BIG PINK BLOG HOP @ Visible Image

Hello there and thank you for joining us for our very special blog hop!


**If you have landed here for the first time today… READ ON!

***If you have finished the blog hop… scroll down below the pink line on the bottom of this post to find out what to do next!


Here at Visible Image we are raising funds for Breast Cancer Care throughout the whole of October with our BIG PINK EVENT!

So… We hope you will join in with our BIG PINK BLOG HOP and help us raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity. We will be charging an entry fee of a £2 donation to Breast Cancer Care via our Just Giving Page… of course if you wish to donate more that would be great 🙂

You’ll be in with the chance of winning this AMAZING bundle of stamps worth over £100…


BIG PINK blog hop prize

 

 

More about our BIG PINK fundraiser…

Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK EVENT will help more people find a way to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer. It really is a wonderful charity which is close to our hearts.

We are donating 50% of all sales of our Stay Strong stamp to BCC during the whole of October. These beautiful words are perfect for anyone facing difficult times…  


Visible Image - Stay Strong- BIG PINK


You can buy yours HERE!



We have an EVENT set up over on Facebook where you will find all the details of our other fundraising activities! So please come and join in, and invite your crafty friends too… There are some fantastic prizes to be won throughout the month!

So let’s get started! 

YOU ARE STARTING  HERE on the Visible Image Blog!

You need to follow the hop through all our Design Team blogs, collecting a letter from each stop along the way… they should be easy enough to find if you look out for the colour PINK! Feel free to leave them comments about their gorgeous creations along the way 🙂

***Before you leave us you will need your first letter which is G ***

Here’s the blog roll for the rest of today’s PINK BLOG HOP…

Kim Bacon 
Sue Joseph
Lisa Nygards
Kim Robertson 
Teresa Morgan 
Pauline Butcher 
Susanne Rose 
Kim Johnny 

THEN YOU’LL END UP BACK HERE ON THE VISIBLE IMAGE BLOG!


So… head on over to Kim Bacon’s BLOG, and once you finish the blog hop you can skip to the end of this post to find all the details on how to enter….. Good Luck!

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Welcome Back!!!

So… you have fiNished the blog hop and ended up back here where it all started! You should have now collected TEN LETTERS…. the last one you need is right here at the finish! …Now you need to re-arrange them and tell us which two words you think the letters say???

You also need to donate your entry fee *minimum of £2* to Breast Cancer Care via our Just Giving Page, leaving your name so that we can confirm your entry!

THEN…to give us your answer you can either:

Use our CONTACT US form

Email us: [email protected]

Or send us a message via our Facebook Page

Give us your name and your answer, and you could be in with the chance of winning this AMAZING PRIZE worth over £100… WOW!



BIG PINK blog hop prize


***We have extended the blog hop over the weekend in that hope that we will raise even more money for this wonderful charity***


So… The very lucky winner will now be selected at random on Monday October 19th from all the entries received

***We will announce the winner here on our blog!

***Every entry will be given a number and we will use RANDOM.ORG to select the winning number

Please make sure you leave your name when making your donation so we can confirm your entry (if you use a different name, please let us know in your message).


Thank you so much for joining in with us today, and showing your support for this wonderful charity. You can find more information about Breast Cancer Care and the amazing work they do HERE including everything you need to know about Breast Cancer Awareness.


We will see you here on Monday with the winner’s announcement, and we’ll be telling you about more chances to WIN this month, and we’ll also share all the gorgeous PINK Design Team projects here on our blog too.

AND of course we will also update you on how much we have raised so far for Breast Cancer Care…. our latest total stands at £367 this month so far! Thank you <3

 

Have a great Friday!

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle in Pink – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog 🙂

We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!

Over to Kim…

Hi my fellow Crafters

This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!


Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …



2015-10-14 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Kim Robertson


You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.

Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.

 


I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone.  I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.

 


I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.

In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.



Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.



So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.

Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.

Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.


 

Here is what it looks like after that last stage.

 


On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.

 

The stamps used for this one…

 

Colours of the Wind

 

 

This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong stamp going to this very important cause…




But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…

 


Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!

 

Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.

 

Love
KIM 
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Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx


And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.



You can buy your STAY STRONG stamp HERE!



We will be back tomorrow with some more gorgeous PINK inspiration from Teresa Morgan.


Have yourself a relaxing evening!

Mark & Helen xx


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BIG PINK week @ Visible Image

Hi there and thank you for coming to visit our blog today 🙂

We are turning everything PINK this week in support of Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK fundraising event!

Our Design Team are getting ready for our BIG PINK BLOG HOP this Friday, October 16th, and have been creating some gorgeously PINK inspiration to inspire you to enter our PINK Show & Tell challenge this month… you will find more details HERE! We really hope you will join in, and help us raise as much as we can for this wonderful charity.


So here’s todays PINK inspiration for you…



Kim Johnny

For my inspiration piece today, I want to share a small canvas I made…


2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - PINK card - Kim Johnny


I built up the background with some stencils, and drywall tape. The Visible image stamps  Grunge Harlequin and Ink Splats are the border images.

My center is the fabulous Butterfly INKognito.

Leave Your Fears Behind is embossed and cut apart for movement. I adore this powerful statement. It is wonderful!

Have a fabulous week and check back soon more more PINK fun! Kim




Susanne Rose

It’s the month of breast cancer awareness… I made a pink card that should signalize courage and strength! Cancer is a horrible disease and so many people are affected.


2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - This Is Me - PINK card - Susanne Rose


I used the Retro Dots Background stamp from Visible Image and embossed it with white embossing powder. The embossing acts as a resist to any kind of watercolor. I used Distress Inks to color the card.

For some more texture I used the swirl and the script stamp from the Revolution Set. I added two sentiments, first the one from the Cheshire Cat Set (Which way you go depends on where you want to be) and second “This is Me” from the This Is Me set.

The die cuts are from CAS-ual Fridays and Die-Namites dies. I embossed one of the branches with Distress Embossing Powder.

“This is Me” is stamped with Memento Luxe and embossed with clear embossing powder. I added some half beads and sequins to finish it up.

Susanne



Kim Bacon

I have gone all out for my project today, well, I don’t ever do subtle do I?


2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Imperfection is Beauty - PINK card - Kim Bacon


I used Dylusions mister inks on this card and the colours are very intense. But they fit the brief, which is to create in pink.

I have used… the Revolution set, Imperfection is Beauty sentiment and the Free Your Imagination set

Enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim




Karen Liddle

As many of my regular visitors will know, I lost my lovely sister in law (more like a sister) Lynn to this terrible decease 4 years ago after a 6 year battle and many, many operations and treatments.

You can read my tribute to Lynn HERE.  The sentiment is very fitting for the kind of person Lynn was.


2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Hope For Tomorrow - PINK card - Karen Liddle


I made the background with 3 shades of inks, Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick, and Adirondack ink in Shell Pink.  I then over stamped with various different background stamps:

I stamped the Butterflies on a piece of card and coloured using the same inks as the background, then cut them out and glued them to the piece leaving the wings loose so they stand up, adding dimension.  To finish off I stamped the sentiment from the Time After Time set and added it to the card along with some silver card candy.

Karen



Thank you so much Kim J, Susanne, Kim B and Karen for your fabulous work xxx


This is a wonderful start to our week of PINK projects. I’m sure you will agree 🙂

Will you create something using your Visible Image stamps for our BIG PINK fundraiser? All you need to do is donate at least £1 to Breast Cancer Care through our Just Giving PAGE (please leave your name) and then upload the photo of your card or project to our Facebook group. We have some amazing prizes on offer for 3 lucky winners who will be chosen at random from all the entries.



Not got any of our stamps yet? Then why not buy our STAY STRONG stamp as your first Visible Image purchase?

We are donating 50% of all October sales of this beautiful worded stamp to Breast Cancer Care too…

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You can then use it to enter our PINK challenge!


Please join us tomorrow for another PINK project, and if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes this month… come and join our BIG PINK Facebook Event!

Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, and if you have missed any of pour recent inspirational posts, you will find them HERE.

Mark & Helen xx

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