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!
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