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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Mermaid Queen Birthday Card (by Rachel)

Hello everyone, today sees the final visit this month from our regular Guest Design Team member Rachel Fisher. She has created a beautiful Birthday card for her Mum, using stamps with an underwater theme.

To make her card, Rachel stamped the main image from the Mermaid Queen stamp set, and masked the image. She then added images from the same set and the Seadragon stamp set to complete the scene. The background is coloured with Distress Inks, and she has painted the images using Distress Inks and a water brush.

Thank you Rachel for sharing your lovely card with us. 

Rachel will be back to inspire us with more projects in a few months' time. You can visit her blog to see more of her work. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Butterfly Fold Back (by Anne)

Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently.

How to make it:
  1. Make a vertical score line half way across the card front and fold back.
  2. Open the card out flat and stamp the swirls around the edges with Versamark ink to frame. Use a gridded acrylic block to help align the stamp with the card edges. Also stamp the verse and small butterfly. Heat emboss with the pearl blue powder. Colour the butterfly with sparkle pen and add glitter glue dots for added sparkle.
  3. Stamp the large butterfly onto white card with Versafine. Using watercolour pens directly onto the stamp, colour the lightly spritz with water and overstamp onto the black image. This will give a watercolour effect. Add more colour with the sparkle pens. Cut out and glue to the edge of the card fold back. To make it neater you could paint the back of the white card with black acrylic.
  4. Finish with more stickles and add some Glossy Accents to some areas of the butterfly detail.

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