Anything is possible…

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

It’s a long bank holiday weekend here in the UK but it is so cold!!! You would not think it is May in a few days… come on sunshine show yourself! ūüôā

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today so she will definitely brighten up this cold grey day…


Hellooooo,

 

It’s Fabulous Friday, and time for me to share a bit of Visible Image Inspiration.

 

You may have seen this card showcased on Visible Image’s recent Create & Craft show,
and I created it using the awesome Believe in Unicorns set of stamps.


It has some superb scene building stamps in it, along with the stunning Unicorn.
 



 

It is quite a simple card to achieve,  I first stamped my moon, and masked it off with a post-it note, then blended and coloured my background using Distress Inks. 

 

I stamped my clouds and stars using white gesso, ( remember to always wash your stamps as soon as you’ve finished stamping with any kind of paint).

When it was dry, I stamped my proud Unicorn, using an Embossing pad, and heat embossed it with a silver glitter Embossing Powder (unfortunately¬†my photo doesn’t show all the sparkle).


I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine, then with a bit of shading on the clouds with a soft pencil, and some white pen work on the sentiment, job done.

 

Stamps Used: 
Believe in Unicorns

 

Thank you for your visit, please leave me a comment. 
Hugs Pauline xxxx 



Such a magical card.. absolutely gorgeous! 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 later today with some photos from our¬†Create and Craft TV show last week, along with some of Mark’s fantastic demos!



Don’t miss this weekend’s brilliant giveaway over on our Facebook PAGE too!



Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Life Can Be Tough

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Veerle Moreels has a really special¬†project to share here today…



On Saturday¬†Visible Image had a new show on the Create and Craft TV channel, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s always a pleasure seeing Mark doing his demo’s. And of course, being a member of their Design Team, I also had made samples to show just how versatile all the sets are. Yet they work so well together. Today I’m sharing the candle I made for the show…




It was my very first candle I made so I have to be honest, it took me two takes to melt my paper into my candle. But just imagine what beautiful gifts you can make using your Visible Image stamps…




I’m pretty sure you have seen loads of inspiration on the show made by Helen and Mark, my teamies and myself.



Stamps Used:


Believe in Unicorns




Life Can Be Tough




This is so beautiful Veerle and it was proudly shown off on the show! Thank you ♡

You will find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Next up on the blog we have an awesome card created by Jane Tyrrell featuring our Destination Unknown set!

If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Mark & Helen xx

If You Believe

Hello there! Thank you so much for coming to visit our blog today. We have some rather magical inspiration for you from Nicky Gilburt… 


Anything is possible if you Believe… that couldn’t be more true!

My card share for this week is made with the incredible new Believe in Unicorns stamp set from Visible Image,
available NOW as part of the February 2017 new releases.



 
Visible Image Believe In Unicorns moon stars COL stamp set


The unicorn may look a bit familiar BUT look at those new additions – the moon, those clouds, the stars….it’s just beautiful!



So here’s what I did with it:



2017-02-12 Visible Image - unicorn stamp - believe quote - Nicky Gilburt


I am mad for my new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons right now, so I made a coloured background using the crayons and a water spritzer, and covered it in swathes of black (with a recent northern lights encounter in mind!) But it’s amazing how the colour still comes through, just enough to see. I then allowed it to dry


1. I cut a rocky ground base from spare card and gave my unicorn something to stand by applying a layer of Versafine onyx black ink.
2. I stamped the unicorn with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I did the same for the moon.
3. I made a mask for the moon so that I could stamp two clouds behind and then one over, and embossed in silver. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment.
4. I added the crossed stars in silver and a few stamps of stars in white, then trimmed to size and mounted onto holographic card, then onto a black 15cm square card base.


Happy crafting!
Nicky
 



Stunning card Nicky! Loving those Northern lights ♡
You will find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting today, we’ll be back with lots more awesome NEW stamps inspiration
over the coming week while we prepare for the BIG Trade Show here in the UK next weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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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 ‚ÄėShow & Tell‚Äô Monthly Challenge!
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NEW Stamps Release Preview #7

Hi there! It’s Day 7 of our NEW stamps previews here on the blog!

We’re showing you something awesome from our February release every day up until January 27th!

Today’s preview includes our amazing Unicorn stamp which is back in a stunning new set.



Introducing…


Believe In Unicorns Promo

Just look at that moon…¬†‚ô° and the clouds… and that fabulous quote!



All our NEW stamps will be available to pre-order from Saturday January 28th,
and we will be shipping worldwide week commencing February 13th.



Come on over to our Facebook group to join in the chat about our NEW releases!


See you back here tomorrow for preview #8.


Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

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Could It Be Magic – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We are back with another fantastic project created with our NEW stamps! Over to Carol Fox…


Here on the Visible Image Blog today I have one of the lovely new Monoliths to share with you, paired with one of the stamp sets from the new release.



Visible Image stamps - Unicorn Magic - Carol Fox



I used…¬†


I began by prepping my Monolith with gesso. I then used my Gelli Plate to build up my basic background. I used my DecoArt Multi Surface paints for this as they have the lovely bright colours that I like on to use with my Gelli.


I then used more Gesso to add the star burst effect with a stencil, to get the position of this right I stamped my Unicorn onto my Monolith and then positioned the stencil and applied my Gesso.




I then stamped the word from the text stamp in the set and used Glossy accents over this to seal it.


My stars are done with a clear acrylic gel that I added DecoArt Media paint too, to get the bright pop of turquoise, also adding gold Beadazzels to it before using a pallet knife to apply through a stencil. This dried semi-translucent which was the look I wanted, so I was please this worked as I had not tried it before.




I then stamped my Unicorn onto lightweight card, cut it out and stuck it in place over my previously stamped image which I could still just about see.



The back is done in the same way but with the full quote used on the center of the block over the starburst of Gesso.


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I sealed my block with a satin varnish to give it a light sheen.



The NEW release stamps from Visible Image are now available to pre-order from their on-line shop as are the Monoliths. I am sure you will find some new favorites among the new stamp releases, and I must say that the Monoliths are pretty awesome to work on.


One more thing, did you like my Barry Manilow Title ??


Have a good day,
Carol xx


Fabulous work Carol, thank you! … and yes you’ve gotta love a bit of Barry Manilow!!!¬†‚ô°


We’ll be back with MORE… YES MORE inspiration shortly!!!

Mark & Helen xx

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February 2016 Release ‚Äď Unicorn Magic ‚Äď Visible Image

Hello! We’re very excited to be sharing this next preview from our February release…

This gorgeous¬†stamp set called ‚ÄėUnicorn Magic‚Äô is from our ‚ÄėInspire‚Äô collection, which we are launching on Create and Craft TV on February 14th‚Ķ



Unicorn Magic PROMO


Our fabulous unicorn is covered in beautiful sparkles for that magical feel, and the sentiment is just wonderful¬†don’t you think?



We will be back tomorrow with another NEW stamps preview, and the latest inspiration from Teresa Morgan!

Have a fantastic evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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