Friday, 22 August 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Grunge Paste, Luminarte silks and Treasure Gold.

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


  1. Very gorgeous, particularly love the first one. Not sure what you mean by the 'splat' end of butterfly ? Xxx

    1. Thank you so much Janna, the splat end of the Butterfly, is the longest bit of the ink splats, my terminology lol !!!! xxxxx

  2. Love the glossy butterfly pauline, terrific idea for the background. Hope you're better now
    P xx

  3. Hi pauline, Just amazing, love them both, fabulous colours too.

    Hugs Erin x

  4. WOW Puline, that is so amazing love the colorful butterlies!
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    Hugs Anja

  5. well done you! these are both gorgeous but that second one turned out so well! i'm loving the Pauline treatment xx

  6. Love both of these Pauline but especially like the first one particularly that sparkly glossy butterfly and how you've blended all those colours for the background.

  7. This is great love the butterfly xx Jan

  8. Wow Pauline these are beautiful love the colours xx

  9. Two beautiful cards, love the stamp used and the stamping and colouring techniques, wonderful. Glad you are better.

    Sylv xx

  10. Great techniques shown. Fab cards x

  11. Beautiful cards! I love the grunge paste one! I've done smaller pieces of stamped paste before as elements for altered stuff but nothing like this! Going to try this deffo!!

  12. Two fabulous card - can't decide between them! Both have fabulous colours, great technique used.

  13. Really pleased to hear you're feeling better Pauline, fabulous news.
    Two brilliant cards again - WELCOME BACK!! Xxx