Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #16

A new Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge has started and once again we've a collection of gorgeous colours for you to use in your projects. If you haven't played yet, now's the time to do so. These colours are versatile and will work for any occasion... even Christmas!

You can use any medium to create your projects: paints, inks, pencils, pens, stains, etc., as long as you stick to the colours from the colour swatch, using as much or as little of each colour as you wish.  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'm taking a break from making Christmas cards (yes... I hear your sigh of relief!) to bring you a birthday card. A sweet and simple card, featuring the large rose from the Briar Rose Butterfly sheet. The greeting is from the Birthday Words sheet, stamped with VersaFine Imperial Purple. To create a soft glow around the image, I inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, building the colours very slowly, keeping it soft and light in the middle. To finish, a few tiny droplets of Baby Blue Liquid Pearl.

Here's a closer look at the Briar Rose. I stamped the image with VersaFine Onyx Black and coloured it with Faber-Castell Polychromos. With a few strokes with the Wink of Stella Clear Brush, I gave the roses and the butterflies a soft dewy finish.

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

Before I dash off, here's a tag I made for Tracey's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge. Tracey makes the most wonderful tags. This year I decided to play along. Here's my take on Day 3 sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  I was inspired by the adorable snowman on Tracey's tag. For my tag, I'm using stamps and dies by Clearly Besotted. I coloured the image with Faber Castell Polychromos, slapped on Wink of Stella Clear Brush and inked around the tag with Aged Mahogany DI.

Thank you for stopping by today. It's a dull, gloomy, wet, wet, wet day week so far. Hope the sun is shining brightly where you are.



  1. Hi Asha, beautiful card, I do love this image and your colouring is wonderful, Kate x

  2. Beautiful card Asha. Beautiful coloured too.

  3. Such a beautiful image and you coloring is just stunning on it my friend!! I love the simple design! It really makes the image the star of the show! :) SENDING HUGS!!!

  4. A real delicate beauty Asha.

  5. Love so much this palette and the sweet card you have created with your pencils and this wonderful stamp! Amazing work !!

  6. I LOVE this card and the image and colours are so Beautiful Asha..Loz

  7. This is really beautiful-I love the softness and the use of purple for the writing

  8. So beautifully colored. I love that image. You make such wonderful cards.

  9. Beautiful card thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge '5'
    Dianne DT

  10. Beautifully colored image accompanied by blue pearls, very well designed and well executed card...

  11. Just beautiful thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  12. So beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #05 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all of these monthly Challenges throughout the year.
    Annette DT Leader

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  14. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



    makememories4life {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. What a very pretty Birthday card. Thank you for joining us over at The World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

  16. I must tell you
    you have talent for that Asha me not
    I cant coloring flower its out of my talent hehe
    great image great card and I ADORE THIS Asha

  17. Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  18. love your coloring - just beautiful - thanks for joining us at ATSM

  19. This is beautiful Asha and the colour challenge palette is so pretty with this lovely briar rose and the lightly inked blue background with some little spots of liquid pearls which finish it perfectly. x

  20. Oh Asha, this tag is just too cute for words!!! Great job!

  21. This is absolutely wonderful, Asha. I am always so very blessed to see your wonderful art shared in our challenges. Thanks so much for playing along, and have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. So adorable! Love your coloring on the flower card :) The snowman tag is so cute!

  23. Asha I love your cute snowman coloured to perfection!! Thank you for linking to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags my friend!

  24. Asha, I have some catching up to do with your gallery of gorgeous, but had to visit out-of-order to say: your flowers and butterfly card is absolutely stunning! And the wee snowman: absolutely adorable, especially in his red-and-green toque and scarf! Thank you so much for sharing your abundant creativity in the ATSM gallery!

  25. This is gorgeous Asha, Thank you for joining in with us at WWODTC, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  26. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FIFTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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