Saturday, 27 February 2016

Chocolate Baroque: Canticum Flores

Good morning, friends. Today I'm showcasing the new Flora Musica stamp over at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog. I'm calling this the "Canticum Flores" - Singing Flowers.  In keeping with the musical theme, I've paired it with a gramophone from an older set by Chocolate Baroque called Music Fanfare.

You can make this card in FIVE easy steps! It really is that simple. These stamps are so beautifully drawn - and that's most of the hard work is done for you.

Here's what you do:
1. Stamp the images with Versafine Vintage Sepia 
2. Colour the images with Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.
3. Ink the background with Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Fossilised Amber, Tea Dye and Scattered Straw.
4. Matt the design piece on purple casrdstock and adhere to card base.
5. Add pale purple sequins and subtle shimmer with a few strokes of Wink Of Stella Bush Tip marker in Gold to the gramophone.  

A closer look at the flowers. I didn't spend too long with colouring or blending. You could if you wanted to and it is very therapeutic. In any case, visible pencil strokes would not hurt the recipient.
Let's Colour Linky Party #4: AG With Something Coloured
Crazy4Challenges #325: Spring
CCEE1608: Floral Design Day
Craft Rocket #9: Mother's Day / Female
Cute Card Thursday #414: Florals
Crafty Friends #26: Floral
Sweet Stampin' Feb 27: Mother's Day / For Special Lady
Sisterhood of Crafters: Think Spring

That's all from me today. It's cold and the heavens are chucking chunks of ice at us. It's madness and mayhem outside. Even Charlie's concrete cranium is no match. Poor boy is staying in nursing a sore head. And so are we. Thank you for stopping by today. Stay warm and cosy, friends!



  1. This is absolutely beautiful Asha....Hugs Lozzy x

  2. This is beautiful and so elegant. Love the flowers and colors. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xxx

  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your design and the coloring is FABULOUS! Really pops!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK SPRING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. What an amazing design Asha, and fantastic coloring! Thank you so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party, hope you come link up again soon!!

  5. This is so stunning Asha and you certainly make i sound easy. Awesome colouring sweetie.

  6. Marvellous design, what beautiful colouring, you are so talented at colouring. This card is classy and so elegant.. I love the purple too!!
    Yes the weather is not great here either, the best place is to be indoors.
    Missy Pink x

  7. Ohhh....You are making me fall in love with chocolate baroque stamps, my friend!! Your colouring is sooooo beautiful! Fabulous card!
    I pinned it!

  8. this is another stunner! I love the purple flowers because you did colour them so well and the music part fits perfectly. asha, I bought an I Pad! when I want to upload a pic onto my blog, I can't because the browser area is not there. what do you use?

  9. I'm loving this gorgeous card Asha, your colours are stunning and what marvellous colouring wih those pencils. Thanks for saying whatcolour Inks you've usedKate x

  10. I love this Your colouring is beautiful Thank you for the list of ingredient s Thank you for joining Craft Rocket Challenge - Karen DT

  11. Glorious colouring! That's a fab stamp and you've made it look so rich with your colour choices. It's a beautiful work of art.
    Sharon xx

  12. This is gorgeous Asha. The flowers really POP out..Loz

  13. I Love this beautiful floral design. Gorgeous colors. Your adding the gramophone gives it a more vintage torn too.

  14. Beautiful! Fabulous stamping and colouring, glorious colours!
    Thanks for joining us t Sweet Stampin' this week.

  15. HOLY COW!!! WOW this is just gorgeous!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!!
    Thanks for playing along with our "THINK SPRING" challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters!
    Have a great day,
    SOC DT Member

  16. This is a fabulous card Asha, love the vibrant bold colours.

    Love and hugs

  17. Asha! Have I told you lately that I think you are amazing!? You are amazing!! Your weather may be nasty but your talent is brilliant and sweet. Such amazing coloring! I'm bowing giggles : )

    that flower in purple colored soooo adorable dear Asha
    Love it much and love how you wrote step by step
    and frankly speaking I only have tea Dye and that Vintage Photo you have even more than that in brown woooww your collection maybe two times that my drawers from Ikea Cabinet LOL
    great really gret card my friend

  19. Wow! This is gorgeous! Your colouring looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the steps - seems easy but I can't colour like that!

  20. Gosh Asha is this Gorgeous!! I love the shading in the background really sets off the beautiful image and your stellar coloring!!

  21. WOWOW! Asha, how gorgeous! The image with your fantastic coloring is really all that was needed to create a wonderful masterpiece! GORGEOUS (and pinned!) hugs, de

  22. Wow!! This is absolutely breath-taking Asha!! Really stunning and so gorgeous!! I do love the purples with your coloring! :) HUGS

  23. This is so gorgeous, thanks for joining in at Craft Rocket, xxxx

  24. This is stunning, your coloring and shading is stunning, you should frame this, it is a work of art!

  25. Oh my goodness - this is stunning! WOW!

  26. Canticus Flores, what a lovely name and so fitting to describe this stunning card! This is nothing but eye candy, Asha, you did a great job!!

  27. Such a beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  28. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  29. Ohhh my goodness Asha this card is beautiful. Your colouring is totally perfect. Wow

  30. Your card is stunning!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!


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