Sunday 1 September 2013

Visible Image Stamps, September Challenge - 'Use a Sentiment'. My DT Tag using Distress Inks & WOW embossing powder.

Welcome friends,
It's that time of the month again, a new Challenge has just started over at 

September's theme is 'Use a Sentiment', the prize for the winner is a Voucher for £20, to buy some new Visible Image stamps for your stash.
The two main rules are, 
 to use at last one Visible Image Stamp, and NO digi's please.

My DT project for this theme is a tag.
I decided to use the 'Live Your Dream' sentiment which you can find HERE.

The background was created using Distress inks, graduating the colours, I stamped over the top using the 'Grunge Polka Dot' with versamark, and heat embossed with different coloured powders, and gave it the Frantage treatment down one side.

The sentiment was stamped onto coloured card in Versamark, and heat embossed in Orange, cut out and added it to the tag with silicone gel. I also added a little heart from the 'Molly Rules Set'.
I coloured some seam binding using Distress Stains to match, pleated it and glued it on to the other side of the tag, and to the top, I used the left overs to make the little rosette.
I had a bit of fun using the 'Classic Sports Car' stamp, colouring it in with Yellow and Orange Inktense water pencils, cut it out, and then added Glossy Accents for a 'showroom shine' !!!

Take a look at the Challenge Blog for other DT inspiration HERE.

Also join the Facebook group for news of new stamps HERE.

And of course for all your Visible Image Stamps HERE.

Thank you once again for taking the time to visit, please leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think.

Till next time, hugs, Pauline xxxx


  1. Absolutely fabulous Pauline. Love the seam binding down the side, and the colours are fab x

  2. This is brilliant, I really like the bright colours, great techniques xxx

  3. Superb tag Pauline! Love the design, the colours...everything! Sentiment looks brilliant, the frantage looks awesome, as do the polka dots! Your ribbon, rosette and the pleat look great too!! Thank you, Helen xx

  4. Absolutely fabulous- the colours, the image, the pleated ribbon and ribbon rosette are so novel!! love it!!

  5. Such a fabulous tag love the bright cols xxx

  6. So much work in this tag! Love the colours and your pretty coloured ribbon, fab! xxx

  7. Stunning! Love the rich vibrant colours and the sentiment really "POPS".

    Linda xxx

  8. Beautiful tag, love the colours and image.

    Moira x

  9. Wonderful tag, great colour combinations, and love the sentiment.