Sunday, 19 April 2015

Chocolate Baroque: All Tiled Up

Good morning fellow crafters! Inspired by tiles, I made 2 cards, both featuring the Awesome Orchids stamp set by Chocolate Baroque.

My first card is influenced by the Dutch Delftware - the distinguished blue on white pottery renowned for its simple elegance.  I started by scoring a piece of Archers Natural White Cold Press 300gsm Watercolour paper into equal rectangles before stamping the flower heads with Paris Dusk Memento Ink. With a fine brush and a little water and a hint of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I pushed the colours into the flowers, taking care not to blur the outlines. I inked the edges of each tile with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and drew a line through the score lines with a Uniball White Gel Pen for a grouted finish.

I stamped the sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk and finished the card with 3 tiny pale blue bling.

Here's another fun way to incorporate tiles into your card project. This time I'm using bright bold mosaic inspired background to showcase the Awesome Orchid stamp. I started by colouring a piece of Canson Coldpress 300gsm Watercolour paper with Gelatos and cutting in up into quarter inch squares. Then I put them back together on a piece of white card stock, with a little gap between each piece for that tiled effect. I coloured the orchid with Graph'It Markers, fussy cut and adhered it on the finished background with some foam tape. With a little Glossy Accent on each tile we get the perfect finish for these tiles.

This time I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and adhered it to the card with tiny dots of Glossy Accent.

All Sorts #307: Quick and Simple Does It
Hiding In My Craft Room #196: Freestyle
Graph'It Colour Challenge #16: Flower Power
Wags and Whiskers #152: Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Make Your Own Background
Lil' Patch Of Crafty Friends #8: AG


Thank you so much for stopping by and for the emails and sweet comments about Rosie. She is hanging in there and is able to go about her business, albeit very slowly. She spends most of her time in her cot which we bought for André over 14 years ago. When Rosie came along the following year, she slept in that cot until she decided she was a big girl and claimed her spot on the sofa. Now she's back in the same cot. The circle of life. Every day, every hour with Rosie is more precious than the last.
Rosie - 14 April 2015
Have blessed Sunday, everyone!



  1. Your cards are so great! I love the tile effect and the first looks like dutch pottery. I love how you created that. I love the bold background on the 2nd card-just beautiful! Poor Rosie-she looks so sweet and I give huge hugs to her and you

  2. LOVE these tile inspired makes Asha, in equal measure!! Rosie is so lucky to have shared her life with you and it looks like she is getting the best of care. I am thinking of you xx

  3. Three gorgeous but very different creations. The first one does indeed look like Dutch Pottery as Birgit says. I thought the same thing the minute I clicked on the post.
    Rosie bless her is a little fighter. Still in my prayers and thoughts.

  4. These are fabulous, they look like real tile, wow!

  5. Hello Asha, Rosie looks so comfy curled up here, bless her, keeping her in my thoughts.
    Love both of these stunning cards, hugs Kate x

  6. Asha, these are absolutely stunning! What brilliant cards. And what a precious picture of Rosie. Lots of gentle hugs!

  7. What wonderful cards using a tile design. I love that you showed it in a more subtle look and also a more bold colored look. Awesome work!

  8. A super card for this weeks theme Asha and lovely colour choice, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    And a gentle hug to Rosie as well.

    B x

  9. Both cards are very very pretty. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Graph'it Markers Colouring Challenge and our theme of 'Flower Power'. Yvonne (DT)

  10. Very nice and unusual. Thanks for joining us at graphit markets flower power theme this weer good luck
    caroline dt

  11. Absolutely spectacular, Asha! Your 'tiles' are incredible - so perfectly aligned on the second card that I can hardly believe it. I really love the first one but I'm a great fan of Delftware so.... :-D

  12. Gorgeous faux tile cards Asha. Hugs for rosie..Loz

  13. Great job, both cards look like they've got actual tiles on them. One romantic and old fashioned,one colorful and modern. They're so different and have their own unique character, so I couldn't possibly pick a favorite, honest!

  14. Oh wow Asha!! You've done such a brilliant job with the grid technique on these designs which are gorgeous!!! Sending big hugs to Rosie from Mocca! :)

  15. Beautiful cards Asha, I like the floral images and the lovely colours Thank you for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  16. Bless little Rosie - she looks so comfortable there. Gorgeous cards Asha - beautiful. Love the tiles on the second - wow!

  17. your cards are gorgeous :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge! Thinking of you and your sweet pup rosie!

  18. All equally beautiful cards, Asha! Those tile cards looks a lot of fun. I might just have to try this grid technique.

  19. Gorgeous cards, Asha! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Cathy xx

  20. Gorgeous make my lovely friend. Thanks for joining us in our Flower Power challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    I'm so very sorry about Rosie, take heart knowing she had a very, very happy 13 years with you.
    Anjie (DT)

  21. Very beautiful. Thanks for joining our "Flowers" challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and good luck in the draw!

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  22. what fabby makes
    Thank you for joining us at The Graph'It Marker Colour Challenge

  23. Asha, you always amaze me and I love your work so much, Beautiful designs and real elegance. Well done!!

    It is shame for your Rosie, its not easy seeing them so ill, but I know you will be looking after her so well. Big Hugs xx

    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl

  24. asha, just read about Rosie on Monikas blog, sending hugs a and prayers, I know Rosie was family. Donna

  25. Oh dear your tile effect
    they are all adorable the one in Blue Stunning
    the other one is adorable colored flower and the BG also Beautiful
    both I LOVE
    hugs, Monika

  26. Just gorgeous, love this effect!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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