Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Deco Sunburst

Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I am sharing the first of my samples for the recent Chocolate Baroque tv shows that featured their lovely Mackintosh stamps.  These stamp sets are inspired by the amazing artwork of Renee Mackintosh.    I have used stamps from the Mackintosh Beauty, Mackintosh Windows and Mackintosh Words sets; Distress Inks, gold embossing powder; stencils from my stash.

On a piece of white card I used three DIs through a sunburst stencil to create a graduated effect.  I then stencilled some geometric shapes and blended ink around the edges.  I wanted the card to have an Art Deco feel to compliment the stamps.  

I chose these colours to replicate a sunset/rise.

On another piece of white card I stamped the focal images and embossed them in gold.  I used the same DI's to colour the images and then cut them out.

On a white base card I stamped the rose border in DI and used water to drag the colour  a little, then I blended the ink around the edges.

I matted the background panel onto black card and layered it onto the base card.  I then stamped a sentiment onto a spare piece of card, embossed in gold and coloured with DI.  I cut out the sentiment and matted it onto black card.

I attached the focal images and sentiment with dimensional glue.

I absolutely love this beautiful Lady stamp, I think she's very versatile.

I added Sparkle pen between the rays in the sunburst.

I am so pleased with the way this card has turned out, it's exactly as I envisaged it.  The colours are warm and uplifting, and the stencils helped me achieve the Art Deco feel.  This design will make a lovely special occasion card too.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have enjoyed this post.  Feel free to browse a while, I'd love to hear what you think so leave me a comment if you like.  I hope you will pop in again  :)   


  1. Hi there Penny, the colours are wonderful, I love yellow, beautifully designed and coloured. The composition of images is fabulous, love it Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thank you very much - I'm so glad you like it! I think this and the wedding card were my favourites out of my samples :) xx

  2. Yellow and pink go so well together. I love the pastel shading and the Art Deco does come trhough. Love the lady!-this is really pretty

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you once again for your lovely comments hun. I also love this lady - she will definitely feature on more cards ! :) xx