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Clearly Besotted Release Day!

Today is the day; the day when you can get your hands on these sets!

Which sets do you have your eye on? I’m showing you a really pretty and very summery set called ‘Sweet Berries’. It has an accompanying die set available with it too.

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Before you think I’ve just laid out a random collection of cardstock- they all are attached to an acetate base! I do like colouring, but sometimes there isn’t time, and you need a speedy solution! Well, this is it! Some multi coloured inking that overlaps to make a patterned cardstock. I plumped for the raspberries as they’re one of my favourite fruits.

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Whilst I fear that our British summer has actually come and gone (haha), I can at least forward to raspberries, strawberries, Eton Mess, Pavlova, meringues, strawberries and cream and the rest!!

Today you can get the sets from the Clearly Besotted store and Simon Says Stamp from 8pm BST.

What a great release don’t you think? I’ve loved all these sets and wonder which ones will sell out first?

See you soon!

Keren x

 

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July 1, 2018 at 9:00 am 2 comments

Clearly Besotted July Release Day 4 Teasers

Thankyou for popping by to my blog again. If you’re only visiting for the first time today, I’m showcasing some sneak peeks of the Clearly Besotted July Release. Today’s stamp set is Wild Times- and these monkeys are definitely having just that!

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If you remember me mentioning a few days that I’d be using the Cute Koala tiny leaves again; here it is! I drew some feint pencil lines mimicking low hanging forest vegetation and then stamped the leaves randomly along those lines. Once that was done, I simply drew in any visible pencil lines with a Rystar Technic fineliner (0.1).

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I stamped the monkeys in slightly different colours so it didn’t look all the same and then mounted them on foam pads and to make them look like their tails were actually hanging from the branches, I added another leaf over the top.

Adding some Woodland Green Nuvo drops added a little texture and I left a large portion blank intentionally. You could add your sentiment anywhere, but I’m leaving it blank so I’m all ready whenever I need a card for any occasion!

This set has matching dies, which are always useful! I fussy cut mine, but then you knew I love doing that already!

The inspiration isn’t over yet; do visit the Clearly Besotted Blog plus the lovely Lisa and Michelle too!

See you tomorrow for Release Day and a last peek!

Keren x

June 30, 2018 at 8:00 am 5 comments

Clearly Besotted July Teasers Day 3

Hello ! Great to see you again with the 3rd day of teasers for July’s release from Clearly Besotted stamps. Clearly Besotted are well loved for their floral stamps and this one is no exception. It”s called Hydrangea Harmony and is a 2-step image that looks great in a variety of colours.

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As I was creating this card, I happened to go to a park where there were so many gorgeous hydrangeas- EDITED…these aren’t hydrangeas…but they’re still very gorgeous 😉!

To create this card I simple attached a semicircle of acetate onto the top of the tall tent folded card. This gives an easy structure to attach your blooms but has a little stability too.

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There are individual flowers too to add depth to your design. It’s a really tranquil and beautiful set.

I finished off the card with some Nuvo drops to add movement to the design and the sentiment is from last month’s release; Brushed Sentiments 

I’ll see you tomorrow with some cute critters. Do visit the Clearly Besotted blog along with Michelle and Lisa’s blog!

Take care,

Keren x

June 29, 2018 at 8:00 am 5 comments

Clearly Besotted July Release Teasers Day 2

Hello again! Welcome to Day 2 of the Clearly Besotted Teasers. I know you’ve loved the sneaks so far.

Today I’ve got one of the mini sets called ‘Let’s Flamingo’. It’s a 2 step image set and I absolutely loved creating with this one. There are so many occasions you could use it for and it makes me feel all summery too!

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I stamped out the images in ink and then added detailing using Nuvo Alcohol markers and Prismacolors to simulate the feathers. Adding little dots lifts the images to make it look more of a scene without having to do lots of colouring! (a great cheat!!).

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I managed to get them intertwined slightly- the beaks are a separate stamp meaning you can change the direction which is great for changing their look and position.

I hope you love these little birds as much as me. I can see a whole flock of them, in different shades too!

Do pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog and visit Lisa & Michelle to see what they’ve cooked up too!

See you tomorrow, with another teaser,

Keren x

June 28, 2018 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted July Teasers Day 1

Hello blog friends and any new visitors! It’s lovely to be here with July’s Clearly Besotted teasers.

Today I’ve got a set to show you called Cute Koala. It’s a 3- step image set with 3 different bears. They’re really cute and fun to make a scene with. One of my favourite images from the set is the 2 mini leaves as there’s so much you can do with them. Look out for another scene coming up that uses these tiny leaves.

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You can see the two different ways I’ve done it- the two larger bears are created using the lightest colour ink first and then the darker brown and the black last.

I tried it the other way around to see how it worked; you can see with the tiny bear, he’s a different shade and that’s because I used the black first and then the other two colours. Those 2 layers have dulled the black a little but I like the almost fuzzy effect you get this way around!

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The set also has the bamboo-esque stalks and these can be stamped on top of each other to create longer stems. It’s really versatile. If you stamp them in un-koala colours, you’ll change the look completely.

The background was made quickly just by scribbling some Nuvo Aquaflow pen. The whole thing came together easily.

Do visit the Clearly Besotted Blog to see some gorgeous inspiration and don’t forget to stop by

Michelle Short

and Lisa

 

June 27, 2018 at 8:00 am 9 comments

Clearly Besotted June Release Day!

It’s here! Release Day!

I hope you’ve managed to pick your favourites! Which ones are you loving?

I’ve done a quick card for today using the Cooling Off set ( this is a mini set)

There’s nothing like an ice cream van on a hot and sunny day. Kids swarm around and the ’99’ is always a favourite with the super sweet raspberry sauce.

By creating a van shape and trimming out the windows and adding a partial acetate window, I could add the hippo server and his ice-lolly ( or lolly-ice depending on the continent you live in!) into it!

We sometimes have ice cream vans come up our road in the middle of winter, but I have a theory about that 😉. The set lends itself to creating fun scenes and I know you’ll all create amazing things with it!

The release is available at 8pm BST in the Clearly Besotted store and in Simon Says Stamp

I’d love to know which stamps are on your wish-list!

See you soon, and thanks so much for visiting today!

Keren x

June 1, 2018 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Clearly Besotted June Teasers Day 4

Hello again!

I’m glad you’re loving the new release – all will available tomorrow in the Clearly Besotted store and in Simon Says Stamp.

I’ve gone for the extremely cute ‘That’s Genius’ set today. It is a such a versatile set with sentient suitable for teachers, exams, congratulations or just encouragement.

I am a massive fan of reading- and particularly with encouraging kids to read. There is something wonderful about getting lost in a book-and whilst it’s rare to enjoy getting lost in books when you’re having to do it for revision- reading is still an amazing thing!

This little guy is reading on his tummy in a patterned paper teepee! Lots of kids have them in their bedrooms now. He’d look just at home reading at night, with a torch and a blended ink night sky- that’s my follow up card to be designed at some point!

You’re already loving the look of this set and I just know it’s going to be a favourite of this release! I’ve just coloured it in with Nuvo Alcohol markers and added a little pencil for his cheeks. The rest is just a simple triangle, scored, cut and folded! Easy for anyone to do!

Do carry on to the Clearly Besotted Blog ,

Lisa, Michelle and Anita and Lisa too!

I’ll be back briefly tomorrow on release day with a quick card so until then…

Keren x

May 31, 2018 at 8:00 am 5 comments

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