Friday 31 October 2014

Visible Image Stamps in Creative Stamping Magazine.

Hi there,

Gosh we are nearly into November, not long to the big C word, lol !!!
I thought today I'd share a card using some fantastic unique

I was very proud and lucky enough to have one of my 'Visible Image' creations chosen to be published in issue 20 of Creative Stamping Magazine, along with the makes of some of my lovely teamies. 
It gives me such a buzz to see my cards in publication, wow, I'm on cloud nine.

The Visible Image Stamps used for this card are....

I won't go into my usual detail of how to re-create my card, as it's all in the article.

If you are going to the NEC Hobbycrafts Show next week,
 Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th November,
 do pop to stand B26, 'Visible Image Stamps' and take a look at the fantastic stamps available, and the DT artwork on display, the Lovely Helen and Awesome Mark (aka Visible Image) will be there to help you,
 and if you are there on Thursday 6th afternoon, I shall be on the stand too, please come and have a hug and say Hello.

I shall be back again tomorrow, with news of the December Challenge, so see you then,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday 24 October 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal paints, Distress Inks, Wow embossing powders and a White pen.

Hello again,

Just popping in to share a card using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps, on this card the stamps I've used are........

I used my Brusho's with water to make a colourful background, then using Versamark and the Man Inkognito stamp, heat embossed in white powder,

 then the same with the Woman Inkognito stamp, but heat emboss with back powder.

I stamped the sentiment and the small heart, again using versamark and again Black embossing powder. Using a paintbrush, I flicked water onto the project, left it a few seconds then used a kitchen roll to mop up, this bleaches the ink leaving splash marks.
Using the stamps again with black ink, I went along the sides of the card, then with the splat stamps I inked with Black on the mans side, and household bleach on the Woman's side. Th last thing I did, was add some highlights to the sentiment with a white pen.

You have just a few days to enter the Visible Image Challenge, the theme is 'Get Spooky', for a chance to win a £20 coupon for new stamps, take a look at the rules and how to enter HERE.
You can also enter in the Facebook Group, if you don't have a blog, HERE.

I hope you all have a great week, I'm hosting my Workshop on Saturday 25th, so I shall be back with new of how it went and lots of photos, see you then.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday 17 October 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Paperartsy Grunge Paste, Distress inks, Wow Embossing Powders & Treasure gold.

Hello again friends,

Today I'm sharing a card I've made with one of my favourite stamp sets from Visible Image, the fabulous 'Free Your Imagination set'.

I started off with the background, blending 3 colours of Distress ink, Salty Ocean, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed, I added a mask and spritzed water through it, bleaching the ink. then stamping the small feather randomly, using Mustard Seed ink. 
Now the messy bit, lol, I placed the mask back on the background, spreading a little grunge paste in 3 places, and left to dry.
Using a gold Treasure Gold gilding wax and my finger, I rubbed over the grunge paste to highlight it, then stamped the ink splat radomly with Ripe Persimmon ink, the Raven was stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed in gold powder, I also added the Treasure Gold around the edges of the background.

On a separate piece of card I stamped the feather 3 times with Versamark, heat embossed them in blue powder, fussy cut them, highlighted them with Treasure Gold, shaped them and secured with glue gel.

I inked a separate piece of card with Salty Ocean ink, stamped the sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed in Orange powder, cut to size, then using the mask and spreading some grunge paste onto the corners to add some more dimension, when it was dry I rubbed over with the Treasure Gold.

The October Visible Image is well under way, the theme this month is 
'Get Spooky', I hope you're going to enter. Rules, DT inspiration, and how to enter are HERE.

If you don't have a blog, don't worry, you can still enter in the Visible Image Facebook Group, HERE.

Thank you for popping by,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

Friday 10 October 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Wow embossing powder, and Stickles.

Hi there,

Just popping in to tell you about the Lavinia Stamps October Challenge, which has just started, the theme this month is 'Autumn Colours'.

On my first card the stamps I used are, 
Fairy Pods, a Fairy from Three Dancing Fairies, Bubbles and Believe in Magic.

I blended some Distress inks for the background, and gave it a splatter of water, then stamping the Pods with Versamark and heat embossing in white powder, I also stamped the Fairy, bubbles and the sentiment in the same way. I coloured inside the pods with Distress inks, added glossy accents to the bubbles, then went around all the images with a blue Promarker, to make them pop,
 and the finishing touch......Stickles of course !!!!

My second project is a tag, using.......
 Spotty Toadstool, Zen Plant,Vine, and Field Grass 

I used a manila tag, blending some Distress inks over it to make a scene, I stamped all the stamps where I wanted them, then stamped the Toadstools onto a separate piece of card, coloured and fussy cut, but the tops only, which I added with Glue gel to give dimension. 
To finish I added Stickles and some coloured ribbon.

I hope you'll have a go and enter the Lavinia Challenge, there's a chance of winning a whopping £40 on some new goodies, all details and lots of yummy DT inspiration projects, can be seen HERE.

 I am running an Inky workshop in Warwick,
 on Saturday 25th October, 10am - 4 pm,
 3 projects, using Distress ink techniques and Brusho's, with Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils and Visible Image Stamps. 
There are a few places left, for more details, please contact me at

Thank you for your visit,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

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

Helllloooo again,

I can't believe another week has sped by, and how dark it's getting at nights too, oh well, Spring will soon be here, lol !!!!!

I'd like to share a simple card, made using some fabulous

Winter Tree and the birds from Free Your Imagination.

I decided to make a simple card fitting for the season, so I blended some Distress inks for a background, using Autumnal colours, I stamped the tree in Gathered Twigs, and the birds in Black Soot. Then with acrylic paints, I stippled the leaves, it took me back to a time when I used stencils on my walls, lol !!! (remember to put some under the tree too). I added some stickles for a bit of sparkle, because that' the law, and one of Tim's Chit Chat stickers.......done !!!

I told you it was simple, but hopefully acceptable !!!

Have you had a go at the Visible Image Challenge yet, and made something spooky, for a chance to win £20 of new stamps, all the details, the rules and DT inspiration are HERE.

Another way to enter, and to join in discussions and to display your work using Visible Image Stamps, is on their Facebook Group HERE.

I am running a Workshop on Saturday October 25th, 10am - 4pm, in Warwick, 3 projects using Brusho paints and Distress ink techniques I  have a couple of spaces left if anyone is interested, please contact me for more details.....

Thank you for visiting,

Hugs Pauline xxxxx

Friday 3 October 2014

Visible Image stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Wow embossing Powder, and Stickles.

Hi again,

It's Fabulous Friday, and I'd like to share a creation using some
 Fabulous Visible Image Stamps.

For this 6"x 6" card the stamps I used are.....

 I watered down some Brusho paint, one colour at a time, added it to the card and using a straw, blew it around a bit. I did this with 5 colours, drying each colour before adding another. When I was happy and the paint was dry, I stamped the butterfly with Versamark, and heat embossed with a gold sparkle  powder. I then added the sentiment in Black Versafine, masking off the words on the stamp that I didn't want, before inking.

On a piece of heat resistant acetate, I again stamped the butterfly with Versamark, this time heat embossing with Black powder, then fussy cutting it.
I attached it with Glue gel. A bit of mat and layering, and hey presto it's done.

Start thinking about the October Visible Image Challenge, the theme is 'Get Spooky', and there's a chance of winning £20 of new stamps. Take a look at all the fabulous DT samples and the rules......HERE.

You can also enter on the Visible Image group page......HERE.

Thank you for popping by, Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Visible image Stamps, Distress inks, Memento Black tuxedo ink, Stickles & Promarkers

Hello again,

Just popping in to tell you about the fantastic October Visible Image Challenge, which starts today.

This month the theme is 'Get Spooky', so you can go wild on all things Halloween and spooky, just make sure you use at least one Visible Image Stamp, for a chance to win £20 of new stamps.

The fabulous stamps I used for this spookylicious card are....

and Tall Grass.

I inked a background, using Distress inks and a moon mask, on a separate piece of card, I stamped the Forest background with Distress inks, and.... silly I know, fussy cut all the trees, lol !!!! I then sprayed them with 'Spray & Sparkle', which gives them a glittery sheen.

Using Memento Black Tuxedo, I stamped Edward onto some Neenah card, and coloured him using Promarkers, adding a couple of fangs to make him a vampire.

After fussy cutting him out, I stamped some bats and fussy cut them too, I positioned everything on the background, using Pinflair Glue Gel to give some dimension, also making a border at the front.

I hope you'll join in the fun, and have a go at the Challenge, all the details can be found HERE.
Don't forget that you can enter in the Visible Facebook Group HERE.

Thank you for visiting, see you soon,

Hugs, Pauline xxxx