Monday, 1 February 2016

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 19

Hello everyone.

Thanks for visiting.

 Chocolate Baroque Challenge  19

The challenge this month is using very soft colours,  and I have enjoyed making a few cards with these lovely pastel colours.

Current Challenge

I have used the lady from the  Mackintosh Beauty set, along with a scene called  Landscape collage.

The lady is lovely and is suitable for wedding and birthday cards.

She is easy and quick to cut out, so I have paper pieced her dress . This is not a technique I can normally be bothered to do, although I do like the look.

I have just treated myself to this set of stamps, which I have looked at so many times, and I'm loving them!

Mackintosh Beauty Rubber stamp sheet - A5

I really like the Mackintosh style and this set has lovely elements to it.

The lady is beautiful and what I particularly like is that you can cut bits of the design away to make her look different, as you will see in my samples below and on my challenge card. The dress would also decoupage well, to give it depth.

On the  picture above, I have cut the bustle off to make her dress more streamlined.
I like stamps that are versatile and she certainly is.

The background stamp on this card is called  Baroque Orchids, and as you can see I have cut away various sections of the lady design.

Thank you for visiting, I'm off to play with some of the other designs in the set.
Bye for now.


  1. A beautiful card Carole and love the Mac flowers too. Settled in up here in Suffolk. Had the whole place redecorated etc. Was bedlam for 3 weeks but now mostly finished. Speak soon, Carol S.xx

  2. Hello Carole, what a gorgeous card, I too have both of these stamps and would never have thought to put them together, theywork really well and I love your soft shades.
    I hope you don't mind but I've pressed the follow button, I would love to see more of your work, Kate x

  3. Hi Carole, love both of your card examples, and the paper piecing on your challenge entry looks great, evocative of tartan with the diagonal pattern. great mixing and matching of stamps on both cards. I really enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

  4. Gorgeous cards Carole, love the paper piecing and you're right that lady is a beauty and so versatile too. thanks so much for joining the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge this time
    Claire xx

  5. What a gorgeous set and I can see why you had to have it, there are so many options with it and very interesting to see the options for the lady from your photo of the pieces, she looks great paper pieced! I'm a Mackie fan too and the background stamp works beautifully with this set. Chris xx

  6. Lovely creations Carole. Love the versatility of this stamp - think it's got to be another for my wish list - tee hee.Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge.


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