Posted: January 27th, 2017 by

Imperfection is Beauty

Hello! We have some rather fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher here on the blog today…

Hi again,

It’s Fabulous Friday, so my day to share some Visible Image Love. It’s an exciting day tomorrow 28th January, because all the new stamp designs can be pre-ordered!
This week, I used these stamp sets on my project…

2017-01-17 Visible Image - stamps - Skull - imperfection is beauty - Pauline Butcher.

I stamped the skull onto a piece of white card, using Versamark, and heat embossed it with Black Powder, then masked it using Drawing gum.

I blended Distress inks over the whole card, (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed), this combination was a little too vivid on this occasion, so I toned it down with a gesso wash (white gesso and water). 

When it was dry, I stamped the Ink Splats randomly, using Mustard Seed then Picked Raspberry, I also edged the card using Blueprint sketch.

I stamped the stem (from the Imperfection is beauty set), around the edges, again using Blueprint sketch, and stamped the sentiment with Black Versafine. I then removed the drawing gum. 


I used Crackle Accents on the skull, just in the white areas, and left to dry.

I made three flowers, with the sideways facing skulls, stamping onto copy paper using a Kaleidercolor ink pad, I shaped the ‘petals’ with a ball tool, then glued the ‘petals’ together at the narrow end, added a black gem to the centre’s, and covered them with Black Stickles, I also used some Stardust Stickles around the edges of the finished flowers.

I thought that was it, but on the spur of the moment, I added a skeleton to the right of the image, stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink, and highlighted with a white pen, and half a skeleton to the left. There finished !!!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
hugs, Pauline xxx 

Wow! Stunning background and Mr Bone Jangles is rocking those flowers! Very clever design and a superb project Pauline thank you ♡ You’ll find more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

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