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.

Sneak Peek Pick of the Day on Hochanda with Chocolate Baroque

Woohoo – Lesley Wharton is on Hochanda this eve with a ‘Pick of the Day’ from Chocolate Baroque. Something old, something very new and all a bit different. Cannot wait.

 

First show is tonight at 8pm with more shows tomorrow – Sky 663, Freeview 85 and Freesat 817 (or watch online – live or on catch up)

 

Here is a sneak peek of some of my samples.

 

AW Babushka Card SP

AW Babushka Fountain SP

AW Babushka Scene SP

AW Easter Bunting 1 SP

AW Birthday Card SP

AW Easter Egg Card SP

AW Easter Treat Box 2 SP

AW Make a Wish SP

AW Missing You 2 SP

AW Necklace 2 SP

Spring Bird Heart Pendant created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Bird Pendant 1

Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my TV show samples using the Spring Birds Daffodil stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. This was done in rather a rush to catch the post so I just upcycled an old sparkly floral pendant and chain to finish. However, it does mean that this is a really easy project for beginners to make. No specialist tools or jewellery making techniques are required.

I am thinking of making another version with a more elaborate necklace ‘chain’ – perhaps a beaded spiral rope in colours to co-ordinate? I will share when finished.

 

Materials:

  • Spring Bird Daffodil stamp set
  • MDF heart approx. 6cm X 9cm (at widest points)
  • Pebeo acrylic paint (black) and gilding wax (gold)
  • Versamark inkpad
  • WOW embossing powder (Gold Rich)
  • Starlight Paints (Aegean, Cyclamen)
  • Small sparkly pendant and chain (upcycled)

 

How it was made:

  1. The pendant was painted with black acrylic and left to dry.
  2. The bird branch was stamped, embossed with gold powder and coloured with Starlight paints. I edged the pendant with gilding wax to finish.
  3. I used a Crop-a-dile punch to create a hole and looped the chain through. I secured the little floral pendant with a little 3D glue to cover the hole.

TV Shows on Hochanda today with Lesley Wharton and Chocolate Baroque stamps

AW Bird Pendant SPAW Blue Bird CAS SPAW Butterfly Stepper SPAW Crocus SPAW Daffodil Fold Back SPAW Vintage Bird SP

 

Good morning. Here is a sneak peek of some of my show samples using the lovely Spring themed stamps from Chocolate Baroque featuring on Hochanda today. I will be blogging more details and tutorials over the next month xxx.

 

Show times 7am, 11am and 3pm – if you miss it you can watch them online at Hochanda.

Our Fragile Earth Kingfisher Scene Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Fragile Earth

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my samples made for the recent TV shows on Hochanda using the lovely new Kingfisher and scene building sets. These are still exclusive to Hochanda for a few more days – then they will also be available from Chocolate Baroque.

This sample started out to be a bit of a disaster. I used Soft Form Relief Paste to make the textured embellishment but while preparing we had no electricity for 12 hours. It was only 5 degrees in the house and unfortunately it made my embellishment go hard and brittle (where it is normally flexible and soft) – so I accidently smashed and cracked it! Aaaargh! But then I thought about a theme …… ‘our fragile earth’ …… and this design resulted. Tee hee.

 

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Cover the Baroque Meadow stamp with a layer of Soft Form Relief Paste and leave to fully dry (1-2 days). Gently peel away from the stamp and trim away rough edges with scissors. Rub over the surface with Stazon ink. Mine snapped across due to the cold conditions. Usually this stays flexible so you will need to cut across with scissors.
  2. Using a sponge and the circle mask apply yellow ink to create the earth shape. Remove the mask and lightly spritz with the blue ink. When dry apply a layer of clear sparkle over the earth.
  3. Edge the card with Distress Ink and glue down the meadow embellishment and sentiment strips. Glue to the card front with 3D foam.
  4. Stamp the Kingfisher scene with Versafine ink. You only need to partially ink the stamp – cut out the Kingfisher. Colour with sparkle pens. Dot a little highlight into the eye with the white pen and when dry add Glossy Accents. Shape lightly and apply to the card with 3D glue gel.

Chocolate Baroque stamps are on Hochanda with a Pick of the Day tonight

Lesley Wharton has a special show this evening on Hochanda (starting at 8pm) featuring some fabulous and brand new scene building stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Here is a sneak peek of some of my show samples.

AW Blue Kingfisher Tile SP

AW Iris Card SP

AW Kingfisher 1 SP

AW Kingfisher Scene 10 SP

AW Magical Day SP

 

 

The shows are available on Freeview Channel 85, or you can watch online live or on catch up.

There are some gorgeous sets available as a ‘Pick of the Day’ bundle. They mix & match together so well that you really NEED them all. There is a lovely sentiment set too. They are exclusive to Hochanda for 10 days. After that you will be able to get them from the Chocolate Baroque website too.

Must go as I don’t want to miss Lesley’s demos and more samples from my Chocolate Baroque Teamies.

I will be blogging full details and tutorials for all my samples throughout Feb x.

Artistic Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Artistic Love 1

AW Artistic Love 2

Here is another romantic themed card using the Harlequin Rose stamp set and the Belle Flowers background from Chocolate Baroque. The flowers were cut using Tattered Lace dies.

In my last post I used friendly plastic to create a textured heart. Here I have used texture paste.

 

Materials:

 

How to make it:

  1. Trim Kraft card and glue to the card front. Add ribbons to lower section.
  2. Spray stamping card with ink sprays to create background. Stamp the Belle Flowers background with black ink and colour with aqua pen and a water brush.
  3. Stamp the sentiment with sepia ink.
  4. Trim out the background and sentiment panel. Add Distress Ink to the edges and roughen up (using the edge of your scissors). Glue to the card front.
  5. Spread the texture gel over the stamp and leave to fully dry (overnight). Peel paste from stamp and trim around the heart with scissors. Brush over with starlight paints and then quickly wipe over with a damp cloth to remove paint on the upper surface levels (reveal the gold paste and leave the paint in the crevices). Leave to dry.
  6. Glue a doily and the heart to the card front. Add sticky pearl borders.
  7. Die cut the butterfly and flowers from coloured and waste background (ink spritzed) card. Touch up with inks to add some shading and texture.
  8. Shape flowers using a ball tool and foam mat. Glue to the card with 3D glue gel. Use 3D glue gel to add flower centres and sprinkle with glitter.