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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Spring Birthday (by Asha)

Hello, friends! It's finally here ... Spring, I mean. So, my for last Spring themed project for the DT Blog, I made a cheerful Birthday card using bright and zippy colours featuring the silhouette tall plant from Spring Foliage. The greeting is from Words To Dazzle and Sparkle and the butterflies are from Baroque Meadow.

I started by blending Distress Inks on a piece of watercolour paper. Here are the colours I used:
GrassMowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio
SunMustard Seed and Fossilized Amber. With a stencil, I applied the Wild Honey to suggest rays of the sun.
SkyMermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers

Then I splashed some water to get that splodgy effect. Next came the images and greeting  - all stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. Final touches - little drops of liquid pearls and some Stickles Black Diamond over the silhouette leaves. All of the products linked above are available from the Chocolate Baroque online store.

I've got more details of tools and products over at my blog. My team-mates have a few more vernal beauties with this stamp to inspire you before we move on to the stunning new stamps introduced by Lesley on Hochanda. Curious? Make sure you swing by the DT blog for more project ideas using these new stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.



Friday, 24 March 2017

allium by Veronica

A very simple card today using the lovely big allium stamp from breath of spring set.
The base card is 5"x7", and the white card I stamped the image on was 4.5"x6.5" - as you can see, this is a large stamp, measuring over 4" in height.  It was stamped in black memento ink, as was the sentiment from words to dazzle and sparkle.
I coloured the image using blue, lavender and green alcohol markers, and edged the card with the lavender marker to give the impression of a matt before adding to the base card.
A very quick card, and a general purpose sentiment to cover almost any occasion.

I hope you are enjoying the new shows on Hochanda today, there are some stunning samples from the girls which will be on the blog soon.....

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring Bird Daffodil (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a card made using stamps from Spring Bird Daffodil. I think daffodils are my favourite flower, they are so fresh and pretty. Before I tell you about this project, just a reminder to book your place on the sofa to watch Lesley on Hochanda at 7pm as she will be launching some fabulous new stamps!!

 I've  coloured the focal image with Pencils and distressed with Gathered Twigs distress ink. The background was made with more distress inks,glimmer mists, a little stencilling and one of the smaller stamps from the same set, again coloured with  pencils.

 I used one of the smaller stamps with Gathered Twigs ink around the edges and added some seam binding ribbon dyed with more distress ink, a little lace and a paper daffodil. As a finishing touch I made some raindrops here and there on the background with dots of glossy accents, dragged into a drop shape with a cocktail stick. 

Thanks for visiting today, 
Claire xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Neat storage (by Gerrina)

I can't believe that already we have reached the last week of Gerrina's guest blogging spot, time really has got wings on at the oment. Anyway her final project is a beautiful idea for enhancing your storage, gorgeous.

Already the last of my Guest DesignTeamposts at Chocolate Baroque this month.

This time I made something that can make your craftroom an inspiration place and still is so useful. I have taken a glass jar that I use for markers:

Used materials:
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque Floribunda Net
Ink: Versafine Onyx black,
Other: Glass jar, white linen cardstock and Caran D'Áche crayons

To make:
  • Cut a piece of linen cardstock that fits the glass jar that you want to use.
  • Stamp the Floribunda Net stamp with black ink several times, starting at the left side and each time masking just the big rose on the left side, untill the end of your piece of linnen cardstock. I used a stamping tool to match the net pattern.
  • Colour all the leaves and flowers with crayons.

I hope you have enjoyed my designs and I will see you later in the year. 

Creative greetings,

This is such a great idea and can be applied to any other glassware that you may have. Thank you so much for the last three weeks of inspiration Gerrina, we look forward to your return in the Autumn.

If you have enjoyed this post please drop by again and catch up with our regular Design Team girls' projects and ideas.