & Helen xx


Destination Unknown

Hello there!

We have some awesome inspiration flying in from Dot Leathbridge in Australia next…


Destination Unknown  is one of the fun new releases from Visible Image. 

The paper boats and planes reminded me of so many fun times as a kid… and even now seeing as I work at a school!
 


Gee, how much fun was it to see Visible Image back on Create & Craft?
The time difference fitted perfectly for me so I was able to watch it too.



 


This set has so many words to choose from that would be handy for a wide range of projects.
So words, all of them, became the backdrop for this card!


The words were stamped with picket fence distress paint and then gone over with distress inks… with some shadowing added.


The arrows were added to represent Adventure.

Like a treasure map.

The cat from Create It represents Explore.

As cats do!

And the paper planes represent Journey.
The paper planes come in three sizes with is an added bonus too!



Stamps used:
 

 




What an awesome card! Thank you Dot ♡ Loving the background.. there are just so many possibilities with this set, it is a must have!

You will find more of Dot’s stunning cards and projects over on her blog.
Dot’s online store Ink Art Designs in Australia is a stockist of our stamps too! ♡



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’ Monthly Challenge!
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Coming up next we have some stunning Face it inspiration from Jane!

Mark & Helen xx

Visible Image on Create and Craft TV

Hi there!


Mark will be demonstrating some of our awesome NEW stamps
on the Create and Craft TV channel this Saturday!



C&C promo March 4th



Wherever you are in the world you should be able to either watch the show live on TV or online!
OR you can catch up with it any time over the following week via their 7 day catch up service online.


Our Design Team have created some incredible samples for the show
and Mark has some fantastic demos planned!



We will be back sharing loads of gorgeous NEW stamps inspiration with you early next week.

 

Be sure to check our all our social media links for more inspiration and latest news:
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’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

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Thanks for visiting our blog today! Have a great weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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Destination Unknown

Hello! We promised you more NEW stamps inspiration this weekend so we are here to deliver!!!

Over to Nicky Gilburt who has created something rather awesome…


Another sample from this month’s launch of Visible Image’s new collection of stamps, today I’m sharing a card I made with two sets, Destination Unknown, and a pair of awesome background stamps, Scripted Streets

 

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I first prepared my background with my new Tim Holtz distress crayons. I used the neutral tones, the main colour being my new favourite, Rusty Hinge, but I mixed it with lighter and darker tones to achieve an aged, rustic look.


My whole background sheet was a piece of A5 Mixed Media card. From this I was able to make my square background AND my tag.


TOP TIP! If you are preparing backgrounds in advance of a project, always cover an area larger than the one you might choose to use; you then have spare colour matched background for text or testing mediums on (which was how this tag started, if I’m truthful! I was testing the background stamps on it)


So as you can see, I used the background stamps first, to add a little interest to the square, and then I stamped the words around the page, and triple stamped a few for shadow.


I filled spaces with arrows and arranged my tag, using string to secure it to the card.


Although the base card is kraft card, as you can see, all the work was done on white card, which I then distressed round the edges and mounted onto black, with just a tiny border, This works in two ways; it strengthens and flattens the mixed media card which by now has been quite ‘worked on’, and it draws the eye to the detail.

 

The planes and boats….! Adorable, and inspired!

I stamped onto thin white card, used grey distress ink to watercolour a small amount of shadow onto each one, and adhered them to the card, some flat, some on pads.

 

 

All of the stamps used to make this card are available on preorder (although not long to wait now!)



Visible Image Destination Unknown paper boat plane COL stamp set



Scripted Streets

Visible Image Scripted Streets map script COL stamp set


Helen, Mark and the Design Team will be showcasing all the new stamps from the February release, so be sure not to miss out by liking and following their Facebook page.

 

Happy crafting!
Nicky


AMAZING card! WOW! Thank you Nicky ♡

Love how the monochrome of the paper boats and planes stands out against the rusty sepia tones of the background.

You will find more of Nicky”s inspiring cards and 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 ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
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Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see what Veerle has been playing with…

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

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February 2016 Release – Sparkle In The Rain – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

We’re excited to be sharing another preview from our February release…


This fabulous stamp set is called ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ from our ‘Inspire’ collection, which we are launching on Create and Craft TV on February 14th…



Sparkle in the Rain PROMO


The image is super cool, and can be used for all kinds of projects, and the words are so apt for our UK weather!


We will be back later with Corrie Herriman’s Design Team debut!

And.. the next preview from another of our awesome new quotes stamps 🙂

 
Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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