Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Scripted Palace

Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  I've got one of my samples from the recent Chocolate Baroque tv shows - A Taste of Russia - to share with you today.  I absolutely loved working with all the stamps for this call out, and I was lucky enough to work with the FIRST EVER Chocolate Baroque masks and stencils!  I have used one of the Silhouette Palaces mask and stencil set; Mini Script stamp; Glimmer Mist, black Versafine ink, gold pen; an embossing folder from my stash.

I took a piece of white card and attached the mask to it with stencil glue.  I sprayed a red/gold Glimmer mist all over the card and left it to dry naturally.  When I removed the mask there was still a lot of colour on it so I spritzed it with water and took a print with another piece of card, to use on another project.

I then placed the matching stencil onto the card and stamped the mini script through it using black ink.  I die cut the card into an oval panel,blended gold ink around the edges and added gold pen. I then matted it onto black card.  

I embossed a piece of Antique Gold pearl card in a folder from my stash and attached some ribbon with a bow along the top.  I added a gem to the centre of the bow.  I then attached the focal panel to the card.

I'm really pleased with this one, I love the script inside the Silhouette Palace, and I wanted to capture a sense of elegance and opulence.  These stencils and masks are going to be so useful!  I think this is another great worker card - for various occasions, male and female cards.  
Thank you for popping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post and that you'll come visit again soon  :)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Blingy Blue Roses

Hello there and welcome to my blog  :)   I have finally got around to blogging the last of my Chocolate Baroque samples from the beginning of this year Yaay!!  :)  These lovely stamps were featured in the debut show on Hochanda.  I have used stamps from CB sets Harlequin Rose,Rose Stem Script and Belle Flowers; pearl paint sprays, white embossing powder, gold embossing powder, gold pen.

On a piece of white card I spritzed a couple of pearl sprays and left to dry.  Next I stamped the background stamp in Versafine ink and embossed in white.  I edged the panel with a gold pen and matted it onto black card.

I stamped a rose image three times onto some more sprayed paper and embossed them in white, then cut them out.  I attached the background panel to a white base card, then attached the roses with dimensional glue.

I die cut a tag from the sprayed card and embossed a smaller rose in white onto it.  I stamped a sentiment onto acetate and embossed it in gold, cut it out and attached it to the tag.  I edged the tag with the gold pen, added Stickles in the corners and some ribbon then attached the tag to the card with dimensional glue.  

I die cut some foliage from black card and added it around the roses.  

I really love this card, it was one of my favourite samples for this DT call out!  I've always been a fan of ink and paint sprays, and these pearl colours are just beautiful.  I think the white embossing really makes the stamps pop too!  This is another great worker card which could be used for various occasions and for men as well as women.
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Beautiful Bluebells

Hello there and welcome to my blog  :)   Today I am sharing one of my samples for the recent  Chocolate Baroque Spring inspired tv shows.   The shows featured a range of beautiful Spring themed stamps, some of which I've used for this card.  The stamps are from the Spring Foliage set with a sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle set; Brushos, Distress inks, white embossing powder, Stickles.

On a piece of white card I stamped some Bluebells in black ink and masked them.  I sprinkled Brushos randomly over the card, spritzed with water and let the colours run.

When the Brushos were dry I stamped some catkins down both sides of the panel and embossed them in white.

I removed the masking fluid and painted the flowers.  I added some Stickles to the catkins and the Bluebells, then I blended DI around the edges.  I matted the panel onto some coordinating card and added some ribbon to it.  

I stamped some foliage around the edges of a white base card with DI, blended the ink around the edges then attached the focal panel to the base card.  
  I took some buttons from my stash and attached some gems in the centres of them, then added them to the ribbon.

I stamped a sentiment onto white card and embossed it in gold.  I die cut it, added DI through the die, and edged the panel with gold pen.  I attached the sentiment panel to the card. 

I loved creating this card, these stamps are so easy to work with and they produce beautiful results with minimal effort!  Spring is a lovely time of year when nature starts to wake up from the long Winter, and I feel this card captures it very well.  This would make a great worker card for many occasions.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will pop by again soon  :)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

A Dragon's Garden

Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I am sharing a touch of the Orient with you.  I wanted to christen the third Dragon from my new stamp set, and I thought he had a look of an Oriental Dragon about him.  So I decided to create an Oriental garden for him.  I have used stamps from the Chocolate Baroque Here Be Dragons, Eastern Grasses, Sticks and Stones and Steampunk Travel sets; Aquatints, Aztec paints, Distress Inks, gilding wax; stencils; die cuts; black Versafine ink, black and gold embossing powders. 

On a piece of white card I stamped some rocks, embossed them in black, masked them then repeated several times.   

I stamped some grasses and foliage and embossed them.  

I then stamped the Dragon and lantern onto black card and embossed them in gold.  I painted them with Aztec paints and cut them out.

I created a colour wash for the sky and added some clouds through a stencil.  I added some foreground with a green DI, then stencilled some blossom in the top corners with black DI. I removed the masking fluid and painted the images, then I stencilled an Oriental scene in black and blended ink around the edges of the panel.  

I die cut a couple of blossom branches and gilded them with gold wax, then attached them to the panel.  I attached the Dragon and the lantern in 3D.

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

I created this card just to Christen my lovely Dragon stamp, and I'm really pleased with it.  I think this design would make a great card for lots of occasions.
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