Saturday, 3 September 2016

Chocolate Baroque: Joy To The World

Good morning, fellow Chocoholics. The theme this month over at the Chocolate Baroque Blog is "Texture". You'll be seeing lots of projects featuring texture stamps, stencils, pastes, embellishments, powders etc.

I decided to make a card with a textured look but without the bulk. Distress Inks and water are the main players.  I started by applying Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar for the sky; and Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Antique Linen for the desert sand. Then I spritzed some water waited for the inks to react, blotting with a paper towel until I got the desired effect. I'm am pleasantly surprised by the splodgy outcome ... it's almost as if I had planned it!

For added texture. I heat embossed a piece of card with WOW Silver EP and die cut tiny stars using LF Mini Snowflakes Lawn Cuts and adhered these to the sky. I matted the design onto kraft card to tame the busy background.

The focal image is from the Peace on Earth A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.

Jingle Belles: Music - Christmas Carol: Joy To The World
Little Red Wagon #357: Let's Get Inky
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
Word Art Wednesday #246 - #247: AG Inspirational
CHNC #297: Vintage or AG Christmas
CHNC Extra September: AG Christmas
Craft Stamper September Make It Take It: AG

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you're having a fun weekend. I plan to put my feet up and read a book. :)



  1. So, so pretty! The background turned out perfect for this silhouette image. I really love this one, Asha. You're an inspiration to me when it comes to inking...

  2. Another fabulous work, my friend!! Love very much this background, so movement and the texture of the little snowflakes seem stars and look so interesting! The silouette is wonderful on this background!!
    Hugs, have a joyful weekend!

  3. Wow what a awesome creation Asha. Great texture and colours.

  4. I've just seen some Chocolate Baroque stamps on The Craft Channel UK and aren't they such pretty stamps. Exquisite design Asha, beautiful blending with those distress inks. x

  5. This background is an amazing accent to your wonderful stamped image!! Brilliantly done Asha : )


  6. This is gorgeous, that background is stunning and the image and stars add a great texture!

  7. Stunning card and colours Asha..Loz

  8. Wow, what a stunning background ... so perfect with the dramatic silhouette image ... so very glad you got musical with us a jingle belles.

  9. I really like that sky Asha and the whole card seems to have so much depth to it. Have a fun Sunday x

  10. hi
    amazing card
    thanks for playing with us at CHCC2
    hugs Lisbeth
    DT CHCC2

  11. This is absolutely stunning. I love the background.

  12. LOVE the background, your card is stunning Asha! Pretty color combo too!! xx

  13. oh that's lovely! what an amazingly beautiful holiday card, i'm absolutely in awe of this! thanks for singing along with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  14. This is just beautiful! I love the texture and colours of this card which makes it unique.

  15. Fabulous card! Love all the texture you added with the background :) Thanks for playing along with the Girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week! :)

  16. Stunning! The background looks amazing. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  17. this is beautiful! i love the colors Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  18. What a brilliant design Asha!! You've used those distress inks like a boss on this my friend! :) HUGS

  19. hi
    great card
    thanks for joining us at crafty hazelnut christmas challenge extra
    hugs Lisbeth


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