Butterfly card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 28

AW Butterfly Colour Challenge 28


Good morning. Today I am sharing my contribution to the Colour Challenge this month. I am just loving these colours. Did you catch any of the shows recently on The Craft Channel where Lesley demonstrated the use of Angelina fibres? The butterfly stamps are just perfect for this technique.

I coloured a decorative card blank and tag with spray inks and made the floral embellishment from the waste pieces. I used stamps from Just Butterflies, Butterfly Blush and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets. The sparkling 3D butterfly was created by inking the stamp with black ink, overlaying with Angelina fibres and baking parchment, then ironing briefly on a hot setting. Note: Lesley recommends Black Archival Ink (Ranger). Mine did not work too well. However, I did manage to rescue it using a fine tipped alcohol ink pen to redraw my rather faint image.

I used a die cut scalloped circle (dark blue), ribbon, faux gems and glitter glue to finish.


  • Just Butterflies, Butterfly Blush and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • Decorative card blank, watercolour card tag, dark blue card
  • Spray inks (light and dark blue, lime and yellow)
  • Dye based inkpads (dark blue and black) – important: see note above
  • Glitter pens (green and blue)
  • Angelina fibre (Mint)
  • Baking parchment and iron
  • Organza ribbon and faux gems (blue)
  • Alcohol marker (dark blue) and fine tipped marker (black)
  • Glitter glue (light blue)
  • Scalloped circle die (Tonic)
  • High tac acrylic glue and 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the tag with light and dark blue inks. Stamp the sentiment with dark blue ink. Edge the tag with alcohol marker to frame.
  2. Spritz the card blank with green, light blue and yellow inks. Note: I thought that the waste elements would make lovely petals. I left them in place while spritzing then used them to make a 3D flower. Alternatively you could spritz a ready-made paper flower to match.
  3. Stamp the butterflies and sentiment with blue ink. Colour with glitter pens.
  4. Ink up the large butterfly with black ink and overlay with Angelina fibres. Cover with baking parchment and iron on a hot setting without steam for a few seconds. If using the recommended Archival Ink you should see the image appear through the parchment – it will then be ready. Peel away from the parchment and trim out the butterfly. I made a bit of a mess of mine! I used Memento ink and it left a fairly feint image. To rescue it I used a fine tipped black marker to go back over the image and make it more visible. I made 2 butterflies to layer up.
  5. Add a dark blue scalloped circle behind the decorative card front, add a ribbon and bow, glue everything together and finish with glitter glue.

Baroque Orchids for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 28


AW Baroque Orchid Colour Challenge 28

Good morning. I have so loved creating projects using the Challenge Colours this month. Here I have used the gorgeous Baroque Orchids stamp plate. I stamped it twice in pale blue on the background panel, and in black for the foreground panel. I stamped it again, coloured and cut out 3 of the orchid elements, shaped them and decoupaged them onto the main panel. I blended some die ink around the edges, added ribbon and a couple of die cuts and faux gems to finish – ooh and a bit of glitter glue of course (I go through gallons of it – tee hee).

Note: I actually used acrylic paint for stamping here, which will resist the dye inks blended in from the edges. I made these panels whilst doing some stamping on fabric so created some spare backgrounds on card to use up the paint. Heat embossing powders would give a similar effect. If you use dye inks for stamping you will lose the stamping detail on the edges of the lighter coloured panel.

Looking forward to seeing your creations, Anne x.


  • Baroque Orchids stamp
  • A5 white card blank (approx. 21 X 15cm)
  • A4 sheet of white stamping card
  • Acrylic paints (pale blue and black)
  • Cut-N-Dry Foam
  • Dye based inkpad (blue)
  • Glitter pens (green, light and dark blue, yellow)
  • Alcohol marker (dark blue)
  • Ribbons (blue and green)
  • Die cuts to coordinate (Sizzix)
  • Faux gems (green) and glitter glue (pale blue)
  • 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Cut the A4 stamping card in half and stamp the panel twice with light blue and with black acrylic paint using Cut-N-Dry foam.
  2. Trim the light blue panel (approx. 19.5 X 13.5cm), edge with alcohol marker and dye ink, and glue to the card front.
  3. Colour the swirls on one of the black panels, and 3 of the orchids on the other panel. Trim the background panel, edge with blue marker and ink, and glue to the card front.
  4. Trim out the coloured orchids, shape with a ball tool and embossing mat (or with fingers), and glue to the card with 3D glue gel.
  5. Add ribbon, bow and die cuts. Finish with faux gems and glitter glue.

Fragile Seahorse card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 27

Good morning. I am loving the sea themed colours for this month’s Chocolate Baroque Challenge. I hope that you like my Fragile Seahorse x.

AW Fragile Seahorse Colour Chall 27


  • Underwater and Mail Art Minis stamp sets
  • 12 X 21cm white card blank, 11 X 20cm watercolour card
  • Ink spritzers (pale blue, mid blue with mica, opaque white)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • WOW embossing powder (Blueberry)
  • Sea themed or textured stencil (I used Fossil from Andy Skinner)
  • Alcohol marker (dark blue) and fine tipped marker (opaque white)
  • Glitter pen (mid blue)

How it was done:

  1. The card was spritzed with water and the blue inks (I used Mr Huey’s and Lindy’s Stamp Gang spritzers). The stencil was immediately laid on top and the card left to dry naturally. The inks get ‘pulled’ under the stencil surface by capillary action (so you get a negative image).
  2. The card was then spritzed with white ink, the seahorse and sentiment stamped and embossed with blue powder, coloured with glitter and white pens.
  3. The panel and card were then edged with the blue marker to frame the image.

Floribunda quick and easy card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here is a quick and easy project using the lovely Floribunda Net stamp from Chocolate Baroque. Check out the Design Team Blog for more quick projects from my Teamies.

AW Floribunda Net Blue


How to make it:

  1. Stamp the image and sentiment with Distress Ink. Brush over the image with a damp paint brush to add shading and colouring.
  2. Edge the card with the blue pen (to frame), then glue and layer onto the blue card and card front. Touch up with glitter glue on the rose petal tips.

Sea Dragon Canvas TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque

Sea Dragon Canvas – TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel this week.

AW Sea Dragon Canvas


  • Seadragon, Mermaid Queen, Underwater Kingdom, Underwater and Seashell Collage stamp sets
  • White stamping card, teal green glitter card
  • 20cm square canvas board
  • White Gesso
  • Acrylic paints (blues, greens and teal metallic)
  • Viva Décor Croco Crackling Colour (green shimmer -501)
  • Viva Décor Precious Metal Colour (pink)
  • Alcohol pens – for colouring die cuts (greens)
  • Watercolour pencils (pinks, purples, blues, greens, yellow, orange)
  • Versamark Inkpads (Vintage Sepia and Onyx Black)
  • Archival inkpad (dark blue)
  • Watercolour or acrylic transparent shimmer paints (blue, green – for dragon)
  • Recycled jewellery pieces (chains, pearls etc.)
  • PVA pearls
  • Iridescent glitter glue (pink)
  • 3D glue gel
  • Dies to cut seaweed – mixed branches (Heartfelt Creations) and leaves (Couture)
  • Stencils with swirls or water patterns (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Add a coat of white gesso to the canvas. Note: The canvas was already primed but I find that the gesso adds a bit more of a key for adhering acrylic gels etc.
  2. Paint the background with streaks of blue and green acrylics. Add some texture with stencils (if you like).
  3. Stamp some of the weeds etc. with dark blue ink. Stamp the mermaid silhouettes in black ink. I used a heat gun to aid drying.
  4. Apply the crackle paste all around the edges using a palette knife and leave to dry overnight. Rub over the crackle texture with some pink metallic paint. Add some sparkly streaks into the water. Rub a little teal metallic in some areas.
  5. Die cut a range of seaweed shapes using dies from plain card (colour with pens) and teal glitter card.
  6. Stamp the dragon, seaweed, shells and starfish onto white stamping card using black ink, and brown ink for some of the shells. Colour with watercolour pencils and a damp brush. Add some shimmer paint to the dragon. Cut out and shape slightly to give them dimension.
  7. Glue on the die cuts and stamped images using 3D glue gel. Add some ‘treasure’ – chain, pearls etc. Add PVA pearls to some of the shells, and extra sparkle with glitter glue.

Finishing your artwork:

Optional: Spray the canvas with acrylic varnish. This will protect the canvas, particularly the watercoloured images.

I used a Tim Holtz BigZ Easel die to cut a stand from mount board (attached to the back). Alternatively punch some holes and hang with cords.

Sea Dragon card TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque

Sea Dragon card – TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel this week.

AW Sea Dragon Card


  • Seadragon (sea dragon, mermaid, sentiment), Underwater Kingdom (mermaid), Underwater (starfish), Seashell Collage (Wheel and Anchor) stamp sets
  • 6 X 6 inch scalloped card blank, white stamping card
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black), archival dye ink (blue)
  • Brusho’s (Turquoise, Ultramarine)
  • Metallic paint (silver gold) *
  • Pebeo Drawing Gum
  • Watercolour pencils (yellow, golds, oranges) and brush
  • Alcohol ink marker (black)
  • Decorative Lattice Swirl Die (Heartfelt Creations). If you don’t have these dies, swirly or seaweed like foliage dies would produce a similar result.

* I used Starlight paint (Imagination Crafts) but the Aztec Paints featured in the shows this weekend would be perfect.

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the Sea Dragon with Versafine and mask with the Drawing Gum. Trim to approx. 10 X 14cm and edge with black pen.
  2. Drop Brusho crystals onto the card and spritz with water.
  3. Colour extra card with Brusho’s for die cuts. Cut out the swirly trellis with dies.
  4. Stamp the anchor, starfish and wheel with Versafine onto spare card and cut out. Stamp the sentiment with blue ink, cut out and edge with black marker.
  5. Stamp the silhouette mermaids with blue ink. Remove the masking from the dragon, colour the dragon and starfish with watercolour pencils. Add some shimmer paint to the dragon.
  6. Layer elements and glue to card front.

Secrets of the Deep Card created for Chocolate Baroque TV Shows

I initially created this for the Colour Challenge but when I heard Lesley was going to have sea themed shows on The Craft Channel this week I thought that I would send it in for her. It certainly stands out on TV! I definitely would like to make another of these but in more dreamy colours next time.

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

AW Secrets of the Deep Colour Challenge 24

Here is another project created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24. I am a little unsure about this one but it is certainly Fairy tale and vibrant. If I made it again I think that I would make the sea colour and the mermaids little paler. This would give a little more depth and less clash.


· Underwater, Underwater Kingdom, Sea Dragon and Mermaid Queen stamp sets.

· Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, glitter pens.

· White card, yellow card (for die cuts), glitter card (orange), white stamping card.

· Zig 2 way glue pen.

· Pebeo Drawing Gum.

· Midas touch gold foil (for cold foiling with glue).

· Inkpads: Versafine (Onyx Black) and dye based (violet).

· Stickles glitter glue (Diamond).

· Circular nesting dies, largest 15cm (TODO Basic Circles), branch dies (Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch), eyelet die (Sizzix Originals Red die – Eyelet Washers…

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