Friday, 28 April 2017

Doorway to Colour

Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  I have another of my recent tv samples to share with you today featuring the Chocolate Baroque stencils.  I have used the Russian Spires and one of the Silhouette Palace stencils;  Distress inks, Brushos, gilding wax, gold pen; a sentiment stamp from the CB Words of Inspiration set; wood grain embossing folder from my stash, grey-board embellishments. 

I used linen textured card for the base card and die cut an arched door on the front half.  I then cut some Kraft card in the same die and embossed it in a folder.  I blended DI over the Kraft card to emphasise the pattern, then attached it to the card.  I added gold gilding wax to a couple of grey board embellishments and attached them to the door as hinges.  

I added a brad as a handle.  I then used the Silhouette Palace stencil across the top of the card front with DI.  I stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the card and blended DI around the edges.

On another piece of card I used black DI through the Russian Spires stencil.  I coloured the image with Brushos, let it dry then covered it with the matching mask.  I used watercolour ink to create a background and added turquoise Brusho.  I used gold pen onto another piece of card to create a mat for the focal panel, and attached it.

I attached the focal panel to the inside of the base card.  The idea is that you look through an old doorway to a castle.

I'm so pleased with the result of this design.  I had the idea for it but I wasn't sure that it would work - luckily it did!  I love the way the old door opens and you can look through the doorway to the colourful castle inside.  I love using Brushos, and I think they work so well in this design.  
Thank you for popping by today, I hope that you've enjoyed this post and I'll see you again soon  :)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Russian Fairytale

Hello there and welcome to my blog today  :)  I'm sharing another of my recent Chocolate Baroque tv samples with you here, featuring a stamp that I actually helped to name!  The stamp was originally going to be called 'Russian Headdress' then I mentioned to Lesley that whilst making the samples I had been calling my stamp 'Katya'.  Well Lesley thought it was a nicer name for her so she changed it!  I feel so privileged to have had some influence in naming her!   For this card I have used CB stamps Katya, Babushka, and a couple of stamps from other CB sets; Distress inks, Versafine ink, black embossing powder, pearl paints, glitter, pearls and gems, gold pen; stencil.

I started by stamping images onto copy paper and cutting them out.  I used these to plan the composition of my focal panel before stamping onto card.  This way I can move the images around until I'm happy with the composition.  I used a photo from Pinterest as the inspiration for this design, and for the colours.

 I stamped Katya and a castle in black Versafine ink and embossed them in black powder.  I masked the images, then created the sky with a stencil, and the background with Distress inks.

I stamped and embossed some trees in black on one of the background hills, then stamped part of another image to give the impression of shrubs and foliage.

Now that the background was completed I could concentrate on Katya.  I removed the masking fluid and coloured her face with alcohol pens.  I then painted her dress and headdress with pearl paints and added glitter and pearls.

I removed the masking fluid from the castle and painted it with Distress inks.

I used a gold pen around the focal panel then mounted it onto black card.  I took a white base card and stamped Russian dolls along the top and bottom edges, then blended the ink around the edges.  I attached the panel to the base card, stamped and embossed a sentiment in black, die cut it then edged it with Distress ink before attaching it to the card.  I added some pearls to complete the project.

I totally LOVED creating this card! ( can you tell lol!)  All the Russian themed stamps are beautiful but Katya is my favourite, not that I'm biased hee hee!  I think this is a beautiful design for a special occasion, or perhaps a piece of wall art. 
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and will pop in again soon  :)