Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #17

A new Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #17 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 so perfect for 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.

Here's my Christmas card featuring the brand new Swirl Centre Flowerhead. I inked up the background with Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio. I stamped the corners with Colorbox Metallic Gold Ink and scattered some snowflakes with Mermaid Lagoon. The greeting is from the Christmas Cheer A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Crimson Red. To finish, gold ribbon tied in a simple knot and a few tiny gold bling.

Here's a closer look at the flowerhead. I heat embossed it with WOW Gold Rich EP, inked it up with Aged Mahogany and fussy cut it before adhering on the card with foam tape.

Holly Jolly Christmas: Embossing
ATSM #172: Make Your Mark - Distress Inks
Word Art Wednesday #211: AG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG

Challenge #17 will close at 12.00 p.m. (UK) on Tuesday 15th December 2015, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd December 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 are a couple of tags I made for Tracey's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, both featuring Chocolate Baroque stamps.

Day 20: Inspired by Tracey's tag. Mine is a CAS tag featuring the stag from Snowy Scenes A5 sheet, coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos. I cut the tag with LF Tag You're It die.
Inkspirational #96: Photo Inspiration

Day 22: Inspired by Tracey's tag. I stamped the skinny tree from Stained Glass Christmas A5 sheet and a greeting also from the same set. To finish, a light touch with Tumbled Glass, red pencil for the ornaments and Wink of Stella Gold for the star.
Make My Monday: O Christmas Tree

For Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags:

I'm super excited today. Something special is happening later this evening and my heart is bursting with joy. That's all I'm saying for now... Watch this space... :) In the meantime, thank you so very much for stopping by and for my US friends - have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day. We have so much to be thankful for! I'll see y'all real soon.



  1. Such a gorgeous stamped and embossed flower card. Love the gorgeous colours. Your tags are so cute too.

  2. These are all beautiful Asha!!
    Kevin xx

  3. WOW. das sind ja tolle Sachen
    glg Gertrude

  4. Striking colors and design!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  5. Beautiful bright card and gorgeous tags asha..Loz

  6. I adore your gold embossed flower, such regal colours. And CAS tags!!! Fab colouring and thanks for joining Ink x

  7. Oh, i just adore this colours combo, it's sooo gorgous!!! And you have made really a supercard!! The flowerhead seems a comet star, with this gold embossing and the lace! And the background makes the flower pop-ou very much! Love, love your stunning work!
    I have pinned it
    Thanks for the names of the distress inks used!

  8. Love your card! The bright flower is perfect and I have that same corner stamp:) Love it! The tags are cute-love that reindeer. I am now excited for you and can't wait to find out

  9. gorgeous card Asha - lovely take on the colours. Love your tags too! hugs rachel x

  10. You're doing great with those tags, Asha. The reindeer immediately caught my eye, I love reindeer and how clean this tag is.
    As for your card, wow, the gold and color of the flower really draws attention to it, it's a lovely card with fantastic colors.

  11. Gorgeous card, the center of the flower just bursts out with the embossing. Like your tags and how the focus is on the darling image, the white space is perfect for these.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Asha, wonderful image and colouring.
    Love your little tags too, Kate x

  13. Wow what a wonderful set of creations Asha. They are all beautiful. Xx

  14. Gorgeous background to your focal point flower,
    Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

  15. Three fantastic projects! I love the bold color and big flower on your card. Your tags are wonderful for the upcoming holiday! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  16. What a stunning design with floral focal point, I just love this colour scheme as it's something a little different. I just think your tags are amazing and so pretty.
    well done my friend xx
    Missy Pink xx

  17. This is SO pretty, Asha. I love the color scheme. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. I'm always SO grateful to have you join us. Have a wonderful week, and thanks again for playing along.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. All of your creations look AMAZING my friend! :) Love the gorgeous embossed flower and your tag is so sweet with that deer image!! You always do such a beautiful job!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  19. This is a fantastic CAS tag Asha!! So crisp and clear and well....... Charlie Brown like... So cute and so fitting for our Christmas tree challenge.. You always do wonderful work as I have been following you for awhile now (not stalking, ha). Anyways thank you so much for joining us at MMM.
    Shawna DT

  20. Love your tags Asha! Both are so crisp and clean and gorgeous!

  21. Your flower is a burst of festive, pretty! Your tags: beautiful! Of course, I had to do a close-up (or several!) of your deer to see your polys in action! Excited to spend some time with mine, hopefully later this week!

  22. Wow, such gorgeous colours together in your card and the gold just adds so much richness. Love your tags too.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  23. Asha ...two adorable Tags snd the one with deer is so how you used the color combo at CB challenge..that gold embossed flower is stunning♡♡

  24. Wow I love the color combo you used for the card. Gold embossing makes everything more elegant. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.


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