Artistic Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Artistic Love 1

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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.

Halloween Canvas using the Day Of The Dead Collection from Sheena Douglass

AW Spooky Canvas

 

Oooh I do love Halloween. I so enjoy making spooky projects. I created this canvas for a couple of my friends. I used Sheena Douglass ‘Day Of The Dead’ stamps and dies, and I coloured the image so it looked like them. I also used Sheena’s Festive Ivy and Christmas Foliage dies to decorate.

Materials:

  • Stretched canvas approx. A4 size
  • A4 sheet white stamping card (Sheena Douglass)
  • Black, white and green card
  • Brother ScanNCut CM300 machine
  • Silhouette Cameo machine
  • Die cutting machine (EBosser)
  • Sheena Douglass Day Of The Dead Collection (Eternal Love stamp and Dancing Skeleton, and Pawprint memories dies)
  • Sheena Douglass dies (Festive Ivy and Christmas Foliage)
  • Other dies: acorn (Spellbinders) and leaves (Tattered Lace)
  • ScanNCut files: built in designs for the ‘Happy’ and ‘Halloween’ text
  • Silhouette files: JM Rush for spiders (Spider Web Lantern), Bats Flying and Spooky Banner
  • Gesso (black)
  • Inkpads: Versafine (Tuxedo Black), Distress (Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye)
  • Spray and Sparkle (Crafters Companion Diamond Pearl)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (King Gold)
  • Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens (pinks, oranges, greens, teals, turquoises, greys, yellows and reds)
  • Brown pencil (to colour bats)
  • Black fine tipped marker (to enhance shading & detail to stamped image)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)

Halloween pumpkin tea light holder created on the Brother ScanNCut

AW Pumpkin Lantern - SVG Cuts

I created this pumpkin lantern using my Brother ScanNCut and the Jack O’ Lantern SVG files from the Haunted Forest Collection (SVG Cuts). I used oriental papers and the Festive Ivy die from Sheena Douglass to decorate.

I had so much fun creating this. It looks lovely with the flickering electric tea light (no flame) glowing from inside. It would also work well if filled with sweeties for Trick or Treat callers.

I love this collection of SVG files and think that I will create the magnificent Haunted House next.

Materials:

  • SVG cutting files – Jack O’ Lantern from the Haunted Forest Collection (SVG Cuts)
  • Brother ScanNCut CM300 cutting machine
  • 2 sheets 12 X 12 inch card (1X black, 1X orange – Tonic)
  • 1 X A4 (8.25 X 11.75 inches) black paper
  • Patterned papers (thin card): 2X A4 double sided pattern for pumpkin and flowers, 1 X A4 for hat panels (Sheena Douglass Oriental Collection)
  • Festive Ivy die (Sheena Douglass)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)
  • Pebeo gilding wax (King Gold)

How to make it:

  1. Cut the pumpkin from orange card.
  2. Cut the flowers and the pumpkin panels from decorative card.
  3. Cut the hat from black card and hat panels from contrasting patterned card.
  4. There is a fabulous video on YouTube by SVG cuts on how to construct all the elements for this collection (SVG Cuts Haunted Forest Tutorial Video). Construct and glue together following the tutorial. I used a ball tool and embossing mat to shape my floral elements.
  5. Die cut and emboss the ivy from black paper (I used 4 layers of paper in one pass). Rub over with gilding wax to give a metallic effect. Shape with a ball tool and glue in place to decorate the hat.
  6. Finish with glitter glue for a bit of sparkle.

Four Seasons for Four Ladies created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. I am so loving the new Four Seasons Collection of stamps. I love the new Tangled Birch too – will have to make something with that very soon.

Running behind with time to get my post done for you today I thought that I had better make something quick and easy with a clean and simple style (CAS). The stamps are so gorgeous in themselves that they really do not need much adding to them. I started with the gorgeous Summer Fair, simply stamped with Versafine (Onyx Black). I then quickly coloured the flowers and foliage by scribbling with watercolour pencils and brushing over with a water brush. Voila! A lovely CAS quick card – all I had to do was mount her on a card blank.

AW Summer

However …… those of you that know me, know that I struggle a little with this style. I am definitely a ‘more is more’ girl – tee hee. I thought … ‘well I have to do a set of 4 to include all 4 seasons’. Off I went to make the others with Autumn Medley, Spring Awakening and Winter Dawn.

But then I thought … ‘wouldn’t they look good with my Art Nouveaux style die cut frame’. This then involved die cutting, matting and layering. Cutting the oval from the stamped images also required a little bit of care as parts of the image overhung the frame. I have included a pic for those that are new to this technique. You need to snip into the image so that you can leave the overhang free from the die.

AW Autumn Die cutting

But I didn’t stop there! I then thought ….. ‘oooh, wouldn’t they look good with some of my die cut flowers and leaves’. Of course I also had to add glitter glue and PVA pearls too. So my quick to make single CAS card turned into a mammoth make. I did have fun though.

AW Autumn

AW Spring

AW Winter

I hope that you like them …. And you could always stop at the CAS stage. Anne xxx.

 

Dies: Art Nouveaux Frames (Tonic), Large leaves (Creata), Acorns (Spellbinders and Sheena Douglass), Poppy (Spellbinders), Aster (Susan’s Garden, Sizzix), Snowflakes (Unknown Brand plus Robert Addams)

Dream Tree Scene created for Chocolate Baroque

I created this one for Chocolate Baroque as a TV show sample for the recent Brusho’s show on the Craft Channel. Lesley was brilliant! You can still watch the show on catch up if you missed it.

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Materials:

Step By Step:

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Brusho Backgrounds. I used the one on the right for this project.

  1. Paint the watercolour card with Brusho blending blues and reds for the sky into yellows and greens at the base. Drop on crystals and spritz with water to provide foliage texture in the foreground. Dry.
  2. Lay down the sunburst stencil and spray though with mica to create the sparkling sun rays. Dry and trim to approx. 14cm square to fit the card front.
  3. Stamp the tree (Orchard), birds (Landscape Edges), and foreground pebble texture (Glade) with Versafine.
  4. Stamp the foreground leaves (Woodland) in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the tree foliage (Woodland) in Barn Door Distress Ink. Touch up the tree image, and draw a base to anchor the tree, using a fine tipped brown pen. Add touches of glitter glue to the tree foliage.
  5. Apply Versamark around the card edges and heat emboss with glitter powder to give a distressed effect.
  6. Stamp the sentiment with Versafine onto a small panel. Edge with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.
  7. Outline the topper and card front with black alcohol marker to frame. Attach ribbon to topper and glue to card front. Glue on flowers and sentiment panel with 3D glue gel.