Friday 28 March 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Acrylic paints and Stickles.

Hi there,

It's been so sunny the last few days, it's made me feel that Spring and Summer are just round the corner, which inspired me to make this card, using 

The stamps I've used are.... 
Winter TreeTall Grass, one of the butterflies from the Katie Kisses Set and the Birds from the Free Your Imagination Set.

This is an 8"x 8" card, the background was created using a mask for the Sun and Distress inks blended, then spritzed with water and blotted. The grass is done using a ripped piece of paper and different greens. I then Stamped the Trees, again in different browns.
Then came the fun part, using the handle end of a paint brush and some acrylic paint, I dabbed yellow and white to the trees, and pink and white for the flowers.

I also added green leaves to the trees and a bit of grass in the distance using a promarker, and dabbed the flowers with Stickles. I coloured and fussy cut the butterfly, and stamped the birds.

You still have a few more days to enter the March Challenge, using Visible Image stamps, for a chance to win £20 of stamps, the theme is 'Your Favourite Visible Image stamps', check out the Challenge Blog HERE.

If you haven't got a blog, then enter in the Visible Image Facebook Group HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting, and taking the time to leave your lovely comments, see you again soon.

Hugs Pauline xxx

Friday 21 March 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks and Wow embossing powder.

Hi All,

I hope you've all had a fabulous week, and the sunshine has reached you.

Today I am sharing some inspiration, using some more fantastic

The stamps I've used on this 8"x 8" card are.....

I started off using 3 colours of Distress inks randomly on the background, using a Distress tool, then stamping with the darkest colour using the Grunge Polka Dot, and then wrapping the Ripped Fishnet around my fingers, using the same colour ink, just kissing the background gently in places, then using the Bronte Script and the medium colour, again wrapping the stamp around my fingers, stamp randomly.

The topper was created using the same method, but using the colours far more gently, so they look lighter. I used a brown to stamp the grass, and a slightly darker blue for the flowers. The butterfly was stamped twice with versamark, and heat embossed with yellow powder, and fussy cut, the extra butterfly was cut shorter following the design, to give a different centre. I added the sentiment and a gem.

Have you entered the March Challenge yet, come on, make something with the theme 'Use your Favourite Visible Image Stamps', you have a chance of winning a £20 voucher, take a look at the DT inspiration and enter HERE.

If you want to enter the Challenge, and haven't got a blog, you can enter in the 'FaceBook Group'  HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting, take care,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday 14 March 2014

Visible Image, Distress inks, Wow Embossing powder & glitter.

Hi there,

I hope you are all well, and enjoying the sunshine we've had recently, it does make everything feel better, lol !!!

Today I'm sharing a card I've made using some of the fantastic unique
'Visible Image' stamps, that are available.

The stamps I've used on this creation are.....
Grunge Polka dot BackgroundBronte ScriptRipped FishnetMusic BackgroundGrunge flourishBelieve, Small heart from the Harley Jester Set, Butterflies from the Katie Kisses Set, Flower from the Thank you Set, Flower from the Thinking of You Set, and Flower from the With Sympathy Set.

 I started with pink card background, stamped with the Grunge Polka dot, using versamark, and heat embossed with Wow Snow Sparkle. I then punched out 12 2" heart shapes, and on each of them stamped an image, following with glue and glitter. I added an extra layer of butterfly, for a 3D look.

It was all mounted onto an 8" x 8" card, I hope you like it.

Don't forget to enter the March Challenge, the theme is
 'Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps', 
so get out your particular fave stamp and use it on a project, and you could be in with a chance of winning £20 worth of new Visible Image stamps HERE.

If you haven't got a blog, don't worry, you can still enter, by putting a photo on the wall of the Face Book, Visible Image Group, and stating you'd like it in the March Challenge HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting, see you again soon,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Saturday 1 March 2014

Lavinia Stamps and Distress inks.

Hi friends,
It's the 1st on March, and you know what that means, yes, the start of a new Lavinia Stamps Challenge.

This month the theme is 'add some pink', I think you'll agree that's a pretty easy brief, lol.

I have made a couple of cards, to hopefully give you a little bit of inspiration. 

The stamps I used to create this scene were......
Ducks, Trees, Tree Scene, Fairy Bridge, Bluebells, Bull rushes, and Gaggle of geese, the stamps can be seen HERE.
I created the background using Distress inks, stamped and and fussy cut the elements, and then built up the scene using glue gel.

The second card I created using a technique I learned from my friend 
Eileen Godwin using distress inks.

The stamps I used for this card were....
Believe, Fayllin, Dandelions, and Bull Rushes, you can see the stamps HERE.

Again I created the background using Distress inks, then added the elements using Versafine in Black, and stickles.

I hope you'll pop over to the Lavinia Challenge blog, and see all the DT inspiration, read the rules and enter HERE, the superb prize of £40 worth of Lavinia goodies, is just waiting to be won.

Thank you so much again for visiting,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Visible Image, Dylusion sprays, Treasure Gold Gilding wax.

Hello again,

Today I am sharing a creation using some fabulous
for the new March Challenge, the theme is 'Favourite Stamps'.

Now I had a bit of a problem with this theme, because I have so many 'favourites' in my Visible Image collection, had I used them all, it would be a mighty big project, lol.
So I decided to use the first stamps I ever purchased from Visible image, Classic Face, was my first stamp, then Free Your Imagination set, Butterfly, and of course Grunge Flourish.

I used Dylusions for the background, followed by stamping and heat embossing the Grunge Flourish in bright Pink, I then stamped the birds and ink splats from the Free Your Imagination set.

I stamped the Classic Face, and heat embossed in black, onto card already coloured with 'Bubblegum Pink' Dylusions, I rubbed over the black embossing with some with some gilding wax, and coloured her eye with a white pen.

I also heat embossed the butterflies in black, and coloured them using a brush dipped into the Dylusions. The feathers were heat embossed with gold, fussy cut, and again I used gilding wax to highlight them.

Take a look at the DT inspiration for this new Challenge HERE, and if you enter, there is a prize of £20 to spend on some yummy Visible Image stamps. You can also enter via the Facebook Group HERE, if you haven't got a blog.

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again real soon.

Hugs, Pauline xxx