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  :) 


  1. Well you inspire me Penny, this is a WOW factor card, what wonderful colours too, beautifully designed.
    Love the story of how Kayta got her name, she is such a beautiful image. Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thank you so much for your kind words my lovely :) I'm so glad you have been inspired, that's why I do this! :) xxx

  2. This is lovely and I love the greens used which just is lush like spring. A Russian fairy tale of a princess that brings spring to the country

    1. Hi Birgit thank you so much for your lovely comments, I'm glad you like it! :) xx