Clearly Besotted September Teasers Day 1

August 28, 2019 at 8:00 am 10 comments

Hello everyone!

So glad to have you visiting my blog again. If you’re wondering what ‘teasers’ are, they’re just the way we show off the Clearly Besotted stamp releases, for 4 days before the official release day on September 1st.

This month, I’m doing something different. I normally showcase a variety of the stamp sets, but I’m going to use just one (with a little help from one of the sentiment sets). I know from experience how easy it is to get a set and stamp it once, and then the enthusiasm for it can dwindle a little. I wanted to focus on one and give you different ideas for using it and decided upon ‘Pop Up Monsters’!

So, Stamping Session One involved the introduction of one of our heroines; Stephjen. Anyone acquainted with the owners of Clearly Besotted might be tempted to form a link here, but it’s all based on fictional characters 😉

Stephjen lived by herself on a moon made from green cheese that had very little to eat there other than the pools of nutritious liquid collected in the holes of the cheese. Stephjen dreamed of eating real food. She’d intercepted a satellite television channel once and though the connection was poor, she saw human people eating something called ‘food’. The enjoyment on their faces made her wish she could try this stuff too.

One day a year, all Cheesums (of which Stephjen was one) received a wish. A wish for anything. Stephjen never knew what to wish for..if you don’t know anything about outside of your world, you’ll never be dreaming for something else. Now she’d seen something else, she wanted it for sure.

The wishnight came. She wanted food. She wasn’t prepared for what would come next.

A zap in the sky.

Lord Egglemaniac turned up. He was the archenemy of the Cheesums. Without warning, the IFO (Identified Flying Object; she knew EXACTLY that it was the Egg Fleet Destroyer) simply sucked her up. No chance to resist.

Those rays were created using the Clearly Besotted ‘Under The Weather’ new stencil. I stencilled Oxide Spiced Marmalade through, then stencilled Versamark ink over the top so that clear embossing powder would stick. Then heat to set and cover the whole panel with Black Soot distress ink. The embossed rays will act as a resist to the black ink).

I intentionally wasn’t careful removing the original flecks of embossing powder, as it created an atmospheric look, that I added to with the gel pen circles. I wanted to make it look like there was sparkle in the air from the light of Egglemaniac’s craft.

We will have to leave poor Stephjen being forcibly sucked through the air. As with all serial stories, you’ll have to come back tomorrow if you want to find out what happens next, and another idea on how to use this wonderful set!

Keren x

PS- if you’ve any ideas for what might happen Stephjen in my story- please do add them in the comments, I just might change my story to incorporate your ideas!

Now, please pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog for more amazing ideas, then whizz around to Michelle & Lisa’s blogs to see what galactic wonders they’ve created! We’ve also got a lovely guest this month- Joy Taylor, so do visit her too!


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PaperArtsy Mushroom Bag Clearly Besotted September Teasers Day 2

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  • 1. michshort  |  August 28, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Oh no! Poor Stephjen! I hope she is ok! I was thinking that the rays could be liquid cheese! 😂 I hope that she manages to get some food soon! Great card, Keren! What a great technique with the rays and fabulous scene xx


  • 2. Lisa Tilson  |  August 28, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Stephjen lol. Such an adorable card. I love the galactic sparkles and can’t wait to hear the next installment!


  • 3. jgrayb  |  August 28, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Brillo though don’t like mixing cheese and marmalade Are those rays cheese straws?


  • 4. Andrea Hastilow  |  August 28, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic design & great start to the story, hurry up thursday. Love your idea of focusing on many looks of one set, I’m very guilty of the use several times then in box, love getting more from our investment.x


  • 5. tsurutadesigns1  |  August 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Love this story about Stephjen! Such an awesome card.


  • 6. conil  |  August 28, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Fascinated as much by the card as by the story…I think Stephjen gets her wish, eats real food and transforms into a tall, willowy redhead. Anyone can dream, can’t they?


  • 7. SD Pooja  |  August 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I Guess Stephjen’s wish is about to be fulfilled and she is in for a Surprise ! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post !


  • 8. Denise Bryant  |  August 29, 2019 at 5:20 am

    So cute! Love your coloring and story!


  • 9. Ruth  |  August 30, 2019 at 8:04 am

    You never know, this might become the biggest block buster of 2020…. Love this and such a cute card!


  • 10. Debbie P  |  August 31, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Great card. Love the stamp set. Thank you for showing so many way to use one stamp set.



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