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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Quick Gelli Print Cards (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a couple of cards to share using the stamps featured on last month's TV shows on Hochanda. Both cards follow the same basic recipe, but with a few tweaks here and there, I have created two very different cards, one for a male and one for a female recipient.

If you have a spare afternoon, create a few gelli print backgrounds, or rummage through some of the backgrounds that you have already made to see if you have something suitable for this project. I simply used a brayer to apply two colours of Distress Ink to the gelli plate, then stamped a dotty tool over the top to get the background effect before pulling the prints. You could press bubble wrap onto the gelli plate for a similar effect.

For my first card, I stamped and embossed a couple of cog images from the Punky Flowers stamp plate along the bottom of the background, using gold embossing powder. I stamped an image from Steampunk Funky Fish and added a sentiment from Punky Expressions, using Archival Ink. I coloured the images using Koh-I-Noor watercolour pencils. Finally, I edged the background with blue Distress Ink.

For my second card, I created the background in exactly the same way, and then stamped an image from Punky Flowers using Archival Ink. I masked the flowers and stamped the image again a few times using Versafine Clair in a toning orange colour. I added a sentiment from Punky Expressions, and coloured the images with pencils as before. Before I attached my background to the card, I edged it with pink Distress Ink.

Punky Expressions is a very versatile stamp set, with words for lots of different occasions. These cards will be great for lots of different purposes, and can be sent to cheer someone up, just because, or for a particular reason. I hope that you will be inspired by my projects and try the ideas out for yourselves.

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Strut your punky stuff part 2 by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my final post this month featuring these fabulous funky punky stamps.

I’ve used a variety of mediums, Stencils and techniques on my samples, some backgrounds I had in my stash already.
I hope you like them?

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, and have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Imagination meets reality by Brenda

I'm here with some more Steampunk inspiration starting above with a triptych style creation using the birds from Steampunk Birds, all stamped onto an Distress Oxide background with some stencilling added. The birds have been coloured with pencils and some cogs added around the edges using stamps from Punky Romance.

A small shoal of fish here along with a pink Octopus - well it is fantasy! An Oxide background, stenciling and repeat stamping across the bottom using stamps from Steampunk Sea World and the fishes are all from Steampunk Funky Fish along with a sentiment from Punky Expressions.

My favourite Cockerel again from Steampunk Birds, this time stamped onto a piece of inked artboard and then covered with three coats of UTEE. The base layer has been stamped with several images from Steampunk Sea World and Timeless and a focal element mounted onto a piece of corrugated.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Sailing Underwater Steampunk Style (by Pat)

Hello everyone, here is the second post this month from our Guest Design Team member Pat. She has created a fabulous steampunk themed card, great for those men in your life. 

Pat writes:

Hi everyone, I'm back with my second post for this month and I decided on something more masculine this time, although it doesn't necessarily have to be. I have used the Steampunk Sea World set of stamps, a sentiment from the Punky Expressions set, brown and blue permanent inks, clear gloss embossing powder, brushos in turquoise and orange on stencilled background, Distress Inks using a brown, orange and a blue for everything else, a waterbrush, a blending tool, and a stitched circle die.

I started by stamping the sailing ship using brown permanent ink and heat embossed with the clear embossing powder. I masked it to add the stencilled background using the brushos shaken sparingly on to the stencil itself and spritzed with water before pressing it on to the card. The colours have combined to make a pretty green, but as you can see with touches of orange remaining. I watercoloured the ship and added the blended blue over the background fading it towards the centre.

I then made a background using two more of the stamps from the same set again using brown permanent ink and clear heat embossed, then watercoloured with the brown. I finished by blending the same blue over the background making it darker around the edges and added a sentiment from the Punky Expressions set using the blue permanent ink which I clear heat embossed.

Thank you for joining me today and I will be back again next week with my last post.

Best Wishes,


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Splendid! (by Sandra)

I am here today to share my second post with cards made from the December show on Hochanda.

All the cards are made with stamps from Steampunk Birds, Punky Expressions and  Punky Flowers

A couple of CAS card using the paddle duck and rooster. I coloured them with alcohol pens. I love the sentiments!

Next, I stamped some of the quirky flowers and coloured with Distress Markers.

And finally the adorable owl. I coloured with Distress Inks on a Brushos background.

Thanks for looking
Sandra x

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Use Your Imagination (by Julie)

Hello, today I have three cards to show you, starting with my quirky Punky Flowers card.

I stamped the images first, using Onyx Black Versafine ink and coloured them with polychromus pencils. I then added the sentiment from Punky Expressions to look like it was being announced by the flower, before colouring the background with Distress and spray inks.

My second card is stamped with Steampunk Birds. I stamped the duck image in the centre of the card and coloured with polychromos pencils. The background is a mixture of Distress and spray ink. Once the spray ink was dry I stamped the sentiment from Punky Expressions and then sponged on white acrylic paint around the water and duck image.

My third and final card has been stamped with Punky Flowers. The central image is made up from the different sized flower heads in the set and the layered look has been created with copy paper masks. I stamped the flowers onto spare copy paper and cut them out so that they could be placed over the corresponding image so the flower behind could be stamped without creating overlapping lines. 
The sentiment is from Punky Expressions and the background is watercolour.

Thanks for stopping by.
Please call back soon for more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Punky flowers, fish and birds by Rachel

Hello there. Rachel here again with a few more samples from the December shows.

In this first one I used an image from the Punky flowers sheet and teamed it with a sentiment from the punky expressions sheet. The flowers were coloured with water colour pencils.

In this one the background was created by brayering ink on a round gelli plate and printing it. Then I added a punky flowers image and coloured it with pencils before adding a sentiment from the punky expressions sheet.

This one has a brushos background tht I stamped the bird over - I then coloured it in using inks then painted the water before finally adding punky expression sentiment.

My canvas was a bit of a labour of love - the background was done mainly using foam and my fingers with acrylic paints from various sources! Once dry I added the funky fish and steam punk sea world stamps that I had stamped, coloured and fussy cut. I added them and overpainted using a gloss medium. 

Finally my free standing piece - for this I used the funky fish and some punky flowers on a monolith - both images were coloured using acrylic paint.

I hope this has given you more ideas as to how to use your stamps!

Rachel xx