Clearly Besotted June Teasers Day 1

Hi! Welcome to another set of Teasers using the June Release from Clearly Besotted.

I’ve used one of the mini sets called Mix It Up to create a little Tiki hut!

I’ve added in some little flowers from Pawfect Plushies and the sentiment is from that set too. I thought it was a bit tongue in cheek- the sort of card you’d send from a fabulous holiday instead of a postcard!

I trimmed some thin strips of Kraft card and stacked them onto a matching piece of card. I decided to be messy with the glue as this gives a little more texture to the roof!

The drinks stamps have matching dies available which would be really useful in creating a scene like this! I’ve just coloured them with Nuvo Alcohol markers and added them with foam pads onto another strip of raised kraft card!

We are joined this month by Lisa and Anita as guest designers, and of course don’t forget to visit the wonderfully inspiring Clearly Besotted Blog and Michelle and Lisa

 

Michelle

Lisa

and our guests!:

Anita

Lisa – http://lbcardcreations.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

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May 28, 2018 at 8:00 am 6 comments

Winnie & Walter and Chibitronics Blog Hop

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Hi! I’m joining the Winnie and Walter design team to collaborate with Chibitronics to create some fun cards that light up. Hopefully you’ll have arrived here from the lovely Kate Capper but if you’re here at my blog first- the list from the start is at the bottom of the post

I was sent the Chibi lights pack and although initially thought¬†“help- I’ve never done this before! “- once I read the instruction leaflet and watched a video, it was really very straightforward!

You can see where it lights up on the photo above. To give you a better idea of how I put it together, I’ve created a simple video

You can see some of the elements I used here. The Winnie and Walter Flawless Diamond Cutaways

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I also used the lovely ‘Shine Script Cutaway’

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For the wonderful Chibi Lights, if you’re in the US, then please go to their Chibitronics site. For any in the UK , then they are available from CountryView Crafts here

In my project I’ve added some shine using Tonic Studios Nuvo drops in White Blizzard and Rose Pink. The Pink dot is where you press to make it light up- and I’d recommend adding a little note inside the card so the recipient doesn’t miss out on the fact that it’s interactive with a ‘bright’ surprise!

What would a blog hop be without prizes? Prizes will be a $30 Chibitronics start kit (which is what I had) and $30 credit to the w&w shop. Just comment by the 29th May at 23:59 ( CST).

If you’d like to see more inspiration, please go to the incredibly inspiring Lea Lawson’s blog

The full list of everyone who’s participating is here:

Chibitronics Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas

Eiko Uchida

Kelly Szafron

Wei Wei Wang

Kelly Griglione

Tiffany Au

Lesley Oman

Maya Isaksson

Vanessa Amann

Gayatri Murali

Heather Hoffman

Jessica Lin

Kate Capper

Keren Baker —you’re here!

Lea Lawson

Lydia Evans

w&w blog

Hope you’ve enjoyed this different project!

See you soon!

Keren xx

May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm 35 comments

Winners!!

Hi! Happy Friday everyone!

Just popping by to announce my winner from Instagram who is @rachel_vass.

Also, my Motion Crafts Winner is

Please get in touch Yvonne and Rachel!

Back soon with some experiments with a Gel Plate!

Have a lovely weekend!

Keren x

May 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm 1 comment

Winnie & Walter Re-Run Challenge

Hey!

How are you? Hope you’re doing ok.

Each month Winnie and Walter have a challenge focusing on a previously released set. This month it’s Framed with Evelin T Designs

I’ve gone with a chalkboard look that was so popular a few years back. I had in mind a wall in your house complete with empty frames and flower decked walls

I’ve used the Catherine Pooler inks available from Winnie and Walter – such vibrant colours and juicy inks !

I used the foliage from the set alongside the flowers from the In Bloom; Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans which is so great for any occasion ( it’s really a Christmas set!)

The sentiment is from Sketchy Thoughts.

I created this project in the evening and was surprised the white ink didn’t show up. It was only the next morning that I realised it was there in abundance!! Maybe some techniques in crafting are best done in daylight!

Do join in with the sketch challenge- there’s always a chance to win!

Pop over to the Winnie and Walter blog to see what the other teamies came up with!

See you soon!

Keren xx

May 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm 6 comments

Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 4

Hello! Nearly at release day!

Today I’m showing the ‘We Go Together’ set.

This is such a fun set! I decided to go ‘designer’ with the pink gin! Not that I drink it- ( I don’t like alcohol – but that’s another story!) so knew this would be a cute pairing!

I’ve added the little hearts on acetate strips with some Nuvo Glitter drops over the top.

There are some other cute pairings that you’ll love too!

Do pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog

Then see what

Michelle

and Lisa have.

It’s Release Day tomorrow! Which sets have you got your eye on?

xx

April 30, 2018 at 8:30 am 5 comments

Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 3

Hello!! Happy Saturday!

I hope you’re having a lovely day.

I said I’d be doing another version of Perfect Peonies- here’s a watercoloured version.

I firstly stamped onto a sticky note, trimmed out and masked the first stamped image, stamp at an angle and then start to colour with AquaFlows.

Once I’d finished watercolouring, I added some detailing using my Prismacolors and then flicked some watered down AquaFlow colour. Add your stamped sentiment from the ‘Scrumptious Thankyou’ set.

I love this beautiful set and have a sneaky feeling you’ll love it too!

Back tomorrow for a fun look at another set!

In the meantime, visit Clearly Besotted’s blog,

Michelle

Lisa.

See you tomorrow!

Keren x

April 29, 2018 at 8:30 am 10 comments

Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 2

Hey! How are you?

Thanks for popping back .

I hope you’ve had a good look at some of the inspiring creations from the team.

Today and tomorrow I’m focusing on the same set- and doing two different takes.

Today I’m using a faux bleached effect with acrylic paints.

Using a white Snowflake Fresco paint , by adding water and taking it more transparent means it gives a bleached look and is really striking on the blue.

It’s amazing how one small stamp, stamped several times over, fills the panel. I adore this stamp set, which is perfectly titled ‘Perfect Peonies’ and can see it being used again and again.

Do pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog

And then onto

Lisa

Michelle

Pop tomorrow for a completely different look!!

Love,

Keren x

April 28, 2018 at 8:30 am 13 comments

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