How Fragile We Are

Good Evening! It’s been another crazy busy day here are Visible Image, just a few days left to get everything finished before we head off to Creativation.

Heading to the show..? come and say Hi! We’re @ BOOTH #539 in the International Pavilion!

Did you see this morning’s NEW stamps reveal?

Well Heather Mitchell is here to tell you more about one of her awesome projects created with our NEW ‘How Fragile’ stamp set from our Day 4 preview…



Hello everyone and a very happy belated new year to you all…

Exciting times at Visible Image HQ where so much has been happening! Mark has designed the most amazing/beautiful/stunning stamps… they truly are unlike anything else on the market.

Today’s designs unveiled include this gorgeous design called ‘How Fragile’ and, like all the other stamps, is available for pre-order from tomorrow, Friday 12th January.



I’ve made a few projects using the stamps in this set, but I particularly like the simplicity in this monochrome tag.




To begin with, I’ve taken damp watercolour paper and blown/dribbled black watercolour paint and graphite ink around it to look as though the colour is spilling out from the effect.


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Once fully dry, I stamped the cracked image in white opaque embossing powder over the black drips and then painted the centre to give a ‘hole’ effect.  Next, to enhance the smashed look, I’ve added a thick layer of Distress Crackle Paint into several of the shards (the thicker you use the crackle paint, the better results you get).


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In keeping with the colour scheme, I’ve then stamped the ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment in the same white heat embossing powder onto grey card and then matted it onto the same black card I’ve matted the actual tag on to.

The other members of the design team have come up with some amazing designs using the stamps so do keep an eye on the Visible Image blog for all the latest photos.


It’s an exciting time for Helen and Mark… and for the design team too as for many of us it’s the first time our work will be shown at Creativation… and that is a HUGE deal in the crafting industry!

If you’re lucky enough to be going… pop along to Booth 539 and say hello to the fabulous Helen and Mark and see the gorgeous samples created.. I have a feeling they are going to be incredibly busy over in Phoenix when everyone sees how outstanding and diverse their stamps are!


That’s all for today but I’ll be back very soon as I have so much to share with you in the next few weeks as I can’t seem to stop creating with these gorgeous new stamps!

Thanks for looking as always!

H xx



Loving this tag Heather, that texture is amazing! Gorgeous drippage too!! Thank you ♡

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



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And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the final 2 NEW stamp sets revealed!!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

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.



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

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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Sharon Traynor will be here on the blog tomorrow with a super stunning card!


Next Monday we start previewing our NEW stamps launching at Creativation.. we are just so excited!!!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 




BOOTH #539
International Pavilion
 
 

Fight Back The Tears

Hello! We have double inspiration for you here on the blog today, as we took a (sneaky) day off yesterday!


Veerle Moreels is here with a gorgeous tag…



We all have those moments where life is a bit of a struggle, even sometimes a hell of a hard fight. A fight to keep standing up with your back straight and your head held up high while life keeps throwing challenges at your feet.

With some of those personal challenges in mind I created this project.



I chose some words from the ‘Disguise of a smile’ set that were perfect for this project and combined them with some background stamps.


Disguise of a Smile




And then the choice of the colors, I know… you didn’t expect me to use bright pink right ^.^




Even though I don’t use bright pink a lot, for me personal it does have a meaning. Pink is that color I’ll turn to if I need a reminder to stay positive, no matter how dark it becomes around me.

I loved how the little blank spaces in the universal circle also gave me the chance to play with the amount of black in this project…



Background stamps used:


Mesh-ellaneous




Universal




Beautiful tag Veerle.. loving that hot pink! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later with a very magical tag from Jane Tyrrell!


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)









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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.











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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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We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Aga Baraniak!


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx