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!

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



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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 ♡

 
 

Skull and Metal

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening.

Heather Mitchell loves creating amazing texture with our stencils…


Hello everyone!


I’m here to share another make I’ve created for Visible Image.  This one uses the utterly amazing Mr Bone Jangles stamp set alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil… and here’s how I did it:





Start by making a drippy background using Distress Stains in Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky onto watercolour paper.  Mixed crackle paste with DecoArt’s American Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey,  and use a palette knife alongside the ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil and once fully air dry, paint with DecoArt’s Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, wipe away the excess using a damp cloth as this removes the excess paint and just leaves the coloured crackles.  Adding silver gilding wax gives a wonderful  metallic finish.



I wasn’t overly careful wiping away the antiquing cream as I like the extra smudgy effect it gave.



Stamp the headphones from the Music On World Off set and these along with ‘Mr Bone Jangles’ onto acetate using Stazon ink.  Carefully cut these out and attach to the card over a slither of muslin.


I love the added texture of the muslin through the acetate



Around the edges of the card, stamp the ‘Elementa’ background stamp randomly using Archival Ink’s Watering Can to add extra interest



To add to the music theme, add musical notes and the lightening flashes from the ‘Music On World Off’ set using embossing powders in Black and Metallic Platinum.





To finish, add the sentiment and add the ‘Parental Advisory…’ image from the same set as the musical notes.





You could of course adapt the card to use the Stars and Stripe stencil which would look equally awesome… and in fact I’ve already had a go at this and will share soon!


Products Used:


Mr Bone Jangles stamp set




Grungy Union Jack Stencil



Music ON World OFF stamp set



Elemental background stamp


Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

H xx




Brilliant card Heather! Love the metallic texture with these stamps, it looks awesome!! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx




The Story Behind The Mask

Good Evening! Wow it has been nearly 2 weeks since we have blogged… so sorry!

We have been so busy finalising NEW stamp and stencil designs, and orders have been incredible too! There are only so many hours in the day so something had to give… hopefully though, if you are a member of our Facebook group, you will have already seen some of the latest cards and projects our Design Team have created. If not, come and join us there… and show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils too!


This evening Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog sharing an awesome card she created with some brilliant stamps…



The card I am sharing today uses the fab Maskerade stamp set from the February 2018 release. I made it for Craft Stamper’s March edition, you might have spotted it in print.. and I can now share a few details.



I wanted a piece of inky card for the background and used these distress colours. I stitched round the outside with my sewiing machine.



I stamped the happy mask on gold and the sad on cream card and fussy cut them out.



I decided to make mine into “real” masks using ribbons and eyelets.




And then put together my card..





And if you are interested to know which “story” is behind my masks they are pages from Charles Dicken’s “A tale of two cities”.  My Hb gave me an old copy he no longer needed and I use it lots in my crafting.



Here are some close ups.






and one last shot



Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,
Jane x




This card is absolutely awesome Jane! What a brilliant idea to use pages from that book as your story.. love the ribbon too! Thank you Jane ♡

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My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

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So Much To Discover..

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration coming your way this weekend.

Pauline Butcher is up first with an awesome inky card…


Hi there,

I’t’s time to share a card made using Visible Image Stamps, the background is a technique I have taught at some of my recent workshops.
 


 


The main image is a stamp from Ahead of our Time




the word and arrows are from Destination Unknown




the bar of music and the sound-wave from Music Speaks 




the stars from Feel the Beat




and, the drips from Teenage Kicks.




The background is acrylic paint, and on top of that I stamped the images with Versamark, and heat embossed using various Wow embossing powders: Black Glint, Totally Teal, and Sunset Orange.

I highlighted all the images with a white pen, to make them pop.


I am running an Inky Workshop in Warwick on Sunday 18th March…
10am to 4pm –  £25 per person.
For more details email me: 
[email protected]

 


Thanks for popping in.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


Brilliant card Pauline, such an awesome background for our inky man.. there really is so much to discover!
Thank you ♡

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

If you get the chance to attend one of Pauline’s inky workshops, you really must… !!!



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Tag us in your posts!!


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We will be back later with gorgeous inspiration from Becca!

Enjoy your Saturday,

Mark & Helen xx