Buddleia Created using the small flower stamps from the Spinney set from Chocolate Baroque

I used the small solid silhouette floral stamps from the Design-A-Tree Spinney stamp set from Chocolate Baroque to create this Buddleia.

AW Buddleia



Step by step:

  1. Emboss the purple card using the embossing folder. Sand back to reveal the white core. Stamp the small open flower with Versamark and heat emboss with the white powder. Colour with the glitter marker. Add glitter glue dots.
  2. Gently outline the position of the branch and flower heads by drawing with the soft pencil.
  3. Using the small solid flower stamps and Dusty Concord Distress Ink, stamp the flowers following the outline of the drawn flower heads as a guide. Work quickly and repeat stamp without re-inking, placing the strongest ‘first generation’ ink on the lower edges of the flowers, working the ‘second’ and ‘third generation’ stamping across the flower so that the darkest ink is at the base, changing to lighter ink near the top of the flower head. The trick is not to think too hard – just ‘go for it’.
  4. Using the fine tipped pen draw the detail of the leaves and branches. Colour using the brown and green Distress Inks and a damp brush. Dot some of the purple glitter pen onto the lower sections of the flower heads, and some stickles on the upper sections to give sparkly highlights.
  5. Outline the base card, purple mat and topper with black alcohol pen to frame. Glue together. Use foam pads if desired to add further dimension to the layers.

Blossom Branch created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge

I am loving the colours for this month’s Colour Challenge 22 from Chocolate Baroque. Here is a contribution from me to inspire you (I hope! Tee hee xxx).

AW Blossom Joy


How it was done:

  1. Orange, yellow and green Distress Inks were blended across the card. After drying the sun rays were created using a stencil and lifting out colour with water.
  2. The branches were then hand drawn very lightly with a pencil – just to get a rough layout to follow while stamping.
  3. The leaves were stamped with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. This was done quite randomly with 1st and 2nd generation stamping following the pencil outlines as a guide.
  4. The blossoms were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with silver powder. Tip: Ensure that the card is fully dry and dust with talcum powder to prevent the powder sticking where you don’t want it. Buff with a dry cloth after embossing to remove any residue talc.
  5. The blossoms were then coloured with the glitter markers. The branches were then hand drawn with a fine tipped black pen. Touches of glitter glue were then added for additional sparkle.
  6. The scene was then edged with black ink, mounted onto the pearl card and black card base to frame.
  7. The sentiment tag was cut and inked with Scattered Straw Distress Ink through the die, edged with a little Carved Pumpkin and a black marker. The sentiment was then stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with the silver powder. The attached with foam pads for dimension.