Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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.



Materials:
  • 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.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mystic Night card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here is another of my samples for the recent TV shows on Hochanda featuring the Spring Fairies stamp sets. I had so much fun with these.

Materials:
  • Spring Fairies Collection (March Fairy, Butterflies from March, April and May)
  • Floral/foliage stencil and circle template
  • 13.5 X 18cm card blank, card (black, turquoise glitter and white stamping)
  • Watercolours with mica (green, pink)
  • Watercolour pencils (flesh, blue, green, pink)
  • Clear sparkle pen
  • Stickles glitter glue (Star Dust)
  • Glitter paste (turquoise)
  • Versafine (Onyx Black)
How to make it:
  1. Apply glitter paste through the stencil onto black card using a palette knife. Leave to dry.
  2. Paint the background and moon using sparkly mica paints. Use a circle template to help (I used a circle die to draw around). Glue mats and layers to the card front.
  3. Stamp the fairy and butterflies onto white stamping card and cut out. Colour with pencils and paints with mica. Shape and glue to the card front with 3D glue gel.
  4. Finish with Stickles for added sparkle.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sparkling Butterflies card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here is another of my show samples featuring the lovely butterfly stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque.



Note: The butterfly stencils were available in the One Day Special offer on Hochanda but sold out. They are now available again directly from Chocolate Baroque. The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies stencil/masks match the Just Butterflies stamp set perfectly.

Materials:
How to make it:
  1. Two pieces of blue card were cut with the border die. The card blank was created by trimming to approx. 20 X 15.5cm and gluing the decorative border sections together to make a decorative spine. A score line was added to enable the front panel to open.
  2. The Coredinations card was embossed and lightly sanded to reveal the texture, trimmed and layered onto black card (approx. size 16.5 X 14.5 cm). Distress ink was blended in from the edges to frame.
  3. The acetate was trimmed to make an overlay for the card front. Images were stamped using StazOn ink. Stencils were laid onto the back and glitter paste applied using a palette knife. After drying, the ribbon was glued down with strong double sided tape. The panel was then glued to the card front, hiding the glue under the ribbon on the left edge.
  4. Finished with PVA pearls along the decorative spine.

Rocking Butterflies card created for Chocolate Baroque



Good morning. Here is another of my show samples for the butterfly stamp bundle from Chocolate Baroque recently featured on Hochanda.

I used some hand coloured paper from my stash for the background. This was created using the shaving foam technique: Layer shaving foam onto a tray, drop and swirl inks into the surface, pick up and transfer the inks to paper.

I used dies to make the rocker card and to cut the tag and decorative leaves. The flower was created from stamped butterfly wings.
 
Materials:
 
How to make it:
  1. Cut the rocker card, layers, tag and branch using dies.
  2. Stamp the sentiment onto the tag and heat emboss with white powder. Stick down layers. Add faux stitching with the fine pen and PVA pearls.
  3. Stamp the large and small butterflies with Versamark, heat emboss and cut out. Stamp the butterfly wing 7 times and cut out to make the flower petals. Add colour with sparkle pens.
  4. Lightly shape the butterflies and glue to the card. Shape the single butterfly wings and build into a flower. Add a faux gem to the centre. Attach to the card with branches using 3D glue gel.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Butterfly Splendour card created for Chocolate Baroque



Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque. If you missed the shows they are available for a while on the website. Lesley Wharton did some great demos so the shows are well worth a watch. There were also so many fabulous projects and inspiration from my Teamies.

Materials:
How it was made:
  1. I used a large label die to create the decorative card blank using blue card. I cut a decorative mat from the holographic card and layered onto the card front.
  2. The swirls were stamped onto blue card using Versafine and were heat embossed with clear powder.
  3. The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and embossed with the silver sparkly powder. Colour was added using gouache paint. I mixed the blue and white to get a colour to match the blue card base.
  4. The swirls and butterflies were cut out and layered onto the card with 3D glue gel. For added depth and strength I layered some plain blue card butterflies behind the smaller butterflies (using the stamped and cut out ones as a template).
  5. Finally PVA pearls were added around the border.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Yay–I have just discovered Open Livewriter

Last year Windows Livewriter stopped working with my Blogger account and I just couldn’t get it to work and I gave up. Did a little research tonight and I discovered that a newer version has been developed – Windows Open Livewriter.
This is going to make my life so much easier. I can now write my posts from one place and publish as usual to Wordpress and to 2 blogger accounts too (one being my Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog). No more cut & paste for every time I blog to several places. Yippideeee!
Happy Bunny.

UPDATE: I knew it must be too good to be true - after it all worked fine last night - this morning it doesn't load to Blogger! Aaaaargh - technology does my head in at times!

test blog with new open livewriter

test blog with new open livewriter