Quick and Easy Nature Tree cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here are a couple of quick and easy cards created with the Essence of Nature stamp set from Chocolate baroque.

AW Nature CAS

The first is a small 7 X 13cm card. The background was created with pink and purple ink spritzers. A little sparkle was added with a clear sparkle pen. The tree and sentiment were stamped with Versamark and embossed with sparkle silver embossing powder. A little silver sparkle was also added around the edges.

AW Adopt the Pace CAS

The second card measures 11.5 X 15cm. The images were stamped with Versamark and embossed with white powder. The background was created by painting green and orange water based inks onto wet card. A watercolour pen was used to draw in some grasses. The edges were roughened with the edge of my scissors.

Essence of Nature created with Chocolate Baroque Stamps

Good morning. I have three makes to share with you today using Essence of Nature and The Rose Tree stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

I used one of my inky background papers from my stash. This was created by wetting a large sheet of cartridge paper and then painting over the surface with dissolved Brusho powders to make a blended watery background. Dishwasher salt crystals were then dropped onto the surface and the paper left to fully dry before brushing away the salt to reveal the lovely texture effect.

The theme on this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Mon) is ‘Ombre’  – so I have entered this one.

AW Essence Nature Trees

My first is using the lovely tree panel from the Essence of Nature stamp set (and bee from the The Rose Tree set).

The background panel was trimmed to fit the card front (21 X 14.5cm) and images stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. Faux stitching was drawn around the edge with an opaque white pen.

A white card backing panel was trimmed to approx. 9.5 X 15cm. The tree scene and sentiment were stamped onto recycled acetate packaging using black StazOn Ink. Double sided sticky sheet was then applied to the back of the acetate and the image ‘coloured’ using a variety of extra fine and chunky glitters in blue, green and crystal.

AW Texture Trees

I have used the tree panel again on this one but this time to create a textured paper clay embellishment. The clay was rolled out and pressed with the stamp. After drying it was coloured by spritzing water based ink sprays with mica. Pebeo Gilding waxes were then rubbed across the textured surface.

The background was stamped and heat embossed with sparkly gold embossing powder, trimmed and mounted onto a 15cm card blank.

AW Underwater World 2

On my third project I went a bit off the wall – tee hee. Again I made some textured paper clay embellishments and thought that they resembled coral – hence a sea themed card was born.

I combined tree and leaf stamps together to make a jelly fish. The images were heat embossed with white powder and extra detail drawn on using pens, plus an embossing pen and white powder. A little white charcoal was used to add some shading to the jellyfish.

I further embellished with lots of sea themed die cuts and added some texture to the foreground with a mix of embossing powders and frontage fragments. Finished with lots of sparkly glitter glue – had to be done.

I hope that you enjoy my makes today. Happy stamping, Anne x.

Sneak Peek Chocolate Baroque back on Hochanda TV Tomorrow

Good morning. I have had a lot of fun creating samples ready for Chocolate Baroque – back on Hochanda TV tomorrow (Tues 8am and 2pm – Freeview Channel 85).

 

Here is a sneak peek.

AW Feathers Sneak Peek

Make Time to Make Art cards created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a few cards created with Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

Full of Colour Card

AW Full of Colour

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) is ‘Anything Goes’ so I have entered this one.

Materials:

  • Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets
  • 9 X 21cm card blank, white stamping card, black card
  • Ink sprays (pink, purple, black – Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Embossing Powders (pink, yellow, white – Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Border die (waste piece from a Sizzix strip die cut)
  • Alcohol marker (black)
  • Faux gems and sequins, PVA pearls (pink)
  • Straw to blow inks

How it was done:

  1. Inks were spritzed onto a craft mat and picked up onto the stamping card. The wet ink was spread by blowing through a straw.
  2. Images were stamped with Versamark and embossed with a mix of coloured powders. The sentiment was stamped onto a coloured strip. Black marker was used to edge the card and frame.
  3. The black die cut strip was glued to the top of the card. The sentiment strip attached with 3D foam for added dimension.
  4. Finished with faux gems and sequins plus a few PVA pearls along the die cut border.

 

Make Time Shabby Chic Card

AW Make Time Shabby Chic

This card uses the same stamp sets but looks totally different.

Materials:

  • Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets
  • 10.5 X 15cm card blank (turquoise), white stamping card
  • Versamark Inkpad and archival dye ink (purple)
  • Embossing powder (silver and gold sparkle)
  • Ink spritzers (purple, turquoise, gold and opaque white)
  • Fine tipped marker (black)
  • Faux gems and organza ribbon

How it was done:

  1. The card blank was lightly spritzed with opaque white ink. The stamping card was coloured with purple, turquoise and gold ink spritzers. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver powder.
  2. The background images were stamped with purple dye ink. Further images were stamped on top with Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder and outlined with fine tipped pen.
  3. The edges of the topper were roughed up with the edge of my scissors. A little turquoise ink was also sponged around the edges.
  4. Finished with a ribbon and faux gems.

