Thursday, 18 July 2019

rose candle set

 For my second post for Chocolate Baroque
this  month i am back to playing with another favourite, a decorated candle.

I used the small rose from the rose set  - you don't necessarily have to use the larger images to create an impressive effect.....

I stamped the rose three times onto white tissue paper and coloured on the reverse with marker pens. Paint with a wet paint brush round the edges of the design and tear out carefully.  Lay the images one at a time onto the candle, wrap a sheet of copy paper firmly round to hold in place and heat with a heat gun on a low setting to set the image into the candle (I use a very old hairdryer type gun that has a fairly low setting anyway). Repeat placing the other images equally around the candle - the eagle eyed will have spotted that I reversed one image, purely accidental as I dropped it and didn't notice the mistake until too late!

The box was made using an envelope board, with the rose stamped onto the sides before assembling it, and again onto matching card to make a closure using velcro dots.

I added a set of notelet cards using 4" square card blanks using a yellow mat to pick up the cololur of the rose. The back flap of the envelope was also stmaped with the same image, using second generation stamping for a fainter image.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

brusho roses

 The lovely flower stamps from Chocolate Baroque on last month's tv shows were perfect to use with my favourite brusho powders - promise my next post doesn't have brusho in it!
The first card uses the rose panel stamp, from the rose and thistle set, simply stamped with versafine black ink and clear embossed onto a piece of papwer coloured with brusho powders. Trimmed to leave a border around the stamp, then matted onto first white card and then black card before mounting onto a white card blank.
 The other cards were done the other way around, stamping and embossing first onto white card, then colouring with the brusho powders.
For this one I used grey and yellow powders - i had a sympathy card in mind, but it would also be suitable for a man. The stamp is the large rose from the rose  set, which was used for both cards.
This one was coloured with red, yellow and turquoise powders - the turquoise got a bit too far up on the top left, and I ended up with a rather strange coloured  rosebud! Once dry, it was trimmed right down to just the rose, then cut into four pieces, which were glued onto black card.
The stamp was stamped without reinking  onto the outside edge of the square card blank to make a faint background (my ink pad had been reinked recently, so was quite juicy so the ink had stayed fairly wet on the stamp)

Monday, 1 July 2019

Hope at Bawburgh

 Had a lovely day yesterday with Janet Pring at Bawburgh when everyone got pretty inky.
We used the 'Hope' stamp set for All and Create designed by Tracy Evans, which has been added to my wants list....never seems to get any shorter, that one!

Being me, I did a load of extra toppers, and put them together last night while watching Tracy of FB live.
 The first card is sort of what Janet hoped we would make....well, it used the same stamp and the die cuts..... the second one is is the first of my extras, inked and stamped staight onto the same piece of card
 Top one here is the original version, in the second one I used the stem of one of the flowers to create the ground for the flowers
 Two very similar ones, we used a background stamp as well as stencils to create the background

The last three are what I came up with playing with the other stamps on the plate

Monday, 24 June 2019

colourful world

 More samples from the Chocolate Baroque May tv shows to share with you today. A lovely variety of designs in this show, really something for everyone.

My first samples use the mushroom house, a  quirky stamp that will go well with fairy stamps and can also make a different new home card....
the first card was simply stamped in black versafine ink and painted using Koh-i-nor watercolour paints. these are very vibrant colours, so Iwent a bit crazy and created a rather psychedelic house, adding the spots with white pen afterwards.

A more normal version, again stamped using black versafine ink. The mushrooms were masked using masking tissue, and a cirsle for the moon as well. The sky was created using chipped sapphire distress oxide ink and a blending brush plus some yellow for the moon. again painted with the watercolours, but more 'normal' mushrooms this time!

This uses the artichoke stamp, stamped in black and clear embossed  -this time I used masking fluid to cover the image before sprinkling with brusho powders in blue and red and spritzing with water. Once everything was totally dry, i rubbed off the masking fluid. Toning blue and red mats for a change onto a white card blank.

I used the border stamp from the same plate here to create a frame onto a square of wite card using a dark green dye ink pad, and rubbing the ink pad along the edges to create a dark edge.  I used the same ink pad to stamp the apples onto a smaller piece of white card before colouring with watercolour pencils.

My final card was a little different, and I used a stamping platform to create this.  The leaf spray was stamped 4 times using a light green dye ink pad, and then a waterbrush to spread the colout into the leaves.  I used the same ink pad to stamp the rose hips into the gaps left by the leaf stamp. I cololured the leaves with watercolour pencils and then painted the hips orange to make them stand out - the stems came together in the centre to create a squiffy square (purely accidental) so I painted this as well to create a focal point.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

brusho funghi

This unusual stamp from Chocolate Baroque is huge, and makes a fab card just by itself!

I used kraft card as the base for both versions, stamping the first one with versamark and white embossing.
Brusho powders in blue, orange and red were then sprinkled over and spritzed with water. Once everything was dry, I used Koh-i-nor watercolour paints to colour the funghi, trimmed it down and mounted onto white and black card mats and then onto a white card blank.

The second version was stamped using an espresso dye ink pad and clear embossing it.I painted the leaves and flowers using brushos again, and painted the funghi and the small buds using watercolour paints again.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

evening trees

I tried just using one ink pad with these lovely stamps from the trees a crowd set . I used chipped sapphire distress oxide as i wanted a night-time scene, with the traditional torn paper to create the landscape. I stamped the trees first and did the landscape around them for the first card - the birds were drawn in using a waterbrush.
Sentiment is a favourite of mine and comes from the words of inspiration set
 The second card has the same colour scheme, but with the landscape done first and the trees added afterwards.

I used the same colour scheme for another stamp, which I used on the lid of the box I made to hold a set of coasters featuring different stamps from the set.

The coasters were originally beermats which were coated with white gesso before they were stamped and coloured. It doesn't show in the scans but they were finished with a very thin  coat of crackle medium to seal them.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Hobby Art playday

 had a lovely relaxing day at Costessey yesterday with Moira Walters and most of the usual crowd.

We started using the lovely hummingbirds stamps set, and created a this card. It took a fair bit to do, first making the distress oxide background panel and leaving it to dry.
The birds were stamped onto the spare watercolour card using black versafine ink, coloured with inktense pencils and a waterbrush and then cut out.
The flowers were stamped  onto the dry panels and coloured with inktense pencils and koh-i-noor watercolor paints.
The backing card for the panels was painted using the same colour as the larger flowers.

The first bird was was glued to the front of the card, and the second was glued to the back of the front panel, matching the beaks as closely as possible.

The second card used stamps from the
 bee friendly set, and also had a distress oxide background. The frame was diecut from cream card, and the cutout coloured with distress inks and using a woodgrain stencil once the first layer was dry.
The daisies were stamped onto the background, and again onto spare cream card. The spares were coloured with inktense pencils and the flower heads cut out . The large bee was stamped onto the background and again onto spare card, whcih was coloured and the body and wings cut out after colouring.  Sentiment added , then the card assembled onto a 7" square blank card, with stickles glitter added to the bees wings.
 The last one uses stamps from the same set, stamped omto another distress oxide background. The flowers were coloured with amixture of watercolour pencils and distress markers. The large bee was stamped onto spare card, coloured and cut out, and glitter added to all the bee wings.
Marker pen round the edges, and a toning red card mat.