Friday, 25 September 2020

flower power

 In my final post for this month featuring the lovely clock sets from Chocolate Baroque I have a selection from all the stamp sets.
My first card uses the floral clock set - the background was created using the make your mark set of stamps, a very useful set for adding interest to backgrounds. I used grey ink pad for an olde world feel, and coloured with watercolour pencils. The extra butterfly was stamped onto spare card, cololured, fussy cut out and added to a strip of acetate fastened between the image and the card blank.

 The single flower from the same set was stamped onto tissue paper in black, coloured with marker pens, torn out and stuck with modge podge onto the lid of  a box painted with acrylic paints.

The last two use the parsley clock set again, first onto a candle and then for a card  simply stamped onto one of Lesley's lovely postcards with the flowers highlighted with white pen. 

Monday, 14 September 2020

parsley clock

 I have to admit that I think my favourite of the new stamps from Chocolate Baroque is this one, featuring the cow parsley - such a different flower, and so delicate.
My first card was very simple, stamped and white embossed onto black card - the parsley was actually coloured with pearlescent paints, but they only show up on the butterfly in the scan image.
The sentiment was just stamped using a white pigment ink

 The background to the second card is a distress ink one, with peeled paint , broken china and squeezed lemonade pads stamped onto a paint mat, spritzed with water and the drawing cartridge used to mop up the colours.
Butterfly coloured with watercolour pencils, and a white posca pen for the parsley flowers.
The last sample had distress oxide inks sponged onto a whiteboard heart and the top fo the parsley flowers stamped in white ink along the bottom, and repeated once in black ink.  The part of the image with the butterfly was then stamped in black - butterfly coloured with alcohol markers and white 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

New challenge blog

 There is a new challenge blog now live , we love Chocolate Baroque  - do visit, there are some great prizes to be won 

Saturday, 5 September 2020

shroom magic

Today I have some of my samples from the August tv shows by Chocolate Baroque which featured vintage clock faces. Here they are combined with rather psychedelic mushrooms.
My first card has a brusho background, with the image simply stamped on top , clear embossed and the mushrooms coloured with alcohol markers.
The sentiment was stamped onto a spare piece of card inked with distress inks and edged with the same inks.
 The second sample was simply stamped onto one of the lovely postcards also in the show, using archival black ink - a very quick card that almost felt like cheating!

The last sample was a fabric bag, stamped using versafine clair ink, with the small mushrooms stamped along the top and bottom. Again the large mushrooms were coloured with alcohol markers.
For those who wondered, I washed the first bag I tried (with a very wonky image) and the image didn't fade at all.

Monday, 24 August 2020

screen and stepper cards

  For my last post this month for Chocolate Baroque I have a concertina screen card to share, uising a blank from a kit I bought many years ago which folds down to DL size.

I tried to use stamps from all three sets stamped in versafine black and coloured with watercolour pencils.

The first panels use images from do right always .
and the final two use the pipe of peace from catching dreams and the hide from hold on.

The same card kit also included some stepper card blanks (shows how long I've had this, think stepper cards went out of fashion long ago!) and one of them inspired this card.
I stamped the tepees onto a piece of drawing carridge using black versafine ink, colouring with watercolour paints before fastening to the back step.
The totem was stamped and painted as were the cacti and then fussy cut out and glued onto the the step.
The pipe of peace was also fussy cut after stamping and painting, and glued at an angle across the front. The sentiment was stamped in black ink, edged with marker pen and added to the front.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

midnight camp

Sharing a card I made for the Chocolate Baroque show last month on Hochanda featuring some lovely native Indian designs by Kim Moody.
Very much a last-minute make, when i suddenly realised that there was a fire in the midst of the camp (don't know what else I thought it could be earlier!) which led to the idea of a night scene.
i used a grey card as the base, stamped the images in black versafine and used watercolours to colour the scene., with white pen to highlight.
The large cactus and the camp stamp are both from Chocolate Baroque

I am entering this into the following  challenges, in no particular order
Stinkin Inkers  - monochrome
the house that stamps built - DCC in the dark
stamping sensations - make it masculine
corrosive challenges - anything goes
artistic stampers - anything goes
daisy chain challenge - #144 for the boys/men
a perfect time to craft -#8

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Pipe of peace


 Good morning , I hope that today you will like the cards I have to share using the lovely new stamps drawn by Kim Moody for Chocolate Baroque - something very different, and all the DT have really enjoyed working with them.

The main image is the dreamcatcher from the catching dreams set, the pipe of peace and the words are also in this set, and the totem is from do right always.

I started with a piece of kraft card, about 5.5x7.5 inches, and stamped the totem,  and the pipe twice using a brown dyebased inkpad. The dreamcatcher was stamped in black versafine clair and clear embossed, and then the sentiments in the black versafine .The dreamcatcher was coloured with watercolour paints.  

Once everything was dry, I die cut the word from the image. The base black mat was cut to fit an A5 white card, then the kraft card layered on. I added foam pads to the cutout letters, then glued them in place slightly offset to give more of a 3D effect.

My second card used the same technique, using the tomahawk and the pipe behind the dreamcatcher this time and the sentiment from the hold on set, and this time I die cut the word dream and added a small white layer between the black mat and the image.