Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's a Party Come Join us....Introducing NEW Besite "Crafty Chicks & New Bestie Boy friends!!!

Hi Friends,

I'm so excited to share with you our NEW Line of Besties...NEW Bestie "Crafty Chicks" & Brand NEW Bestie Boy Friends!
Here are the Projects from our Amazing Designers ....  YES! this is a Long Blog post ...BUT it's all Pretty pictures ...Hope you Enjoy and are  inspired XOXO...
You can find them all in our shops here:

Come join in on the FUN in our Release PARTY on our Facebook Group...





Monday, March 16, 2015


Hello and happy I did something I think is pretty cool and could wait to get done and take the photos...I used this mini 6x6 album and altered it just a tad and used the awesome Steampunk image from the ETSY shop

What makes this so cool is that I printed the image on an old book page...yep an old book page.  Once you prime your surface with Gesso and let it dry your markers will not be affected by the ink of the page

I love how the words show through my coloring

I used Glossy Accents to accent the Monocle she is wearing

To add the extra texture I used a stencil and modeling paste, along with Washi Tape and some Studio Calico color mist

The trick to being able to color on the book page is to coat it with Gesso before running it through your printer.  I layered the paper with 1 coat and used my heat gun to fast dry the page.  Gesso is a primer and will prep any surface making it ready to add your favorite medium.  Again once the Gesso dries you now have a surface to work on that won't effect your markers

When I started to color with the markers over the Gesso the Copic Ink spread out like water color, so I love how the ink is a bit splotchy.  I was not sure what I was doing so I don't have an accurate coloring list, I do apologize.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and I hope that you have been inspired and will
"create something handmade"

Until next time

xoxo, Deirdre Smith

Monday, March 9, 2015


Welcome to another Monday post for Sherrie Baldy Art.  Have you ever just felt that you should just celebrate to just be celebrating?  Well that is me, when I sit down to create I just go with what is on my heart, and for the month so far it neen in celebration mode.  You can find her in Sherri Blady's Etsy shop

I got a little fancy with this and I made a shaker card in place of the 2 balloons.

Skin colors are listed in the next photo.

The hair colors are listed in the next photo

This paper and sticker is from Echo Park For The Record 2.  I love paper with matching embellishments

This is a close-up of the mini shaker I created in place of the 2 balloons that was there proeviously

This little cutie has a designer dress colored with Copic Markers YG93 and YG95 with her shoes colored with E53, E55 and E59.

I hope that you are going to become a regular visitor to Sherri's blog, I will be posting anew project every Monday.  So until next week...

xoxo Deirdre Smith