Clearly Besotted May Teasers- Peaceful Plushies

April 28, 2020 at 8:00 am 5 comments

Hello friends! Welcome back to my blog and we’re counting the days down to the Clearly Besotted May Release. Day 2 is here and we’re kicking off our shoes, settling down with a nice cup of tea and warm blanket (or iced drink dependent on the weather, breathe… and relax!

I got out the new set ‘Peaceful Plushies’ which is very ‘zen’ and has some lovely Japanese themed images and wonderfully chilled sentiments.

I had one of those moments where I just didn’t want to make another card. I’m not sure where the fan idea came from but then after a little research, it turns out that the folding fan is actually an important part of the culture. a folding fan is called a ‘sensu’ and is often decorated with calligraphy or beautiful patterns.

I grabbed an older set called ‘Blossoms in Bloom‘ and stamped all over white cardstock in grey ink using this set and also images from Peaceful Plushies so the outline was softer. Then I did some messy watercolouring and scored every 1/2″ and folded up like a concertina.

You can see the perfectly peaceful fox, chilling under her parasol, looking as though no care in the world could possibly disturb her. I adhered that once I’d punched holes through the bottom of the folded cardstock and then tied some twine through to secure it. It was a wonderfully satisfying make.

You can see the blossoms and a hint of the other images in the above photo. I would like to pull this out when I’m in the garden relaxing.. but right now, there’s not so much downtime, so I’ll reserve it for those more peaceful moments!

I hope you had a chance to visit Keeway’s blog yesterday? Do go and see what other cute projects she’s been creating here. Michelle has also been very busy so do check her blog out too. Last. but obviously not least, the Clearly Besotted Blog always has several wonderful projects, so please don’t miss those!

I’m back again tomorrow, with a little more cuteness and don’t worry, I’ve resumed normal card service again!

Keren x

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. michshort  |  April 28, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Your fan is stunning, Keren! So beautiful and a real work of art. I love the soft coloured images, it does make it look peaceful and of course that fox at the bottom adds the cute factor too! What a great idea! xx

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  • 2. Andrea Hastilow  |  April 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    That was totally what they needed to see todat, something stunningly designed & extremely beautiful. Love the fan, so peaceful & delicate looking & ms. fox is uber calming & pretty to see. Thank you this has brightened my day x

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    • 3. kerenbaker  |  April 28, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      What a lovely comment! Thankyou for leaving one- I’m glad it’s brightened your day. Sometimes I wonder about doing something more significant than just messing around with card and paper! I feel ok about it today, thanks to you. Hugs x


  • 4. conil  |  April 28, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    So happy that you didn’t want to make a card because this fan is simply stunning. The exquisite watercoloring is very delicate and so lovely to look at. The little critter is an adorable addition to your beautiful creation.

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  • 5. Denise Bryant  |  April 29, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Really sweet fox! Love your beautiful fan!

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