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Friday, 7 February 2020

Visible Image Stamps, Brea Reese Liquid Watercolour Inks, Oxide Ink, Zig Real Brush Watercolor pens, Wow Embossing Glitter, Stickles, & Sukura Stardust Pen.



Hi There,

It's Fabulous Fortnightly Friday, so my day to share a project I've made using a Brand New 'Visible Image' stamp set, called Break Free.


This card is  8" x 8", so I cut a piece of Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour 300gsm paper 7" x 7" for my background, I spritzed it with water, then randomly added some drops of 'Brea Reese' liquid watercolour inks, in yellow, Magenta, Ultramarine and Ocean Green, I then spritzed with water again, and let the colours drip, wick and merge together. I left this to dry naturally.

Whilst the background was drying, I took another piece of Bockingford, and stamped three daisies, using Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then dried them with my Heat Tool, I then coloured them in, using Zig Clean Color watercolour Brush Pens, but I could have used a paint brush and the liquid inks instead. 
I then fussy cut the daisies and added some Stardust Stickles to their centres.


I also stamped the smashed Vase using a Versacraft pad, onto Bockingford, put  on 'Wow' Nice Ice Blue Embossing Glitter, thn heat embossed with my heat tool. I also stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink, again onto Bockingford.

Now the background is dry, using the smashed Vase stamp in my hand (not on a stamping block), and using Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink, I stamped all over the background, making sure that the stamping was all going the same way. I dried the background with my heat tool,  I then went over the background with an anti-static bag, and again using the smashed Vase stamp, but this time on a block, and I stamped in the middle of the background, using Versamark, and again heat embossed with the 'Wow' Nice Ice Blue embossing glitter.
The background was then adhered to a black card mat, and then onto a yellow card mat, and adhered to the 8" white card blank.


I stamped three stems onto the background, using a green Oxide Ink, ready for the daisies to sit on, and using the smashed Vase image, that was heat embossed onto the Bockingford, I fussy cut the vase, and some of the smashed pieces, and adhered them to the main image, using 3D Glue Gel, to give dimension. I also added the daisies, and cut the sentiment into an arrow shape, and added that to the card with 3D glue gel.
To finish off, I added some random Stickles around the smashed bits, used a Sukura sparkle pen randomly over the inky background, then used Glossy Accents on all the vase pieces.


Here are all the Visible Image places of interest, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections, and the Black Friday Sale.

The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Thank you for visiting, please leave me a comment, hugs Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 10 January 2020

Visible Image Stamps, Versafine Clair inks, Amsterdam Acrylic Paints.




Hi there, and a very Happy New Year to you all,

I'm back with a little Visible Image inspiration, using some of their awesome stamp sets.........


The stamp sets I used on this card were.......

My background was made from a piece of A5 white card, using yellow, red, green and orange acrylic paints and a brayer, brayering a light coat of paint each time, using the lightest colour first, continuing each colour until the darkest, I then added an extra coat of yellow on the top. Don't worry about white spaces left by the brayer, it's meant to be a patchy colour, and not all even. Onto this I stamped the ink splats using different coloured Versafine Clair inks, I also stamped the circles from the 'You are not Alone' set.

I stamped the hands from 'You are not Alone', ( I love these awesome hands, they can be holding so many things, very useful ) onto some ready printed grey backing paper, and fussy cut, cutting around the thumbs, so's they could hold the Cat face. I added some extra colour to each hand, with a blue watercolour pen, and then a pink watercolour pen, again, leaving it patchy.
Next I stamped the gorgeous Cat face onto a ready printed background paper, and added a bit more colour to it, to tone it in with the background I had brayered, I used a sparkle pen on the wiskers and around the eyes, then cut it out into a sort of heart shape.
There are three sizes of circle stamps in the 'You are not Alone' set, which I used on the grey background paper, and fussy cut, made some marks on them using a watercolour pen, and some sparkle pen too, placed and glued them onto the background really just to pull all the colours together. I also used some gold gilding wax around all the edges of the background, the cat, and the sentiments. When I glued the Cat's face to the background card, I used a generous amount of 3D glue gel, to give dimension.


Here are all the Visible Image places of interest, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections, and the Black Friday Sale.

The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Thank you for visiting, please leave me a comment, hugs Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 13 December 2019

Visible Image Stamps and Stencils, Ranger Distress inks, Versafine Clair Ink, Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens, Indigoblu Extra thick Slap it on, & Indigoblu Unicorn Glitter.




Hello,

It's Fabulous Fortnightly Friday, and my day to share some 'Visible Image' love, I recently created this card for Helen and Mark, when they moved house, it just shows that you can use stamps in a different way to show the sentiment of the occasion.


The stamps I used on this card are.......
and the two stencils I used are...... 1983 and Strobes.
 I blended Distress Inks through the fabulous 1983 Stencil, turning the stencil around for each colour I used, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Candid Apple, I then did some background stamping, using the script stamp with Salty Ocean, and made some marks using some bottle tops with Picked Raspberry Distress ink. This all had to be totally dry, before I put translucent embossing paste, through the Strobe stencil using a spatula, then whilst the paste was still wet, I added some translucent glitter on the top, and left it to dry naturally.


In the meantime, on some smooth stamping card, I stamped the arms from 'You are not Alone', the house and birds and sentiment from 'Oz Dorothy and Toto' stamp set, using Versafine Clair Nocturn Ink, I then fussy cut the arms out, and used the matching dies to cut out the elements from the Ox sets. I coloured in the hands using Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, and added some Black glitter to the house, to make it stand out.
I attached all the bits to the background with 3D Glue gel for dimension, simplessss !!!!


Here are all the Visible Image places of interest, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections, and the Black Friday Sale.

The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Thank you for visiting, please leave me a comment, hugs Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 29 November 2019

Visible Image Stamps, Clean Color Brush Pens, Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper, Craft Artist Glitter Touch, Versafine Ink.




Hi there,

It's Fabulous Fortnightly Friday, and my turn to share a creation of mine, using awesome Visible Image products.


This is a new super stamp set, with a retro car, great for men, but equally good for women too. The stamps I used were.......
The Right Direction, it has all the images that I've used,  in the stamp set, and, it's in the Black Friday sale, along with loads of other awesome stamp sets, fill your boots before they sell out.

I started off with some Bockingford watercolour 300gsm paper, and gently spritzed it with water, then using Distress inks on my glass mat, picked up the colour, you can also do this with a paint brush, but please don't add any water to your ink pads. Once this was all dry ( I dried it naturally, so's not to lighten any of the colour ) I stamped out the person silhouette, using an Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, I then fussy cut them all, and added some more colour with my Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens. I put these to one side, and stamped out the Car, fussy cut it, and then coloured it blue and added some sparkle with a Craft Artist Glitter Touch.
I cut my background 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and stamped the building line and Versafine Onyx Black ink, again this stamp is in the Right Direction Stamp set, I used my Distress Inks, water and a brush to add the colour to the sky and the buildings, I also stamped the Steering wheel, top left, above this I added  half of the sentiment (Steer Yourself) which I had stamped onto black card with a Wow Embossing Pad, and heat embossed with Fluorescent Blue embossing powder, I repeated that using 'In the Right Direction'.
I attached all the people and the car with 3D Glue Gel, to give dimension, then added some shadow with a light grey Brush Pen.


Here are all the Visible Image places of interest, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections, and the Black Friday Sale.

The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Thank you for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 15 November 2019

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Translucent Embossing Paste, Indigo Blu Unicorn Sparkle Glitter, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens, Versafine Clair Ink Pads.



 Helllloooooo,

It's Fortnightly Fabulous Friday, although you may have noticed that I haven't blogged for four weeks, not two, sorry !!!!



Today's card is very close to my heart, it's made using the gorgeous 'Visible Image', 'Erika's Maple' stamp set, which was designed and made by Helen and Mark at 'Visible Image' as a beautiful tribute to our lovely friend Erika Philpott, who died far too young, earlier this year. She was such a vibrant, exceptionally kind person, who showed great strength and vitality, she absolutely glowed, and brightened up the most gloomy days with her wonderful personality, and zest for life, she is very greatly missed by a lot of people, especially by me.

 I made this card with Erika in mind, and I could hear her telling me to add more purple (her favourite colour) and much more glitter, like me, she loved her sparkles !!!!!

I made the background on Glossy Card, cut to 7" x 7", using ordinary Distress Inks, adding the ink to my mat, spritzing with water, and pulling the card through it, until I had covered most of the card, and it looked good !!!! I then used the smaller stamps out of the 'Creative Chaos' stamp set, to give interest, stamping with Oxide inks. I also blended all the edges of the background card with Wilted Violet Distress Ink. I used the 'Visible Image' Meshing Around stencil, placing it in the middle of the background, and with a palette knife spread some Indigo Blu, super thick Slap it on ( which dries clear), after removing the stencil, I added Unicorn Sparkle Glitter, onto the wet paste, and put aside to dry.

I stamped out loads of the Maple leaves, using the medium leaf and the smaller leaves, using Versafine Clair ink pads, in Red, Orange, yellow and green, the colours of Autumn. I then fussy cut all the leaves, and coloured them with Clean Color pens, and blended them with water and a brush. When they were all dry, I used some Craft Artist Glitter Touch, down the middle of each leaf, which gives a subtle Mica Glitter. 

Using the fussy cut leaves, and some 3D glue Gel, I fashioned a heart wreath, around the sparkle background, I used some of the smaller leaves to make the initials E P  in the middle. I stamped all the words, and the sentiment from Erika's set, onto some white card, fussy cut them, and with a blending tool and some Wilted Violet, I edged the white words and the sentiment, to tie it into the colour scheme, then placed them on top of the leaves.




I hope I've done Erika's memory justice, this card was made with all my love, and the stamp set is a truly beautiful tribute to a very beautiful person.

p.s. we will be using this stamp set at my Warwick Workshop, this Sunday 17th November, I still have some places if anyone is interested, £25 each 10am-4pm. Message me for further details.

Here are all the Visible Image places of interest, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections.
The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Thank you for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 18 October 2019

Visible Image Stamps and Stencils, Distress Inks, Versafine, Wow Embossing Powders, and Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint.




Hello there,

I'm back with one of my 'Visible Image' creations, as it's 
Fabulous Fortnightly Friday.
I thought I'd make something suitable for the Halloween mood, that a lot of Crafters seem to be in at the moment....... well, it is only a couple of weeks away !!!!


The fabulous 'Visible Image' stamps I used were........ 
the stencil I used was...... Dark Hearts.

So, first thing was to blend a background, using Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Inks (my three 'go too' colours), then with some water in my hand I splashed it, dripping it around, then drying it with my heat tool. I then stamped twice in the middle of the background, with the cracked glass stamp out of the 'How Fragile' set, using Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink.
 Placing the stencil onto the background, I blended through it  with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, but only around the edges, I took the stencil away, then again all the edges again with the same ink.
On some new white card, with the light bulb stamps, (masking off the filament), I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black, I then stamped the large skull, into the large light bulb, using Versafine Clair ink in colour 'Cheerful', and using a Koi orange watercolour pen, I  coloured the middle bit, I repeated this with the smaller skull into the smaller light bulb.
Using the little light bulb from the 'Glimmer of Light' set, again masking off the filament, I stamped 5 of them, then, just using the head of the skeleton, I stamped it inside the bulbs. I also stamped the sentiment, and fussy cut everything.
On some black card, I stamped the whole skeleton with embossing ink, then used 'Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing powder, heated it, then fussy cut that too. 
I also stamped the wonderful Death Head Moth onto some white card, heat embossed it with 'Wow' Primary Ebony Embossing Powder, fussy cut it, then coloured with Koi watercolour pens.
I attached everything together, using Pinlair 3D Glue Gel, then painted a thick coat of Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint, onto all the bulbs.


Here are all the Visible Image places, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections.
The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Hugs, Pauline xxxxx 

Friday, 4 October 2019

Visible Image Stamps and Stencils, Brea Reese Liquid Inks, Daler Rouney Pearl Liquid Acrylics, Zig Watercolor Real Brush Pens, & Wow EP.



Hello again, 

It's Fabulous Fortnightly Friday, my day to share some 'Visible Image' love.

I hope you've got your sunglasses handy, as this creation is a rather bright one, lol, well you know me, and if you don't well check out the rest of my blog !!!!!


The 'Visible Image' stamps I used were........

My background is a piece of Bockingford hot pressed watercolour card, which I spritzed with water, then dropped some Brea Reese watercolour ink, in various colours, and let it bleed out, I then added some drops of Daler Rouney Pearl liquid acrylic ink, then spritzed it again, and left it to dry. The pearl from the liquid acrylic ink, travelled around, giving the colourful background a fabulous pearl sheen.
Whilst this was drying, on some more Bockingford card, I stamped the Thorax from Just Breathe, twice using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and dried them. I then coloured them using some Zig Watercolor Real Brush Pens, and fussy cut them !!!! I left one whole, and cut the other one so's that only the front ribs were left, so I could layer them up.


I stamped the large sparkle stamp, from Ray's of Light, and the sentiment onto some white card with Versamark, and heat embossed using some Wow Blue Glitz Embossing Glitter, and fussy cut it, leaving a small amount of white card around them.
When the background was dry, I stamped randomly with the small sparkle stamps, using Black ink, then I assembled the images, with 3D glue Gel, the whole thorax first, then the large sparkle, then the rib cage.


Here are all the Visible Image places, for you to check out......

The SHOP, where you can find all the Visible Image Stamp collections.
The BLOG, catch up with all the Visible Image news.

The FACEBOOK GROUP, where you can enter the 'Show and Tell'.

The FACEBOOK PAGE, where there are exiting weekly giveaways.

and the three social media sites......



Hugs, Pauline xxxxx