Harlequin Rose card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Harlequin Rose Colour Challenge 34

 

Good morning. Here is my contribution to the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge this month. I used the lovely Harlequin Rose stamp.

Materials:

How it was done:

  1. The main image was stamped with Versafine and embossed with clear powder. I coloured it with Distress Inks and added some sparkle with clear sparkle pen.
  2. The image was cut out using a die. Whilst the shape was still in the die I coloured it with gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges. I then removed the shape and added faux stitching around the edge.
  3. I cut the background mat in brown card, layered everything up and glued to the card front, adding the ribbon strip.
  4. Finally finished with PVA pearls.

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

Yay – Lesley is back on Hochanda tomorrow (24th April) – 7am, 10am and 3pm (Freeview Channel 85 – or watch online).

 

Here is a sneak peek of some of my samples. I will be revealing more and blogging tutorials throughout the month.

 

AW Gold Bird CAS SPAW Butterfly Wishes SPAW Floral Thanks CAS SPAW Spring Bird CAS SPAW Spring Floral Parchment SPAW Fairyland Colour Challenge 35 SPAW Mystic Night SPAW Welcome to Fairyland SP

Katya Missing Home Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Missing You 2

AW Missing You 1

 

Good morning. Here is the last of my TV show samples using the lovely Katya stamp (recently featured on Hochanda). The idea was to create a sort of dream scene depicting Katya missing her home.

 

Materials:

  • Katya, Silhouette Palaces, Babushka and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank (white stamping card), copy paper to make masks
  • Distress Inkpad (Tumbled Glass), Multi coloured dye based inkpad (blues & purples)
  • Glitter pens (Sakura Gel – blue, purple) and sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir – teal, clear)
  • Clouds stencil (Sheena Douglass)

 

How it was done:

  1. I first stamped Katya 4 times onto the corners of the card, leaving ink off the bottom portion of the stamp. I chose Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to get a pale effect.
  2. I cut a circle mask from copier paper. Covering the central section I then applied Distress Ink through the cloud stencil, lightly using a sponge. I coloured Katya’s headdress with glitter and sparkle pens using a water brush to get some shading.
  3. I edged the card with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment around the border.
  4. Using the other part of my paper mask I covered the background leaving just the central opening to work though. I stamped and cut out the buildings from copier paper to make more masks. I first stamped the foreground image (using multi coloured ink), then covered it with the mask before stamping the next building behind. Finally I covered both foreground images and stamped the silhouette palace at the back.
  5. I used the cloud stencil again to add detail to the sky area. I then coloured the images picking up ink from my mat with a water brush.
  6. Finally I added a little spatter by picking up watered down ink and sparkle pen from my mat onto an old toothbrush.

Quick and Easy Tree cards created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Orchard CAS

 

Good morning. Here are another couple of quick and easy cards using the Orchard Design a Tree stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. These are great for batch making. The sentiment space could be left blank and stamped as needed for those emergency last minute cards that we often need. Make them in lots of different colours or try stamping on ready patterned paper.

I used ink spritzers with mica to create the backgrounds (these were left over offcuts from another project), trimmed and used a corner rounder punch to finish. Edged quickly with marker pen to frame.

I stamped the trees with Versamark and used a sparkly embossing powder (difficult to see in the photos). I used a Versamark embossing pen to anchor the trees and extend the scene with just a couple of quick drawn lines.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine.

Materials:

Quick and Easy Butterfly Cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a set of quick and easy butterfly cards created using the large Patchwork Butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Butterfly CAS 1

The first: Wet card and sprinkle Brusho onto butterfly, spritz again to encourage colour burst. Leave to dry naturally for an intense effect, or use a heat gun to reduce the colour intensity slightly. Add some Glossy Accents onto some areas for added interest

AW Butterfly CAS 2

AW Butterly 3

The second and third done by colouring the stamp with watercolour pens and overstamping onto the black image. Tip: Colour the stamp directly with pens, then lightly mist with water to activate before stamping. Can stamp several times from one colouring of the stamp – misting again between each re-stamping. Great for batch making. To encourage more colour bleed I also spritzed the card after stamping the coloured image to give a nice watercolour effect.

 

 

Materials:

Patchwork Butterfly and Words of Inspiration stamp sets

8 X 8 inch white card blanks and watercolour card

Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)

WOW embossing powder (Clear Gloss)

Brusho powders

Watercolour pens (Spectrum Aqua)

Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)

Glossy Accents

Katya Pendant created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Katya Pendant 1

AW Katya Pendant 2

 

Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used it in a different way to make a jewellery pendant. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

Katya stamp

Air dry clay*

Pebeo Gilding Wax (various ‘golds’)

Bronze Powertex

Recycled gold plated necklace chain

*I am currently evaluating various air dry clays and their suitability for jewellery making. Some are too brittle when rolled out to make thinner items, others too light to make pendants that hang nicely. I added a coat of Powertex to this to give it a base colour (dark brown) and with the hope of hardening the slightly porous clay. When I have finished my experiments I will blog more details of my finds.

Make a Wish card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Make a Wish

 

Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used in in a different way to make a decorative mandala. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

  • Katya and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, stamping card (white), coloured card (blue with lighter blue core)
  • Multicoloured dye based inkpad (All Night Media – Berry Rainbow) and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • WOW Embossing powder (Clear Gloss)
  • Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
  • Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
  • Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
  2. Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
  3. Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.