Monday, May 17

Carla's Flowers


The new Just Add Flowers set of digital stamps is filled with different containers, bottles and jugs that are perfect for arranging stamped, or in Carla's case, die cut, flowers and foliage to make pretty cards and papercraft projects.


Carla has used the jar image to make a fantastic shaker card filled with little flower sequins in coordinating colours.


Saturday, May 15

Everything Papercraft - Jewels


Most card makers and scrapbookers know all about jewels! Often called “bling”, they add sparkle and interest to paper craft projects and can usually be purchased at a reasonable price. The jewels used in paper crafts are generally manufactured from acrylic, but you can also purchase glass or even quartz rhinestones from some specialty stores.

The original rhinestones were rock crystals found on the shores of the Rhine River in Austria, hence their name. But as they became depleted, resourceful jewellers developed techniques to duplicate the look of the original stones. Nowadays we can purchase paper crafting jewels that are self-adhesive and acid free. We can even find words and beautifully swirly shapes that have been picked out in jewels ready to add to our projects.

Friday, May 14

Jackie and Friends


The whole herd has arrived at Jackie's place for a fun and quirky photo opportunity!


Jackie created two great cards using the images and sentiment from the new Funny Farm set of digital stamps. She coloured the horse on her first card in soft shades of brown and yellow pencil, which are a great contrast for the pink ears and nose.


Her second card has the whole herd printed twice and shuffled around so that it looks like the entire farm is watching from behind the barn walls. Too cute!!


Wednesday, May 12

Hot Tip Tuesday

 
Reducing Your Stash I
Stash Diving
Over-accumulation is a common thread in chat rooms and blogs and seems to afflict the majority of paper crafters - and no doubt many other creative people too. We certainly love our "stuff" and often over-indulge to the detriment of our storage, organisation and wallets. Today I want to share a really simple and fun tip for helping to work through some of your items... it's a process I call "stash diving"!

Reach in to one of your many boxes or bags and draw something out. Your challenge is to use as much of the item as you can on your next project (or maybe multiple projects depending on how much you have!) Although it won't make a huge dent in your stash, it will definitely get you started.

Monday, May 10

Born To Be Wild


Anesha is sharing her fun and fabulous cards using the new Funny Farm set of stamps. She has created three cards, each featuring a different image and sentiment from the set. The horse and pig are coloured in traditional colours, but the cow is rocking an awesome purple dye job!




Head over to Anesha's Blog to see more of her work:

Saturday, May 8

Embossed With Flowers


The images from the Just Add Flowers set of digital stamps are ideal to use in conjunction with any clear floral stamps you may have in your collection. I've created four cards using the printed digital images with heat embossed florals over the top. For those who are interested, you can click the link below to watch a short video of the technique.


Click the link below to head over to the Beccy's Place YouTube channel:

Stamps:

Thursday, May 6

Carla's Funny Farm


Carla has created two fabulous cards using the new Funny Farm set of digital stamps. Her first project is a slimline card featuring all three animals from the set, framed in the old-style polaroid photo surrounds. She's added some foliage and a die cut sentiment to finish her fun card!


The second card has a lift up window that reveals one handsome young pig! Don't you just love the speech bubbles she added?! Carla used wood-look patterned paper on the card front, which makes it look like the pig is looking out through an old barn or pig pen.


You can see more of Carla's work over on her blog:

Tuesday, May 4

Just Add Cheer


I love adding little additions to stamped or printed images so they can be used for occasions other than the original intention. My favourite changes are Christmas related, such as adding a string of colourful lights, some holly, or in this case, a fuzzy Santa hat. It's a wonderful way to create one-of-a-kind projects and an easy way to get more value from your stamps.


I started by colouring the image with markers.

The next step is to sketch the changes you want to make.
Use a nice soft pencil that can be easily erased.

Trace over the pencil with a pen. Take care to choose a pen that
won't react with the medium you're using to colour. Since I'm using
alcohol based markers, I chose a water-based pen.

Colour the hat. I'm not worried that the top of the pig's head is visible
as I'm going to be adding an opaque medium to the "fur" that will
block that part of the image. You could use some paint or even fussy
cut a little piece of white paper to fill that area.

I applied white puff paint and heated with a heat tool for a great 3D look!
As you can see, it has also covered the top of the head and the pen lines.


Stamps:

Sunday, May 2

April Winners

Congratulations to the March Challenge Winners!
Suze, Swissie and Sarah W.
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.

Saturday, May 1

New Releases

We have a huge release lined up for this month, including clear stamps, cutting dies and two new digital sets! You can find them all in our online store now.

Funny Farm
clear stamps


Funny Farm
cutting dies
Available in Store Now


Funny Farm
digital stamps


Just Add Flowers
digital stamps

May 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 May 2021 (AEST).


To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenges, and this month we have a sketch to play with. Feel free to twist, turn, stretch or flip it... whatever gives you the most inspiration! 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 May 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.