Monday, 26 September 2016

Chocolate Baroque: Wild Roses

Hello, friends! I'm back with another project for Chocolate Baroque. Our theme for the month is "Texture" and today I want to show you how I've incorporated texture into this simple and feminine card.

Here's how I put together this card:
  1. With a stamp from the Texture Fragments A5 sheet stamp along the outer edge of a piece of square card stock with VersaMark ink. 
  2. Apply WOW Fine White embossing powder and heat set.
  3. Ink the card with Distress Inks. I used: Mowed LawnCracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. Wipe the embossed area with a dry kitchen paper to clean the design,
  4. Stamp the wild rose image from the Pretty Birdcage A5 sheet with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  5. With a stencil apply Texture Paste around the stamped imaged and let it dry. I used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Flourish.
  6. Colour the image with alcohol markers. I used Copics.
  7. Apply VersaMark on the stencilled texture paste, sprinkle with WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder and heat set. Use low heat or the texture paste might bubble.
  8. Back with foam tape and adhere the design panel onto the prepared background piece. 
You can see the subtle texture in the close-up. Its a lovely way to add interest to a plain white background without drawing attention away from the focal image. Although there's plenty of sparkle in the texture paste, it was a challenge to resist applying Wink of Stella shimmer to the flowers too! Why is that, I wonder?!
Craft Your Passion #331: AG
Artistic Inspiration #164: AG
Dream Valley #141: Embossing (Wet / Dry)

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping today and for all your lovely comments in the past weeks. Sorry I haven't been around much. I've had no end of travel hiccups this month. Let's just say, I've had enough of airport lounges... and no amount of free food, drink or exotic hand lotion will persuade me otherwise!

Have a beautiful day, friends!



  1. oooooh love this Asha, every little detail. what an amazing card someone will receive. So much to look at yet not crowded, totally perfect.

  2. This is so pretty and delicate. I really love how you did the background and the colours make envy thing pop! It is a truly uplifting card because of the breezy colours and texture. Hope you can rest soon from all the travel

  3. Sbang! My chin has falled down on the floor....! Such a marvellous piece of art!! Pinned!!
    Your mixed media card is super-amazing!!! So sweet, feminine, delicate and full of interest with all these textures and the colours... And with these so beautiful flowers!!
    Your steciled areas are just perfect!!!! I don't know how you do to make stencils so accurate and precise! The border is perfect! And also the dimensional paste on the topper! And what to say on the fantastic look of all that sparkling around the flowers? Oh, I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Thank you very much for having explained how you have achieved that effect!! It looks really fabulous! I want try!! (But I'm very inaccurate, so I already know that it will not come out beautiful as your!) :D
    Thanks for have shared this beauty, my friend! You always rock!

  4. Wow this turned out so gorgeous Asha!! I love the texture around the flower along with your soft ink blending over the heat embossing!! Beautifully texture rich design and very well done! HUGS :)

  5. So beautiful Asha. So sorry to hear you have had travelling nightmares.

  6. Beautiful and love the pop of texture, I've been watching Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel here in the UK, their delightful stamps that's for sure. You take care and relax for a while as travelling these days can be so stressful and hard work too with the delays. Hugs xx

  7. This is stunning Asha. I love the background stamping and the colours..loz

  8. This is stunning and the texture is such a fabulous addition to an already beautiful card!

  9. Love the texture
    stunning colored the flower always Asha
    I really miss you
    is empty without your smile on my Blog
    hope you are well Asha
    from old friend
    Monika in Germany

  10. Absolutely stunning Asha, beautiful colouring and design, Kate x

  11. Beautifully background & card, Asha!

  12. Amazing project!! Thanks for all the instructions-makes it easier for us to try to achieve what you have done! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn DT

  13. What a fantastic technique and brilliant instructions too! A wonderful design and the pretty pastels are gorgeous xx

  14. Fabulous feminine card love the beautiful image,great texture and love the background and discreet sparkle
    Carol x

  15. beautiful card! Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.


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