Get Up and Dress Up!

Hi there! It’s a new week and a whole new month of inspiration to look forward to here on the Visible Image blog!

Jane Tyrrell is here with some inspiration for our brand new challenge…

Hello,

It’s the first of May and it also happens to fall on a Monday. This means that it is also time for me to share my newest Design Team inspiration for Visible Image.


I am also excited about the brand new themed monthly Visible Image challenge starting over on Facebook.  You don’t even need to blog to be able to enter it. You just upload you photo into the album set up for May. Simples! You can also win a £40 coupon (wow) to spend on their website if you are the randomly chosen winner at the end of the month.




I love entering challenges and I also find them great for kick starting my inspiration so I am delighted that Helen has introduced this. For our first challenge the theme is ” Express Yourself”. We need to see you using your Visible Image words or quote stamps as the focal on your project. You can make anything at all; cards, tags, 3D objects etc, just make sure that the only stamps that you use are Visible Image. You can enter as many times as you like!


It would be lovely to see you over in the Facebook group if you haven’t joined yet.

This challenge is open to everyone, world wide!



Here is my “Express yourself” card.



I used the brilliant Never Give Up stamp


The background stamps are from the Visometry set.


I love these stamps, they remind me of my childhood days I spent playing and creating with my Spirograph set.



I white embossed my Visometry stamps and then black embossed the words


I wanted a really bright zingy effect so I chose these Distress ink colours to work with



and added colour to the background using the wrinkle free technique. You really need your sun glasses on for this one 😎. I waved to it on the recent Create and Craft TV show. There is more exciting news coming soon about that too……….😉



Here is a close up of the quote;



and I also decorated the inside with more Visometry stamps



Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing bank holiday weekend and I really hope you get some time to get inky.
As it’s raining here my studio is calling me….😉


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x



Thank you for brightening up the day with your fabulous card Jane! Gorgeous background.. just love our Visometry stamps embossed in white! ♡

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


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We will be back tomorrow with some challenge inspiration from me, Helen!


Thanks for visiting our blog today, and have a great Monday!

Mark & Helen xx

Visometry!

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

We are counting down to our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday… Mark is busy prepping his demos so I thought I would have a bit of creative ‘time out’ yesterday too.


We have our awesome Visometry set on the show, so I wanted to have a play and show you how cool these stamps are! You might remember playing with a spirograph as a child? I adore these stamps, there is just so much you can do with them!




I love how they look embossed in white, so this is how I started my card..




Next I used some diluted peacock feathers distress ink and ‘smooshed’
my card into it, then dried off with my heat tool




I repeated the technique using picked raspberry.. still one of my favourite colours!




I continued to add more of each colour until I was happy with my background.

I then put my card inside our splatter box (a large black box we use to protect our lovely studio from paint!!!)
and flicked some diluted white dylusions paint at it…




Loving it so far…



Now to decide which words to use!


Mark spends so long designing our quotes and sentiments, hours and hours choosing the right font
before he starts on the layout. Of course you can cut most of them up too for a different look, and this is what I
decided to do with our Never Give Up quote..



I love these words, so inspiring!



I played around with the words, deciding where I wanted them..




Then adhered them with foam pads to raise them off the card a little..




So here is my finished card..



I’m really happy with how it turned out! I think the Visometry stamps work perfectly with the words
and I’m sure it would brighten anyone’s day!

Hope you like it too!



I wanted to show you how cool the stamps look embossed in black too..



I used some zesty spring colours to offset the black, and added some words..



I find it quite easy to ink up the part of the sentiment you want to use, and then carefully wipe away
any ink you got on surrounding letters with a baby wipe before stamping!

Of course this stamp looks gorgeous when you stamp it all, and they are the perfect words for anyone
going through a tough time.



Again I added some splatters of black paint to finish it off..




Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

You will find lots more projects featuring our Visometry stamps HERE!
They make awesome funky flowers 🙂


Helen xxx



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!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We’ll be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration ♡

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx