Friday, 26 September 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks and a white Posca Pigment ink pen.

Hi Friends and fellow Crafters,

I hope the week has been kind to you, I have been getting nice and inky, lol !!!
Today's share is a card using some of the fabulous Visible Image Stamps....
 used with some Distress inks, colours are...
Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

I started by inking the background, blending the lightest blue from the middle, and adding the darker 2 blues as I went to the outside, gave it a sprinkle of water, then using Crackled Background and Salty Ocean ink, stamped all over,  followed with the Grunge Flourish stamp and Black Soot ink.

On a separate piece of card, I coloured the card as before, sprinkled water on it, then stamped the sentiment in Black Soot.
 To make all the black stamping pop, I highlighted the words and flourishes with a white pigment pen, then went round the edges with Treasure Gold.
I used yellow card-stock as the mat, just to contrast.

Have you entered the September Visible Image Challenge yet, only a few days left to create something with the theme of 'Make it Sparkle', you can find all the details HERE.
You can also enter from the Facebook Group page HERE.

Thank you for visiting, see you again soon,

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday, 19 September 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Glossy Accents and Stickles.

Hi there,

Another creation using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps, on this card I used

I used just two Distress ink colours for this card, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves.
 Leaving a half inch strip on the bottom, I stamped half the card with 'Grunge Polka Dots', using Worn Lipstick, then the other half with the Tape measure from 'The Sewing Set', I added the buttonhole stamp down one side, and using the same colour, I stamped the stitches at the bottom, then blended both coloured inks around all the edges.
 On a separate piece of card, using Seedless preserves, I stamped the body form, buttons, cotton reel, and fussy cut them. I stamped the medium Poinsettia bract in Worn Lipstick, and fussy cut, separating the leaves.

I shaped the leaves and made a skirt, then added Stickles round the edges. I stamped the top of the body form again, this time in Worn Lipstick, and cut out a vest for the top of the dress, stuck it to make a vest, then added Stickles. I tied a piece of ribbon around the waist to finish off.

I stamped a sentiment from The Sewing set, and hung the buttons and cotton reel from ribbon at the bottom, I went over them with Stickles and Glossy accents to finish off.

Don't forget the Monthly Challenge, theme being 'Add some Sparkle', details can be found 'HERE'.

You can also enter from the Facebook Group 'HERE'.

If you're going to Alexandra Palace this weekend, the Lovely Helen and Awesome Mark (aka Visible Image) will be displaying their wonderful stamps, and loads of DT samples, do pop and take a look, you will be amazed.

Thank you for dropping in,
 see you next time,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 12 September 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing Powder, Versafine ink, and Stickles.

Hello again friends,

Another week has passed, and I'm back to share another card, created using some more of the fantastic unique stamps available from Visible Image.

This card was created using these stamps......
the small rose from Immortal Love,
 the large leaf from Poinsettia Set

I started using the Zebra Background stamp, covered it in Distress inks in Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, and Dried Marigold, spritzed it with water, and stamped onto white card which was 5 1/4" square, I continued until all the card was covered, making sure I matched up the pattern, then stamped the Sentiment using Versafine Spanish Moss.

I stamped the roses onto some pink card, heat embossed with Bright White embossing powder, then added shading using a paintbrush and Ripe Persimmon Distress ink. I stamped some more roses onto white card, but this time I used Primary Cardinal Red embossing powder, shaded them the same way, then fussy cut them all. I stamped the leaves and the butterfly onto white card, using Versafine Spanish Moss, fussy cut, and shaped them, adding some coloured Stickles to the wings. 

Have you entered the Visible Image September Challenge yet, the theme is 'Make it Sparkle', so as long as you use at least one Visible Image stamp, you're in with a chance of winning £20 of new stamps, check it out HERE.

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

Thank you so much for visiting, please leave me a comment, so's I know you've been.
See you again soon,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 5 September 2014

Visible Image Stamps, brand new release.......'OZ'


I'd like to share some cards I've made using the brand new

Visible Image stamps, they are a range called 'Oz'. As my cards are very hot of the press, and it's rather late, I won't write my usual recipe of how to achieve them, so if you have any questions, please ask.

I hope you've got a bit of inspiration from these creations, and you'll pop over to the Visible Image blog to check out the other Design Team makes.

Don't forget the September Challenge, the theme is 'Make it Sparkle', take a look HERE.
You don't have to have a blog, you can enter in the Facebook group HERE.

See you again soon,
Hugs Pauline xxxx 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Versafine ink, & Stickles.

Hi there,

It's the start of the September Lavinia Stamps Challenge,
 the theme this month is 'Add some Ribbon'. 
Make something using only Lavinia stamps for a chance to win £40 worth of new goodies from the Lavinia web site.
We are now taking email entries for people without a blog, details HERE.

My DT inspiration has used quite a few stamps, they are listed below.....
Believe, Mushroom Dwelling, Fairy Washing Line, Large Path, Unicorn 2,
Trees, Tree Scene, Ducks, Field Grass, Vine, and Lavender.

I used Distress inks for the background, blended around a Sun mask to make it smooth. I stamped all the images with Black Versafine, and used coloured Stickles to make the scene pop.

Promarkers were used on the Mushroom Dwelling and the Path.

I hope you'll have a go, and enter the Lavinia Challenge, do pop to the blog to see the other fabulous DT makes, which may help to inspire you HERE.

I am hosting ' Pauline's Inky Workshop', on Saturday 25th October 2014, between 10am and 4pm, at a venue close to Warwick, very near
 'The Parkway Railway Station'.
 We will be using some techniques with Distress inks, making 3 projects, one will be using Lavinia Stamps.
 If you are interested, or want more details, please contact me
via Face Book messenger.

Thank you for visiting, Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Brusho paints, Wow Embossing Powders, Promarkers & Stickles.

Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing 3 tags, which I have made as inspiration for the September Visible Image Challenge, the theme is 'Make it Sparkle'.
As I usually do put sparkle on my projects, this was a simple theme for me, lol, but for a change I decided to use some of the fabulous Christmas stamps available from the Visible Image range.

On the first tag, I used Christmas Words Background and Large Vintage Santa.
I created the background using Brusho Paints, then stamped the words in Versamark, and heat embossed using white powder. I stamped the Santa, coloured him with Promarkers, and fussy cut him, I added Stickles when I'd assembled it all.

Tag 2, was created in the same way, just using slightly different colours. The stamps are, Enchanting SnowflakesVintage Merry Christmas and

The stamps used on the 3rd tag are, Gaudete BackgroundVintage Seasons Greetings, and Tree Trio.
Again the background was made in the same way with Brusho's, but the trees were stamped in Distress inks.

I hope you've found a bit of inspiration to enter the new Challenge.... Here, for the chance of winning £20 worth of new stamps, if you haven't got a blog you can still enter in the
 Visible Image Facebook Group.... HERE.

Thank you for visiting, see you again soon.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx