Friday, 25 October 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Ranger alcohol inks, Tim Holtz felt applicator, on a card.

Hello everyone, Happy Friday, I hope you've all had a fab week.

Today I want to share with you, two cards, I have made with more of the 

Both cards are a different design, but made with the same technique,
 alcohol inks on acetate, which give a fantastic glow to the background of your work.

The first card was made using the lovely rose, and Love sentiment from  the 'Isabella Lost Love set'.
I started off with a piece of square heat embossable acetate, stamped the rose's in a circle in black ink, and heat embossed them in clear powder.
 I then flipped the acetate over to the reverse side, and using 3 colours of alcohol ink, dotted onto a Tim Holtz felt applicator, started to dab the colour all over the acetate to cover it, then using a little alcohol ink solution on the same felt pad, dabbed that over the inks, you will see the ink starting to separate and swirl, it's a great effect.
 When all the ink has dried, using some white acrylic paint, carefully colour in the backs of the roses, this make them pop. (you will still see the outlines of the roses, as the alcohol ink is semi transparent)

I matted the acetate onto gold mirror card, and attached it with silicone pads  and gemsto the base card.
 I then stamped the sentiment, cut it out and matted it onto a red heart, added a bow and attached with silicone gel.

This second card was done in the same way, using different colours of alcohol inks, only this time I stamped the beautiful 'Enchanting Snowflakes' in versamark, and heat embossed using a silver sparkle powder, and used a smaller piece of acetate to cover half the card. On the other half of the card I  stamped the snowflakes in blue ink, matching up the pattern with the acetate. Using the fab sentiment stamp 'Winters Miracle',

which I stamped in versamark, and heat embossed with silver powder, matted and layered, and attached it to the card, I also attached the acetate, again using silicone pads and gems, the finishing touch is a bow and a sparkly gem.

Please don't forget the October Challenge, have you entered it yet???
 The theme is 'The Colours of Autumn', you just need to use at least one 'Visible Image' stamp, take a look at the DT inspiration 'HERE'.

Check out what's happening on the 'Visible Image' Facebook page 'HERE'.

And do go and browse the 'Visible Image stamps' website, there is still 
FREE p&p for the rest of October, you've got one last week to fill your boots 'HERE'.

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you've found it helpful, thank you also for all your inspirational comments, I do love reading them even though I don't always reply.

Be happy in your crafting, hugs, Pauline xxx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Altered Mini Shelving unit with Tim Holtz embellishments and other things

It's me again, just a quick update. 
This time I'm sharing something a little different to my usual cards and tags.

I had great fun altering this little wooden shelf unit, and as it was for a male crafter, I had to put quite a lot of thought into it, lol !!!!

I'm not going to put details of how I did things, I'll just let the photo's speak for themselves.

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon, and please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday, 18 October 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Stampendous Embossing powders & Shrink Plastic on a tag.

Hello my crafting friends, fellow bloggers and New Followers,

It's Friday, and my turn to share one of my creations, made with 'Visible Image Stamps'
This week it's another tag, I do love making tags, I seem to be able achieve something beautiful, quite quickly, which for me is very satisfying, as I am usually quite a slow crafter lol !!! 
My love of bright colours shows in this creation !!!!

I have some fabby Stampendous red glitter embossing powder, which seemed to be just right for the wonderful Visible Image 'Beauty is Art' stamp set.
I started with some Manilla card, it's so fab to work with, coloured it with a gentle covering of Worn Lipstick distress ink, stamped the body in Versamark, heat embossed with the glitter embossing powder, and cut it out, and did the same with the lovely 'Butterfly'.

The backgound was achieved, using a manilla size 8 tag and distress inks, first I stamped with 'Grunge Checked Background' in a Spun Sugar, next came 'Grunge Polka dot Background' in Shaded Lilac, then the 'Crackled Background' in Worn Lipstick, and lastly the fab new 'Ripped Fishnet' in Pickled Raspberry.

Then using the edging stamp from the set, I stamped using Versamark, down the right side of the tag and across the bottom, heat embossed again using the red glitter powder, then sprinkled some white and pink Frantage powder over the edging and heat embossed from underneath the tag, just to soften the look.
Using Silicone gel, I attached the body and butterfly, stamped all the words onto pink shrink plastic, heated with my heat gun, and watched the magic as they shunk, lol, coated them with glossy accents, added them to the tag, and finished off with some Tulle.

Don't forget the Visible Image October Challenge, this month's theme is 
'The Colours of Autumn', you can see the DT's inspiration and enter HERE,  
you just need to use at least one Visible Image stamp, but no digi images please.

Have a look at their Facebook page too,  HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting, and for leaving fantastic comments, I do appreciate it and it's most inspiring.

See you again soon, big hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 11 October 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow embossing powders and Indigo Blu Gilding Flakes, on a tag.

Hello again,

It's Friday, and my turn to share with you, a tag I created using

I have taken my inspiration, from the beautiful colours of Autumn, as the leaves change from green to gold, they look so magical.

Using Distress inks I coloured a manilla tag, then stamped all over with the Crackled Background, in a slightly darker colour.
Next I stamped with the Retro Dots Background, and versamark, then sprinkled different colours of embossing powder over it and heat set.

I then used one of my favorite Visible Image stamps, the fab and very versatile Grunge Flourish and versamark, heat embossing with gold powder.

I stamped the gorgeous Butterfly three times with Indigo Blu flitter glue, onto black cardstock, then used gilding flakes to give that fab Autumnal colour, with black stickles on the body, 
(everything I create has to have stickles somewhere, lol !!!)

Last but not least, the sentiment, which I thought was quite apt, is from the Chandelier set, heat embossed in gold, again onto black cardstock.

 There is free p & p for the whole of this month on all orders at Visible Image,
and stamps to suit all tastes.

The Challenge is still running, this months theme is 'The Colours of Autumn', with a chance to win £20 on new stamps, and there are some fab New Designs, including a great 'Ripped Fishnet', 'Father Christmas' and 'Jack the Snowman', do pop over and look at the DT inspiration and of course enter.

There of course is the Facebook page, where you can share your own inspiration that you've created, using Visible Image Stamps.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit, thank you for popping by, and for leaving your lovely comments.

See you again soon, hugs Pauline xxxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Stamps by Ryn, Ranger Alcohol inks,imagination Crafts gloss card on a card.

Hi all,
just a quick drop in,
to share a card I made earlier this year.

I used gloss card and alcohol inks, just dabbing colour randomly for the background, and stamping with Ryn's beautiful stamps, and colouring in, again using alcohol inks, I hope you like it.

Thank you so much for visiting, and please leave a comment, I do appreciate them.

Hugs, Pauline xxx

Friday, 4 October 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers, Memory Box Die and Treasure Gold on a card

 It's Friday again, they do seem to come around so quickly, lol,
 and my day to share a Visible Image creation with you.

I have made another spooky Halloween card, 
made with some of the fab stamps from the
and also the Max Rocks set.

I started off with the background using Distress inks, and added some Tall Grass, I also built a brick wall on a separate piece of card, using the bricks out of 'Max Rocks', stamped and cut out to the desired shape, you could of course save time and use the Brickwall background stamp !!! 

Before attaching the wall to the background, I stamped some bats and some trees using the branch from 'Edward is Immortal'.

I then glued on the wall, and stamped and heat embossed the fence from Isabella Lost Love, when it was cool, I rubbed over a bit of Treasure Gold gilding wax to give it a metallic sheen. 

The finishing touches are, a Memory Box Spider die, some white Posca pen eyes on the bats, and a Tim Holtz Chit Chat Twilight sticker.

This was so much fun to create, and is something you could help the children make for Halloween, they'd love the spookyness, lol !!!!

Don't forget there is free p&p on everything for the month of October on the Visible Image website, so fill your boots.

The Challenge for October is well under way, the theme is 'The Colours of Autumn', you need to use at least 1 Visible Image stamp, with the chance to win £20, so come on and have a go......HERE

Join the Face book page..... HERE
Follow the Blog.....HERE

I hope you enjoyed your visit, thank you so much for popping by, and for the fab comments you leave, I do appreciate it.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Visible Image Stamps October 2013 Challenge 'Colours of Autumn', using Distress inks & Wow Embossing powders.

Hello again,

The start of a new month means the start of a new Challenge at the

This months theme is 'Colours of Autumn', you just need to use at least one Visible Image Stamp, so come on have a go and enter, you could be the lucky winner of £20 to spend on new stamps.

This is my DT sample, I hope it gives you some inspiration.

I started off with some white card, I coloured it lightly with some distress inks in Mustard seed, Ripe persimmon and Tumbled glass and dried it. I stamped 'Grunge Flourish', (one of my favorite stamps), with Versamark around the edges of the coloured card, and heat embossed using clear WOW embossing powder. I then coloured over with Chipped Sapphire Distress inks, and gave it a polish.

Next I stamped 'Classic Face' in Chipped Sapphire, and heat embossed again using clear embossing powder. She was coloured using Vintage photo and her lips are Ripe Persimmon, I gave her a tear using glossy accents !!

The flowers were made from the bottom wings of the 'Butterfly', which were coloured and stamped, again using Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Rusty Hinge, then cut out, shaped and glued together, I added threaded buttons to the centers.
Before assembling I found a piece of lace, distressed it, and added it.

I have good news for those of you wanting to buy Visible Image Stamps, there is FREE postage for the whole of October, and also some bargains to be had in the 'Special Offers' section, so go on treat yourself...... HERE

Don't forget to join the Facebook page....... HERE

and last, but not least, the Visible Image Blog..... HERE

Thank you once again for visiting, see you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxx

Lavinia Stamps, Ranger Alcohol inks, Distress inks, Gilding flakes on cards.

Hi there,
It's the beginning of a new month, which means the beginning of a new Challenge at Lavinia Stamps.

The theme for Challenge 8 is 'Autumn Colours',
 so come on get those Lavinia Stamps out, create something and enter, 
you could win a whopping £40 to spend on more Lavinia goodies, 
and Tracey has designed some fab 'NEW' Zentangle stamps which
 are now in the shop.

I'd like to share my DT samples with you, it may help, with a bit of inspiration.

My first card is 6"x 8", and made using gilding flake, double sided sticky sheet, acetate, Archival black ink and rather a lot of  Stickles in different colours.

The stamps I used are....Tree Root-New, Grass and Tree Godess 'Luna'.

My second card is again 6"x 8" and split between monochrome and coloured, using Pan pastels, Distress inks, and of course Stickles.

The stamps I used are.... Autumn Fall Fairy-small, Creeping Vine, Spring Trees, Fairy House, Slender Mushrooms.

My third card is 6"x 6", and I used Alcohol inks on acetate, and of course the obligatory Stickles !!! Unfortunately my stamping does not show up too well in the photo...

I used a separate piece of acetate for the faeries, to make them look as if they were really flying....

Again the photo's don't show it well...... sorry.
The stamps I used are.... Spiral of spells and Fairy Couple.

Do have a go at the challenge, you have nothing to loose, but if you are the lucky winner, a lovely prize of £40 to spend.

Thank you so much for visiting, and please leave a comment to show you've been.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx