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Friday, 9 December 2016

White Xmas Box (by Magda) - Fat Robin

It is nearly time to pack up the Christmas gifts, and perhaps you would like to prepare a personalized package.

Step by Step
1. Use a box of 7cms x 6cms
2. Put wall tape on the box to create some texture
3. Cover the box with white Gesso and let it dry
4. Paint the box with white Acrylic Paint and flip with a brush Distress Paint  - Tarnished Brass
5. Stamp theFat Robin on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black
6. Colour the stamp with Distress Inkpad - Brushed Corduroy -  Peeled Paint - Barn Door using a
7. Cut out the shape of the stamped image and glue it with Inkssentials Glue n Seal matte on the box as

Now, I have only to fill my White Xmas Box.
Fat Robin Thanks for passing by and see you soon again


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Candlelight Card (by Anne)

I have been busy with Christmas makes this week. This one was made with the Christmas Candlelight stamp set. I was aiming for a vintage style – think that it worked as it looks like something that has been dragged out of the attic! Tee hee.

I made the card blank with shaped die cuts using cream and Kraft card.

The background was created by stamping the pine cones and colouring with pencils.

The main image was stamped onto smooth cream card. The border was hand drawn. Again coloured with pencils before cutting out.

The image was mounted onto a scalloped mat cut from gold mirror card.

I finished the card with gold and green ribbons, dark gold PVA peals and gold glitter.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Chocolate Baroque Reader's Gallery

Hello everyone, today sees our monthly review of some of your artwork using stamps from the Chocolate Baroque range. We always love to see what you create using the stamps and like to take this opportunity to showcase your creativity on the Design Team Blog. Sadly this will be the last of these posts, as despite our requests, we have not received any contributions from you via email to add to the blog posts. The posts themselves are very time-consuming to create, searching Facebook, Blogland, Pinterest, etc., and reluctantly, we have decided that this will be the last time that we will share your artwork in this way. We hope that you have enjoyed the posts, and will continue to share your artwork on the Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group.

Seen on the Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group this month:

Marga Dounen has created two pretty floral cards:

Julie Scaysbrook has created two lovely Christmas cards this month:

Chris Offa has created some fabulous Brusho backgrounds and used one to make a card:
She then created a vibrant journal spread using her new elephant stamps, adding beading to the images:
Janny has also used an old favourite, combined with stencilled background to create this fun card:
Akkina's cards have been created using some lovely Christmas images, and this colour combination is really pretty:

Another design from Akkina, using the Russian dolls:

The soft grey colour scheme used in Lesley's card is also very effective, showing that you can create very elegant cards without using dramatic colours:

In complete contrast, Kate Currie's card has a real drama with the bold red and white and touches of green:
Shirley's beautiful blue-toned card shows off the white embossing perfectly:
We have a wonderful selection of cards from Miranda next, a stunning feast for the eyes, all using the same basic design, but so beautiful with the different backgrounds and flower choices:

Sue has created a lovely Christmas card, featured on her blog. The added bling on the tree is a very pretty touch:

Kate's use of the large tree stamp in this card is fabulous. Lovely colours that are not necessarily traditional Christmas colours, which makes a refreshing change:
Finally a card from Pat using a chess design. This is a lovely CAS design, perfect for a masculine card, or simply a chess lover:
So there you have it, our final round up of 2016, and thank you so much, you are a truly talented bunch of people. It is always a pleasure to see what you create using the stamps that are available. We look forward to seeing what you create next year!

Please do keep visiting the Design Team Blog for a daily dose of inspiration from the Design Team girls.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Floral tags (posted by Claire)f

Good morning, Claire here with a project made using the beautiful new stamps Floral Notes. I love Christmas crafting but these new stamps are perfect if, like me you fancy a change from making all those Christmas cards.

I took some black tags and used a sticky embossing powder that I've had forever, I wasn't sure if it had gone off so I put it to the test, stamping with versamark and applying the powder before heating. Once I'd heated the powder I applied mica powders with a small brush. I heat embossed the sentiments and applied some gilding wax around the edges of the tags and added some rainbow ribbon to finish off.

Well I'd better get back to those Christmas cards now lol
Keep popping back as my teamies have got lots of beautiful inspiration for you
Claire xx

Monday, 5 December 2016

angels (by Veronica)

 I have been playing with one of my favourite Christmas images, the lovely angel of light.
This one was stamped directly onto a 5"x7" black card blank, (with fingers firmly crossed that it would be straight!), using versamark and stamp'n'bond powder, then a gold mix of gilding flakes.I had originally thought of trimming it down and layering it up, but decided to leave it as it was.

The second version was actually started first, using the silver soft form relief paste to cover the stamp after brushing some areas with mica powder.
Once it had dried, I found that I hadn't put enough powder on to add colour, so painted over with more mica pigments mixed with water. I wanted a starry background, so sprayed the black base card with white decoart shimmer mist - got a bit more of a nebula than starshine though,,,,,,,

The final version was stamped onto white card with versamark and a black sparkle embossing powder, then coloured with mica powders mixed with water.
I tore the card close to the image, using a ruler to get the torn edges as straight as possible, then added blue, silver and lilac matts before mounting onto a white card blank.
The blue and lilac matts were coloured round the edges using the same mica powders used on the angel.

I have left plenty of space to add a greeting, once I have decided where this one is going, I shall leave the first two without a greeting on the front.

There are some beautiful samples coming from the rest of the team, so do keep looking every day. Thank you for all your comments, we love to read them


Sunday, 4 December 2016

A King Is Born (by Asha)

Good morning, friends! It is my turn to bring you a little Chocolate Baroque inspiration. Today, on the Second Sunday of Advent, I want to share with you a festive Art Journal page.

This project showcases the Angel from A Child Is Born, coloured with alcohol markers. I also used the Gothic window from Texture Fragments to add interest to the background.

I applied lots of sparkle and shine to the Angel and to the Texture Pate swirls for that magical effect To create the night sky, I painted the background with acrylic paints and finished it with some white splatters.

I have more pictures and details of tools and products over at my blog. Thank you for stopping by today and come back soon for more amazing creations by the rest of the Design Team.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas in Red and Kraft (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I've always loved the clean and simple style of Christmas card. I have made some very quick designs using kraft card to share with you today.

I stamped part of the Christmas Tree Tangle single stamp onto a piece of kraft card using red ink, and added a sentiment. I edged the card with the same ink, and attached some red and white baker's twine. I then adhered the background to a kraft card blank. The card took mere minutes to make, and would be ideal for batch card making. If like me, you have lots of cards to send, speedy cards like this will save lots of time.

I decided to make the same card in a couple of other colour options, and chose a deep blue, and an olive green. I added some tiny gems for a bit of sparkle, and added either baker's twine, or gingham rbbon to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

November's Blog Comment Winner

Hello everyone, we hope you are doing well.

Once again we would like to thank you all for your visits here at the Design Team blog.  We truly appreciate the time you take to let us know your thoughts about our designs.  
Each comment in November was assigned a number and we used Random Org to draw a winner.  Congratulations to Jan Ltc  (Fabulous Zoe) you have won a £15.00 voucher to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps!  Please send a quick email here to confirm your email address and Lesley will send you your gift certificate.
Lesley will be giving a £15 gift voucher to another lucky winner drawn from December's comments. The more comments you leave the better your chances to win!  

Thank you for your kind words and comments,
Good luck from the Design Team!