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.



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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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International Pavilion
 
 

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 ♡

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Daring to be Different

Hello! We have fabulous inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog today..



Hi!  I have a really fun and funky card for you today made with some fabulous Visible Image stamps.


I absolutely <3 LOVE <3 these funky lips!


I can actually picture my youngest daughter wearing these colours at one of the multitude of festivals she attends each year. Mind you, she’d probably bling it up with glitter or gloss too 😉 That’d be sure to make an impression eh? They are brilliant!


 

How to make this card:

1) Pounce distress stains onto wet watercolour paper (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn) and spritz with water whilst drying to make a few droplets.
2) When dry use peeled paint distress ink and brush through the fibres stencil.
3) Randomly stamp the ‘X’ and ‘O’ from the stamp set over the background in mowed lawn and forest moss distress inks. Cut a panel of the watercoloured background down to size for your card blank.



4) On spare card stamp 3 images of the lips, one in mustard seed, one in mowed lawn and one in peeled paint distress ink. Fussy cut the lips then gently blend the matching distress ink around the edges of each lips to blend out any white edges.
5) Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the  card blank in the bottom right corner in peeled paint.
6) On the inside of the card, stamp the lips in bundled sage distress ink. Then stamp over the lips with the sentiment in peeled paint.



7) Adhere the panel to the card front. Add the lips in varying heights of 3d foam pads. Add 3 gold gems to the panel and 2 gold gems either side of the sentiment.


 

Stamps Used:

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


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/dare-to-be-different/    https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-regrets/

Stencils Used:


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/fibres/

Other Supplies:


Distress Stains: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn.
Distress Inks:  mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn, forest moss, bundled sage
Gold gems, 3d foam pads, adhesive, brush, blending tool, stamping block



That’s it from me except to say….. I dare YOU to be a bit different in your stamping colours for images this week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Loving the alternative colours Sharon and wow what a brilliant background!! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with fabulous inspiration from Josefine Fouarge.


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Mark & Helen xx

Sparkle in the Rain

Hello!! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Pauline Butcher is here to add a little sparkle to your day…




Hi there


It’s my day to share something I’ve created, using some awesome Visible Image Stamps. This card is one that I taught in one of my recent Workshops, using the fantastic Sparkle in the Rain stamp set.

 



 


I used watercolour card for this project, stamping the fabulous ‘Rain Lady’ (as I fondly call her) using a Wow Embossing Pad, and then heat embossing with Ebony embossing powder. Next I spritzed some coloured Prima Bloom sprays onto the card, and  sprinkled some Brusho’s onto the wet card, also spritzing with a little water to spread the colour about, I left this to dry naturally.




When it was dry, there is a subtle sheen to the card, from the mica powder in the Bloom sprays. Masking off ‘Rain Lady’, I used the Rain stamp, with the embossing pad,  and heat embossed using a clear powder, this gave me a slightly wet rain look, over this I stamped again with the embossing pad, but this time I heat embossed with ‘White puff Twinkle’ powder. I also used ‘white Puff Twinkle’ for the sentiment and the ‘puddles’. I finished off with some Stardust Stickles.



Stamps Used:


Sparkle in the Rain



 
Thank you so much for visiting.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx.



Awesome card Pauline! The rain looks brilliant against your fabulous background!
Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Stay Wild

Good Evening! We have even more awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today!

Lisa Taggart has got her hands on our amazing horse stamp..



Today I’m sharing a card using a fabulous stamp set and stencil from Visible image. It’s a little experimental discovering the effects of yupo paper, alcohol inks and alcohol markers. I was trying to create the impression of energy and motion. So here’s the result!




The products used:


Stay Wild




Fibres



To begin I randomly placed some alcohol inks onto the yupo paper and let them do their own thing. Taking the stencil I selected part of it and did a link up repeat across the page using a blue permanent ink. I stamped the main image in black permanent ink and the little background horses in blue.

To break up the black on the main image and to create a water in motion type effect I decided to draw some bubbles across the design. This was easy to achieve. Taking a alcohol blender pen I removed the ink by drawing  circles. I then highlighted these with blue and white pens to create dimension.

The sky was highlighted with pink and yellow ink and some extra detail was added using blue and green alcohol marker pens. Dots of diamond stickle were also added for a little sparkle !

The sentiment was stamped in black, inked in pink and mounted onto yellow. The artwork was matted onto pink Centura pearl and black card.



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It’s certainly a bit wild! The stamps really inspired me. Hope you like it.


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Incredible background for our horse Lisa! Love your bubbles and the colours are just stunning! Thank you ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with a beautiful scrapbook layout from Elisa Ablett.


If you missed any of our earlier posts today, you’ll find them HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog today, have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

 



I See Bold Colour

Good Evening! We have a bold and fabulous journal post by Lynn Good here on the blog today…




Hi everybody, today I have an art journal page to share with you…



I began by putting down some bold colours – I find this often gives me clarity about what I want to do



I have used Dylusion paints – Lemon Zest, Postbox Red, and Tangerine Dream.


I have used the ‘Time Tunnel’ stencil and Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire to create the focal points



I used Dina Wakeley Heavy Body White paint and a brayer randomly around the pages.  With the left over white paint I applied this to the ‘Strobes’ Stencil and using a roll of paper towel, pressed it onto the page.



On a separate piece of paper I have stamped the eye from the ‘Where Dreams Take You’ stamp set and cut it out, adhering it to the art journal page using matte gel medium.  I have coloured the eye with a watercolour blue.


I have then randomly stamped around the layout using stamps that I have listed below in the products list.  I have used a white paint pen and the Dylusions paints to highlight areas.  For the final touch I have applied Whipped Spackle paste through a stencil randomly on the layout to bring it all together.


Here are some close ups:










Products Used:










 






Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I have given you some inspiration to get out the bold colours and create.

Til next time – Happy Crafting!
Lynn



Fantastic pages Lynn, the Time Tunnel stencil looks great behind the eye!
Thank you ♡

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Shine Bright Girl!

Hi there! We’re really excited to be featuring the very first project by NEW DT member Tenia Nelson on our blog today…




Hey Y’all!!!

Happy Tuesday and hope all is well!! Today is my first post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation….. CHECK IT!!!




I had a lot of fun with this card!!!

I created this card using the Shining Bright set:




Here are the directions for this card..

1. Create card from white cardstock.
2. On another piece of embossed white cardstock add splatter, stamp sentiment (and heat emboss), add letter stickers and washi tape.
3. Stamp, heat emboss and cut out images.
4. Adhere images onto tag as well as adding twine and a bow to tag.
5. Adhere image panel onto card (using foam adhesive) and adhere tag onto image panel using foam adhesive.


I hope y’all like this fun card!!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Shine Bright Girl Card:
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Ranger, Michaels, Tag
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Twine (The Twinery), Washi (Queen and Co), Letter Stickers (Michaels), Bow (Studio Calico)
Tools: Heating Tool (Marvy Uchida)



Totally awesome card Tenia! Loving those colours and what a fantastic design! Thank you ♡

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Pop back tomorrow to see NEW Design Team member Lanette Erickson’s gorgeous first project!


Thanks for visiting us today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Young Wild and Free

Good Evening and Happy Friday to you!!

It’s been a very busy and exciting week here, so we are looking forward to a little ‘time out’ this weekend.

Pauline Butcher is here with some gorgeous inspiration to lead us into the weekend…



Hellooooo,

Just popping in to share my ‘Visible Image’ make for this week, after all it is Fabulous Friday !!!!

 
This week I decided to use one of my favourite ‘Visible Image’ stamp sets, and I know it’s one of yours too, along with a couple of others…
 



 


The stamps I used on this card are..


Curious Cats




‘young, wild, free’, from 
Free Soul




and the lying down cat from Create It


 

I created the background using the ‘straight to paper’ technique, using Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed distress inks. I then stamped the cat’s face using Versafine Onyx Black.  I then stippled the face using a small stencil brush and Carved Pumpkin distress inks, I also stamped the three little cats in the same colour. The sentiment was stamped again using Versafine, masking off the bits I didn’t want. I do love this cute Puddy Tat !!!!


Thanks for visiting,
Hugs
Pauline xxxxxxx



Our cat looks fabulous Pauline… amazing background and great words too! Thank you ♡
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Share a little bit of your soul

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

We are so excited to share the very first Design Team post by Aga Baraniak…




Hi All,
Today I have my first inspiration for Visible Image. I made my journal with messy stamps.
You can use white background to present numerous possibilities the stamps give us. For me it’s perfect background.











hugs
Aga


I used:




 LOVE this journal page Aga! Your background stamping is awesome, and the wire looks brilliant!
Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


Create Texture!

Hi there! We are excited to be sharing the very first Design Team projects from Elisa Ablett here on the blog tonight…



Hi everyone,
Elisa here from the design team with my first post representing Visible Image, this is so exciting for me, it’s a dream team with the most exciting arty stamps and stencils!


For my first post and in keeping with the November ‘make a tag’ challenge theme over at Visible Image Facebook Group, I created the following tags..


For my first tag – I wanted to create a bold and vibrant mixed media tag using colourful and exciting mediums including Pebeo Metallic Paints and Colour Crush Powders from Tinby Designs and of course some lovely stamps from the Visible Image (Just be Happy and The Ripple Effect – Stamp Sets)









Products Used:




For my second ‘tag’ (which is more like an ATC) I went a little darker in both the tone and mood of the project. The background is on a thick black cardstock as my base, I then layered Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap plus Blueberry Colour Crush Powder from Tinby Designs.


Next step was to use the fabulous Fibres Stencil along with some Colour Blast Bling Paste to add some texture.
I then stamped and fussy cut the main feature – the Skeleton from Mr Bone Jangles stamp set and using 3D mounting tape for depth.











Products used:





That’s it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can utilise your Visible Image stamps with mixed media projects!


Hugs xx
Elisa



Awesome inspiration for our challenge Elisa! Gorgeous splattered paint and loving all the texture on your second project.. our Fibres stencil looks amazing!! Thank you ♡

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



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Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx