Tuesday, 28 April 2015

new stuff!

 Had a quick play with some new stamps from Chocolate Baroque - not really brand new, but new to me! Also had to try out the Spectrum Noir pencils that I just had to get after trying out one of Janet's set at the last Clarity East workshop.........there's just too much temptation around these days, leaving aside the question of the really new CB stamps, like the luscious orchid............
Anyway, I started out with the fountain scene stamp, versafine black ink  and a spare piece of brusho'd card - luckily the trees came out onto a greener bit of card, purely accidentally!
I bleached the fountain out, and tried the bleach on the dome and top storey of the building, but the blue resisted the bleach.
I did manage to get a bronze effect on the dome using the pencils. The trees and edge of the fountain were also coloured, and the colour under the arch was deepened as well.
Matted onto dull silver, then onto blue card stamped with one of the stamps from gothic fragments in versamark and clear embossed. Actual card blank is  5"x 7".
I am linking this to the current Addicted to stamps challenge, which happily is anything goes.
The second stamp was the February year of stamping image, tulips, just right for really trying out the pencils. Not wanting to go too mad, I just got one set of pencils to really try out, and have to say that they do work well so far, haven't tried anything really fancy with them yet. Downside is that one set really limits the colour choices - really prefer the better mix of shades in my watercolour pencil sets!
The white tulips had a coating of clear wink of stella , and greeting came from a magazine freebie stamp set. this is a 6"x 6" card blank.


  1. Two beautiful stamps used to great advantage - love the effects achieved on the temple one and great colouring on the tulips. I've been trying to keep away from stamp temptation but might just take a peek!!

  2. I love the way you have bleached out the fountain. I am never very successful with bleach. I love the tulips but I am trying to resist any more flower stamps as I have so many. I wasn´t very taken with the Spectrum noir pens, they just didn´t stack up against my copics, but I shall have a look at the pencils. I sometimes feel I should use an alternative to alcohol ink pens occasionally!! Two more beautiful cards Vronnie! Kate xx

  3. Sounds like you need to do a bit more shopping......I would definitely invest in some more pencils because you have used them beautifully on your cards. I love all the blue shading in the first card, almost seems like its at night. And your tulips are so beautiful and coloured perfectly. Very glad to see you at ATSM this week!

  4. Two really gorgeous cards, Veronica! Beautiful coloring, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  5. Lovely cards Vronnie, like the combination of brusho and spectrum pencils, has worked well and created a great vibrant card x


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