Thursday, 6 April 2017

Chocolate Baroque: You Inspire Me

Good morning, friends! What do you think about the lovely new Russian-themed stamps showcased by the team this month? Seriously amazing, right?!

Here's an Art Journal page from me, featuring the lovely Katya. I've been toying with the idea of making a luxurious, yet simple page with a hint of magic and mystery, using very few colours... sounded like a good thing in my head. And then, this happens:

I embossed her with WOW Rich Gold EP, coloured her with Copics, fussy cut and adhered her to the page with Ranger Multi Matt Medium. Lots of Wink of Stella Gold on her headdress, also a few sequins and bling for dimension.

I added texture around her by stamping the Large Crackle Background using Ranger Archival Ink Plum. The sentiment is from Words Of Inspiration, also stamped with Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black.

Along the bottom edge of the page, I stamped the smaller stamp from the Silhouette Palaces set using Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black. Little white and gold dots suggest twinkle stars.

To prepare the background - as always, I started by priming the page with Faber-Castell White Gesso. Then I applied Folk Art Acrylic Paints in shades of wine, magenta and pink. (964 Midnight Blue, 636 Red Violet, 434 Berry Wine, 518 Peony, 634 Hot Pink)

To lift Katya off the page, I added shading around her with Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (125 Middle Purple Pink). This page came together quite easily. There really isn't much going on and it's not very bulky either.
Crafting By Designs - April: AG
Crafty Girls Creations #35: AG
Retarte #94: AG
Love 2 Create #7: AG Mixed Media
WOW Embossing April: Embossing

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with a little magic and lots of beauty!



  1. Absolutely stunning Asha, wonderful colours and blending, beautifully designed card, Kate x

  2. Amazing, elegant, stunning, fabulous image. Love your journal pages, they amaze me every week! Hugs, Donna

  3. This is so beautiful Asha. Love the gorgeous colours and your stamping is fantastic.

  4. My jaw dropped open! Simply Stunning is all I can say. I love the crackle with the pinks which evokes a fantasy. I am thinking of Tchaikovsky's Scheherazade with this be-jeweled beauty.

  5. Oh Asha, this AJ page is simply gorgous!!! Stunning work! Love, love, love the colours you choosen for this regal beauty, and all the textures you added!! Such fabulous crackled background!! I have to buy this stamp! LOL :D And the silouette palaces look magical!
    The sequins and gems on her headdress look fabulous! And the white dots finish your work of art so beautifully!! They are your watermark on AJ pages, I think! :)

  6. the richness of this stunning card Asha xx

  7. This is so spectacular. I love the rich and regal colors.

  8. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and explaining how you made it. Very helpful

  9. WOW!! Stunning journal page and colours Asha..Loz

  10. Fantastic creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte#94
    Maria Pilar DT

  11. Awesome project!!!
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte.
    Yaiza DT

  12. Stunning artwork Asha, that stamp is beautiful and the background sets her off perfectly. A real work of art. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx


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