Key to My Dreams card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This is another of my samples created for Chocolate Baroque using the Key to my Dreams stamp set.

 

AW Key to my Dreams

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. A thin layer of copper paste was spread onto lock and key stamps and left to fully dry before gently peeling away. This can take up to 2 days so you need to plan ahead. StazOn Ink was then applied to the stamps and the moulded pieces pressed back on to transfer the ink into the crevices. The surface was then lightly rubbed over with gold gilding wax to add more depth of colour.
  2. The card blank was textured with the embossing folder and rubbed over with Distress Ink. Faux stitching was added to the main panel using the fine tipped pen.
  3. Background topper panels were created with linen textured card. The keys were stamped with silver ink and the background was lightly spritzed with mica inks. The paper doilies were also coloured with ink sprays and Distress Ink, trimmed and glued to the backgrounds. The edges of the panels were roughened up using the edge of my scissors, encouraging small tears. The edges were inked with Distress ink and edges and tears lightly shaped and curled.
  4. The heart panel and keys were cut from copper card, and the suitcase from Kraft card. The sentiment was stamped onto the suitcase with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder. Small snips of the coloured doily were glued down and the edges inked with Distress Ink. The handles were coated with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder. After decorating the suitcase was folded and glued to make the 3D embellishment.
  5. Mats, die cuts and embellishments were glued to the card using foam pads and 3D glue where needed. Finally a little Stickles glitter glue was added for a bit of sparkle.
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Memories card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning – hoping to catch up with some of my blogging over the next few days. This was another of my recent samples for Chocolate Baroque. I went for a pretty vintage style combining the stamps with pretty oval dies from Tonic.

 

AW Memories

I love this sentiment which is poignant to me having lost several close friends and family over this past year.

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. A thin layer of silver paste was spread onto lock and key stamps and left to fully dry before gently peeling away. This can take up to 2 days so you need to plan ahead. StazOn Ink was then applied to the stamps and the moulded pieces pressed back on to transfer the ink into the crevices.
  2. The background was repeat stamped with the keys and silver ink. Faux stitching was added around the edges with the fine tipped pen.
  3. The oval layers were die cut from black, silver and cream card. The sentiment was stamped with Black StazOn (as my card had a high gloss finish). I thought that the black looked a bit harsh so I quickly covered with silver powder and heat embossed to give a softer vintage look.
  4. The mats and embellishments were glued to the card front with foam pads and 3D glue gel for added dimension. Finished with PVA pearls.

Sneaky Peek of Wrapped Buttons coming to Create & Craft TV Saturday

Good afternoon. Gina Barrett (Gina B Silkworks) is back on our screens this weekend with more gorgeous wrapped buttons with added embroidery patterns, and some lovely mini button frames which can be used to display and mount them. Here is a sneak peek at some of my samples. I have used some of the frames to create pendants too. Her show is this Saturday (9th December) at 2pm on Create & Craft TV (Freeview Channel 23 or watch via their website – they keep catch up videos too if you miss the show).

 

AW Button show dec17

Splendid Hat Steampunk card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This was one of my recent samples for the Steampunk themed shows on Hochanda with Chocolate Baroque.

 

AW Slendid Hat

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. A thin layer of copper paste was spread onto the small hat and key stamps and left to fully dry before gently peeling away. This can take up to 2 days so you need to plan ahead. StazOn Ink was then applied to the stamps and the moulded pieces pressed back on to transfer the ink into the crevices.
  2. The sentiments were stamped onto Kraft card with Versafine (Black Onyx) and were cut out with dies. Cogs were also cut from Kraft card.
  3. The background was stamped with Versafine (Vintage Sepia). The edges of the decorative panel, sentiment panels and cogs were coated with Versamark and heat embossed with rust powder.
  4. The large hat was stamped onto Kraft card with Memento, cut out and coloured with pencils. Note: I used Memento as I blended the pencil colouring with Sansador solvent (Versafine would bleed with solvent).
  5. Elements were stuck to the card front with 3D glue gel for added dimension. Finished with a few PVA pearls.

Butterfly Poppy Collage card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This is the last of my recent samples for shows on Hochanda using lovely poppy themed stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque. I have so enjoyed working with these gorgeous stamp sets.

 

AW Butterfly Poppy Collage

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Wet the watercolour card and randomly spray with inks. When dry, lightly stamp all over with the large text collage stamp and Forest Moss Ink.
  2. Cut to fit the card front leaving a frame of approx. 1cm base card showing. Stamp the right hand side using both blue and pink inks, and the left plus background butterfly with blue ink. Note: To get a good stamped image on textured watercolour card you will need to press the stamp down a little harder than usual. It will never be as clear and crisp as when stamping on smooth card.
  3. Stamp the butterflies using blue ink onto the offcut piece of coloured watercolour card and cut out. Further colour the butterflies with alcohol and glitter pens. Add highlights to the butterflies and to the stamped poppy collage using white gel pen.
  4. Cut the shaped square mat from smooth card and stamp the poppy image with Versafine. Colour the background with Tea Dye and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, blending with a sponge. Splash with water and blot off colour to give a mottled background. Colour the poppies with watercolour pens and edge the mat with gold gilding wax. Add highlights with white gel pen.
  5. Cut a rectangle mat in white card approx. 9 X 13cm (3.5” X 5”), stamp the text with Scattered Straw Ink, and blend in ink from around the edges. Further enhance the edges with black alcohol marker and mount the coloured poppy image to the left side using foam pads.
  6. Align and position the mat onto the watercolour card and cut around the stamped poppy collage with a craft knife so that the mat can be tucked under the cut section. Cut 2 flourishes from pink card.
  7. Finally glue everything to the card front, leaving the butterfly wings free for added dimension. Oooh, and add a bit of glitter to the poppy centres (got to be done – tee hee).

Poppy Shrine Card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This was another of my recent samples for shows on Hochanda using lovely poppy themed stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Poppy Shrine

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. The shaped card base was cut with the outer plain die (overhanging it just over the left hand fold of the card). The decorative frame was cut from metallic card and a black mat was cut using the plain dies.
  2. The text and poppies were stamped directly onto the card front. Colour was added with watercolour pens. The mat and frame were then mounted around the image with 3D foam for dimension.
  3. The poppies were stamped again onto watercolour card using watercolour pens to colour the stamp. A water brush was used to drag out the colour and more colour was added where needed. The 2 poppy flowers and bud were then cut out. I felt that the watercolour outlines were not really sharp enough so I laid my stamp onto my craft mat, coated it with Versafine, then pressed down the cut out flowers over the inked stamp (Sheena Douglass style – this is how she stamps up her ‘Perfect Partner’ die cut images). This added back stronger outlines and detail. I also added a few highlights with white pen. These were lightly shaped and decoupaged over the main image.
  4. Finally a little glitter glue was added to the poppy centres and butterfly. I also added clear glaze pen over parts of the leaves and butterfly.

Love this Mermaid Queen stamp from Chocolate Baroque

The Mermaid Queen is one of my favourites of the sea themed stamp sets featuring on the shows on Hochanda this afternoon – 4 and 7pm Freeview Channel 85 (watch online via their website). Tune in to see FAB demos from Lesley Wharton and loads of inspirations from my Chocolate Baroque Teamies.

 

I have made variations of this card a few times to gift to friends.

AW Challenge 19 small

AW Daisy Mermaid Card

AW Mermaid Queen Stepper