You can see the original post on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog. Here, I will give you details of the inks, paints and techniques used to create these cards.... and you get a see the inside of the cards!
For my first project, I inked the background in rich autumnal tones with various hues of reds, orange and mustard Distress Inks by Tim Holtz, starting from the outside with Aged Mahogany and Barn Door blending into Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed toward the inside. Then I stamped some grassy bits from the Wild Meadow A4 sheet and a sentiment from the Loving Words A5 sheet, both using Aged Mahogany.
I stamped the focal image on Elegance 300gsm paper using Memento Tuxedo Black and fussy cut it. Then I masked the image, applied Mustard Seed on the remaining white background to match the card front and coloured the stems with Promarker Marsh Green. Then I adhered this piece to the prepared background. I stamped the floral image again and this time coloured the flowers with Red and Poppy and the leaves with Pear Green and Lime Green. Then I fussy cut these and adhered them to the main image. To finish, 3 black bling in the centre of the three flowers shown below.
The sentiment on the inside is from the Birthday Words A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Smokey Grey. The grassy bits is a stamp from the Wild Meadow A4 sheet, stamped with Rusty Hinge.
Challenges for this card:
Amusing Challenges #12: AG
Word Art Wednesday #133: AG Uplifting
Allsorts #260: Happy Birthday
When I saw this arty image form the Nouveau Lovebirds A4 sheet, I didn't know what to make of it. It looked like an alien growth of sorts, but I was determined to used it ... somehow. I started by inking the background with lighter tones of Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and a little Weathered Wood at the edges with some dark yellow Mustard Seed radiating from the centre. I stamped a design from Texture Fragments A4 sheet using Stormy Sky.
Challenges for this card:
One Stitch At A Time #214: AG
Always Something Creative #75: AG
Challenges 4 Everybody #41: AG
There you have it - two simple cards with contrasting colour combos. Despite their art nouveau label, stamps from Fleurs Nouveau and Nouveau Lovebirds collections truly are versatile and will work with any style or skill set. Don't forget to swing by the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog often as the rest of the crew will be posting more projects.
Thanks for stopping by today... and for your patience. I am catching up on the visiting. It really troubles me to know I'm missing so many fabulous makes!