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Clearly Besotted August Release- Part 4

Hi there!

Welcome to any of you who are new here. It’s the final day (for the moment) for my projects using the latest Clearly Besotted August release.

This card is all about the Peacock using the perfectly titled Strut Your Stuff stamp set. When I saw these peacocks, I imagined one of them holding a balancing pole and walking confidently over the city skyline on a rope wire.


I’ve used the Scene It set to create the backdrop- loosely colouring it at the bottom and using alcohol markers to give some perspective.

Had I thought well enough about the whole scene, I’d have added the rope wire at an angle across the page. The horizontal line is too exact and doesn’t add depth to the picture.

The adorable guy was coloured in Prismacolors and I cut into his hands with a craft knife and slotted the pole into them. The sentiment was spot on for the scene and he looks proud as a peacock (ahemm..) to be doing so well. His balance is perfect and with the right poise he’ll make it all the way over without falling off!

I do hope you’ve had a good look at the new sets here and have had a little inspiration from the lovely Design Team plus Stephanie & Jenny.

I’ve loved creating with the sets; these stamps always give me the craziest ideas!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week!

Keren xx

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August 4, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted August Release-Part 3

Hello again! 

I’ve really enjoyed hearing across social media how much you’re loving the sets. We’ve done ‘garden’ and floral and today is…mischief!

Having a little cat myself, I know what sorts of trouble they can get themselves in, and this little kitty is no exception. The set is called Fluffy Furball. It’s another smaller set but with 3 main images plus sentiments means the images are still a great size.  

I seem to rarely do CAS, and I pictured the little fella knocking over a vase. Not having a vase or bowl, I turned to the Simply Succulent set which usefully has a bowl and used that instead. I’ve coloured him in with Nuvo Aquaflow, which I’ve already told you are fabulous. He really does look like he’s sorry…after the fact though!! 

My second daft scene incorporates two of the kitties and one annoying the other by teasing her with a toy mouse. I’m not sure whether she’s scared or exasperated, but either way, it made me smile creating it. 

The door card was simply made by just adding 4 rectangles to give the illusion of a door. A brad for the handle and pop the little cats on afterwards. The cats were coloured with alcohol markers ( in case you’re wondering!) 

Really simple! 

I do hope you’ve enjoyed the feline fun and call back tomorrow for the final day ( consecutive at least- I’ll be creating some more projects shortly!) and this time a plucky little peacock trying to balance everything! 

See you soon!

Keren xx

August 3, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted August Release-Part 2

Hi! Welcome back to a few more projects using the new Clearly Besotted August release. People are enjoying having quarterly releases- it’s a bit more relaxed and gives you more time to play with what you have!

Today I’m using Make A Wish- a really gorgeous set.

I’ve simply water-coloured them with Gansai Tambi watercolours and added detailing with Prismacolors and a white gel pen. Fussy cut out and add to a blank with the sentiment stamped onto Matt Dura-lar. Such a beautiful image.

Just For You is a gorgeous floral set- and I love the contemporary vibe. I am showing you a dud, however. It’s not my favourite project at all and a bit boring but I wanted to include it so you could see the stamped in the flesh. Just don’t do what I’ve done with it; give it a bit of character and soul!I’ve added colour using Tonic Nuvo Aquaflow markers- which are wonderfully colour saturated pens. They are easy use and are wonderful watercolours or can used straight from the pen as they have a soft and fine nib.
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So- dud and all. The sets are very lovely. Do go and visit Clearly Besotted’s blog if you want an overview of all of the sets and pop over to the shop to see what is on offer this release.

What have been your favourites and which ones are on your wish list?

See you tomorrow with some cuties of the furred variety!

Keren xx

August 2, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Fluffy Flamingoes Red Carpet Event

Hi again. I’ve been playing with more Clearly Besotted stamps from their new release.

This time; Fluffy Flamingoes

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I had a vision of the bunch of birds flocking (haha!) to a film premiere and of course they needed a glamorous scene. The stars and flashes are from the Abracadabra set I showcased yesterday.

In a recent massive clearout in my craftroom, I found some red flocked paper which seemed more than suitable for the red carpet. Just add some railings and glittery flamingoes and you’re done.

I’ve coloured them in with alcohol markers and added some glitter. I’ve used Nuvo glitter markers for the metal poles.

Hope you have time to take a look at the new stamps; there’s bound to be a set you’ll fall in love with!

See you soon

xx

June 6, 2017 at 11:37 am 5 comments

Abracadabra Chipmunk! 

Good morning! I’m popping in today to share an interactive card using the new ‘Abracadabra‘ set from Clearly Besotted

I thought it would be fun having the magician coming out of the hat rather than the usual magic trick! This little chipmunk has a star act for sure! 

To create it- first stamp and colour and sketch out a hat large enough to fit the chipmunk impresario. 
After I created it, the little guy does stick a little so the next kind I create, I’d cut away the back part of the hat and colour it straight onto the cardstock so there’s nothing to catch. 
Colour in, cut a channel for the little foam pad or as I used, a MFT Slider replenishment 


Draw with pencil the back of the hat so you know where to colour black .

Then just put it all together and add foam pads to the edges of the hat and then glue the back top of the hat straight to the base. 

Then just pop the little guy up! 


I’ve added tiny stars from the set and the frame is a die set from Winnie and Walter.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this slider card. Do go and see what other new releases are in store! 

See you soon with some red carpet flamingoes! 

x

June 5, 2017 at 10:33 am 5 comments

A little more Clearly Besotted!

Hi there! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Here’s another post with some more Clearly Besotted ideas. With not having monthly releases like there used to be, hopefully the pared back schedule will make it easier all round plus you will get to enjoy the sets at a more leisurely pace!

The French and poodle set aptly named ‘Poodle Around’ is gorgeous and great for girls / dog lovers or Francophiles. The poodles are really cute and are in a wealth of poses. I’ve made it into a mini card/gift tag. The Eiffel Tower is stamped onto acetate and trimmed out and adhered onto the tag. I liked the way it straddled two colours. Love this set!

Coffee fans will go beans (ok, nuts) over this set’; Warm Solutions IV. It’s a mini set- but I love how you can add different cup jackets and I’ve hung them like a window dressing display.


See the background? That’s the Scene It I talked about yesterday- it’s supposed to be giving the ideas of looking out into the street. I’m going to get lots of mileage from this useful background set.


I’d love to know which of the sets so far have been your favourite. Next up to create with is the Fluffy Flamingos and Garden Gnomes sets- but you’ll have to keep an eye out for those; coming soon!

Hope you’re having a superb weekend, and I’ll catch you soon!

Keren xx

 

May 7, 2017 at 10:38 am 6 comments

Clearly Besotted Release Day 2

Whilst the whole release is already available ( Clearly Besotted is mixing things up a bit), I thought I’d show you another two sets; Cha Cha Cha with Scene It

I will probably shock you when I say that I’ve never seen Dirty Dancing, but know enough about it to mix up two of the most iconic scenes in this card. They’re obviously wearing the dance gear in the famous dance but are doing the ‘water practising’ bit.

Yes, I know that their expensive dancing clothes are now extremely wet and unlikely to dry out in time- but these pigs are living on the edge!!

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The Scene It set is perfect for using with your previous Clearly Besotted sets (and all the ones you’re going to ignore your bank balance over in purchasing). This is probably (well almost) my favourite set. Such a lot of fun!

The dancing pigs are perfect for lots of occasions.


The glitter ball is indeed glittery! Some adhesive glitter paper stamped over with Stazon. The add on images make creating this card really easy. No masking needed- just adhere the lit up part onto your card, add the glitter ball and the pigs and then you’re done!

Do go and visit the Clearly Besotted blog for more inspiration. The way the releases are happening are a little different this time. You’ll find that the Design Team will just release projects and inspiration throughout the days and weeks coming. Do follow us on Instagram or Facebook plus obviously we’ll keep our blogs updated.

I have another post tomorrow, so do pop back to see a little more Clearly Besotted!

See you soon,

(and happy shopping!)

xx

May 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

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