Friday, 29 January 2016

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing powder


It was the 15th Anniversary, of my partner's and my first date a few days ago, and this is the  card I made him, using a set of awesome, brand new Visible Image stamps that are available for pre-order on Saturday 30th Jan, pop over to the webshop and see what else is available HERE.

The stamps I used are SoulmatesBronte ScriptCrackled Background and the feathers and birds from the new 'Learn to Fly Again' set.

I took a piece of Centura Pearl card, and using the mat side, I added a length of masking tape 2/3rds down, and worked on the top first.
 I stamped the script using Versamark, and heat embossed with Clear powder. I then blended 'Abandoned Coral' Distress ink over the embossing. 
With a Quickie glue pen and some gilding flake, I added some gold highlights.
Now to the bottom 1/3rd of the card, I stamped the Crackled stamp with 'Abandoned Coral', then blended around the edges with 'Peacock Feathers'. I stamped the sentiment with Black Versafine ink, and added two birds in 'Peacock Feathers'.

I die cut two hearts, and whilst they were still in the die, I blended 'Peacock Feathers around the edges, and stamped the script with the same ink. Using  'Abandoned Coral' with the Feather and Birds out of the new set, I stamped onto the hearts, and again added a bit of gilding flake with the glue pen.
To finish off, I added a string bow.

Some places for you to visit.......
Visible Image Blog,

Mark and I will be back on your screens on February 14th at 10am, demoing with some awesome new stamp designs.
Tune into Create and Craft TV,
 Freeview 36, Sky 647, Virgin 748 or Freesat 813.

See you soon, hugs, Pauline xxx

Friday, 22 January 2016

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Versamark, Versafine Ink, & Wow Embossing Powder.

Hi there,

It's Fabulous Friday, and time for me to share a creation I made,using Visible Image Stamps.

Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card for a friend, never a nice thing to do, but these lovely stamps came to my rescue, and I kept it nice, simple and quick, almost 'clean and simple'.

The stamps I used are.......

I stamped the Inkognito Butterfly using Black Versafine onto white card, then blended Picked Raspberry Distress ink lightly around the edges I mixed some of the same coloured ink with water, and flicked it over the card.
  I stamped the Large Butterfly onto another piece of card, using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black detail powder, fussy cut it, then coloured it using Distress Inks and a water brush.

I stamped the sentiment using Black Versafine ink.

I put a paper middle inside the card too, using the beautiful verse that comes in the the sentiment set.

Get your entries into the January Show & Tell, for a chance of winning some vouchers for some fantastic Visible Image stamps, and don't forget to become a member of their Facebook group, the new February stamp designs are being shown daily.
Some of these new designs will be showcased on Create & Craft TV, on February 14th at 10am, Mark and myself will be showing you some more demo's.

Thank you for popping by,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Monday, 18 January 2016

Results of 'Pauline's Inky Workshop' 17.01.16

What a fantastic day, and even though there was some snow,
 loads of lovely people came to play, thank you all.
 The results of the day were stunning pieces of artwork, well done,
we all had a fantastic day, with lots of inky mess and laughs, 
here's to the next one.

Sorry about the fuzzy photo's, I had the camera on the 
wrong setting......dohhhh !!!!!

I think everyone must have gone for a biccie !!!!

This was the naughty table..........

Didn't they all do well.
Hugs, Pauline

Friday, 15 January 2016

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho's, Wow Embossing Powders, Frantage and Gilding Wax.

Hellloooo again,

It's another Fabulous Friday, the gateway to a great weekend hopefully,
and another of my makes using one of the awesome new stamp sets from Visible Image, the set used for this card is 'Angels are Near'.

The background is Brusho's on white card, in a circle I stamped the feather six times with Festive Berries Distress ink, in a circle shape. I stamped the sentiment in the centre using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, and highlighted it with a white pen.
 I sprinkled Black Frantage around the outside of the feathers and heated from underneath to set. 

On Black card, I stamped the feather stamp six times using Versamark, heat embossed with pale Blue and dark Blue powder, and fussy cut. I used Gold Gilding wax around the edges of the background card, and all the edges of the 6 feathers. Lastly I placed the feathers in a circle and attached using Glue Gel.

Have you seen the Visible Image January SALE, there are 30% off selected stamps, and 50% off Christmas Stamps, what a bargain, go fill your boots HERE.

Still plenty of time to get you entries into the January Visible Image 'Show & Tell', and take a peek at the fantastic cards already entered HERE.

There's also a big buzz going on in the Facebook Group, HERE, another show on C&C TV has been booked for Sunday February 14th at 10am, Mark and I will be showing you his awesome new Stamp designs, you could always get your OH to buy them for Valentines Day, especially if he's forgotten, hehehe !!!!!

Thanks for popping in, see you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday, 8 January 2016

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho's, Distress inks, Heatproof Acetate, Wow Embossing Powder and Stickles.

Hi Crafters,

This is my first Blog of 2016, so Happy New Year, and I hope the forthcoming year brings you happiness and smiles.

This week I wanted to share an 8" x 8" card I made for the Visible Image TV show on C&C in December, using some of their awesome stamps.

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

The background was created using Brusho's, the sprinkle and spritz method, onto some white 7.5" x 7.5" card, whilst it is still wet, place a harlequin design stencil on top and dry through it with kitchen roll, remove the stencil, and leave the card to dry naturally.

The eye needs to be stamped twice, onto heatproof acetate using Versamark, and heat emboss it using Black embossing powder, then fussy cut them both out. Turn one eye over thus making a pair.
 On the reverse side of the eyes, (remembering that one will have the embossing on the front, and one the embossing on the back) 
 colour the iris with alcohol pens, then paint over the eyes with white gesso, ( you might need to do 2 coats) so when you turn them over to the front, you have a coloured  iris, and whites of the eyes.
 Pop these to one side, whilst you complete the background.

Right, on your now dry background card, place the eyes in a position you're happy with, but don't glue them yet, you can gauge how much card you have left to decorate,, remove the eyes, using the Inkognito flower head, stamp the bottom half of the card using 'Mustard seed' Distress ink, then stamp over again with 'Ripe Persimmon', giving a sort of 3D look.
 Using the longest bit of the flower stamp splats, stamp around the top of the card using 'Salty Ocean'.

Now attach your eyes, using glue, you can see where to stamp your sentiment, and using Versamark, and heat emboss with White Embossing powder.
 Now the eyebrows, (which is the Inkognito Flower Stem), stamp using 'Mustard Seed', then stamp again using 'Salty Ocean'.
 To finish off, add some white pen as the light source in the eye, use some Black Stickles around the eye, and yellow Stickles in the middle of the flowers for that bit of bling.

Have a look at the January Visible Image 'Show and Tell', and get your entry in, for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, and there's some really awesome new designs coming out very soon.

The next Visible Image Create & Craft TV appearance,
 is scheduled for Saturday February 6th, at 11am,
 Mr. Visible image (Mark) and myself will be demoing some fantastic new Stamp designs and......something else !!!

If you keep your eye on the Visible Image Facebook group HERE, you may well get some sneak peeks at some point......just saying !!!!

Thanks for visiting, and sorry about the rambling, lol,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx