Creativation 2018

Hello there! Firstly let us apologise for neglecting our blog for the past few weeks.. Creativation was AMAZING for us! We met so fantastic people, and we had so many orders from fabulous stores in the USA, Canada, Denmark and even Australia while we were there!

Sadly when we got back to the UK we were both struck down with a very nasty flu, which literally knocked us off our feet for a week! So between that and packaging all the orders, we have had little time for anything else..

We are therefore playing ‘catch up’ here on the blog for the next few weeks, as we have so many amazing projects from our awesome Design Team to share with you! But we first we want to show you how our booth came together…




We love how our walls turned out!




Mark remembered to pack his spirit level!!




Hands up if you LOVE these stamps!




Our colourful corner of the very large hall !




We were incredibly proud of our stand!


Thank you again to our wonderful team for all your outstanding samples which were adored ♡



We’ll be back very soon with the first of many incredible projects created with our NEW stamps!


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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

 

Special Moments

Hello! Not long to go now until we close for the Christmas holidays for some much needed rest and lovely family time!

We have some wonderfully magical inspiration here on the blog for you today from Jane Tyrrell…



Today is my last design team inspiration piece for the year for Visible Image. The next time I am back with some Visible Image inspiration will be in January when we will be starting to showcase their totally awesome new stamps!


For today I thought that I would weave a little Christmas magic and share a final post of our wonderful Disneyland Paris trip with Daisy. This is the second art journal “Moment” I made to remember this magical holiday.


For this art journal Moment I chose to capture the memories of the Princess lunch we enjoyed…



We were visited by the gorgeous Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Belle..

           



Daisy was totally entranced and honestly believed we were in the company of the real deal. The princesses were so professional and treated our darling sweetheart like a real princess. They really took the time to talk to her, sign her autograph book, pose for photos and admire the Princess Anna dress she was wearing.



I decided to use the photo of Daisy with Cinderella for my focal for my Moment as think it shows the the pure joy on our little sweetheart’s face. I fussy cut it out as I wanted it to become part of the background



I added some infusions and distress oxide ink to my mixed media card to start to create a magical background. Salty Ocean is a great Cinderella colour, perhaps I might rename mine Cinderella Blue!


I added some gold ink through the Strobes stencil


to create some star bursts



I stamped and gold embossed the clock swirl from the Ahead of our Time stamp set several times




as a reminder of that moment in time with the Princesses.


I also stamped stars from Universal



 to add a little more magic



and also some celebratory bubbles using those from  the Dare to Swim stamp set




The 2 quotes I used were

‘Make a Wish’ from Own it!



and






So here is my finished Moment..





I hope that when Daisy is older she can look back and remember the day she met her real Princesses and remember the Moments I have stored for her in Jane’s Journal. You can see just how versatile Visible Image stamps and stencils are for everything, including art journalling and mixed media work. We made a wish and made memories which  really are,


“special moments that tell our story”


I have finished off  the last of my last Christmas makes. My crackers for Christmas 2017 are ready for the table and I will be back to share them very soon over on my blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave your kind comments, especially at this very busy time of the year. I hope that you have nearly finished all your Christmas preps too.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Loving Daisy’s gorgeous face in these photos Jane… such a fabulously magical page capturing those precious memories! Than you for sharing it  ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx



I See Bold Colour

Good Evening! We have a bold and fabulous journal post by Lynn Good here on the blog today…




Hi everybody, today I have an art journal page to share with you…



I began by putting down some bold colours – I find this often gives me clarity about what I want to do



I have used Dylusion paints – Lemon Zest, Postbox Red, and Tangerine Dream.


I have used the ‘Time Tunnel’ stencil and Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire to create the focal points



I used Dina Wakeley Heavy Body White paint and a brayer randomly around the pages.  With the left over white paint I applied this to the ‘Strobes’ Stencil and using a roll of paper towel, pressed it onto the page.



On a separate piece of paper I have stamped the eye from the ‘Where Dreams Take You’ stamp set and cut it out, adhering it to the art journal page using matte gel medium.  I have coloured the eye with a watercolour blue.


I have then randomly stamped around the layout using stamps that I have listed below in the products list.  I have used a white paint pen and the Dylusions paints to highlight areas.  For the final touch I have applied Whipped Spackle paste through a stencil randomly on the layout to bring it all together.


Here are some close ups:










Products Used:










 






Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I have given you some inspiration to get out the bold colours and create.

Til next time – Happy Crafting!
Lynn



Fantastic pages Lynn, the Time Tunnel stencil looks great behind the eye!
Thank you ♡

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



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Reveal Your True Colours

Hi there! We hope you’re having a good Sunday.

We’re really excited to share the very first post by Josefine Fouarge…



Today I’m sharing my first project for the Visible Image design team and I’m showing you a few monoprinting techniques. Of course I’ll also finish the tags up 🙂

Visible Image is a great company. If you haven’t seen them yet, you have to check them out. It’s exactly my style and I’m in love with all the silhouette stamps and fun sentiments. It’s super easy to create stunning mixed media projects with them. So lets get started with mine 🙂





I used my Gel Press for the monoprinting techniques. For the first layer I mixed a couple of acrylic paints on my Gel Press and transferred the paint directly onto the tag. Whereas for the second layer I put a stencil between the tag and the monoprinting surface.



You can see the process in my quick video here:



Supplies Used


Cosmic Skies Stencil




Fibres Stencil




Universal Stamp Set




Own It Stamp Set




Close Ups


Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image


Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image


Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image



Gorgeous tags Josefine thank you! Loving your painty backgrounds and all the extra details you added look awesome! ♡

You will find more of Josefine’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.


We hope you have enjoyed seeing these fantastic tags and video from Josefine!



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We will be back soon with fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher.

Mark & Helen xx




Definition of a Sister

Hello! So sorry we have missed a few days posts.. it’s all been a bit crazy with the Black Friday SALE.. website crash (BIG thank you to Patrick for getting it back online quickly!)..  and this weekend we have been moving into our fabulous new premises too! Photos soon!!!

So, we now have lots of inspiration to share this weekend. First up, here’s Sharon Traynor…




Hi there. I’m popping on here today to share a fun tag that I made with my Visible Image stamps.

I don’t usually make tags but when I do, I completely cover the tag with layers of ink. I love all the rich, warm colours on this one.




Here’s how to make it.


Stamp the profile image and words (links to the stamps are below) with clear Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.


TIP: Be sure to choose the smoother side of the water colour paper for stamping. If you choose the bumpy side it is difficult to get a full image.


Wet the watercolour card and pounce distress stains randomly on the card. Whilst drying spritz with some water droplets. Using the Cosmic Skies stencil, brush through it with carved pumpkin (on the yellow parts) and candied apple (on the orange parts) around the face image.


Next brush through the Fibres stencil with rusty hinge distress ink. Then randomly add parts of the Sister Definition words inked up in rusty hinge distress ink, and random bits of the splodgy parts of the face image in candied apple distress ink.


Cut the embossed part of the inked watercolour card into a tag shape and blend vintage photo distress ink around the edges. Add co-coordinating coloured ribbons and 3 co-ordinating heart charms.


On the leftover pieces of inked watercolour card, draw round some stars from the Stars and Stripes stencil and fussy cut them. Add the cut out stars to the tag using varying heights of 3d foam pads. The final touch is to dot gold stickles around the areas of stars.



Stamps & Stencils Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the individual stamps and stencils in the online store):


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/sister-definition/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/cosmic-skies/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/fibres/


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/stars-stripes/



Other Supplies:

Watercolour Card, Ribbons, Charms, Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, Gold Stickles, Distress spritzer, Distress Stains (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple) Distress Inks (carved pumpkin, rusty hinge, candied apple, vintage photo).


I hope you like this tag and are inspired to make one of your own.


Thanks for stopping by and we really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx


Love this tag! The white image and words look stunning against the vibrant orange. Thanks Sharon ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Pauline Butcher and Josefine Fouarge.


Have a great evening.

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)









Products Used:




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.











Products used:





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