Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Visible Image!


Thank you so much for your custom in 2017, and for loving our stamps and stencils.


We would also like to say a BIG ‘thank you’ to all the wonderful store owners – in 15 countries worldwide – who have stocked our products this year! We really appreciate and value your support of our brand!


And lastly we have to say a HUGE ‘thank you’ to all our Design Team members in 2017
who have created so many awesome, and very inspiring, cards and projects ♡ You are all amazing!



We are really excited for 2018, which kicks off with Creativation in Phoenix!!




We can’t wait to show you our NEW stamp designs in January!



We are now closed for the Christmas holidays, and will re-open on Tuesday January 9th.


All orders placed over the festive period will be dispatched on our return.





We’re sending hugs to anyone who will find Christmas particularly tough.



We hope you have a wonderful time and we wish you a very happy, healthy 2018, full of only good things.


Much Love,

Mark & Helen xx




Escape To New Beginnings

Hello! Hope you are having a great day!

We have some awesome inspiration for you today from Veerle Moreels…





Escape… everyone sometimes needs to…


Escape from people, escape from situations…



But you can’t escape if you are not opening your mind for new beginnings. It might not be as easy as writing it down here, depending on what you have to leave behind.



Those stars might not be as bright as they should be, but give it time and believe that those wings will show you their true color.




Those stamps from Visible Image… they all make it so easy to put down so many of my thoughts.

And just another picture to show you the fabulous texture you can create using their stencils.



I’m a fan… but I think that’s been obvious for a while now ^.^



Stamps and stencils used:


Mesh-ellaneous





Glimmer of Light




Create to Escape




New Beginnings




Strobes




Stars and Stripes




Thank you Veerle we adore your gorgeous box frame! Such an inspiring piece of art! ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back later with the very first Design Team inspiration from Sharon Traynor!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Thank you Nicky!

Hi there! We say our last rather sad Design Team ‘farewell’ this evening… to Nicky Gilburt. We met Nicky at a craft show back in May 2016 after she wowed us with some of her cards over in our Facebook group!

Here are some of our favourite ‘Nicky cards’ from the past 18 months…















Nicky created some gorgeous samples for our recent shows on Create and Craft TV, including these…




We especially love the very special ‘Team Awesome’ card!
Nicky’s last post for us can be found over on Nicky’s blog.



Thank you for all your amazing cards Nicky, and for all your support and gorgeous friendship ♡

We’re sure you have lots of very exciting adventures ahead, and we wish you all the very best for the future. We will really miss working with you.



Much love,

Mark & Helen xxx


 

Thank you Elina!

Hello!

We are sharing some of our favourite projects by Elina Strömberg on the blog this evening, as we say ‘thank you’ and farewell.

Elina has been on the team for almost 2 years…















We wish you all the very best for the future Elina!
Thank you for all your amazing projects, and for all your support and friendship ♡

We know you have lots of exciting adventures ahead!

Much love,

Mark & Helen xx


Your Vivid Colours

Hello! We have another dose of fabulous inspiration here on the blog this evening!

Teresa Morgan has a brilliant card to share…



Today’s post shows a different way of using the Stars and Stripes stencil





I chose to just use the stripes, and masked off sections so I could apply a rainbow of Distress Inks through the stencil. I chose the little horses from the Stay Wild set, making them look as if they were leaving trails of colour behind them.



The wonderful sentiment is stamped in black Archival ink as are the horses.



Stars and Stripes Stencil




Stay Wild




Your Vivid Colours




What a fabulous combination of stamps.. love the trails of colour behind the horses! Thank you Teresa ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



All our social media links…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Make sure you enter your cards and projects featuring our stamps and stencils into our Facebook group ‘Show & Tell’ album this month for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon!



We will be back with some gorgeous Christmas inspiration from Pauline Butcher tomorrow.


Have a great evening.


Mark & Helen xx


There’s Always a Glimmer of Light

Hi there! We are back with more awesome inspiration this evening.

Elina Stromberg has a fantastic journal page to share with you…



Hi and happy Thursday!

Today I wanted to share with you my latest mixed media art journal page with black, white, and a hint of gold:




I got the idea for this page when flipping the pages of my Moleskine art journal. I came across a page I had painted with black gesso, and thought that a dark, solid black background would match perfectly the strong quote stamp text by Visible Image.


After adding a second layer of black gesso on the page, I dabbed some white gesso on the page, creating the background for my glimmering light bulb:



Once the paing was dry I stamped and heat-embossed the light ray pattern and the sentiment text on the page. The light lightbulb is stamped on white paper, cut out, and glued on the page.


To add even more glimmer, I sprinkled some gold colour heavy embossing powder flakes on the page. I did not use any embossing ink, so for keeping the flakes on the paper during heating, I heated the page from underneath. Worked out well!




For more information on the Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:





 



Wishing you a wonderful week!

Hugs,

post signature

Grungy Butterfly

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog today! It’s been a very busy start to the week here.. packaging lots of gorgeous stencils, designing awesome new stuff for 2018 and of course packing and sending lots of orders to our wonderful customers and retailers! We’ve also been planning our October shows on Create and Craft TV… get the 27th & 28th in your diary!

Today we have some superb inspiration for you from Eileen Godwin…

Hello – I’ve been playing with Distress Oxide Inks whilst trying to create a birthday card for my friend Elaine (aka Archie).




I’ve used:
The reverse, white side, of Centura Pearl card
A Tim Holtz Stencil ‘Shatter’ along with some DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks
Plus, one of my favourite stamps from Visible Image




the Butterfly from the ‘Live Life Now’ set and Black Archival ink.


I wanted a sort of abstract ‘look’! So, after the paste was dry I squished the inks onto my mat then dabbed,
painted and dribbled the inks onto my cardstock, along with a little water until I was happy with the result
before stamping the Butterfly image twice to finish.

The ‘friend’ stamp is from my stash.


Thanks for looking today.

Back soon.
Eileen xx



Phoar look at all that texture.. gorgeous! Thank you Eileen ♡

You will find more stunning inspiration from Eileen over on her blog.



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to enter your cards and projects featuring our stamps and stencils into our Facebook group ‘Show & Tell’ album this month for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon!



We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx


 

Snow is Falling

Hello! Happy Friday to you! Today we have some more gorgeous Christmas inspiration to share with you here on the blog.

First up we have a stunning snowflake card by Teresa Morgan…


There are some gorgeous Christmas stamps in the Visible Image shop, and this set is my favourite…




I used Distress Inks and the Fibres stencil to create my background. Stamping and embossing the snowflake with Sparkling Snow embossing powder from WOW Powders.





Snow Is Falling




Fibres





What a stunner! Thank you so much Teresa! The fibres stencil works wonderfully with our grungy snowflake ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



All our social media links…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back with fabulous Christmas inspiration from Pauline Butcher later today!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx


She Lights Up Your World

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog.

Today we have some beautiful inspiration from Veerle Moreels…


Just parts… that’s all I saw when making this project. Or look at it as making more out of your materials.  You already know I immediately fell for all the beautiful words in the Family definition stamps, and how I wanted to be able to use them on their own too.

Now when seeing the Fibres stencil… yep I was doing the same thing. Looking for parts I could isolate and use on it’s own.




I’ve kept it white but layed down some pearlescent watercolors on my structure paste to give it a soft finish.  A shame it wasn’t that easy to catch in on my photograph.

And then I chose some words that absolutely speak of my sister…





Products Used:


Daughter Definition




Fibres




Own Kind of Beautiful



Such a delicate project Veerle… stunning! Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back with more fabulous inspiration tomorrow!


Mark & Helen xx


Stars and Stripes

Hi there! Happy Monday to you! Hope your week has started well.

We have loads of fantastic inspiration coming your way on the blog today! First up is an awesome card by Teresa Morgan featuring one of our brilliant new stencils…


Welcome back to my regular Visible Image post, and yes, you guessed it…
I am still playing with the fabulous new stencils. This week a simple yet striking card using the Stars and Stripes:




I created the drop shadow by placing my stencil on the card and inking with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, once dry, I moved the stencil slightly and inked through with Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW Embossing Glitters. It gives a really effective 3d look to the stencilling.


     


The guitar is stamped and embossed onto another piece of card then fussy cut, and attached with 3d foam.



Products Used:


Stars and Stripes Stencil




Music Speaks




Brilliant card Teresa! Such a fantastic shadow effect… Thank you! ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



All our social media links…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back with more gorgeous inspiration later today!


Mark & Helen xx


In the Spotlight

Hello! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan for you here on the blog this evening…


It’s Thursday, and it’s Visible Image time once again. I have another card using stamps and another new stencil.. this time it’s the Strobes design, and I created a spotlight effect for this card.




I coloured my card with Mustard seed Distress Ink leaving a white area in the middle. I blended a little Twisted Citron around the edges to darken slightly. Then I placed the sencil on the card and went over it all with Black Soot Distress Ink, keeping it lighter in the centre to create my spotlight effect.




I used WOW powders fluorescent colours to emboss the other images – I love how the colours pop against the background.



Products Used:


Strobes




Sing




Feel The Beat




Wow! What a stunner! Thanks Teresa ♡
The strobes stencil looks amazing with our singer!

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.




All our social media links…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back with lots of gorgeous new inspiration next week.


We are heading to London tomorrow for the fantastic ‘Crafting at Ally Pally’ show… our favourite event! Looking forward to seeing lots of customers and friends there.


Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic weekend!


Mark & Helen xx


A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.




I used the brilliant Strobes stencil




Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.


I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp







I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join us..you could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.




Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.


Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach ?
Jane x



Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Have you subscribed to our Newsletter yet?



Don’t forget to upload anything you create with our stamps to our  Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We really love to see what you create ♡



We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!


Mark & Helen xx

Summer Moments

Hi! We have some gorgeous summery inspiration from Corrie Herriman here on the blog today…


Hello everyone,

Today I have a tag to share for Visible Image. I made this way back early August as I am away in sunny (one hopes) Brighton at the moment!


 

After cutting a tag out of watercolour paper I dunked it into two of the new Distress Oxide colours; wild honey and twisted citron. Once I was happy with the background I stamped it with one of the flowers of the ‘Imperfection is Beauty’ stamp set, using the same inks. While the ink was still wet I sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat embossed it.

 

 

I then added some white splatters.

 

 

I then stamped the sentiment and the dragonflies from the ‘Live in the Moment’ set. I clear embossed the sentiment also. The wings were then stamped again on book paper and adhered over the ones already on the tag. A ribbon and some doodling around the edges finished it off !


I used the following stamps:


Live in the Moment




Imperfection is Beauty


 

Thank you for stopping by today !
Corrie



Loving that background! Thanks Corrie!

You will find more of Corrie’s fab cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:
instagram
pinterest
twitter


Don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with our stamps over in our Facebook group… enter our challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon!



Did you check out our awesome NEW stamp designs yet? And our brand new range of stencils!!! Head over to our Shop! These new products will also be available from your favourite Visible Image stockist soon!



Mark & Helen xx


Brilliantly British

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today! It’s been a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so we have enjoyed a day off, and had a BBQ in the sunshine with the family!

It’s not like the British weather to be sunny on a Bank Holiday… so it was awesome! Talking of British, Jane Tyrrell is here with the very first sample showcasing our brilliant NEW Grungy Union Jack stencil! Over to Jane…

Good Evening!


Today I have a bit of a red white and blue theme going on…something patriotic!


Visible Image have brought out a brand new range of stencils and the first I have had the pleasure to play with is none other than the brilliant Grungy Union Jack which can be pre-ordered now!




Isn’t it gorgeous… I love those grungy drips. These have been designed by Mark and made for Visible Image by Tando Creative. They are fab quality and thickness, a generous 6X6″ size and are available to pre order here There are 10 designs, all are awesome, do check them out!


As soon as I saw this stencil I knew just which stamp would go perfectly with it…




yes the bowler hatted man from the Ahead of our Time stamp set.

I kept to the red. white and blue of the flag and inked it up using Distress inks.

I then stamped and embossed the man and added the flying birds… I had been up to London the day before and it got me thinking of Mary Poppins and “feed the birds”… yes I know it’s quite scary inside my head sometimes! I also used the very apt creativity sentiment from the Express Yourself set



Here is my first Design Team card using this awesome new stencil…


Meet Mr Union Jack ?





and here he is in close up




I am loving playing with these new stencils and have been making more samples for the next Create and Craft TV show on 8/9th September. I will also be sharing another of my stencil makes next week.


Bye for now,
Jane x



This is such an awesome card Jane and what a fantastic stamp for the flag! Thank you! ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Don’t forget to upload anything you create with our stamps to our Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We really love to see what you create ♡



Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to check out all our NEW releases HERE!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


NEW: We Are Family

Hello! This weekend we have launched our ‘September release’ designs for pre-order!

We have a new collection of dictionary-style definition stamps.. a little bit quirky, definitely different, and really useful too…



      


      


      


We hope you like them!

For those of you who make cards for charity, or to sell, we think they’ll be a real hit!


Available to pre-order NOW! Or from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!



We’ll be back soon with our exciting NEW product reveal… stay tuned!!!



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Mark & Helen xx


Born to Dance

Hi there! We have more gorgeous inspiration to share with you here on the blog today.

The words and accessory stamps in our stamp sets make gorgeous cards and projects in their own right, as Jane Tyrrell will show you…

Today my inspiration for Visible Image is inspired by “Swan Lake” after a recent visit to a boating lake. It got me thinking and reminiscing about ballet.



My daughter, in her time was quite a ballet dancer and even had the chance to dance a couple of sessions at the Royal Ballet’s White Lodge in Richmond as a teenager. Even as a junior doctor she tried to get to a ballet lesson whenever she could. Her young children and busy life as a GP mean that disappearing off to ballet is not possible for now.  I am sure in the future though she will get back to her dancing. My Mum also used to take her regularly to see ballet shows in London,from a very early age right up until she moved out of London.  I have also been to the ballet many times with my Mum. We have seen all the major ballets including Swan Lake.  Most recently I even managed to drag my Hb along.


So I knew just which stamps to use for today’s post…



Yes the brilliant Born to perform stamp set


I have made previous cards using the dancer so this time I thought I would use some of the words as a focal sentiment and also the great add ons which come with this set. The little ballet shoes are really fun to work with. I stamped and embossed 3 sets of shoes, 1 in red and 2 in black


which I then fussy cut out.



There is a great mix of words you can use in this set. I decided to use the words below. I stamped on some the stars and die cut out my focal.



Then I put on my creative hat to put together my card.


Here it is;




I added a Noor star diecut using black card and filled in one of the stars with red glitter for some bling. I also added red brads to the stamped stars and ribbons to the shoes . I used some of my home printed music paper.This card brings back memories of the hours I spent when my girlie was a teenager sewing ribbons into her new satin ballet shoes.



Here is a close up the sweet shoes.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Fabulous card Jane, and great idea to make the words the focal point for a change. We love black and red.. always looks so striking! Thanks Jane! ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Don’t forget to upload anything you create with our stamps to our  Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We really love to see what you create ♡



We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Have you subscribed to our Newsletter? Don’t miss previews of our ALL our NEW designs coming this weekend!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you have a good day! We will be back later today with previews of our NEW words stamps!


Mark & Helen xx


Capture Your Adventures!

Hi there!

Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with an amazing keepsake full of beautiful photos, and lots of stamping…


Today I’m sharing my completed holiday journal from our recent adventures in Portugal. This was a real labour of love but holiday journals are so worthwhile. There is nothing better than looking back through them and revisiting awesome memories.





The following page was for our day out in Lisbon. Each day we took some  Instax photos, as well as using my usual camera.

These photos measure approx 8.5 by 5.5cm. I use the colours in my photos to inspire each page.



I first made a background using stamps from Mesh-ellaneous. These are such cool stamps!


They work perfectly with Distress oxides


I had fun playing with a background pattern.



I just had to use the camera (I know it isn’t an Instax but it’s retro enough for me) which I stamped, embossed and fussy cut out



I stamped and fussy cut out some of the paper boats from the Destination Unknown set…



I then put on my creative hat and put together my page…




Here are a few close ups…



Don’t you just love the paper boats…I do ?




Stamps Used:


Capture The Moment




Destination Unknown




Mesh-ellaneous




This project was a real labour of love but so worth doing… there are a lifetime of memories inside my journal.






I really hope that I might have inspired you to create your own holiday journal.
You will be able to “capture the moment and make it last forever…”


Thanks as always for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. 

Bye for now,
Jane x




Wow a real labour of love for sure… such a great way to remember wonderful memories made.
If you would like to see more close ups of Jane’s holiday journal, head over to her blog!

Thank you Jane for sharing your very special project with us, it’s amazing! ♡



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Don’t forget to enter our  Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We love to see what you create ♡



We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Have you subscribed to our Newsletter? Don’t miss previews of our NEW designs coming this weekend!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you have a great day! We will be back later with more fabulous inspiration.


Mark & Helen xx


Creative People Sparkle

Hi there! We have more fabulous inspiration for you this evening! Pauline Butcher has been getting creative with our Face stamps…


Hello,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps. 
 
 




On this card the Visible Image stamp sets I’ve used are…



Face it!



the flower and the crackle stamp from Create it!




the words ‘Creative People’ from Outside the Lines


 


and ‘Sparkle’ from Smile, Sparkle Shine




and I also used the Face Shape mask and stencil to contour the chin





 
The background was a achieved by blending three colours of Oxide ink randomly,  then spritzed with water.
On top of this I blended the same inks through a small dotty stencil, again randomly.





I then stamped the beautiful face, using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Black Sparkle embossing powder, whitening the eyes with household bleach on a paintbrush. I stamped the crackle stamp with some pink Oxide ink, down one side of the face, then stamped again using blue Oxide ink, when dry, I added a touch of pink and blue Stickles, to give them sparkle.

The lips were coloured with pink Stickles, and the eye shadow is blue Stickles.


Using a palette knife, I spread some translucent stencil paste, through the dotty stencil, just in the neck area. I removed the stencil, and sprinkled glitter over the wet paste.


 
I stamped loads of flowers with Versamark, and heat embossed them, some with pink sparkle embossing powder, and some with blue sparkle embossing powder, then fussy cut them all. I shaped them with my fingers, glued a gem in the middle of each, then added them around the face using 3D glue gel.

The words ‘Creative People’ was stamped with Versamark onto pink card, and heat embossed with black sparkle embossing powder, fussy cut, and positioned into the flowers with 3D glue. ‘Sparkle’ was stamped again using Versamark, and heat embossed with Pink Sparkle embossing powder.
 


Thanks for dropping in today.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



This is absolutely gorgeous Pauline.. loving the colours, sparkle and that sentiment is fabulous! Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



Want the chance to WIN a Visible Image coupon??? Just enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group!


We will be back with even more fantastic inspiration soon. If you have missed any of our recent posts, you’ll find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx

Captured Moments

Hello! We are back this evening with an incredible project by Teresa Morgan…


My Visible Image project today is a mixed media Monolith full of texture and layers. This was produced for Craft Stamper earlier this year.




The background is created with layers of crackle paint and vintage ephemera, giving a feeling of timeworn decay. I stamped words directly onto the background as well as onto paper that was collaged over the ephemera.






Stamped words add interest to the background




My cage is half of a Christmas ornament, given a rusty makeover with paint and sand texture paste. Inside is a Prima lightbulb embellishment which I coloured with alcohol inks. My stamped moths are backed with gilding flakes for a beautiful metallic glow.











I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at my piece today and are inspired to create something similar.




Stamps Used:


Glimmer of Light




Destination Unknown




Capture The Moment




MDF Monoliths




We adore this… so much to discover. Incredible texture and a brilliant interpretation of the quote!

Thank you Teresa ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



All our social media links…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back a little later with another awesome project!


Mark & Helen xx


 

Arise Pegasus

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We have a week packed with gorgeous inspiration ahead! Jane Tyrrell is kicking off the week for us…


Good afternoon, another week is here and it is time for my dose of inspiration for Visible Image.

For today’s project I used the ‘Believe in Unicorns’ set..




I started to make a Distress Oxide background for the unicorn. However, as made the background it made me think of the age of the universe. I stamped the moon using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink. As I looked at the moon in the sky for some reason Pegasus, the ancient mythical winged horse, came to mind.




Now the unicorn in this set has a horn and no wings but Visible Image also made this wonderful set called ‘Angels are Near’..



which does has a fab set of wings!


So to bring Pegasus alive I masked off the unicorn’s horn before I stamped and white embossed it onto my inky background.

I stamped and gold embossed the wings onto black card and fussy cut them out.




I also used the birds from the ‘Learn to Fly Again’ set..




I played with the position of the wings until I was happy with them and then put on my creative hat to put my card together……my unicorn underwent a metamorphosis…..




arise Pegasus ?


You will see that I also stamped the cloud stamps over the moon and used the sentiment from the ‘Angels are Near’ set. I added some gold glitter to his hooves to speed him on his journey….



Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Enjoy a creative week ahead.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Stunning card Jane.. the gold looks wonderful against the oxide background. Thank you! ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to enter our  Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We love to see what you create ♡



We will be back later with more awesome inspiration!

If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE.


Thanks for visiting our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx




NEW Christmas Stamps

Hi there!

We will be releasing some Christmas stamps next Friday… we only have a small selection this year but they’re something a little different…







We hope you love them!



We are re-releasing our beautiful ‘Christmas Memories’ sentiment stamp which is perfect for those occasions where ‘Merry Christmas’ just isn’t appropriate…



And.. we’re bringing back our gorgeous ‘Go To Christmas Words’ set too!



We also have some inspiring NEW words stamps launching next week… original quotes by Helen designed awesomely by Mark.. a real team effort! If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram we are sharing previews daily!


All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



Thanks for visiting our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx



If I Could Turn Back Time

Hi! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration! Veerle Moreels has gone all Halloween…


The weather… you would almost think it’s fall. You might think that’s why I took out the stamps I did but that’s not entirely true. I just thought it was time I took out some stamps I hadn’t used in a long time and I really wanted to a lot of the times ^.^

Now what to create…how about a trio of ATC’s?




I first colored a piece of paper the size of 3 ATC’s and stamped on it. Then I glued down my spider web die cut. When you cut up the paper into 3 ATC’s you have patterns that run from one ATC onto the other.

What stamps are calling out your name for a long time and why aren’t you giving in ^.^



Stamps used:


Glimmer of Light




Mr. Bone Jangles




Love you Longer




Scripted Streets




Brilliant project thank you Veerle… and it will be Halloween before we know it! Loving all that texture ♡

You will find more fantastic projects over on Veerle’s blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



We’ll be back soon with another fabulous Design Team project!


Thanks for visiting us here today on the Visible Image blog, enjoy the rest of your Saturday.


Mark & Helen xx



Capture The Moment

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you. Nicky Gilburt is here to share another fantastic card…


My Saturday share for Visible Image is this card made with the awesome camera from the Capture the Moment stamp set, a beauty to stamp and build up the layers of the lens.



I used all the elements from the set, as you see, I love the huge ‘smile’ stamp and the text is just perfect.





I stamped my image and heat embossed onto white card with black powder, then cut round it, repeating the lens area a couple of times. Then I used my silver Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a sponge, and rubbed the colour all over the parts I wanted to look metallic, and wiped the embossed areas clean with a cloth. I love the effect that this created- as realistic as a stamped camera can be!





The background was created with Distress Oxides, splashed with a little water, then a funky chicken wire stencil which I also applied blue Nuvo Embellishment mousse through, as this gave a slightly raised texture to the background. A smudge of silver across the wire gave the project a distressed look to finish.


Happy crafting!
Nicky



Brilliant card Nicky! The camera looks amazing!

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:
instagram
pinterest
twitter



Make sure you share your Visible Image creations with us in our Facebook group, there’s the chance to WIN a great prize!

You can tag us on instagram @visibleimagestamps and on twitter @visible_image!



Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you are having a great weekend!


We will be back with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team later! And keep your eyes out for previews of our awesome NEW designs coming soon!!!


Mark & Helen xx




Stay Wild

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

Pauline Butcher is here with some very colourful inspiration today…

Hi there,
 
It’s my turn to share a little inspiration using some awesome Visible Image Stamps.


 



On this card I only used one set:


‘Stay Wild’




The background is Brusho’s on watercolour card, I love the intense colour that Brusho’s give you! When they were totally dry, I stamped the horse twice, using Versamark, heat embossed it with 3 glitter embossing powders, then sprinkled some white Frantage (it’s like a ultra thick embossing powder with glitter in it) onto the top, and heated it from beneath.





There are two sentiments in this set, and I chose ‘Stay Wild’ for this card. stamped with versamark, and heat embossed with black embossing powder.



 


This photo shows the sparkle!
 



Thank you for popping in today.


Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

 
 


Awesome card Pauline! The colours are so intense and the horses look amazing! Thank you!

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



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



Want the chance to WIN a coupon??? Enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group!


We will be back with more fantastic inspiration a little later.


Mark & Helen xx




Dare To Swim

Hello! We have an incredible mixed media project from Teresa Morgan to share with you here on the blog today…


I actually made this way back earlier in the year for Creative Stamping magazine. I love creating weathered effects with acrylic paint and when I was asked to create a mixed media project with the Dare To Swim set, I couldn’t wait to get started.





The rusted panels are created from mountboard and flat backed gems, painted with washes of acrylic and an application of Antiquing Cream. The underwater scene is painted onto the centre panel and has a shimmering shoal of foiled fish.




The beautifully detailed jellyfish is stamped and embossed onto acetate and glittered for an etheral effect.




A group of stamped bubbles covered with Liquid Glass decorate the central frame.




Aged rusty effect:




I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at this project.




Stamps Used:


Dare To Swim




Thank you Teresa.. it is absolutely awesome! The rust.. the gorgeous texture.. those bubbles ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s projects over on her blog.



All our social media links…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back soon with more brilliant inspiration.


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!



You’ll also find us on your favourite social media platform…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



Want the chance to WIN a £25 coupon? Enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group!



Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.


Pop back soon!

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.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



Want the chance to WIN a coupon??? Enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group!



We will be back with more awesome inspiration later.


Mark & Helen xx

Shine Bright

Hi 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Teresa Morgan is here with a fabulous new card…


I can’t believe that it’s Thursday again already and here I am sharing another Visible Image stamps project with you all.

This time I used the ‘Shining Bright ‘set of stamps and kept with our July challenge theme of ‘A Splash of Colour’.




I do enjoy creating CAS (clean and simple) cards – it makes a change from my usual inky mixed media style. The lights and words are stamped with black Archival ink, and I used a water brush and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to colour the lights in. A touch of Black Soot Distress Ink around the matted sentiment just pops it of the page. The ‘wires’ are just drawn in with a black pen and ruler.



Stamps Used:


Shining Bright





Great card… sometimes ‘simple’ is all you need! Thanks Teresa ♡

You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



As you may know, we are escaping away on holiday to beautiful Ibiza…



so we won’t be blogging for a few weeks. But do not worry… we will be catching up with all the amazing Design Team projects on our return.



Stay inspired by visiting us on your favourite social media platform…

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps and inspiring projects!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges for your chance to WIN a great prize!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

And don’t forget to tag us in your posts so we can see what you have been creating with our stamps!



There is the chance to WIN a great prize over on our Facebook Page while we are away…




See you in 2 weeks 🙂

 

Mark & Helen xx


Leave Your Fears Behind

Hello there! Nice to see you here today!

Design Team member Dot Leathbridge is here to inspire you with her latest project…


This is a beautiful stamp set from Visible Image which I haven’t played with for ages, so that needed fixing!




I’ve been slowly trying out the oxides to see how they compare to regular distress inks for different techniques … so for this card it is about seeing how it works with the ‘acrylic block’ technique.  And it worked!  The main colour used is Iced Spruce.  The splash of colour was Broken China, applied with a piece of plastic.  This is to fit in with the ‘Splash Of Colour’ theme for this month’s challenge in the Visible Image Facebook group.

A little doodling of hearts and a few splashes of black ink finishes it off.  It doesn’t feel like it needs any more than this.



Stamps used are from the ‘Leave Your Fears‘ set


 

Fantastic card Dot! Loving the effects with the oxides ♡

You will find more of Dot’s awesome cards and projects over on her blog.

Dot also sells our whole range of stamps over in her Etsy store in Australia!



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges for a chance to win a great prize!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:
instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back a little later with new inspiration from Teresa Morgan!


You’ll find all our recent posts HERE! And our Project Galleries are packed full of wonderful inspiration too ♡


Mark & Helen xx

 

Kiss Kiss

Hi there! We have more fantastic inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

Today I have a postcard to share…



On a pink, yellow and orange gelliprinted background, I stamped the lips and heat embossed them with pink powder. I then used a black and white pen to colour the inside of the mouth and the teeth.


The X’s and lips are from the Dare to be Different set:



The sentiment, which consists of three kisses, was created with the new Alphabetical set:



Thank you for stopping by today !
Corrie



Loving this Corrie.. gorgeous colours and those lips look so kissable! ♡

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:
instagram
pinterest
twitter



Don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with our stamps over in our Facebook group… enter our challenges for your chance to WIN a £25 or £40 coupon!


We have fabulous new inspiration from Dot Leathbridge coming up tomorrow… hope you’ll stop by again!


Mark & Helen xx

Wrapped Up!

Hello! We are kicking of another week of awesome inspiration here on the blog with a great project from Jane Tyrrell…

I really like making my own gift wrap, as I can make matching gift tags too..  it makes gifts so much more personal.

Visible Image stamps are perfect to use for this!

I always use ordinary cheap brown paper which I buy by the roll. I measured out a piece to fit and used the star and swirl from the Universal set of stamps.



I used Distress Oxides as my inks, I found this is an improvement on ordinary Distress inks as they don’t soak through the paper.



and stamped a pattern across the paper.



I love how well these stamp with the D’ Oxides. It gives an almost pastel appearance to the paper.



I then used a piece of inky/infusions mop up card to cut a tag, added some stencilling to it and then added Edie’s name using the Alphabetical set.


I also used the square shape as this gives a great border to the letters.


I used red embossing powder.



and I used all capital letters and made these little plaques to stick on.




and here is the parcel all tied up with a pretty ribbon bow.




Here’s a close up of the tag




I hope I might have inspired you to make your own gift wrap? Recipient’s absolutely love how personal it is. I make some of my own Christmas gift wrap too, if time allows.


Thanks as always for your kind visits, and comments you take the time to leave me.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



Fabulous inspiration Jane! Love the wrapping paper and that tag is awesome ♡
You can find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to enter our  Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We love to see what you create ♡



We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Corrie Herriman!


If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE.

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx