Thursday, 14 January 2021
Sunday, 3 January 2021
Good morning everyone, I hope that this may cheer you up if your weather is the same as mine!
This uses the quirky dip in the sea set by Kim Moody for Chocolate Baroque, which was featured on one of last months shows on Hochanda , really fun stamps to play with.
The background card was coloured with distress oxide inks, and randomly stamped with the small images from the set to create a background. The actual stamp was stamped onto a piece of white card coloured with brusho powders, using versafine ink and clear embosing powder. The colour on the huts was taken out with bleach then the doors, roofs and window frames coloured with marker pens.Two thin dark brown mats to finish.
A quick heads up, Lesley and Chocolate Baroque will be back on Hochanda tomorrow (Monday) at 1800 and 2000 with some gorgeous new stamps for the one day special , and back on Tuesday at 0800, 1200 and 1600 if there are any left........there will also be some special offers to tempt you further!
Saturday, 26 December 2020
My next all feature brusho powders, so my apologies if you can't stand them.... this uses a different seedhead, from glorious rubber and a gelli plate background. Green dye ink brayered onto the gelli plate, and diluted brusho in red, blue and yellow splashed on randomly using a fan brush before pulling the image. Tjhe seedheads were stamped in black versafine and clear embossed, then coloured with marker pens - the background was pale enough that the marker pens covered up any creeping colour. It's a fascinating technique for backgrounds, but totally uncontrollable and great messy fun!
This one is vey simple, just grey powder and a fair amount of water to give a misty effect, and the dreamcatcher stmaped in black and clear embossed.
Another simple one, this time with black powder, then stamped in black and clear embossed - the lily was coloured with watercolour paints, and the leaf painted with green brusho
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
A very quick version of the baubles to share today, still using the tomte gnomes.
I needed to make quick cards to send to all the members of my WI, (we have not been able to meet since February), and the gnomes added a cheerful note.
I used small kraft card blanks, and a bauble stencil from my stash that would fit the card.
I sponged white pigment ink round the stencil working from the edges inwards to create the bauble, and stamped the gnomes in versafine black once the white was dry - as I needed 20 of these, by the time I had finished inking the shapes the first ones were dry enough to stamp on.
I coloured the gnomes with distress marker pens and added some glitter to the stocking one.
Saturday, 5 December 2020
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Today I am sharing samples using three new designs by Dawn for Chocolate Baroque
The first is the lovely canary bird rose, a wonderful image to colour in, I used watercolour pencils. the background was using distress inks and brushes with the leaves of the flower randomly stampedMy second sample uses the big dream petals flower stamped in blue ink onto a distress ink background and coloured by dragging the ink out with a damp brush. The sentiment stamped round the flower is from the third set
The main image from the third set is a lovely twisted tree, which i stamped with versamrk ink onto black card and gold embossed it before painting with metallic mica paints,
Sunday, 15 November 2020
The October shows on Hochanda introduced two new young designers to Chocolate Baroque, and my samples today feature stamps by the youngest, Annabel - very bold images that are so easy to use
The first card uses the lovely echinacea , stamped twice with the first image masked using masking tissue. The flowers were coloured with brusho powders, and the same colours used to create the basis of the background, which was randomly overstamped with the same image using a toning multicolour ink pad.
Sorry, but yet more brusho as a background , with the dandelion heads stamnped using white pigment ink and first and second generation stamping (one of these days I shall find a white inkpad that lives up to the description.....) then with the foreground images using versamark and white embossing powder. The sentoment in black is from the dream petals set by Dawn
The last card uses the huge gerbera stamped onto more brushoed card using versamark and copper embossing powder. Trimmed down, then cut into quarters and mounted onto copper card