Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #7

Good morning, friends! How are we this cold and frosty morning? Oh yes - we are in the thick of winter, but since I'm a glass half full kinda gal I'm looking ahead to spring. Hopefully it won't be long before we get some sun. What you need is a little therapeutic crafting to brush away the winter blues.

A new Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge has started and we're kicking off this monthly meet-up with warm rich tones... perfect for this time of the year.  If you haven't played yet, now's the time to do so. The colours are super gorgeous and will work for any occasion. You can use any medium to create your projects: paints, inks, pencils, pens, stains, etc., as long as you keep to the colours from the colour swatch.

You don't have to use Chocolate Baroque stamps to play along but if you do you will be entered into a random draw to win £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps. All participants will have a chance to be on the Design Team's Top Three list and proudly display winner's badge on their blog.

I made this all occasion card using one of my favourite stamps by Chocolate Baroque: Pretty Birdcage A5 Rubber Stamps. I'm keeping it simple with a tie-dyed background using a stencil by The Crafter Workshop and TH Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade before adhering the lovely image from the Pretty Birdcage stamp set.  For added texture and to give the flowers some dimension, I added some sheer green ribbon and tied a bow just below the flowers.
Here's a close up of the image. I coloured it with Graph'It markers, added some glitz with Stickles and tiny gems.

And I have to show you the birdie. I gave him a good dousing of Glossy Accents. You can see the light reflect off him ... so tactile!

Products used to make this card:

The challenge will close at 12.00 p.m. (UK) on Tuesday 17th February 2015, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 25th February 2015. I hope you'll play along and run the risk of winning £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps. Are you game?

Speaking of game, I'm taking this card to the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons #94: Things With Wings
Word Art Wednesday #167: AG Inspirational
Inspiration Destination #17: AG
Cards Und More #124: Pets / Animals
Avenue 613 Create #107: AG
Going Grey With Scrap Creations #20: Favourite Embellishment - ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by. Looking forward to seeing your projects over at the challenge blog. Have a wonderful Wednesday, chums!



  1. Wow this is stunning Asha those colours make my mouth water and what beautiful images, this is one top notch make.
    lorraine x

  2. A gorgeous interpretation of the colour theme Asha. A lovely design too.

  3. So absolutely stunning card!

  4. Beautiful Asha! your cards look like sunshine and springtime : ) I'm ready too!!



  5. Beautiful card and fabulous image Asha. Nice and bright too - exactly what we need to chase the winter blues away! Hugs Christine xx

  6. Oh Asha this is stunning! and it's really brightened a dull and dreary day..lots of huggles Sue xx

  7. Asha this is so lovely! Those warm tones really bring out the awesome scene you've created.

  8. Wow was crusin your site looking for the Tuesday Throwdown card and found this one. Asha, it is stunning I love it.. What a wonderful image and love the way you designed the background. Way cool!!
    Linda K.

  9. Stunning card Asha, the colours are gorgeous and i love the background stencil. Amzing how different the image looks in these colours to the ones I used. Love everything about your card, hugs Kate x

  10. WOW!! This is Stunning Asha. I love the images and colours..Loz

  11. Beautiful and wonderfully colored. I love the way your design of the card features the overhanging blossoms from the frame. Great images.

  12. whoaaaa Asha....this is stunning
    Your stencil by The Crafter Workshop and TH Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade behind the main Image it is really magnificiant so dramatic and make a movement on your lovely colored Image
    I adore too this Image but if you tell me Monika coloring this hmm I am not sure I am good at it
    I am not so patient at coloring big area LOL
    your card is stunning today...hugs, Monika

  13. Such a stunning creation Asha. Awesome colours.

  14. such a cute card, thank you for sharing it at Cards und More and good luck, hugs, Marion

  15. Really beautiful design here Asha!! Love that bird image and your background image is really cool! :)

  16. Stunning card, such rich colours and so warming! TFS

  17. This card feels so warm, I'm thinking of the sun and spring, part because of the colors, but I think the background has that effect on me too...

  18. This is gorgeous, your coloring is amazing Asha!

  19. Love the beautiful card Asha!! The coloring is stunning and the glossy accents and stickles really add the perfect touch!!

  20. OMGoodness, Asha, this is fantastic! Incredible coloring and I love the color combo you chose. I'm so in love with that stamp. :-D

  21. Gorgeous card love the stencilled background and beautiful images-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue create
    Carol DT x

  22. This is SO pretty, Asha! It's always such a joy to have you share your lovely cards in our challenges. Thanks so much, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  23. Very pretty card. Love the colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

  24. Ohh those colours ARE perfect for this time of year! So warm :) And that bird - I just want to touch!

  25. great card and coloring!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  26. Fabulous card Asha. Thanks for joining our "Things with Wings" challenge at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  27. Gorgeous card Asha. I love the stenciled background and the card design. Thanks for joining us in our "Favorite Embellishment Challenge" at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations and we hope to see back soon. Hugs, Gale DT


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