Unicorn Stamp – Visible Image

Hello! We have some magical inspiration here on the blog today! Becca Cruger has a fabulous thank you card to share featuring our gorgeous unicorn stamp…


Magic was in the air of my craft studio – mostly because I broke out the mythical creatures (namely in the form of a glorious unicorn from the Visible Image Believe in Unicorns stamp set).



Just look at that majesticness!



 To make this shimmering creation, I started with a good base of black and grunged it up a bit using the Fibonacci background stamp. This stamp has quickly become one of my faves because it is so big and covers the whole background of a design perfectly.



Next, I created my own patterned panel using a sheet of white cardstock and the Universal stamp set, which has all these scribbly circles.



I used three colors of extra bright gelatos to add a pop of color to my creation.



I love working with Gelatos – there are so many ways to use them. If you haven’t tried them, they’re a sort of gel-like crayon that is water soluble. So you can use them as crayons, or mix them with water for unique watercolor effects.


For this technique, I applied a thick layer and let the colors overlap as I was scribbling, then I used my fingers to blend the colors together.



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I put everything all together, and created a my unicorn focal circle, then added a sentiment from the Go To Words stamp set.



Products Used:


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Thank you all for popping by!





This is such a bright and cheerful card Becca.. with a touch of magic! Love it! Thank you ♡

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Seahorse Stamp – Visible Image

Good Afternoon! We are back with our 2nd dose of inspiration today. Pauline Butcher has a super gorgeous underwater wall hanging to share with you, featuring our beautiful inky seahorse stamp…

Hello again,
 
I’m going to share another lollipop plaque I’ve made using some awesome ‘Visible Image’ seahorse stamp
 



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I love making these plaques, the stamps I’ve used on this one are…


the superb ‘Create your Calm’ seahorse stamp set


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the seaweed and small fishes from ‘Dare to Swim’ stamp set


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the script stamp from ‘Scripted Streets’ stamp set


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the circles from ‘Shape it Up’ stamp set


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and the ‘Strobes’ stencil


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I glued all the lolly sticks together, and gave it a coat of white gesso, and dried it. I then blended Distress Inks over it randomly. Using some Versafine Clair inks, I stamped the Script, Circles and fishes, in coordinating colours. I then placed the stencil over it, and used some translucent paste through it, took off the stencil, and added some dry glitter, and left it to dry.

On some heat resistant acetate, I stamped and heat embossed the fabulous Seahorse stamp, using Black embossing powder, I fussy cut it, then flipping it over, painted the back using some iridescent paints. While this was drying, using the same paints, I pounced my paint brush, so the colours randomly covered a piece of card, ready to stamp the sentiment and seaweed, and again heat emboss with black powder, and then fussy cut them. I added all the elements to the plaque using 3D glue gel.


 
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To finish off, I used gold gilding wax around all the edges of the lolly sticks, added some micro beads for sand at the bottom, made holes in the top, for some rope to go through, and some white pen work and stickles to the seahorse.


Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




This is such a beautiful wall hanging Pauline.. love all the delicate colours and your sand is fab! Our seahorse looks amazing ♡ Thank you!

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

 
 

Stay Beautiful

Hello! Happy Weekend to you! We have 3 doses of awesome inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Heather Mitchell with a fabulous card featuring our strobes stencil…


Hello, hello, hello…

Feels like I’ve been away a while as I was so ridiculously busy and then it all came to stop after I managed to damage my neck/shoulder in some way.  It’s so irritating (and painful) and I’m just bored of it all now!!

Anyway, a bit of gentle crafting never hurt anyone and it’s a superb way for everyone to relax so that’s what I’ve been doing.  Unfortunately with all this spare time, I’ve been watching a lot of You Tube tutorials and my product wish list has tripled in size! Haha!

Enough of my chatting… today’s make is pretty simple.  Just a stencil and stamps and it was super quick to make.



I’ve used the Strobes stencil on watercolour card to create the main focal point, mixing modelling paste with acrylic paint to make a calming grey colour.  Having left it to air dry overnight, I then heat embossed the largest stamp from Rays of Light set in gold onto vellum. This vellum was one I found recently and already has a gold print on it but I love the pattern created… almost like a mini How Fragile image!



The simply stamped sentiment comes courtesy of Into the Woods and Life is Beautiful and has been attached using foam dots.



I was going to heat emboss the ‘Sparkle’ sentiment on it’s own but felt the card needed some texture so added Infusion powder in Raspberry for a splash of colour.

To finish, I’ve matted the watercolour card onto raspberry and black card before giving the inside of the card a bit of interest by adding  strip of colour along the side.



A really simple card but I love it!


The Visible Image products used on this card are…


Strobes


Rays of Light


Life is Beautiful


Into The Woods


Don’t forget to check out what the other designers have been up to!  There are, as always, some truly stunning makes on the blog.


See you again soon!

H x




Wonderful card Heather, stencil looks amazing and we love what you did with the sentiment! ♡

You will find more gorgeous inspiration from Heather’s over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Stronger

Hello! Wow it’s Friday already.. where did the week go?! Hope yours has been good. Elisa Ablett is here with some awesome inspiration for you featuring our Take My Hand stencil…


Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with a bright mixed media tag.


The background was created using a distress tool, smoothing the black ink through the new
‘take my hand’ stencil over your painted background.


I have also added touches of primary elements – Gold Mica powder to the distress tool and smoothed the mica powder over edges and some parts of the painted area of the tag.


I have also stamped and coloured in the eye and then punched it out with a circle punch, and then used 3d foam mounting tape to mount the eye over part of the hand.


Stamp and colour your title ‘Stronger’ with mica powder and then add to your tag.



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Here are some close ups –


 



Products Used:


Take My Hand stencil


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Into The Woods stamp set


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In Your Hands stamp set


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Awesome tag Elisa! Love the gold against that vibrant blue ♡ Thank you!

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


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Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration today! Lisa Taggart is here with a mixed media musical piece featuring our ‘Sax it Up’ and ‘Count Me In’ stencils with one of our latest inspiring quote stamps…


Hello again friends it’s Visible Image day with some new release stencilling fun!



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Here’s the new stencils:


Sax it Up


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Count Me In


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The new sentiments:


Voices In Your Head


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And of course some of my old favourites!


Scripted Streets


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Ink Splats


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I used my A4 gel press along with a few colours of Amsterdam acrylic paint. This was brayered on, the number stencil placed down, lifted and a print taken. The imprint of the stencil also gave me the frame.

Next using dark purple acrylic paint and using the sax player stencil I laid this over my print and stencilled on top.


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I went over the edge with a white pen.


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I highlighted the frame in white and added some extra colour to the background using pastel pencils. I then stamped the circles in white.


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I edged the outer frame doddle style using black pen and stamped some script randomly.


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Finally I stamped and mounted the sentiments in complimentary card.


I dedicate this to my son Ben who graduates this summer with an honours degree in Fine Art. Very proud! Incredible indeed!

Lisa xx




This really is incredible Lisa! So vibrant and full of texture! Thank you ♡
Congrats to Ben.. amazing achievement!

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Friends are Angels

Hi there! Hope your week is going well so far. We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a really beautiful card featuring our gorgeous ‘Friends are Angels’ sentiment stamp…


Good morning it’s time for my weekly Design Team make for Visible Image and today I used stamps from the fab So Much Stronger set. There are so many lovely sentiments to use in this set. It has been incredibly popular and having sold out it is now back in stock!


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I also wanted to show how well these words work with existing sets. I teamed it up with wings from the




I made a distress oxide background by adding the inks to my craft mat with water and picking them up



I stamped and glitter gold embossed a pair of wings which I then fussy cut out



I cut the background down into a square



and black embossed my words, I picked out the “angels” and embossed that part in glitter gold powder, the same as the wings, to make it pop



I added my wings using foam pads to raise the edges and give some dimension.


I then matted and layered my card…



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Here are a couple of close ups to try to show the shine of the gold…




and one last shot…

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you leave me. Our friends really are our angels on earth for us… I love mine very much.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Such a gorgeous card Jane, love the gold embossing against the oxides ink. Thank you ♡

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Here For You Always

Hi there! We are back with our last inspirational post for today. Veerle Moreels has created some gorgeous clean and simple cards with her fabulous watercolour backgrounds. These cards are perfect to tell a friend ‘I’m here for you always’…


One design five cards… it has been a long time since I made a video like that and I really had a lot of fun making this one. We are going for a fun technique, a back up plan for when it doesn’t work, and beautiful words from Visible Image.


Enjoy the video…



Those special people in our lives, we all have them. And I know it isn’t always easy to say out loud what you feel for them so why not make a card to let them know? All stamps I have used in this video can be found underneath. And take a look around in the shop as there are many more perfect words to put on your card or at the inside.

And if you don’t have watercolor, just take out your inks or reinkers or sprays or bister or… so many possibilities. And in worst case scenario… ink up those clouds ^.^



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Shouldn’t we say it more often how special those people are to us?


Stamps Used:


So Much Stronger




Believe in Unicorns




Own Kind of Beautiful




Glimmer of Light




Thank you for another fantastic video Veerle! We love these cards, they really do say so much ♡

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

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Mark & Helen xx




Sparkling in the Rain

Good Evening! Hope your weekend has been great! We are back with our second of three posts today, as we catch up with the latest Designs Team projects. Pauline Butcher is up next with a fabulous clock featuring our ‘Sparkle in the Rain’ set…

Hi there,
 
It’s time for me to share another project I’ve made using one of the awesome stamp sets available here at Visible Image.
 

Today it’s a CD clock…



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The stamp set I’ve used, is another of my favourites, although with all the fantastic designs at ‘Visible Image’, it is very difficult to choose just one fave !!!!


Sparkle in the Rain‘ 


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I have been holding Workshops recently, showing how to make the clocks, they are so much fun. The background is Alcohol Inks, onto which I stamped and heat embossed the Rain lady, with black embossing powder, then heat embossed the rain and puddles with Pink Fizz embossing glitter, then highlighted with a white pen, and added some Stardust Stickles for some added sparkle.
 


Thanks for dropping in.


Hugs, Pauline xxxx




This is such a fantastic project Pauline! Loving the white rain and clock hands against your stunning background! Thank you ♡

 
 

Counting Butterflies

Hello! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have 3 inspiring projects to share here on the blog today, we’re kicking off with a brilliant card by Sharon Traynor featuring our gorgeous inky butterfly stencil…


Hi! Today I’m adding a little sparkle into your lives with an inky little number that uses a couple of gorgeous Visible Image stencils and a stamp, plus loads of twinkly embossing powder and sprinkling of glamour dust. (Scroll down for a photo that really captures the sparkle).

One thing I love to do with stencils it to layer them on top of each other to create a bit of added interest and additional pattern. This wonderful butterfly stencil is perfect for that technique because it has a large open area.



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Here’s how I made this card:

Wet a piece of watercolour paper, then using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer, spritz distress markers to make the background and dry with a heat tool. Attach the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and blend through the stencil with mustard seed distress ink. Attach the ‘Count Me In’ stencil over the top and blend through both stencils with spiced marmalade.

Remove all the stencils. Drawing freehand, draw around the outside edge of the butterfly with a white opaque pen and then use a black pen outside the white line. Draw around the outside of the numbers in the butterfly with candied apple, then add detail glue inside the numbers and sprinkle with glamour dust. (I’d forgotten that I still had glamour dust until I was rooting through my stash the other day!)


Add a few ‘veins’ to the background by painting them in with a paintbrush using tarnished brass distress stain.

Ink a small piece of card with the same colours as the background, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment before fussy cutting it out.

Create 2 sparkly mats for the sentiment and the main image by inking the outside edges with versamark clear ink and then heat embossing with a sparkly black embossing powder.


Stamps and Stencils Used:


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


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Other Supplies:

Watercolour Card, Distress Markers (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, dried marigold, abandoned coral, picked raspberry, candied apple, black soot), Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry), Distress Stain (tarnished brass), TH Distress Marker Spritzer, white opaque pen, detail glue, glamour dust, versamark clear ink, Wow! black twinkle embossing powder.


I hope you liked this inky offering from me today, and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Love this! Thank you Sharon! These 2 stencils work brilliantly together and that sparkle is beautiful ♡

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You Inspire Me

Hello! We have Lanette Erickson here on the blog this evening with an amazing and very ‘eye catching’ card created with our brilliant Eye stencil….


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog, so today I thought I would share a quick card that I created for a dear friend of mine, hopefully it will inspire you half as much as she inspires me….



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Visible Image Products Used:


Eye Contact Stencil


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Choose Happiness Stamp Set


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I really love this stamp set & stencil! This latest release is amazing!!



So now lets take a closer look at my card….






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Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Incredible card Lanette! Those vivid colours are awesome and our eye stencil looks amazing! Thank you ♡

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



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Into The Forest

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration today. Heather Mitchell has created 2 amazing cards featuring tree stamps from our ‘Into The Woods’ forest stamps set…


Hello everyone…

I’m back today sharing a couple of makes for Visible Image and once again, I’ve used one of their fabulous new releases – Into The Woods.

The DT has already come up with some absolute stunning makes using this forest stamps set but I can’t seem to get away from making it look dark and moody!


The first card uses a mixture of mediums for the background and once dried, I’ve used the largest stamp from The Ripple Effect with a clear embossing powder to create another texture.


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To break up the sky, I’ve stamped Scripted Streets randomly in a deep brown as well as taking the stripes from the Stars and Stripe stencil and teaming it with Nuvo’s Hybrid Metro Grey ink pad.  As you can see, the circles from The Ripple Effect has resisted the ink and left a hint of a circle.


Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and mix elements of stencils with stamps


The wood landscape stamps are just fabulous.  Lovely and wide (they are A5 in width) you can layer them in different colours to create depth, or as I have done here, just used a black ink.  I can see these being hugely popular… especially if you add a hint of white embossing powder to resemble snow – a Christmas scene right there!!


Textures and tones are easily created by different mediums


To finish the card, stamp the sentiments onto grey inky card using a black ink pad and secure to the card using foam tape. Matt onto black and and attach to a card blank… et voila!



My second make today is really moody and quite haunting.


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The background is similar to the first one, generated exactly the same way.  When dry, I’ve die-cut a circle from card and used the negative to add grey Oxide Inks in Hickory Smoke and Iced Spruce.  I’ve used my finger to smudge the ink and once happy with the colouring, I’ve added Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Glitter Gloss around the edges for a hint of sparkle. Once the mask has been removed, I’ve used Derwent Inktense pencils to add a little yellow to the edges.


The owl has been stamped in the same glossy embossing powder as the trees


The woods have been stamped using Wow’s embossing powder in British Summertime (excellent name for a grey!) and Ebony Superfine Black.


The detail on the large tree is just beautiful!


To finish, add a sentiment.  I’ve chosen ‘always listen to the voices in your head’ as I loved the font and felt it worked well with the moodiness of the card.  Add black ink to the edges and matt onto an olive green card before securing to a card blank.



And here’s the Visible Image products used in todays projects…


Into The Woods


Into The Woods - Forest stamps - Visible Image


Voices In Your Head




The Ripple Effect



Scripted Streets




Stars and Stripes Stencil



Check out the other DT makes on the blog using the new releases… they are all absolutely stunning!!


Have a good day and catch you next time…

H x




Really loving the dark and moody feel of these Heather! Awesome backgrounds too! Thank you ♡

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



Our ‘Into The Woods‘ stamp set really is so versatile… whatever the season!



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We will be back a little later with stunning inspiration from Lanette!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


Baby Congratulations Card

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are back from a few days away in Edinburgh, the weather was glorious and what a fantastic City! This weekend we are catching up with all the latest projects from our amazing Design Team..  up first on the blog today is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous Baby Congratulations card. Over to Jane…


For this week’s Visible Image inspiration, I thought I would use the awesome Baby Bloom stencil to make a baby congratulations card.


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The congratulations sentiment is from the lovely go to words set. There are all the sentiments you ever need here in this set using a really fab type face.


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I wanted to create a rather ethereal backgrond, an almost out of this world one and just accent the beautiful flower the baby contains as a little pop of colour. These were the oxides I used for my background.



I blended them onto some card



and then placed on the baby stencil and added more of the blue and green inks. I added red ink to the top of the flower



I outlined the image with white pen and added a mix of glossy accents and glitter to the flower head as my pop of colour.



I then stamped the word congratulations.




Here it is all matted up and ready for the amazing celebrations that a new baby brings.



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Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy watching everything bloom and grow around you.

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is so beautiful Jane, loving your oxides background and the flower looks stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx




Take My Hand Stencil

Hello! So sorry we have neglected our blog over the past week.. the good news is we have lots of amazing inspiration to share with you over the next few days! Pauline Butcher has created an awesome project featuring our Take My Hand stencil…

It’s time to share a new project, using some spectacular ‘Visible Image’ products.
 
I think I have a thing with these lolly sticks, I just can’t stop using them…
 


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So, on this mixed media project, the stencil and stamps I’ve used are:


Take My Hand stencil


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the sentiment ‘You Inspire Me’, is from Choose Happiness stamp set





the moths are from Glimmer of Light stamp set





and the background stamp is Elemental





I glued all the lolly sticks together, and blended Distress ink over them. I stamped the Elemental background, then put the stencil over the top, and used  some black paste through it.


On a separate piece of card I stencilled the hand stencil using a black pen, painted it using Dyna paints, then fussy cut it. The moths were stamped onto a piece of painted card, heat embossed and fussy cut, as were the sentiment words.
 

Thanks for dropping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx


 



This is so awesome Pauline! Our hand stencil looks brilliant! Loving the vibrant colours, such an inspiring piece! Thank you ♡

 

Beautiful Life

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog today, hope you are having a good week so far. Our NEW ‘Life is Beautiful’ stamp set has been incredibly popular! Lisa Taggart is here with some stunning inspiration with these stamps…


Hello there, I’m delighted to be back featuring the magnificent new releases from Visible Image. The new designs are simply awesome!


This is today’s project:




Here’s what I have used:


Life is Beautiful - Visible Image stamps



numbers stencil - Visible Image





Its a mixed media piece. The main colouring medium is Royal Talens acrylic paint. The ink is black versafine. I’ve also used Amsterdam acrylic pens and some Stabilo pastels. The splatters were made using Royal Talens acrylic ink. You can’t tell very well from the photo but the humming bird is glittered using diamond stickles.

Here are a few close ups . Firstly, the bird. I painted the area in white acrylic and then stamped on top. I highlighted using acrylic pens (including white) and glitter glue.


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I wanted to create the feeling of energy and motion so I placed the bird against a pale blue background and doodled some circles freehand at the edges of the wings as a backdrop to the stamps. I blended in some pastel pencil to lighten these areas.


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To create texture I used the stencil and then did a little stamping in black ink using my favourite script stamp. It’s the best script design ever! … and I’ve used a lot!!


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I achieved the best effect with the stencil by putting down block dark colour first and then paler tones through the stencil.


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Finally I stamped the sentiment onto lilac card and cut out the words for adding to the project.


Hope you like it!

Lisa xx




What a stunning work of art! Gorgeous background and we love the movement you have created around the wings! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Choose Happiness

Good Evening! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here with some bright sunshiny inspiration today featuring stamps from our ‘Choose Happiness’ set…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image. Today’s piece is very apt as I used the new Choose Happiness stamp set. This is one of the 3 fab new release sentiment sets. There are so many great sentiments in this set and also a really fun smiley face both as positive and negative stamp.  It takes me back to the late 1960s, I can remember them as badges in bubble gum machines. My brother and I got so excited when occasionally out came a badge as well as your gum!


Visible Image stamps - Choose Happiness


I decided to make ATCs using the sentiments and display them on a wall hanging, using the smileys to decorate it.


This is what I got up to;


I blended some “happy” distress oxide colours onto a sheet of smooth card stock…squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber and dried marigold . I then stamped using the shapes from the Shape it Up set to make a masterboard. This set is brilliant for all sorts of backgrounds.



I stamped using oxides





Once my masterboard was finished I cut a strip



and from that strip I cut 3 ATC sized pieces. (An ATC size is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2″)



I then white embossed the 3 sentiments from the set and added some extra colouring using an orange gel pen.



I took a sheet of watercolour paper and altered it using the awesome new Collision stencil



I sprayed squeezed lemonade distress spray first onto the blank paper and then added carved pumpkin distress ink through the stencil



 I moved the stencil down as I worked.



 I rounded off the corners of my ATCs



I then stuck the background onto a piece of grey board and added some eyelets so that it could be hung as a “Choose happiness” wall hanging.


I also had fun stamping out lots of smileys. I stamped the negatives in the same oxide colours and then added the positive in black. Here are my yellow ones




This is my completed wall hanging…


choose happiness - wall hanging


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope my wall hanging made you smile…. choose happiness is a pretty good mantra to have, in my humble opinion.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This really does make you smile doesn’t it it? THE perfect wall hanging to look at every morning! Thanks Jane ♡

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Your Mistakes Do Not Define You

Hi there! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening. Veerle Moreels has a gorgeous tag to share with you…


The hummingbird was the first thing I saw when this new set ‘Life is beautiful’ was released by Visible Image, but it was that circle that kept drawing my attention to it. So for today’s project I have inked it up and I combined it with some beautiful words.

No difficult techniques, just having a play with my bister and some coloring but that’s all these stamps need ^.^  I had my camera rolling and I have it low speed so you can see the magic happen with the bister ^.^





Stamps Used:


Life is Beautiful




Voices in your Head




Mistakes do not define you…

Mistakes are proof that you tried and turn into learning moments to have you grow to become even more beautiful than you already are.


Love, Veerle




Awesome tag Veerle ♡ Love the drama of the red! Great video as always.. thank you!

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Art Journaling – Lynn Good

Hello! We have Lynn Good here on the blog today with some fantastic inspiration…


Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing two art journal pages I have made featuring the new stamps from Visible Image



The hummingbird is such a gorgeous picture that I wanted to make it a feature.
I began by putting some colour onto my art journal page.  I have used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints



I have then stamped the hummingbird so the colours could be seen through its wings and body. I have then painted around the edges with white paint.


The lines are stamped from the ‘Shape It Up’ stamp set




For the second page, I have coloured the entire page with Dina Wakley Paint Lapis and left it to dry.  I covered it with a coat of Turquoise and before that dried using a wet wipe I have wiped through the Distorted Chess stencil leaving the pattern.




On a seperate piece of paper i have done the same thing with the Strobes stencil to create a different colour behind the title.


The smiley faces are so cute – I have used white gesso in the areas I was stamping them and then coloured them with Dylusion Paint – Lemon Zest.


To finish off I have used some little circles from the De-Stressed stamp set and a white paint pen.


Products Used:




















Thanks for stopping by and til next time – Happy Crafting 🙂




Thank you Lynn.. great pages! Especially love the arty feel of the hummingbird page ♡

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Sax It Up – Visible Image

Hello and Happy Friday! Have you checked out our latest stencil designs? Pauline Butcher is here with a fantastic card featuring our NEW ‘Stop Meshing Around’ and ‘Sax it Up’ stencils with one of our NEW quote stamps too…

Hi again,
 

Just a quick post today,  it’s Fabulous Friday, and I am off to spend the weekend with the infamous Eileen Godwin, and a fabulous group of crafters, for a 12 hour Crafterthon in aid of charity.

 

So it’s time for me to share some ‘Visible Image’ love, and again I have used a couple of their awesome Stencils for my main image.
 



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I have made this card with men in mind, but of course it could be unisex.

I started the card by placing the ‘Stop Meshing Around’ stencil onto some white card, and blended some Mustard Seed Distress Ink through it. I turned the stencil around and blended through using Peacock Feathers. I then placed the ‘Sax it Up’ on the background, and blended through using Candid Apple, whilst the stencil was still in place, using some Black Soot, I gently blended around the outline of the Sax man. The sentiment was achieved by repeating the process with the Meshing Around, and then stamping ‘Incredible’ in Candid apple, going around the letters with a black pen, and stamping ‘Make your Story’ in black ink.



The stencils I’ve used are…


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along with the ‘make you story incredible’ sentiment from the awesome ‘Voices in your Head’ stamp set

quirky quote stamps - visible image

 


I have made this card with men in mind, but of course it could be unisex.

 

Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




These stencils work so well together Pauline! Fantastic card.. thank you ♡

 
 

Life Is Beautiful – Visible Image

Hi! We have a double dose of awesome inspiration here on the blog today. First up is Sharon Traynor, with a brilliant card featuring our hummingbird stamp…


Hello there.

I’ve been very kind to you today because my card only uses one stamp set and just a few other supplies. You really don’t need a ton of supplies to be able to create something beautiful with this amazing stamp set from Visible Image.

This beautiful hummingbird stamp was just crying out for some gorgeous blue and green colours and I just couldn’t resist a bit of water colour drippage too.  The amazing black twinkle embossing powder also gives this gorgeous bird a wonderful shimmer. I hope you like it as much as I do.

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How to make this card.

Stamp the hummingbird stamp in black ink onto white card using a stamp positioner tool such as a Misti. Leave the stamp on the door of the stamp positioner.

Paint the hummingbird using Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Paint clear water onto the card where you want the drips to appear, trying to match up the drips with colours used on the hummingbird. Add the paint to the top of the card for each individual drip and let it run down towards the bird. Set aside to dry.

Once dry, use an antistatic pad on the panel and re-stamp the bird again in versamark ink (that’s why you needed to leave the stamp in your stamping tool!) and heat emboss with a sparkly black embossing glitter.

Mount the panel onto gold card and add a couple of additional thin strips of the card for some added interest. Mount the panel onto a card blank. Stamp the words onto spare white card, cut them out and mount them to the panel with 3d foam.

Here’s a close-up where you can catch how sparkly the embossing glitter is.

 

Stamps Used:


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


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Other Supplies:

Versafine Onyx Black ink. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (No50 pale aqua, No55 green, No61 cornflower blue, No62 cobalt blue, No64 blue, No91 bluish gold), Versamark clear ink, WOW! black twinkle embossing glitter, white card, gold card.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fantastic card Sharon! Loving the drips, and that sparkle is gorgeous ♡

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Inspiring Sentiment Stamps – Visible Image

Hi there, thanks for visiting our blog today. Lanette Erickson is here to inspire you today with a really beautiful tag featuring one of our gorgeous new inspiring sentiment stamps from our ‘So Much Stronger’ set…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you over on the Visible Image Blog so you know me I have another tag to share with you..

For today’s tag I decided to created with a New Release stamp, So Much Stronger. I really just love this stamp set so much!


Friends are Angels - inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image


Visible Image Products Used: So Much Stronger


I really love this stamp set, just take a look!


inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image



Now lets take a close look at my tag…






Friends are Angels - inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image



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


Make sure you stop by and see the amazing new Stamps and Stencils too! They are amazing!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Your tag is so beautiful Lanette! The embellishments are fabulous and the sentiment looks awesome ♡ Thank you!

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Into The Bluebell Woods

Hello! We have some gorgeous inspiration coming your way today. Jane Tyrrell is up first with a fabulous art journal page…


A couple of weekends ago my Hb and I went for a walk in our local woods. I promised I would be back to share the bluebells that we saw. This annual spectacle is something I wait for and never miss. It is just magical.



Whilst we were there we took a moment to sit on a log and gazed up into the tree canopy above us through to the blue sky and sunshine.



When I got home I decided that I needed to make a “Moment” for Jane’s Journal to remember that time.


I knew that the fabulous Into the Woods stamps set from the brand new Visible Image release



would be perfect so I decided to make my weekly DT piece for today using it together with the beautiful new Butterfly Ink stencil



I started with a piece of watercolour card the same size as my journal and added some drips of Salty Ocean, antique linen and cracked pistachio distress oxides to start off my background. I then used a corner of the Stop Meshing Around stencil



as the sun using yellow Distress inks



 I added some more “sunlight” using the Take My Hand stencil…the hand of Mother Nature perhaps?



 


As you can see English bluebells are not blue at all but more a shade of mauve.



so I added this colour through my Butterfly Ink stencil


I added 5 butterflies around the page using Wilted violet distress oxide and then added some more depth using the circle stamp from the Hummingbird set




Once I was happy with my tree canopy it was time to stamp the woods….first the under canopy in purple, to represent the drift of bluebells.



Then the top line in green, to show those brand newly unfurled leaves. I took the stamping around the sides of the page as I wanted to give the impression that we were sitting down and gazing up from the floor of the bluebell wood.




So here we are…….let me set the scene again……”It is a glorious blue sky morning. The sun shone out like a ball of lemon fire.



It was the kind of day that makes you glad to be outside, hand in hand with Mother Nature.



 Into the woods we went



to be greeted by the splendor and scent of bluebells, their drifts were everywhere, like a carpet of purple.

We sat down for a moment to pause and looked up through the canopy of the newly leaved trees to the clear blue sky above…a Moment in time to remember. “




Below is my Moment in it’s entirety. I think the words I chose to use from the set summed up how we feel about our life. It was a blissful Moment there, among the bluebells.

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There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils…all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.



I’d also like to give a quick heads up too. Myself and 2 of my VI Design Team colleagues have a stamping feature in this month’s (June edition) of Making Cards Magazine. We all used the Seahorse and Dare to swim Visible Image stamp sets to make 3 very different red, white and blue cards


and here is a teeny weenie sneak peek of my underwater card……do check it out!


Thanks so much for taking a walk in the bluebell woods with me. I have so many ideas for using this amazing new stamp set….


I hope you all had a fab weekend, wasn’t the royal wedding a total delight and Windsor looked stunning in the sunshine too.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x


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Jane your photos are so beautiful as is your page.. we love it! Thank you ♡

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Grow

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today. Veerle Moreels is here with a beautiful tag created with one of our fabulous NEW stencils…


For today’s project I had some fun with the Baby Bloom stencil …a beautiful stencil with a beautiful flower that can easily be used by itself.





I used some texture paste through the stencil to have my little flower raised on my project and then colored it in using my DIY Inktense travelset and some regular watercolors.




And of course what better word than ‘grow’ for this project from the set ‘Into the Woods’. You can see it has lines around it but I wanted to stamp it inside a home rusted paper clip. So I stamped it without the lines and there is a very easy trick to do so which I show you in the video in THIS BLOG POST



I’ve got this feeling I’ll be using this flower more than once ^.^




Products Used:


Baby Bloom stencil





Into the Woods stamp set





What a gorgeous tag ♡ Beautiful colouring and texture Veerle.. thank you!

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Friends Are Angels

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have some gorgeous inspiration coming your way on the blog today. Have you checked our NEW quote stamps? We have 3 amazing new sets with some really inspiring, sentimental, and quirky quotes! Becca Cruger is up on the blog today with the ‘Friends are Angels’ sentiment stamp…


I am in LOOOOOOOVE with the new releases at Visible Image.

Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


One of my favorite new sets is So Much Stronger, which has all of these gorgeous sentiments that are bold and powerful (like the one I’m using in my card).


Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


I have been hoarding erm… carefully saving some Tim Holtz angel wings and as soon as I got my hands on this gorgeous set, I finally had the perfect card to use them on.



I’d chosen some teal and warm brown papers to use on my card, so I wanted my silver wings to match. InkaGold to the rescue!



InkaGold is perfect for altering chipboard, paper flowers, and metal pieces. It can be used as a paste, or mixed with water to create watercolors.



After I smudged with teal, I added a second layer of light gold. OOooooo shiny!



I used the same gold around on a die cut piece that would be my focal panel for my sentiment.



Sponged around the edges with some brown Distress Inks to give it a vintage vibe.


Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


I added a ribbon, and embossed the lovely sentiment and I have one stunner of a final design!




This is a really beautiful card Becca ♡  We love how you have framed the sentiment with those awesome wings, and the layering is fabulous!

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Eye Stencil – Visible Image

Hi there! We are back with more awesome inspiration today! Pauline Butcher has a spectacular card to share with you, featuring our amazing NEW eye stencil! Are you ready for some vivid colour…


Hello! I’m back again, it’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here to share another bit of inspiration using some awesome products from ‘Visible Image‘.
 
Have you seen their new stamps and stencils? They are fantastic, and today’s share is a card I made using 3 of the new Stencils and one of their new stamps..
 



Visible Image - eye stencil - distress inks



The stencils I’ve used are…



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and the stamp I’ve used is a sentiment from the So Much Stronger set


Smile your beautiful smile - visible image stamps



I blended three colours of Distress Ink, onto a piece of card, (Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry) then adding the ‘Count Me In’ stencil over the top, I blending through the stencil, using the same colours, but putting Pink over Yellow, blue over Pink etc.

I then used the inky drip bit of the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil, and blended through it with Blueprint Sketch, all around the edges of the card.

Next came the awesome ‘Eye Contact’ eye stencil, I placed this on top of the coloured background, secured it with masking tape, and using a spatula, added some ‘Sweet Poppy Stencil’ dimension paste through the stencil. When it was dry using some white gesso, I whitened up the eye, and added some Distress into the eye iris, and some stardust stickles over the top of the dry paste.


Visible Image - eye stencil


I used the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil again, for the tear drops, with some white Liquid Pearl. I stamped the sentiment using a dark blue ink, and fussy cut it.


Thanks for dropping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx 

 

WOW! We absolutely love how you have combined these stencils.. your card is incredible Pauline! Our eye stencil looks stunning and we adore your tear ♡ Thank you!

 

Embrace Your Quirky Self

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! The sun is shining and we have some amazing inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Heather Mitchell who has got her hands on our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and wow just wait until you see the result! We love the quote Heather has chosen too… do you ‘Embrace Your Quirky Self’ ?! Over to Heather…


Hello everyone and thank you for joining me here today!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock of late, you will have seen that Visible Image has released six new stamps and eight new stencils.  They have absolutely done it again and produced the most fabulous images and sentiments that I know everyone is going to love/want/need!

As someone who loves to add texture to their makes, I have a huge love of stencils.  I absolutely love all of them if I’m honest as they’re all so versatile and you can pick certain elements out of all of them to use in different ways but the Butterfly Ink stencil really caught my eye.


Visible Image - inky butterfly stencil - Heather Mitchell



I wanted to use the stencil is a really simple way to show how fabulous it is and so I made a card using just the stencil, a sentiment and some crackle paint.  All Visible Images stencil’s are fabulous quality, so lovely and thick so that they holds mediums really well and they’re pretty tough (my stencils go through a bit of a bashing and have all survived!)

Having secured the stencil to some watercolour card, I’ve applied crackle paint quite thickly in places as I wanted a some lovely thick cracks.  Once dried (air drying is best) I’ve dripped different coloured inks along the cracks that the ink spreads.



Visible Image - Butterfly Ink Stencil - cracked texture paste

I love the subtle colour that the ink gives


Around the edge of the butterfly, I’ve used a watercolour pencil to give a watery outline and I’ve also given him a coat of matt varnish to protect the crackle and stop it flaking off over time.



Visible Image stamps - embrace your quirky self quote

Visible Image’s sentiment stamps are always so perfect!



The sentiment is from the new Voices In Your Head set, and comes with four sentiments that you can easily mix up and use the words to form your own sentiments. I have been known to cut sentiment stamps into individual words (if they aren’t already) as I like to mix things up a bit and this makes it easier.

Having trimmed the image down, I’ve inked the edged using a matching ink pad and then matted it onto black card.  The sentiment has then been stamped over a watery inky background and secured to the bottom of the card using foam tape.

The new stamps and stencils are going to be flying out of Visible Image HQ and if you need any encouragement, head on over to the blog homepage where you’ll find plenty of inspiration from the other DT members.  Here’s what I used for this make:

 

Thanks for looking, see you all soon!

H x




Wowza! Incredible texture as always Heather!! Our butterfly looks amazing, and this quote goes perfectly with it! Thank you ♡

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Beautiful Life – Art Journal Page

Good Evening! We have Elisa Ablett here on the blog today with an awesome art journal page featuring our stunning hummingbird stamp and more…


Hi Crafters,

Elisa here with my latest project, a mixed media art journal page featuring the NEW Life is Beautiful Stamp Set.
This gorgeous stamp set jumped out at me from the very start… A beautiful hummingbird, sentiment and geo circle design to create backgrounds with.


To create my art journal page I painted the background with Dina Wakely paints, I also used my small mini circle gel plate to create a focal point. I used my Visible Image Strobe Stencil on the gel plate to add further texture and patterns on my focal point.





Here are some close ups –


 

 


Products used from Visible Image –







Thanks for stopping by the blog today
Elisa xx




Amazing page Elisa! Loving your background and the awesome texture you created ♡ Thank you!

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Have a lovely evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Stay Grounded

Good Evening! We have more awesome inspiration here on the blog today! Lisa Taggart has an incredible project to share with you featuring stamps from one of our stunning new stamp sets, which includes some really great quotes, including ‘Grow Stronger’ and ‘Stay Grounded’…


Hello, oh my goodness you are going to LOVE the new releases from Visible Image! This is my first sample using one of the new stamp sets…


Into The Woods


Visible Image - forest stamps - stay grounded



Visible Image - forest stamps - stay grounded

 

I adore trees! This set is awesome because it allows you to layer the stamps to create dimension. It is so versatile!

I thought I would begin with a night scene for a change. A couple of days previously I was playing with my brusho powders. As usual I got carried away and ended up making several pages of murky  purple smudges. Of course I couldn’t bin them because I’d used precious Sheena stamping card! However the more I studied these leftovers I thought perfect for making galaxies .. as you do!

So the page looked something like this ( the one I used was slightly different)


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I got my pastel pencils out and began to highlight the colours and add a few chalky galaxy effects. There was a lot of blending and smudging!


I placed the lightest colour (pink) at the bottom of the sky and stamped the background trees in grey along this area.  Then I stamped the foreground trees in black.


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I added a few lines of blue, purple and black in front and used  part of the background set to create shrubbery at the front of the picture.


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To create the stars I made splatters using white acrylic ink and a fan brush. The larger stars were enhanced drawing lines with a white pen and a ruler.


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I stamped the birds and highlighted the wings using a gold pen.


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The brushos had made line marks so I just had to pretend there was a meteor shower going on!


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The STAY GROUNDED sentiments were stamped on to lilac card and mounted on foam pads.

I hope you like it!


Lots more exciting stuff to come including must have stencils!!!

Lisa xx


 

Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome Design Team inspiration today! Jane Tyrrell is featuring 2 of the inspiring quotes from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our gorgeous face stamps, and some funky background stamps from another NEW set…

Good Evening, I am here with my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration. The new release is now available to buy online  or via your local stockist.

Today I am sharing another of my new makes and this time I have used the brilliant Voices in your Head stamp set



with the background Shape it up set



and the iconic and best selling Face it set




I made a Distress oxide background, using Salty ocean, Squeezed lemonade and Dried marigold. I pushed the colours onto my craft mat, added some water and after 2 pick ups I stopped as I loved the way the colours dripped down. When I looked at the patterns I felt it was quite a 60s/70s retro colour blend.



I cut down the piece to a fit a 7X5″ card and blended on a little extra Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide ink. I stamped my face and decided on my words placement. For extra impact I stamped and embossed “incredible” in red.

I also stamped some of the shapes from Shape it up in blue archival ink.



Here is my Retro words girl…



There are some really amazing words in this set, and they work so well with the existing stamps too.


Thanks as always for stopping by.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is such an awesome card Jane! Loving your retro background and these quotes are perfect for our face!
Thank you ♡

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Inspiring Sentiment Stamps

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is up next on the blog today, with a beautiful tag featuring our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and one of the inspiring sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Stronger Than You Think’ set…


Sometimes I start thinking and looking at the world around us. And to many times I notice all the demands we need to fulfill. It all needs to go faster, it needs to be better.  And strangely enough we feel the need we have to meet up with them. We can’t stay behind, we have to meet to the high standards others set for us. And without knowing we let them take away beautiful parts of us, parts that make us US.

With this in mind I had a play with one of the beautiful new released words and stencils. Very easy, and CAS but I had the camera running anyway.



Don’t let anyone take away your color. Smile your beautiful smile…


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil



Stamp Used:


So Much Stronger


Visible Image - Quote stamps - So Much Stronger



Stencil Used:


Butterfly Ink


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil





This is such a beautiful tag Veerle. We love your texture, colour and shading on the butterfly.Thank you for your fantastic video too ♡

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

Subscribe to Veerle’s YouTube channel and you will always be inspired! ♡



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Mark & Helen xx




ATCs & Zodiac Stamps – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! We have not 1 but 3 posts coming your way today! Sorry we neglected our blog over the weekend, but a little ‘time out’ was needed.

First up today is Lynn Good with some fantastic and very colourful ATC’s to brighten what is a very dull start here in Wales today. Lynn is bringing a little Australian sunshine to the UK…


Hi everyone, today I am sharing an ATC set and a card that I have created for the Visible Image Design Team.

As my new stamps have not arrived yet, I am using some from their current collection – here are the ATC’s that I have created:


I have used watercolour paper and Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Chipped Sapphire.


I began by creating the background



and then I have used a couple of stencils and chipped sapphire distress ink



This is showing on the atc’s.  On the card I have used carved pumpkin and created a contrast in similar colours.


I have then added some embroidery cotton and stamped title.  Here are some close ups:


 

 



For the card, although it is hard to see in the photos, I have used embossing powder and as I have heated the image I have used purple foil to give a metallic effect



Here is a list of the products that I have created.























Thanks for stopping by and I have that I have inspired you to create :).




These are fabulous Lynn! Your backgrounds are awesome! Thank you ♡

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



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Life Is Beautiful

Good Evening! It’s been an incredibly busy day here, packaging and dispatching all the pre-orders for our NEW stamps and stencils… there will be some very happy customers over the next few days/weeks as packages are delivered! We would like to say a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has ordered them! You will also find them at your local Visible Image stockist or online retailer 🙂 Our stunning ‘Life is Beautiful’ set, which includes our inky hummingbird stamp, has literally been flying out! So we thought we should share some more gorgeous inspiration with these new stamps today…

It’s Fabulous Friday, and my day to share some ‘Visible Image’ love. Today I am sharing my first project using the brand new hummingbird stamp set called ‘Life Is Beautiful.


mixed media - wall hanging - hummingbird stamp



The Stamp set I’ve used on this project is…


Life is Beautiful 


Visible Image - inky hummingbird stamp



and the stencil is Collision


collision of light stencil - visible image


I used some lolly sticks as the base, and painted them with the Dyna paints, stamped the circle and lines stamp, then put the stencil over the top and added  some translucent paste. Meanwhile I stamped the awesome hummingbird using Versamark onto some heat resistant acetate, and heat embossed using Black powder, fussy cut it, and added some Dyna paints onto the back of it, and attached it with 3D glue gel. I added the sentiment, and coloured some ribbon to hang it with.
 


hummingbird stamp - visible image stamps
 


Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




This is absolutely stunning Pauline! These vibrant colours look amazing with our hummingbird! Loving all the texture too.. Thank you ♡

  

Incredible Butterfly Stencil

Good Morning! It’s a very exciting day here at Visible Image as we release our awesome NEW stamps and stencils!!! Our Design Team are loving creating with them and we have lots of amazing samples to share with you over the coming weeks. Heather Mitchell has got her hands on ‘Butterfly Ink’ our stunning inky butterfly stencil, and added in the ‘incredible’ stamp from our ‘Voices in Your Head’ set and the result is just WOW…


Hello everyone…

A very impromptu post today as I’ve had some lovely comments over in the Visible Image Facebook group about this little make…


inky butterfly stencil - Visible Image stamps


I was only playing when I made it, but sometimes that’s when you get the best results.

So some of you were asking for a tutorial and (obviously) I can’t go back and re-make (and I haven’t got the time to make another one) so I thought I’d talk you through the process, is that ok?

The stencil I’ve used is one of the gorgeous new releases from Visible Image and is called Butterfly Ink.. an inky butterfly stencil.  It’s one of eight new stencils and all are amazing!

Anyway… to start, I taped the stencil (please use low-tack tape or it’ll ruin everything!) to textured card.  I’ve then drawn around the butterfly using Derwent Inktense pencils.  I did the Tan colour first using a fine paintbrush to add water and dilute the lines.



Be careful when adding water that you don’t add too much as it will seep under the stencil, so less is more.  I then added the Bark colour in the same way…


Don’t forget to add colour to the elements around the butterfly


Use the colour around the edges to then colour the butterfly itself.  I teased the colour out of the edges as this gave enough colour for me but you can add as much or as little colour as you like.  To make the Frayed Burlap colour slightly more intense, I’ve given it a very light spritz, as this really makes the colour come alive.


Once dry, take a Wink of Stella brush and added subtle sparkle around the outline


I’ve used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink pad on the ‘incredible’ sentiment as I love the chalky finish you get.  I didn’t use a stamping platform or an acrylic block, I literally stuck the stamp to my fingers and freehanded the stamping so I could control where I wanted the lettering to start/end.

Once dry, I added more shimmer using the Wink of Stella on some of the letters. To finish, I’ve matted it onto black card and then onto a beautiful copper pearlescent card before securing it to a 7×7″ card blank.

And there you go!  A really easy card to make and even if you fluff up the outline (like I did in places) it doesn’t matter as you can use a brush to erase any mistakes!  I’d love to see any cards you create using this technique so do tag me any!


Products Used:


Butterfly Ink stencil - Visible Image     


Catch up again soon,

H x




This card really is INCREDIBLE Heather! Some awesome techniques going on there, and the results are awesome!Love how you have used the words inside the inky butterfly stencil! Thank you so much for letting everyone know how you created it ♡

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We will be back a little later with gorgeous inspiration from Pauline Butcher.

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Just Smile!

Good Afternoon! Thanking you for visiting our blog today! Sharon Traynor has got her hands on some of our new stamps and has created a very happy card featuring one of the smiley face emoji stamps from our ‘Choose Happiness’ set, and teamed it up with one of our new sentiments… Just Smile!


Hi! How’s your smile? I bet it’s beautiful.  Smiles are just infectious, aren’t they? So today I’m hoping to infect you all with a smile and a bit of happiness.

I’ve used some of the wonderful brand new sets from Visible Image Stamps.  Honestly, this latest release of stamps is just incredible. Have you seen the humming bird and the woods scenery sets? They are awesome (I have a few cards with those coming up in the future). And the sentiments are just fantastic too.  I think each set is a winner.


Choose Happiness. That’s the set that this superb smiley face comes from, and I tell ya, I did a little happy dance when I saw it was in my DT pack. Honestly…. I don’t think there are enough hours in the day for me to do all the ideas that have popped into my head for this set. It’s a shame that I’m on holiday for two weeks because I’m itching to play with these stamps again.


Just Smile…


just smile - sentiment stamp - smiley face emoji - Visible Image

 

How to make this card

Mask the bottom portion of your card blank and blend squeezed lemonade all over the top, then blend some mustard seed in an arc at the outer edges. Secure the stencil in place then blend mustard seed, dried marigold and spiced marmalade for an ombre look to the rays.

Leave the stencil in place and stamp the lines from the Shape It Up set into the rays using the VersaColor inks. You need to mask each ray separately to make sure the lines are going in the right direction.


Stamp the smiley face in black ink, colour with Promarkers and cut it out. Stamp the sentiment onto a second piece of white card – leaving room for the smiley face to overlap, and attach that to the card blank with fun foam.

Heat emboss the silver metal leaves with gold embossing glitter.


Cut 2 circle shapes from fun foam and chop the bottom off one of the circles. Glue the middle 3 leaves onto the part circle of fun foam, and then attach that to the full circle of fun foam. Glue the outside leaves to the back of the full circle of fun foam and then attach the whole piece to the card. Attach the smiley face to the middle and finish with a few black sequins

Stamps & Stencil Used:


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


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/choose-happiness/        https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/so-much-stronger/

https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/shape-it-up/        https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/strobes/

Other Supplies:

Distress Ink (Ssueezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, spiced marmalade), VersaColor (56 Cinnamon & 182 Bisque), Versamark clear ink,  Memento tuxedo black ink, Versafine onyx black ink, Promarkers ( lemon, yellow, canary, sunflower and gold), WOW! metallic gold sparkle embossing glitter, metal leaf embellishments, black sequins, fun foam.


Go on…..head over to the shop and take a look at the new stamps…..you know you want to 😉


Thanks for stopping by. Have a smiley day.

Hugs,
Sharon xx



We love love love this card! It really does make you smile.. who wouldn’t be cheered up if they received it in the mail?
Fabulous card design Sharon thank you ♡

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Have a great evening! And don’t forget.. just smile 🙂

Mark & Helen xx




Vivid Colours Quote Stamp

Good Morning! We have a double dose of gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today which we know will brighten your day! First up is Lanette Erickson from the USA with a super gorgeous tag featuring our Vivid Colours quote stamp…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog so you know me I have another tag to share with you..

For today’s tag I decided to created a beautiful sunset to accent on of my favorite Visible Image verse Stamps. Your Vivid Colours, I just love this message and I really love how this turned out.

Hopefully you will too…


Visible Image - Vivid Colours quote stamp



Visible Image Products Used


Strobes Stencil






Your Vivid Colours Stamp






Create it!



Other Products Used: Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays. Art Anthology Sorbet. Ranger- Distress Markers. Versa Mark Black Ink. Misc Ribbon. Prima- Watercolor Paper & Floral Dies. Wafer-Thin Tag Umbrella Dies.


Now lets take a close look at my tag….



I just love this verse stamp its such a great message.



I just love Visible Images Strobes Stencil!



Seriously look at this bit of Art Anthology through it.



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

Make sure you check out the amazing new Stamps and Stencils! They are amazing!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




This tag is so gorgeous Lanette! The flowers look beautiful and those vibrant colours interpret our Vivid Colours quote stamp perfectly! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

Into The Woods

Hello! We hope you are having a good week! It’s been busy, busy here.. pre-orders have been sent off to our fabulous stockists all over the world, and it’s almost time for all the direct orders to hit the post too! Thank you! Thank you! We are thrilled by how much you are loving our NEW stamps and stencils!!! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog this evening with more inspiration for our incredibly popular ‘Into The Woods’ stamp set…

Good Evening! I am delighted to be here with my weekly dose of Visible Image design team inspiration. Over the weekend we had record breaking temperatures and it’s hit 28c here! I am loving it. We went to find some shade yesterday in our local woods.

I took some photos for today’s post as I am using the brilliant new Into The Woods stamp set.
This was the view as we went into the woods


The new leaves are all a glorious lime green as they are still so new and tender.


I love looking through at all the different levels of trees.


From saplings to mighty fully mature oaks.



The brand new Visible Image Into The Woods stamp set is absolutely perfect for recreating these magical scenes.


I decided that as I wanted to use all the stamps in the set for my first creation I would set my scene at night time…just imagine… the time when the sun is just going down and the shadows lengthen.

I blended my Distress oxides, I used squeezed lemonade, broken china and lucky clover, onto some heavy weight smooth card stock.


I added a little spritz of water for the stars. I then stamped some shadows using my Versafine Claire ink and the background stamp.

 

Here we go…the shadows lengthen and the day is nearly done…up in the sky you might just see the stars starting to twinkle.



I then stamped the big tree and also the foreground trees stamp using darker ink (shown in my completed card photo..further on.)


I also stamped, embossed and cut out the words I wanted to use.


I finished off my card with the little owl stamps.


So let’s further set the scene…….imagine that the daytime bird song has be replaced by the hooting of owls…and everyone has gone home from the woods. It is the turn of the creatures of the night to re claim the woods until morning…..



Here is my finished card.


Visible Image - forest stamps - into the woods


The little owl stamps are just delightful. Here are a couple of close ups.






and one last shot


Visible Image - forest stamps - into the woods


I absolutely love this stamp set, there are so many possibilities ..when we visited the woods on Sunday we also found carpets of bluebells



but that’s another story and another creation which I will share soon.


The new stamps and stencils release can be pre-ordered now!


and they will be shipped to you on Friday… don’t miss out!

There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils… all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.


Thanks so much for taking a trip into the woods (and my imagination) with me today. Enjoy this awesome bank holiday Monday and I will be back very soon. Thanks as always for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




What an awesome card! Thank you Jane ♡
Loving those photos, such fantastic inspiration! We look forward to sharing your bluebell inspired piece soon!

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Never Forget Your Story

Hello! It’s a beautiful sunny Bank Holiday here in Wales and we are looking forward to a day off in the sunshine! It’s been so busy here so the rest is welcomed with open arms! Our NEW stamps are well on their way to stockists all over the world, and will be making their way to customers very soon now! Veerle Moreels has beautiful inspiration for you today, featuring stamps from our NEW ‘Into The Woods’ set, which includes our awesome bare tree stamp….


Did you already see the new release Visible Image shared and is available May 11th?  If not, you are missing out on beautiful sets and stencils.  You get the whole deal: great designs and words that give you the chance to tell your story.

I love playing with their words. They are perfect on their own but they also give you a chance to put parts of them together and make whole new sets of words. So versatile and they never lose their strength. On my first project you can see how I brought two different sentences together to make a new one. I have put it on a card here but I can already tell you that I have other plans for this one… for this whole card as a matter of fact ^.^ but I need to go and have myself a bit more paper first.


bare tree stamp - visible image

 

And then there’s that tree… and those two other tree scenes… and those owls. What can I say other than they are just perfect and they speak to me. So many ideas and I only started stamping them separately, even though they match together so great to make beautiful scenes.

But look at it, just one of the stamps and yet a great silhouette of the woods.


And yes, there are words in the set too…


grow stronger - forest stamps - visible image


So don’t hesitate to go and check out the new releases. I’m pretty sure you will get as enthusiastic as I am when you see them ^.^


Into The Woods


forest stamps - visible image

 


Voices in your Head


make your story incredible - quote stamps



These are both absolutely stunning Veerle.. love how you have used these stamps ♡
Thank you!

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Hello! We hope you are having a great weekend! Becca Cruger is here on the blog today with a fantastic card created with our Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set, our awesome cracked glass stamp, and a burst of colour…

Happy Weekend!

Today, I’ve got a card for you that’s full of vibrant colors and movement. I was experimenting and trying out different combos of stamp sets and happened upon one particular duo that made my heart do all sorts of leaps.


To start my design, I stamped and masked the jumping girl from the Visible Image Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set.



After I masked her up, I used the How Fragile stamp set, embossing it with clear powder.




Next, I spritzed the page with water and sprinkled on some turquoise Ken Oliver Color Burst crystals.



I spritzed again with water and let the crystals work their magics. I wanted a little more movement so I used a wet paint brush and made hard side to side strokes.



I splattered the whole thing with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.



I embossed and fussy cut a sentiment from the same ‘Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist’ set.


Put it all together and ba-blam! OOOoooooo


visible image stamps - tomorrow doesn't exist


I love the way this turned out with all the movement happening! Thanks for popping by and have a lovely day!




Such a striking card! Great background for these stamps.. Thanks Becca ♡

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Have a fantastic day!

Mark & Helen xx


  

Into The Woods – Forest Stamps

Hi there! Have you seen our awesome NEW ‘Into The Woods’ stamp set? A set of fantastic forest stamps, with a bare tree, owls, and some awesome words too! Pauline Butcher has given these stamps a really magical feel…


Hi there,

It’s a long Bank Holiday weekend, and the weather is good, so I hope you have something exciting planned.
 

Today I am sharing my first creation, made using an awesome new set of stamps, from ‘Visible Image‘, I adore it…





The new forest stamps set is called ‘Into the Woods‘ and is available to pre-order, with release date being 11th May.. but I assure you, it will be worth the wait!


Visible Image stamps - Into The Woods - Forest stamps


I also used the inky script stamp, from ‘Scripted Streets‘, which is in the background.






The background, was a piece of card that I had cleaned my brayer on, I’d been using some Oxide inks, it has some rather dark blue patches on, so I added white gesso, to tone it down a bit, and then some yellow and pink acrylic chalk paints with a palette knife…. perfect. I stamped the script, using Salty Ocean Oxide Ink, made a moon with some white gesso and a brush.
 


forest stamps - visible image
 


I stamped the rear row of trees, in a grey Versafine ink, stamped the next row in Purple Versafine, then used artistic licence for the hedge, with a couple of green inks, the main tree and the beautiful Owls I stamped and heat embossed with Black embossing powder. I then got my Stickles out, brown for the far trees, purple for the mid trees, and green and yellow for the hedge, I also added some gold Stickles onto the wings of the Owls, I finished off with the stamped sentiment, onto a bit of white card, and coloured it to look like the background, and then using a white pigment pen, highlighted the tree.


Check out the other awesome new stamp set plus all the yummy stencils too!


I have an Inky Workshop in Warwick, on Sunday 20th May, 10am – 4pm, £25 per person, 3 projects, and one will be using this fantastic stamp set. For more details, contact me on Facebook, or by email to: [email protected]
 


Thank you for popping by.

Hugs
Pauline xxxx

  

Underwater Ripples

Good Evening! Hope you have had a good week, it has gone so fast here! Can’t quite believe it’s Friday tomorrow.. already!! Thank you so much to everyone who has pre-ordered our NEW stamps and stencils! We are quite overwhelmed by the number of orders we’ve received so far, with initial stock of some designs already sold out, more stock has been ordered! Wow!!! Our Design Team are loving the new stamps and stencils and we will have some fabulous inspiration for you really soon! Today’s inspiration features one of our older backgrounds: ‘The Ripple Effect stamp’ teamed up with our stunning seahorse. Over to Heather Mitchell…


Hello once again…


I’ve been itching to share this Visible Image DT project with you all, as I just love how it’s turned out!  It really got my creative juices flowing and I adore all the different textures on there from the stamps I’ve used.



seahorse stamp - ripple effect stamp



I started out by heat embossing The Ripple Effect in white embossing powder onto watercolour card before adding distress oxide inks in a watercolour style around the ripples themselves.


The oxides inks pads are great for creating watercolour backgrounds


To create a hint of sparkle to the project, Fibonacci was heat embossed using a gorgeous metallic copper powder, which looks beautiful when the light hits it.  Next, to contrast with the calming hues, I added Infusion powders to the areas in-between.


I used Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to make the ripples as it has a fine nib so is perfect for smaller areas


To build on the texture, I stamped the net from the Mesh-ellaneous set in a deep blue and then added the shoal of fish  and the sea plants (both from Dare to Swim).


I’m a little bit in love with Wow’s Copper Embossing Powders as they add warmth to a project with a hint of sparkle


With everything dry I could begin to add my main focal images; the gorgeous Sea Horse and the sentiment from Create Your Calm.



Even with all the different textures, the make still felt like it needed some dimension to it so I added clear gloss to the ripple areas to make it look glassy and add some movement and I just love the finished effect! The ripple effect stamp works just beautifully with the Create Your Calm and Dare to Swim sets… def more to investigate there!!


Products Used:


The Ripple Effect


the ripple effect stamp



Fibonacci


fibonacci background stamp



Mesh-ellaneous


mesh background stamps



Dare To Swim


jellyfish stamps



Create Your Calm


seahorse stamp


That’s all from me for now… catch up again soon!

H xx




This is incredible Heather! Your background is awesome… loving the ripple effect stamp with the seahorse!
Thank you ♡

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