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Friday, 30 September 2016

CAS - Chocolate Baroque dt

Good morning Lovelies, sorry I'm a little late with my post, it's been hectic!

This is my second Bi-Monthly post for the design team blog featuring CAS project which are created in less than 15 minutes,

I created all of these cards using Gelli Plates, 4" circle and a small rectangle one and inks in various colours.

The stamps I've used are, in order of appearance : Sketchy Doodle Landscape, Mackintosh Sentiments, Decadent Brocade

 

Thank you for visiting, please pop along and see what the other DT members have created here xx have a great day xx

 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Zoe - Colour Challenge #27 for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back today with a second sample for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge.please click on the link for the info on joining in.

For this card I used a glittery paint and simply painted it across the Linen textured card starting with the darkest shade working down to the lightest, once it was completely dry I used Versamark inkpad to stamp Winter edges stamps, first using a pale blue pearlescent embossing powder and the trees using a black embossing powder, I heat set the paler colour first to stop any contamination, the sentiment is a diecut.

Below is the colour Swatch in which to follow, yummy colours don't you think?

Thank you for joining me again today, I hope I've inspired you to join in? Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Zoe - Colour Challenge #27 for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my blog.

Today I'm sharing my sample for the Colour Challenge you'll find all the rules etc by just clicking on the link highlighted.

I loved this colour pallet, it just screamed "Contemporary Christmas"

I very simply, blended Distress inks onto my inking card using a blending sponge then spritzing lightly with water and heat drying to get some texture, then once it was completely dry I stamped the Flourish and Bauble from the gorgeous Snowflake Flourish set using Versamark inkpad and a pale blue pearlescent embossing powder and heat set it.

Below is the Colour Swatch in which to follow.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope I've inspired you to join in. Have a great day xx Zoe xx

 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

CAS for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, I'm here today sharing my bi-monthly CAS projects for Chocolate Baroque DT blog.

As wonderful as it is to have the time, patience and products to experiment with techniques it's also fun to be able to create something lovely in less than 15 minutes, that's why we are showcasing CAS (clean and simple) projects that can be created in less than 15 minutes using Chocolate Baroque stamps.

I use a lot of Linen texture card, I love that little bit of class it adds to projects, here I used nesting stitched edge dies, the smallest square I stamped using Versafine Black inkpad the flower sprig in the first card and a single flower for the second card from Sketchy Doodle Landscape, and sentiment I then painted in areas using Acrylic Wax I also splattered some randomly on the card and left to dry, I masked the edges using a low tack tape and inked using a blending tool and Distress inks, the waxed areas created a lovely resist effect.

My second card I used the same technique as the first only masking first and stamping off the edge, I didn't splatter the wax on this one, leaving the tape in place I used two colours spray ink and tipped them to move them about, creating texture, added my sentiment and some faux stitching with a fine tip pen, few sequins and voila.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope I've inspired you in some way, please leave a comment, have a wonderful day, crafty hugs Zoe xx

 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Exciting new range of Stamps

Good morning Lovelies, I hope your all well and enjoying the warm weather?

I'm back with a mid month post for Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme is "Autunm Hues" also some very exciting news!

Today is the launch of the stunning new stamp range, they are amazing, Tracey is an amazing artist and has designed the most gorgeous stamps,

I've included some of the new stamps along with older stamps in my samples, I hope you like them, click the link Lavinia Stamps Challenge to join in the challenge for a chance to win £40 in vouchers to spend on Lavinia Stamps products, how to enter and rules are on the post.

 

Thank you for visiting today, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Zoe - Lavinia Stamps a Challenge for September

Good morning Lovelies, I can't believe it's September, where did August go?

Today is the launch for a brand new challenge for Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme this month is "Autumn Hues" you don't need a blog and the prize is a fabulous £40 to spend on Lavinia Stamps products, all the info you need is found on the link.

Here are my samples.

Stamps I've used - Maple Leaf, Ink Caps on my first card.

Fairy Thistles, Fairy Orbs, Three Field Mice on my second card.

I used stencils and distress inks to create my backgrounds.

Thank you taking the time to visit, have a great day xx Zoe xx

 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Zoe - Colour Challenge #26 for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies. Today I'm sharing with you my sample for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #26

I love these colours so it was easy for me to use them I used Flora Musica stamp which I stamped using Archival inkpad in Black, I filled in the design using a liquid mask and fine paintbrush, I wasn't overly careful doing it as I was going for the more "shabby chic" style, I then blended over with a blending tool and Distress inks, splattered with water and dabbed with a dry cloth and dried it carefully with my heat tool, I stamped the music side of the stamp around the edge of the design using Rusty Hinge Distress ink, I removed the mask by rubbing with my finger, and coloured the flowers and leaves using Distress Markers and a water-brush, once it was all dry I splattered over using a paintbrush and watered down Distress ink, I inked the edges with a brown ink, added some sequins and Voila!

Here is the Colour Swatch in which to use for the challenge, I didn't make the Christmas card only the tag.

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment, I hope you have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx