Friday, 29 May 2015

Chocolate Baroque roses

Good evening everyone.

The sun is shining, we have bright blue sky and five minutes ago we had the most dramatic hail storm with hailstones bouncing off the roof! Very bizarre.

Just a quick post to show two cards I did with a group of ladies at a U3A craft group last week.

I used a Chocolate Baroque set called Harlequin Rose, which has some lovely images on it.

The quote on the top card I have had for ages and cannot remember which company it was from, but the bottom one is in the set.
The colouring is all done with Distress inks used as water colours, or applied with cut-n-dry foam.

I'm working on a new card for the latest Chocolate Baroque challenge now, so must get on.

Have a good evening and thanks for visiting.


Sunday, 10 May 2015

New die-cut

Hello to anyone reading my blog.
Thank you for visiting.

I have recently purchased a gorgeous die cut from Poppystamps.

Originally I bought it because I thought it would work well with my various owl stamps, as a frame, but it is proving to be very useful.
It is called Massa Leaf frame and works well whichever way it is put, which I like.

The cards below show that it looks good  in two directions and I am still trying to decide which way around I prefer.
I may never make a definite decision on this one!!

The stamp is by Chocolate Baroque and is stamped onto a wooden square from Artcuts.
I have coloured it with H2o paints.

Again a Chocolate Baroque stamp, this time coloured with water colour pencils on an Artcuts heart.
These wooden shapes are made from a good quality birch ply which gives a lovely surface for stamping and colouring.
Hope you have enjoyed this post and thanks for looking.
Any comments on which way round you think looks best, will be gratefully received.
Bye for now.