Chocolate Baroque - I just never got around to the last few, so one of my resolutions was to try harder to keep up with the challenge blogs.............it did help that this time included my favourite colour scheme!
It also helped that the colour scheme for the pot pourri challenge on the Chocolate Baroque ning site was caramel, which I interpreted rather liberally, and this card began life as a possible for that challenge.
I used russet card as a base, and stamped the text and foliage stamps in the background using a colorbox amber clay inkpad that I found lurking in a drawer.The main image was overstamped in impress autumn leaf ink, and the edges of the card sponged with impress chocolate ink (more refugees from the drawer).
The image was coloured with a waterbrush to draw the ink in from the image, then used watercolour pencil on the stems and leaves. I stamped the poppy heads a second time, used the waterbrush again, then added derwent watercolour pencils to give them more definition - this was cut out and glued over the original image. I stamped the butterfly on white card and painted the wings with H2Os before cutting them out and glueing on.
Matts are dark brown, gold and green, and the base card was stamped with the text stamp in amber clay and sponged with chocolate.
The other images are are of the postcards that actually went for the pot pourri challenge, and I just barely scraped in at the last minute. I don't know what it is about January, but it always seems to go by in a flash almost as soon as I realise it has arrived - must be an age thing!
The first one used the window stamp from gothic fragments as the background, and stamped and decoupaged poppy heads - the bottom two poppies actually overhang the card, but don't seem to have come out on the scan.
The second one uses the same stamps and technique as the card apart from the fact that the poppies are stamped directly onto the card over the text stamp. the butterfly was just watercoloured with distress ink in broken china after stamping onto white card.