Time To Write The Next Chapter

Hello! We hope Monday has been kind to you! We are so excited to share lots of gorgeous inspiration created with our brand new stamps and stencils this week! Release date isn’t far away now… just a few more days! We have been really busy shipping orders off to stockists all around the world today, so keep an eye out in your local store or favourite online retailer over the next week! Today’s inspiration comes from Jane Tyrrell and features our (already) incredibly popular ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set, which includes a brilliant typewriter stamp and so much more…

Good Evening

It’s the 1st of October and a Monday so of course that means it’s my day for sharing my Monday Design Team make for Visible Image.

Today I am sharing for the first time a card I made using the brilliant One Kind Word set.

typewriter stamp - time to write the next chapter



Now don’t tell anyone, but this is my favourite. I have honestly been looking for a vintage typewriter stamp where I could actually stamp words on the paper for years. Well now I can. It is such a clever set and I am sure is going to be a best seller. It works for so many occasions and for card making, journalling etc etc.


I had a lovely Friday and Saturday creating in my garden studio. There was wall to wall blue skies and sunshine and I loved being outside. I have noticed the signs of autumn though all around me.

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We are starting a new challenge today over on our Visible Image Facebook group. The theme is “Autumn Colours”. So dig out your brown, yellow, orange, gold, mauve, red and other autumnal colours and your Visible Image stamps/stencils. We would love for your to join in! The winner is randomly selected so whether you are a novice or experienced stamper you have a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend over in the shop.


My card was made in shades of browns to hopefully give some inspiration for our new “autumn colours” challenge, I also wanted to create a vintage feel to it.


I was very taken by one of the 2 sentiments in this set “time to write a new chapter” and I had a light bulb moment when I was sitting in my studio. I had decided to include my much used vintage book pages from “A tale of 2 cities” donated by my Hb.



As I was thinking of how I would use them in my design I thought that I could actually find a page that was the end of a chapter, ready to start a new one. I found a suitable page and stamped the sentiment and the letters flourish in brown ink. I also cut out the paper part and stamped the words, “You are loved” in brown ink. I put some foam under the top of this and glued down the base to add some dimension.


I made a “book” with my vintage book pages and aged them using vintage photo distress ink plus a little tearing and peeling here and there.


I stamped,embossed and fussy cut out my typewriter and stamped the small and large hearts and matted up my card.



Here it is..


typewriter stamp - card - new job - visible image stamps


With a couple of close ups..










Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a very happy October, the year is just racing by now.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your card is amazing! What a brilliant idea to set it on an actual end of a chapter from a great book! Love all the torn edges and the distressing too. Thank you ♡

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Have a nice evening.

Mark & Helen xx




Jazz It Up

Good Morning! We have lots of wonderful projects coming your way here on the blog today! Lisa Taggart is back with some fantastic Musical inspiration today created with our Jazz Music stamp set…


Hi I have a perky little card today using an old favourite from the Visible Image music stamp range. I love this stamp set and its my go to set when making a card for a male recipient.



 

It was a simple card to make:


First create an inky background – colours and medium of your choice. If water based ink, spray with fixative before adding the next layer .

Then take torn pieces of printed rice or tissue paper. (I used music themed) but you could also use news print or washi tape. I adhered the rice paper using matt medium.

When dry, stamp the main image in black along with the small circle stamp. Then using a paint lid with a slightly wider circumference, dip in white paint and print on to the card.


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I stamped the sentiment and cut the card to an angle ( as Jazz is quirky!)


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The art work was mounted on to complimentary card stock and the white dots on the main image highlighted with a white gel pen.


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I also added a shadow and line under the figure using a black Stabilo pencil.


Till next time

Lisa x




Another awesome card.. thank you Lisa!  ♡

Love the vibrant purple and gorgeous texture!

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Inspired by Stephen King’s IT

Hi there! We have Pauline Butcher here on the blog sharing the amazing plaque she made for Mark’s 50th featuring our awesome paper boats stamps…

Hello,
 
I’m here to share a project I’ve made using some awesome Visible Image products. You may have seen that it was Mark Alexander’s 50th Birthday last week.. this is the canvas/plaque/card I made for him.
 


Plaque - 50th Birthday - IT inspired



Mark’s favourite film is Stephen King’s ‘IT’, and it was the inspiration for his Destination Unknown stamp set which includes the paper boats stamps:


paper boats stamps - paper planes - discover - adventure


So I had to use it!! I also used the fabulous Alphabetical set for the numbers and Mark:


alphabet stamps - visible image


the Go To Words for Happy Birthday:


every day sentiment stamps - go to words


and I also used the Fibres stencil:


fibres stencil - underwater waves

 

 
 


The background is a canvas, which I primed with some white gesso, then using my brayer. and some acrylic paints, I randomly added some colour to the canvas, when it was dry I placed the stencil over the top, and added some translucent paste through it with a palette knife, again leave to dry. I then highlighted some of the stencil marks with a white pen, and other parts with some florescent green paint, I added some micro beads here and there.
 


 
 


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the boats, each size 3 times, I also stamped the sentiments, numbers and name too, using Versafine Black ink. I fussy cut everything, decoupaging the boats, gluing them all to the canvas where I wanted them to sit, with some 3D glue gel. When it was all dry, I put some extra thick white paste under each boat, and in other random places, and sprinkled glitter on it whilst it was still wet. I then mounted it onto some black and white mount board. To finish it, I cut out a balloon shape, coloured it red, added some glossy accents, and put some highlights on it. And of course I had to add the trade-mark Clown’s sinister nose & smile to it too !!!!
 



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Many thanks for dropping in.


Hugs
Pauline xxxx




This is so awesome and absolutely perfect for Mark! Love all the texture of the water, and the paper boats stamps look so 3 dimensional! The extra touches inspired by the film are just brilliant! Thank you so much Pauline ♡


You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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50th Birthday Shaker Card

Hello! We have Sharon Traynor on the blog today with an awesome card she made to celebrate Mark’s big Birthday last week! Sharon has used the fantastic caterpillar stamp from our Wonderland collection in such a clever way…




Hi! I’m sharing a card today that I made in honour of the 50th birthday of Mark Alexander, our Creative Director at Visible Image.



My card is a CAS little shaker and it can be adapted for so many ‘big’ or even little birthdays.

I’ve been dying to try out the solid circle stamps from the amazing set called The Ripple effect as I thought they are perfect for the bokeh technique. They worked like a treat and the resulting panel has been used as the backdrop for the numbers.

I made this card by cutting the numbers into an A5 (UK size) panel on my ScanNcut. I backed the numbers with acetate and glued the middle of the zero onto the acetate too.

The bokeh panel was created by cutting a piece of card large enough to cover the cut-out numbers with room for 3d foam tape around the edge. It was coloured all over with shaded lilac distress stain, then repeatedly and randomly stamped with the solid circles in 1) shaded lilac distress ink, 2) shaded lilac distress oxide 3) wilted violet distress oxide 4) picket fence distress ink and finally 5) versacolor opaque white inks.



The caterpillar image was coloured with promarkers in greens, purples and golds and then it was fussy cut and just laid onto the front panel so that the tiny bubbles from the Dare To Swim set could be positioned and stamped. The bubbles were coloured in with promarkers to match the bokeh background.

Shaker tape was added to the outside edge of the bokeh panel, and then some green, gold and white sequins were laid into the centre. The acetate was treated with an anti-static pad to stop the sequins from sticking to it, and then the front panel was stuck to the bokeh panel. The whole of the front was adhered to a card blank and the caterpillar image was added with more 3d foam pads.


Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.com/product/the-caterpillar/        https://visibleimage.com/product/the-ripple-effect/


https://visibleimage.com/product/dare-to-swim/

Other Supplies:

Distress stain, shaded lilac, Distress Ink (shaded lilac, picket fence) Distress Oxide (shaded lilac, wilted violet). Versacolor opaque white, Memento tuxedo black ink, promarkers, acetate, shaker tape, foam pads, white card.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Love this card Sharon! Such a brilliant design and a great way to showcase this technique too! Thank you so much! ♡

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Voices in your Head

Hello! We hope you are enjoying all the incredible inspiration we are sharing here on the blog today, as we catch up with all the latest cards and projects from ‘Team Awesome’ aka our Design Team! Pauline Butcher is up next with a superb card combining skull stamps, inky drips, and our brilliant ‘Voices in Your Head’ quote…


Hi there,

It’s time to share something I’ve created with some awesome ‘Visible Image’ products. I have wanted to put a crown on a skull for some time now, lol, I finally got around to it…


skulls - voices in your head quote - card

 

The Visible Image stamps I’ve used are…


Mr Bone Jangles


skull and skeleton stamps - visible image



Elemental




Rays of Light


rays stamps - sunburst - sparkle



 The Queen of Hearts


queen of hearts stamp set



Voices in your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image



and the stencil I’ve used is Skull Shadow


skull stencil - visible image



I started off with an old piece of printed paper, which was destined for the bin, but I thought that was a bit wasteful, so I stamped the large skull, the full skeleton and one of the sideways facing skulls, using Versafine Clair inks in ‘Bluebelle’, and ‘Charming Pink’. I also made masks for them using some post-it notes. Putting the masks in place I lightly blended my Distress inks, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry, randomly over it, then stamped the Elemental stamp with Versafine Clair ‘Cheerful’. I put the stencil on top and blended through it with Salty Ocean. The drips were achieved by mixing Distress Inks with water, and dripping down with a pipette. 

 


 

 

I added the ‘Voices in your Head’ sentiment, and added a few star bursts from the ‘Rays of Light’ set. I added a bit of shading before I removed the masks. On a piece of white card, I stamped and fussy cut the ‘Queen’ sentiment, I also stamped the crown, masked it, and stamped the skull on top, fussy cut and coloured the crown.


Many thanks for dropping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




Fantastic card!! Loving that crown on the skull, it looks awesome! Brilliant drips and great choice of quote! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

Shine Bright!

Hello! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with the incredible 50th Birthday card she made for Mark featuring our light bulb stamps and Shine Bright sentiment…


Well on Monday our esteemed designer at Visible Image, Mark Alexander, ‘Mr awesome’ for short was 50!

This is my birthday tribute to him. May his bright ideas spark many more wonderful designs for us all for years to come!


shine bright - 50th Birthday card - Visible Image stamps



This is what I used:


into the woods - forest - tree - stamp

 

light bulb stamp - shine bright - visible image

 

jumbled numbers stencil - visible image

 

I began by placing random water colour ink on to water colour paper. I stritzed it with water and let it dry.


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Basically I stamped my images and enhanced and highlighted the background further using zig watercolour pens.


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For the numbers , I stencilled with white acrylic ink and highlighted using the pens and a white gel pen.


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Happy 50th Mark. Hope you had a great day!!


Till next time,

Lisa xx




Thank you so much Lisa! This is AMAZING!!!

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Happy 50th Birthday Mark!

Hi there! Today is a special day as it’s Mark’s Birthday! And it’s a big one as he turns 50 !! Mark received some amazing cards featuring our stamps, and today we have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog sharing the awesome card she made for him…

It’s time for my weekly Monday design team post for Visible Image and today is an extra special day as it is the birthday of none other than Mr Visible Image himself , Mark Alexander or Mr Awesome as the design team often call him, designer and co owner of Visible Image stamps. I decided to make him a special card as it is rather special birthday for him… he is joining the 50s brigade….yay!


I thought long and hard about my design and I know that Mark likes my galaxy inked backgrounds so that was my starting point, together with one of his awesome stamp sets, which I know he is particularly proud of designing.


It is also one of my favourites (yes I know I keep saying that but so many are!)


time spiral - clockwork orange - stamps - men



I also wanted to add the number 50 so I used the numbers from


alphabet stamps



I also used the fab planes and sentiment from


paper boats - stamps - paper planes - adventure



Here is my card..


cards for men - visible image stamps


I don’t have any process photos, as I was busy at the time also making my Wonderland samples, so I will talk you through how I made it. I made my galaxy background using distress oxide inks on black card stock. Then I stamped the time swirl in gold ink. I inked up the door for the first time, which is such a fun stamp, onto Kraft card, and embossed it in pale blue. I added a brass brad for a door knob.


open door stamp - dr who inspired card


The numbers, planes and falling man and woman were all black embossed and fussy cut out.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Go to Words set and set it off into space propelled by the planes (OK that is a bit of artistic licence there from me 😂).




I also used the fab sentiment, which I white embossed, from “Destination unknown” as I thought it was so appropriate for Mark.




and one more shot..




Here it is once more..

50th birthday card - stamps - visible image



I made it with my fondest best wishes for such a talented man and a good friend.


So if you would kindly clear your throats and join me to virtually sing…..
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Mark,
Happy birthday to you .


I hope you have a fantastic day with Helen and here’s to even more exciting adventures together. I just love being a part of the Visible Image journey.


Thanks for stopping by.
Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your card is incredible! Brilliant combination of stamps and an awesome card design… absolutely perfect for Mark! Thank you ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with an amazing project by Lisa Taggart which was also made for Mark’s 50th!


We’ve had a brilliant long weekend of celebrations, it’s back to work tomorrow and Mark will be finalising the designs for our September release… we are both so excited for these new stamps and stencils!!!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

See you tomorrow!

Helen & Mark xx




Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration today! Lisa Taggart is here with a mixed media musical piece featuring our ‘Sax it Up’ and ‘Count Me In’ stencils with one of our latest inspiring quote stamps…


Hello again friends it’s Visible Image day with some new release stencilling fun!



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Here’s the new stencils:


Sax it Up


jazz - sax - stencil - visible image



Count Me In


numbers stencil - visible image



The new sentiments:


Voices In Your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image



And of course some of my old favourites!


Scripted Streets


inky script - map - background stamp - visible image



Ink Splats


ink splat stamps - visible image



I used my A4 gel press along with a few colours of Amsterdam acrylic paint. This was brayered on, the number stencil placed down, lifted and a print taken. The imprint of the stencil also gave me the frame.

Next using dark purple acrylic paint and using the sax player stencil I laid this over my print and stencilled on top.


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I went over the edge with a white pen.


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I highlighted the frame in white and added some extra colour to the background using pastel pencils. I then stamped the circles in white.


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I edged the outer frame doddle style using black pen and stamped some script randomly.


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Finally I stamped and mounted the sentiments in complimentary card.


I dedicate this to my son Ben who graduates this summer with an honours degree in Fine Art. Very proud! Incredible indeed!

Lisa xx




This really is incredible Lisa! So vibrant and full of texture! Thank you ♡
Congrats to Ben.. amazing achievement!

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

Sax It Up – Visible Image

Hello and Happy Friday! Have you checked out our latest stencil designs? Pauline Butcher is here with a fantastic card featuring our NEW ‘Stop Meshing Around’ and ‘Sax it Up’ stencils with one of our NEW quote stamps too…

Hi again,
 

Just a quick post today,  it’s Fabulous Friday, and I am off to spend the weekend with the infamous Eileen Godwin, and a fabulous group of crafters, for a 12 hour Crafterthon in aid of charity.

 

So it’s time for me to share some ‘Visible Image’ love, and again I have used a couple of their awesome Stencils for my main image.
 



sax stencil - visible image - card



I have made this card with men in mind, but of course it could be unisex.

I started the card by placing the ‘Stop Meshing Around’ stencil onto some white card, and blended some Mustard Seed Distress Ink through it. I turned the stencil around and blended through using Peacock Feathers. I then placed the ‘Sax it Up’ on the background, and blended through using Candid Apple, whilst the stencil was still in place, using some Black Soot, I gently blended around the outline of the Sax man. The sentiment was achieved by repeating the process with the Meshing Around, and then stamping ‘Incredible’ in Candid apple, going around the letters with a black pen, and stamping ‘Make your Story’ in black ink.



The stencils I’ve used are…


sax stencil - jazz - visible image


along with the ‘make you story incredible’ sentiment from the awesome ‘Voices in your Head’ stamp set

quirky quote stamps - visible image

 


I have made this card with men in mind, but of course it could be unisex.

 

Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




These stencils work so well together Pauline! Fantastic card.. thank you ♡

 
 

Skull and Metal

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening.

Heather Mitchell loves creating amazing texture with our stencils…


Hello everyone!


I’m here to share another make I’ve created for Visible Image.  This one uses the utterly amazing Mr Bone Jangles stamp set alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil… and here’s how I did it:





Start by making a drippy background using Distress Stains in Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky onto watercolour paper.  Mixed crackle paste with DecoArt’s American Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey,  and use a palette knife alongside the ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil and once fully air dry, paint with DecoArt’s Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, wipe away the excess using a damp cloth as this removes the excess paint and just leaves the coloured crackles.  Adding silver gilding wax gives a wonderful  metallic finish.



I wasn’t overly careful wiping away the antiquing cream as I like the extra smudgy effect it gave.



Stamp the headphones from the Music On World Off set and these along with ‘Mr Bone Jangles’ onto acetate using Stazon ink.  Carefully cut these out and attach to the card over a slither of muslin.


I love the added texture of the muslin through the acetate



Around the edges of the card, stamp the ‘Elementa’ background stamp randomly using Archival Ink’s Watering Can to add extra interest



To add to the music theme, add musical notes and the lightening flashes from the ‘Music On World Off’ set using embossing powders in Black and Metallic Platinum.





To finish, add the sentiment and add the ‘Parental Advisory…’ image from the same set as the musical notes.





You could of course adapt the card to use the Stars and Stripe stencil which would look equally awesome… and in fact I’ve already had a go at this and will share soon!


Products Used:


Mr Bone Jangles stamp set




Grungy Union Jack Stencil



Music ON World OFF stamp set



Elemental background stamp


Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

H xx




Brilliant card Heather! Love the metallic texture with these stamps, it looks awesome!! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx




The Story Behind The Mask

Good Evening! Wow it has been nearly 2 weeks since we have blogged… so sorry!

We have been so busy finalising NEW stamp and stencil designs, and orders have been incredible too! There are only so many hours in the day so something had to give… hopefully though, if you are a member of our Facebook group, you will have already seen some of the latest cards and projects our Design Team have created. If not, come and join us there… and show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils too!


This evening Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog sharing an awesome card she created with some brilliant stamps…



The card I am sharing today uses the fab Maskerade stamp set from the February 2018 release. I made it for Craft Stamper’s March edition, you might have spotted it in print.. and I can now share a few details.



I wanted a piece of inky card for the background and used these distress colours. I stitched round the outside with my sewiing machine.



I stamped the happy mask on gold and the sad on cream card and fussy cut them out.



I decided to make mine into “real” masks using ribbons and eyelets.




And then put together my card..





And if you are interested to know which “story” is behind my masks they are pages from Charles Dicken’s “A tale of two cities”.  My Hb gave me an old copy he no longer needed and I use it lots in my crafting.



Here are some close ups.






and one last shot



Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,
Jane x




This card is absolutely awesome Jane! What a brilliant idea to use pages from that book as your story.. love the ribbon too! Thank you Jane ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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So Much To Discover..

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration coming your way this weekend.

Pauline Butcher is up first with an awesome inky card…


Hi there,

I’t’s time to share a card made using Visible Image Stamps, the background is a technique I have taught at some of my recent workshops.
 


 


The main image is a stamp from Ahead of our Time




the word and arrows are from Destination Unknown




the bar of music and the sound-wave from Music Speaks 




the stars from Feel the Beat




and, the drips from Teenage Kicks.




The background is acrylic paint, and on top of that I stamped the images with Versamark, and heat embossed using various Wow embossing powders: Black Glint, Totally Teal, and Sunset Orange.

I highlighted all the images with a white pen, to make them pop.


I am running an Inky Workshop in Warwick on Sunday 18th March…
10am to 4pm –  £25 per person.
For more details email me: 
[email protected]

 


Thanks for popping in.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


Brilliant card Pauline, such an awesome background for our inky man.. there really is so much to discover!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

If you get the chance to attend one of Pauline’s inky workshops, you really must… !!!



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We will be back later with gorgeous inspiration from Becca!

Enjoy your Saturday,

Mark & Helen xx