Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #13 and Blog Hop Inspiration

A new Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge has started and we're kicking off this monthly meet-up with another collection of gorgeous colours. If you haven't played yet, now's the time to do so. These colours are gorgeous 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.

This is also an extra special month because it marks the First Anniversary of Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge and there's a very special prize for one lucky winner!

On to my card...little surprise here! It's July and that somehow means time to get cracking with the Christmas card making. Here's my simple offering using the colours above. Not your typical festive colours but a little step left of centre can be a good thing :)

The tree and snowflakes are from the Family Christmas A4 sheet and the greeting is from the Christmas Magic clear set. For the background I blended a couple of Distress Inks: Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves. Of course there are just a few pale green bling and to finish, a bow.

Here's a closer look. I stamped the tree with VersaFine Olympia Green and coloured it with Faber Castell Polychromos. For the greeting I used VersaFine Imperial Purple.

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge July - Tree
Happy Little Stampers July Sketch
Word Art Wednesday #192: AG Family Friendly
Through The Craft Room Door: AG
Retarte #56: AG
ATSM #153: Holiday
Deep Ocean Challenge #108: Christmas in July
CHNC #237: Deck The Halls


I'm hoping this card will inspire you to enter the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop. Chocolate Baroque is sponsoring a prize... and somewhere on this card is a clue as what that prize might be! If this Blog Hop is news to you, I urge you to head on over to CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop post haste for details of Prizes and Rules.

The Blog Hop ends at 11:55pm (Central) on July 17th.  Just a few days left to link up your project.

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued support. I look forward to seeing your projects. Have a beautiful Wednesday!



  1. What beautiful colours Asha and you have done a beautiful job of this card xx

  2. Gorgeous design Asha ! I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

  3. a wonderful make Asha and such a fabulous use of the colours - hugs rachel x

  4. I'm starting to see all these Christmas cards crop up and I am feeling behind. This is very magical and super elegant! Gorgeous make, Asha.

  5. Asha, this is really gorgeous! Love your take on the colors and your stunning details with the stitching and ribbon!! I thank you for playing along with us over at ATSM!! HUGS

  6. Fabulous, love the colours and gorgeous ribbon.
    Linda xxx

  7. Christmas card in PURPLE
    you bring me the Idea Asha
    will CASE ing this
    I never made in purple
    and that snowflakes in purple is really really coool
    love your card Asha
    hugs, Monika

  8. Hello Asha, what a fabulous card and the colours are wonderful, I love this image and your layout, hugs Kate x

  9. Hi Asha, Thrilled to see your name at the HLS Christmas Challenge, and thanks for playing along with this lovely Partridge in a Pear Tree! What spicy colors, and loved that you did this with Polychromos. Fantastic work on this, and so very pretty with the golden rings & golden bow. TFS & Hugs

  10. Hello
    Want to drop a note to thank you for your sweet comments. They mean a lot to me that you have taken the time to stop by. I have not been on the computer much. As I am caregiving for a dear friend who had Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Every day her fragile body is deteriorating. I have not ever seen someone dying right in front of me. All I can do is just keep her comfortable, encourage her and trust the Lord to be her comfort and joy. So please do not be dismayed, when I am unable to stop by your blogs and leave some love.
    Your project/card is amazing and look forward to stopping by when I can. Have a wonderful day and even better week.
    In His Joy

  11. Wow this is stunning Asha, I love it!!!!
    Kevin xx

  12. A super lovely Christmas card. I really like it.

  13. Your 'stepping left of center' card is, again, another knock-out! These images are lovely, but what you do with them elevates them to absolutely phenomenal! In awe...

    1. I'm back, for a second delicious helping of gazing at your lovely card and thanking you for sharing it in the ATSM gallery! So stunning...

  14. such a beautiful tree and a great color combo - thanks for joining us at ATSM

  15. Gorgeous, it looks like the light is radiating from the tree, amazing coloring!

  16. Fabulous card, Asha! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week, and have a blessed one.
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. What a fabulous card! The coloring on this card is fantastic and so regal looking in purple and gold. Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge!

  18. WOW - stunning image and am loving the colour! TFS

  19. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 237 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  20. Such a gorgeous Christmas card! Love your beautiful tree and the inking on the edge. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  21. You've made this tree look so amazing, Asha! Color challenges are the trickiest for me, but you're spot on with the colors with this card!

  22. How did I miss this??? What a beautiful card and I love this stamp!! Love the colours also. I swear menopausal mind is setting in big time. A hug to you and a woof from Wallace and meows from all 5 pussy cats

  23. Stunning, Asha! Incredible use of those colors. WOW!!

  24. This card is so beautiful. I love the purple and the gold. It really makes the tree stand out! The inking on the edge and the little pearls are just the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge. LesLee xx

  25. Great take on the sketch! What a fun tree. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge!

  26. Awesome!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  27. Das ist bezaubernd schön...

    Sophie xx

  28. Awesome card!! Thanks for joining us at Retarte in Stampartpapel
    Good luck!

  29. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for play on Retarte, hope to see you next time!! Vilma-DT

  30. Wow !
    Your tree is so beautiful and I love your coloring!
    Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.


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