Friday, 22 May 2015

Visible Image Stamps - Bristol Workshop, Sunday 17th May 2015 - The Results.


What a fabulous time I had last Sunday, I was very honoured to tutor a
Visible Image Stamps Workshop, hosted the lovely Amy Russell of 
'Out of the Blue' a gift and craft shop in Chipping Sodbury. 
The very awesome duo of Helen and Mark, owners, designers,  & makers of Visible Image Stamps, also attended. 
We all descended on the 'Compass Inn' in Tormarton, for a wonderful day full of crafting. with a break to eat a yummy Roast dinner.

These are the 2 cards, which I showed the lovely workshop ladies, how to achieve, and boy did they do me proud, their results were fantastic.

For this card we used......Angels are Near and the Universal set.

And this card was made using....... again the Universal set and Sing.

And yes, as you can see we did a bit of fussy cutting too !!!!

Here they are, heads down, engrossed....

the results of the mornings work.....

back after dinner, Mark, Mr visible Image, was my very able assistant, and here he is doing his rounds

the results of the second card

We also had enough time to play with some Brusho's and tags, which was great fun, and again, brilliant results from such a fabulous group of Ladies.

There's just over a week lef,t to get your Visible Image creations into the
 'Show and Tell', with a great prize up for grabs, have you put yours in yet ?? 
Details HERE .

There is always a buzz going on in the Visible Image Group, do pop and have a look, join in, and of course get inspiration, HERE

I will be running another ' Pauline's Inky Workshop' in Warwick, on Sunday 14th June, email me for more details.......

Thank you for visiting,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, White Frantage and stickles.

Hello all you lovely people,

I'm here again to share a very simple card, made with some more fabulous 

On this 6" x 6" Card the stamps I used were......
Edgy and 'Creativity is good for the Soul' from the Make me Smile set.

I used some new Distress inks for the background, Fissilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral, blending them together where they met. I then put the Chevron layering Stencil on top and spritzed water through, waiting a few seconds, then rolling a kitchen roll over it. Then with the edge stamp, I went round the 4 sides stamping with Abandoned Coral, I used the same colour in the middle using the larger stamp. After drying it all thoroughly, using Versamark, I stamped all the sides again, using the edge stamp, and stamped the sentiment also in Versamark, and heat embossed in white powder.

I added some Stampendous white frantage, and heated it from underneath using my heat tool, and dotted some Gold Stickles around the edges and at the bottom of the letters.

Two weeks left to post you Visible Image projects into the 'Show and Tell' album, for a chance to win some new stamps, all details are HERE.

There is always the Visible Image Facebook Group to check out lots of fabulous inspiration HERE.

Big hugs, Pauline xxxx 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Aquatints, Grunge paste, TWC Stencil, Wow embossing powder, Treasure Gold, and Stickles.

Hi there,

It's fabulous Friday again, and I'd like to share a creation I've made using some of the fantastic Visible Image Stamps available.

I decided to make a sort of mixed media card, using my very favourite butterfly stamps.

The stamps I used were........

I started off with a piece of watercolour card, and smoothed Grunge paste through a wood patterned stencil, when it as dry, I painted randomly it using Aquatints. Using the Retro Dots background and the Bronte script, and some Distress inks, I stamped randomly holding the stamp in my hand, and not on a block, then with the Treasure Gold gilding wax on my finger, I added it to the raised bits to enhance the pattern.

On a piece of black card, I stamped 5 smaller Butterflies and one large Butterfly with Versamark, and heat embossed using white powder, and fussy cut them all out, I  also used the same steps for the sentiment. I used Stickles as a colouring medium on the butterflies.

Don't forget to post your Visible Image makes into the May 'Show and Tell', for a chance to win some stamps, there are already some great entries, details HERE.

Also check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, there is always lots going on HERE.

I am taking bookings for 'Pauline's Inky Workshop', on Sunday 14th June, at a venue near Warwick, we will be playing with 'Bleeding Tissue' paper, and other messy stuff, lol, email me for further details
or PM me via Facebook.

Thank you once more for dropping in,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks, and Stickles

Hi again,

I'm back to tell you that the May Lavinia Stamps Challenge has started today, so get those stamps out and enter. The theme this month is 'Pretty in Pink or Blue', now I know what you're going to say, all 3 of my my inspiration cards have both pink and blue in them, that's because I couldn't decide which colour to choose, lol !!!! So here they are...........

The stamps I used on the first one are......

The background is Distress inks, blended from light in the middle to dark around the edges, and stamped again using Distress inks, with Stickles added.

The stamps used on the next card are......

Again I used Distress inks for everything, and of course Stickles !!!

And the stamps used in the last one are......

I created a scene using Distress inks, and a moon mask, I stamped the Blossom trees using black versafine, then using thick bleach, bleached out the flowers. I stamped everything else with black ink, then used Stickles as a colouring medium.

All the Challenge details can be found HERE, enter for a chance to win a whopping £40 to spend in the Lavinia on-line shop, email entries are also accepted, if you are not a blog user.

Thanks for visiting,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Alcohol Inks, Wow embossing powder and Stickles.

Hey my crafty friends, how are you.

 Another week has flown by, and I've been busy creating, as usual.
I was having a bit of  sort out, and found my Alcohol inks, so have been playing with them, I love their bright juicy colours, and of course they are the perfect match with some awesome Visible Image Stamps.

The Visible Image stamps used on these two card were...
Flower Inkognito ( one of my favourite ) and the Happy Birthday Set.

Using a Distress Ink blending tool with a piece of felt, I put 3 colours of Alcohol ink onto the felt, and a drop of Blending Fluid, then pounced over a piece of 
 8"x 8" white gloss card.
 For the first card I cut a 5" x 5" piece from the pattered card I had just made, and stamped  the flower and stem using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black powder, then using the Happy Birthday stamp, did the same. a little bit of mat and layering onto a 6" card blank and some Stickles, and hey presto........

The second card was the left over pieces of  the card I had coloured, and again using the same stamps and versamark, but this time using a black sparkle embossing powder, adding Stickles to finish. 2 Very simple cards made.


This was a tag I made for the lovely Mrs Awesome, (aka) Helen, as she was feeling very under the weather with 'manflu' last week caught from Mr Awesome himself, Mark, the owners of Visible Image Stamps.

 The Visible Image stamps I used on this was...
I made this tag in the same way as before, but instead of pouncing the ink, I dragged and weaved my tool onto the card, giving a sort of wavy effect, I stamped the Inkognito butterfly, and heat embossed in black powder again, I then stamped the large butterfly with Versamark and heat embossed, onto a small piece of heat resistant acetate, and fussy cut it, fixing it above the butterfly on the tag, a sentiment and some mat and layers, and of course Stickles to finish. 

A new months 'Show and Tell' has started for May, so get your entries in for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.

Check out our Visible Image group on Facebook HERE.

If any one out there is interested, Visible image has a Design Team call out at the moment, looking for new teamies to join us in spreading the
 Visible Image love,  details are HERE.

Hugs Pauline xxxxxx