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.

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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 I created a newer version of this one incorporating the new stencils (will share later).

 

 

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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

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)