Kingfisher vest decorated using stamps from Chocolate Baroque

AW Kingfisher Vest 1

AW Kingfisher Vest 2

Still playing with fabric stamping. My house mate is away so I have taken over the kitchen and spread out all my fabrics, dyes and paints. Heaven.

I created this one using stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I decorated a simple vest that I really wasn’t wearing very much. Really happy with the results and my vest has a new lease of life.


Kingfisher Song, Sticks & Stones, and Wild Meadow stamp sets

Vallejo Textile Paints from Colouricious (Bengali Rose, Black and Blue)

Starlight Fabric Paint from Imagination Crafts (Mint)

Jacquard Textile Colour (Super Opaque White)

CutNDry Foam

Briefly how it was done:

I stamped the images along the hem with black paint – using an acrylic block and foam mount on my stamps – in the same way as stamping on card. Tip: When stamping with acrylic or textile paints I like to load the paint onto a piece of cut & dry foam, working it in with a palette knife. I find that this method gives the best stamp coverage without clogging, and the cleanest image when stamped.

I then coloured the image with a fine brush. Some of the colours were mixed together to get the shades that I wanted. I hand painted over the flower tops and stamped more ferns in colour. I also stamped fern tips along the top ribbon edge.

AW Fabric sample Fern

I also used leftover paint on my sponges to stamp a spare piece of fabric that I had pre-coloured with leftover dyes from a previous project. I don’t like to waste anything.


Note about heat setting: I like to leave my design overnight to fully dry before heat setting with an iron on the reverse. I wait for at least 3 days before the first wash.

Quick and Easy Floral card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Wild Flower CAS


Good morning. Today I am sharing another quick and easy card. I used a gorgeous stamp from the Wild Meadow set and Mackintosh Sentiments. I stamped the images onto an ink spritzed background and heat embossed with white embossing powder.


  • Wild Meadow and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • Cream card blank (approx. 12 X 19.5cm)
  • Heavy cartridge paper (approx. 11.5 X 19cm)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • WOW embossing powder (detail white)
  • Ink sprays (red, green, yellow with gold mica)
  • Alcohol ink marker (dark brown)
  • PVA pearls

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the background and dry fully. Tip: I tend to prepare large sheets of background papers in advance and then cut them down as I need. Great to use if you need something done in a hurry, or for batch making sets.
  2. Stamp the flower and sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder. Tip: to prevent the powder sticking where you don’t want it (especially if your card is still a little damp), dust the surface with a little talc.
  3. Edge with alcohol marker to frame and glue to the card blank. Finish with PVA pearls.

Summer T-Shirt created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. I hope that you like my summer themed project. I decided to revamp a plain T shirt top with foliage and butterflies.

AW T shirt front 2


AW T shirt back 1


AW T shirt close up

Close up


  • Wild Meadow, Butterfly Blush and Just Butterflies stamp sets
  • Iron fix fabric paints (green, lime, metallic turquoise, pink, violet, blue, black) and glitter glue for fabric (green/gold)*
  • Light coloured smooth knit T-shirt (turquoise)
  • CutNDry foam, water spritzer bottle
  • Waste copy paper

*I used Vallejo fabric paints (Green, Metallic Turquoise, Bengali Rose, Parma Violet, Blue and Black) plus Martha Stewart Multi Surface Paint (Spring Pasture), and Pinflair Glitter Wand. IMPORTANT NOTE: I was assured that the Pinflair glitter wand was suitable and fixable on fabric (after heat fixing) but mine has just washed out – eek! I will find another glitter glue suitable and let you know when I find an alternative.

Note: If you want to stamp onto a darker coloured fabric you will need to use opaque fabric paints specially formulated for dark fabric.

How to do it:

Prewash the shirt in plain soap to remove any fabric treatments or conditioners (I use ordinary dish washing liquid). Dry and iron to give a smooth stamping surface.

AW Fabric paints

Load the paints onto the CutNDry foam and work in well with a palette knife. Place them sponge side down onto a palette (I used a piece of waste packaging) and lightly spritz with water to keep them damp. While not using I also place a damp cloth over the top. This keeps the paints useable while working on your project. I have found this to be the best method for getting nice crisp stamping without paint clumping or drying out. They will even keep overnight if placed in a plastic bag.

Stamp the butterfly silhouettes onto copy paper and cut out to create masks for stamping. Wash stamps immediately after use.

Lay some plastic sheeting inside the shirt to protect any paint from seeping through layers (i.e. front to back) while stamping. I placed my glass mat inside the shirt while working. Stamp the butterfly silhouettes with multi colours. Dry. A hair dryer is useful to help speed up the drying process while working (the paints do dry quite quickly).

Stamp the butterfly details over the top of the silhouettes using black paint.

AW T shirt mask 1

AW T shirt mask 2

Stamp the foliage using paper masks to protect the butterfly images. Finish with a touch of glitter glue on the butterflies.

Leave overnight for the paints to fully cure and then iron fix the paints on the reverse to make them permanent and washable.

Wild Meadow Dream Card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24

AW Dream Colour Challenge 24

Here is a quick and easy project that I created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24. Loving the vibrant colour scheme this month.


How to make it:

  1. Lightly spritz the card with water and paint with inks, blending yellow into orange and violet. Dry.
  2. Sponge water onto the texture stamp and randomly stamp over the background. Repeat stamping will pick up and transfer some of the underlying ink. Blot with tissue. Dry.
  3. Stamp the thistle with violet ink. Repeat stamp to give paler background impressions (second generation ink stamping).
  4. Partially ink the sentiment stamp to create the sentiment and ‘background’ text.
  5. Outline the panel and card blank with the alcohol marker to frame. Glue down the panel

Fern Scene created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 22

Here is another project that I created for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge 22 this month. It is quick and easy to make too.

AW Colour Challenge 22


Step By Step:

  1. Using CutNDry Foam blend Distress inks straight onto the card, using Carved Pumpkin at the top, blending into Mustard Seed, then Crushed Olive at the base. Dry with a heat gun or hair dryer.
  2. Place the stencil over the card and sponge through gently with water. Lift the ink by patting with tissue. Dry. Tip: Do this quickly and do not rub the card or the fibres may start to break up.
  3. Stamp the ferns and sentiment with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. Stamp the ferns quickly, inking the stamp and stamping 2 or 3 times in succession (i.e. without re-inking) to get the more faded ferns in the background. Repeat until you are happy with the arrangement.

Quick and easy stamping projects created for Chocolate Baroque

Here are some small cards and notelets that are really quick and easy to make. These were created for Chocolate Baroque – we were given the proviso that they should be possible to make in under 15 minutes. Eeeek – not an easy one for me as I like to stamp, layer, cut out and embellish. It took me a while to come up with these but I loved having a production line of quick and easy projects. I now have some lovely cards and notelets ready in my stash for sending out to my friends when I need something in a hurry.

Do take a look at the other projects from my fabulous Teamies on the Design Team Blog.

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AW Ferns 4

AW Ferns 5


The backgrounds and stamping were done using Distress Inks. The fern is from the Wild Meadow stamp set and sentiments from Words of Inspiration and Mackintosh Sentiments sets.

Unicorn Decorative Stepper Card (using Tattered Lace dies)

I have mixed & matched die cuts with electronic cuts using the Brother ScanNCut and a Tattered Lace USB stick for this one. I have also used an old wood mounted unicorn rubber stamp from my stash.

AW TL Birthday open

Birthday Card Stepper – Giving Dimension to the Scene

AW TL Birthday flat

Birthday Card Folded Down

Materials Used:

· Tattered Lace dies: Decorative Centre Stepper (ETL71), Pin Dot Decorative Rectangles (ETL93), Floral Layers Echinacea (ETL120), Floral Layers All About The Middle (ETL121)

· Tattered Lace USB Stick No.1 (Flowers and Foliage) for the Brother ScanNCut – Big Fern and Ferns designs. Alternatively use the dies: Big Fern (D379) and Ferns (D5909)

· A4 thick white card stock to make the shutter card

· Thick white card suitable for stamping and wet media

· Thinner white card suitable for the ScanNCut

· Unicorn rubber stamp (old from my stash – Co-Motion stamps), Fern rubber stamp (Chocolate Baroque – Wild Meadow set), Sentiment clear stamps (Personal Impressions).

· Dark blue alcohol marker and fine tipped black marker

· Grey watercolour pen (Spectrum Aqua – Charcoal)

· Inkpads: Memories (blue), Memento (London Fog), Distress Ink (blues: Broken China and Tumbled Glass; greens: Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Old Paper, Shabby Shutters; Yellow: Mustard Seed, and Orange: Carved Pumpkin)

· Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)

· Paint brush and Cut ‘N’ Dry Foam

· Ball tool and soft mat for flower shaping

· Acrylic glue and 3D glue gel

Step By Step:

1. Cut the shutter card in white card.

2. Cut the side panels and sentiment strip in stamping card using dies from the Shutter Card set, and the central panel using die No. 9 from the Pin Dot Decorative Rectangles.

3. Keeping the panels within the dies use Cut ‘n’ Dry foam to blend Distress Inks over the background; blues at the top blending into Crushed Olive at the bottom. Outline with the blue alcohol pen to frame. See step 1 picture.

4. Stamp the three main panels with the fern using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. See step 1 picture.

5. Stamp the fern onto the sentiment strip with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Stamp the Sentiment with Memories Blue ink. See step 1 picture.

6. Stamp the unicorn onto stamping card with Memento Ink. Use the fine tipped black pen to emphasis the eye, nose and hooves. Colour with the grey watercolour marker, blending out the colour with the brush and water. Finish with a little glitter glue. Cut out with scissors and shape using your fingers. See step 1 picture.

7. Cut out 6 each of the small Echinacea flower. Colour the flowers with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and then edge using the Blue Memories ink. Shape the petals from the back, turn over and press the ball tool into the centre to give dimension. Layer 2 flowers together offsetting the petals and glue. Add glitter glue to the centres. See step 2 picture.

8. Cut out 6 each of the small circular stamens. Colour with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and a little Carved Pumpkin Ink. Layer 3 together, glue and press the centres with the ball tool to make them 3D. Add a little glitter glue to the centres. See step 2 picture.

9. Cut out the ferns on the Brother ScanNCut. Colour with a variety of green Distress Inks. Shape slightly using the ball tool. See step 2 picture.

10. Glue the main mats onto the card with acrylic glue. Use 3D glue for the sentiment mat.

11. Attach the leaves, flowers and unicorn using acrylic glue and 3D glue under raised shaped areas.

AW TL Birthday step 1

Birthday Card Step 1

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Birthday Card Step 2