Good Afternoon 🙂
Thank you for visiting our blog today! We must offer our apologies for neglecting our blog lately.. it’s been a hectic few weeks with back to back craft shows, what with making all the stamps needed for those on top of all the orders! Good job we love what we do.. must admit we are two very tired people at the moment!!!
Here are a couple of photos from the shows so far…
Our stand at Ally Pally
Some of our fabulous Facebook friends showing off their Make & Takes!
Debbie, Steve, Erika, Pauline and Jilly all did an awesome job 🙂
‘Team Awesome’ aka Mark, Helen, and the mega talented Kim Robertson who did an amazing job with the Make & Take sessions as well as demonstrating in the main demo area both days! Thank you Kim! xxx
Kim’s amazing Make & Take tags…
We will be sharing Kim’s tutorials for these projects later today 🙂
Our stand at Exeter…
This weekend we will be at The Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday, and this time Pauline Butcher will be demonstrating our gorgeous stamps on our stand! This is a ticket only event and a fantastic show!
While we were away, our wonderful Design Team were busy creating awesome things with our stamps, so let’s have a catch up! If you join our Facebook group you will always be first to see their daily inspiration 🙂
For this card I have used a Technique called ‘Josephs Coat Technique’. It is basically a Resist embossing technique. I have used distress inks and the gorgeous “You are Loved” stamp for this. xxx
I’d like to share a stamped Christmas box today. I embellished it with the lovely Poinsettia stamps from Visible Image and two die cut ornaments from Noor! Design.
The box is cut with the Silhouette Cameo out of kraft cardstock and embossed with the script stamp from the Visible Image Revolution set and white embossing powder. I distressed the edges of the box with a scissors. The poinsettias are stamped with a darker red on red cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Now I only need to fuzzy cut the flowers and adhere the pieces together.
Stamps from Visible Image:
Poinsettia Stamp Set
Today I have a bit more winter spirit inspiration to share. I used one of the new Visible Image Christmas stamp sets, “Baby, it’s cold outside”. The snowflake is so detailed and so awesome for any Winter project.
The background is layered with some stencil work, Tim Holtz “Gothic” with modeling paste. Then several layers of DecoArt acrylic paint, antiquing cream and some Distress paint. I used Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder on the beautiful snowflake and sentiment.
I created the swirly background using the shaving foam technique, such a fun thing to do! I then over stamped that with the snowflake stamps from the White Christmas
set, and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Then I stamped and mounted the Snowflakes & Butterflies
verse (which was written by Helen).
For my CAS tag today I used 2 inks Memento tuxedo black and festive berries DI (My favourite red).
The stamps I used are Time is Precious, ‘Take Risks’ from the Be Happy Set and ‘Tick Tock from the White Rabbit set. Layered and matted onto red and black card with some red fibres and an eyelet to finish 🙂
Today I have something to show that isn’t Halloween, and it isn’t Christmas either. I have manage to do something else – lol. I spend my weekend at a crop in Norway and got some inspiration for a tag so I just had to play a bit. This is what ”came out” of it. I’ve use the Robot Data Set from Visible Image for this tag.
I started with stamping the numbers on my white tag with embossing ink. Then I used clear powder. Then I started to mist and drip a bunch of different colors on the tag until I was satisfied. I ran the tag through an embossing folder to get some structure, and added a dark distress ink around the edges. I added a bunch of embellishment and colored my hug snug ribbon with mists and alcohol inks.
When the tag was ready and the robot mounted with 3D foam I covered the whole robot with Diamond Glaze.
I am sharing a quick and easy card – perfect for those of us who have a lot of Christmas cards to make and not a lot of time. I’ve used the fabulous Merry Christmas XL and Grunge Flourish from Visible Image stamps.
I stamped the flourish in each corner and embossed with Candy Apple embossing powder from WOW powders. The sentiment is embossed in black and layered onto a die cut oval. The whole thing is matted onto silver mirri card for a bit of Christmas bling!
I have a pair of Christmas Cards for you today. I used a distress resist technique for the backgrounds using the Snowflake from the White Christmas set. I have also used the “White Christmas sentiment” and Merry Christmas sentiment. xxx
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I’d like to share a “Cookie Cup” today, which is decorated with the super cool “Rockin’ Around” set from Visible Image.
The Christmas tree and the sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The cup is a cutting file from Silhouette Store. The tree is cut with the Pix Scan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.
I started off making a postcard, so it is 4 inches by 6 inches on mixed media paper. I added lots of fun layers of Distress Ink and water. I have just picked up some of the micro beads and wanted to play with those too. Then I was looking at my dies and have this Spellbinders Aster flower that was calling out to me, so I had to make one! I really like how it frames the awesome sentiment by Visible Image, “Create your imagination” from the “This is me”,set. So now my postcard has dimension, which is really fun but I don’t think it would go into the mail system very well as a traditional postcard! So it is a small canvas with lots of color!
The background was created with Distress Inks, and over stamped with the Where Dreams Take You
stamps. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I started with a Brusho coloured piece of card in shades of purple, lime and teal and added the really useful Bronte Script
stamp using teal ink. Just a hint of it stamped randomly but always level. I added some ink splats
stamps in purple and teal. When that was done I cut the piece down before sewing it to a matting layer of cream watercolour card.
The tag was cut from another coloured piece of card but this time instead of the big purple splats I used the Live Life Now
sentiment. Again I sewed this to a cream mount. Both these mounts were then roughed up along their edges. I added some brads to the tag, my current favourite embellishment!
I got a new toy at the weekend, I’d had one as a child and didn’t think they were made anymore!
But they do, only the name is now ‘Art spinner’ not ‘Twirl o paint’. All it is is basically a spinning motor, you attach your card on top and drop your ink/ paint onto it whilst its spinning! Each creation is always different, I’ve made lots lol so watch this space!
So for today’s I used some shimmer paints on neenah card and my fave Visible Image stamp Flower INKognito. It’s just so bold and grungy I LOVE IT! The superb sentiment I used is ‘Mistakes are good they make us wiser’ from the Sunshine Set. Both stamps are heat embossed in black ebony wow.
It seems to be all about backgrounds at the moment which is ideal for Visible Image stamps 🙂
The paint I used have a gorgeous shimmer on them but unfortunately the camera doesn’t pick it up 🙁
I mounted my card onto black and cerise mirror board which really complements the cerise and black in the design 🙂 I hope you like it and there’ll be lots to follow haha!
Ho Ho Ho! Does anyone know if Aliens celebrate Christmas? I have no idea, but why not? I think this guy from Visible Image wants to, if he just can get some snow! Alien is from the Alien Invader Set, Tree is from Rockin’ Around, and the sentense is from the set White Christmas.
I’ve distressed a piece of kraft cardstock with some brown and green ink. Then I stamped the trees with the same green ink I just used. They are misted with water before stamped. When it was dry I splattered some white and glitter white mists as snow on the piece. Added sequins and bling for snow on the ground and some sequins as ornaments in one of the trees. Finally I stamped the sentense and mounted the red Alien with 3D foam and mounted the piece on a Kraft Card.
HUGE ‘Thank you’s’ to everyone on the team for your amazing work!
We love the way that our team think ‘outside the box’ and it’s always so exciting to see what they create with our stamps 🙂 You will find all the links to our Design Team blogs HERE.
We will be back a little later with Kim Roberston’s step by step tutorials for her stunning Ally Pally tags and demo cards.
Until the end of October we are giving you a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps!
Enter coupon code: allypally20 at the checkout 🙂
Throughout the whole of October we will be fundraising for Breast Cancer Care, a wonderful charity here in the UK who make a real difference to people’s lives. You can find more details over in our Facebook EVENT, or look out for our blog post later today giving you all the information you need to join us in raising money for this very worthy cause. We will be running fun competitions, challenges a BIG PINK blog hop and more!
We hope you are having a great week so far… and hope to see you back here later today for more awesome inspiration created, of course, with Visible Image stamps!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Mark & Helen xx