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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

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Sea Air - (by Magda)

it is still Winter, but I am waiting impatiently for the Summer and the holidays at the sea side, therefore I propose to you some projects that smell of sea air,  I created using Chocolate Baroque plate " Steampunk Sea World ".
The images are stamped with Archival Jet Black and the various colours of blue, green and brown of Distress Ink Pad for the backgrounds, allowed me to travel with my fantasy in the depths of the sea.

I hope you liked my posts, thanks for reading, xx

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Feeling Like Spring (by Pat)

Hello everyone, this month our Guest Design Team member Pat is joining us to inspire you with some creative projects. For her first appearance, she has made a lovely Spring themed card.

Pat writes:

Hi everyone, I'm so pleased to be back with my first of three guest posts for this month. I decided to make us feel as though Spring has arrived, even though it will be a couple of months or so before we feel that Spring is in the air. I am using the Spring Bird Crocus set, Texture Fragments, a small dot stamp from Freedom Flower, the graph stamp from Small Graph Paper and the sentiment from Spring Bird Tulip set. Also Distress Inks- three greens, a lilac, purple and two yellows, clear gloss embossing powder, a waterbrush, a blending tool, and permanent purple and white pearlescent ink.

I stamped the smaller crocus image and the little flower border four times onto a 4" square piece of white card using the purple permanent ink and heat embossed with clear gloss embossing powder. I coloured the flowers using a waterbrush and the Distress Inks mentioned above, and applied the dots around the edge using the purple and some white pearlescent ink. 

I then made the background using the same Distress Inks and stamped one of the Texture Fragment stamps, then the little dots, and finally the graph paper stamp. I also blended more of the purple around the edges. I finished with a sentiment stamped with the permanent ink and heat embossed again with the clear gloss embossing powder. I used a stitched tag die and the sentiment from the Spring Bird Tulip set, and then blended more of the lilac and purple Distress Inks around the edges.

That's all from me for now but I'll be back again next week.

Best Wishes,


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

punky flowers

 sharing some samples from last month's CB show on Hochanda - apologies for the poor photos, had to take them in a rush in rather poor light as the scanner refused to have anything to do with the computer after an upgrade, grrr.

Both using the same stamp from the
punky flowers sheet, just changing the size of the card by .5" magically gave me the square in the centre rather than a mess of stems that needed the circle sentiment!
I do use a stamping platform for these, makes it so much easier!
Edging on both cards using a marker pen, and images coloured with watercolour pencils.

This one has a distress ink background, just  to make a change from brusho, image stmaped in black versafine and coloured with pencils again

The box lid was triple embossed with copper EP, the large flower from the same set stamped into the EP while it was still hot

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Curios Adventures and Imagine What Lies Beneath by Penny

Goodly morning peeps, I hope you have all settled into the New Year by now.  I'm here today with my first DT post of 2020, and I'm delighted that it features some of my all time favourite CB Steampunk stamps!

Curiosity and Adventure.

For this mixed media piece I have used the beautiful stamps from the Steampunk Funky Fish, Steampunk Sea World and and Punky Expressions, metalic acrylic paints, Distress Inks and a variety of stencils from my stash.

I painted an MDF panel with a coat of white gesso then a coat of blue chalk acrylic.  I then used several stencils and different colours of Distress Inks to create a layered background.  When everything was dry I took some gold Soft Form Paste and added it through a stencil along the bottom for texture and the sea bed.    

I stamped and embossed the fish, sea creatures and two machines onto black card, painted them and cut them out.  I coloured them with metalic paints because they suit the Steampunk, industrial aspect of the images.  Three of the images have 'sand' or 'sea bed' attached to them, so they went along the bottom of the panel attached with 3D glue gel.  After shaping the other images I attached those to the panel with 3D gel too.  I stamped and embossed some sentiments and attached them as before.  To complete this mixed media piece I punched a couple of holes on the top edge and added cord to hang it up with.

Imagine What Lies Beneath.

A card this time featuring stamps from the Steampunk Funky Fish, and Steampunk Sea World sets,
pearlescent spritzers, Distress Ink and an embossing folder from my stash.

I began by creating the background, I spritzed a piece of white card with pearlescent inks.  When it was dry I embossed the panel in a folder that I think expresses underwater currents.  I then matted the panel onto black card.  I took a white base card and stamped one of the larger images around the edges with DI, then attached the background panel.  

I stamped and embossed several fish and a sea creature onto black card, painted them with metalic paints and cut them out.  I shaped them and attached them to the card with 3D gel.  I then stamped and embossed a sentiment onto white card and attached it with 3D gel as before.

Thank you for popping by today, I hope these samples have tickled your crafty mojo a little!  I shall be back later in the month with some more crafty fun.

Until next time,

                             xx  Penny  xx

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Flying In To Land (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to share with you today, featuring stamps from last month's TV shows on Hochanda.

I love a bit of steampunk every now and then, and these sets are amongst my favourites. I have created a garden scene using flowers from the Punky Flowers stamp set, stamped onto tissue paper, coloured with pencils, and adhered to a painted canvas with matte medium. I then stamped the owl from Steampunk Birds onto a piece of drawing cartridge and attached the image with wet glue.

The sentiment is from Punky Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx

Friday, 10 January 2020

Strut your punky stuff by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and Happy New Year, I hope you all managed to keep well over the Christmas holidays.
So today I’m showcasing my samples that featured on Hochanda last month. Now I’m not a huge fan of Steampunk, but I have to say “I’ve loved these, they are so different and funky rather than punky lol”

So I felt the Stamps spoke for themselves and kept my samples mostly clean and simple. I went through a bit of a Greyscale fad I think?

Thank you so much for spending your time to leave a comment. 
Have a great day.
Zoe xxx