Destination Unknown

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration from Teresa Morgan here on the blog today…



This monchrome card is perfect for men and boys’ cards. I teamed the ‘Son definition’ with some ‘Destination Unknown’ stamps, and placed them on the Union Jack Stencil background.





Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Inks look great through the stencil, creating enough colour variation to keep it interesting. The plane is stamped onto a scrap of card then cut out and glued onto the card.




I wanted a small splash of colour so embossed the word son with red embossing powder.



Grungy Union Jack




Son Definiton




Destination Unknown




Brilliant card! Thank you Teresa ♡
Great combination of stamps and the stencil makes the perfect background!

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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We will be back with some fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher tomorrow.


Have a great evening!


Mark & Helen xx




Stamps and Stencils

Hi!

Today we are sharing some of the samples created by Mark on our September Create and Craft TV shows. Some of our awesome NEW stencils were designed with our super cool music stamps in mind, and our NEW family definition stamps are a perfect addition too…




Mark stayed with traditional colours for his first 2 cards. Our brilliant ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil doesn’t need much more than some distress ink to create a superb background!



Grungy Union Jack Stencil


The awesome guitar from the ‘Music Speaks’ set was embossed onto black card using white embossing powder, cut out and adhered to the card using foam pads for depth.




The ‘Father definition’ stamp was masked off to just use part of it, and stamped in Versafine black ink.



Father Definition stamp



Music Speaks Stamp Set



Mark’s next card features stamps perfect for those awkward teenage cards…




Having masked his card in two parts, and coloured the left side blue using distress inks, he then flicked some water onto the ink. Mark then blended distress inks through the stripes part of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil in red, on the right side of his card.

Next he used some white texture paste through the stars part of the stencil, over the blue distress ink.

The ‘Teenage Kicks’ stamp was stamped using Versafine black ink, cut out and again adhered to the card using foam pads. The Brother sentiment was masked off and stamped in black, and one of the definitions was then masked off and stamped below.





Brother Definition stamp



Teenage Kicks Stamp Set



Stars and Stripes Stencil



Mark also created a more ‘girly’ version of this card…




On this card Mark stamped the trainers in pink and added some glitter to the toes!




By adding some dylusions paint to the texture paste, the pink stars add a more feminine feel to the background, against the black distress ink. Mark then used a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle!





Daughter Definition stamp



The last card has a far grungier feel…




Mark created a dark grungy background using Distress Oxide inks, splattered with water then dried. He then blended Black Soot distress ink through the fantastic ‘Play Guitar’ stencil.


Mark double embossed the awesome guitarist from the ‘Rock Out’ set using silver powder and adhered it to the card using foam pads for dimension.





Play Guitar Stencil



Rock Out Stamp Set



Super cool cards for teenagers and music lovers of all ages!




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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back with more fantastic inspiration tomorrow.


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Mark & Helen xx


 

Definition of a Mother

Hello there! We have lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you this week, having now recovered from a busy weekend at Ally Pally!

We enjoyed hanging out with our fabulous Design Team member Jane Tyrrell at the show…


Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend? I went to the Crafting at Ally Pally Show in London on Sunday.


The show is held in the Great Hall of the Palm Court, such a fantastic place, with the gorgeous stained glass round window letting the light stream in,


Ally Pally is high on a hill in North London and the views out across to the iconic London skyline are stunning.



The Visible Image stand is so bright and vibrant, it really does stand out in the hall.




I love the way that Helen and Mark decorate every inch of their stand.
I am so proud to be a part of their Design Team and I love seeing all our work displayed.


I enjoyed waving to some of my cards displayed there…I winked at my eye card ?


The display below had the new brilliant family definitions stamps at the top and you will spy my DT card I shared last week using “Father”.

The card I am sharing for my Visible Image DT post today uses “Mother,” on the top far left.




I made it for the recent Create and Craft TV shows last week using the “Mother” sentiment:



First I made an Oxide background…


Then on a plain piece of card I repeat stamped the large grungy heart from the Own Kind of Beautiful set:




I then cut around their tops and painted them with the same colours I used for the background.



Below the hearts I stamped the Mother definition stamp, accenting “Mother” in red. I also stamped out some small hearts which I added Glossy Accents to. I then stamped and embossed in red just the “beautiful” part of the ‘Own kind of Beautiful’ sentiment onto my oxide background.




Here is my finished card…



It really was a lovely day at the show, and if you ever get the chance to visit Ally Pally I would highly recommend it. The next crafting show will be next April.. it will certainly be going in my diary.


It is also such a great opportunity to catch up with 2 very special people…


Yes dear Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image… such fun and such gorgeous souls. I just wish it was more than twice a year we got to meet!


Enjoy the week ahead.

Bye for now,
Jane x



This is a really beautiful card Jane.. thank you! ♡

It was so great to see Jane at the show! It’s not often we get to catch up with our Design Team friends in person.
We loved meeting new customers along with our lovely regulars, and Facebook group friends!



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We will be back a little later with more awesome inspiration!


Mark & Helen xx


A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.




I used the brilliant Strobes stencil




Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.


I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp







I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join us..you could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.




Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.


Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach ?
Jane x



Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

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



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We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!


Mark & Helen xx

Music Stars

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today… we’re back (a little later than planned) with an awesome card by Jane Tyrrell featuring stamps which will feature on our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend! More details at the bottom of this post. Jane has combined them with one of our brilliant NEW stencils…

Good morning all,
I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am.


Visible Image’s brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and are made by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6″ size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs.




For today’s sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA




We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook group where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is “Distressed”. You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using “Distress” inks and Oxides.


You can also enter our “anything goes/show and tell” challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner! Both challenges’ winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper, or just inking up your first purchase, you are in with a chance.



For this sample I inked up one of the brand new “We are Family” stamps…

I chose Son, such an apt description:



This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval ?




This is what I got up to…
I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.

I used Salty Ocean and Candied Apple distress oxide inks to ink through.



I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.



I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the “Feel the Beat” stamp set
I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.


I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card…










Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Brilliant card! Love it! Thank you Jane! ♡

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



Our NEW family definition stamps, music stamps, and this NEW stencil are a perfect match…
it’s like we planned it 😉




We are so excited to launch our NEW stencils and ‘We Are Family’ collection on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some awesome demos planned!



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Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to check out all our NEW releases HERE!
Available from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx


NEW Stars and Stripes Stencil

Hello! Hope you are having a good weekend.

Have you seen our quirky NEW family definition stamps? We think they’re really cool, and rather useful, so we’re really excited to be launching them on Create and Craft TV next weekend!

Nicky Gilburt is here on the blog today sharing a superb card featuring not only one of these new stamps but an awesome NEW stencil too…


Hello,

For todays card I had the idea to use the stripes from the aptly named Stars and Stripes stencil






I simply positioned the stencil over my card and used blending sponges and a selection of four Distress Oxides through the stripes. I also stamped separately four stars which come on the ‘Rock Out’ stamp set, cut them out and stuck them round the awesome definition of the word SON..




which was stamped with white embossing powder onto white card. I then used my blending sponge and blue Distress Oxide ink to colour the card behind.




All mounted on a simple A6 tent fold card, this card was complete within minutes, and I love the simple effect achieved through using just one section of these new amazing stencils. And I know that Visible Image fans are going to love these too!




September’s Visible Image challenge theme is…. Distressed! Be sure to add your make to the album over in the Facebook group to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous £40 coupon to spend in the Visible Image Shop!

 


Happy crafting!
Nicky



We absolutely love this card! Thanks Nicky! And how awesome that it’s so quick to make too!
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later today with a stunning mixed media tag from Veerle Moreels, and tomorrow we have a brilliant card from Jane Tyrrell, using the exact same stamp and stencil as Nicky… but with a totally different look!


Thanks so much for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Mark & Helen xx