Fairyland card created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 35

Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda. I had so much fun with these stamps. I hope that you like my fantasy scene. This one also perfectly fits the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge this month too.


AW Fairyland Colour Challenge 35


  • Spring Fairy Collection , Fantasy Castles, and Magical Landscapes
  • 8 inch square card blank, white stamping card and purple iridescent paper
  • Scrap copy paper to create masks
  • Large decorative circle mat cut from purple card and circle die to cut out image
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black), StazOn (Jet Black)
  • Water based inks (purples)
  • Watercolour pencils (black, purples and greens)
  • Clear sparkle pen
  • Fine tipped marker pen (black) and alcohol marker (purple)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Star Dust)

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the fairies with Versafine, cut out and colour with pencils and a damp brush.
  2. Stamp the wings with StazOn onto the iridescent paper, cut out and decoupage over the stamped fairies.
  3. Stamp the castles and buildings onto copy paper and cut out. Arrange the elements to plan the scene, i.e. it needs to fit into the circle topper which will fit onto the large decorative mat. Stamp the foreground image with Versafine and cover it with your paper mask before stamping the next image behind. Continue covering the foreground images and working towards the background elements. When complete remove the masks and use a fine tipped marker to join up or draw extra elements where needed.
  4. Colour with watercolour pencils and a damp brush. Overlay some areas with clear sparkle pen. I added extra intense colour with water based inks into the background to make the buildings ‘pop’.
  5. Edge the card blank with alcohol marker to frame. Layer and glue down all elements. I used 3D foam and glue gel for added depth.
  6. Finish with touches of glitter glue for added sparkle.

Welcome to Fairyland card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda. I had so much fun with these stamps. I hope that you like my fantasy scene.

AW Welcome to Fairyland


How to make it:

  1. Stamp the scene with Versafine and extend the scene by drawing with the fine tipped pen.
  2. Cover the moon, rocks, castle and fairy wing with masking fluid.
  3. Colour the scene using inks, remove a little colour from the clouds with a wet brush and blotting with paper towel. Note: you can only do this with certain inks (some set into the paper and cannot be lifted after dry, so you may need to work quickly to lift colour while still wet). Dry and remove the masking.
  4. Colour the images with watercolour pencils and blend the colours with a damp brush.
  5. Apply sparkle pen over the moon, fairy wings and sections of the sky.
  6. Edge the card with black alcohol pen and mount onto black card. Glue to card front adding decorative die cuts to corners.
  7. Add Glossy Accents to the fairy and finish with glitter glue for added sparkle.

My Project with the free digital paper download from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Have you seen this month’s lovely new digital paper download on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog? The gorgeous Shabby Paint background. I immediately saw mountains and water so decided to create a scene with mine.

AW Digital Challenge 21


  • Shabby Paint free download paper
  • Fantasy Castles, Magical Landscapes and Tall Trees stamp sets
  • 20.5cm square card base, white stamping card and piece of waste acetate
  • Inkpads: Ranger Archival (Coffee), Distress Inks (Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss), Memento (London Fog), Versamark
  • WOW Embossing Powder (Olive)
  • Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens (browns, turquoise, green)
  • Alcohol marker and fine tipped permanent pen (brown)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)
  • PVA pearls (turquoise) and Ranger Glossy Accents

How it was done:

  1. Printed the paper onto A4 and trimmed to 19.5cm to mat onto the card base. Outlined with brown marker and blended Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) in around the edges.
  2. Stamped the castle onto white card. Extended the rocks by drawing with a fine marker. Coloured with watercolour pens and Distress Inks using a wet brush. Cut out to layer onto the background.
  3. Stamped the castle onto acetate with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs), then transferred the ink onto the background paper to create a mirror image reflection. Then glued down the stamped and coloured castle image over the top.
  4. Used the fine tipped marker to draw in further details to the scene – creating the mountains and foreground. Stamped the clouds with Memento Ink.
  5. Stamped the tree with Versamark and heat embossed with the Olive powder. Further coloured the image with watercolour pens and Distress Inks.
  6. Finished with some glitter on the mountain tops, Glossy Accents on the castle domes, and PVA pearls.

Another Babushka Scene Created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. I have created another scene using the lovely Babushka Russian Dolls. I did a bit of masking to create the background but stamped, shaped and cut out the dolls to layer onto the scene.

AW Babushka Scene

Happy crafting, Anne x.

Materials used:

How it was done:

  1. Stamped the background buildings using masks to cover the foreground images – straight onto the card front.
  2. Stamped the dolls and cut out.
  3. Used a marker to finish the scene and to edge (frame) the card.
  4. Coloured the scene and dolls with watercolour pens.
  5. Shaped and glued the dolls onto the scene with 3D glue gel.
  6. Finished with a little glitter glue for sparkle.