Saturday, 25 March 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Spring Birthday

Hello, friends! It's finally here ... Spring, I mean. or is it? The past few days have been cold, wet and icy. I'm not so sure about packing away my winter woollies. Not just yet, anyway.

In an effort to embrace the vernal joy, I made a cheerful Birthday card using bright, zippy colours and stamps by Chocolate Baroque. My card features the silhouette tall plant from Spring Foliage. The greeting is from Words To Dazzle and Sparkle and the butterflies are from Baroque Meadow.

I started by blending Distress Inks on a piece of watercolour paper. Here are the colours I used:
GrassMowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio
SunMustard Seed and Fossilized Amber. With the Tie Dye stencil by TCW, I applied Wild Honey to suggest rays of the sun.
SkyMermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers

Then I splashed some water to get that splodgy effect. Next came the images and greeting  - all stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. Final touches - little drops of Mint Liquid Pearls and some Stickles Black Diamond over the silhouette leaves.
Brown Sugar #243: AG
Colour Crazy #12: AG

Thank you for stopping by today. Hopefully, the sun is shining in your neck of the woods. We are down to 6ºC where we are... which isn't very springy! :) Have a great day, everyone.



  1. Amazing card Asha, love the rays on this fab background and the silouettes pop out so well with the touches of stickles and the drops of mint liquid pearls around, great details!

  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. I just love this Asha! It is just gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

  4. So beautiful and very uplifting colours and design.

  5. Lovely , thanks for sharing esp the colors Jan

  6. Gorgeous card and beautiful background colouring Asha..Loz

  7. What a beautiful card Asha, a fab inky background xx

  8. Gorgeous cheerful card Asha!

  9. Beautiful background for those nice silhouette images. I really like this look.

  10. Very effectful colors, I love how it seems that the sun is lighting up with its sun rays, making the grass look greener and the sky more blue.

  11. Beautiful card! Loving the bright colors!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog and good luck!
    Lynne aka Her Craftiness

  12. Beautiful and bright! Love your card

  13. What fabulous blending and the most striking of colours. Loving the stamped images and the splats of water. Gorgeous and striking card x

  14. Yes I agree with you Asha, it's been all seasons here. This is such beautiful spring design and I like that you're adding butterflies, they fit perfectly for spring. Hugs x

  15. What fabulous colours. Thanks for joining our Week 12 Colour Crazy Challenge -Polkadoodles, don't forget, winners announced Friday 21st April!!! hugs, Carol DT


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