Brighten The World

Hi!!! We have Jane Tyrrell up on the blog next with a stunning canvas that will really make you smile…


Now that spring seems to have finally arrived I decided to make a sunny canvas for my weekly design team inspiration for Visible Image stamps.

I used 2 stamp sets that I have not inked up for some time. It was time to ink up the brilliant

dragonfly stamp from the Live in the Moment  stamp set:



and use it with the awesome Your Vivid Colours sentiment



I also stamped and fussy cut out some flowers from the Imperfection is Beauty set.



I made a distress ink background using spring coloured distress inks on watercolour paper



I masked the stamp into 2 halves so that I could put my dragonfly in between the words and made a stalk for my flowers using one of the stamps from the Organics stamp set





I stamped my dragonfly on a scrap of alcohol ink mop up card and fussy cut him out. I added Glossy Accents for some shine.



Here is my completed canvas…




and a couple of close ups..




Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy the warming sunshine.


Back soon!


Bye for now,
Jane x




Such a fabulous and inspiring piece! Your background is stunning.. as is your dragonfly! Thank you Jane ♡

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Grungy Aries Card

Hello! We hope you are having an awesome weekend! The sun has been shining here in Wales, spring is finally here… YAY!

We have lots of fabulous inspiration to share with you here on the blog today, kicking off with a brilliant card from Heather Mitchell…


Hello everyone,

Heather back again with a new make for Visible Image!

I’m sure you’ve come across Visible Images’s gorgeous Zodiac stamps by now and if not you have to check them out – they make birthdays super easy!  This month is Aries and one of my oldest friends has her birthday within this month and I thought the Zodiac Aries stamp set  would be just perfect for her.





The background was made with Distress Oxide ink pads and I’ve randomly stamped Fibonacci in areas using Wow! embossing powder in Metallic Platinum. Using white and silver Distress Spray Stains, I’ve gently flicked some ink over the top to break up the grid on the stamp.





Then, taking some of the excess background card, I’ve stamped the Ram’s head several times using Opaque Bright White embossing powder (from Wow! again) and then layered the head using foam dots.





Lastly, I added the sentiments (not all are from the Aries stamp set as I chose personality traits from the other sets that suited my friend).  These were, as before, stamped onto spare background card and matted onto card, they were then attached using foam dots to add a bit of dimension.





A super easy card but it looks pretty special and even better as it means something to the person it’s made for.


Zodiac Aries




Fibonacci

 

Take care and catch up again soon xx




Love the grungy-ness of this card with the pink! Thanks Heather ♡

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Skull and Metal

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

Heather Mitchell loves creating amazing texture with our stencils…


Hello everyone!


I’m here to share another make I’ve created for Visible Image.  This one uses the utterly amazing Mr Bone Jangles stamp set alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil… and here’s how I did it:





Start by making a drippy background using Distress Stains in Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky onto watercolour paper.  Mixed crackle paste with DecoArt’s American Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey,  and use a palette knife alongside the ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil and once fully air dry, paint with DecoArt’s Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, wipe away the excess using a damp cloth as this removes the excess paint and just leaves the coloured crackles.  Adding silver gilding wax gives a wonderful  metallic finish.



I wasn’t overly careful wiping away the antiquing cream as I like the extra smudgy effect it gave.



Stamp the headphones from the Music On World Off set and these along with ‘Mr Bone Jangles’ onto acetate using Stazon ink.  Carefully cut these out and attach to the card over a slither of muslin.


I love the added texture of the muslin through the acetate



Around the edges of the card, stamp the ‘Elementa’ background stamp randomly using Archival Ink’s Watering Can to add extra interest



To add to the music theme, add musical notes and the lightening flashes from the ‘Music On World Off’ set using embossing powders in Black and Metallic Platinum.





To finish, add the sentiment and add the ‘Parental Advisory…’ image from the same set as the musical notes.





You could of course adapt the card to use the Stars and Stripe stencil which would look equally awesome… and in fact I’ve already had a go at this and will share soon!


Products Used:


Mr Bone Jangles stamp set




Grungy Union Jack Stencil



Music ON World OFF stamp set



Elemental background stamp


Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

H xx




Brilliant card Heather! Love the metallic texture with these stamps, it looks awesome!! Thank you ♡

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She Took A Deep Breath..

Good Evening! We are back with more awesome inspiration and a new video tutorial from the wonderful Veerle Moreels…


The organic stamp from Visible Image was calling for a long time to be inked up. And I knew what I wanted to do with it… and I still have to because my project turned out to be something completely different than what I wanted to do initially ^.^




There were some bumps in the road, amongst being knock out for a couple of days in between, but I’ve managed to get the project finished. I had my camera on while creating so there is a new video for you today. Have fun!



I still want to go and make that first idea, and while making this project I got another idea for this stamp so… you’ll see it come by another time without a doubt ^.^



Used stamps


She Smiled




Organics




Thank you Veerle.. your videos always include so many great tips!
This is a fantastic tag ♡

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

Subscribe to Veerle’s YouTube channel and you will always be inspired! ♡



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Mark & Helen xx


Shine Bright

Good Evening! We are back with our final post today which comes from Pauline Butcher…

Hi there,
 
Another week has passed and it’s Fabulous Friday once again, so my day to share something I’ve created using some awesome Visible Image Stamps.
 

I had a Workshop planned for last Sunday, but as we had snow, I decided it was better to cancel it, to keep everyone safe.

Three of the Crafters were all together, so I challenged them to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card, which are 2.5″ x 3.5″ ), to use 3 colours plus Black, 2 stencils, and some Visible Image Stamps, and to also add some dimension.

Their creations were fabulous, but I decided to expand the one I made, into four and mount them, so here is the result…

 






The stamps I’ve used are…



and the stencils I have used are…


Top Left:


Strobes



Stars & Stripes (with paste through),



Top Right:


Time Tunnel (with paste through)



and Geometric Maze



Bottom Left: 

Cosmic Skies (with paste through)



and Fibres



and lastly Bottom Right: 

Fibres again


and Distorted Chess (with paste through)


 



I used Distress inks, the images were all stamped onto white card, and heat embossed, and the light bulbs were stamped onto acetate and heat embossed.



 


I hope you’ll have a go at some ATC’s, they are so addictive to make, and fabulous to get you back into stamping, if you’ve lost your mojo for some reason.
 

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx




Wow this is awesome.. what a great way to use your ATC’s Pauline! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Close Your Eyes

Hello there! We are back with our 2nd post today.

Aga Baraniak has some awesome mixed media inspiration for you…


I love the skull stencil, so today I decided to use it for my inspiration for Visible Image.

I have made a tag and a tutorial video..


 

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Products:


Skull Shadow stencil




Own it stamp set



Glimmer of Light stamp set




Scripted Streets stamp set




Greetings and have a nice day!

Aga




Love what you have done with our skull Aga! Amazing tag.. thank you for your great video too ♡

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Wings of an Angel

Good Morning! So sorry we haven’t blogged for a few days, it’s been a little crazy here.. in a good way!

We have 3 doses of gorgeous inspiration coming your way today. First up it’s Elisa Ablett, one of our Australian designers…

Hi Crafters !
Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest project.


I wanted to create a whimsical mixed media board using the gorgeous ‘Believe in Unicorns’ and ‘Angels are Near’ stamp sets from Visible Image. I used Distress Oxide ink pads to create a chalky oxide background for my moonscape and I hand dyed the gauze to create a textured ‘grass’.


To create the fairy wings I used Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks directly onto the stamps and spritzed with water! and then once dry I then stamped again over the top with a different colour.





Here are some close ups for the finer details..


 

 



Here are the stamp sets from Visible Image, click on the links to see the stamps in store today!







Thats it from me today, make sure you head over to the shop to have a peek at all the fantastic stamps and stencils!


Elisa xx




This is fabulous Elisa! Just look at that sky.. stunning ♡
Thank you!

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


If you love all things Angelic.. check out our beautiful ‘Angels‘ stamp set – now back in stock!




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Have a great Friday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Own Kind of Beautiful

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


Hello, Hello Everyone…

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

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


Own Kind of Beautiful




Ink Splats




Live in the Moment




Elemental




Scripted Streets




Mesh-ellaneous




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



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


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



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



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


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


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


Fabulous textures on the ‘ghost’ print



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




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


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



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


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


H x




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

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Make A Wish

Good Afternoon! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today.

Jane Tyrrell is here with an absolute stunner…

It’s my daughter’s birthday tomorrow and she has strict instructions not to read my blog today as I am sharing the birthday card I made for her for my weekly Visible Image Design Team inspiration.

She recently moved to the seaside and although the weather has not yet warmed enough for playing on the beach we can’t wait until we can. The views are so beautiful at any time of the day. These photos were taken last year.



I knew that her first birthday card in her new home should feature the sea in some form. I also wanted to link in the Pisces theme as she was born the last “day” for Pisces.


She loves mermaids and seahorses, as I do and I although Visible Image have a fab new seahorse stamp but not a mermaid I had an idea…


I would use my “Katie” from the Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist set and turn her into a mermaid.. yes seriously.. bear with me!




These are the other stamp sets I’ve used:


‘Make a Wish’ from the Own it set




Pisces
from the zodiac collection







the seahorse



the wings from the angels are near set




and the strobes stencil




So this is what I came up with…





The background was created using some distress oxides and the wrinkle free technique. I added some sun rays using the rays stencil and gold ink.




I stamped the seahorse and added some white highlights and to make him even more magical I added a wing from the angels are near set. This I gold embossed on black card and fussy cut out.  I love the way the gold rays from the stencil shine through him.




To add some sparkle  and “magic” I used glitter gold embossing powder and stamps from the universal set.


To make my “mermaid” I stamped “Katie” from the Live like tomorrow doesn’t exist set but positioned the stamp so that the leg didn’t appear. I embossed her in white with a pinch of gold powder too.



I was also able to just use the date from the Pisces set as this is my girl’s actual birth date, 20 March.
I stamped and fussy cut lots of fish and had them swimming in and out of the swirls and also between my “mermaid’s” hands.


A couple more close ups…





and one last shot..




So a very happy birthday tomorrow to my darling girlie. I hope she likes her special seaside Pisces card.


It’s supposed to be the first day of spring tomorrow too… hmmm I think Mother Nature got a bit confused at the weekend!



Yes the Beast came back with yet more snow!


Thanks for stopping by and for all your very kind comments you take the time to leave me. Let’s hope this mini beast from the East moves on soon. Happy 1st day of Spring tomorrow.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



This card is amazing Jane! We just know she will absolutely love it!!
Katie makes a fabulous mermaid, and your background is wonderful ♡

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



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Good Times

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

Lynn Good is here with a gorgeous scrapbook layout…


Today I would like to share a layout that I have created for the Visible Image Design Team.





When I started this layout I had no idea what I was going to do but I did know I wanted to create using bright colours, so I have used water colour paper and randomly stamped around where my picture would be using the Imperfection is Beauty Stamp collection



I then decided I would fussy cut out some bright coloured flowers so I used another piece of water colour paper and created colour using Dylusions Ink Sprays and water



I added layers of colour drying in between and continually adding water and letting them take their own course.  Once I was happy with the colours I spritzed the whole piece with water and ran a roll of paper towel across it to pick up some of the colour and leave random whiter marks.


I have then stamped the flowers and fussy cut them out.


I have stamped the saying ‘Good Times’ from the No Regrets Stamp collection and embossed with Lindys Stamp Gang Embossing powder.  I didnt want straight edges so I have cut around the letters and placed onto my layout.





Here are some close ups:


I have defined the centre of the flowers with white and black paint pens


 




Products used:






Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy creating 🙂




Fabulous layout Lynn.. the flowers look gorgeous and it’s such a happy photo!
Thanks Lynn ♡

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A Little Bit Of Calm

Good Evening! Hope you are having a good week. It’s certainly gone incredibly fast here, can’t believe it’s Friday again tomorrow.. so soon!

Sharon Traynor is our ‘Queen of Clean and Simple Cards’ and she has another stunning one to inspire you today…


Hi!

It’s time to share another card that I’ve made with some of my fabulous Visible Image stamps. Today I’m using the wonderful seahorse from the Create Your Calm set and teaming it up with some Ink Splats (to represent bubbles) and the Fibres stencil for a bit of movement in my inky panel.



I left the camera running whilst I made this card…



I’m loving how I can take a large stamp and yet still create something wonderfully clean and simple with it. This is such a beautiful seahorse stamp, but as Veerle has shown how to expertly colour it (which you can see by clicking HERE for her video), I thought I would leave it in monochrome for a contrast on my inky band.




How to make this:


First heat emboss the seahorse with clear ink and a sparkly black embossing powder, then mask the seahorse with either a post-it note or some masking fluid.

Next mask off a section of your card for the inked band and blend 3 colours of distress oxide ink (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, salty ocean) into the unmasked area to create a smooth ombré look.

Blend more ink through the fibres stencil using broken china and peacock feathers distress oxides and next splatter water droplets onto the panel.

Use second generation ink with the two remaining stamps (the ovals and circles) in the Create Your Calm set, to add more subtle interest to the background, stamping these in faded jeans and peacock feathers distress oxides.

Remove the masking, and add your sentiment. I split the ‘own’ and ‘calm’ into two separate words using a masking technique, shown in my video, so that I only inked the word I wanted at each place.




Now ink the splatters from the Ink Splats set in salty ocean, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio distress oxide.

Use a clear sparkle pen on the water droplets in the inky band to give them some shimmer. Use the same sparkle pen in the white areas of the seahorse.

The final part is to add glossy accents onto the ink splat ‘bubbles’ and also randomly across the band.


Stamps Used:


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


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/create-your-calm/        https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/ink-splats/

Stencil:


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



Other Supplies:

White Card, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous disco black embossing powder, Distress Oxides (salty ocean, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, broken china, faded jeans), blending tools and foam, water, paintbrushes, heat tool, low-tack masking tape, post-it notes, scrap paper, Misti, Versafine Onyx black ink, Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star), Ranger glossy accents, 3d foam


Thank you for stopping by today,
See you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



This is such a striking card Sharon! Our seahorse looks fabulous against your inky panel and we are loving those glossy splats! ♡

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


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My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

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So Much To Discover..

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration coming your way this weekend.

Pauline Butcher is up first with an awesome inky card…


Hi there,

I’t’s time to share a card made using Visible Image Stamps, the background is a technique I have taught at some of my recent workshops.
 


 


The main image is a stamp from Ahead of our Time




the word and arrows are from Destination Unknown




the bar of music and the sound-wave from Music Speaks 




the stars from Feel the Beat




and, the drips from Teenage Kicks.




The background is acrylic paint, and on top of that I stamped the images with Versamark, and heat embossed using various Wow embossing powders: Black Glint, Totally Teal, and Sunset Orange.

I highlighted all the images with a white pen, to make them pop.


I am running an Inky Workshop in Warwick on Sunday 18th March…
10am to 4pm –  £25 per person.
For more details email me: 
[email protected]

 


Thanks for popping in.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


Brilliant card Pauline, such an awesome background for our inky man.. there really is so much to discover!
Thank you ♡

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

If you get the chance to attend one of Pauline’s inky workshops, you really must… !!!



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Enjoy your Saturday,

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Close Your Eyes

Good Evening! It’s International Women’s Day and Aga Baraniak has a strong, feminine art journal page to share with you…


Today I made watercolor woman with stamps from Visible Image virtue of the fact that it is March 8 🙂 splashed her a little bit and pochlapałam watercolors. It looks great on my wall !. I used a little new and old stamps. I used the eyes once before and I’m a huge fan of them!


 

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I used:


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Best regards and wish you all a nice day.


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Love this page so much. Her lashes are stunning ♡
Thanks Aga!

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Glimmer of Light

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

Elisa Ablett is here with awesome inspiration…


Hi everyone,

I am here on the blog today with a mixed media canvas made with the backing board from an old paper pad, I love to repurpose items when i get a chance.


I loved the look of this stamp set when I first saw it, so versatile and a little bit grungy for those art journal pages and canvases and a fantastic verse to use as well.





To create the stamped moths I used Dina Wakely scribble sticks rubbed directly onto the stamp and spritzed with water and then stamped on watercolour cardstock. I added a darker colour over the top to add dimension and then once dried, I added highlights with Glossy Accents. I get a fantastic impression with Visible Image stamps each and every time.


The background was created using beautiful Turquoise and Gold Metallic Wax from Finnabair. The Gold wax was rubbed through the Strobe Stencil to create rays of light behind the light bulb.


A friend gave me a few pieces of black cardstock that had been embossed with a 3D hexagon pattern, I fussy cut them up and stuck them to my background which i had painted black. Then i rubbed the turquoise wax all over the background and added the Strobe Stencil along with Gold Wax.

 

 

 


I wanted to show you the amazing colour you can get from a few coats of the waxes when they hit the sunlight! look at that blue, just gorgeous.  Makes those stamps pop!


Here are the Visible Image stamps that I utilised for this project.





Well that’s it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂


Hugs xx
Elisa




LOVE this Elisa! The gold wax looks incredible against that deep blue.. awesome canvas!
Thank you ♡

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Destination: Adventure

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration coming your way here on the blog today!

First up today is Heather Mitchell…


Hello everyone!

Well… what a snowy and cold week that was!  I hope you’re all safe and got to throw a few snowballs, if that’s you’re thing, or managed to avoid them if it isn’t!  I love the snow.  I love watching the pupsters jump in it and shovel their nose through the powder only to come up with a big whale-type snort! Ha!

Anyway, enough of the cold stuff… let’s move onto to warmer climes with my latest Visible Image DT make..

So last Wednesday was my birthday and I met my lovely crafty friend for lunch and she suggested a wander round Hobbycraft (how could I refuse!).  I managed to pick up a fabulous little globe die and I knew exactly what stamps would work perfectly with it.





I’m really into my tags at the moment and thought a tag would suit the travel theme perfectly so I layered up two different sized tags that I’ve die cut using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz combo.  The larger tag I’ve then die cut again to add some interest to the bottom.  After heat embossing Fibonacci in bright white, I’ve then built up the colour using Distress Oxide ink pads.  To add extra detail, I stamped Elemental over the top lightly using a Sepia Archival Ink and then used the mesh stamp from the Mesh-ellaneous set around the edges.




For the top tag, I’ve used the fabulous Fibres stencil along with the new Resist Spray from Ranger.  It’s very subtle but you can just see where the colour has resisted and made a mottled effect.  To that, I’ve added Elemental (again using Archival’s Sepia ink pad) before heat embossing the rain stamp from Sparkle in the Rain in that gorgeous copper colour.



After die-cutting the globe, I’ve added the sentiments from the Destination Unknown stamps and layered them together before adhering to the card blank.  Perfect for someone off on an adventure!


The Visible Image stamps I’ve used for this make are… (ta-da!)…


Fibonacci


I hope you like today’s inspiration.  Do check out the Visible Image blog homepage for some amazing makes by the other DT members… truly stunning work.  Catch you next time…

H xx



Great tag Heather thank you! Loving all the background stamping too ♡

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Mother’s Love

Hello and Happy Monday! We hope your week has started well.

It’s been a really busy day here, now that the snow has melted we can get back to normality! All our deliveries have arrived, so all our stamps are now back in stock!

Jane Tyrrell is kicking off this week’s inspiration with 2 beautiful cards…

Good morning I hope that you survived the weekend with the Beast? Goodness me that was a few days that I hope I don’t have to repeat this year. Our snow melted away yesterday and that cruel, cold East wind has vanished.

 Mother’s day is this Sunday (11th March) in the UK and I have tried to made lots of different styles of my handmade cards for selling at Dotty’s Tea house in Carshalton.  I have made clean and simple (CAS) ones, vintage, cute and some of my Visible Image “Face It” cards.


Today is my Monday dose of Visible Image design team inspiration and I am am sharing 2 versions of a card I designed.

This week I decided to use my fab Face it stamp..




with the Face stencil/mask




I also decided that rather than just using the top line ,as I did last week, that I would use the whole Mother definition stamp.



I also chose some words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces Zodiac sets from the ‘Written in the Stars collection’




I white embossed them on to black card and cut them out.




I made 2 versions of my Mother Face It cards, one with the eyes shut and one with the eyes open.


First up is the eyes open card. I used picked raspberry, wilted violet and fossilized amber distress oxides for both backgrounds. I used Distress Glaze to protect her eyes. I blended the inks and then added a little spritz of water before drying.



I masked off all but the “Mother” part of the definition and stamped in red ink first. I then stamped the rest of the definition in black. I added some definition to her face using the stencil and chose the words “caring” and “gentle”. You could make other versions: different word choices make the card really personal to the recipient.
I coloured the lips and added glossy accents to the lips for some glamour.




and these words.




For the eyes shut version I used exactly the same background process but the thing I love about using inks is that no background, even using the same colours, ever comes out the same. Every single one is unique and one of a kind, just like our own Mums.

 



Here is a close up of her




her words




and here they are side by side.



I hope the weather is more kind this week to everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.


Back soon,


Bye for now,
Jane x



These cards are absolutely fabulous Jane! The colours are gorgeous, so cheerful, and your choice of sentiments is perfect ♡♡ ♡

Thanks Jane!

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Close Your Eyes

Hello! We hope you are having a great weekend.

Veerle Moreels is here on the blog this evening with this stunning tag made for a feature in Creative Stamping magazine last year…





There is something about closed eyes. They can hide so much. You can choose to close your eyes because you want to hide your feelings, you can close your eyes because you don’t want to be part of something you see or actually close them to gather all your strength to face something your need to. Or you can just close your eyes to give you peace of mind, it can take you out of this world and give you a chance to calm down and relax…




Close your eyes… it gives you the chance to see yourself.





Materials list

300 gsm watercolor paper
Black cardstock
Ink: Versafine – black, Memento-Rich cocoa
Watercolours: Sennelier – Warm sepia , Winsor&Newton – Perylene violet
Ranger Texture paste
Gold metalfoil ( Pébéo-Ranger- IndigoBlu mega flakes…)
Glue for metal foiling (Pébéo – Tombow multi mono liquid glue-IndigoBlu Flitterglu…)
Ranger Cut -‘n-dry foam
Black embossing powder
Heatgun
Bandage (plain bandage –sterile gaze bought at the pharmacist)



Instructions:

  • Cut a tag out of the watercolor paper sized 11cm on 22cm and color it with a light wash of both watercolors. You can let it air dry or heat it with a heatgun to speed up the drying process*
  • When your tag is dry put some antistatic powder down and stamp the face onto the tag using the black Versafine. Quickly cover it with the heat embossing powder and heat set**
  • Lay down some texture paste from the top to the bottom and let it dry. Once it’s dry color the texture paste with a light wash of both water colours. When this layer is dry you can lay down a more concentrated layer of color next to the texture paste to get some more depth.
  • Cut a piece of Cut-‘n-Dry foam and lay down some glue used for metal foiling onto it. Work it into your foam using a palette knife. This is the stamp pad you will use to ‘ink’ up the stars. Ink up your stamp with the glue and stamp it onto your paper as you would when using ink. Don’t hold it to long onto your paper or it will stick and you will tear the paper. Just stamp and lift. When you have structured watercolor paper you could stamp it a second time using a stamping tool. Cover your stamped image with the golden metal foil and burnish before removing it.

Make sure to clean your stamp in between if necessary using some water. When you are done with the stamp clean it off immediately using some water ( cold or hot depending on the glue you used. Wash your cut-‘n-dry foam if you don’t need it any longer.)

  • Put some glue onto a piece of plastic and pick up just a tiny bit with your palette knife. Wipe this over your structure paste to make some parts sticky so you can lay down some golden metal foil here too.
  • Cut a piece of plain bandage and color it with both watercolors. When this is drying stamp your sentiment on some paper . I have added some light touches of colour here too.
  • Using a needle, toothpick,… you can put tiny dots of glue onto your tag to add some little golden accents. I have also splattered some tiny dots of both water colours onto the background.
  • When the bandage is dry adhere it behind your words. Ink up the edges of the tag before gluing it down onto the black base. Only thing left is to adhere the words to finish off the tag.


*TIP: if you work onto watercolour paper and use a lot of water you could see that your paper starts wrinkling or bending. When it’s dry to the touch you can put it in between some papers and lay it under something very heavy to get it straight. In the meanwhile you can stamp words or do some coloring.


**TIP: to get the eyes and nose-mouth spaced out correctly, lay down the printed sheet underneath your stamping block and place the stamps on the right place on your acrylic block.



Stamps Used:


Face it




Believe in Unicorns




Own it




This is such a beautiful tag, the delicate colours and the gorgeous layering is stunning! Thank you Veerle ♡

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Colours of Capricorn

Hi there!! Thanks for visiting our blog today. We have been catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration while ‘snowed in’ here in Wales!

Our final post today is a bright and colourful card from Pauline Butcher…


Hello, it’s me again,

it’s still cold..so another crafty day for me !!!


It’s my turn to share something cheerful, using some awesome Visible Image Stamps.





The stamp set I used here is 
Zodiac Capricorn






The background was created using Distress Ink re-inkers, although you could do the same with the ink pads too, just add some water, and using a paint brush, drip it down the card.





The Capricorn’s head is on a piece of card that I smooshed through the left over ink, and heat embossed the goat using black embossing powder.




I stamped on the background using Oxide inks.


Thanks for your visit.

Hugs Pauline xxxxxx



Awesome drippage Pauline! Love the layering of the Capricorn stamp, it looks fantastic!
Thank you ♡

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Skull Shadow Tags

Hello! Wow we are spoiling you here on the blog today!! We are snowed in here so what better way to spend a Saturday than catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration that we haven’t shared here yet!!  

Veerle Moreels is up next with 2 awesome tags…


I went and had some relaxing fun with the ‘Skull Shadow’ stencil.

So first I started out using my Inktense pencils and some watercolors. Just by tracing the stencil and having some fun coloring I ended up with this very simple tag.
But yet.. I love how it turned out.





And then I wondered how it would look in a more mixed media version… So I layed down some texture in the stencil. And it might not be really very easy to see, but I have cut out the eye and the nose… I wanted some depth in those holes.


And again… just pure relaxation and having fun. The same stencil but a completely different result…





Stencil Used:


Skull Shadow





2 fantastic tags Veerle.. loving both the light and dark versions! This stencil really is awesome!!
Thanks Veerle ♡

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Art Journaling with Aga

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

Aga Baraniak has a fantastic journal page to share with you…

Today I made an entry that is special to me. I used the new Elemental and Fibonacci stamps, which are brilliant for creating backgrounds.



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Products Used:


Fibonacci



Elemental


Warm Greetings
Aga



Great page! Superb texture Aga ♡

These NEW background stamps are so versatile, and will add so much interest to your projects!

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Come back and visit again soon!!


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Mark & Helen xx

 

Kind Modest Virgo

Hello!!!! We hope you are enjoying all the gorgeous inspiration we have been sharing here on the blog this week! We stay with our ‘Written in the Stars’ theme for our next post, as Pauline showcases some of the demos she created on Create and Craft TV recently…

Hi there my Crafting friends,
 
It’s time for a little bit of ‘Visible Image‘ love! I have used the super ‘Zodiac Virgo‘ set on this simple and quick card…
 




I used some Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve Oxide inks for the background, putting them onto a glass mat, and dragging the card through it, I then flicked some water at it, using a fan brush.

I stamped the Virgo head and all the sentiments, using Black Versafine Ink, onto a piece of white card, then coloured them with Distress Inks, and fussy cut them.

I stamped the dates and ‘Virgo’ along the bottom of the card, again using Black Versafine ink, highlighting them with a white pen, I also stamped the smallest constellation along the top. I then added all the elements with some 3D glue gel.


Thanks for visiting.
Hugs Pauline xxxxx



LOVE this card Pauline! Miss Virgo looks beautiful, and the star constellations look like they are dancing!!

Thank you ♡


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Hot Pink Inspiration!

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is back with some fabulous inspiration for you this evening…


Well hello!

I hope you have a spare 10 minutes today because I’ve been experimenting with my smaller Visible Image stamps and used them to create an inky & stamped Masterboard, and created a video of the process (which also includes the making of these 3 cards).





Masterboards are so useful for sparking off ideas and they allow you to make either several completely different cards, or batch make some identical(ish) cards. This is one of my go-to techniques and I always use it when my mojo wanders off for a little while (as it did this week). I chose to make different shaped cards and I have 3 that I’m sharing in this post but I promise I’ll be brief about how I made them because the main instructions are in the video.


1) GOOD TIMES



This card is 15cm square.

Stamp the singer onto plain white card and colour her dress in with distress markers that match the masterboard colours. Add a little shadow at her feet to ‘ground’ her.  Stamp the small flower around the edge of the image in 2 alternating colours. Take a piece of masterboard, stamp the sentiment and adhere it to a square card blank. Then add a strip of co-ordinating orange card that has been embossed with a folder. Finally add the image raised up on fun foam.


Additional stamps used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):


     



2) Live Life Now



Here I’ve made a DL card.

To make this, use a DL card blank and cut another piece of card the same size as the card front. Turn this panel over and use a pencil to mark where the sentiment will be, then draw the ‘split’ freehand, starting at the smallest point and curving upwards and outwards.  Cut this section out with your scissors. Turn the panel the right side up and stamp the sentiment in 3 shades of distress oxide. Stamp one of the small sparkle rays in the same 3 colours right at the bottom of the split. Adhere some of the masterboard to the card blank and attach the panel on top. Finish with a pearl in the centre of the sparkle ray.


Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):






3) SPARKLE



This is an A5 card made from scoring and folding an A4 piece of card in half.

For one of the challenges I have B for Blooms on this card.

Stamp 3 flowers onto a piece of masterboard and fussy cut them out. On an A5 card blank, mask off and area where the sentiment will go (I cut post-it notes with a deckle edge die for this). Using a blending brush or ink dusters blend a coordinating colour around the masked area and out towards where your flowers will be placed. Stamp the ‘stems’ in place. Remove the masking and stamp the sentiment. Add your flower heads, the first directly onto the card and the other two raised up higher on foam pads.  Protect the flower you wish to glitter with some microglaze and then add some stickles. Set the card aside to dry.


Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):






4) Masterboard Video


My video will show exactly how I created the masterboard (and these 3 cards).



Items used in the masterboard:

Stamps & Stencil Used in the masterboard:

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


     


     


Other Supplies:


INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink (mustard seed, wild honey, picked raspberry, rusty hinge), Distress Oxide Ink (mustard seed, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, twisted citron, picked raspberry, candied apple, iced spruce), Distress Markers (spiced marmalade, rusty hinge).


OTHER: 3dfoam, white card, post-it notes, embossing folder, deckle edge die, blending tools, microglaze, stardust stickles.



That’s it from me for now.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Sharon xx



Thank you for your fantastic video Sharon.. love your masterboard and the 3 very different and equally fabulous cards that transpired! ♡

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Peaceful Seas

Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening! Sharon Traynor has been rather creative with our Zodiac Libra stamp set…


Hi there. Thanks for stopping by.

When is a set of balance scales, not a set of balance scales? …… when they are yachts of course 😉
Today I  have a fun mixed media card where a Visible Image stamp has also been repurposed into a completely different image. It’s a great one for the guys too.

Anyway, did you catch the amazing Visible Image shows on Create and Craft recently? Mark and Pauline did some incredible demos with the ‘Written in the Stars’ collection. And during the first show Mark mentioned that he could see a boat in the Libra symbol. “Yes!” (I thought), “he’s an absolute genius! Of course the scales will make a super yacht. So out came my Libra stamps and here is the result.





Here’s how I made it:

First mask off a section on the panel where you want the sea to be, remembering to also mask the bottom of the panel where the ‘peaceful’ word will go, then swipe little light blue ink across the unmasked section. Next spread grit past through the fibres stencil with a palette knife and set the panel aside to dry (I left mine to dry overnight but I believe it dries quite quickly if you only have a thin layer).

Stamp and heat emboss one of the scales from the Libra set 3 times on a piece of scrap card and fussy cut them out. Mark the bottom of the sails by drawing an additional line with a black pen and then colour the boats in. Stamp, heat emboss and fussy cut the word too.



When the grit past is dry, randomly make a few marks with the distress crayon colours, blending and spreading the colours over the grit past with your finger.

Remove the mask from the sky and using a mask cut like clouds, brush distress ink very lightly, moving the mask around until the sky is covered with clouds. Draw the birds in the sky with a black pen.



Using a pale blue pen make a border around the edges of the 2 panels. Mount the two panels together with fun foam and add them to the card blank. Add some stickles onto the sea for a little sparkle.

Glue the boats into place when the stickles has dried, using fun foam to make the boats different heights. Heat emboss the fragments from the How Fragile stamps set 3 times (the tiny triangle is the perfect size to make a flag for the top of the boats), colour the triangles in, fussy cut them and add them to the top of the boats with glue and fun foam. Attach the peaceful 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/zodiac-libra/      https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/how-fragile/

Stencil Used:

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

Other Supplies:

White linen card, post-it notes for masking, VersaColor celadon, Ranger distress grit paste, Versafine onyx black ink, black embossing powder, black micron pen, colouring pencils, distress crayons (tumbled glass & mermaid lagoon), Distress ink (tumbled glass), blending brush, distress marker pen (broken china), fun foam, stardust stickles,


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx



Such a brilliant card Sharon.. great yachts and fantastic sea! Thank you ♡

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Bloom and Grow

Hi there! Lanette Erickson is back with another stunning tag today…


Hello All!

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





Products Used:  Visible Image Bloom and Grow Stamp Set, Prima water color paper. Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays- Bells of Ireland Green, Cathedral Pines Green Shimmer SprayLuminous Lemon Flat Spray, Finnabair Prima – Art Alchemy – Sparks – Dragon’s EyeMetallique – Ancient Coin, Prima Roses, Tim Holtz – Alterations Collection Thinlits Die Wildflowers. Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Versa Mark Ink. Misc Leaf and Tag Dies, Mini Roses, Twine & Ribbon.





I love the Bloom and Grow Set, this verse is amazing…





Here you can see the word love that I stamped all over the entire background.




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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




This is so, so pretty Lanette ♡ Thank you!

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Let The Good Times Roll

Hello! Brrrr it’s so cold here today, we’ve shut up the office ready for ‘Storm Emma’ to hit Wales with a snow storm! So we’ll be working from our cosy house for the next few days!

Apologies that we haven’t blogged for a few days, we had a huge influx of orders and the working days turned into long evenings too!


Anyway we are back, and we have loads of awesome inspiration coming your way. Tenia Nelson has 2 posts here on the blog today, first up is a super cool music themed card…



Hey Y’all!!!

Hope all is well!! Today is my 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 Jazz it Up stamp set..




and the No Regrets stamps…



I also used the Universal background stamps..



Card Recipe for Let The Good Times Roll Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Sequins, Washi Tapes(Queen and Co), Sticker Stitches(SRM), Letter Stickers(Michaels)
Tools: Heating Tool(Marvy Uchida)
Other: Gold Embossing Powder(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Heat Embossing


Thanks for stopping by!!!

-t



Awesome card Tenia! So cool! Thank you ♡

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Thanks for visiting our blog today, stay safe and warm if the weather is bad where you are.

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Mother’s Day

Good Evening! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell…


It’s another marvelous Monday and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration.

The next “event” in my card making is Mother’s day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March.  I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty’s tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant “Mother” definition stamp in my designs.

(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this stamp…watch this space)



I also wanted to use some specific words from the Written in the Stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any… I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.




I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out.




The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set.






I also used my Fibres stencil




I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.


I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple.


 



and for a “hot version” I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..



I then added some red distress through the fibres stencil to really spice it up.



Here is my “sunny” version which I also added a few sequins to…



They look so different don’t they?



Here are a few close ups..




You can mix and match the extra words..








and a last shot of them side by side..



It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty’s!



Next week I will share some more Mothers’ day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Despite my sunny cards it looks as though the weather is returning to winter this week… brrr it has been so cold and there may even some snow in the south of England. Keep snug wherever you are.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These cards are absolutely stunning Jane! Your stencilled backgrounds are fabulous and our butterflies look wonderful. Perfect choice of words too.. thank you ♡

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Don’t Let Someone Dim Your Light

Good Evening! We have a super shiny card from Becca here on the blog this evening…

Hello Friendly Friends!


Let’s talk about glitter. Basically, it’s my favorite thing in the world, and my least favorite thing all in one. There is nothing that makes a card sing more than some open sprinkles of shimmer… but it gets EVERYWHERE.




I am fairly certain my vacuum cleaner is the sparkliest and fanciest sucking machine around.




I started my design with some black cardstock and nice layer of Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides. I spritzed it with a little bit o’ water to create some dimension.




Next, I used some gold texture paste through the Strobes stencil and then pressed some loose glitter into it.







I used my heat tool gun to make the texture paste dry. I also love the way it makes the paste crack and bubble.




I stamped and embossed a lightbulb from the Shining Bright stamp set on a piece of heavyweight vellum.



I love how inspirational this set is!





I cut out the lightbulb and applied a thin layer of glue to the back, then busted out the glitter for real, pressing it into the glue.



I put all the pieces together, along with a sentiment from the same Shining Bright stamp set.


This card really shines in the sunlight! I can’t wait to give it to someone!


Thanks for popping by!
Becca



LOVE this card.. OMG just look at that glitter! And the golden texture!!!

Thanks Becca! ♡

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Get The Balance Right


Good Afternoon! We have more gorgeous Zodiac inspiration for you today. Pauline Butcher has been playing with our Libra set…

Hello!

I’m back again to show you something that I’ve created using some awesome Visible Image Zodiac Stamps.

You may have spied this on our last TV show on Create & Craft, I used the ‘Libra‘ Zodiac stamp set, along with the big background stamp from the Somewhere in Time‘ set.
 


 


I created the background, using some acrylic paints, loads of colours just daubed on randomly.


On top of my background, I stamped the big background splat stamp with an embossing pad, heat embossed it using Fluorescent Green Embossing Powder. I also stamped the dates, and the constellation again using an embossing pad, but this time I used Fluorescent Blue Powder.





On a separate piece of shiny red card, I stamped and heat embossed the scales, with Black powder, and then fussy cut them. I used 3D glue gel to add them to the card.



Stamps Used:





Thank you for popping in.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

 

Amazing painty background Pauline, and loving that fluorescent green! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Elemental Moth

Hello! We are back with our second inspirational project here on the blog today.

Heather Mitchell has combined a new stamp with a best seller to create an amazing mixed media card…


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog post!


Today I’m sharing (yet another) DT make for Visible Image and today’s uses both Elemental and Glimmer of Light stamp sets.





Having just purchased all the new gorgeous Distress Oxide ink pad colours, I gathered all the neutral colours (Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Iced Spruce) and made an inky background to which I added some gold spritzing ink for a hint of shimmer.



I love the textures you can make with the Distress Oxide ink pads… perfect for stamping over!



Once this was dry, I heat embossed the Elemental stamp in Wow!’s Metallic Copper.  If you never used heat embossing powder, it is just mesmerising to watch it melt and I particularly fond of the copper colour way as it really adds a warmth to your projects.



I’ve matted the background onto scuffed up black card to give a clean finish



To add the light bulbs, I stamped these in black Stain ink and coloured using Distress Spray Stains in Mustard and Spiced Marmalade and then added Ranger’s Glossy Accents to make them shine and give a glass effect.  Once fully dry (allow to air dry) I threaded some floristry wire through a small hole and twisted the wire to secure it’s position.  Having given the top a little twirl, I adhered them to the card using 3D foam dots (under the bulb) and a small strip of masking tape to the wire.





The sentiment is stamped using Wow!’s Ebony heat embossing powder and I love the way it lays over the Elemental stamp (lovely bit of texture!)





For the large Moth, simply heat emboss in Wow!’s Sea Foam White and fussy cut him out.  To add a slight hint of colour, I’ve used a gold spritzing ink to paint on some extra sparkle.  Once finished, secure him to the card using 3D foam dots.

And there you have it, although in hindsight I would’ve stamped the Moth a few times and layered up his wings using vellum or acetate but maybe next time!



Stamps Used:





Have a lovely Sunday whatever you’re doing, and hope to see you on over in the Visible Image Facebook group soon.


H x



Totally awesome background there Heather! Loving the Elemental stamp embossed, and the masking tape adds great interest too! Our moth looks fantastic.. thank you ♡

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Zodiac Capricorn Stamps

Hi there! We have lots of fabulous inspiration coming your way here on the Visible Image blog today!

First up Elisa Ablett is here with some awesome zodiac inspiration…

Hi everyone,


Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest mixed media projects featuring one of the NEW and exciting ‘Written in the Stars’ Zodiac stamp sets that have just been released by this AWESOME UK Company. These stamps are so versatile.. so far the team have made cards, tags, mixed media projects, a wall hanging, journal pages – so you can see they are well worth it!

I am featuring the Zodiac Capricorn Stamp Set on a galaxy art journal page along with the Believe in Unicorns stamp set, and a texture background featuring water colour crush powders plus wax kitchen paper.





I also have a second project on offer featuring the same stamp set! a mixed media tag with alcohol inks and acetate and gold foiling.





Here are some close ups of my Art Journal – Capricorn Galaxy page and my Alcohol Ink and Acetate mixed media tag!








Some of the techniques used on this art journal page include – wax kitchen paper collage, embossing, watercolour wet on wet and gold foiling using a glue stick!


Water colour powders called Colour Crush by Tinby Designs in Australia were used to create the colours in the background.







Some of the techniques used on my tag – a monoprinted background with a gel plate, alcohol ink on acetate and gold foiling on acetate.



Here is the awesome versatile stamp set – Zodiac Capricorn..




That’s it from me today!


Thank you for stopping by.




LOVE these Elisa! Amazing backgrounds for these stamps! ♡

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



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Money Money Money

Hi there! We hope your week has started well.

Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with an awesome project…

Good evening, it’s time for my weekly Visible Image design team inspiration post and today it is all about money….not how to spend it, but how to gift it on birthdays without just simply putting it inside a card.




 My “baby” boy is 29 on Saturday and rather than putting his birthday money in his card I have made him a money wallet. If I have the time I love making these as they are so personal to the recipient.


My boy is a lover of all things scientific, he is an avid non fiction reader and he and my Hb went to one of Professor Brian Cox’s lectures last year about the history of the universe and life. They still discuss it..the concepts go way over mine and my daughter’s heads! I knew right away which Visible Image stamps to choose for the job.


The brilliant new Elemental



and the time swirl and birds from Ahead of our Time.  Always perfect for male projects.




His favourite colour has always been green so I added in a little blue for interest and got out my distress inks.


These were my colours..




I used a piece of watercolour card and inked it up using the wrinkle free technique. I then cut out 2 pieces…one rectangular piece forms the wallet which I folded into 3 sections and the other piece wraps around to form the “gusset” of the envelope inside and also forms a firm base to anchor the ribbon.


Once the background inks had dried I stamped my design using cobalt blue archival ink.


Here is the outside…




undo the ribbon






(I die cut out a half scalloped circle to make it easier to take out the money)




to reveal the inside.




The sentiment I used is from the fab Own it! sentiment set.




I cut off the “make” and “a” and put them on the same level as the “wish” as I wanted to keep to a rectangular pattern.


This is the back where the ribbon is glued behind.




and here is how the money looks inside




and a last collage..





But we just need to keep it as our little secret from my son….until after Saturday 😉 That’s OK with everyone isn’t it…shhhh….


Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, I really appreciate every single one.

Have a lovely week ahead.  It feels so good to be in the last full week of February, the days are definitely starting to get lighter.

Back soon,

Bye for now,
Jane x



This is absolutely brilliant Jane! He will love it!! So much to discover with all your brilliant stamping and great ‘man’ colours!! Thank you ♡

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Your Future is in YOUR Hands!

Good Evening! We hope you have enjoyed seeing all the amazing inspiration we have shared here on the blog today!

Our final post today comes from Pauline Butcher…

Helllloooooo again,
 
I’m back with a card I’ve created using a set of the brand new stamps from  Visible Image..
 



 



The stamps I’ve used are…


 



I blended Oxide inks through the stencil, stamped the swirly clock using a Embossing pad, and heat embossed using Blue Embossing Powder, I also stamped the birds in black ink, and stamped the words in black and coloured them in.


The hand was stamped onto acetate, and heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder, and fussy cut, also adding some green paint to the reverse of it. The people were stamped onto white card, heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder, and fussy cut, and finally the sentiment was stamped onto white card, heat embossed again using Black powder, and fussy cut!




 I attached all  the fussy cut components to the card, using some 3D gel glue.



 



 Thanks for popping in.
Hugs Pauline xxxx



Awesome card Pauline! Brilliant combination of stamps.. loving all the layering!
Thank you ♡

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Have a great evening!


Mark & Helen xx

 

  

A Love of Tags

Good Afternoon (or maybe it’s morning or evening where you are!).

Lanette Erickson is here on the blog this afternoon, with some gorgeous tags…


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 couple tags that I created using a few of our new release stamps.

So lets take a peek at my first tag…







Products Used: How Fragile Stamp Set, Bloom and Grow Stamp Set, Prima Pastels, Glossy Accents, Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder. Kaisercraft Rhinestone Heart.




And for my second tag a I created a layered tag that has crazy shimmer!







Products Used: Zodiac Gemini Stamp Set, Fibonacci Stamp, Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays and Embossing Powder. Rhinstones. Watercolor Paper.

 


Now let’s a better look at the complete stamp sets….


Bloom and Grow Stamp Set




How Fragile Stamp Set




Zodiac Gemini Stamp Set




Fibonacci Stamp




Now make sure you stop by and join the fun over in our
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I hope you have enjoyed all the New Releases this month, stay tuned in we have lots more amazing things coming up for you soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Really beautiful tags Lanette! Love them both so much!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lanette’s amazing projects over on her blog.



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Love Yourself

Hello! Yes we are back with another inspirational project featuring our new stamps!

Veerle Moreels has a fabulous video tutorial for you, showing how she created this stunning tag…





What’s in a fingerprint?  When you look at it…there’s nothing much to see. It are just some lines and you leave them behind because you have dirt on your fingers.

But when you take a bit more time to not just look but also think… there is more behind those lines. You see, they are unique for each and every one of us. They are you and that is a strong message when you put it down onto paper. Everyone can copy your signature, everyone can try to look like you inside and out. But no one can put your fingerprint onto paper. And you yourself… can’t try to change that fingerprint. Well you could always cut new lines into them or burn them off… but I don’t feel like doing that on purpose ^.^  And I don’t feel like changing those lines…



Enjoy the video!



Stamps used:


Bloom and Grow




Beautiful tag Veerle and loving the message behind this project. Thank you for another wonderful video tutorial, we could watch you create your gorgeous backgrounds all day… ♡

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


Subscribe to Veerle’s YouTube channel and you will always feel inspired! ♡ ♡ ♡



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Organics

Afternoon! Thank you for visiting us here on the blog today.

We have a weekend packed full of amazing inspiration from our wonderful Design Team! It has been so busy since getting back from Creativation, so we are having a huge catch up of all the latest cards and projects created with our gorgeous NEW stamps!


Pauline Butcher has not one, but two amazing cards to share with you today featuring our ‘Organics’ stamps…



Hellooo,

 
Here I am again, sharing a couple of cards that I made with the awesome new stamps from ‘Visible Image’, If you followed Helen and Mark’s progress in Phoenix, you will know what a fantastic success they and their products were, everyone loved all the Visible Image collection, they were definitely flying the flag for Britain.






My  first card was shown on a few videos, so you may have already seen it, the stamps I  used are:
 

I stamped and fussy cut the seahorse, then coloured it.



I heat embossed the Organics onto acetate, and fussy cut, I also did the same with the sentiment, but onto blue card. The background was achieved by adding acrylic paint, onto the card with a palette knife, adding the stencil, and pouncing through with some white acrylic paint. I then stamped the fish and the organics stamps.To finish off, I added the fussy cut components with some 3D glue gel.



 
 


My next card was a little play for fun, I used some Distress Inks, along with the ‘Organics’ stamps as trees and bushes.

 




The other stamps I’ve used are..
 


Thank you so much for your visit.

Hugs

Pauline xxxx

 

Your seahorse card is incredible Pauline… all that fussy cutting was so worth it.. the stamps look amazing! Love your second card too, it’s fabulous! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Creativity

Good Afternoon! We continue our weekend of inspiration here on the Visible Image blog!

Up next is Heather Mitchell with a super gorgeous wall hanging…


Hello everyone and happy Saturday to you!

Today I have a little hanging to share with you that uses so many of the gorgeous new Visible Image stamps.  They may not be that ‘in your face’ (so-to-speak!) but they are definitely there when you look a little closer.





Firstly I applied modelling paste through the ‘Fibres‘ stencil, and then added acrylic paint to give an ombre type effect.  I’ve then used the new ‘Fibonacci‘ and ‘Elemental‘ stamps’ to add extra interest while also applying some Art Alchemy wax in Brushed Iron to some of the raised texture.


The Fibonacci stamp is just awesome for background interest


The backgrounds for the florals are made using using distress oxide ink pads and the ‘Tattered Floral’ Bigz die.


Tim Holtz’s ‘Tattered Floral’ die was perfect for this project



I’ve loaded different colours onto and craft sheet, spritzed with water and dragged the card through the colour.  Once dry, you can add yet more colour and get fabulous texture before die-cutting. To add the detail onto the flowers, I’ve used the new stamps (and some of the old) to add texture and more colour and then shaped and layered then up.


Fibonacci



Organics



The florals are joined together using brads or buttons sewn on



Once stamped, I’ve edged the florals using a Vintage Photo Distress ink pad and given them a little spritz with gold ink and splattered lightly with white gesso.





For a sentiment, I chose to use the ‘Creativity’ off the ‘Creativity’ stamp and heat embossed it onto a strip of vellum.  This was then tucked around the hanger and secured using the florals and some small dabs of hot glue under the sentiment itself.


I love the contrast in textures between the crisp vellum and the background



Visible Image products used in this project:



Hope you’ve been enjoying looking at all the design teams inspiring projects over the last week or so… I know there are still some stunning makes to come so keep a look out for them!


Thanks for looking…

H xx



Absolutely gorgeous Heather… loved discovering all the different stamps you used, especially on your amazing flowers! Thank you ♡

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Seas of Blue

Hi there! We hope you are enjoying all the gorgeous inspiration we have been sharing here on the blog.
Lots more still to come today too!

Next up.. Jane Tyrrell is back with another stunning seahorse project…


It’s a cold day and time for another dose of inspiration for Visible Image. The new release stamps have gone down a storm in the crafting world. America has fallen in love with their stamps at Creativation, just much as we hoped (and knew!) that they would. I am so proud and delighted for them.


I have a real “thing” about seahorses (as I do mermaids) and I was thrilled to see that in the new release Mark had designed this totally awesome seahorse… with a little Visible Image grunge of course.




Isn’t he gorgeous! The words and the little ripple stamps in the set are fab too.


I decided to make a wall hanging for my sample and this is what I got up to.

We had just had our son’s dog to stay. These dog food boxes are made of very sturdy cardboard and I use them lots in my crafting. I cut my card to size and used 2 pieces glued together to give a sturdy base.


I then covered the base with hessian.



I used lots of sunny alcohol inks to create a seaside background and stamped and coloured my seahorse on tissue paper. I stuck this to card and fussy cut out.

I then added the sentiment and some waves using the other stamps in the fab seahorse set.





I embossed some “seaweed” over the top of my seahorse using stamps from the Organics stamp set.



These stamps are perfect for tree, branches, seaweed and anything “organic”.



I mounted it onto my hessian hanging and added photo corners and some handmade artisan lampwork glass beads to represent glass sea buoys.




I added a string hanger and my seahorse was ready to wave.




My seahorse has been waving from the side of the Visible Image desk at Creativation.. I hope he is enjoyed his trip the the USA! It has been amazing to see my artwork helping to decorate their amazing booth. Do check out their photos on Facebook… it has been a showstopper and their trip a total success. An even greater crafting journey now awaits Visible Image… a vision has come true… through creativity, originality, dedication and sheer hard work by Helen and Mark. It is so well deserved.



Back soon,


Bye for now,
Jane x



Your wall hanging was adored at the show Jane! Your background is absolutely stunning for him! Thank you ♡

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The Future is in Your Hands

Hello! Aga Baraniak is up next on the blog today with a fantastic journal page spread…




JOURNAL.. This is what I like to do most. When I make them smile with me. Today inspiration for the new Visible Image stamps. I used feet and punches to perform background. Cards embellished mgiełkami Tattered Angels and Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I decided to rest a little bit of watercolor and remind yourself of the media 🙂


In this post, I used papers from 7Dots Studio.



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I love to create entries in old books, which have old cards. Pages torn edges adding climate and charm to the whole work. I’m also a huge fan of all kinds of cracks, so I use them very often. I have a few favorite preparations, but not everyone works in the entries on the old, fragile pages of a book. I use to elaborate thought and write more.



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Amazing texture Aga! Love the feeling the old pages give. Thank you ♡

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Zodiac Capricorn

Hello there!

We have a fantastic project from Australian designer Elisa Ablett up next on the blog today…


Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest project featuring one of the NEW and exciting ‘Written in the Stars’ Zodiac stamp sets that have just been released by this AWESOME UK Company.


I am featuring the Zodiac Capricorn set on a mixed media wall hanging.  It features a background made from an old Prima canvas book plus Colour Crush Powders from Tinby Designs.


I stamped on acetate plastic to get a transparent affect on the main elements.



Here are some close ups of the wall hanging!


 

 




On a sidenote – I am sure we all have been seeing the sneaks coming out of Creativation 2018 in Phoenix and the team at Visible Image did not disappoint. Congratulations to Mark and Helen for a very successful trip to the USA to showcase your very unique and amazing stamps and stencils.


I am so very thankful to be a part of this fabulous team!


#teamvisibleimage xx


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LOVE this Elisa! Absolutely gorgeous wall hanging.. thank you!
We are so happy you are part of  team Visible Image ♡

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Mark & Helen xx

Fragile

Good Morning! We have some amazing inspiration coming your way today!

First up on the blog today is Lisa Taggart sharing a stunning tag…


I’m back today sharing a mixed media tag made using the Skull Shadow stencil and some of the new stamps from Visible Image.



Stamps used:


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For this project I also used : An mdf tag; Sheena stamping card; ink sprays in teal, green and metallic bronze ; foils in teal and copper; pebeo foiling gel; black embossing powder; versamark ink; Amsterdam black and white acrylic pens; copper wire ;complimentary ribbons; metal gears and irredescent pink gem.



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To begin I lined the tag with the stamping card. This was then sprayed randomly using the sprays. Rather than spray through the stencil I decided to spray green ink on to the stencil and use like a stamp to create the skull impression. I did this a couple of times so the skull shape stood out from the background. I also highlighted the shape using black and white pens and did a little shading around the edges using brown ink.


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The focal point is the eye. I heat embossed in black the cracked glass stamp over the eye socket. Using the gel adhesive I highlighted some areas around the crack, splinters and the teeth. When clear I cold foiled using copper foil. I also added some white highlights.


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I decided to add the metal gears and gem.

Using the organics stamp set I selected a couple of elements and like before stamped in black. This time I foiled on top using teal foil. I also wound some wire around the bottom and along the side of the tag for added texture.


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I stamped the ‘fragile’ sentiment onto inked card and added some white highlights . I wound more wire through the hole at the top of the tag along with some ribbon.


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Reminds me of a pirate!


Hope you like it. Till next time!

Lisa xx



This tag is incredible Lisa!! You have given the skull a very glamorous makeover! The colours and texture are stunning.. thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx

 

 

 

Calming Sunshine

Hello! Hope you are enjoying all the inspiration we have been sharing today! It’s been incredibly busy lately with nowhere near enough hours in the day.. so we are having a mega catch up here on the blog this weekend before we get back to normality, and daily inspiration!

Over to Jane Tyrrell…


Welcome to another dose of Visible Image stamps inspiration. Today I am sharing another creation of mine using the stunning ‘Create your Calm’ stamp set.


This is the lovely stamp set I worked with..





I used all the stamps in this set, the little waves/bubbles make such a cool background.


I used Paperartsy fresco acrylics to make my sunny sea background. I swirled my paint around to give a feeling of the sea and added some “sunshine” in the centre




I stamped my sweet seahorse in the sunshine using Versafine Clair ink.
I then embossed the waves in white and blue and the sentiment in white.
I added some white highlights to him




and finished off the edge of the “sea” with more embossed waves






I made a “frame” for my picture using photo corners.



Here it is finished…




This really is such a delightful stamp set to work with… and it makes me long for summer to hurry up and arrive too.

Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, I really appreciate every single one.

Have a lovely weekend… It feels so good to be in February, the days are definitely starting to get lighter.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x



Wow what an amazing background for our seahorse! Stunning Jane! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx