Hellooooo my Crafty friends,
I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while, I've been getting over an infection, but I'm much better now, and back to crafting, yipeeee !!!!
Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I've made, using some fantastic unique stamps from Visible Image.
The first card uses
Using the splat end of the butterfly, Versamark and clear embossing powder, I stamped and heat embossed to make a resist, overwhich I blended with Distress inks, to create my background.
I coloured the butterfly stamp with watercolour pens, spritzed a fine spray of water then stamped, dried it thoroughly, then covered it with glossy accents, and left to dry, this gave it extra dimension.
When it was totally dry, I added Stickles to give the butterfly some bling !!! The sentiment was stamped in the same way as the butterfly.
Card 2 stamps are.....
This was really a bit of an experiment,
I coated a piece of card with Grunge Paste, and using the same Butterfly stamp which was spritzed with water, I stamped into the paste, removed stamp and washed, and left the paste to dry.
This gave me a negative image, I painted the whole of the background with a pale pink chalk paint, when dry, using Luminarte Silk glazes, I painted the image of the butterfly. Using Treasure Gold gilding wax on my finger, I rubbed the outside of the background and gently across all the textured bits, I finished up stamping the sentiment with Archival ink.
I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration to try something a bit different. Don't forget to have a go at the Visible Image Challenge, the theme this month is 'Anything Goes', and there's a chance you could win £20 of new stamps.
If you haven't got a blog, you can still enter via the Visible Image Facebook Group.
Thanks for visiting, take care,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxx