Hello from Phoenix!

Hi there! We were up at 4am yesterday morning and made the very long journey to Phoenix, Arizona! It was a long flight but it was very smooth and we arrived on time!


We thought we would share a few photos of our first 24 hours here.. it’s extra exciting as it’s our first ever trip to the USA!!


Here’s the view from our hotel when we arrived last night…



we’re on the 25th floor!!



We woke to a beautiful sunny day this morning…




We headed out for breakfast and found an amazing place called Big Matt’s…



Waffle, bacon and maple syrup… it was delicious!!



Next we did some exploring of Downtown Phoenix and discovered incredible art work on some of the buildings…







We headed to the convention centre this afternoon to register and get our passes..





Found some cool sculptures…






And some very tall palm trees…




Then we chilled out with a cold drink in a quirky little place…





Next we checked out our hotel’s rooftop pool…




Heading out for dinner soon!

Very excited to start setting up our booth tomorrow! Photos to follow once we’re done.


Thanks for visiting our blog today.


If you are coming to Creativation make sure you stop by our booth.. #539 in the International Pavilion!!


Mark & Helen xx


Zodiac Cancer Stamps

Good Evening!

Well we are all packed and ready for Phoenix! Just a few last things to do tomorrow..
getting SO excited now!!

We have to say a massive thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered our NEW stamps… wow what a response we have had to them ♡


Becca Cruger has an awesome card to share here on the blog today…


Among the newly released beauties at Visible Image is a whole set called “Written In the Stars” which has all of the signs of the zodiac and each of their attributes.



I don’t necessarily follow my stars or anything like that, but every once in awhile I have fun reading my horoscope. I’m a Cancer myself, and when I got my hands on the set, the attributes were pretty spot on “sensitive, caring, intuitive, sentimental, and emotional”.


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Originally I thought about paper piecing my crab and pulled out a bunch of red patterned papers, but as I was pulling out my scraps, I came across this piece I’d made by sopping up the leftover inks on my craft mat after a project. (Waste not, want not.)


Since Cancer is a water element sign, the leftover paper totally spoke to me and I scrapped the scraps.

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Continuing with the water theme, I pulled out my Kuretake Gansai watercolors and added some various shades of red, with hints of blue.

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I cut down the background, using mostly reds and orange hues. As I was chopping my paper to size, I spotted these old wax sealer things that I’ve never used and had a thought. I used my embossing tool to heat the wax, and pressed it into the background.

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I’m definitely going to use this technique again in the future because it resulted in “wet” spots, even though the wax is perfectly dry!

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I used some Weathered Wood Distress Ink and repeatedly stamped the Cancer phrase over and over again.

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Some additional stamping, fussy cutting, and blue fibers later and my card was complete!




Head on over to the Visible Image shop to see all the new releases! Thanks for popping by!


Becca



Your background is amazing Becca! Brilliant card design and loving the crab! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx





NEW Stamps Previews – Day 5

Hello! It’s Friday which means it’s the final day of our NEW stamps previews..
we are beyond excited to show you these!!


AND… it also means that you can now pre-order them! YAY!

We are incredibly excited to be launching our new stamps at Creativation next week..


Let us introduce..





You can’t get more original than these incredible inky hands with eyes.. created from Mark Alexander’s own hand prints! The addition of the eyes makes these stamps so different, quirky and exciting!






This superb Fibonacci spiral background stamp is incredibly versatile, you will use it so much in your journaling, mixed media projects, cards and tags!





Here are some of the awesome projects created so far…















These amazing projects will be blogged over the coming weeks!

Thank you so much ladies, they are incredible ♡ ♡ ♡



Hope you’re loving our new stamps.. all designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!
Always striving to bring you incredibly cool, very different, and rather exciting designs!!



We know you will love creating with these awesome new stamps..

Pre-order NOW !!!

 

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If you are heading to Creativation we wish you a safe journey..
you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Come and say Hi !!
 



