Friday, 29 August 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Gesso, Versafine ink, Cosmic shimmer Chalk paints, Distress inks & Stickles.

Hiya folks,

I hope you are all well, out in the craft world.

It's Friday so I'd like to share a project I made recently, using Visible Image Stamps, it's a Birthday pressie and card for the Awesome Mark Alexander, designer and maker of the fantastic Visible Image Stamps.

The plaque is a piece of hardboard, which I covered in gesso, and left to dry, then using Chalk paint I flicked it on with a brush, then using a straw, blew the paint around, giving it a sort of splattered dribbly look, lol !!!

I then used stamps from the Revolution set and the Time After Time Set., Using Versafine ink in various colours, I just stamped randomly, and did a bit of heat embossing too. I stamped coloured and fussy cut the flying pocket watch, glued it to the plaque, and sealed it with a multi medium. The letters are some I had in my stash, and I thought the words were quite apt for Mark. I finished it off with Stickles and gilding wax.

The matching card was created in the same way, but just using the Revolution set and the Happy Birthday Set.

Just a week left for you to enter the Visible Image Challenge, the theme this month is 'Anything Goes', you can also enter in the Visible Image Facebook Group, so come on get creating.

There is also a buzz in the Group, as Helen has been showing some sneaky peeks of the Oz stamps being released this Saturday 30th August.

Can I also just tell you about an Inky workshop that I'm running, near Warwick, on Saturday 25th October 10am-4pm, if you are interested, and for more details, please Personal Message me on Facebook.

Thank you for popping by,

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

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

Friday, 8 August 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Distress inks, Wow Embossing Powder

Hi there, 

I'm back today, with a new project, using some of the amazing 

The fab stamps I used on this project are........

It's a Tag Plaque, lol !!!

I started with 2 manila tags, and made inky background using Brusho paints, I love them, blue for a boy and red for a girl. On the boys tag, I stamped the Grunge Check, and Bronte script, dried it then stamped the man in Versamark, and heat embossed in black. I did the other tag in the same way, but I used Grunge polka Dot,  Bronte script, and heat embossed the Woman in black.

The sentiment's were stamped onto a separate piece of card, again heat embossed in black, fussy cut, and matted onto some coloured card.

I stamped the small feather in versamark, added mica powders to it, then glossy accents, dried and fussy cut. I also stamped the small rose 4 times, coloured it and fussy cut it in layers, glued together, and sprayed with Perfect Pearl mist. I coloured some ribbon with Distress inks for the tops of the tags too.

I loved both tags so much, I decided to keep them together, so mounted them on a piece of chipboard, covered in black card, I made a hanger using string, and as I plaited it, I added in some of the coloured ribbon.

I hope your are working on your Challenge projects, just use at least one Visible Image stamp, more if possible, but no digi's, the theme is 'Anything Goes', and you get the chance of winning £20 of new stamps, take a look HERE.

If you haven't got a blog, don't worry, you can still enter via the Visible Image Face Book Group, HERE.

Thank you once again for you support,

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Distress Ink, Stickles and Glossy Accents.

Hello again,

I'm back to tell you about the new Visible Image Challenge, which starts today, the theme for the August Challenge is 'Anything Goes', with a chance to win £20 on some fabulous new Visible Image stamps, and there are some stunning new ones to be had.

This is my bit of DT inspiration......get your dark glasses on, lol !!!!

This is a large 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" card, I was going to cut it down, but I loved the Brusho background so much, I left it whole !!!

The fabulous Visible Image stamps I used on this project were....... 
the small feather from Free your Imagination and Butterfly.

After sprinkling the Brusho's onto a piece of Centura Pearl card (the matt side), spritzing with water, helping it run a little, adding a bit more paint and water, and then drying completely.
 I stamped the Bronte script randomly in Picked Raspberry Distress ink, then stamped the Grunge Flourish using Festive Berries Distress ink, around some of the edges.

I then stamped Vision INKognito and the sentiment using Black Versafine ink, and the small feather in Salty Ocean Distress ink. To highlight the inside of the eye, and around the sentiment, I used thick household bleach and a small paintbrush. I coloured the iris with Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries, dried it, then added Glossy accents.

I stamped Classic Face using black Versafine, and carefully cut it out using my scalpel. I then spritzed the face with water again, and blotted with kitchen roll as I wanted it lighter than the background. Again I bleached the white of the eye and the lips, I also painted the Grunge Flourish stamp with bleach, and stamped over the face, I then matted it onto two lots of coloured card.
I stamped 6 Butterflies onto a piece of card and coloured with Brusho's, then fussy cut them. I cut all but one in half, and glued them around the edges of the hole, then glued the Face on to the top, adding the whole butterfly on top of that.

To finish off, I added Glossy Accents to the iris, stickles to the eye lid, the lips, and around the INKognito eye.

I hope you can understand my ramblings, please ask questions if you need to know more.

I hope you'll have a go at the Challenge, and if you haven't a blog, you can enter via the Visible Image Face Book Group.

Thank you for your interest, see you again soon,

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Brusho paints,

Hi again, 

I'm back with more DT work, this time for lovely Lavinia Stamps.

It is the start of the August Challenge, the theme is 'Add some Glitter'.

Here are two cards to hopefully inspire you......

The stamp's used for this 6"x 6" card are.. Spring Trees, Tree scene and Birds.
A very simple card, I stamped using Black Archival ink, then sprinkled Brusho crystal paints in areas, then spritzed with water, when it was dry......

 I added stickles for the glittery effect.

The stamps I used on my second 6"x 6" card, are.... Trees, Willow, Creeping Vine, Lavender, Witches Cat and the Dragonfly from Bugs.  
I put a moon mask on the background, blended Distress inks, and stamped, again using Distress inks.

And of course Stickles for the glitter.

I hope you'll enter the Lavinia August Challenge, as I said before, the theme is an easy one, 'Add some Glitter', and of course there is that fantastic prize of a £40 voucher up for grabs.
If you click on the link, you will also be able to see the wonderful projects that the DT have made.

Thank you for visiting,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils


Just popping in to let you know that Sweet Poppy Stencils will be on Create & Craft TV on Wednesday 6th August. There is a new range of stencils being shown by the lovely Lucy Ellis, I hope you will tune in.

Here's a couple of sneaky peeks.......

I used white gloss paste through this stencil and washed the stencil straight away. When the paste was dry, I popped the stencil back on, and rubbed Pinflair Buff It in 3 colour's, through the stencil and over the paste, to finish I added some Treasure Gold.

I coated one side of the stencil with Embossing ink, removed it, then added silver glitter embossing powder, and used my heat gun to set it. Don't forget to wash the stencil. I then fussy cut the images out, made a cloud background with distress inks, and added the balloons with Pinflair gel.
The sentiment is also a stencil, and I used silver pate through it, then added silver glitter.

Thanks again for visiting,

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho crystal Paints, Black Versafine ink, & Stickles.

Hi there,

After spending a fabulous day crafting with my friend 
Eileen Godwin, my mentor, she kindly let me play with her Brusho Paints, oh gosh am I in love with them, well hell yes, lol.
 Do take a look at Eileen's blog, it's pure mind blowing inspiration.

I chose some of the fabulous stamps, from the Visible Image range, they always stamp so perfectly, to use with the paints.

Forest BackgroundTall Grass and Butterfly

 Put a mask on a piece of card for the sun, sprinkle Brusho's for the background, spritz them with water, and watch the magic happen.
Take off the mask, then stamp the Forest and the grass, and add Stickles for that extra bling.

On a separate piece of card, sprinkle some more paint, spritzed with water again, and stamp the Butterfly, fussy cut it, and then add some Stickles.

Hey presto, it is that easy, if a bit messy, I did have multi-coloured hands, but that's nothing new, lol.

I shall be back again soon, with news of the August Visible Image Challenge, which starts on the 4th this month.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave comments, I really appreciate it.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx