Hello from Phoenix!

Hi there! We were up at 4am yesterday morning and made the very long journey to Phoenix, Arizona! It was a long flight but it was very smooth and we arrived on time!


We thought we would share a few photos of our first 24 hours here.. it’s extra exciting as it’s our first ever trip to the USA!!


Here’s the view from our hotel when we arrived last night…



we’re on the 25th floor!!



We woke to a beautiful sunny day this morning…




We headed out for breakfast and found an amazing place called Big Matt’s…



Waffle, bacon and maple syrup… it was delicious!!



Next we did some exploring of Downtown Phoenix and discovered incredible art work on some of the buildings…







We headed to the convention centre this afternoon to register and get our passes..





Found some cool sculptures…






And some very tall palm trees…




Then we chilled out with a cold drink in a quirky little place…





Next we checked out our hotel’s rooftop pool…




Heading out for dinner soon!

Very excited to start setting up our booth tomorrow! Photos to follow once we’re done.


Thanks for visiting our blog today.


If you are coming to Creativation make sure you stop by our booth.. #539 in the International Pavilion!!


Mark & Helen xx


NEW Stamps Previews – Day 5

Hello! It’s Friday which means it’s the final day of our NEW stamps previews..
we are beyond excited to show you these!!


AND… it also means that you can now pre-order them! YAY!

We are incredibly excited to be launching our new stamps at Creativation next week..


Let us introduce..





You can’t get more original than these incredible inky hands with eyes.. created from Mark Alexander’s own hand prints! The addition of the eyes makes these stamps so different, quirky and exciting!






This superb Fibonacci spiral background stamp is incredibly versatile, you will use it so much in your journaling, mixed media projects, cards and tags!





Here are some of the awesome projects created so far…















These amazing projects will be blogged over the coming weeks!

Thank you so much ladies, they are incredible ♡ ♡ ♡



Hope you’re loving our new stamps.. all designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!
Always striving to bring you incredibly cool, very different, and rather exciting designs!!



We know you will love creating with these awesome new stamps..

Pre-order NOW !!!

 

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If you are heading to Creativation we wish you a safe journey..
you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Come and say Hi !!
 



Thanks again for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today, have a fantastic Friday!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

How Fragile We Are

Good Evening! It’s been another crazy busy day here are Visible Image, just a few days left to get everything finished before we head off to Creativation.

Heading to the show..? come and say Hi! We’re @ BOOTH #539 in the International Pavilion!

Did you see this morning’s NEW stamps reveal?

Well Heather Mitchell is here to tell you more about one of her awesome projects created with our NEW ‘How Fragile’ stamp set from our Day 4 preview…



Hello everyone and a very happy belated new year to you all…

Exciting times at Visible Image HQ where so much has been happening! Mark has designed the most amazing/beautiful/stunning stamps… they truly are unlike anything else on the market.

Today’s designs unveiled include this gorgeous design called ‘How Fragile’ and, like all the other stamps, is available for pre-order from tomorrow, Friday 12th January.



I’ve made a few projects using the stamps in this set, but I particularly like the simplicity in this monochrome tag.




To begin with, I’ve taken damp watercolour paper and blown/dribbled black watercolour paint and graphite ink around it to look as though the colour is spilling out from the effect.


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Once fully dry, I stamped the cracked image in white opaque embossing powder over the black drips and then painted the centre to give a ‘hole’ effect.  Next, to enhance the smashed look, I’ve added a thick layer of Distress Crackle Paint into several of the shards (the thicker you use the crackle paint, the better results you get).


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In keeping with the colour scheme, I’ve then stamped the ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment in the same white heat embossing powder onto grey card and then matted it onto the same black card I’ve matted the actual tag on to.

The other members of the design team have come up with some amazing designs using the stamps so do keep an eye on the Visible Image blog for all the latest photos.


It’s an exciting time for Helen and Mark… and for the design team too as for many of us it’s the first time our work will be shown at Creativation… and that is a HUGE deal in the crafting industry!

If you’re lucky enough to be going… pop along to Booth 539 and say hello to the fabulous Helen and Mark and see the gorgeous samples created.. I have a feeling they are going to be incredibly busy over in Phoenix when everyone sees how outstanding and diverse their stamps are!


That’s all for today but I’ll be back very soon as I have so much to share with you in the next few weeks as I can’t seem to stop creating with these gorgeous new stamps!

Thanks for looking as always!

H xx



Loving this tag Heather, that texture is amazing! Gorgeous drippage too!! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back soon with more projects from our amazing team!


And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the final 2 NEW stamp sets revealed!!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 4

Hi there! Wow is it Thursday already?! This week is flying!! Just 5 more sleeps until we fly off for very exciting adventures in Phoenix!


Today we are previewing more exciting NEW stamps..
Launching at Creativation next week..
pre-orders from tomorrow!!! (Friday January 12th)

 

Let us introduce..





Dramatic comedy and tragedy masks with an awesome quote!



 





Stunning cracked glass stamp with such a true quote.. we really are so fragile aren’t we ♡





Our super talented Design Team have been creating amazing things with these stamps…

















These awesome projects will be blogged soon.. so keep an eye out for them!

Thank you ladies, they are all superb ♡ ♡ ♡



All our exciting new stamps are (of course) all designed by Mark Alexander!

 

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


Come back tomorrow to see the final 2 previews! You won’t want to miss them!!

THEN.. tomorrow you can pre-order all our NEW stamps!! Yay!


Thanks for checking out our Day 4 previews today.. if you missed Days 1 to 3 you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 3

Hello! We are back with more exciting NEW stamps previews today!


Launching at Creativation in Phoenix next week..
pre-orders from Friday January 12th!


Let us introduce..





We hope you love our awesome inky seahorse, and beautiful sentiment ♡







Brilliant blueprint elements which will add so much dimension to your backgrounds!


 

Our Design Team are loving creating with these stamps…















These incredible projects will be blogged soon.. so keep an eye out for them!

Thank you so much ladies, you have done an awesome job ♡ ♡ ♡



We really hope that you are loving our new stamps, all designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!

 

All our social media links:
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Blog see all our latest posts here!
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If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Come back tomorrow to see 2 more brand new stamp sets!!


Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx



 
 

Zodiac Taurus

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

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





Hello!


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





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

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

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



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

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



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




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



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

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


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



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



Other Supplies:


Sentiment stamp used inside the card:


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


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


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



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

Thank you ♡


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


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


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



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


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx



Zodiac Gemini

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


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





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





As I am a Gemini who could resist!




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



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



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


Till next time.

Lisa xx



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

You will find more of Lisa’s stunning projects over on her blog.



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


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



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


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


See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 2

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

 

Introducing…





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


 

Our amazing team have been creating stunning projects…















Thank you so much ladies ♡ ♡ ♡

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

 

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

Pre-order these stamps from Friday January 12th!

 

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


Thanks for checking out today’s preview!

You can find our Day 1 previews HERE!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Blooming Lovely

Hello! We hope you have enjoyed Day 1 of our NEW stamps previews!

Jane Tyrrell is here today with details of how she created her amazing card that we previewed on our blog earlier today…



Today is a very special day as I am absolutely delighted to be able to share my first Design Team sample made with 2 of the brand new Visible Image stamp sets which are being previewed all this week!

The new stamps are being launched in the USA at Creativation which Helen and Mark,  aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image, are attending for the very first time in 10 days time. They will be flying the flag for their awesome brand which I have the joy of being able to design for.


The new stamps will be available to pre order from 12th January!  


Over the last month I have secretly been beavering away working on some of the new designs and I have made several projects with them. I will be sharing them all over the coming weeks.


The first stamp sets that I am showcasing are..


Bloom and Grow…  an amazing and totally unique stamp baby set, and Organics… a large A5 set which has so many uses. I can see trees branches, twigs, the sky, the seas, seaweed, frost, ink splats and drips…. the list is endless.

 



Amazing aren’t they and so original!


These 2 sets work perfectly together and I decided to make my very own bloom and growing flower baby card.


I’ve been so busy that I have not got many process photos on file so here is my step by step in words…
First I took some Kraft card and added some walnut stain and antique linen distress oxides, using the wrinkle free technique. Once dry I stamped the fingerprint in red Versafine Claire ink and then added the love stamp from bloom and grow to make the stalk. I then used Organics to stamp some more foliage using a mixture of Distress oxides and Versafine inks.

I then added lots of lovely frantage to give some sparkle and texture… and make a very “organic” card.
I stamped and embossed the baby and the sentiment and added them to finish off my card.


Here it is..


 


Just look at the details of the baby…. I love the little flower inside …such a fab finishing design touch by Mark. I highlighted this one in white but in other projects I have also coloured it in… the choices are endless.



Here are a couple of close ups;





Prepare to be wowed by this awesome new release. Mark Alexander has, as always, designed the most original, unique stamps, unlike any others you will see in the stamping market. They are a total joy to design with and so versatile. All you need is your imagination!


I am so proud that my some of my work will be travelling all the way to the USA to be displayed.



I will be back on Thursday sharing another card sample I made using another set from the new release….. I can’t give you a sneak peek but I will give a very, very cryptic clue to my card…… I will digging out a couple of my old paperbacks to photograph too……. tee hee!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Keep snug, it’s turned very chilly here.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Incredible card Jane… Love how you’ve combined these stamps, and that texture is delicious  ♡

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



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We’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 previews! Hope you can join us!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx




NEW Stamps Previews – Day 1

Hello! We are so excited to commence our NEW stamps previews today!!


We head off to Creativation in Phoenix next week, so will be launching our new designs before we go..

pre-order from Friday January 12th!



Let us introduce..






We hope you love our beautifully unique baby stamp set ♡









Created by Mark from blown ink, these superb stamps are incredibly organic and so versatile!





Our super talented Design Team have loved creating with these stamps…















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

Thank you so much ladies, you have done an amazing job ♡ ♡ ♡


We really hope that you love these incredibly arty new stamps, all designed (of course) by Mark Alexander!

 

All our social media links:
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If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!



Come back tomorrow to see a brilliant new collection of stamps!!


Thanks again for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today, have a great Monday.

Mark & Helen xx

 
 

Beauty Goes Far Deeper

Hello and thank you for stopping by our blog today!

Today’s beautiful inspiration is from Veerle Moreels…


So there’s this whole new year lying ahead of us. And we are supposed to have these new year’s resolutions. But when you are completely honest… how long before you break them? Because a lack of time, a lack of perseverance, a lack of courage, a lack of… ? Or just because it’s easier?

 


My air bubbles are burned through the different layers of the paper.



But only those at the bottom are golden..




Stamps used:


Dare to Swim




Such a beautiful card Veerle. Love your burnt bubbles ♡  Thank you!

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



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Tomorrow we commence our NEW stamps previews!!! We are incredible excited!


See you in the morning!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx




Stay Curious!

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you here on the blog today:  Lynn Good is here with her latest project…


Hi Everyone,. today I am sharing with you an art journal page that I have created for the Visible Image Design Team using the awesome stamp – Curious Cats.




I created the background using ripped up background papers that I created with my Gelli plate together with books pages, dictionary pages and music sheets.


I have used a permanent black fineline ink for the images and a white paint pen around the eyes and nose.  The edges of the art journal have been coloured using a Neocolour II watercolour crayon.


Here are some close ups:







Here is a link to the stamp set used:



Thanks for stopping by, and until next time Happy Crafting!
Lynn



Fantastic collage Lynn.. loving all the different layers! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Veerle Moreels!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


Always Wear Your Invisible Cape!

Hello! We have double the inspiration for you here on the blog today.

First up is Pauline Butcher with her super sparkly card…


Hi there,

‘Happy New Year’, and I hope that 2018 is a really good year for you all.

I am starting this year, with a colourful card that I’ve created, using some awesome Visible Image Stamps, and one of their fabulous stencils.

Hopefully this card will have a little bit of an uplifting effect, for those who need a boost this time of the year.





The stamps I’ve used are…


 



The background was achieved using Brusho’s. I placed the stencil on top, and blended over it with similar coloured Distress Inks, I also added a floor, using some black Distress ink.
 


 
On a separate piece of white card I stamped the Rain lady from ‘ Sparkle in the Rain’, with an embossing pad, and heat embossed  her using Wow Persian Indigo embossing glitter, I  then fussy cut her, missing off the canopy of  her umbrella.


Again using the embossing pad, I stamped the wings from ‘Angels are Near’, using Metallic Gold Rich, and heat embossed, fussy cut them, and coloured them with Mustard Seed ink.

For the sparkle on top of her wand, I used heat resistant acetate, on which I stamped the smallest sparkle stamp from the ‘Ray’s of Light’, with an embossing pad, and heat embossed using White puff Twinkle, the sentiment was stamped onto purple card, using the same method.


 


I hope you are all getting excited, next week there will be sneak peeks of the new Visible Image stamps, which will be released later this month, they are really awesome!
 
I have my Warwick Workshop happening on Sunday 14th January, 10am – 4pm,
if you’d like more information, please email me: [email protected]
 


Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxxxx




Fabulous card Pauline.. thank you! Great quote for her! ♡

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



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We will be back with a superb journal page from Josefine Fouarge later this evening.


Thanks for stopping by!

Mark & Helen xx

 

  

Make Space For Dreams!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Sharon Traynor is here to inspire you today with an absolutely stunning card…


Hi there! This is  my first post of 2018 so firstly I want to wish you all

a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Today I’m sharing a card made with two stamps from the gorgeous ‘No Space for Dreams’ set by Visible Image stamps.  This is an incredible set and the images and words are just stunning!


I make lots of cards like this one because I love the shape (although this would also work perfectly well on a square or rectangular shaped card) and I also love water colouring by pouncing distress stains.




I’m lucky enough to own a ScanNcut which makes creating a card this shape so easy. I just use the in-built octagon shape, add 2 of the same size (145mm x145mm) slightly overlapped, and weld them together to make the card blank. Then I cut a single octagon the same size in watercolour paper for the main mat, and a smaller one (130mm x 130mm) for the main panel. I cut one more octagon shape from white card for the tiny mat behind the main panel.



TIP: If you have this shaped stackable spellbinders dies, you can create a mini card blank by folding a piece of card in half and using the largest die. Just make sure the cutting edge on the shape is outside where the card is folded on the folded side (i.e. the dies is cutting nothing on that side) so that it doesn’t cut 2 individual shapes.




To make this card, first stamp the amazing dreamcatcher image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Mask off the feathers with masking fluid. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.


Create the outside mat in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz.





Stamp the wonderful sentiment in a black ink. Use a little salty ocean distress ink on the edges of the main panel, stick it to the white mat and then stick these to the main mat. They can all be adhered to the card blank now.


You have no idea how tempted I was to add some stickles or glitter to this, but I’m sure we’re all glittered out after the holidays, so I managed to restrain myself.


For the inside of the card, I used the feathers and the ‘dangly bits’ from the dreamcatcher stamp along the top and the sentiment came from the Imagine, Dream, Inspire set.




The feathers were loosely coloured with the same distress stains used on the front of the card.




Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/imagine-dream-inspire/


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, masking fluid, paint brush, distress stains (salty ocean, shaded lilac, picked raspberry), heat tool, water spritzer, memento tuxedo black ink, watercolour paper, white card.



That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back again on Saturday and I hope to see you then.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Sbaron your inky background is so striking! Love this card and the inside is gorgeous too! Thank you ♡


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



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We will be back tomorrow with some super sparkly inspiration from Pauline Butcher, and an awesome journal page from Josefine Fouarge!


Right we better get back to our Creativation preparations.. so much to do and the days are flying by! If you are coming to the show, be sure to come and see us… Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


We’ll be sharing previews of our BRAND NEW stamps all next week… we just know you are going to love them! ♡


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Glimmer of Light

Hello there! After a blogging break and well earned rest over the holidays, our Design Team are all revved up and excited to share lots of awesome new inspiration!

Kicking off the year in amazing style, here’s Lanette Erickson..



Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog.

So I thought I would share a layered tag I created featuring the Glimmer of Light Stamp Set. After all its the stamp that drew me to Visible Image and it really is my favorite set. I just love the stunning moth, he is giant and makes the perfect focal point. As you can see here…..





Products Used: Visible Image Glimmer of Light Stamp Set, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays: Voodoo Violet Blue, Witch’s Potion Purple, Delphinium Turquoise, Screamin Banshee Black and Blazin Black. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Purely White and Obviously Black Embossing Powder. Watercolor Pencils. Ranger -Glossy Accents, Foam Tape, Watercolor Paper. Versa Mark Stamp Pad, Stazon Ink Pad, Prima/Finnabair Acrylic Sparks Paint- Raven Black and Metallique – White Pearl. A bit of ribbon, a few rhinestones and an eyelet from my stash.



See, he really is just beautiful and the perfect focal point!

Now you can see why he is my favorite!



Plus, the verse is such a perfectly positive message, you really can’t go wrong with this stamp set.

Now let’s a better look at the compete stamp set….



Glimmer of Light



Now before you go let’s take a closer look at my tag.



Here you can see the layers of both tags each with the same beautiful background.

I created this background using Lindy’s Sprays on watercolor paper and I let them air dry, for a soft smooth shimmer.

Additionally, you can see both layers of the moth. The fussy cut moth that I gave a little pop too using a bit of foam second is stamped directly on the tag.



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We have a lot going on this month and you don’t want to miss anything!!

Trust me you want to see what is coming your way next week!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Incredible tag Lanette.. thank you! Your moth is stunning! And check out that background.. WOW! ♡

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Next Monday we start previewing our NEW stamps launching at Creativation.. we are just so excited!!!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 




BOOTH #539
International Pavilion
 
 

Exciting New Year Ahead!

Hi there! Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!


We are getting very excited about our first ever trip to the USA in a few weeks..


Destination: Phoenix, Arizona



Destination: Inspiration !

We hope to be inspiring everyone we meet there, with our awesome stamps and stencils!


Today on the blog were are featuring a few cards we think are particularly relevant to our exciting adventure..



We’ll definitely need to ‘leave our fears behind’ (Helen’s fear of flying.. and of course the fear of the unknown!)




Our ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil.. inspired by the US flag of course!




The fantastic quote in this set.. ‘the greatest adventure is what lies ahead’…
along with the planes of course!




It was a dream come true for us when our products were stocked in the very first store in the USA a year ago..
Our vision is for Visible Image to become a well known and well loved brand in the US.. ♡




We hope our ‘different’ designs help us to stand out at the show..




We are SO excited to start previewing our BRAND NEW stamps in just over a week’s time!! We think they are our most creative yet! They are definitely different! Our Design Team are loving creating samples with them, and are blowing us away with their projects! We can’t wait to proudly show them off in our booth!


We will be back in the new year with brand new inspiration from our amazing team, who have been enjoying a blogging break over the holidays.


We wish you a truly fantastic New Year… a year filled with plenty of stamping and creating, of happy times, good health, and exciting adventures!

Enjoy the celebrations welcoming 2018… we think it’s going to be awesome!




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BOOTH #539





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  ♡

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Adventures Lie Ahead!

Good Evening (or morning/afternoon depending where you are in the world)!

Veerle Moreels is here to inspire you on the blog today. The stamps featured on her tag are THE perfect stamps for how we are feeling at the moment…. ‘Destination Unknown’…although we DO know the destination: PHOENIX, what will come of our first time exhibiting at Creativation is unknown!

‘Destination Inspiration’ is one of the show hashtags… we certainly hope we will be inspiring and wowing some fabulous store owners there!


If you own a store and want to find out more about stocking our stamps and stencils please get in touch!

Or if you would like your local store to stock us.. let them know!


Ok on to today’s inspiration, and another brilliant video from Veerle…




Wouldn’t it be great if sometimes we could take a peak in the future? It would make some decisions a lot easier but… it would spoil a lot of excitement too. We have to admit that sometimes not knowing what is coming is pretty exciting. And each day we get a little closer we feel the excitement grow.
For todays project…I had my video camera on again, so enjoy the video!



Stamps used:


Ink splats




Destination Unknown






What an absolutely beautiful tag Veerle. Gorgeous shading and delicate detail.. love it! Thank you ♡

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



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Grungy Ballerina

Hello! We have some fabulous hot pink inspiration from Becca Cruger here on the blog today…




Happy Sunday, friends! I’m popping in to share a card I just created for Visible Image. I was really really excited to get the Born to Perform set because I don’t have any stamps for dancing or performing arts and this set is super unique and artsy..





One of the techniques I like to use from time-to-time is to use my ink pad directly to press ink on to my paper. In this case, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.


Next, I spritzed the ink with water to let it bleed and soften the hard edges.


I stamped a series of words to create a graffiti-like effect in the background.


On the bottom layer of my card base, I added a little bit of stamped grunge with the Universal stamp set..





I added some hand-drawn stitching, washi tap and black gemstones, along with a stamped ballet dancer to finish off the design.


I hope you all like it!
Becca



Loving your grungy background Becca and our ballerina looks gorgeous in pink! Thank you ♡

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Time Tunnel Journey

Good Evening! Another busy day here at Visible Image, so much to finish up before we close for Christmas on December 21st for a much needed nice long break.

Today’s awesome Design Team inspiration comes from Aga Baraniak..




My next inspiration for Visible Image has resulted in a gold delicate background.


I used a great stencil Time Tunnel





I hope that I showed you by this inspiration how you can combine and use the possibilities of products.
 











I used:


   



Colour Outside The Lines

Hi there! We have fabulous inspiration from Elisa Ablett here on the blog today…



Hi everyone,


Elisa here again with my latest project for the Visible Image design team, a colourful and vibrant Art Journal spread featuring a background created with a Gel Press monoprinting plate and acrylic paint.


I used the fabulous Fibres stencil with the Gel Press plate to create a textured multi-coloured look. I placed it over my gelli plate and sponged a baby wipe over it to take some of the colour off and it produced this gorgeous patterns in my background.


I then stamped the Face It stamp on the right hand side of my page and added some white highlights using a white paint pen.




Add your title by stamping your Outside the Lines stamp onto scrap paper ( I used a practise piece from my gelli plate adventures) to go with your page.


Cut out your title and mount onto your collaged pieces of paper on the left hand side.




Add some highlights to make your stamps stand out from your background!





Here are the products I used from the Visible Image Store –












That’s it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can incorporate mixed media techniques such as monoprinting with your stamps!! make your stamp stash go further !


Hugs
Elisa xx



Love these bold pages Elisa!! Awesome work! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Elisa’s fantastic projects over on her blog.



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Dare To Swim

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today. We have been in ‘Creativation mode’ all week so far.. we are getting very excited to be visiting the USA for the very first time and have been planning our rather colourful booth! Our Design Team are creating stunning things with our ‘top secret’ new stamps for our stand too.. more on that in the New Year!!


Today we have some very gorgeous inspiration from Lisa Taggart here on the blog, featuring one of our top selling sets from 2017…



A little break from Christmas and snow today. I’m sharing an underwater scene using the ‘Dare to Swim’ stamps from Visible Image . It’s a bit experimental using alcohol inks and  my Spectrum noir markers onto Yupo paper. The effect gives a slightly impressionistic murky scene where achieving clear images proved allusive! I embraced it in the end and just went with the flow … excuse the pun!




I began by adding alcohol inks and let them make patterns. I stamped the images on top using black stazon ink and highlighted the scene using inks; alcohol pens; black and white markers and some stickles  in peacock.





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Well, at least there’s no snow!

Lisa xx



This is so fabulous Lisa! Love the effects of the inks.. a perfect background for our jellyfish! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s wonderful projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with a funky art journal page from Elisa Ablett.


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Happy Heart

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening.

Heather Mitchell has been creating fabulous texture with our ‘Fibres’ stencil…



Hello again everyone,

I’m back again with my latest make for the Visible Image DT and this time I’ve concentrated on texture using the stencils and the background stamps… and who doesn’t love a bit of texture!





I started by  adding Distress Oxide Ink Pads to watercolour paper to create a watery background and then, using the ‘Fibres’ stencil, I’ve applied modelling paste.  Once fully dry, more colour has been added before flicking white Gesso over the 8×8″ background.

I love the added texture the stencil gives over the already textured background


You can see from the photograph, I have then used various stamps to add yet more layers before stitching around the corners to frame the card.

Once the background was a wash with colour, gilding wax was added to some of the raised areas to add a muted sheen


I’ve then randomly stamped the number stamp from the ‘Somewhere in Time‘ set before adding the parallel lines from Sparkle in the Rain and the script from ‘Scripted Sheets‘.

The heart was die cut from watercolour paper before having the colour applied


I didn’t want to add too much more detail to the card, so kept it fairly simple by adhering a die-cut heart that has been coloured and then had a thick layer of crackle paint added.  Again, I love the extra texture this adds, especially as it’s flaking away in parts.

To finish the card, I added a simple sentiment courtesy of the ‘Just be Happy‘ stamp set which has been backed onto black card and adhered to the card using 3D foam dots.

Regular followers will know what a huge advocate of texture and layering I am and the Visible Image stencils are perfect for this.  When combined with the stamps, the images you can create are never ending!


And here’s the list of the lovely ingredients I’ve used:


Visible Image products:


Fibres stencil




 Just Be Happy



Sparkle in the Rain




Scripted Sheets




Somewhere in Time




Distress Ink Pads:                                                                                                                                                 
Mown Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick



Other products used:                                                                                                                                     
Distress Crackle Paint, Liquitex Modelling Paste, StazOn Jet Black ink pad, Archival Watering Can ink pad



Thank you all for looking… see you again soon!


Heather



Love love loving the texture Heather! Great card.. thank you ♡

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



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Disneyland Moments

Hello! We hope you have had a good start to the week. If you are here in the UK we hope you are staying warm in the cold weather we are having.. we really aren’t used to it!!

Jane Tyrrell is here to start another week of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog…




Good Evening, it’s time for my weekly dose of inspiration for Visible Image and for today and next week’s posts I am sharing 2 Moments I made for Jane’s Journal using their awesome stamps. They are Moments of our recent wonderful holiday in Disneyland Paris.


Such sweet memories of 5 days with our own Princess who loved the castle so much!




We were so lucky with the weather, despite being mid November we had a couple of days with bright blue skies and sunshine and at one point we were able to take our coats off.



I knew which of my photos I wanted to remember those days by and chose the one 1 took of the castle when were were sitting on the train which runs round the park. We took this the first afternoon we arrived. We had our cases taken to the hotel so we just walked straight into the magic of Disney.



This was taken just before dusk when the moon had risen in the sky. The sky gave off a pink tinge and there was a gorgeous golden glow in the air. It really felt magical.


I wanted to try to include all these memories in my Moment. So this is what I got up to..


To create the sky I first white embossed the moon and clouds from the Believe in Unicorns set



I gold embossed the cogs from the Somewhere in Time set around the edges of my page.




I then carefully and slowly built up the colours for the background using blues with a little pink distress ink. I wanted to try to mimic the sky that evening.




at the bottom of my page I added some golden hues.




The trees were bare and we could here a bird singing as we sat at the station in Fantasy land so I used my Tim Holtz die to cut a bird and branches to capture that memory.


I gave them lots of texture and colour with DecoArt texture sand and acryllic paints.


The pathway was made using the Geometric Maze stencil and gold embossing paste.




I used the sentiment from Where Dreams Take You, it was perfect for my Moment.



 I also stamped stars from the Rock Out set to the backing card for my photo.




It was then time to put my Moment together…





Here are some close ups..






and one final shot..




It really was such a magical time, made even more special by sharing it with our 4 year old granddaughter. I hope that one day when Daisy looks through Jane’s Journal she too will be able to remember that special time. Next Monday I will share the Cinderella Moment I made, again brought to life by the versatile Visible Image stamps.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



A wonderful way to remember this special time forever Jane. Love how you have framed your fabulous photo with the torn edges too ♡

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



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Imperfection is Beauty

Hello! We are back with our 2nd dose of gorgeous inspiration today.

Lynn Good has created a fabulous scrapbook page…



Hi, today I would like to share a layout that I have created for Visible Image using 3 of their wonderful stamp sets.



I began by creating the watercoloured flowers – I have stamped onto watercolour paper and embossed the flowers in black embossing powder.  I have then used Inktense Blocks to colour – I love the vibrant colours they give.


Once dried I have fussy cut them out.   I also heat embossed the title with Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing powder – Venus Violet Blue.



Around where my photo is going to be I have embossed the larger flower in the Venus Violet Blue embossing powder – I didnt want the entire flower – more mark making



I have created a photo matt using paper from the same collection – 7 Dots Hazy Days and inked the edges in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade. By placing the photo matt on my layout I was able to stamp some circles and cats in the correct position



I then placed the flowers around the layout and added my photo and it was complete.




Stamp sets used with links to the Visible Image shop:






Thanks for stopping by and til next time – Happy Crafting!

Lynn



Beautiful layout Lynn, such a cute pic of your cat! Our flowers looks super gorgeous..  Thank you ♡


You will find more of Lynn’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! ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx




Daring to be Different

Hello! We have fabulous inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog today..



Hi!  I have a really fun and funky card for you today made with some fabulous Visible Image stamps.


I absolutely <3 LOVE <3 these funky lips!


I can actually picture my youngest daughter wearing these colours at one of the multitude of festivals she attends each year. Mind you, she’d probably bling it up with glitter or gloss too 😉 That’d be sure to make an impression eh? They are brilliant!


 

How to make this card:

1) Pounce distress stains onto wet watercolour paper (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn) and spritz with water whilst drying to make a few droplets.
2) When dry use peeled paint distress ink and brush through the fibres stencil.
3) Randomly stamp the ‘X’ and ‘O’ from the stamp set over the background in mowed lawn and forest moss distress inks. Cut a panel of the watercoloured background down to size for your card blank.



4) On spare card stamp 3 images of the lips, one in mustard seed, one in mowed lawn and one in peeled paint distress ink. Fussy cut the lips then gently blend the matching distress ink around the edges of each lips to blend out any white edges.
5) Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the  card blank in the bottom right corner in peeled paint.
6) On the inside of the card, stamp the lips in bundled sage distress ink. Then stamp over the lips with the sentiment in peeled paint.



7) Adhere the panel to the card front. Add the lips in varying heights of 3d foam pads. Add 3 gold gems to the panel and 2 gold gems either side of the sentiment.


 

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/dare-to-be-different/    https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-regrets/

Stencils Used:


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/fibres/

Other Supplies:


Distress Stains: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn.
Distress Inks:  mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn, forest moss, bundled sage
Gold gems, 3d foam pads, adhesive, brush, blending tool, stamping block



That’s it from me except to say….. I dare YOU to be a bit different in your stamping colours for images this week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Loving the alternative colours Sharon and wow what a brilliant background!! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

Heart and Soul

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you!

Lanette Erickson is here with her latest project..



Hello All!


Today I am sharing fun yet simple art Journal Page that I created using a couple amazing Visible Image Stamps and a few of my favorite mixed media products.




Products Used: Visible Image Stamps- Free SoulCreate ItOwn Kind of Beautiful & De-stressed. Visible Image Stencil – Geometric Maze. Finnabair Acrylic Paints – Black Berry, Ancient Coin & Red Poppy. Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays- Steampunk Sepia, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Mission Bells Brown. Lindys Magical Shaker- Bratwurst Brown. Art Anthology -Sorbet -Ferrari. Liquitex Black Ink. Golden Fluid White Acrylic Paint, Waterproof Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Red Glitter, Glitter Stars. Misc Thread, Cardstock & Dictionary Page.

 

If you would like to see how I created this page you can see my process over on my YouTube Channel. While your there I hope that you will consider subscribing  🙂

 

 



A couple of  detail photos just fun 🙂


 

Here you can see the dimension in my heart that I created using Art Anthology paint and Visible Image’s Geometric Maze stencil.

 

 

Here’s a better look at my focal point/title that I created using a combination of  Free Soul and Own Kind of Beautiful stamps from Visible Image.

 

 

Lots of splatters and background stamping featuring Visible Image’s De-stressed stamp set.

 

 

A bit of thread and a touch of glitter…

 

 

And a look at all the beautiful cracks created using Visible Image’s Create It stamp set.


Stamps I used:


Free Soul


 




De-stressed




Stencil I Used:


Geometric Maze


 



Thank you so much for stopping by today!


I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




LOVE this page! Your geometric textured heart looks amazing! Thanks Lanette ♡

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Smile Darnit Smile!

Hi there! We have some super cool inspiration from Tenia Nelson today featuring our awesome camera stamp..



Hey Y’all!!!


Happy Wednesday and hope all is well!! Today is my second post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation…..CHECK IT!!!


 


I had a lot of fun with this card!!! I created this card using this Visible Image stamp set:


Capture The Moment




and stencil:


Strobes





Card Recipe for Smile Darnit, Smile! Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts, Ranger
Embellishments: Twine(Michaels), Sequins(Pretty Pink Posh), Washi(Queen and Co), Letter Stickers(Michaels)
Tools: Dymo Label Maker, Circle Punch(EK Success), Scissors, Stencils(Visible Image), Ink Dauber(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Stenciling, Fussy Cutting


Thanks for stopping by!!!


-t



Love this Tenia! Thank you ♡

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An Ode to Autumn

Hi there! We hope Monday has been gentle with. you!

We are kicking off another week of fantastic inspiration with an amazing card by Jane Tyrrell…





Now that we have reached December, autumn is fading fast and winter really is just around the corner. Darkness arrives by late afternoon and the temperature is dropping like a stone.


Autumn 2017 really has been quite exceptional here in the south of England. Warmer that normal temperatures and lots of sunshine kept the leaves on the trees and turned them into every fiery shade of gold, red and orange you could imagine. These have really fuelled my crafting muse and I thought I would share an autumnal nature photo as a last ode to autumn.


Today is also my Monday inspiration for Visible Image and I decided to make an autumn sprite to say goodbye to this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.


I used distress oxide inks and the wonderful Face it! stamp set..





I added masking fluid to keep her eyes white and then built up the inks using the wrinkle free technique.



I then used the Stencil to create her face by blending some more inks.




I removed the masking fluid and coloured her eyes and lips. I added some die cut cobwebs



and leaves which were stamped with script from the Scripted Streets set. I gave some extra crackle too.


I also added details to her face from the Create it set.


The sentiment is from the Imperfection is Beauty set.



Meet my autumn sprite…




she is saying a fond farewell to autumn 2017.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, especially at this very busy time of the year….are you ready?


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



This is just stunning Jane! Love all the autumnal detail, your sprite is fabulous!! Thank you ♡

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Time Spirals

Good Evening! We are back with more awesome inspiration for you.

Veerle Moreels has created another brilliant video tutorial…




I had some Visible Image fun and to be more precise with this lovely stencil ^.^



Now of course I had my take on it and I went ahead not making one but two projects. And even though they are very similar they ended up completely different.






I had the camera rolling for you guys…have fun ^.^


Here’s the video:



Products used:


Time Tunnel




Somewhere in Time




Life can be Tough




Beautiful tags Veerle! Love what you did with the stencil for two totally different effects! Thank you ♡

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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 ♡

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Dare To Swim

Good Evening! Elisa Ablett is here on the blog today with a really beautiful scrapbook layout…



Hi everyone,


Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my next share for the month.


I wanted to showcase just how versatile the awesome stamps at Visible Image are by creating a multi dimensional mixed media layout featuring ‘Dare to Swim’ and ‘The Ripple Effect’ stamp sets.


To start with I stamped on Acetate with black Staz On Ink and fussy cut the images out and set them aside while I created my background.




The background colours and texture is created with Distress Ink Oxides, Distress stains and ART -C water brush pen.
I stamped ‘The Ripple Effect’ stamp on the background using the distress ink oxide ink pads masking half of the stamp off to create a half circle pattern. When you stamp them together they look like a wave!


Add some more stamping in black using the smaller bubble stamps from the Ripple Effect set across your page along with the fish from Dare to Swim.


Here are some close ups of the finer details!







Products featured from Visible Image





That’s it from me today, don’t forget to use your stamps on all sorts of different projects AND materials to get the most out of the stamps!


Don’t forget to leave me some love in comments 💜

Elisa



Amazing layout Elisa! Your sea is stunning.. Thank you ♡

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Stay Wild

Good Evening! We have even more awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today!

Lisa Taggart has got her hands on our amazing horse stamp..



Today I’m sharing a card using a fabulous stamp set and stencil from Visible image. It’s a little experimental discovering the effects of yupo paper, alcohol inks and alcohol markers. I was trying to create the impression of energy and motion. So here’s the result!




The products used:


Stay Wild




Fibres



To begin I randomly placed some alcohol inks onto the yupo paper and let them do their own thing. Taking the stencil I selected part of it and did a link up repeat across the page using a blue permanent ink. I stamped the main image in black permanent ink and the little background horses in blue.

To break up the black on the main image and to create a water in motion type effect I decided to draw some bubbles across the design. This was easy to achieve. Taking a alcohol blender pen I removed the ink by drawing  circles. I then highlighted these with blue and white pens to create dimension.

The sky was highlighted with pink and yellow ink and some extra detail was added using blue and green alcohol marker pens. Dots of diamond stickle were also added for a little sparkle !

The sentiment was stamped in black, inked in pink and mounted onto yellow. The artwork was matted onto pink Centura pearl and black card.



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It’s certainly a bit wild! The stamps really inspired me. Hope you like it.


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Incredible background for our horse Lisa! Love your bubbles and the colours are just stunning! Thank you ♡

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Destination Happy

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening!

Heather Mitchell has been creating THE most gorgeous texture..



Hello everyone…

How is everyone doing?  As I write this it’s a ridiculously miserable day,  dark, drizzly, windy and chilly and just the sort of day I want to tuck myself up in a duvet… however, my new make for Visible Image definitely blows away the cobwebs!


As November is ‘Tag Challenge’ time over in the Visible Image Facebook group, for my inspiration this week I’ve chosen a tag I made using the Strobes stencil:




I have to admit, I absolutely adore my finished tag.  The colours are just so vibrant!  It was very easy to create (albeit a bit on the messy side!)





The tag is made from 300gsm watercolour paper, this way I knew it would soak up the colour well.

I’ve used modelling paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry overnight.  I’ve then used various Distress Ink Sprays to drip colour from the middle and pour it down the strobes but I haven’t sprayed the ink, I removed the top and used a pipette to gulp up the ink and then drip.



I wasn’t entirely happy with my tag at this point and felt it needed yet more colour so I dabbed some Distress Oxides on my craft mat, sprayed with water and then dipped the tag in the ink. To add a little sparkle, I’ve added splash of gold spritzing ink, which you can see glowing nicely in the photo above!




The little Origami boat stamps are adorable and I love it in this colour against the hot colours

As the background is so vibrant, I kept the detail simple and used just one of the fabulous Origami boat’s from Destination Unknown set held in place using 3D foam dots over some fibres that I’ve stapled down. There are a few droplets of Liquid Glass on their too which adds a lovely different texture.



The sentiments have been stamped on white card and I’ve distressed the edges using Distress Ink pads before matting them onto black card.  To finish, I’ve threaded some bright pink and red ribbon through the punched hole which echoes the colours perfectly.

And there you go!  This make is a definite keeper… you know, those projects you make that you can’t bear to give away and you just get out to look at lovingly now and again! Hehe!


Right… here’s the ingredients for the tag:


Visible Image Products:


Strobes Stencil:




Destination Unknown stamp set:




Distress Ink Products:
Sprays – Picked Raspberry, Spiced marmalade, Candied Apple,
Oxide Ink Pads – Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral



Other items:
Indigo Blu ‘Luscious Pigment Powder’ in Pink, Docrafts Spritzing Ink in Gold, DecoArt Liquid Glass, Stayzon Ink Pad in Jet Black, Fibre, 3D Foam Dots


Thank you for looking and hope to see you next time!


*waves*

Heather x



Superb tag Heather! LOVE it.. the colours are stunning and that texture is wonderful!
Thank you ♡

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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 ♡

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Just Be Happy!

Hello! We are back with some fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher this evening…




Hi there,

It’s time for me to show a little bit of  VISIBLE IMAGE‘ inspiration!
 

 

This week I chose a couple of their awesome stamp sets, and a super duper stencil to play with, and came up with this card…



 

 

The stamp sets I have used are:

 



Both backgrounds were created with some Distress inks, direct to card, very randomly, and then stamped on top using a Wow Embossing pad (in my estimation, much better than a Versamark pad, and I didn’t think I’d ever be able say that !!!!)

 

The Visometry patterns were also stamped with a Wow Embossing pad heat embossed using Totally Teal embossing glitter, as was the jumping girl, but she had some Pink Fizz embossing powder sprinkled on top of her.

 

 

 

The sentiment was heat embossed using Purple Orchid embossing powder, and I coloured in the Visometry patterns, using some Clean colour brush pens.
 
 
Thanks for popping in.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxxxxx
 



Fabulous inspiration indeed! So colourful and happy! Thank you Pauline ♡

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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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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 ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


Keep Going…

Hello! We ‘re really excited to be sharing the very first project by Lanette Erickson here on the blog today…


Hello All!

Today I am sharing a bright 6×6 canvas that I created using a couple fun stamps from Visible Image! And a bit of Finnabair’s Impasto Paint.





Products Used: Visible Image Keep Going & De-Stressed stamps, Finnabair Impasto Paint & Trinkets,  Misc -Resin Heart, Waterproof Ink  and Cardstock.


A couple of close ups just for fun 🙂



Check out this fun Checker Board form the De-stressed Set




I love this Verse Stamp!
It was super easy to split up the quote to create a larger focal point.




Stamps I used:


 Thank you so much for stopping by today!


I hope that  I have inspired you in some way!



Awesome canvas Lanette! Loving the bold colours and the layout of the quote! Thank you ♡

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GET READY.. our BLACK FRIDAY sale starts tomorrow, Thursday November 23rd! 



40% OFF selected stamps! Limited stock! Not to be missed!!

What do you have your eye on???

STARTS: 8pm UK / 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 7am Australia (24th).. ENDS Sunday..
or as long as stocks last! UK postage £1.50 International shipping just £3



Sharon Traynor will be here on the blog tomorrow with some gorgeous inspiration for our ‘make a tag’ challenge over in the Facebook group!


Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx




Shine Bright Girl!

Hi there! We’re really excited to be featuring the very first project by NEW DT member Tenia Nelson on our blog today…




Hey Y’all!!!

Happy Tuesday and hope all is well!! Today is my first post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation….. CHECK IT!!!




I had a lot of fun with this card!!!

I created this card using the Shining Bright set:




Here are the directions for this card..

1. Create card from white cardstock.
2. On another piece of embossed white cardstock add splatter, stamp sentiment (and heat emboss), add letter stickers and washi tape.
3. Stamp, heat emboss and cut out images.
4. Adhere images onto tag as well as adding twine and a bow to tag.
5. Adhere image panel onto card (using foam adhesive) and adhere tag onto image panel using foam adhesive.


I hope y’all like this fun card!!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Shine Bright Girl Card:
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Ranger, Michaels, Tag
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Twine (The Twinery), Washi (Queen and Co), Letter Stickers (Michaels), Bow (Studio Calico)
Tools: Heating Tool (Marvy Uchida)



Totally awesome card Tenia! Loving those colours and what a fantastic design! Thank you ♡

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Make sure you enter anything you create with our stamps and stencils into our Facebook group ‘Show & Tell’ album for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon! And why not enter this month’s ‘make a tag’ challenge too.. for a chance to WIN a massive £40 coupon!!


Pop back tomorrow to see NEW Design Team member Lanette Erickson’s gorgeous first project!


Thanks for visiting us today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Believing in Magic

Hi there! We have some magical inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog this evening…




Good Evening, it’s time for my Monday inspiration for Visible Image. We have 10 days left for our tags challenge over on Facebook so I thought I would share another tag.

I went over to the pink fantasy world as this was made for my 4 year old granddaughter.

I worked with the awesome:


I created a magical sky oxide background using the wrinkle free technique




I stamped the unicorn in blue ink and triple embossed him with several embossing powders until I thought he looked very “magical”! I then fussy cut him out.




Some while back I made a Pegasus card and to make my unicorn even more magical I added wings again from the Angels are Near set



I also added Stickles glitter to the mane and tail and glamour dust to the hooves.



I added my stamping..the moon, clouds, start and sentiment are all from this great set



The gold embossing is very rich… it’s hard to show above as this photo was taken in my studio where there is now not a lot of natural light.

I also added some white starry glints to my sky using the Cosmic Skies stencil and white pigment ink.



I then put on my creative hat to put my tag together….here it is









We would love to see you join in with our ‘tag’ challenge over on Facebook for your chance to WIN a £40 coupon!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



Wow what a stunner Jane! Thank you! Love your pegasus ♡

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Fight Back The Tears

Hello! We have double inspiration for you here on the blog today, as we took a (sneaky) day off yesterday!


Veerle Moreels is here with a gorgeous tag…



We all have those moments where life is a bit of a struggle, even sometimes a hell of a hard fight. A fight to keep standing up with your back straight and your head held up high while life keeps throwing challenges at your feet.

With some of those personal challenges in mind I created this project.



I chose some words from the ‘Disguise of a smile’ set that were perfect for this project and combined them with some background stamps.


Disguise of a Smile




And then the choice of the colors, I know… you didn’t expect me to use bright pink right ^.^




Even though I don’t use bright pink a lot, for me personal it does have a meaning. Pink is that color I’ll turn to if I need a reminder to stay positive, no matter how dark it becomes around me.

I loved how the little blank spaces in the universal circle also gave me the chance to play with the amount of black in this project…



Background stamps used:


Mesh-ellaneous




Universal




Beautiful tag Veerle.. loving that hot pink! Thank you ♡

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Young Wild and Free

Good Evening and Happy Friday to you!!

It’s been a very busy and exciting week here, so we are looking forward to a little ‘time out’ this weekend.

Pauline Butcher is here with some gorgeous inspiration to lead us into the weekend…



Hellooooo,

Just popping in to share my ‘Visible Image’ make for this week, after all it is Fabulous Friday !!!!

 
This week I decided to use one of my favourite ‘Visible Image’ stamp sets, and I know it’s one of yours too, along with a couple of others…
 



 


The stamps I used on this card are..


Curious Cats




‘young, wild, free’, from 
Free Soul




and the lying down cat from Create It


 

I created the background using the ‘straight to paper’ technique, using Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed distress inks. I then stamped the cat’s face using Versafine Onyx Black.  I then stippled the face using a small stencil brush and Carved Pumpkin distress inks, I also stamped the three little cats in the same colour. The sentiment was stamped again using Versafine, masking off the bits I didn’t want. I do love this cute Puddy Tat !!!!


Thanks for visiting,
Hugs
Pauline xxxxxxx



Our cat looks fabulous Pauline… amazing background and great words too! Thank you ♡
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Share a little bit of your soul

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

We are so excited to share the very first Design Team post by Aga Baraniak…




Hi All,
Today I have my first inspiration for Visible Image. I made my journal with messy stamps.
You can use white background to present numerous possibilities the stamps give us. For me it’s perfect background.











hugs
Aga


I used:




 LOVE this journal page Aga! Your background stamping is awesome, and the wire looks brilliant!
Thank you ♡

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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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Mark & Helen xx