Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #10.

Hello friends! I have two project for you today, both with a floral theme. Well why not? We survived the March winds, endured the April showers... and finally we get to enjoy the May flowers. I'm thinking a head, but only by a couple of days.

First let's take a look at my make for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #10. It's a monthly excuse to get inky and have fun with classy colours.  If you haven't played yet, now's the time to do so. These colours are super elegant 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.

Here's my card for the challenge. You will also find it over that the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge blog with a Step-by-Step tutorial on how I made the card, along with some lovely makes by my CB team-mates.

The card is frightfully simple to make! I embossed the background with X-Cut Hearts and Kisses folder and very lightly ran Worn Lipstick Distress Ink pad over it. Then I coloured the image from Chocolate Baroque's Pretty Poppies A5 stamp sheet with Graph'It Markers, fussy cut it. I made a lacy border by cutting some vellum with Clearly Besotted's Scalloped Edge die and wrapped some sheer ribbon around. Finally plopped the fussy cut image over it and voila!

Well, almost. I added Glossy Accents, a few tiny pink bling and voila!

Nope, not yet. I went back in armed with my Wink of Stella Clear Brush Tip Glitter Marker and gave the flowers a once over. Now I say VOILA! Check out the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge blog where I've pretended to write a more professional version of the tutorial. :-)

Here's a close-up of the focal image. After all that effort the glitter is not showing. It's there in real life. Fault of the camera, for sure. Everyone knows my photography skills are beyond reproach! :-P

For my second card project, I heat embossed the lovely Chocolate Baroque's Auricula Script image with WOW Silver Embossing Powder and sponged it with Distress Inks. After a little fussy cutting, I adhered the image to a piece of red card stock and secured it to a couple of pieces of green card stock with little green brads. The sentiment is from Pretty Poppies, heat embossed in Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder.

I finished the card with a little green twine and tiny yellow bling in the middle of the flowers. You can see the details in the close-up. I've used the following Distress Inks: Barn Boor, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage.

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So there you have it - 2 floral cards - both made with Chocolate Baroque stamps. Challenge #10 will close at 12.00 p.m. (UK) on Tuesday 19th May 2015, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 27th May 2015. I hope you'll play along and run the risk of winning £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to do some visiting later this evening. One week today.... and counting :(



  1. These are corkers Asha, such fabulous spring cards and the colours are gorgeous. I am still SO impressed with your beautiful stitching too!! Hope you are ok xx

  2. These are so pretty. I love the vibrant colours in the first card with the flowers and the 2nd card I love the sponging technique you used. It is great that you have made some cards. I hope it helps you through your loss

  3. Beautiful use of the colors! I like the effect of your inking on the embossed pattern, it makes it stand out beautifully.

  4. These blooms are two examples of a big POP of impact! You sure know how to bust out a sponge and put it to good use. Lovely creations.

  5. You do such beautiful work. Both card design are wonderful. Both beauties.

  6. love the embossed background and the fantastic coloring - thanks for sharing your poppy card at ATSM this week

  7. Fabulous cards asha..Love the embossing..Loz

  8. Morning great card and thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck Judith DT x

  9. Two really gorgeous creations, such beautiful colours.

    Still thinking of you sweetie.
    Hugs Cathy xxx

  10. Oh my these flowers are absolutely GORGEOUS Asha!! I love your color choices and the embossing really makes them stand out beautiful! I absolutely love both of these my friend!! So happy to see you playing along with us over at ATSM my friend!! Thanks for joining!! HUGS

  11. Such an unusually and pretty card! Love the stamp set and chosen colors!! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

  12. Wow! This is Stunning!! Thank you so much for playing along with us for ATG challenge at TTCRD DT
    Enjoyscrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door. Hugs Joyce

  13. Two phenomenally stunning cards, Asha, filled with gorgeous images, fabulous techniques and marvelous textures. Works of art! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!

  14. Thanks for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#45. Good luck!

  15. They are both fabulous!!! Love the bright colours!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  16. Very pretty cards, thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Blog Challenge this week!

  17. woooowwww both are beautiful Asha
    and if you tell me please choose one
    I choose the purple one its my fav color and its again GREAT Coloring
    love love love it much Asha
    great post
    and how do you feel hope you can make cards again at weekend Asha
    biig hugs

  18. Gorgeous!! The flower is stunning.Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx DT

  19. The cards are STUNNING Asha!!! These are some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen and you did one fabulous job showing them off for sure :)

  20. Love the background!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampartpapel in Retarte#45.

  21. So feminine and elegant! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

  22. Stunning card! The coloration is wonderful as is the texture. Thanks for including the RRBC in your stamping fun this week!

  23. Hermosas flores! Gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel...esperamos seguir viéndote...Feliz semana. PaulaA.López, DT.

  24. Two gorgeous blooms! Love your designs and techniques and the effects are amazing! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  25. Gorgeous, beautiful cards, love the colours and the stamps.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  26. These are both beautiful! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  27. Beautiful! Love the blooms and coloring.

    Thanks for playing at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

    We have challenges every Wednesday (anything goes) & Saturday (follow the theme), you can use any stamp you come join the fun and win gift vouchers!

    Thanks again, Becky


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