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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Butterfly Ball



Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today.   As you may know if you've visited my blog before I love creating mixed media projects as well as home decor projects, and I enjoy mixing the two together.  This canvas was one of my samples for the Chocolate Baroque tv shows.

I have used stamps from the Butterfly Dress, the Floral Edges and Artistic Affirmations sets; Little Birdy chalk paint, Aztec Metallic paints, gold guilding wax, Soft Form Relief Paste - red and black; black Gesso, black Versafine ink, gold pen, and a metal embellishment from my stash.  


I painted the canvas with one of the chalk paints, then stamped and embossed the Butterfly Dress image in black ink with clear EP. 
  


I then masked the image with masking tissue, as you can see I've used this mask before!  



I placed the palace stencil across the canvas and the top half of the girl image.  I then applied black Soft Form paste through the stencil.  I took some red Soft Form paste and spread it over the floral part of the Butterfly Dress stamp and the girl's hair, then left both the canvas and the stamp to dry overnight.  When dry  I peeled the red paste from the stamp and rubbed a little gilding wax over it to enhance the details.  I also added gilding wax to the black paste on the canvas.




I took a metal butterfly from my stash and added gilding wax.




I stamped the Floral Edge along the bottom edge of the canvas in black Versafine and painted the flowers in red and gold metalic paints.   
I then removed the mask from the image and attached the paste hair and skirt to it.


  



Using a gold metalic paint I painted a large golden sun in the top center of the canvas.  I then stamped the Leafy Edges image in black along the top edge of the canvas and added gilding wax to the outer edges of the canvas.   



I took some cream card, stamped some words in black and embossed them with clear powder.  I cut each word into a seperate label and edged them with gilding wax before attaching them to the canvas with 3D glue gel.  I then attached the butterfly to complete the design.



I was really pleased with this sample.  I love the colours and textures of the mixed media, and the beautiful stamps speak for themselves.  It was a lot of fun creating this piece, using lots of techniques and lots of messy crafting!
Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you've enjoyed reading this post and that you'll visit again soon  :)

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Golden Song



Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I'm sharing one of my samples from the December Chocolate Baroque tv shows, featuring stamps from the Sing Your Song and Live Out Loud sets; Red Soft Form Paste, red Versafine ink, clear EP, gold pen and gold gilding wax.



I spread the Soft Form paste over the large negative image from the Live Out Loud set and left it to dry overnight.  When dry I peeled it from the stamp and rubbed a little gold gilding wax over it to highlight some of the detail.  I then coloured a piece of paper, a little bigger than the panel, with a gold pen and attached the paste panel to it, then matted it onto black card.



 I took a white base card and stamped a bird in a tree image onto it in red ink, and embossed it with clear EP.  I did the same with a sentiment, then added some gold pen to the images. 


I attached the focal panel to the card with 3D foam pads.




This design is simple and contemporary, which is quite unusual for me!  But I love it, and it's a very versatile card, for any occasion and any recipient, and it could be created in any colour.
Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you'll come back soon  :)

Imagine That!



Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I hope you've had a great Christmas and New Year.  I have a tag to share with you today, featuring stamps from the Sing Your Song, Fly Away With Me and Words of Inspiration sets; Blue Lagoon Versafine ink, Versamark ink, clear and copper EP, Distress Oxide inks, copper sparkle EP, gold glitter texture paste, a gold and a copper pen and a die cut from my stash.



I took a greyboard tag and painted a coat of white gesso onto it.  When dry I blended DOs over it then used one of the colours to stamp the tail of the swirly bird image from the Fly Away With Me set.  



I edged the tag with Versamark ink and embossed with copper sparkle EP.  I then used the CB Useful Leaves stencil and applied gold glitter texture paste through it.  I wanted to create a 'part of a tree' effect on the tag, and the stencil provided foliage.  I attached a die cut branch from my stash just below the leaves.



 On a piece of white card I stamped a bird and a birdhouse image in blue Versafine ink and embossed them with clear EP.  I then coloured the images with DOs and cut them out.  I attached both the images to the tag, positioning them so that it looked like the bird was sitting in the tree, and the birdhouse was hanging from it.  



 I stamped the word 'Imagine' with Versamark ink onto white card and embossed it with copper EP.  I cut it into a label and edged it with copper pen, then added some dots and lines with a gold pen.  I attached the label to the bottom of the tag, and added some ribbons and fibres to complete the design.  
   


 I really enjoy creating and decorating tags, they are great fun to do and versatile too.  You can use them as a bookmark, or a piece of home decor, or as a topper on a card!  Also they can be designed to suit any occasion or recipient.
Thank you very much for popping by today, I hope you've enjoyed this post - feel free to leave me a comment, and I hope to see you here again soon  :)



Saturday, 15 December 2018

Fast Florals


  



Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  I have two quick and easy cards to share with you today; they are both samples from last month's CB shows on tv and are among a fantastic selection of quick cards featured on the CB Design Team blog page 15 minute cards   http://chocolatebaroque.blogspot.com.  I have used two of the new stamps that were launched on those shows - Be Kind and Floral Grunge; black Versafine ink, clear EP, black and silver marker pens, and alcohol marker pens.



I stamped each image onto a piece of CB Luxury Smooth white paper using black ink then embossed them with clear powder.  I then used alcohol pens to colour the images, adding shading and tone.  I used a very pale grey tone to add a shadow line around the flowers to make them pop off the page.  



I used the silver and black marker pens around the edges of each focal panel, then matted and layered each one onto a base card.   I stamped a sentiment in black ink onto each card to complete the designs.  
These cards are not only quick to make but they can easily be copied for batch making.  The sentiments are non specific so these cards are suitable for any occasion and recipient.  Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you've enjoyed this post - I'd love it if you left me a comment.  Feel free to browse my blog for ideas and inspiration or pop back again anytime  :)   

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Autumn Harvest



Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  Today's post is one of my samples from last month's Chocolate Baroque new stamps launch.  I have used the Shared Beauty stamp, and several images from the Wild Meadow set; one of the beautiful new Designer papers from Lesley 'My Floral Soul', Distress Oxide inks, Versamark ink, Copper EP, and Koh-I-Noor paints.  



I took a piece of the Designer paper and cut it to size.  I then stamped and embossed the Shared Beauty image in copper and masked it with masking tissue.  I stamped several images from the Wild Meadow set around the focal image and embossed them in copper too.  I then removed the mask and painted the flower.




I used a copper marker pen around the edges of the focal panel and matted it onto black card.  I took a white base card and stamped several small worker images around the edges of the card to create a border, using colours of DO inks to complement the paper.  I then blended some ink around the outer edges of the card and attached the focal panel.  




I stamped a sentement onto white card and embossed it with the copper EP.  I then die cut it and added ink through the die.  I removed the die and edged the panel with copper pen.  I then matted the panel onto black card and attached it to the card with 3D gel.  



I'm really pleased with this card, it is a colourful, cheerful card that would suit many occasions and recipients.
Thank you for popping in today, I hope this post has inspired you and that you'll visit again soon  :)  

Friday, 30 November 2018

Jewels in the Garden



Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I'm sharing one of my CB samples from last month's tv shows today, featuring stamps from the Butterfly Daisy Collage set; CB Useful Leaves stencil; Distress Oxide Inks, Koh I Noor paints, gold embossing powder, Versamark ink, Glossy Accents and some alcohol markers.



I began by taking a piece of white card and stamping the large floral image with Versafine ink and embossed it with gold EP.  I masked the image and repeated the process overlapping the flowers.  I then stamped and embossed all sizes of the flowers on another piece of white card, and painted them in bright jewel colours.  I cut the flowers out, added Glossy Accents to the centers of the smallest sizes and set them aside to dry.  Going back to the background panel I added some foliage using DO ink through the stencil.  I blended DO ink around the edges of the panel.  I matted the panel onto coloured card and then attached it to a white base card.



When the Glossy Accents was dry I assembled the flowers on the card.  I stamped and embossed a collage butterfly image onto vellum, coloured it on the reverse with alcohol markers and cut it out before attaching it to the card.  I didn't add a sentiment to this card, but I think it would be suitable for lots of occasions and recipients.
Thank you for popping in today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you will visit again soon  :)

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Honeysuckle Tag



Hello and a warm welcome to my blog  :)  I have a pretty and easy design to share with you today which was one of my samples for last month's Chocolate Baroque tv shows.   I have used stamps from the Honeysuckle Butterfly, Butterfly Daisy Collage and Briar Rose Butterfly sets, Distress Oxide inks, alcohol pens, and a Kaleidascope of Butterflies stencil.  




I took a piece of CB Drawing Cartridge and blended DIs over it.  I dried the inks off with a heat gun and then stamped a foliage swirl image using one of the DIs and a butterfly image which I stamped randomly in first and second generation ink.  




I then matted the background panel onto black card and attached it to a white base card.



Next I took a piece of CB Luxury Smooth paper and die cut a tag.  I then stamped a large Honeysuckle image onto the tag with Versafine ink and coloured it with pens, adding a shadow line around the image.  I added a little ink around the edges of the tag.







I added a bow with some  twine from my stash and attached the tag to the card.



I think this is a pretty card that is simple in design but no less effective, and I think it is suitable for several occasions.
Thank you for dropping by today,I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you'll pop in again soon  :)