Autumn Medley Stepper Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Autumn Medley Stepper 1

AW Autumn Medley Stepper 2

 

Good afternoon. This is another of my show samples using the Autumn Medley stamp from Chocolate Baroque. This is a variation of a previous project but this time I used some of the new stencils too.

I have used acorn and foliage dies from my stash but elements could be cut out and decoupaged from the stamped image too.

Materials:

  • Autumn Medley and Mackintosh Sentiments stamps
  • Useful Leaves and Seasonal Journey stencils
  • A5 ready made stepper card (Hunkydory), white stamping card, A4 thick cartridge paper and waste shredded paper
  • Ink Spritzers: Reds, oranges, yellows and greens – some with gold mica (Mr Huey’s and Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • WOW embossing powders (extra fine Gold Rich, White and Metallic Gold Sparkle)
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
  • Dye based inks: Orange and yellow (Spectrum Noir Aquatints)
  • Watercolour and sparkle pens (reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens)
  • Fine tipped marker (brown)
  • Paper raffia (yellow)
  • Dies: Acorns (Spellbinders), foliage with berries (Sizzix Tim Holtz), leaves (Sheena Douglass), square and mini tag (Tattered Lace)
  • 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the cartridge paper with autumnal coloured inks and leave to dry. Trim the background panel. Die cut the tag, foliage and acorns from the remainder.
  2. Add further colouring detail to the foliage and leave to dry. Shape using a ball tool and embossing mat.
  3. To finish the background panel apply Versamark through the leaf and sentiment stencils and heat emboss with sparkly gold powder. Use the fine tipped pen to enhance the lettering (adding a bit of a drop shadow). Blend a little Distress Ink in from the edges to frame, and glue to the card front.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto the tag with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder (‘with love’ – tricky to see in the photo). Add raffia ribbon and glue to the back step of the card (right hand side).
  5. Stamp the Autumn Medley onto stamping card using Versamark and emboss with detail gold powder. Colour with watercolour and sparkle pens.
  6. Lay the square die onto the image and mark the position of the overhang with pencil and trim around with a craft knife or scissors (i.e. the foliage and hair that extends beyond the die edge). Lay the overhang behind the die cutting edge (so it won’t cut through) and cut out the square. Edge with Distress Ink, blending in from around the edges of the square mat.
  7. Scrunch up a bundle of the waste paper strips and raffia and lay the die cut topper over the top. Put everything together using 3D glue gel.
  8. Finish by adding Glossy Accents to the stamped berries, acorns and some hair strands to give added shine.

A set of Quick and Easy Cards using the Seasonal Beauty Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

AW Spring CAS

AW Summer CAS

AW Autumn CAS

AW Winter CAS

 

 

I made this quick and easy set in under an hour with the Seasonal beauties stamps (Spring Awakening, Summer Fayre, Autumn Medley and Winter Dawn), along with the new stencils (Useful Leaves, Seasonal Elements and Seasonal Journey) – recently featured on Hochanda.

Making them in a batch made it really quick and easy. I trimmed the stamping card (14 X 20cm) to fit a ready made A5 card blank. I then stamped all the images with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, stencilled all the background components and lettering, and sponged ink around the edges.

I then used a damp brush to quickly colour the ladies, dragging colour from the stamped image. Where I needed stronger colour I picked up extra ink from my craft mat using water to dilute the ink as needed. I didn’t fuss over the details but just swept the water over areas, dropping in darker colour where extra shadows were needed.

Finally I added swirls of fine clear glitter glue through their hair and on the flowers and snow balls as desired.

Seasonal Beauties from Chocolate Baroque featured on Hochanda

The shows on Hochanda yesterday with Lesley Wharton were FAB as always. You can watch them again online (www.hochanda.com) if you missed them (from the TV schedule: Friday 23rd June 3 and 7pm)

 

Here are some of the previous projects that I created with these stamps last year. I have included links to the original blog posts if you would like more details and tutorials.

 

I will be sharing my new show samples with you soon and my Teamies will be sharing their FAB projects over on the Chocolate Baroque Blog too if you need more inspiration xxx

 

AW Spring

Created with the Spring Awakening stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). This lovely decorative frame die (Art Nouveaux from Tonic) is perfect for showing off these beauties.

 

 

AW Summer

The Summer Fayre stamp is a true beauty (click here to go to the original blog post). I made an updated version of this one for the show incorporating some of the new stencils – will share soon.

 

 

AW Autumn Medley

Stepper created with the Autumn Medley stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I created a newer version of this one incorporating the new stencils (will share later).

 

 

AW Autumn

Another one with the Autumn Medley stamp (click here to go to the original blog post).

 

 

AW Winter

Christmas card created with the gorgeous Winter Dawn stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I created a sparkly shaker card for the show and will share soon.

 

 

AW Magical Winter

This one was one of my first attempts on parchment, again using the Winter Dawn stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I also created a new design on parchment for the show. I am still a learner at this skill but really love the delicate results.

Chocolate Baroque back on Hochanda TV

Good afternoon. Lesley Wharton will be back on Hochanda tomorrow (Friday 23rd June) celebrating the 4 seasons with more lovely stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque. Freeview Channel 85 – 3 and 7pm (or watch live or on rewind via the website – www.hochanda.com).

 


Here is a sneak peek at some of my samples:

 

AW Seasonal show sneak peek

Autumn Medley Card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I have an Autumnal project to share with you. I simply love this Autumn Medley stamp. I have used an acorn die from my stash but elements could be cut out and decoupaged from the stamped image too.

AW Autumn Medley

Materials:

  • Autumn Medley and Mackintosh Sentiments stamps
  • A5 ready made stepper card, white stamping card, A4 thick cartridge paper and waste shredded paper
  • WOW embossing powders (extra fine White and Metallic Gold Sparkle)
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Versafine (Vintage Sepia), dye based (dark brown)
  • Ink Spritzers: Reds, oranges, yellows and greens – some with gold mica (Mr Huey’s and Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Dye based inks: Orange and yellow (Spectrum Noir Aquatints)
  • Watercolours with mica: Reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens (Twinkling H2O’s)
  • Alcohol ink marker and pencil (dark brown)
  • Paper raffia (yellow)
  • Dies: Acorns (Spellbinders), square (Tattered Lace Torn Edge), mini tags (Create & Craft Couture Deco Boutique Collection)
  • 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the cartridge paper and waste paper strips with autumnal coloured inks and leave to dry. Trim the background panel, edge with brown marker and glue to the card front. Die cut tags and acorns from the remainder.
  2. Edge the mini tag and sentiment panel with brown marker. Stamp the sentiments with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder.
  3. Add some shading to the acorn and leaf die cuts using the brown dye based ink, and shape using a ball tool and embossing mat.
  4. Stamp the Autumn Medley onto stamping card using Versafine. Quickly add gold sparkle embossing powder to the hair (avoiding the face) and heat emboss. Colour with watercolours (with mica) and inks. Use the brown pencil to add extra shading.
  5. Lay the square die onto the image and mark the position of the overhang and trim around with a craft knife (i.e. the foliage and hair that extends beyond the die edge). Lay the overhang behind the die cutting edge (so it won’t cut through) and cut out the square. Edge with brown marker and blend brown ink in from around the edges.
  6. Scrunch up a bundle of the waste paper strips and raffia and lay the die cut topper over the top. Put everything together using 3D glue gel.

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)