Thanks again for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today, have a fantastic Friday!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

How Fragile We Are

Good Evening! It’s been another crazy busy day here are Visible Image, just a few days left to get everything finished before we head off to Creativation.

Heading to the show..? come and say Hi! We’re @ BOOTH #539 in the International Pavilion!

Did you see this morning’s NEW stamps reveal?

Well Heather Mitchell is here to tell you more about one of her awesome projects created with our NEW ‘How Fragile’ stamp set from our Day 4 preview…



Hello everyone and a very happy belated new year to you all…

Exciting times at Visible Image HQ where so much has been happening! Mark has designed the most amazing/beautiful/stunning stamps… they truly are unlike anything else on the market.

Today’s designs unveiled include this gorgeous design called ‘How Fragile’ and, like all the other stamps, is available for pre-order from tomorrow, Friday 12th January.



I’ve made a few projects using the stamps in this set, but I particularly like the simplicity in this monochrome tag.




To begin with, I’ve taken damp watercolour paper and blown/dribbled black watercolour paint and graphite ink around it to look as though the colour is spilling out from the effect.


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Once fully dry, I stamped the cracked image in white opaque embossing powder over the black drips and then painted the centre to give a ‘hole’ effect.  Next, to enhance the smashed look, I’ve added a thick layer of Distress Crackle Paint into several of the shards (the thicker you use the crackle paint, the better results you get).


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In keeping with the colour scheme, I’ve then stamped the ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment in the same white heat embossing powder onto grey card and then matted it onto the same black card I’ve matted the actual tag on to.

The other members of the design team have come up with some amazing designs using the stamps so do keep an eye on the Visible Image blog for all the latest photos.


It’s an exciting time for Helen and Mark… and for the design team too as for many of us it’s the first time our work will be shown at Creativation… and that is a HUGE deal in the crafting industry!

If you’re lucky enough to be going… pop along to Booth 539 and say hello to the fabulous Helen and Mark and see the gorgeous samples created.. I have a feeling they are going to be incredibly busy over in Phoenix when everyone sees how outstanding and diverse their stamps are!


That’s all for today but I’ll be back very soon as I have so much to share with you in the next few weeks as I can’t seem to stop creating with these gorgeous new stamps!

Thanks for looking as always!

H xx



Loving this tag Heather, that texture is amazing! Gorgeous drippage too!! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back soon with more projects from our amazing team!


And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the final 2 NEW stamp sets revealed!!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 4

Hi there! Wow is it Thursday already?! This week is flying!! Just 5 more sleeps until we fly off for very exciting adventures in Phoenix!


Today we are previewing more exciting NEW stamps..
Launching at Creativation next week..
pre-orders from tomorrow!!! (Friday January 12th)

 

Let us introduce..





Dramatic comedy and tragedy masks with an awesome quote!



 





Stunning cracked glass stamp with such a true quote.. we really are so fragile aren’t we ♡





Our super talented Design Team have been creating amazing things with these stamps…

















These awesome projects will be blogged soon.. so keep an eye out for them!

Thank you ladies, they are all superb ♡ ♡ ♡



All our exciting new stamps are (of course) all designed by Mark Alexander!

 

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Come back tomorrow to see the final 2 previews! You won’t want to miss them!!

THEN.. tomorrow you can pre-order all our NEW stamps!! Yay!


Thanks for checking out our Day 4 previews today.. if you missed Days 1 to 3 you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 3

Hello! We are back with more exciting NEW stamps previews today!


Launching at Creativation in Phoenix next week..
pre-orders from Friday January 12th!


Let us introduce..





We hope you love our awesome inky seahorse, and beautiful sentiment ♡







Brilliant blueprint elements which will add so much dimension to your backgrounds!


 

Our Design Team are loving creating with these stamps…















These incredible projects will be blogged soon.. so keep an eye out for them!

Thank you so much ladies, you have done an awesome job ♡ ♡ ♡



We really hope that you are loving our new stamps, all designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!

 

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If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Come back tomorrow to see 2 more brand new stamp sets!!


Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx



 
 

Zodiac Taurus

Hi! We are back with another super stunning card created with our BRAND NEW ‘Written in the Stars’ stamps!

Sharon Traynor got her inky fingers on our ‘Zodiac Taurus’ set…





Hello!


Today it is the turn of a new collection called Written In The Stars..





These are amazing zodiac stamp sets with a fantastic geometric look. I love that each set comes complete with two sizes of the main image and two sizes of the constellations, as well as the name of the zodiac sign, the dates and some incredible words too!  The elements in each of these sets work incredibly well on their own, or mixed with other sets in the collection as well as working with other completely unrelated stamps. Personally, I think the words are going to be SO useful.

As soon as I saw these stamp sets I knew they would look stunning as light up cards, and they do!

So here is the fabulous Taurus stamp as a light up card. Taurus is going to be a great stamp for me as I have a husband, a daughter and a grandson all born under that sign.



I had to take that photograph at an angle to pick up all the silver embossing and dots of sparkle.

The background on this card was created by pouncing distress stains onto wet watercolour paper and whilst drying (when almost dry) spritzing water on to created droplets. The water colour card was then left to completely dry before stamping and heat embossing the large Taurus image, ‘Taurus’ and dates with silver embossing powder.



The points that I wanted lit up like stars in the Taurus image were pierced and I water coloured the inside of the Taurus image with distress stain to make it stand out. Above is the unlit version and below you can see it lit.




The Taurus constellations were heat embossed with white embossing powder and then random dots of stickles were added to give a hint of shimmery shine, representing more stars in the universe.



A circuit was created on another piece of card using copper adhesive tape, a battery and chibitronics lights, making the ‘Taurus’ word on the card the piece to press to trigger the circuit and make it light up. The water coloured card was attached to the circuit card with 3d foam and it was all adhered to a card blank.

Then I heat embossed the words on plain white card and cut them out to add onto the front of the card.


Inside I used the small Taurus symbol with the happy birthday sentiment from the Go To Words set.



 These NEW stamps will be available for pre-order from 12th January!



Other Supplies:


Sentiment stamp used inside the card:


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White card, Watercolour paper, Distress Stains (wilted violet, faded jeans, peacock feathers), Water spritzer, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous detail silver metallic embossing powder, Wow! Ultra bright white embossing powder, heat gun, Stardust Stickles, copper tape, disc battery, chibitronics lights, foam tape, double-sided tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Amazing card Sharon! Totally agree these stamps are perfect to light up!!

Thank you ♡


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


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If you have missed any of our previews so far you will find them HERE!!


We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic NEW stamps previews!! Not long now until you can place your pre-orders.. this Friday!



If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx



Zodiac Gemini

Hello! We are having such an exciting day reading all the fantastic comments about our NEW zodiac stamp collection! So glad they are loved already!! If you missed the Day 2 reveal you will find it HERE!


Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible canvas we previewed earlier today…





This week sees the preview of the very exciting and unique images which are 2018 brand new stamps from Visible Image. You are going to love them!! Today is day two and we are previewing the the fabulous Zodiac sets.





As I am a Gemini who could resist!




For my first sample I had a go at painting a little Galaxy… why not!



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It’s an 8’x8’ canvas and I’ve used a range of acrylic paint from Amsterdam and Pebeo dyna paints. It’s basically a mix of colours surrounded by dark navy and black and heavily flicked in white. The stamps were heat embossed using sparkling silver wow powder. The images were highlighted with gems and hey presto your own little galaxy!



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Don’t forget the keep an eye out for the other designs available for pre-order this Friday!


Till next time.

Lisa xx



We are in love with this! Wow! Thank you so much Lisa, we will be so proud to show it off at Creativation!! ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s stunning projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later with Sharon Traynor’s fabulous ‘light up’ zodiac card!


Tomorrow we will be revealing more awesome NEW stamps!! Yay!



Can’t quite believe that this time next week we will be on the plane making the 11 hour flight from the UK to Phoenix!! How exciting!


If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 2

Hi there! We are incredibly excited about today’s NEW stamps preview!

 

Introducing…





This gorgeous stamp collection includes the zodiac symbols in a really cool geometric design, star constellations, and star sign character traits.. what does your zodiac sign say about you?


 

Our amazing team have been creating stunning projects…















Thank you so much ladies ♡ ♡ ♡

These fabulous projects will be blogged over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for them!

 

We really hope that you love this new collection ♡ Designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!

Pre-order these stamps from Friday January 12th!

 

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Come back and visit tomorrow to see more exciting new stamps!!


Thanks for checking out today’s preview!

You can find our Day 1 previews HERE!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Blooming Lovely

Hello! We hope you have enjoyed Day 1 of our NEW stamps previews!

Jane Tyrrell is here today with details of how she created her amazing card that we previewed on our blog earlier today…



Today is a very special day as I am absolutely delighted to be able to share my first Design Team sample made with 2 of the brand new Visible Image stamp sets which are being previewed all this week!

The new stamps are being launched in the USA at Creativation which Helen and Mark,  aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image, are attending for the very first time in 10 days time. They will be flying the flag for their awesome brand which I have the joy of being able to design for.


The new stamps will be available to pre order from 12th January!  


Over the last month I have secretly been beavering away working on some of the new designs and I have made several projects with them. I will be sharing them all over the coming weeks.


The first stamp sets that I am showcasing are..


Bloom and Grow…  an amazing and totally unique stamp baby set, and Organics… a large A5 set which has so many uses. I can see trees branches, twigs, the sky, the seas, seaweed, frost, ink splats and drips…. the list is endless.

 



Amazing aren’t they and so original!


These 2 sets work perfectly together and I decided to make my very own bloom and growing flower baby card.


I’ve been so busy that I have not got many process photos on file so here is my step by step in words…
First I took some Kraft card and added some walnut stain and antique linen distress oxides, using the wrinkle free technique. Once dry I stamped the fingerprint in red Versafine Claire ink and then added the love stamp from bloom and grow to make the stalk. I then used Organics to stamp some more foliage using a mixture of Distress oxides and Versafine inks.

I then added lots of lovely frantage to give some sparkle and texture… and make a very “organic” card.
I stamped and embossed the baby and the sentiment and added them to finish off my card.


Here it is..


 


Just look at the details of the baby…. I love the little flower inside …such a fab finishing design touch by Mark. I highlighted this one in white but in other projects I have also coloured it in… the choices are endless.



Here are a couple of close ups;





Prepare to be wowed by this awesome new release. Mark Alexander has, as always, designed the most original, unique stamps, unlike any others you will see in the stamping market. They are a total joy to design with and so versatile. All you need is your imagination!


I am so proud that my some of my work will be travelling all the way to the USA to be displayed.



I will be back on Thursday sharing another card sample I made using another set from the new release….. I can’t give you a sneak peek but I will give a very, very cryptic clue to my card…… I will digging out a couple of my old paperbacks to photograph too……. tee hee!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Keep snug, it’s turned very chilly here.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Incredible card Jane… Love how you’ve combined these stamps, and that texture is delicious  ♡

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



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We’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 previews! Hope you can join us!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx




NEW Stamps Previews – Day 1

Hello! We are so excited to commence our NEW stamps previews today!!


We head off to Creativation in Phoenix next week, so will be launching our new designs before we go..

pre-order from Friday January 12th!



Let us introduce..






We hope you love our beautifully unique baby stamp set ♡









Created by Mark from blown ink, these superb stamps are incredibly organic and so versatile!





Our super talented Design Team have loved creating with these stamps…















These stunning  projects will be blogged over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for them.

Thank you so much ladies, you have done an amazing job ♡ ♡ ♡


We really hope that you love these incredibly arty new stamps, all designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!

 

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Come back tomorrow to see a brilliant new collection of stamps!!


Thanks again for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today, have a great Monday.

Mark & Helen xx

 
 

Beauty Goes Far Deeper

Hello and thank you for stopping by our blog today!

Today’s beautiful inspiration is from Veerle Moreels…


So there’s this whole new year lying ahead of us. And we are supposed to have these new year’s resolutions. But when you are completely honest… how long before you break them? Because a lack of time, a lack of perseverance, a lack of courage, a lack of… ? Or just because it’s easier?

 


My air bubbles are burned through the different layers of the paper.



But only those at the bottom are golden..




Stamps used:


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Such a beautiful card Veerle. Love your burnt bubbles ♡  Thank you!

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



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Tomorrow we commence our NEW stamps previews!!! We are incredible excited!


See you in the morning!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx




Stay Curious!

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you here on the blog today:  Lynn Good is here with her latest project…


Hi Everyone,. today I am sharing with you an art journal page that I have created for the Visible Image Design Team using the awesome stamp – Curious Cats.




I created the background using ripped up background papers that I created with my Gelli plate together with books pages, dictionary pages and music sheets.


I have used a permanent black fineline ink for the images and a white paint pen around the eyes and nose.  The edges of the art journal have been coloured using a Neocolour II watercolour crayon.


Here are some close ups:







Here is a link to the stamp set used:



Thanks for stopping by, and until next time Happy Crafting!
Lynn



Fantastic collage Lynn.. loving all the different layers! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Veerle Moreels!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


What’s Your Destination?

Hi there! Thanks for visiting!!

Josefine Fouarge is here to inspire you this evening with an awesome art journal page…




Woot, woot, I’m up for Visible Image and created an art journal page using the Destination Unknown stamp set. This is definitely one of my favorites, mainly because I really like the font of the sentiments. But, in just a few days, Visible Image is releasing some new stamps and they are going to be amazing – so stay tuned for that.

Till then, here is my art journal page. I started by painting a pink and purple all over the page and blended it in with white acrylic paint. I went back and forth a couple of times, till I had the effect that I wanted.


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As a first layer for the background I added some light grey dots through the Cosmic Skies stencil. I then added a few more dots in white with the other end of my brush.


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Now the “decorating” began. I stamped a few of the circles from the Universal set all over the page and added a few arrows to the left and right. Then I stamped the bigger paper ship and added a few waves underneath using a black watercolor pen. A smaller ship was needed for the background. I added a few more hand drawn bubbles and colored them all in with a grey and white Gelato. At the end I added a few scribbly lines (literally just gibberish 😉 ) and was done with my page.


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I enjoy the idea of heading out and not knowing where to go. Most of the time I feel similar with my art. I start a page and don’t know where it will end. That’s probably why this particular stamp set speaks to me on so many levels 😀


I hope your year is going to be amazing, knowing the journey or not.

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Close Ups


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Destination Unknown A Visible Image Art Journal Page


Destination Unknown A Visible Image Art Journal Page


Destination Unknown A Visible Image Art Journal Page



LOVE this page! Awesome background.. thank you Josefine ♡

You will find more of Josefine’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.


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We will be back tomorrow with a fabulous scrapbook page from Lynn Good.


Enjoy your evening!

Mark & Helen xx





Always Wear Your Invisible Cape!

Hello! We have double the inspiration for you here on the blog today.

First up is Pauline Butcher with her super sparkly card…


Hi there,

‘Happy New Year’, and I hope that 2018 is a really good year for you all.

I am starting this year, with a colourful card that I’ve created, using some awesome Visible Image Stamps, and one of their fabulous stencils.

Hopefully this card will have a little bit of an uplifting effect, for those who need a boost this time of the year.





The stamps I’ve used are…


 



The background was achieved using Brusho’s. I placed the stencil on top, and blended over it with similar coloured Distress Inks, I also added a floor, using some black Distress ink.
 


 
On a separate piece of white card I stamped the Rain lady from ‘ Sparkle in the Rain’, with an embossing pad, and heat embossed  her using Wow Persian Indigo embossing glitter, I  then fussy cut her, missing off the canopy of  her umbrella.


Again using the embossing pad, I stamped the wings from ‘Angels are Near’, using Metallic Gold Rich, and heat embossed, fussy cut them, and coloured them with Mustard Seed ink.

For the sparkle on top of her wand, I used heat resistant acetate, on which I stamped the smallest sparkle stamp from the ‘Ray’s of Light’, with an embossing pad, and heat embossed using White puff Twinkle, the sentiment was stamped onto purple card, using the same method.


 


I hope you are all getting excited, next week there will be sneak peeks of the new Visible Image stamps, which will be released later this month, they are really awesome!
 
I have my Warwick Workshop happening on Sunday 14th January, 10am – 4pm,
if you’d like more information, please email me: [email protected]
 


Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxxxx




Fabulous card Pauline.. thank you! Great quote for her! ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

  

Make Space For Dreams!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Sharon Traynor is here to inspire you today with an absolutely stunning card…


Hi there! This is  my first post of 2018 so firstly I want to wish you all

a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Today I’m sharing a card made with two stamps from the gorgeous ‘No Space for Dreams’ set by Visible Image stamps.  This is an incredible set and the images and words are just stunning!


I make lots of cards like this one because I love the shape (although this would also work perfectly well on a square or rectangular shaped card) and I also love water colouring by pouncing distress stains.




I’m lucky enough to own a ScanNcut which makes creating a card this shape so easy. I just use the in-built octagon shape, add 2 of the same size (145mm x145mm) slightly overlapped, and weld them together to make the card blank. Then I cut a single octagon the same size in watercolour paper for the main mat, and a smaller one (130mm x 130mm) for the main panel. I cut one more octagon shape from white card for the tiny mat behind the main panel.



TIP: If you have this shaped stackable spellbinders dies, you can create a mini card blank by folding a piece of card in half and using the largest die. Just make sure the cutting edge on the shape is outside where the card is folded on the folded side (i.e. the dies is cutting nothing on that side) so that it doesn’t cut 2 individual shapes.




To make this card, first stamp the amazing dreamcatcher image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Mask off the feathers with masking fluid. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.


Create the outside mat in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz.





Stamp the wonderful sentiment in a black ink. Use a little salty ocean distress ink on the edges of the main panel, stick it to the white mat and then stick these to the main mat. They can all be adhered to the card blank now.


You have no idea how tempted I was to add some stickles or glitter to this, but I’m sure we’re all glittered out after the holidays, so I managed to restrain myself.


For the inside of the card, I used the feathers and the ‘dangly bits’ from the dreamcatcher stamp along the top and the sentiment came from the Imagine, Dream, Inspire set.




The feathers were loosely coloured with the same distress stains used on the front of the card.




Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/imagine-dream-inspire/


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, masking fluid, paint brush, distress stains (salty ocean, shaded lilac, picked raspberry), heat tool, water spritzer, memento tuxedo black ink, watercolour paper, white card.



That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back again on Saturday and I hope to see you then.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Sbaron your inky background is so striking! Love this card and the inside is gorgeous too! Thank you ♡


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



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We will be back tomorrow with some super sparkly inspiration from Pauline Butcher, and an awesome journal page from Josefine Fouarge!


Right we better get back to our Creativation preparations.. so much to do and the days are flying by! If you are coming to the show, be sure to come and see us… Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


We’ll be sharing previews of our BRAND NEW stamps all next week… we just know you are going to love them! ♡


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Glimmer of Light

Hello there! After a blogging break and well earned rest over the holidays, our Design Team are all revved up and excited to share lots of awesome new inspiration!

Kicking off the year in amazing style, here’s Lanette Erickson..



Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog.

So I thought I would share a layered tag I created featuring the Glimmer of Light Stamp Set. After all its the stamp that drew me to Visible Image and it really is my favorite set. I just love the stunning moth, he is giant and makes the perfect focal point. As you can see here…..





Products Used: Visible Image Glimmer of Light Stamp Set, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays: Voodoo Violet Blue, Witch’s Potion Purple, Delphinium Turquoise, Screamin Banshee Black and Blazin Black. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Purely White and Obviously Black Embossing Powder. Watercolor Pencils. Ranger -Glossy Accents, Foam Tape, Watercolor Paper. Versa Mark Stamp Pad, Stazon Ink Pad, Prima/Finnabair Acrylic Sparks Paint- Raven Black and Metallique – White Pearl. A bit of ribbon, a few rhinestones and an eyelet from my stash.



See, he really is just beautiful and the perfect focal point!

Now you can see why he is my favorite!



Plus, the verse is such a perfectly positive message, you really can’t go wrong with this stamp set.

Now let’s a better look at the compete stamp set….



Glimmer of Light



Now before you go let’s take a closer look at my tag.



Here you can see the layers of both tags each with the same beautiful background.

I created this background using Lindy’s Sprays on watercolor paper and I let them air dry, for a soft smooth shimmer.

Additionally, you can see both layers of the moth. The fussy cut moth that I gave a little pop too using a bit of foam second is stamped directly on the tag.



Now make sure you stop by and join the fun over in our Visible Image Facebook Group!

We have a lot going on this month and you don’t want to miss anything!!

Trust me you want to see what is coming your way next week!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Incredible tag Lanette.. thank you! Your moth is stunning! And check out that background.. WOW! ♡

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



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


Next Monday we start previewing our NEW stamps launching at Creativation.. we are just so excited!!!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 




BOOTH #539
International Pavilion
 
 

Exciting New Year Ahead!

Hi there! Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!


We are getting very excited about our first ever trip to the USA in a few weeks..


Destination: Phoenix, Arizona



Destination: Inspiration !

We hope to be inspiring everyone we meet there, with our awesome stamps and stencils!


Today on the blog were are featuring a few cards we think are particularly relevant to our exciting adventure..



We’ll definitely need to ‘leave our fears behind’ (Helen’s fear of flying.. and of course the fear of the unknown!)




Our ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil.. inspired by the US flag of course!




The fantastic quote in this set.. ‘the greatest adventure is what lies ahead’…
along with the planes of course!




It was a dream come true for us when our products were stocked in the very first store in the USA a year ago..
Our vision is for Visible Image to become a well known and well loved brand in the US.. ♡




We hope our ‘different’ designs help us to stand out at the show..




We are SO excited to start previewing our BRAND NEW stamps in just over a week’s time!! We think they are our most creative yet! They are definitely different! Our Design Team are loving creating samples with them, and are blowing us away with their projects! We can’t wait to proudly show them off in our booth!


We will be back in the new year with brand new inspiration from our amazing team, who have been enjoying a blogging break over the holidays.


We wish you a truly fantastic New Year… a year filled with plenty of stamping and creating, of happy times, good health, and exciting adventures!

Enjoy the celebrations welcoming 2018… we think it’s going to be awesome!




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Mark & Helen xx



BOOTH #539





Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Visible Image!


Thank you so much for your custom in 2017, and for loving our stamps and stencils.


We would also like to say a BIG ‘thank you’ to all the wonderful store owners – in 15 countries worldwide – who have stocked our products this year! We really appreciate and value your support of our brand!


And lastly we have to say a HUGE ‘thank you’ to all our Design Team members in 2017
who have created so many awesome, and very inspiring, cards and projects ♡ You are all amazing!



We are really excited for 2018, which kicks off with Creativation in Phoenix!!




We can’t wait to show you our NEW stamp designs in January!



We are now closed for the Christmas holidays, and will re-open on Tuesday January 9th.


All orders placed over the festive period will be dispatched on our return.





We’re sending hugs to anyone who will find Christmas particularly tough.



We hope you have a wonderful time and we wish you a very happy, healthy 2018, full of only good things.


Much Love,

Mark & Helen xx




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.



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Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.


Back soon!

Mark & Helen xx



Adventures Lie Ahead!

Good Evening (or morning/afternoon depending where you are in the world)!

Veerle Moreels is here to inspire you on the blog today. The stamps featured on her tag are THE perfect stamps for how we are feeling at the moment…. ‘Destination Unknown’…although we DO know the destination: PHOENIX, what will come of our first time exhibiting at Creativation is unknown!

‘Destination Inspiration’ is one of the show hashtags… we certainly hope we will be inspiring and wowing some fabulous store owners there!


If you own a store and want to find out more about stocking our stamps and stencils please get in touch!

Or if you would like your local store to stock us.. let them know!


Ok on to today’s inspiration, and another brilliant video from Veerle…




Wouldn’t it be great if sometimes we could take a peak in the future? It would make some decisions a lot easier but… it would spoil a lot of excitement too. We have to admit that sometimes not knowing what is coming is pretty exciting. And each day we get a little closer we feel the excitement grow.
For todays project…I had my video camera on again, so enjoy the video!



Stamps used:


Ink splats




Destination Unknown






What an absolutely beautiful tag Veerle. Gorgeous shading and delicate detail.. love it! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell.


Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx



Grungy Ballerina

Hello! We have some fabulous hot pink inspiration from Becca Cruger here on the blog today…




Happy Sunday, friends! I’m popping in to share a card I just created for Visible Image. I was really really excited to get the Born to Perform set because I don’t have any stamps for dancing or performing arts and this set is super unique and artsy..





One of the techniques I like to use from time-to-time is to use my ink pad directly to press ink on to my paper. In this case, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.


Next, I spritzed the ink with water to let it bleed and soften the hard edges.


I stamped a series of words to create a graffiti-like effect in the background.


On the bottom layer of my card base, I added a little bit of stamped grunge with the Universal stamp set..





I added some hand-drawn stitching, washi tap and black gemstones, along with a stamped ballet dancer to finish off the design.


I hope you all like it!
Becca



Loving your grungy background Becca and our ballerina looks gorgeous in pink! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx



Rock out this Christmas!

Hi there! Thank you for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!

Will you be Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree??

Pauline Butcher is here with some awesome music themed inspiration…



Hi there,

Sorry for the absence last week, unfortunately I’d had a fall, and injured my right arm and wrist, so was out of action for a week, it’s still quite painful, but I can manage to use the computer again, and craft, thank goodness, but I do keep uttering some rude expletives now and again, I am sorry to say.. lol !!!!!


Anyway, it’s  time for me to share one of my Visible Image creations, this is a card for anyone who is into music…

 



 


The stamp set I used is Rock Out




and the Play Guitar stencil



The background was achieved by smearing very small blobs of acrylic paint  (about 4 or 5 colours), over black card using a palette knife in random directions. Then I placed the Stencil over the dry background, with one of the colours of paint on a piece of foam, I pounced through the stencil.


Using the star boarder, with Black Versafine ink, I stamped around three of the edges, on the forth edge (the bottom), I used a piece of copy paper to get a straight edge, and blended with some Black Soot Oxide ink, to make the ground. After drying all the ink with a heat tool, I stamped the sentiment and the image, using an embossing pad, and heat embossed with Wow Black Glint embossing powder,




I then sprinkled a small amount of Wow Totally Teal embossing glitter, to one side of the image, and heated from below the card, so’s the powder didn’t blow off. I finished off with some highlights, using a white pigment pen.

 


Thank you for visiting,


Hugs
Pauline xxxxx



Totally awesome card Pauline.. thank you! Loving your two tone guitarist!! ♡

We are so glad you are on the mend xxx

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



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We will be back later with fabulous NEW inspiration from Becca Cruger.


Enjoy your Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx