I was so pleased when Chocolate Baroque announced their new challenge this week - I just LOVE the colours! This is my first entry to the CB Challenge #20 http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/. I have used CB stamp sets:- Mellow Fruitfulness, Tangled Peacock, Punky Hearts and Words of Inspiration. I used Aqua tints and Distress Inks to colour, gold texture paste, an embossing folder and a stencil.
On a piece of white card I blended three DI's - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Abandoned Coral. When it was dry I used water on a peacock feather stamp to faux bleach the image randomly . over the panel. I then dried it with a heat gun, and over stamped the same image in Abandoned Coral ink. I stamped a sentiment in second generation Vintage Photo DI randomly over the panel, and blended the ink around the edges. Next I spread the gold texture paste through a stencil in a few places on the panel, and set aside to dry. On a larger panel of Kraft card I stamped distressed hearts in Vintage Photo at the edges to create a border, blended the ink along the very edges, then embossed it in a folder through a machine to add texture. I matted the background panel onto dark card with a narrow border, then layered onto the Kraft card. I attached the whole thing onto a white base card.
On another piece of white card I stamped several images of cherries hanging from a branch and artichokes, and heat embossed them with gold powder. I painted the images with Aqua Tints then fussy cut them. I attached them to the card with dimensional glue. I stained two wooden bird embellishments with Vintage Photo and attached them in the same way. I stamped the sentiment in sepia Versafine ink on a piece of card that I had painted with Aqua Tint, and heat embossed with clear powder. I then fussy cut it and matted onto Kraft card then fussy cut again. To finish the design I attached the sentiment panel with dimensional glue. I had an absolute blast creating this card, these gorgeous colours are so warm and vibrant they can't fail to cheer you on a cold, wet winter's day! I think this is a good worker card for a multitude of occasions and either male or female recipients. It would also make a lovely piece of wall art too.