Monday, 18 May 2015

Chocolate Baroque challenge

A very quick post for the Chocolate Baroque challenge 10  to squeak in just under the time limit!
As is so often the case, the longer time I have to do something, the longer it takes me to actually do it  - if it is needed tomorrow, fine , next week is more problematical, daft isn't it?
Anyhow it took me a while to find something approaching the required colours especially since my long-neglected glimmer mists mostly refused to co-operate, so it was back to distress inks. The search for the glimmer mists (put away neatly in a drawer, most unusually!) also turned up a long neglected set of stamps, patchwork landscape.
One of this set got a lot of use, so it was way past time for some of the others to see ink for the first time.
I eventually stamped both images in black versafine, then used a variety of ink pads and sponges to create the landscape, mostly dusty concord, chipped sapphire and black soot. the trees were coloured with dusty concord dabbed on with a cotton bud, then painted over with chipped sapphire using a water brush. A few dabs of white pen and a wash of clear wink of stella to try to catch the moonlight on the foliage, trunks coloured with marker pen.
A narrow mat of bright pinky purple card to give a bit of fizz, then mounted onto a base of pearlesent cappucino card


  1. Fabulous card, Veronica - very atmospheric!

  2. Lovely colours, very atmospheric

  3. You are so good at getting these atmospheric backgrounds right. I love silhouette stamps but they do need a good background, and yours always jump out at me from my readers list. Kate x

  4. Gorgeous stamping, love the scene you've created. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge
    Claire xx


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