Clearly Besotted June Teasers Day 1

June 1, 2021 at 8:00 am 6 comments

Helloo lovely blog friends and Clearly Besotted fans. It’s come around again- the time where we all get to ooh and ahh over the new sets being released on the June 5th.

I loved creating this card. The set is called Fairground Friends but when I saw the little characters holding the candyfloss and popcorn and it immediately made me think of the cinema (which we haven’t been to for ages!) and so I wanted to create a card along this theme.

First up I thought about how to recreate the background to make it look as if there’s the projector light shining through the darkness. I did consider having the light coming over the seats and onto the characters, but knew it would take more time to create than I realistically had.

So, I started off with some Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade on the edge of a blending tool and then added some Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot Distress Inks, blending them from lighter to dark to give the idea of light through the darkness. I added some white gel pen dots to simulate the dust flecks you see through the bright lights.

How to do the chairs? Well I simply drew some ‘v’ regularly spaced and trimmed them out and then used them as a template on some strips of red cardstock. I then added trimmed those out, curved the edges very slightly and then added a red alcohol ink line on the inside of the v. Then I’ve added some gold spots simulating old fashioned theatre chairs with studs in.

You can see I’ve added a black cardstock strip with foam pads, having stamped on it and heated after using white embossing powder. I added some white gel pen faux stitching . The two elephants are stamped in grey hybrid ink and then coloured with alcohol ink. I overlaid details with Prismacolor pencils and called it done.

The set has a fabulous fairground scene which I can’t wait to ink up. I’ve had some really fun times at cinemas (including a mini cream tea with a friend whilst we were watching a kids film with our children), so this card would be good for kids and big kids too or with a cinema gift voucher.

This month, we have lots of inspiration. The best start is to go to the Clearly Besotted Blog, then onto Michelle and Lisa. We also have Alberto @loshakeratoalberto on Instagram, Francine Vuilleme, Keeway Tsao and Kitty Day so there are lots of lovely blogs and Instagram to visit!

I’ll see you tomorrow with a post to dig into.

Keren x

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  • […] more inspiration using the new sets, head over to the Clearly Besotted blog, Michelle, Keren plus special guests, Kitty Day, Alberto Gava (Instagram), Francine Vuilleme and Keeway Tsao I […]

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  • 2. Lisa Tilson  |  June 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I’m lost for words Keren. The time you must have spent creating this total gem of a card! Evenly spaced V’s!!! All the details too – studs, flecks of dust etc make for a magical and gorgeous card! Amazing!

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  • 3. michshort  |  June 1, 2021 at 10:42 am

    WOW! This is amazing, Keren! I literally said WOW! out loud when I saw it! What a great idea. I love how you have created the seating and the light shining behind with the specks of dust in the air – amazing! xx

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  • 4. conil  |  June 1, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    You are such a genius when it comes to building these adorable, lifelike scenes. The seats are just as amazing as the background. I’m sure, after the lockdown, that these two will really enjoy the film.

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  • 5. Debbie P  |  June 1, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Fantastic card. Can’t wait until we can go back to the show.

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  • 6. Ruth  |  June 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    This just makes me want to go back to the cinema again – can’t wait!! xx

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