Sunday, 1 December 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Wow embossing powders & Kroma Crackle.

Hi Crafters,

Wow, the 1st of December, Christmas is nearly upon us, and it is the start of a new 'Visible Image' Challenge, Decembers theme is 'Christmas', so no excuses people, get out your Visible Image Stamps and start creating, the prize this month is a wonderful whopping £30 worth of Visible Image stamps of your choice.

Now for my DT inspiration,

starting off with a piece of white card, I randomly stamped the snowflakes, using Versamark, and heat embossed with Clear powder,
then using Tumbled Glass Distress ink, lightly colour over the card and dry. I then repeated the stamping and embossing process, but used Broken China Distress ink over the top. The last layer was the same process, except I heat embossed using blue powder, I then went over the top with stickles.

I added some ribbon to the top of the card, stamped the sentiment in dark blue and heat embossed with clear powder, layered and attached to the card, added a bow, and a charm made with the snowflake stamp onto shrink plastic and glittered.

My second project is an MDF bauble. I painted both sides with blue acrylic paint, when it was dry I added Kroma Crackle, it's fantastic stuff, but it does take 3-4 days to dry, even in the airing cupboard, lol. While it was drying, I stamped the 'Enchanting Snowflakes' and 'Vintage Santa' onto acetate, using Archival ink, heat embossed them with clear powder, fussy cut them out, coloured the back of Santa with promarkers and gave them the stickles treatment. 
When the crackle was dry, I rubbed some gilding wax's over the top, to give  a lovely sheen.

I attached the images using glue gel, snowflakes to one side and Santa to the other, I stamped 'Vintage Merry Christmas' onto shrink plastic twice, one for each side, and finished off with ribbon and charms to the top.

I hope these inspire you to make some Christmasy things.

Don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Page HERE.

Thank you so much for popping by, and for the comments you leave.

Hugs Pauline xxxx


  1. these are so very beautiful Pauline.

    gr karin

  2. Morning Pauline, these are all gorgeous! I do love the card it is fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  3. Such beautiful work again Pauline.... I'm loving your crackle work especially! :) xxxx

  4. i love this, the crackle is stunning x

  5. Three fabulous projects, but your card is stunning!!

  6. Great work with the Kroma and the card is fab too
    Much love p xx

  7. Wow stunning creations love them xxx