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

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.

Katya Pendant created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Katya Pendant 1

AW Katya Pendant 2

 

Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used it in a different way to make a jewellery pendant. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

Katya stamp

Air dry clay*

Pebeo Gilding Wax (various ‘golds’)

Bronze Powertex

Recycled gold plated necklace chain

*I am currently evaluating various air dry clays and their suitability for jewellery making. Some are too brittle when rolled out to make thinner items, others too light to make pendants that hang nicely. I added a coat of Powertex to this to give it a base colour (dark brown) and with the hope of hardening the slightly porous clay. When I have finished my experiments I will blog more details of my finds.

Make a Wish card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Make a Wish

 

Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used in in a different way to make a decorative mandala. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

  • Katya and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, stamping card (white), coloured card (blue with lighter blue core)
  • Multicoloured dye based inkpad (All Night Media – Berry Rainbow) and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • WOW Embossing powder (Clear Gloss)
  • Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
  • Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
  • Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
  2. Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
  3. Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.

Birthday card created with the Russian Floral Egg stamp from Chocolate Baroque

AW Birthday Card

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my TV show samples (Hochanda) created using the Russian Floral Egg stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

It started off as a completely different project. I wanted to create an opulent golden Easter egg with an aged effect. I stamped the egg onto mirror card and covered it with Ranger Crackle Accents. I was hoping that it would give me a crackle background which I could paint over with brown acrylic, wipe off the surface, and leave an aged effect. However, the crackle didn’t develop as expected. All I got was a few deep crackles and not the crazed crackle effect that I was after. Obviously Crackle Accents doesn’t work too well on shiny mirror surfaces. So I learned something new.

I decided to cut out a tag shape from my ‘disaster’ and mount it onto a card front. I added a bit of colour using alcohol pens, and stamped the crackle effect on top using the background stamp and StazOn ink.

I partially stamped the egg onto the orange background mat, coloured with sparkle pens (spritzed & splattered background), and added more texture and crackle by stamping with gold paint.

Materials:

Easter Egg Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Easter Egg Card

AW Easter Egg Card SP

 

Good morning. The recent shows on Hochanda featuring the Russian themed stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque were simply brill – great demos and such a lovely range of samples from my Teamies. If you missed the shows they do remain available online (23/24th March) for a while so you can catch up on the FAB demos from Lesley Wharton.

 

I am sharing one of my show samples today created with the lovely Russian Floral egg, Katya and crackle stamps. These stamps are exclusive to Hochanda until the end of the month. After that they will be available directly from Chocolate Baroque.

 

I used the decorative headdress from the beautiful Katya stamp to create a shaped card on which to mount the egg.

 

Materials:

 

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the Katya headdress twice onto black card with Versamark and heat emboss with the powder. Colour the images with gold sparkle pen and blue pencil. Cut out to make a shaped topper, making the top and bottom edges parallel, horizontal and straight. Edge with gilding wax. Mount onto lemon card and cut out to leave a fine border.
  2. Glue the topper to the card blank aligning the top horizontal edge with the fold on the card blank. Trim away the card blank (omitting the top edge) to make the shaped card. Add Glossy Accents to emphasise some of the patterned areas and glue on sequins.
  3. Using the crackle stamp add texture to the Kraft card by stamping with Distress Ink and gold acrylic. Stamp the egg with Versafine and cut out. Colour with gold sparkle pen and blue pencil. Mount onto black card and cut out to give a fine border. Edge with gilding wax. Apply Glossy Accents over the floral, swirl and leaf elements. Mount onto the card front with 3D foam and finish with a bow.

Easter Treat Box created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Easter Treat Box 1

AW Easter Treat Box 2

AW Easter Treat Box 3

 

Good afternoon. The recent shows on Hochanda featuring the Russian themed stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque were simply brill – great demos and such a lovely range of samples from my Teamies. If you missed the shows they do remain available online for a while so you can catch up on the FAB demos from Lesley Wharton.

I am sharing one of my show samples today created with the lovely Russian Floral egg and crackle stamps. These stamps are exclusive to Hochanda until the end of the month. After that they will be available directly from Chocolate Baroque.

Hope that you like my Easter treat box – ideal for filling with chocolates.

 

Materials:

  • Russian Floral Egg and Large Crackle Background (sold out individually on Hochanda)
  • 15 cm square egg stencil (Claritystamp)
  • 21cm square white card (box base) and blue card (box lid), gold mirror card (for decoration) and 15cm square grey board
  • Stazon Inkpad (Black)
  • Soft Form Relief Paste (Gold)
  • Pebeo Modelling Paste
  • Gesso (black), Pebeo acrylic paint (Iridescent Gold) and Martha Stewart satin acrylic (Indigo)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (Empire Gold)
  • Boxer Board (Crafters Companion)
  • Glossy Accents and PVA pearls (gold)
  • Satin ribbon (blue)
  • Happy Easter die (Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection)

How to make it:

  1. To make the box using the boxer board, score around each side of the square at a depth of 3cm, choosing the box base and box lid score lines on the board. I used a 21cm square of white card for the base and blue card for the top. Using the score board makes it really easy. The score line measurements are slightly offset on the base side of the board so that it automatically makes a base slightly smaller than the top so that they fit together. Snip into the corners to create the gluing tabs. Before constructing the lid stamp the sides with the crackle stamp and gold paint.
  2. Coat the egg stamp with a layer of Soft Form Relief Paste and leave to fully dry. This can take 2 days depending on room temperature and humidity conditions. Gentle peel away from the stamp and trim off any rough edges. Paint over the whole surface with blue acrylic paint. Quickly wipe across the surface with a damp cloth to remove paint from the upper surface level, leaving the blue colour in the deeper level. When dry, mount onto blue and gold card and glue to the box top with 3D foam for depth. I also added Glossy Accents into the blue leafy swirls for added shine, and added some PVA pearls.
  3. Die cut the sentiment in both blue and gold card. Layer together slightly offset to create depth. Glue to the box top. Coat with Glossy Accents for added shine.
  4. Stamp the egg 5 times onto gold mirror card with Stazon (only need the central area with the flower and leafy swirls). Cut out and shape the flowers slightly. Glue to the box sides and onto the paste egg topper. Add small PVA dots to flower centres. Initially I wanted to make these embellishments with the Relief Paste but I ran out of time rushing to get this ready to post for the shows. I don’t have central heating so the paste takes 2 days for each layer to dry!
  5. To make the box topper coat the grey board with gesso to seal. When dry apply modelling paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Leave it to dry for around 10-15 minutes and press the crackle stamp into the paste to create texture. Leave to fully dry and apply another coat of Gesso. Stamp the crackle over the surface using gold paint. Rub over the surface and edges with gilding wax. Glue to the box top.
  6. Finish with a large ribbon bow.