Seasonal Beauties from Chocolate Baroque featured on Hochanda

The shows on Hochanda yesterday with Lesley Wharton were FAB as always. You can watch them again online (www.hochanda.com) if you missed them (from the TV schedule: Friday 23rd June 3 and 7pm)

 

Here are some of the previous projects that I created with these stamps last year. I have included links to the original blog posts if you would like more details and tutorials.

 

I will be sharing my new show samples with you soon and my Teamies will be sharing their FAB projects over on the Chocolate Baroque Blog too if you need more inspiration xxx

 

AW Spring

Created with the Spring Awakening stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). This lovely decorative frame die (Art Nouveaux from Tonic) is perfect for showing off these beauties.

 

 

AW Summer

The Summer Fayre stamp is a true beauty (click here to go to the original blog post). I made an updated version of this one for the show incorporating some of the new stencils – will share soon.

 

 

AW Autumn Medley

Stepper created with the Autumn Medley stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I created a newer version of this one incorporating the new stencils (will share later).

 

 

AW Autumn

Another one with the Autumn Medley stamp (click here to go to the original blog post).

 

 

AW Winter

Christmas card created with the gorgeous Winter Dawn stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I created a sparkly shaker card for the show and will share soon.

 

 

AW Magical Winter

This one was one of my first attempts on parchment, again using the Winter Dawn stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I also created a new design on parchment for the show. I am still a learner at this skill but really love the delicate results.

Chocolate Baroque back on Hochanda TV

Good afternoon. Lesley Wharton will be back on Hochanda tomorrow (Friday 23rd June) celebrating the 4 seasons with more lovely stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque. Freeview Channel 85 – 3 and 7pm (or watch live or on rewind via the website – www.hochanda.com).

 


Here is a sneak peek at some of my samples:

 

AW Seasonal show sneak peek

Quick and Easy Oriental Butterfly card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Oriental Butterfly CAS

Good morning. This was one of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda with Lesley Wharton. It is a quick and easy make.

I used a technique demonstrated on one of Lesley’s shows recently. I inked up a 4 inch round gelli printing plated with Distress Ink and then lifted off some of the ink using the Big Bold Background Leafy Trails stamp, then transferred the image to stamping card. I overstamped with the butterfly and swirl from Patchwork Butterfly set using Versafine. Finally I added a little colour with a gold sparkle pen and edged the topper with black marker to frame.

Materials:

Big Bold Background Leafy Background and Patchwork Butterfly stamps

6 X 6 inch scalloped white card blank, white stamping card

Inkpads: Versafine (Black Onyx), Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)

Alcohol marker (black) and sparkle pen (gold)

Gelli Printing Plate (4 inch circle)

Butterfly With Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly with love

Good morning. This was one of my samples for the recent butterfly stamp shows on Hochanda with Lesley Wharton and Chocolate Baroque.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Create the background by partially stamping the decorative floral panel into the corners of the card using Tumbled glass Distress Ink, turning the card 90 degrees between stamping.
  2. Stamp the butterfly, sentiment and swirls with Versafine ink. Colour with sparkle brush pens and ‘doodle’ around the stamped swirls with gold brush pen.
  3. Using the fine tipped blue sparkle pen add more ‘doodling’ to the lower left hand side of the background.
  4. Edge the topper with Black Soot Distress ink and the alcohol marker. Glue to card front and add faux stitching with the fine tipped black pen.
  5. Add Stickles around the topper edge, the butterfly and over the swirls. Finish with PVA pearls.

Bird of Paradise textile art piece ready for exhibition

Another of my textile pieces. This one was created by needle felting coloured Merino wool, then adding free machine embroidery and applique (size 60 X 70cm).

 

Again I created this one a little while ago but have revamped it (adding butterflies) ready for exhibition at Ayot St Lawrence Art Show this weekend.

 

AW Bird Paradise

Delphiniums textile art piece ready for exhibition

Here is one of my textile art pieces created using applique and free machine embroidery. It was inspired by the gardens at the Brocket Arms in Ayot St Lawrence. I have entered it into the Ayot St Lawrence Art show coming up this weekend (9-11th June).

 

I created this one a little while ago but have revamped it by adding butterflies (size 50 X 40cm).

 

AW Delphiniums

Loopy Scarves ready for my show this weekend

I have been busy making lots of scarves ready for my show this weekend. I love these decadent loopy scarves – and they use up a lot of my yarn stash too (about 5 or 6 balls used in each one). I have combined different colours and textures from various yarn brands, making then unique too.

AW Loopa Scarf Pink

AW Loopa Scarf Lilac

AW Loopa Scarf Blue

AW Loopa Scarf Aqua

 

AW Loopa Scarf Aqua a

The last one is my fave. It reminds me of a tropical coral reef.

 

I used a Loopa tool to make these. Sorry that I don’t have time to write a tutorial at the moment but I found a YouTube Video from Diana Suarez showing how to work using a similar tool to mine. I used 5 or 6 different yarns together in mine for added colour and texture. I also finished by machine sewing up the central loops using a lingerie zig zag stitch over the central anchoring loops. This holds them together firmly and securely so the loops do not come loose or pull out.