Wednesday, August 4

Tutorial - Masking


A great way to build a scene with traditional stamps is to use masking, a technique that involves covering a part of the image to prevent ink or other mediums from being laid down in particular areas. In the example below, I stamped the first sheep and then placed a mask over the top of the image so that I could add the two sheep in the background. Let me show you how...


Firstly, stamp the image that's going to be at the front or foreground of your scene. In my case, it's the little sheep who is laying down. Stamp the same image on a post it note or piece of adhesive masking paper and then fussy cut.


Unlike traditional fussy cutting where you want to retain the outline, when creating a mask you actually want to cut away the outer most line. This will allow you to stamp right up against the image without leaving a little white gap. As you can see in the photo below, I have trimmed away the stamped outline on my yellow mask.


Place the mask over the stamped image and then add the additional stamps in the background.


Remove the mask and you will have all three images layered perfectly and ready to colour. You can keep the mask and use it again for another project. It should last through quite a few uses providing it doesn't become too wet or damaged, and if you find the adhesive no longer sticks, you can simply refresh it with some repositionable glue.


Stamps:

Monday, August 2

July Winners

Congratulations to the July Challenge Winners!
Yvonne G., Mel C. and Gail Hutchinson
You are the randomly chosen winners of last month's challenge.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $20.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Sunday, August 1

New Releases


This month's new additions have arrived in store!

Proteas are unique and beautiful Australian flowers that come in several colours from the bright red shown in the images below, to shades of cream and white. As with the majority of Beccy's Place digital stamps, the set comes with both black and white line drawings as well as full colour images for quick crafting.

Proteas
digital stamps


Looking for something cute and cuddly with just enough sass to be interesting? These may be the ladies you've been waiting for... "Warm and Woolly" is available as a digital set or in clear stamp format with matching cutting dies.

Warm and Woolly
digital stamps

Warm and Woolly
clear stamps

Warm and Woolly
cutting dies

August Challenge

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of August 2021 (AEST).


To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenges, and this month it's a flip-a-coin challenge! As always, keep in mind that the additional challenge is just an optional extra.

PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of August 2021 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.
  • You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish.
  • At the end of the month three winners will be chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

Friday, July 30

Encore Set - Seasonal Windows


We're playing with one of our old favourites this month - the Seasonal Windows set. It's a digital set that features one window through the four seasons of the year along with a collection of mix and match sentiments. Anesha, Judy and Karin have created some wonderful new projects to inspire you to bring out this wonderful old set.

Seasonal Windows
digital stamps

Thursday, July 29


Selected, retired digital stamps at an incredibly low price for just 48 hours.
No rainchecks. No repeats.

Ellie
digital stamps

Tuesday, July 27

You're A Treat

I love the look on this little bear's face, it looks as though she's been caught in the act of doing something she shouldn't... like eating all the berries on the bush! 


Stamps:

Saturday, July 24

A Lifetime of Love

A simple wedding card created with two merged images from the new Happy Couple set of digital stamps. I opened both images in MSWord, pushed them together and printed them in colour. After fussy cutting the bride and groom, I layered them on a piece of embossed card stock surrounded by a fancy die cut oval.


Stamps:

Thursday, July 22

A Lifetime of Love


This beautiful card was created by Anesha using the Happy Couple set of digital stamps. She has kept the colour scheme almost neutral with whites and gold for a truly elegant look.


Head over to Anesha's personal blog for more inspiration:
Anesha's Blog

Tuesday, July 20

Delicious Icecream

"Eat More Icecream"
What more do I need to say?


Stamps:

Sunday, July 18

Karin's Creations


Today, Karin is sharing two pretty wedding cards that she created with the new Happy Couple set of digital stamps. Both cards feature lots of elegant paper as well as lovely embellishments and pastel coloured card stocks.


For more of Karin's work, visit her personal blog:

Friday, July 16

Judy's Wedding Cards


These beautiful cards were created by Judy, using the new Happy Couple set of digital stamps. She has included some elegant die cuts, little pearls and glitter paper to embellish her gorgeous projects.


You can find more of Judy's work on her personal blog: