Sunday, 28 May 2017

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 35

Welcome to my blog.


Challenge 35, with beautiful colours as usual, and what a gorgeous photo.

It is a sad day as this will be the last Chocolate Baroque challenge. A shame, as the challenges keep me focused on my stamping. I am going to have to be very much more disciplined and try to use my lovely stamps more often. It won't stop me visiting the site though to look at the DT's lovely samples and drool over the new stamps that become available.

I have used the Patchwork Butterfly, which is still one of my favourite sets. I love the jumbo butterfly and was very glad that it was a set highlighted by Lesley, on Hochanda recently.  They are stamped onto Chiyogami paper and sections coloured with Versamagic inkpads. Then I stuck them onto purple card  and cut them out.

The background has the flowers from Fleurs Nouveau, which were stamped directly onto a 16cm. white painted  frame.

A stencil was used to add texture to the top, right hand corner.

Thank you for visiting.
Happy crafting

Friday, 5 May 2017

 Chocolate Baroque Challenge 34

 I thought it was about time that I did another challenge post, haven't done one for ages.

Current Challenge
How pretty are these colours and the sample card is  beautiful.


I recently bought a stamp called Serena, having looked at it numerous times. I'm very glad I did now as I have several ideas for projects.

  This is the  card I am entering into the challenge.

Although the stamp is a Christmas one it is possible to use elements of it, which is what I like .

She fitted beautifully onto a 12cm. Artcuts heart and I was able to leave off the candles, therefore making her suitable for any occasion.
The background stamp is from Floral Edges, another set that I am fond of, and the words are from a Hobby Art set called Sunny Day Greetings.


I used watercolour pencils to colour the image and pulled the colour out with a clear Wink of Stella pen.
It doesn't show very clearly in the photo but it is very pretty and shimmery in real life.
The background is done with Distress ink.
Hope you are all having good crafting.
I am up at Ragley Hall next weekend with Artcuts, at the Handmade Fair.
If you are visiting please come and say hello.
Bye for now.