Author Archives: Becki

Wolves

CS170D Wolves

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Stag & Hare

CS169D Stag & Hare

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Trees

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Grizzly Bear

 CS163D Grizzly Bear

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Daffs & Bells

 CS162D Daffs & Bells

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Daffodil & Daisy

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CS160D Oliver Owl

CS160D Janie’s Collection – Oliver Owl

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CS122D Thinking of Ewe

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CS154D Irises

CS154D Irises

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CS157D Bluebell Wood

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Happy New Year!

Hi all,

We hope you have had a Great Christmas and here’s to a Happy and healthy 2017!

Just to let you all know the January Sale has started…

There’s a whole section with lots of goodies reduced!

On top of that we have 30% off clear stamps (excludes current Monthly Special) 

Sale ends Midnight 08/01/2017

Introducing January’s Monthly Special to start 2017!

CS159D Quackers

CS159D ‘Quackers’ Clear set contains 15 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin. The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet by Becki Mayes.

Only £8.99 and Free P&P for all of January!

Have a great New Year!

Becki and the Hobby Art Team 😀 

Funky Bird & Flower Set – December’s Monthly Special!

Me again!

Hi Everyone so the monthly specials are proving more and more popular each month.

We plan on bringing you more awesome designs into 2017.

Don’t forget you can sign up to these on repeat payments if you wish. That way they are dispatched automatically on your payment date. 

They are available in 3 months, 6 months or Yearly Subscriptions.

This is December’s Monthly Special 2016…

DMSFBFF Funky Bird & Flower Set

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted Funky Bird & Flower Set. It is December’s Monthly Special for 2016. Designed by Sharon Bennett. Both stamps are backed onto EZ-mount so will adhere to any acrylic block. Includes an A4 Project sheet by Jenny Mayes. Flowers 80mm x 110mm. Bird 85mm x 80mm

For those that don’t know about the Monthly Special let me fill you in…

On  the 1st of every Month we release a Monthly Special. This is either a clear stamp set or sometimes 2 foam stamps with a minimum value of £10.99

For that month only we offer it to you at only £8.99!

This includes free P&P and a A4 Project sheet. 

Once the month is over it reverts back to the RRP.

So, after the offer month, the DL Clear sets will be £10.99 and 2 Foams £11.90.

We want to give you, our regular customers, the chance to have something before it appears on the TV.

Our way of saying thank you for following us and liking what we do!

Update on Monthly Specials!

Hi All,

So it appears I haven’t been on here for a while with the Monthly Specials (Tut, Tut) I’m not quite sure where those last 4 months have gone. So I am going to crash update…

August’s Monthly Special…

CS145D Oak Tree

CS145D ‘Oak Tree’ Clear set contains 12 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin.

September’s Monthly Special…

CS146D In the Cornfield

CS146D ‘In the Cornfield’ Clear set contains 13 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin.

October’s Monthly Special…

CS151D Orchard

CS151D ‘Orchard’ Clear set contains 12 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin. The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet by Laura Williams.

November’s Monthly Special…

CS154D Irises

CS151D ‘Orchard’ Clear set contains 9 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin. The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet by Anna Flanders.

Ok so that’s a bit of an update and I will post December’s Monthly Special Separately.

Oak Tree

CS145D Oak Tree

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Country Gate

CS133D Country Gate

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Seasons

CS156D Seasons

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Feathers

CS155D Feathers

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Commemorative

CS075D Commemorative

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Animals

CS153D Animals

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On the Farm

CS152D On the Farm

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In the Cornfield

CS146D In the Cornfield

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Christmas Frosting

CS144D Christmas Frosting

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Speech Bubbles

CS149D Speech Bubbles

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Winter Bears

FMBEARS Winter Bears

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Wilfred & Wally

CS148D Wilfred & Wally

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Festive Jumpers

CS147D Festive Jumpers

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Busy Bees

 

Hi All, 

I’ve had quite a few requests for Busy Bees to go on the gallery. This is especially for Sarah Kallender who I promised these quite a while ago (I always get there eventually with reminders) Sorry for the delay and there will be more coming soon when they get their TV debut (so I will update then)

Thank you for your patience

Becki 😀 

CS142D Round Robins

CS142D Round Robins

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CS141D Poinsettia

CS141D Poinsettia

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CS140D Poles Apart

CS140D Poles Apart

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Hobby Art is Moving!

Hi All,

So we have some exciting news…
Hobby Art is on the move to
HOCHANDA!

We do hope you can join us for our first shows on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 10am, 1pm and 5pm!
We will be keeping you up to date nearer the time. This channel is available on SKY 663, Freeview 39 (6am-9pm) and Freesat 817. I will also send the link to watch online via our email newsletters.
We have a few more festive launches still to come this year designed by none other than our fabulous Sharon Bennett! and I cannot wait to see what our amazing Design Team have created with them.

Thank you to all our customers over the years. We hope you can join us on the next stage of our journey.

Happy Stamping from the Hobby Art Team x

Sweet Peas – July Monthly Special 2016

Hi all!

The beginning of the month again! Where’s the summer sun?!

At least the ducks and flowers are enjoying the weather.  With flowers in mind here’s the new monthly special,  designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett.

Introducing…

CS139D Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas MONTHLY SPECIAL

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Sharon is our amazing artist and we are so lucky to have her designs every month. So today I am sharing her stunning work. This is a card that she put on facebook this weekend. 

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The monthly special is only £8.99 (for the month of July) includes a A4 project sheet and free P&P! 

There are 10 clear stamps included in this set. Including some sweet sentiments to work alongside the flowers.

Available now!

Catch you later

Becki 😀 

 

 

CS138D Nature Trail

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Busy Bees – June Monthly Special

Hi all!

This month has flown by literally been very busy bees at Hobby Art HQ!

We are in the process of moving premises (exciting stuff!)

Also Christmas is on the way!

Ready for the launch on Create & Craft Thursday 23rd June at 12pm and Friday 24th June at 1pm.

It’s a little late in the month but I would like to introduce the June’s Monthly Special (Busy Bees) 

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This set is already proving very popular and the lovely Heidi Green has made some fabulous samples with this set. 

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The monthly special is only £8.99 includes a A4 project sheet and free P&P! 

There are 17 clear stamps included in this set designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. 

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So don’t Bumble grab yours today!

Becki 😀 

CS124D March Hares

CS124D March Hares

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CS128D Riverside

CS128D Riverside

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CS132D Funky Chicken

CS132D Funky Chicken

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CS134D Kingfishers

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CS120D Highland Cattle

CS120D Highland Cattle

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May’s Monthly Special!

Introducing May’s Monthly Special!

CS133D Country Gate

Monthly Special

This Stunning Country Gate set is the latest design

from the legendary Sharon Bennett.

Beautiful Country Scenes that can be built up and used with other scene-it stamps. 

You can grab it now at only £8.99 for the month of May!

 including a project sheet by Jenny Mayes and free P&P! 

Country Gate

Becki 😀 

Colouring one Bird 4 ways!

Hi All, Becki here…

I hope everyone has had a great bank holiday weekend?!

This is a little colouring project I started at the Workshop on Saturday when I thought I’d start a blog post about the importance of a colour chart!

Most Companies will provide their own printed colour chart for the mediums they sell. This is a good start for reference but you can’t beat a hand coloured chart that you’ve filled in yourself. (It doesn’t matter what medium you have… Alcohol Markers, Water based products, Pencils etc…)

This way you can see exactly what you own and what the colours actually look like. Which makes it so much easier choosing what will work for your project.

I will include some blank colour charts at the end of this blog post.

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Loads of gaps on my colour chart but you can see what my most used tones are.

So whilst planning this post for the last week I thought I’d take my own advice as I haven’t used my pencils since I first got them. Why?!

Oh yeah because every time I picked up a pencil I was finding it was not the right colour. Seems basic and yet why hadn’t I done a hand colour chart. I finally did last week and ended up using my pencils over the weekend! Woohoo 😀

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I sometimes chose a picture for reference if I’m ever unsure on colours of a bird or animal. I just think it makes life easier when you have a visual of how you want your colouring to look. 

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I don’t think I have ever seen one of these little chaps (Coal Tit) the same with a Firecrest (also in the stamp set). I’ve talked to so many customers who have said they have seen them. I’m so Jealous! Realistically if these little guys live near you who needs the reference right?! I keep filling the bird feeder at home and Mr Robin is a firm reliable in the garden. So I normally start with colouring a Robin.

I am using CS118D Garden Birds Clear Stamp set designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett.

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Ok since writing the above I feel like a bit of a muppet! I strolled downstairs and went outside to check how full the bird feeder was and low and behold  – a Coal tit. I couldn’t believe it! He flew away pretty quick.

So I can safely say I have seen all the above birds in my garden.

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*Note this is just for reference so chose a colour, from your medium, which is a similar tone.

If using Alcohol Markers stamp using a Memento InkPad. I always start with the lightest colour which in this case was Warm Grey W0.

Using Water based products you will want to stamp using a Versafine InkPad.

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I got a little bit carried away before I took the next picture but you get the idea….. build up the colour using similar darker tones.

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By starting with the lighter colours it makes it easier to add darker tones, for shadows and texture for feathers, later. If you don’t like the blend you can always go over the darker ink with the lighter colour.

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Use Warmer Earthy tones for the belly. I started with E41 and went in with E42 just for a bit of shadow at the top and bottom of his belly.

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Again go in with a few Warm Grays on the belly. This just blends the overlap of colours better and adds some shadows and texture.

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Finally go in with a White Pen. I sometimes think I overdo it a little with the white pen but I always think I will just add a stroke here and there and before you know it… my picture is covered.

So that is me finished Colouring one Fluffy Bird.

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial.

This has got to be one of the longest posts I’ve written… If you made it this far ‘YAY’ and hope it helps!

Becki x 

A4 Colour Charts you may need…

Copic Blank Colour Chart 

Cleancolor Blank Colour Chart

Kurecolor Blank Colour Chart 

ProMarker Blank Colour Chart

Spectrum Aqua Blank Colour Chart – Floral

Spectrum Aqua Blank Colour Chart – Nature

Spectrum Aqua Blank Colour Chart – Primary

Spectrum Aqua Blank Colour Chart – Essentials

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker Blank Colour Chart