Friday, 2 September 2016

Some very exciting news....................

Today I am finally able to share with you some very exciting news. I am going to be a Guest Designer for the wonderful Visible Image UK stamp company. I have bought their stamps from their very earliest day and I have been delighted to witness their meteoric rise in the very competitive crafting world. Recently they have appeared on TV on Create and Craft here in the UK but from 9 September they are breaking into the USA market too via Create and Craft USA! I will be designing and making samples for their TV shows as well as other bits and bobs as needed.

I decided that this post should be a celebration of my Visible Image work up til now. I have many of their wonderful stamps and use them a lot in my crafting, as you will have seen here on my blog.
The first stamp I ever bought from them was a little snow scene, many (?10) years ago on Ebay. In fact it was the first "clear" stamp I owned as up til then rubber stamps were "rubber" stamps.  Over the years they have brought out so many brilliant designs. Mark and Helen Alexander own the company and I met them in person a few years back at Alexandra Palace stamping show. They really are such a delightful couple; hardworking and passionate about their stamps. Their so deserve their success.

Looking through my photo archive I have made so many projects using their stamps that it was hard to choose just a few.  Obviously some of these stamps are now discontinued. My cards, using their stamps, also sell well down at Dotty's Tea Rooms, including the one below...such a brilliant camera stamp. The sentiment and butterfly stamps are VI too.

 I love using their stamps for my "Moments" I make for my journal as they allow me full rein with my creativity. I have linked a few of my projects to the original blog post in case you have not seen it before. This one was from our visit to the Shard in January..and I used my favourite of their current stamps, the amazing eye; Vision INKognito
 and the Moment below was inspired by our Bombay Sapphire Distillery visit.
I love their dragonfly and butterflies...
and the Bronte Verse and Moment stamp which I used in my Sicily journal last year.
Below is an old Christmas sentiment of theirs
I had fun altering a puzzle piece...
and loved using their butterflies in a mixed media card.
This was a wedding card.....
and a Christmas card featuring the very first stamp of theirs I owned (long discontinued)
And some of their trees used on a pink Christmas card...very "un" me!
 and the last piece is one of my favourite ever Christmas cards I have made, using their Vision INKognito stamp. You can see the creative process here.
So to commemorate my exciting news I decided to make a new "Moment" for Jane's Journal. I wanted to use my favourite VI stamp, the eye from the Vision INKognito. I also wanted to share some love, so hearts featured too. I also had the idea of my heart "soaring" with excitement for the days ahead. Here is what I came up with.

I added my hearts using texture paste through my TH heart stencil. I used red and blue Gelatos for my inky background. My heart die cuts are Memory Box. 
Like my favourite Christmas card, where I made the hair from something very different (pine leaf die cuts)  I used the wings from their awesome butterflies as eyelashes and also to "fly" my soaring heart
The sentiment is from an old set of theirs but it is so apt.........
I really hope I can inspire people with my art and my cards. This is another very exciting path that I am taking on my crafting journey. Thank you Helen and Mark for letting me join your awesome team and to everyone for visiting me again today.

I would like also like to link up my Moment with the following challenges;

ABC O is for open..anything goes
Rubber Dance 2nd anniversary, chose a mood board I have chosen the one for Nov/Dec 2015
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Simon says stamp work it Wednesdays 1/3 stamping
More mixed media anything goes


If you would like to read my introduction over at their blog...have a peep here and there is also a link over on their Facebook page here

Exciting times lie ahead.....whoop whoop!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

18 comments:

  1. Well done Jane, very well deserved. Look forward to seeing your makes. The ones in this post are as usual fab.

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  2. Congratulations Jane, this is so well deserved, your project are all amazing (and I have serious stamp envy) Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  3. Fabulous news Jane and so well deserved too! Wonderful makes you've shown here and am looking forward to many, many more!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Firstly heart congratulations on your new post, you sooooo deserve to have your creative talent seen across the world. Also I love hoe you have interpreted your thoughts and feelings into a journal page filled with lots of love. Woo hoo, I'm so proud of you. Huge hugs xxx

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  5. Congratulations Jane...well deserved...your art work is always amazing!

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  6. awesome news Jane and so very very well deserved! You go girl!! Hugs rachel x

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  7. many, many well deserved congratulations my friend, I know you will inspire, infuse and influence!!
    have a great weekend,
    V x

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  8. All gorgeous and award winning designs, my friend. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to you for being the guest designer - you deserve to be recognized! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. Jolly good job, Jane!! Amazing creations you have in your rubber stamp art. Glad you've been chosen as a guest designer for this company. The butterfly designs are lovely. Keep being creative and an inspiration to people in art world. Blessings and a good weekend to you!

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  10. Jolly good job, Jane!! Amazing creations you have in your rubber stamp art. Glad you've been chosen as a guest designer for this company. The butterfly designs are lovely. Keep being creative and an inspiration to people in art world. Blessings and a good weekend to you!

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  11. Lots and lots of fabulous makes, Jane! Visible Image certainly makes a lot of awesome stamps! I'm so happy for you that you have been chosen to be a Guest Designer for them - and they are very lucky to have you on board! :-D Congrats to you both!
    Thank you for entering your new make to our challenge's 2nd anniversary at Rubber Dance ♥

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  12. How lovely to see you at VI Jane ! Hope you'll have loads of fun with us !
    Corrie x

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  13. Congratulations, love your journal page. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

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  14. Congratulations dear Friend!
    They are lucky to have YOU!!
    All the Best!
    xx

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  15. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  16. Huge congrats Jane - I can't wait to see what you create with their stamps as I have several of the older ones and I know I'll get some awesome inspirations from you too xx

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  17. WoW, Jane! Congrats for being a guest designer at Visible Image, and last but not least congrats to Visible Image for having you!
    Beautiful cards you've made. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
    Hugs, DT-Anita

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  18. WOW! Jane! Your Visible Image work is brilliant! I love it. I also want to thank you for entering the Rubber Dance Challenge this month. Hugs, Susanne.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x