Thursday 5 May 2016

Clearly Besotted May Release - Mr and Mrs Hoot and A Class Act (Guest Designer!)

Hi there

Today's the last day of the Clearly Besotted teasers before these fantastic new stamp sets go on sale at the Clearly Besotted store at 10pm tonight!  If you've got your eye on some of these then don't delay as every month there are sell-outs...and fast!

I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Stephanie for inviting me to Guest Design once again, it's such an honour, and to the rest of the amazing Design Team for their lovely comments.

Ok, let's get to it.  Today I'm sharing the final two sets of this release - Mr and Mrs Hoot and A Class Act.

Mr & Mrs Hoot
This mini set has an adorable image of a bride and groom owl together with a swing and some lovely marriage themed sentiments.

I stamped the owls and then masked them before stamping the swing.  These were then coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I masked the whole design and cut some clouds from post-it notes to also used as masks, before blending the background to create the sky.  I wanted the scene to appear that they were swinging from a branch high in the sky.  I then adhered this behind a white cardstock panel which I had die cut to create a heart shaped aperture.  The panel was mounted on 3D foam and I then added some Wink of Stella to Mrs Hoot's veil and Glossy Accents on their eyes.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Mr & Mrs Hoot
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Cloud Trio; X-cut - Nested Hearts
  • Coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Glossy Accents

Challenge entry:

Daring Cardmakers - Wedding / Anniversary

A Class Act
This set features cute little animals with a school theme and sentiments for back to school and for teacher thanks.

Lots of masking involved for this card.  The cat, desk, chalkboard, owl teacher and even the little piece of paper are all separate stamps.  I masked these and then stamped the hardwood image across the scene to create the wooden floor.  Then I used the chalkboard technique on the teeny chalkboard!  I clear embossed the chalkboard onto black cardstock.  The 'abc' was handwritten with an embossing pen which I heat embossed in white and then gently swiped across it with white pigment ink before fussy cutting and adhering to the scene.  I used stitched rectangle dies to cut the scene and the kraft border before adhering to the base on 3D foam.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - A Class Act; Stampin' Up - Hardwood
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Versa Color - White; Whispers - Embossing Marker
  • Coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles
  • Kraft Cardstock: Neenah - Desert Storm
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entry:

Penny Black and More - May Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping

Thanks as always for visiting, I appreciate each and every one of you.


  1. Love the little classroom scene - perfect for end of school year. Have enjoyed seeing all your makes this month and hope to see you guest designing again soon! Xx

  2. Aww, these are so sweet, Anita. Thank you so much for joining us this month, you have been amazing! xx

  3. I love your scenes. The sky is a great idea for the backdrop and love the classroom with the wooden floor. All that masking was definitely worth it!

  4. Meant to say- have enjoyed visiting your blog too. It's been great seeing your designs.

  5. EEEK! Love both of your cards Anita! The owls eye done with the Glossy Accents look great, really adds that extra something...I adore the Class Act card. Your colouring is fantastic BTW!

  6. Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot, Anita! Your cards are absolutely adorable, and your coloring really makes these images pop!

  7. These are just too darn cute....what a wonderful pair of adorable owls.

  8. Super cute cards Anita. I love the cute little owls with the googly eyes.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  9. Two more fabulous cards Anita, it's been so lovely having you on the team this month. xx

  10. Your cards are very cute. I especially like the owl couple with the perfect blue sky and white clouds background. Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers.

  11. Two such beautiful cards Anita,well done on the GD spot too 🙂Viv xx

  12. Adorable critters, Anita. Such cute cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

  13. Two fabulous and cute cards, with lovely images.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more May Challenge, good luck;-))m

  14. Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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