Make Time to Make Art

AW Make Time

My third sample was different again using a bright sunshine yellow backdrop.

Materials:

  • Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets
  • 6 X 6 inch square card blank, white stamping card, yellow card
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Embossing Powders (pink, yellow, purple – Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Mylar stencil with polka dots
  • Alcohol marker (purple) and fine tipped pen
  • Glitter glue (yellow)

How it was done:

  1. I had some cheap glitter glues that were past their best. To use them up I embossed some of my stencils (through my die cut machine) then applied the glitter through the stencil using a palette knife. I used up my glitter glues and created a batch of textured backgrounds ready for my cards.
  2. The sentiment was stamped onto the textured card using dye ink (embossing with stencils only gives a shallow texture so it is fairly easy to overstamp – add just a little extra pressure on the stamp). Note the ‘I’ was left uninked.
  3. The mat was edged with marker and faux stitching drawn around the border of the card blank with fine tipped pen.
  4. The floral stems were stamped onto white card with Versamark, embossed with a mix of coloured powders and cut out.
  5. Cut outs were glued to the card front and finished with a ribbon.

Mandala patterns created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good afternoon. I often love to play and create something different with my stamps. Here I have created 2 mandalas using elements from scene building stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Mandala Plan

I have a circular stamping gear from Inkadinkadoo, but these can be created by drawing a circle and dividing it up into segments, then repeat stamping around the pencilled template. With the stamping gear it is so much quicker.

I first had a play by stamping images onto waste copy paper using the monument stamp (from English Cottages) and rose tree stamp (from Townhouses). I stamped 16 repeats around the circle.

The first pattern inspired me to make something with an industrial feel. In the second image I could see a definite secondary pattern of a large flower in the centre. So I thought something bright and floral would be fitting.

 

AW Mandala Invention

I stamped the image with Versamark onto black card and embossed in gold powder. The image was cut out and mounted onto a 6 X 6 inch card blank. The corners were stamped with black ink.

A die cut circle was stamped and embossed with a sentiment from Punky Expressions. I used a die cut cog (Sizzix) to finish, cut in black card and coated with gold gilding wax.

AW Mandala Bright

I had a lot of fun with this one and went a bit crazy with sparkle pens. The trees were stamped and embossed in fine gold powder. The image was flooded with plenty of colour, then spritzed with lots of water to make the colours bleed. I also puffed through a straw to spread the colour further. Finished with a few sparkly sequins and PVA pearls. Edged with pink alcohol marker and mounted onto and 8 X 8 inch card blank.

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) is ‘sparkle and shine’ – so I have entered this one.

Imagination Meets Reality scene card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good afternoon. I have had a bit of a play with Chocolate Baroque scene building stamps. I hope that you like my imaginary scene.

AW Imagination 4

Materials:

How it was done:

The tree and building were stamped onto scrap paper and cut out to create masks. A few dots of zig glue were applied to the backs and left to dry (to create a tacky removable surface to hold masks in place while stamping). These masks can be re-used so I keep them in my stash for future projects.

AW Imagination 1

The images were stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver powder. Silver powder was also applied around the edges. The images were then roughly coloured with sparkle pens.

AW Imagination 2

The image was then spritzed with water and wet ink blown around using a straw. Some shading was added with the burgundy pen.

AW Imagination 3

Masks were applied over the tree and building, then the tree line stamped with Versafine ink. The sentiment was also stamped with Versafine, cut out and coloured.

AW Imagination 4

The fine tipped pen was used to draw in extra detail.

Black card was die cut and embossed to give texture. This was trimmed to create the frame. Gilding wax was lightly rubbed over the surface to pick up the texture. Die cuts and scene topper were then glued to the card front. Finished with ribbons and glitter glue.

Walk in the Park scene card

Good evening. I created this scene using several scene building stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Walk Park 4

Materials:

How it was done:

AW Walk Park 1

Brown, green and gold inks were picked up from left over inks on my craft mat (spritzed with water). I try to do this with any leftovers so that I collect some inked background papers to use in future projects. I thought that this one would make a nice base for a landscape.

I stamped the sign post, trees and bushes onto scrap copy paper and cut them out to create masks for stamping. I applied a couple of dots of zig glue to the backs and left to dry (it dries clear to give a removable tac). I then keep the masks in my stash as they can be reused many times. Chocolate Baroque also do masking tissue which already has a cling back for this purpose.

AW Walk Park 2

I stamped the scene with Versafine working from the foreground, masking images before working images further back.

AW Walk Park 3

At this stage it looks a bit of a mess. The fine tipped pen was then used to draw in elements to ‘make sense’ of the scene.

AW Walk Park 4

Colouring was added using watercolour pens, dragging out colour with a damp brush to give shading. A sinking sun was drawn on with a brush and water, and colour blotted away. A little clear sparkle pen was added for shimmer. The card was edged with alcohol maker to frame.

Finally highlights were added with a white pen.

Mixed Media Dream Canvas

Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of mixed media projects created with Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

My second is a small canvas.

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge is ‘add some texture’ – so I have entered this one.

AW Dream Canvas

Materials:

  • Wisteria Lane, Tranquility and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets
  • 20cm square canvas board, white stamping card
  • Embossing powders (yellow, pink, purple – Lindy’s Stamp Gang) and WOW (Clear Gloss)
  • Viva Décor crackle colour (pearl teal)
  • Ink sprays (pink, teal, purple – Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Inkpads: StazOn (black), Brilliance Pigment (variegated pink & blue pearl)
  • Sparkle pens (pink, purple)
  • Fine tipped alcohol pen (black)
  • Puffy paint (green)
  • Glossy Accents and silver gilding wax
  • Faux gems and sequins, 3D glue gel

How it was done:

  1. Crackle paste was applied to the outer edges of the canvas and left to dry overnight.
  2. The canvas was spritzed with coloured inks. Some pink spray was also applied so that it sunk into the crackle crevices, excess being removed from the top surfaces with a damp cloth.
  3. Images were stamped onto the background with Brilliance Ink and embossed with clear powder. Floral stems were also stamped onto white card, embossed with coloured powders and cut out for decoupage.
  4. The sentiment was stamped with Stazon and quickly embossed with clear powder. Black pen was used to enhance the sentiment (the canvas is quite textured so detail doesn’t stamp well).
  5. Images were coloured with sparkle pen and floral stems stuck down with 3D glue gel for added depth.
  6. Glossy Accents was added to some of the flower heads, and dotted over the background.
  7. A little silver gilding wax was applied around the canvas edges and over the crackle texture.
  8. Puffy paint was applied along the base of the canvas and heated to give extra texture.
  9. Finished with lots of faux gems and sequins.

Quick and Easy cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing some quick and easy makes using Wisteria Lane, Tranquility and Artistic Affirmations stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Bliss CAS

My first card is a small 7 X 13cm card. The background was from my inky stash of papers created by spritzing inks onto cartridge paper and dropping on dishwasher salt crystals. These were then brushed off when dry. I tend to create batches of these papers so that I always have something in my stash for a quick make. Alternatively a printed background paper could be used.

The images from Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with detail white powder. Versamark was rubbed down the edges of the paper and sparkly silver embossing powder applied before sticking to the card front.

AW Blossom Bliss CAS

My next quick make is a 15cm square card. An 11cm square of white stamping card was quickly painted with watercolour inks (orange and yellow). Images from Tranquility and Artistic Affirmations were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder. Sparkly gold powder was used around the edges. Water was applied to the blossoms and onto the background to create sky texture and the moon, blotting off dissolved ink with tissue. The flowers were then over coloured with alcohol ink pens and sparkle pen brushed over for shimmer. A 12cm square black card mat was cut for framing and mounting onto the card front.

AW Blossom Card Bag 1 CAS

AW Blossom Card Bag 2 CAS

AW Blossom Card Bag 3 CAS

My last quick and easy makes are a 15cm square card and small gift bag to co-ordinate. I cut my mini gift bag from smooth white card using my Silhouette electronic cutter. You could use a die cut or ready made plain bag, or a make simple gift tag to match. Images from Tranquility and Artistic Affirmations were stamped with Majestic Blue Versafine Ink and quickly coloured with water based blue sparkle pens, blending colour using a clear sparkle pen. The topper was edged with blue alcohol ink marker to frame. Small sticky pearls and a bow were added to finish.

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

Hi all – Lesley and Judith are back on Hochanda tomorrow (Tues) with more lovely stamps from Chocolate Baroque (10am and 2pm Freeview Channel 85 or watch online from the Hochanda website – live or on catch up).

 

Here is a sneaky peek of my samples.

 

AW April Trees

 

Also Colouricious are on with block printing (11 and 3pm) and so excited that Andy Skinner will be on too with mixed media shows (12 and 4pm).