Harlequin Rose card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Harlequin Rose Colour Challenge 34

 

Good morning. Here is my contribution to the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge this month. I used the lovely Harlequin Rose stamp.

Materials:

How it was done:

  1. The main image was stamped with Versafine and embossed with clear powder. I coloured it with Distress Inks and added some sparkle with clear sparkle pen.
  2. The image was cut out using a die. Whilst the shape was still in the die I coloured it with gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges. I then removed the shape and added faux stitching around the edge.
  3. I cut the background mat in brown card, layered everything up and glued to the card front, adding the ribbon strip.
  4. Finally finished with PVA pearls.

Sneak Peek of my TV show samples for Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda tomorrow

Yay – Lesley is back on Hochanda tomorrow (24th April) – 7am, 10am and 3pm (Freeview Channel 85 – or watch online).

 

Here is a sneak peek of some of my samples. I will be revealing more and blogging tutorials throughout the month.

 

AW Gold Bird CAS SPAW Butterfly Wishes SPAW Floral Thanks CAS SPAW Spring Bird CAS SPAW Spring Floral Parchment SPAW Fairyland Colour Challenge 35 SPAW Mystic Night SPAW Welcome to Fairyland SP

Russian Spires card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Russian Spires 1

AW Russian Spires 2

AW Russian Spires 3

 

Good afternoon. Today I am sharing a set of cards created with the new stencils from Chocolate Baroque. These are fairly quick makes.

I decided to try running the Russian Spires stencil through my die cut machine on the embossing setting to get added texture. I also brayered over the stencil with glycerine before embossing. This transferred to the card providing a medium on which to sprinkle embossing powders. I experimented and played with different colours, adding additional colouring with pens or pencils. I quite liked the distressed effect.

Materials:

  • Russian Spires, Silhouette Palaces 1 and 2 stencils, and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp set
  • Card blanks (20.5 X 15cm), smooth card (black and white), glitter card (lilac, cream, blue)
  • Glycerine (available from the chemist)
  • Heat embossing powders (gold, pink, amethyst)
  • Versamark embossing pen
  • Alcohol markers (black, grey)
  • Acrylic pen (opaque white)
  • Metallic coloured pencils (Faber Castell)
  • Watercolour and Sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold, silver)
  • Die to cut sentiment panel (Tattered Lace Pin Dot Rectangles)

Wishing Tree Mixed Media Canvas created with Pebeo Fantasy Paints

AW Wishing Tree 3

Good evening (or is it morning?). I am sharing another mixed media canvas that I have just finished – playing with Pebeo Fantasy Moon and Prisme paints along with Vitrail (glass paints) and ceramic paints. I had fun with this one. I first spread my canvas with some left over acrylic texture pastes that I had coloured for another project.

AW Wishing Tree 1a

 

I then poured on various paints and gold Cerne Relief Paste, making a fantasy tree. I dropped some acrylic gems into the wet paint for sparkle. I called it the wishing tree.

 

AW Wishing Tree

 

 

I mounted it onto a 12 X 12 inch background canvas ‘textured’ with die cuts (Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create set). I painted the background canvas with acrylic paints, stamped the words (Sheena Douglass) and heat embossed with sparkly gold powder. I then rubbed over the edges and some of the texture with Pebeo Gilding Wax (love this stuff).

 

I was fairly pleased with the results and thought it framed the smaller canvas nicely. I hope that you like it x.

Katya Missing Home Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Missing You 2

AW Missing You 1

 

Good morning. Here is the last of my TV show samples using the lovely Katya stamp (recently featured on Hochanda). The idea was to create a sort of dream scene depicting Katya missing her home.

 

Materials:

  • Katya, Silhouette Palaces, Babushka and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank (white stamping card), copy paper to make masks
  • Distress Inkpad (Tumbled Glass), Multi coloured dye based inkpad (blues & purples)
  • Glitter pens (Sakura Gel – blue, purple) and sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir – teal, clear)
  • Clouds stencil (Sheena Douglass)

 

How it was done:

  1. I first stamped Katya 4 times onto the corners of the card, leaving ink off the bottom portion of the stamp. I chose Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to get a pale effect.
  2. I cut a circle mask from copier paper. Covering the central section I then applied Distress Ink through the cloud stencil, lightly using a sponge. I coloured Katya’s headdress with glitter and sparkle pens using a water brush to get some shading.
  3. I edged the card with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment around the border.
  4. Using the other part of my paper mask I covered the background leaving just the central opening to work though. I stamped and cut out the buildings from copier paper to make more masks. I first stamped the foreground image (using multi coloured ink), then covered it with the mask before stamping the next building behind. Finally I covered both foreground images and stamped the silhouette palace at the back.
  5. I used the cloud stencil again to add detail to the sky area. I then coloured the images picking up ink from my mat with a water brush.
  6. Finally I added a little spatter by picking up watered down ink and sparkle pen from my mat onto an old toothbrush.

Quick and Easy Tree cards created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Orchard CAS

 

Good morning. Here are another couple of quick and easy cards using the Orchard Design a Tree stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. These are great for batch making. The sentiment space could be left blank and stamped as needed for those emergency last minute cards that we often need. Make them in lots of different colours or try stamping on ready patterned paper.

I used ink spritzers with mica to create the backgrounds (these were left over offcuts from another project), trimmed and used a corner rounder punch to finish. Edged quickly with marker pen to frame.

I stamped the trees with Versamark and used a sparkly embossing powder (difficult to see in the photos). I used a Versamark embossing pen to anchor the trees and extend the scene with just a couple of quick drawn lines.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine.

Materials:

Quick and Easy Butterfly Cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a set of quick and easy butterfly cards created using the large Patchwork Butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Butterfly CAS 1

The first: Wet card and sprinkle Brusho onto butterfly, spritz again to encourage colour burst. Leave to dry naturally for an intense effect, or use a heat gun to reduce the colour intensity slightly. Add some Glossy Accents onto some areas for added interest

AW Butterfly CAS 2

AW Butterly 3

The second and third done by colouring the stamp with watercolour pens and overstamping onto the black image. Tip: Colour the stamp directly with pens, then lightly mist with water to activate before stamping. Can stamp several times from one colouring of the stamp – misting again between each re-stamping. Great for batch making. To encourage more colour bleed I also spritzed the card after stamping the coloured image to give a nice watercolour effect.

 

 

Materials:

Patchwork Butterfly and Words of Inspiration stamp sets

8 X 8 inch white card blanks and watercolour card

Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)

WOW embossing powder (Clear Gloss)

Brusho powders

Watercolour pens (Spectrum Aqua)

Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)

Glossy Accents