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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Dew drops on Roses



Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  This is my entry for the last Chocolate Baroque DT Colour Challenge which is finishing this month.  I have entered the challenge many times, it has been so much fun and it's definitely made me craft outside my comfort zone, try lots of new colour combinations, and ultimately led to me being offered a place as a guest designer on the CBDT - which I love. 
For this piece I have used stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Harlequin Rose, Breath of Spring and Mackintosh Words sets; Distress Inks Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord; Black Versafine ink, clear embossing powder; dies from my stash.


I began by stamping the Harlequin Rose image onto white card and embossed with clear powder.  I then painted the panel with DIs and added Glossy Accents as dew drops. When they were dry I matted the panel onto black card.



On another piece of white card I blended the DIs and dried them with a heat gun.  I took a smaller rose stamp and sprayed water on it, then faux bleached randomly all over the panel.  I then took the same image and stamped it with DI randomly.  I also stamped the word 'Create'  randomly, blended DI around the edges and matted the panel onto black card.  




Next I took a white base card  and stamped a couple of corner patterns and a scroll around the edges then blended ink around them too. 



I blended the same inks on a couple of pieces of spare white card then die cut some flowers and foliage from them.  I also cut some flowers from a piece of coordinating patterned  paper, then edged all the petals with ink.  I assembled the flowers, coloured some pearls with an alcohol pen and added them.  I did the same with the foliage.



I attached the panels to the base card, then added the flowers and foliage to complete the card.  I absolutely love these colours!  They look so beautiful blended together as a background, and they also look striking as colours for the images.  This would make a lovely special occasion card, or a beautiful piece of home decor if it was framed.  I shall miss joining in with the colour challenge, but I shall continue to experiment with colour combinations!
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed this post - it would be great if you left  a comment - and visit again soon  :)  

8 comments:

  1. This is another great card. I love the bold purple flower with the harlequin black design. The other side with the great colours that go so well together...it is very Dream like. Love the card as always and am also sad that the challenges are ending

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    1. Hi Birgit, thank you so much for your lovely comment hun, yes it IS sad but the upside is that Chocolate Baroque are going from strength to strength which will mean more beautiful stamps lol! :) xx

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  2. Hi Penny this is gorgeous, I love everything about it, wonderful combination of stamps and colours, I love how you manage to get your colours so vivid.
    I too feel sad that it's the last challenge, but CB has spread like a mushroom now with being on Hochanda, so I guess priorities change, but like you working with the wonderful colour combinations was a great challenge for me. I'm sure there will be other ways of getting involved with the CB stamps, Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, thank you very much lovey for your kind comments! Maybe we should give each other challenges every now and then - just for fun! Just to keep us crafting outside our comfort zone - and out of trouble hee - hee! :) xxx

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  3. Wow what a stunning card Penny! All of the elements work so well together. Thank you for joining in with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck. Julie x

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    1. Hi Julie, thank you so much for your comments I really appreciate it :) xx

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  4. Hi Penny, lovely to see one of your creations, and to read all about its design along the way. Fabulous background with the faux bleaching and tonal stamping. Thanks for your entry into our last Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

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  5. Gorgeous project, love the vibrancy of the colours and the design is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Challenge this time
    Claire xx

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