Thursday, 24 December 2015

Chocolate Baroque challenge 18

Hello to anyone reading this.

As I seem to be organised and ready for Christmas day, I decided to enter the Chocolate Baroque  challenge again, as I really like using black and white with one other colour.

.                                 Current Challenge
                                         Lovely striking colours and what a cute photo.

I have been playing with the new background stamp called Floral weave. Love it, as it is the sort of design that can be used as a whole or cut up , as I have done.


         The top card has been embossed with Red dragon embossing powder and clear on white card.

                                 The photo, unfortunately, has made the red look very pink!!

                                Hope you all have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2016.


Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas - blue, silver and gold


Here are some more of the Christmas samples I did for the Handmade Christmas fair.

I am very into dark blue and silver  this year and blue with gold,  and I really like these colours mounted onto craft card.
Here are four cards I did using the ArtCuts shapes as the focal point. The paper is Japanese handmade paper, that ArtCuts sells. It is gorgeous to use.

The dark blue is a Versamagic Midnight blue. My favourite colour this year!
The stamping is done with Hobby Art stamps.
Hope you all have a very good Christmas and a very happy 2016
Bye for now

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Chocolate Baroque challenge 17

Hello again.

Love the new Chocolate Baroque challenge colours, they fitted in very well with a project I was making with an ArtCuts oval bauble shape. Aren't they gorgeous? There are lovely samples on the challenge web site.

I embossed the oval bauble with a lovely turquoise embossing powder I had forgotten I had.
 I put several layers on and then embedded one of the Chocolate Baroque stamps from Exquisite Edges,  into the hot melted embossing powder, to get the impression. Then it was brushed over with gold pigment powder.

 I really like this technique and haven't used it for a long time. Must do some more now.

The background was stamped with VersaMagic,  and brushed over with gold pigment powder.
It was then sprayed with cheap hairspray, to fix it, otherwise you get fingerprints all over your work. I did the same with the bauble.

I covered some tiny hearts with turquoise and gold handmade paper, from ArtCuts and stuck them on.
The Noel was made with some very old letter brads that I found in my stash. Very useful.

Thanks for looking and hope you visit again.