Monday, 18 February 2019

Chocolate Baroque GDT post 2 - February 2019 - Mackintosh Beauty/Exquisite Edges

Hello everyone.
Time for my next post. Where does the time go?

When I was tidying my craft stuff, I use this term loosely, I found a beautiful background piece that I had made with my Brushos. I don't use them very often as my colours are a little bright for my liking generally.
But this piece was crying out to be used.
 I have teamed it up with an image from one of my other favourite sets the Mackintosh Beauty.

I have used her in one of my previous GDT posts, in fact exactly a year ago, but because you can snip away various parts of the design she can look different each time you use her. I like this versatility in a stamp.

Products used:-
Stamps - Exquisite Edges, Mackintosh Beauty, tiny butterflies from the Essence of Nature
words from Loving Sentiments

Brushos,  VersaMark, clear embossing powder, Versamagic Aloe Vera, Majestic Blue Versafine, black Staz-on inkpad, parchment paper.

I stamped the background with Versamagic  and clear embossed it.
I used a paint brush to wet the inside of all the flower shapes and then lightly sprinkled a blue Brusho over. The water tends to be contained within the embossed areas so the colour doesn't spread  too far and the splatters spread into the sky area. The colour was spread through the petals with a fine brush.

I left this to dry and then coloured the lower section with the Aloe Vera  inkpad.

The lady and tiny butterflies are stamped with the blue Versafine and clear embossed.  Her dress was then trimmed and coloured with the same colours as the background.
The words are stamped with the Stazon ( permanent inkpad) , onto the parchment paper.

It was a little time consuming to cut the butterflies out but I  thought they were cute.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have enjoyed my project.
It is always a pleasure creating projects with such beautiful stamps as these.

Bye for now and happy crafting

1 comment:

  1. Pretty card and love the butterflies and background. Hope you are keeping well. I have an awful virus at the moment and have had it for 11 days. Have been told that it is a 3 week virus. I haven't felt this ill for many years. Hugs, Carol S.xx


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