Friday, 29 November 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress ink, Wow embossing powder, Promarkers, Wink of Stella brush pen on a card

Hi there lovely people,

Another week has passed quickly, and it's Friday, 
and I'd like to share another of my creations, using some fantastic stamps from 

And before I forget, here's a bit of exciting news for you.....

As you may already know, this Friday 29th November 2014 is known as

 'Black Friday.'

So, from midnight this Thursday 28th to Midnight on Friday 29th, 

Visible Image will have

 a HUGE 50% OFF.....YES 50% OFF

 selected stamps and stamp sets!!! 

WOW! Not to be missed! 

Whether you want to buy some NEW stamps for yourself, get Christmas 

pressies for crafty friends, or add stamps to your

 own Christmas wish list..... THE PLACE - VISIBLE IMAGE WEBSITE!

Don't miss out!

I chose the fab 'Corset' stamp and the fantastic 'Ripped Fishnet Background', a match made in heaven, lol, the sentiment is 'Live the Life'.

I started with a white piece of card, on which I stamped the Ripped Fishnet using versamark, and heat embossed with clear powder.

When it was cool, I went over it using Picked Raspberry Distress ink. While this was drying I stamped the Corset twice, using Black Memento ink, one I coloured using Promarkers, and went over places with a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, for a subtle bit of sparkle, fussy cut it and shaped it and attached it using glue gel for a 3D look.

Before adding the sentiment, I put a piece of ribbon down one side, and finished off with a few gems.

I hope you'll pop over to the Visible Image Facebook Page, to see news of the fabulous new stamps that have just been released, display your own work using their great stamps, ask questions, and generally have a bit of fun.

I hope this gives you some inspiration, thank you so much for visiting. I'll be back in a couple of days with more news, so watch this space !!!!

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Wow embossing powders & Ranger size 8 Manila Tags.

Hi there,

It's Fabulous Friday again, and my turn to share some inspiration using

I chose to make a tag, using the fabulous 'Time after Time' set, and once I started I just couldn't stop, lol, and ended up with 4 !!!

 Tag 1 is black, and I used 'Grunge Flourish' with Versamark, and heat embossed in Gold. I stamped the small pocket watch 5 times in Versamark  heat embossed in black, and fussy cut.

Then, using the larger pocket watch, with Versamark, heat embossed with Gold sparkle powder, and again fussy cut.

The sentiments were stamped in black onto a separate piece of card, cut out and inked around the edges using distress ink, then dipped into the gold embossing powder and heat set.

Tag number 2, using a cream tag, I blended the background with distress inks, stamped using the numbers and small pocket watches and cogs. I stamped the larger pocket watch, wings and sentiment onto a separate piece of card, and fussy cut them.

I coloured the wings using water colour pencils and blended with water, used distress inks to age the face then added crackle medium,

and when it was dry, went over all the edges with gilding wax.

Tag 3, I mixed things up a bit with this one and added the fabulous
 'Vintage Car', stamped in Versamark, heat embossed in Red Sparkle powder, and fussy cut,

I used the shattered glass stamp from the set for the background, with a line of numbers down one side, The wings were coloured as before and added to the sentiment which was stamped in black and heat embossed in clear.

Stickles were used to brighten some of the edges.

And lastly Tag 4. Colouring and stamping the background, stamping 2 large watches, fussy cutting, masking so that I could stamp the faces with numbers and cogs, and stamping a sentiment. Blue glitter and gilding wax was added around all the edges for a bit of bling !!!

I hope you've found something here,  that inspires you to have a go at a tag, they are quite addictive.

In fact make one using a Visible Image Stamp, and enter the Challenge, the theme is 'Make it Sparkle', a fab prize of £20 worth of  Visible Image stamps of your choice, can be won. Take a look HERE.

Thank you for dropping in, also thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment.

See you soon, hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing powder on a card.

Hello friends,

Its Friday and my turn to share something I've made with 

It's quite a simple 6"x 6" card, using just three Stamps and three Distress colours in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Mowed Lawn.

The three Visible Image stamps are

I blended the inks gently for the background, then stamped the grass. I used Black Soot Distress ink on 'The One', and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.

The dragonfly was stamped onto heat resistant acetate using black Archival ink, and heat embossed with clear powder, flipped over and coloured with Promarkers on the reverse side, unfortunately the photo does not show the colours that glow from the wings, just the stickles I added. Fussy cut the dragonfly and attach with glue gel.
The finishing touch is a thin piece of spiders web ribbon.

Have you entered the Challenge yet, Novembers theme is 'Make it Sparkle', there is a fab prize of £20 in stamps up for grabs, to be eligable,
you just need to use at least one Visible Image stamp on your project, pop and look at the DT inspiration and enter HERE.

Also have a look at the Visible Image Face book page HERE.

Welcome to my new followers, and thank you all so much for taking the time to visit and comment, it is much appreciated.

See you soon, hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Shrink Plastic & Promarkers on a card

 Hi there,

I have spent a fab day at the NEC today, did lots of shopping, and saw some lovely people, met the fantastic Helen and Mark, owners and creators of the great Visible Image Stamps,
 and the lovely Sue Ashcroft, one of my teamies on the DT,
in fact the day was that good, I'm going back tomorrow for another dose, lol !!!!

I'd like to share a card with you, that I made using 

I have used quite a few stamps for this fun Christmas card,
 and I hope you like it.

The Visible Image stamps used are....
The medium tree out of.....Tree Trio
The body out of.....Beauty is Art
And lastly, the fire out of the.....Silverheels Brave Set.

As you can see I have used the stamps to make a scene, and a
added a fireplace, made from black and brown card, and a vase of flowers.
The snowman and the body were stamped onto Shrink plastic, and the chandelier was heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I also made 3 socks to hang on the fireplace, and some stickles to finish off.

Don't forget that Visible Image stamps are at the NEC this weekend, Helen and Mark would love to see you there.

Please enter the November Challenge for a chance to win £20 of new Visible Image stamps, the theme is 'Make it Sparkle', the rules are simple, just use at least one Visible Image stamp, and no digi's.

Have a look also at the Facebook Page, there's always lots going on.

Thank you so much to my new followers, thank you also for popping by, and for the fabulous comments you leave.

See you soon, hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Stickles, Sweet Poppy Stencil, Black glossy Embossing paste and Micro beads.

Hi there,

A new Challenge has just started at Lavinia Stamps
the theme for November is 'Bright Hot Colours'.
Enter for a chance to win a whopping £40 voucher for New Lavinia  stamps.

Here are my DT samples, which I hope will give you a bit of inspiration.

I have used three of Lavinia's new Zen stamps for this 6"x 6" card,
Using Distress inks and a moon mask, I coloured the background, then stamped the Zen plant stamp and the Zen mini stamps around the bottom of the card, using a white Posca pen to add highlight's.
I stamped and heat embossed the fab Zen butterfly in black, onto heat resistant acetate, flipped it over and coloured the back using Promarkers, cut it out and added it to the card using silicone gel, 
and lastly added stickles for sparkle.

My second card is again 6"x 6", and uses the gorgeous Zen Tree stamp and Flowers, with a Distress ink background, the tree is coloured with Promarkers, 
and again I've used Stickles.

Third and lastly is an 8"x 8" card, and for this I have used Distress inks for the background, the Lavinia stamp Tree set, (which was sold on QVC, by Imagination Crafts, and also sold by Lavinia Stamps at Aly Pally).
 With this I used a Sweet Poppy Stencil, (designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia), with a Black glossy paste and micro beads, and of course Stickles.
The other stamps I used were GrassBullrushes and Birds.

I hope you will all have a go at the Challenge, what have you got to loose !!!

Thank you for visiting, and for your inspirational comments.

Bye for now, hugs Pauline xxxx

Visible Image Stamps, Promarkers, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter, Ranger Stickles.

Hi Crafty people,

I've had such a busy week this week, the time has flown by again. I can't believe we are at the end of October already, Christmas is nearly upon I'm nowhere near ready, lol.

Anyway lets get down to craftyness, it is now November so a new Challenge has started at the Visible Image Blog, the new theme is
'Make it Sparkle'.

Here is my inspiration for you to see, in the shape of two Christmas tags,
using the cute New Christmas Character stamps

Both tags were made on a Ranger black size 8 tag, and both Character's were coloured using Promarkers. I used some die cuts from my stash, Cosmic Shimmer dries white glue for the snow, sprinkled with Tim Holtz's Distress stickles dry glitter, in Clear Rock Candy, and Stardust Stickles.

Snowman Jacks tag has a background made with the 
Enchanting Snowflakes stamp, which I stamped using Versamark, and heat embossed with Wow, Snow white sparkle embossing powder.

I hope you will make a sparkly project, using at least one Visible Image stamp, and enter it into the challenge this month, 
there is a fab prize of £20 for the chosen winner to spend on stamps.

If you are going to the NEC next week, 7th-10th November, do go and visit  Visible Image Stamps, stand G47, there will be some show promotions, and you will be able to meet the fabulous dynamic duo,
 Helen and Mark,
 who design and hand make all the stamps themselves,
 you will also see some of the super DT samples on display to give you some inspiration.

And take a look at the Facebook page, where you can ask questions, post pictures of your creations using Visible Image stamps, and join in the banter with other lovely crafty people.

Thank you so much for visiting, and thank you also for the smashing comments you leave me, they are very much appreciated,

Take care, see you soon, hugs Pauline xxxx