Explore.. Discover

Hello! We have more fabulous inspiration here on the blog today.

Pauline Butcher is up first…

Hello there,
 
Today I’m sharing a wacky, bright card I’ve created, using a selection of awesome Visible Image Stamps…




 



The stamps I’ve used are…






The Background is created with Fluid Acrylic paints, added to the card with a palette knife. I then stamped the ‘Jumping Girl’ using Versamark, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.



I did the same with the stars, after adding the feathers, which were heat embossed with some Florescent Green embossing powder. I made the straight lines with a ruler and a black pen. On a separate piece of card, I stamped the little boat, plane, and the sentiments I wanted (all from Destination Unknown), and fussy cut them, and added them to the card.

 
 
Thank you so much for popping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




Gorgeous card Pauline.. so much to discover! Loving those bright colours
Thank you! ♡

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Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi there! We are back with some gorgeous inspiration from Heather today…


Hello, Hello Everyone…

I’m back again sharing not just one but three makes I made for the Visible Image Design Team!

I had a Gelli plate for my birthday last year but I’ve not really spent much time playing with it. After seeing some gorgeous makes on Facebook, I felt inspired to dig it out and see what I could come up with.  Have you ever Gelli-plated?!  Just gather your acrylics in your chosen colours and a multitude of mark making tools.  In the past I’ve used bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and anything I can get my hands on but for this make I used elements of the following stamp sets:


Own Kind of Beautiful




Ink Splats




Live in the Moment




Elemental




Scripted Streets




Mesh-ellaneous




The first ‘pull’ has the majority of the colour and images



The 2nd print, or ghost print, is fainter and has much more white space


Once the prints have dried, you can select areas to use for making your cards.  The first print, I cut an area 8×8″ and matted it onto black card stock.



After heat embossing the three butterfly silhouettes in black, I added a hint of sparkle using Ink Splats to add areas of silver and to highlight the main sentiment, which I embossed over the coffee stain stamp.



To add extra dimension to the project, I heat embossed the butterfly detail in copper onto Vellum, which is such a lovey, soft paper to use.  Once fussy cut, I adhered them to their silhouette with their wings slightly aloft.


I love the contrast between the background and the softness of the Butterflies


I almost prefer the ‘ghost’ print as I’m not good at putting white space into my makes.


Fabulous textures on the ‘ghost’ print



I love the delicate wings on the dragon fly from the Live in the Moment set and his wings look incredible over the background splatter from Somewhere in Time.




The second card also used the background splatter from Somewhere in Time,
but this time has the fabulous eye from Where Dreams Take You.


The silver embossed circles are from the Live in the Moment stamp set



I’m rather chuffed with these makes and I definitely want to explore what my Gelli Plate can do as the textures and layers you can create are very much my style.  Why not hop on over to the Blog homepage to see what everyone on the DT has been making lately!


That’s all from me… have a great week and I’ll see you soon.


H x




Loving these backgrounds Heather.. perfect for our stamps! 3 absolutely gorgeous cards.. Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Creativity..

Hi there! We hope you are having a great weekend so far!

Josefine Fouarge is here with some awesome mixed media cards and a brilliant video tutorial too..




I was in the mood for some mixed media fun, but I didn’t want to create an art journal page or canvas. So I decided to create some mixed media art on a card instead. My new paint addition from a Black Friday sale and some of the Visible Image stamps helped me making my idea a reality.





I started with some texture for the background and added a mix of peach and grey color to it. I never used that color combo, but have seen several great projects from other crafters with it. After I was done with the background, I stamped my two focal images onto tissue paper and adhered them to the now cut down card panels.

The only thing missing was a sentiment, so I used the “creativity” part for the front and the rest for the inside. I heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock, distressed it (so it fits to the grungy look of the background) and adhered it to the card.


Do you want to see the process? No worries, I prepared a step-by-step video 🙂



I really like the grey and peach color combo. I probably have to use it more often 😀
What color combo do you like that you haven’t used in a while or always wanted to try?


Supplies Used


Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist




Stay Wild




Creativity




Mesh-ellaneous




Stars and Stripes stencil




Close Ups


Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! Featuring Visible Image stamps.



Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! Featuring Visible Image stamps.



Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! Featuring Visible Image stamps.



Thank you for this awesome video Josefine! Loving these cards.. the texture is so gorgeous! ♡

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We will be back later with a fabulous scrapbook layout from Lynn Good.


Enjoy your Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx




Sparkle in the Rain

Hello!! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Pauline Butcher is here to add a little sparkle to your day…




Hi there


It’s my day to share something I’ve created, using some awesome Visible Image Stamps. This card is one that I taught in one of my recent Workshops, using the fantastic Sparkle in the Rain stamp set.

 



 


I used watercolour card for this project, stamping the fabulous ‘Rain Lady’ (as I fondly call her) using a Wow Embossing Pad, and then heat embossing with Ebony embossing powder. Next I spritzed some coloured Prima Bloom sprays onto the card, and  sprinkled some Brusho’s onto the wet card, also spritzing with a little water to spread the colour about, I left this to dry naturally.




When it was dry, there is a subtle sheen to the card, from the mica powder in the Bloom sprays. Masking off ‘Rain Lady’, I used the Rain stamp, with the embossing pad,  and heat embossed using a clear powder, this gave me a slightly wet rain look, over this I stamped again with the embossing pad, but this time I heat embossed with ‘White puff Twinkle’ powder. I also used ‘white Puff Twinkle’ for the sentiment and the ‘puddles’. I finished off with some Stardust Stickles.



Stamps Used:


Sparkle in the Rain



 
Thank you so much for visiting.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx.



Awesome card Pauline! The rain looks brilliant against your fabulous background!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with stunning inspiration from Veerle.


Hope you have a wonderful evening.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Jazz It Up

Hi there! Have you seen our NEW stencils? Our Design Team are loving them! Teresa Morgan has an awesome card featuring one of them here on the blog this evening…


Today I am sharing the first of several samples I have made for the launch of the new stencils on Create and Craft TV on Sept 8th & 9th!

I used Distress Oxide inks to create the vibrant colourful background, stamping with black Archival ink.




The wavy design of the ‘Fibres’ stencil gives the impression of movement and works so well with the ‘Jazz It Up’ characters.





Products Used:


Fibres




Jazz It Up




Sing




Such a brilliant card, thank you Teresa! Perfect background for these guys! Love it  ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous new inspiration from Pauline.


Thanks for stopping by today, have a great evening!


Mark & Helen xx


Be inspired…

Hello! Sorry our blog has been neglected lately! Between very high order volumes, exciting new releases (coming soon!),  and searching for the perfect person to join the team here at Visible Image, there just haven’t been enough hours in the day lately.


So today we have a post packed with stunning inspiration, featuring some of the latest Design Team cards and projects…




Gorgeous notebook decorated by Veerle Moreels!

Veerle has used a delicate purple to add a splash of colour to the flowers. This would make such a beautiful gift.

Stamps Used:







Incredible card by Jane Tyrrell!

Jane made an Infusions background, and embossed the fantastic time swirl stamp and birds in gold wow powder. The falling man and woman were embossed in black then fussy cut out. Jane created her clock hands using a die cut, and attached the gorgeous stamped sentiment. The man was adhered to the clock hand as if he’s grabbing it, trying to turn back time to find his love sooner!

Stamps used:








Great bookmarks by Elina Stromberg!

Elina cut two panels from white cardstock, and inked them with bright Distress Ink colours. Before stamping the jazz and trumpet player images and quote on the panels, she sprinkled plain water on the inked surface to create fun splash textures. Love the added touches to the bottoms, giving the effect of a piano!

Stamps Used:








Awesome card by Corrie Herriman!

Corrie sprinkled Brusho’s onto white card stock and rubbed them in using her finger. She used the ‘stand out’ stamp from the set with water to stamp onto the card. This is like magic!!! Corrie then slightly misted the card with a little water.

Corrie then stamped the legs on the card together with the quote. On a separate piece of card she stamped the shoes again, this time with green ink, and when this had dried added some shading with a coloured pencil. The shoes were cut out and adhered on top of the others. A few white accents finished it off.

Stamps Used:







Gorgeous card by Dot Leathbridge.

Dot has been playing with Distress Oxides to create her fabulous background. The jelly fish and bubbles were stamped first, then masked off. This fantastic stamp set comes with extra bubbles so Dot has added them to create a whirlpool of air bubbles as the jelly fish swims along.

Then the card was smooched through Distress Inks, dried, stenciled, stamped again and finished with the removal of the masking.  Dot really wanted a water-line at the top so that the sentiment could be added ‘out of the water’, but it just didn’t happen!  So that is why there is a ripped section – it’s a compromise.  The words are white embossed with a little black fine-liner added around the letters for shadowing.

Stamps Used:







Fantastic tag by Teresa Morgan!

Teresa sprayed some Dylusions spray inks to create her background, and set aside to dry. The singer is stamped onto some white card and fussy cut leaving a narrow white border all around. Teresa stamped and embossed the word ‘sing’ onto white card, cut it out and matted onto black card, Once the background was dry she stamped the diamonds using Distress Ink and added extra detail with a black fineliner. Teresa also did some scalloped doodles around the edge of the tag, stamped the sentiment across the bottom, then drew a straight line with a fineliner and ‘stood’ the singer on it.

Stamps Used:








Super sparkly card by Pauline Butcher!

The background was created with Distress Oxide Inks, and stamps from the De-stressed backgrounds set. For the jumping girl, Pauline used Versamark with two different types of Embossing powder: a sparkly red and a fluorescent pink! These were sprinkled on randomly, and then heated. Pauline also used red Stickles for added sparkle, and a white pigment pen to make her pop! The sentiment was stamped onto white card, and heat embossed with black powder, the words were then fussy cut and some pink ink added around the edges.

Stamps Used:








Beautiful card by Nicky Gilburt!

Nicky has chopped up our ‘Life Can Be Tough’ sentiment stamp to create new sentiments to repeat stamp over her background, and to break up the words for this card which features our ‘Face it’ stamps as the focal image.

Nicky has also used some of our ‘Visometry’ stamps and the fabulous crackle stamp from ‘Create it’ in the background too,  just to add a little depth. It’s great fun creating new phrases and quotes by cutting up or masking your stamps!

Stamps Used:









Thank you so much to our awesome team! ♡


We have lots more of their stunning creations to share with you over the next few days!


We hope you are feeling inspired ♡ You will find loads of gorgeous projects over in our galleries too!



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Mark & Helen xx



Learn To Fly Again

Hello! We are back after our summer holiday, feeling recharged and excited for what’s coming next from us here at Visible Image!

We have an incredible amount of inspiration to share with you as we catch up with all the wonderful things our Design Team have been creating recently. First up today is Pauline Butcher with a ‘super sparkly’ gorgeous card…

Hi,
 
I’m here to share a card I’ve created, using some awesome Visible Image Stamps…
 





The stamp sets I used were……


The gorgeous rain lady from Sparkle In the Rain



her wings are from Angels are Near




and the feathers in the background and sentiment are from 
Learn to Fly Again




The background was achieved using Distress Oxide inks and a stencil, and the other components were stamped onto white card, using versamark, and heat embossed: rain lady with Wow Fairytale, and the wings and the sentiment with Black.

I fussy cut them, and layered them onto the card using glue gel.





Thank you for visiting.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx
 



Stunning card Pauline.. amazing dimension and wonderful colours! Thank you ♡

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



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NEW Stamps preview #3

Hi! We have another preview of our NEW stamps here on the blog today!

Here is another sneak peek from our brilliant ‘Ahead of our Time’ set…





Incredible stamps with endless creative possibilities! And as you can see, they work brilliantly with those awesome cosmic backgrounds that are so much fun to create!



We hope you will join us for a Facebook LIVE tomorrow, Monday May 29th at 8pm (UK time) over on our Facebook PAGE... we’ll be showing you the new stamps, and we’ll have all the details you need about this launch!


**If you are one of our stockists… keep an eye out for our Newsletter tomorrow!**

Mark & Helen xx


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