First let's take a look at my make for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #10. It's a monthly excuse to get inky and have fun with classy colours. If you haven't played yet, now's the time to do so. These colours are super elegant and will work for any occasion.
You can use any medium to create your projects: paints, inks, pencils, pens, stains, etc., as long as you keep to the colours from the colour swatch. You don't have to use Chocolate Baroque stamps to play along but if you do you will be entered into a random draw to win £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps. All participants will have a chance to be on the Design Team's Top Three list and proudly display winner's badge on their blog.
Here's my card for the challenge. You will also find it over that the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge blog with a Step-by-Step tutorial on how I made the card, along with some lovely makes by my CB team-mates.
The card is frightfully simple to make! I embossed the background with X-Cut Hearts and Kisses folder and very lightly ran Worn Lipstick Distress Ink pad over it. Then I coloured the image from Chocolate Baroque's Pretty Poppies A5 stamp sheet with Graph'It Markers, fussy cut it. I made a lacy border by cutting some vellum with Clearly Besotted's Scalloped Edge die and wrapped some sheer ribbon around. Finally plopped the fussy cut image over it and voila!
Well, almost. I added Glossy Accents, a few tiny pink bling and voila!
Nope, not yet. I went back in armed with my Wink of Stella Clear Brush Tip Glitter Marker and gave the flowers a once over. Now I say VOILA! Check out the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge blog where I've pretended to write a more professional version of the tutorial. :-)
Here's a close-up of the focal image. After all that effort the glitter is not showing. It's there in real life. Fault of the camera, for sure. Everyone knows my photography skills are beyond reproach! :-P
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For my second card project, I heat embossed the lovely Chocolate Baroque's Auricula Script image with WOW Silver Embossing Powder and sponged it with Distress Inks. After a little fussy cutting, I adhered the image to a piece of red card stock and secured it to a couple of pieces of green card stock with little green brads. The sentiment is from Pretty Poppies, heat embossed in Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder.
I finished the card with a little green twine and tiny yellow bling in the middle of the flowers. You can see the details in the close-up. I've used the following Distress Inks: Barn Boor, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage.
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So there you have it - 2 floral cards - both made with Chocolate Baroque stamps. Challenge #10 will close at 12.00 p.m. (UK) on Tuesday 19th May 2015, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 27th May 2015. I hope you'll play along and run the risk of winning £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to do some visiting later this evening. One week today.... and counting :(