Monday 23 December 2019

F is For....By Debbie

It's time for my second visit to the Chocolate Baroque blog and more of my samples from the November Hochanda show. Chocolate Baroque launched 2 decorated initial stamps this month and here's the second one F is For and 3 samples with different looks and techniques.

This one has been stamped onto a mica sprayed background using Versafine black and I've added some colour to the flowers with water based pens. The image has been mounted onto black card and the 7 x 7 white card blank has been stamped with one of the butterflies from Butterfly Mind using grey ink.
 This one has been embossed with gold powder onto navy card and the flowers coloured with metallic pens. The A5 white card blank has been stamped with a worker stamp from Freedom Flower
The 3rd sample has been stamped onto white vellum with Brilliance Graphite Black and then the flowers coloured on the back with metallic pens. I have used clear foam pads and transfer foils to mask the pads which I have used to attach the vellum to some white card. To finish mount onto grey card, an embossed lilac piece and finally onto a white 5 x 7 card blank.

Here are the rest of my samples some of which didn't make it onto the show.

Butterfly Mind embossed with white powder on ivory vellum.

Butterfly Mind on a sprayed acrylic background

Butterfly Mind on a inked background 

 Butterfly Mind gold embossed on a card front and cut away on one side

Freedom Flower, Butterfly Mind and 

That's all from me for this time and my last time on the Chocolate Baroque Design team as I've made the decision to concentrate on my own workshops and craft projects. I'll still be keeping up to date with Lesley and all the team so from me, bye for now! Debbie

Friday 6 December 2019

O is Debbie

Hello again and time to show you my samples from the November Chocolate Baroque  show on Hochanda. I really loved this month's launch, really versatile with lots of scope for ideas. Here's my first design featuring O is For.

 For this design I took an 8 x 8 ivory card blank. I started with a square of ivory card and masked a circle at the centre. I then took a circle die just to mark a larger circle around the masked area. I then sponged the entire area using Distress inks Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo around the edges. Now remove the mask from the centre. I used the small tree from the set to stamp all around the outer circle at clock number intervals. Next I stamped the "O" from the set into the centre of the masked circle using Versafine Vintage Sepia and sponged the sky and ground using a piece of torn card. I then coloured with water based markers. to finish layer onto brown and Kraft card before attaching to the card blank. 

Here's another look at O is For which I've stamped onto a mica sprayed background using Versafine Onyx Black and added some touches of colour with water based pens. I've used  the small tree again in the corners of the pink layer and then mounted onto a die cut background before attaching to a 7 x 7 white card blank. 

For my next design I've used Remembrance Tree and Harmony Tree and I think this has to be my favourite of my samples. I've tried to depict the 4 seasons and I think it's worked out very well. I used backgrounds made with Distress inks with the spray & smooch method and then stamped with Versafine black. I just added a touch of colour with water based pens and the 4 pieces were mounted onto an 8 x 8 white card blank.

Here are a few more looks at those lovely tree stamps and ideas to go with them.

 Here we have 2 Artist Trading Hearts but I decided to turn them into pretty little plaques.

That's all from me for this time I'll be back later in the month to show you the last of my samples. Bye for now Debbie

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Vintage Ephemera part 2 by Debbie

Hello again everyone here's my second chance to show you my samples form the October Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda.

Here's my first sample using Art of Chess

Simply Stamped with Versafine Onyx Black I began by stamping the 2 large chess pieces at the front of the design & then masked them using Pebeo drawing liquid. I then stamped the chess board and other pieces into the background. I stamped the chess pieces randomly over the A5 white card using a grey inkpad, before adding the image which has been layered onto black card.

For my next design I used Music Fanfare plus some of the stamps from Baroque

For this one I took an A5 white card blank and folded the front half back on itself. I stamped a background using stamps from Music Fanfare and Distress inks Picked Raspberry and Iced Spruce. I then took a square of white card and stamped with one of the stamps from Baroque Ephemera 1 using grey ink before stamping the violin over the top. I coloured with pencils and distressed the edges of the piece. I then mounted it at an angle onto a piece of bright pink card and then onto grey before attaching to card. Below is a closer look at the background.

Here's another look at Music Fanfare this time embossed in gold onto brown card and layered onto ivory, gold and brown onto an ivory A5 card blank.
Here are the rest of my samples and some which didn't make it onto the show.

Simply stamped in black Versafine for a monochrome look, Movie Strip on a background from Baroque Ephemera 1 and 2 

Floral Grunge stamped onto an old book page several times and decoupaged.

The postcard stamp from Baroque Ephemera 2 with some die cut corners and flowers 
plus some lace on a 7 x 7 ivory card blank.
Finally, the fun bingo card stamp from Baroque Ephemera 1 and coloured with water based pens on an ivory 5 x 7 card blank.

That's all for this time, don't forget to watch the next Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda in early December. Bye for now Debbie 

Monday 11 November 2019

Vintage Ephemera by Debbie

Gosh don't the weeks just whiz by, can't believe Christmas is almost upon us again. It's my turn on the blog today and a chance to share my samples from the October show with all the lovely vintage themed stamps.
My first thought when I saw the plethora of lables, tickets and old postcards was to make a mini scrapbook so I began by making a "masterboard" in 2 complimenting colours. I took most of the small stamps from Baroque Ephemera1 and Baroque Ephemera 2 and placed them randomly on a large acrylic block. I used Distress Inks Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Weathered Wood,Frayed Burlap and Hickory Smoke to sponge over 2 A4 sheets of card. I then over stamped with the stamps on my block using Versafine Vintage Sepia to form a great background.

I die cut the 2 sheets then and stuck the 2 colourways back to back to form my mini scapbook. I used old family photos to compliment the general look and added lace, paper flowers, buttons, pearls, washi tape etc before putting all together with a book ring.

 Also featured in the October shows on Hochanda  was Movie Strip and I was really pleased how well this went with the Ephemera stamps.
For the next sample I simply white embossed the flower onto white card and added some black Brushos before spraying with water and letting the Brushos do their thing. I just love the fact that you never know what you're going to end up with! I stamped a few of the vintage stamps randomly using Versafine Onyx Black.

 I then took a 7 x 7  ivory card blank and stamped with  Versafine Vintage Sepia before layering the image onto orange card and attaching to the card blank.

For my final sample for this time I've used another lovely floral stamp Floral Grunge.
I took a white A4 card blank and masked the top and bottom with masking tape leaving a band in the centre approx. 3" wide. I then sponged Distress inks Wild honey, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge over this band and when the inks were dry I carefully removed the tape.
I used Floral Grunge to stamp  in 3 areas partly over the inked area using Versafine Onyx Black. I like the clean simplicity of this design.

A closer look.

That's all for this time but I'll be back later in the month with more samples. 
Bye for now Debbie

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Happy Flower Day Part 2

Hello everyone, it's my turn on the blog again and here are the rest of my samples from the September Hochanda shows. I'll start with one of my favourites and a favourite technique too- Intaglio enamelling. 

For this design I've used  Artist Trading Heart & Happy Flower Day. I stamped the heart onto thick card and cut it out. I then covered the entire surface with Versamark and then applied chunky bronze embossing powder before heating to melt. I repeated this process twice more and while the enamelling was still molten after the third application, I stamped the butterfly from Happy flower Day into it having inked the stamp first with a black inkpad. you will need to let the enamelling cool before you remove the stamp.

I mounted the heart onto a piece of Kraft card which had been passed through an embossing folder and given a light coating of gilding wax. To finish I added some narrow organza ribbon and attached to a 6 x 6 white card blank.  

Next, we have the pretty butterfly from Happy Flower Day which I've embossed onto navy card using pink, green, lilac and blue embossing powders. I sprinkled a little embossing powder randomly and heated from below. I also stamped the butterfly onto the 7 x 7 white card blank using a grey inkpad. 

Above and below we have 2 different looks to the gorgeous Celebration Bouquet. Above I've used Brushos to make a vibrant background and then stamped over the top using a black inkpad.  I then coloured using water based pens. I stamped the A5 card blank using Open Weave and a brown inkpad. To finish I mounted onto some Kraft card and added some string for a natural look.

It's amazing how many different looks you can achieve using the same stamp. For this design I stamped onto self adhesive stationery labels using a black inkpad. I coloured softly with pencils and then peeled the labels off the backing sheet and repositioned them onto pink card, white card and finally grey. I then attached to a white A5 card blank.

Here are the rest of my samples and some which didn't appear on the show. 

An MDF tag using Geometric Heart

An MDF door hanger using Happy Flower Day

Embossed in gold using Geometric Hearts.

Onto a background made from inks and rock salt the pretty
 butterfly from Happy Flower Day

Geometric Hearts again simply chopped up and reformed onto a randomly stamped background embossed in gold.

This background was made with Distress inks onto a Gel plate. 
Celebration Bouquet has been stamped with a black inkpad and coloured with pencils.

Here I've inked inside a masked oval and stamped the lovely magnolia
 from Happy Flower Day. I coloured with pencils for this one before layering onto 
white card.

Finally we have a simple bookmark from Happy Flower Day.

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Don't forget to watch out for 
the Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda in November.
Bye for now. Debbie 

Sunday 13 October 2019

Happy Flowers and Flowers Day by Debbie

Hi everyone, it's my turn to show you the samples I designed for the September Chocolate Baroque Hochanda show. We had some lovely florals and hearts to choose from and a wealth of options for your imagination. 

Here's my first design using Celebration Bouquet

For this one I simply embossed the image with white powder onto Kraft Card and sponged with Distress inks Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Fossilized Amber.
I then layered onto white & Kraft card before attaching to an A5 Kraft card blank. Very simple but clean and delicate. I just love all the fine detail in this stamp. 

Next, we have Happy Flowers Day

This is one of my favourites and for this one I began by flicking some brown ink onto an 
8 x 8 ivory card blank. Next I die cut some hexagons and then stamped parts of the magnolia, butterfly and script using a black inkpad. I coloured with  pencils and attached 2 strips of burlap onto the card blank before attaching the hexagons.

I just loved September's stamps and once I got going I just couldn't stop! My next sample incorporates the great Artist Trading Heart and Geometric Trading Hearts.

This again is a simple design. I stamped both hearts onto card which I had smooched (wipe the card through watered ink on your craft mat) Distress inks onto using a black inkpad. I then cut them both out and stamped the sentiment and image onto the plain one.
I stamped Square Bubbles  onto a 6 x 6 white card blank using a grey inkpad and sponged Distress ink Wilted Violet  around the edges. 

 Finally we have the Snakehead Fritillary from Happy Flowers Day  

For this card I stamped onto a white die cut oval (a smaller one for the sentiment) using a purple inkpad and then stamped again without re inking the stamp (secondary stamping) which gives you an interesting shadowy effect. I coloured the flowers in the foreground using pencils and mounted onto a grey A5 card blank.

That's all for this time but I'll have lots more to show you later in the month including the samples which didn't make it onto the show. 
Thanks for visiting Debbie