Monday 22 July 2019

Words to Dazzle & Sparkle

Hi everyone it's my turn on the Chocolate Baroque design team blog today. I love all the great background stamps from CB & my first design is just concentrating on using Damask Panel
I started out by embossing 3 times on white card using a black inkpad & clear embossing powder. That done I got out my Distress inks & sponged Seedless Preserves & Salty Ocean softly over the entire area. I then cut around 2 pieces leaving a narrow border & then mounted onto black card.  The card blank is a white DL used sideways & as you can see I've attached one piece at the bottom right of the card & then turned the other piece up the other way & mounted it slightly over the bottom piece & standing up over the top of the fold of the card. I used 3D foam tape for this piece to give some dimension. From the 3d piece I die cut the tag & layered it onto some white card. The sentiment which has been stamped onto a punched circle comes from Words to Dazzle & Sparkle & I've edged the circle with a black pen. To finish I've punched 3 smaller circles, edged them also with black & attached to the bottom left.

For my next design I've used one of my favourites, the very useful Mosaic Flower. I'm a great fan of monochromatic designs using just one colour but this technique using a spot of colour works well to for quite a dramatic effect.
I've stamped twice & coloured one piece with  simply red & grey pens. I've then punched 4 circles from the image & again edged them with black pen. I've then simply over laid them onto the other image matching up the design carefully. The 5" x 7" white card blank has been randomly stamped with On the Tiles & a grey inkpad & the image mounted onto red card before attaching to card blank. The sentiment once again comes from Words to Dazzle & Sparkle

My 3rd design is a December birthday greeting using Hark the Christmas Rose stamped onto White Silk Board with black ink & embossed with clear embossing powder. I've water coloured with the gorgeous Koh-I-Noor water colour palette & mounted onto brown card before attaching to a 6" x 6" ivory card blank. To finish I've wrapped some baker's twine around the fold of the card. The cute birthday greeting comes from the newly launched Christmas stamps, Christmas Circles.

That's all for this time, see you again soon,Debbie

Sunday 7 July 2019

My Chocolate Baroque Debut

Hi everyone I'm Debbie & this is my first blog post as a Chocolate Baroque team member so I'm just a bit excited! 
I was asked recently what was the first Chocolate Baroque stamp that I bought? What better way to introduce myself to you all!

So let's start off with Medici Flower stamped onto a Brusho background with a black inkpad & simply coloured with water based pens. 

The image was then mounted onto black card & I've added thin strips of black card to the background to add interest.  The background has been created with Studded Lattice which I have embossed with white powder & sponged with Distress inks Worn Lipstick & Spun Sugar. The sentiment comes from Amazing Mackintosh Words. I've mounted the design onto an A5 white card blank. 

For my second design I've used French Heart which has also been stamped onto a Brusho background & water coloured using Brusho powders.

 I have used Chocolate Baroque White Silk Board which is a great quality card especially for this technique.
 I have used a 7" x 7" ivory card blank & this has been stamped with Open Weave using a brown inkpad & I've also sponged lightly around the edges of the card blank. 
The sentiment also comes from Amazing Mackintosh Words & both stamped pieces have been mounted onto orange & then brown card before attaching to the card blank. 

For my third & last design I've used one of my favourites Lords & Ladies.

 I've embossed in white onto a circle of Kraft card & coloured with water colour pencils which have not been activated with water. I find that you get stronger colour when using Kraft card than with ordinary pencils. 
I've used a 7" x 7" white card blank which I've stamped with Square Bubbles using Distress ink Seedless Preserves. I've also softly sponged around the edges using the same inkpad.
As before the sentiments with which I've randomly stamped around the edges of the card blank come from the very versatile Amazing Mackintosh Words. To finish I've added some faux stitching around the edge of the circle using a white gel pen before attaching to the card blank.

I hope you've enjoyed my designs. See you again next time, Debbie