Wednesday, 19 June 2013

June quintiles

 The theme this month is 'brides' for the Chocolate Baroque quintiles - I thought this was going to be really easy, but have been struggling to get two finished!
Backgrounds used the same large stamp from the harlequin rose set, and both used the same Kaleidacolour birthstone ink pad on watercolour paper. They were both  liberally sprayed with water and glimmer mist after stamping - the first one with silver bells, second with perfect peach.
The first one uses my only CB  'bride' stamp, which is not easy to stamp cleanly due to the large expanse of skirt - I lost count of the number that ended up in the bin with a mark on the skirt despite liberal use of Qtips, baby wipes etc before stamping, to say nothing of what I considered to be very delicate application of an ink pad in the first place! Finally I decided to do some paper piecing to get round this, and after trying various bits of printed papers went for a Sizzix  embossing folder, and added glitter glue to the veil.
With time running out, I decided to make a wedding cake for the second tile, using strips of white pearlescent card and the same embossing folder again. The roses were made using the smaller flower from the Tin Holtz tattered florals die, cut with white card, edges brushed with victorian velvet distress ink before cutting and curling the flowers.


  1. Good idea with e paper piecing for the skirt - looks very effective indeed with the embossed texture. The secon is a super idea too - not thought of that but very effective with your flowers.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Great use of the embossing folder on both of these - well done for getting over the 'messy ink' problem. Brilliant flowers too - just right

  3. These are both great the paper piecing was a good idea to get round your problems with the stamp and the cake looks lovely with your roses

    Jackie x

  4. I've got a bride stamp like that too Veronica!
    I really like the delicate colours you've got here and the embossed skirt is brilliant

  5. These are smashing Veronica! I especially love the paper pieced dress.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Lovely quintiles Vronnie,your roses and backgrounds are really pretty. I love the embossed dress on the first one as well.
    Jean x


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