Sneak Peek Chocolate Baroque back on Hochanda TV Tomorrow

Good morning. I have had a lot of fun creating samples ready for Chocolate Baroque – back on Hochanda TV tomorrow (Tues 8am and 2pm – Freeview Channel 85).

 

Here is a sneak peek.

AW Feathers Sneak Peek

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Tranquil Meditation and a Happy Place

Good morning. Today I am sharing some of my recent show samples using Tranquility, Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Happy Place Tranquility Meditation

I created 3 different scene cards, one using vibrant happy colours, one in blue & white monochrome and my third was an attempt at Parchment. I hope that you like them.

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Mon) is ‘a trio of something’ – so I thought that these would fit perfectly.

Happy Place

AW Happy Place

I love colour so I created this ‘Happy Place’ using a bright cheery colourway.

Materials:

  • Tranquility, Wisteria Lane and Artistic Affirmations stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, white stamping card, scrap copy paper
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Versafine (Vintage Sepia), Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Dusty Concord)
  • Pigment powders (Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Urban Amethyst, Poppin Pink, Luminous Lemon)
  • Embossing powder (purple and pink mix)
  • Watercolour, sparkle and glitter pens (Spectrum Noir and Sakura – yellow, green, purple, pink, orange, brown, clear sparkle) and coloured pencils
  • Fine tipped marker (waterproof brown, opaque white) and alcohol marker (dark purple)
  • Zig 2 way glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA pearls (Vintage Pink), Stickles Glitter Glue (Star Dust) and Glossy Accents

How it was done:

  1. The lanterns were stamped onto copy paper and cut out to create masks. I dotted a little zig glue on the back and left to dry. This glue then gives a temporary tac to hold the masks in place while stamping.
  2. The scene was stamped with Versafine, stamping the foreground images first then covering with masks while stamping the images set behind. The scene was extended by drawing with the fine tipped pen (i.e. water swirls).
  3. The foliage across the top was stamped with Versamark and pigment powders were applied with a soft brush. Further foliage was stamped with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with powder.
  4. The image was coloured with watercolour pens, dissolved pigments, sparkle overlay and glitter pens. Highlights were added with white pen and additional shading added with pencils.
  5. The image was edged with alcohol marker and by blending with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
  6. Extra sparkle was added with glitter glue and Glossy Accents. PVA pearls were applied to the border.

Tranquility

AW Tranquility

I have been trying to have a go at Parchment craft as I love the delicate result. I thought that it would make a lovely tranquil version. No picot cutting as I am hopeless, so I cheated with a die. I tried to hide the glue but still ended up with a blob of showing through the parchment – eek! I was fairly pleased with the results but have a lot to learn and more practice needed yet.

Materials:

  • Tranquility stamp set
  • 6 X 6 inch scalloped card blank, parchment, gold satin board
  • 6 X 6 inch decorative stencil
  • Pergamano tools (embossing mat, embossing tools, mapping pen, Sticky Ink and Perga Glue)
  • Inkpads: StazOn (Opaque White), Distress Ink (Tattered Rose)
  • Scalloped circle dies (Pin Dot Scalloped Circle – Tattered Lace)
  • PVA pearls (tangerine), extra fine glitter and sequins
  • Used tumble dryer sheet

How it was done:

  1. The gold card and parchment were cut out using dies. The background was created using Distress Ink through the stencil (using a blending brush).
  2. The image was stamped onto the front of the parchment using white StazOn. I then embossed the outlines on the back of the parchment using a fine embossing tool, tracing the stamped image. To help aid the embossing tool to glide on the parchment I rubbed over the surface using the tumble drier sheet first.
  3. Larger embossing tools were then used to add shading. Although it is generally called ‘shading’ it is actually ‘highlighting’ as embossing stretches the parchment and makes it whiter. You need to work gently and slowly, leaving the parchment to rest between layers of further whitening. I did tear her cloak (eeeeek) but managed to disguise it with a little Perga Glue which was later covered with glitter.
  4. Sparkly highlights were then added to the front using a mapping pen (dip pen), sticky ink and extra fine glitter.

Meditation

AW Meditation

I love creating monochromatic blue & white cards. Perfect for a tranquil meditation.

Materials:

  • Tranquility and Wisteria Lane stamp sets
  • 15cm square card blank, blue card for die cut panel, white stamping card
  • Versafine Inkpad (Majestic Blue)
  • Water based sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir – blue and clear)
  • Alcohol marker (dark blue)
  • PVA peals
  • Decorative square and arched panel dies (Tonic)

How it was done:

  1. The images were stamped with Versafine ink and were coloured with sparkle pens and a damp brush to create shading. Decorative stamped elements were positioned to frame the central image.
  2. The panels were cut using dies and edged with blue marker to frame. 3D foam was used to mount the central image and give it more depth.
  3. Finished with PVA pearls.

Sneak Peek of my samples for Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda TV tomorrow

Hi all – Lesley and Judith are back on Hochanda tomorrow (Tues) with more lovely stamps from Chocolate Baroque (10am and 2pm Freeview Channel 85 or watch online from the Hochanda website – live or on catch up).

 

Here is a sneaky peek of my samples.

 

AW April Trees

 

Also Colouricious are on with block printing (11 and 3pm) and so excited that Andy Skinner will be on too with mixed media shows (12 and 4pm).

Sneaky Peek of my samples for Chocolate Baroque shows today

Chocolate Baroque are back on Hochanda TV today  with some lovely Eastern themed stamps (UK 10am and 2pm – Freeview Channel 85, or watch live online from their website at hochanda.com). They are also brining a fabulous sentiment sheet – brilliant for arty and mixed media projects.

 

I have so enjoyed making samples for the shows and cannot wait to see more creations from my Teamies and FAB demos from Lesley and Judith.

 

Here is a sneaky peek:

March Oriental

If you miss the shows they remain up on the Hochanda website for a couple of weeks so you can catch up later.

Birthdays are Good for You Quick and Easy Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Birthdays Good for You CAS

 

Good morning. This is one of my quick and easy samples created for Chocolate Baroque. You can make it in around 15 minutes.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the background card randomly with black ink. Note: I used StazOn as my card blank was shiny (if you are using mat card then Versafine will be ok).
  2. Trim the stamping card to fit the front leaving a border and edge with black pen. Draw a circle lightly in pencil and divide into quarters. Stamp using 3 small stamps on the block at the same time and Versafine, turning the card between stamping and stamping into each corner to create a wreath design. Tip: Lay your stamps onto the card placing them around your drawn circle and then pick them up onto your acrylic block. A gridded acrylic block will help you to line up while repeat stamping. Note: This can also be done with a stamping gear if you have one, or using a stamp platform, turning the card 90 degrees between each stamping. Do a quick practice on copy paper to get the placement. You need to leave enough space for the sentiment in the middle. This sounds complicate but it really is easy – honest.
  3. Stamp the sentiment with Versafine and colour the images with sparkle pens. Glue to the card front.

Quick and Easy Birthday Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Love & Happiness CAS

 

Another quick make for you.

Materials:

Breath of Spring and Birthday Words stamp sets

11 X 14cm ready made gold aperture card, inked card for background from my stash

Versamark Inkpad

WOW Embossing Powder (Detail White)

Metallic glitter pen (gold)

How to make it:

Note: I used a ready made background paper from my stash. I created it by painting with water based inks and dropping dishwasher salt granules onto the ink while still wet. This was then left to fully dry before brushing off the salt. These are so quick and easy to make and I tend to do a batch of them so I always have some backgrounds in my stash. You could use a commercial printed paper instead.

Trim the patterned paper to fit behind the card aperture and stamp the images with Versamark Ink. Heat emboss with white powder.

Stick behind the aperture and colour the butterfly with the gold pen and add faux stitching around the border for sparkle.