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Monday, 26 June 2017

Mackintosh by Zoe

Good morning one and all, I hope you've enjoying the beautiful summer weather.
Did you manage to catch our fab Lesley on Hochanda? Well here are some of my samples from the Mackintosh inspired stamp show.

A Greyboard Tag I Gesso'd first and used Distress Oxides which were put onto craft mat, spritzed with water and picked up, tip; Oxides don't like Gesso, it took loads of layers and loads of drying, but I liked the effect eventually! I stamped the image twice turning the tag upside down to get this interesting circular shape and coloured using Distress inkpads, I added some Frantage and a Gilding wax to finish off.

Heat embossed onto watercolour card and masked the bride then washed over with watercolour inks, once dry I removed the Drawing Gum and coloured using the same inks, I stamped and embossed the image twice and fussy cut the flowers to decoupage. To make the "Wedding Card" 

Spray inks for background, heat embossed in black 3 times and coloured with Watercolour Markers, cut out and mounted onto black card.


I hope you like my cards? I had so much fun creating them, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Mackintosh pt 2 by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my second post this month featuring the wonderful Mackintosh inspired stamps that were on Hochanda recently.

My first was wrinkle free Distress technique on background and I used the rosebuds to tone on tone stamp for texture, the image was coloured using Inktense pencils.

This card I inked using the Ombré effect with 3 shades of pink, I used text and rosebuds to create texture, the image was coloured using Watercolour markers.


A Papermache box which I painted with Chalk paints, heat embossed the images and painted with chalk paints, to finish I used UTEE on the lid the get a tile effect.



I hope you like my creations, please pop back and check out all the fab projects. Have a great day xx Zoe xx 

Beautiful Butterfly (by Asha)

Hello, friends. Here's one last butterfly project from me. This time I've made a notecard featuring a gorgeous butterfly from the Patchwork Butterfly A4 sheet. It's a simple card, not time-consuming and perfect to accompany a gift for a special person. The finished project measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

I stamped the butterfly on the edge of the card, coloured him with Polychromos and cut around his wing. And every butterfly deserves a garden, so I stencilled one for him. The sentiment is from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle A5 sheet.

As always, I have details of the tools and products used on my blog. Thank you for stopping by and drop in soon for more designs by the team.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

butterfly trees (by Veronica)

 Both these cards have brusho backgrounds, and the tree stamp is from the woodland design a tree plate, stamped in grey versafine ink.

I used a mix of stanps from butterfly blush and various green inkpads to create the foliage of the tree for the first card,and stamps from just butterflies coloured with pencils.

The second card used just two of the stamps from butterfly blush, inked using a couple of old multicolour pigment ink pads. the sentiment is from words of inspiration.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Mica Butterflies (posted by Claire)

Good morning folks, Claire here with a card made using the beautiful Patchwork Butterfly stamp set and mica powders. I hadn't used mica powders for ages so I had a rummage in my craft room and got them out to have a play.
To make the background I've used black cardstock and stamped the beautiful swirls with versamark before dusting with mica powders. I stamped the pretty scene and the large butterflies on to black glossy card with versamark and again dusted over with mica powders to give a rainbow effect.

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to keep popping back as my teamies have got lots of inspiration for you
Claire xx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blue Butterflies (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a canvas to share with you today, using some of the products from last month's Kaleidoscope of Butterflies TV Shows on Hochanda.

I took a small canvas, and added a couple of die cut corners. Using the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Mask, I scraped some texture paste through one of the butterfly shapes several times, creating a flurry of butterflies up the canvas. Once the paste was dry, I painted the canvas with acrylic paint, and added some highlights to the textured butterflies and die cut corners with gilding wax.

I stamped and embossed two butterflies from the Just Butterflies stamp set onto a piece of patterned paper, and cut them out, before adhering them to the canvas. I added a sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Butterflies by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my final post this month featuring the most unique Butterfly stamps around, they were recently on Hochanda too.

My first card I masked the edges and just stamped with various shades of orange and over stamped just one as a "spotlight"

I used a Bookmark die to create a panel, I used torn paper and a circle stencil with Pan Pastels to create my scene.

Large grey board tag which I painted and inked through a stencil, I blobbed on some texture Paste which I'd coloured with paint and allowed it to form a skin then inked up my stamp and stamped into the paste, I used Gilding wax to highlight the textures, I coloured the ribbon with spray inks to match.

Grey Board again which I painted with chalk paints, the Fairy houses are from the website which I painted and stamped with elements from the set.

I masked the edges and used a low tack tape to adhere the masks and sprayed using a mica inks, a diecut banner, I stamped and fussy cut the tiny butterflies.


I hope you like you like my creations, I certainly loved creating them. Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pretty Sunflowers (by Rachel)

Hello everyone, here is another project from our Giest Design Team member Rachel Fisher. She has created a sunny card for your inspiration today.

Rachel writes:

To make the card,  I first created an A4 background using Distress Inks in the following colours: Peeled Paint, Worm Lipstick, and Broken China. I smooshed them on a craft sheet, added water, and dipped the paper in. I created lots of layers in this way and repeated until happy. I cut a piece of the background to size and then stamped in the same inks using the Rustic Fragments stamp set. On another piece of the background, I stamped some flowers and leaves from the Sunny Sunflowers stamp set. I fussy cut them and aranged them on the background card. Finally I added the sentiment.

Rachel will be back with another project next week.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Amazing day (by Brenda)

Good morning Peeps, today I would like to share some more Butterflies with you and judging by how quickly they sold out on Hochanda you love them as much as I do.

For the above card I stamped one of the Butterflies from the Just Butterflies stamp set six times using Black Versafine onto some yellow DP and cut them all out. Using an A5 white card blank I added a piece of the same paper which I matted onto black before fixing onto the base card.

Next I used a mannequin die and cut from black cardstock and mounted onto the card base at an angle and then fixed five of the Butterflies to create a skirt and added a yellow tripe bow at the waist. The sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle is stamped with the same black ink onto white card, matted onto black and fixed to the card with foam pads. I added the sixth Butterfly to the card and used small black pearls down the thorax of all the Butterflies and wire antenna to the single one.

For my second card I stamped the large Butterfly from the Patchwork Butterfly set slightly off the page using Versamark and heat embossing with Detail Gold and Ruby Embossing Powders. I sprinkled some aged Spice Frantage around the image and heated and finally stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Poppies set again using Versamark and Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

For my final card I used Distress Inks Broken China, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint to colour a piece of card, cut a panel and then randomly stamped the flourishes from the Patchwork Butterfly set using Versamark and Detail Gold Embossing Powder. Using the remainder of the inked piece of card I stamped three Butterflies from the Just Butterflies set and cut them out. The sentiment is from the Words of Love set stamped in Coffee Archival Ink, the Butterflies placed into position with wire antenna added and Liquid Pearls down the thorax and trail.

I hope you all have a lovely sunny day and my thanks for your visit today.