Friday, 18 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Glow!

Hello again, friends! It's time for my monthly ART JOURNAL collaboration with a very dear and special blog friend - VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles. We are both passionate about art journalling and we have a monthly show and tell.

I have a summer inspired page featuring Chocolate Baroque stamps: Chequered Flowers Single A6 stamp and Texture Fragments A4 stamp sheet. I added the leaves in the background using the  Useful Leaves Mask / Stencil.

So, the colours… I've gone with a bold colour palette: intense shades of red and gold, and to add contrast I chose deep blue. As always, I started by priming the page with Dina Wakley Media White Gesso. The acrylic colours are by Folk Art, applied with baby wipes.
Reds: 414 Cardinal Red, 932 Calico Red, 436 Engine Red.
Yellows / Orange: 951 Apple Spice, 225 Pumpkin, 627 Tangerine, 736 School Bus.

The glittery swirling leaves are texture paste coloured with Folk Art Metallic 660 Pure Gold acrylic paint, spread over the Useful Leaves Mask / Stencil and sprinkled with fine gold glitter dust. I also used the same paint to splatter the background. To add depth to the stencilled leaves I added shading with the Wink of Stella Gold glitter pen.

In order to tone down the flaming reds and gold, I chose deep vibrant blues for the border: 443 Night Sky, 482 Brilliant Ultramarine, 719 Blue Ribbon, 520 Dark Hydrangea.

The main attraction is the Chequered Flowers Single A6 stamp. I kept it very simple by heat embossing it in white with WOW White EP … and left it at that.

For the sentiment, I cut out the letters in black cardstock using X-Cut Serif Alpha dies, doused them in Black Stickles and added white highlights with a Sharpie.

Colour Crazy #33: AG
Emerald City Crafts #2: AG
Word Art Wednesday #296 & #297: AG Inspirational
We Love 2 Create #16: AG Mix Media
Dies R Us #79: AG Using Dies - (X-Cut Serif Alpha dies)

And there you have it - a red hot page inspired by the infernal heatwave we're having now! Please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. Vicki never ceases to amaze me with her creativity.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you manage to stay cool this summer!



  1. Oh wow Asha!! Your page is absolutely gorgeous and the glow is coming through on this nicely! Love the blended colors for your background as well as the gold texuted leaves! Everything is bright, colorful and beautiful on this right down to the wording with the white highlights! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing in this collaboration with me my friend! I really enjoy it! HUGS :)

  2. Stunning Page and colours Asha..loz

  3. WOW this is FABULOUS!! Love all the textures! Yes, Vicki is a very talented designer ... I too am inspired by her creations! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. Absolutely stunning Asha, glorious bold rich colours and beautifully designed Kate x

  5. Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
    {aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

  6. Amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Emerald City Crafts Challenge". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

    Mary DT member for Emerald City Crafts...

  7. Gorgeous journal page fabulous Chocolate baroque stamps and love the rich colours
    Carol x

  8. Fabulous project, full of detail, colour & texture. Many thanks for joining in with Love 2 Create Challenges 'Anything Goes' challenge. Lou (DT L2CC)

  9. Georgeous card! I love all the embossing detail and your background is beautifully done! I'm so happy you could join our "Anything Goes Using Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

  10. Brilliant card! I love the spice of the card with the ocean of blue at the bottom. The design reminds me of Morocco

  11. Love your Art Work, Thank you for taking the time to join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday ! Ginny M DT


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