Gemini Sky

Hi there! We have another brilliant video tutorial here on the blog this evening. Veerle Moreels has created a rather special tag…




So you couldn’t miss it… Visible Image has released loads of new beautiful designs and each time I got to see what they came up with ideas just jumped in my head. And for today’s stamps that was no different.

The moment I saw those two faces… I just knew I wanted the back one, you know that one that is partially hidden, to be black. And the face that is at the front, for everyone to be seen loud and clear to be white.  How fragile are we?

And as I’m playing with a Zodiac sign…I needed a galaxy. I made one my own mixed media way and I show you all about it in the video. Have fun!



And yes… there’s a set for every Zodiac sign ^.^




Stamps Used:


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How Fragile






So beautiful ♡ We love it! Thank you Veerle!

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



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Beyond The Skies..

Good Evening,

We have a super stunning card by Jane Tyrrell here on the blog this evening! You may have already seen this when we launched our NEW ‘Zodiac stamps’ but Jane is here to tell you how she created her incredible galaxy background…


Today I am blogging my sample made with the awesome Zodiac Aries stamp set from the new “Written in the stars” collection. I am Aries myself so perhaps this is an early birthday card for me?

When I first saw these sets I immediately thought of creating an “out of this world” scene to showcase my set. I look around me all the time for inspiration from Mother Nature but I do also love gazing up at the skies…so beautiful.
I also love watching the moon and took these shots last year in Rhodes from our favourite beach restaurant.





Apologies that I was too busy making my samples to take process photos so I will talk you through it…





I made an inky background using distress oxides using the wrinkle free technique.
When it was dry I embossed the moon from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set using white and blue embossing powders.




I stamped and embossed the large ram head in gold




and the words in white




I then linked everything up with the fab constellation star stamps, also in the set. using rose gold ink.

So those descriptions of Aries….
Courageous
Impulsive
Generous
Strong
Positive
does it describe me…
…you’d better ask those who know me well! 😁

Such unique stamps, always.


Back soon,


Bye for now,
Jane x



This card is incredible Jane! I think the best oxides galaxy background we’ve seen!! The gold stamping looks fabulous against it.. thank you ♡

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Still more inspiration to come here on the blog tonight and over the weekend, as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx




Artistic Pisces

Hi there! We have some fantastic Zodiac inspiration here on the blog today! Over to Jane Tyrrell who has been incredibly creative (as always!) with this project…


Good Evening,
Today I am sharing my Pisces tag…




I made an underwater inky background on my tag using salty ocean and broken china distress inks. I used the Zodiac Pisces stamp set. It is one of the 12 brilliant new stamp sets from the ‘Written in the Stars’ collection…



You will spot that I used another of the new stamps on my tag..



I used the cracked glass stamp from the How Fragile set.


I stamped and embossed it onto heat resist acetate and had my distress inked fishes swimming out from it. I fussy cut my fish which were also inked with distress.

I stamped and cut out 3 of the 5 words which also come with this great set. I linked everything up using the fun star constellations using red Versafine Clair. I die cut and added a snippet of inky mop up card too.



Here are a couple of close ups..





and one last shot…


Have a super week ahead.


Back soon,


Bye for now.
Jane x



Wow!!! How clever to have the fish leaping out through the crack! Love this tag so much..
Thank you Jane ♡


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We are on Create and Craft TV this weekend with our Zodiac stamps..

4pm Saturday and 10am Sunday (UK time)…

Watch it here in the UK: Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 – Apple TV – Amazon Fire

And in the USA: Dish 221 – Roku

You can watch online too..

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb

www.createandcraft.com/us


Hope you can tune in or set to record!



We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog.


Mark & Helen xx


Zodiac Cancer Stamps

Good Evening!

Well we are all packed and ready for Phoenix! Just a few last things to do tomorrow..
getting SO excited now!!

We have to say a massive thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered our NEW stamps… wow what a response we have had to them ♡


Becca Cruger has an awesome card to share here on the blog today…


Among the newly released beauties at Visible Image is a whole set called “Written In the Stars” which has all of the signs of the zodiac and each of their attributes.



I don’t necessarily follow my stars or anything like that, but every once in awhile I have fun reading my horoscope. I’m a Cancer myself, and when I got my hands on the set, the attributes were pretty spot on “sensitive, caring, intuitive, sentimental, and emotional”.


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Originally I thought about paper piecing my crab and pulled out a bunch of red patterned papers, but as I was pulling out my scraps, I came across this piece I’d made by sopping up the leftover inks on my craft mat after a project. (Waste not, want not.)


Since Cancer is a water element sign, the leftover paper totally spoke to me and I scrapped the scraps.

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Continuing with the water theme, I pulled out my Kuretake Gansai watercolors and added some various shades of red, with hints of blue.

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I cut down the background, using mostly reds and orange hues. As I was chopping my paper to size, I spotted these old wax sealer things that I’ve never used and had a thought. I used my embossing tool to heat the wax, and pressed it into the background.

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I’m definitely going to use this technique again in the future because it resulted in “wet” spots, even though the wax is perfectly dry!

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I used some Weathered Wood Distress Ink and repeatedly stamped the Cancer phrase over and over again.

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Some additional stamping, fussy cutting, and blue fibers later and my card was complete!




Head on over to the Visible Image shop to see all the new releases! Thanks for popping by!


Becca



Your background is amazing Becca! Brilliant card design and loving the crab! Thank you ♡

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



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Zodiac Taurus

Hi! We are back with another super stunning card created with our BRAND NEW ‘Written in the Stars’ stamps!

Sharon Traynor got her inky fingers on our ‘Zodiac Taurus’ set…





Hello!


Today it is the turn of a new collection called Written In The Stars..





These are amazing zodiac stamp sets with a fantastic geometric look. I love that each set comes complete with two sizes of the main image and two sizes of the constellations, as well as the name of the zodiac sign, the dates and some incredible words too!  The elements in each of these sets work incredibly well on their own, or mixed with other sets in the collection as well as working with other completely unrelated stamps. Personally, I think the words are going to be SO useful.

As soon as I saw these stamp sets I knew they would look stunning as light up cards, and they do!

So here is the fabulous Taurus stamp as a light up card. Taurus is going to be a great stamp for me as I have a husband, a daughter and a grandson all born under that sign.



I had to take that photograph at an angle to pick up all the silver embossing and dots of sparkle.

The background on this card was created by pouncing distress stains onto wet watercolour paper and whilst drying (when almost dry) spritzing water on to created droplets. The water colour card was then left to completely dry before stamping and heat embossing the large Taurus image, ‘Taurus’ and dates with silver embossing powder.



The points that I wanted lit up like stars in the Taurus image were pierced and I water coloured the inside of the Taurus image with distress stain to make it stand out. Above is the unlit version and below you can see it lit.




The Taurus constellations were heat embossed with white embossing powder and then random dots of stickles were added to give a hint of shimmery shine, representing more stars in the universe.



A circuit was created on another piece of card using copper adhesive tape, a battery and chibitronics lights, making the ‘Taurus’ word on the card the piece to press to trigger the circuit and make it light up. The water coloured card was attached to the circuit card with 3d foam and it was all adhered to a card blank.

Then I heat embossed the words on plain white card and cut them out to add onto the front of the card.


Inside I used the small Taurus symbol with the happy birthday sentiment from the Go To Words set.



 These NEW stamps will be available for pre-order from 12th January!



Other Supplies:


Sentiment stamp used inside the card:


 https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/go-to-words/


White card, Watercolour paper, Distress Stains (wilted violet, faded jeans, peacock feathers), Water spritzer, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous detail silver metallic embossing powder, Wow! Ultra bright white embossing powder, heat gun, Stardust Stickles, copper tape, disc battery, chibitronics lights, foam tape, double-sided tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Amazing card Sharon! Totally agree these stamps are perfect to light up!!

Thank you ♡


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


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If you have missed any of our previews so far you will find them HERE!!


We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic NEW stamps previews!! Not long now until you can place your pre-orders.. this Friday!



If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx



Zodiac Gemini

Hello! We are having such an exciting day reading all the fantastic comments about our NEW zodiac stamp collection! So glad they are loved already!! If you missed the Day 2 reveal you will find it HERE!


Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible canvas we previewed earlier today…





This week sees the preview of the very exciting and unique images which are 2018 brand new stamps from Visible Image. You are going to love them!! Today is day two and we are previewing the the fabulous Zodiac sets.





As I am a Gemini who could resist!




For my first sample I had a go at painting a little Galaxy… why not!



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It’s an 8’x8’ canvas and I’ve used a range of acrylic paint from Amsterdam and Pebeo dyna paints. It’s basically a mix of colours surrounded by dark navy and black and heavily flicked in white. The stamps were heat embossed using sparkling silver wow powder. The images were highlighted with gems and hey presto your own little galaxy!



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Don’t forget the keep an eye out for the other designs available for pre-order this Friday!


Till next time.

Lisa xx



We are in love with this! Wow! Thank you so much Lisa, we will be so proud to show it off at Creativation!! ♡

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We will be back later with Sharon Traynor’s fabulous ‘light up’ zodiac card!


Tomorrow we will be revealing more awesome NEW stamps!! Yay!



Can’t quite believe that this time next week we will be on the plane making the 11 hour flight from the UK to Phoenix!! How exciting!


If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 2

Hi there! We are incredibly excited about today’s NEW stamps preview!

 

Introducing…





This gorgeous stamp collection includes the zodiac symbols in a really cool geometric design, star constellations, and star sign character traits.. what does your zodiac sign say about you?


 

Our amazing team have been creating stunning projects…















Thank you so much ladies ♡ ♡ ♡

These fabulous projects will be blogged over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for them!

 

We really hope that you love this new collection ♡ Designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!

Pre-order these stamps from Friday January 12th!

 

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Come back and visit tomorrow to see more exciting new stamps!!


Thanks for checking out today’s preview!

You can find our Day 1 previews HERE!

Mark & Helen xx