Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Challenge 3 Week Three

Hello everyone, and welcome to another week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog! Thank you for all of your fabulous entries for our current challenge, the variety of designs is amazing.

For those of you who are visiting our blog for the first time here is the inspirational photo and colour swatch that we are using for our current challenge,

you can find the link to our current challenge here.

Our challenges are monthly, based on an inspirational photo and a colour swatch. A new challenge is launched on the third Wednesday of every month and you can use any medium to create your projects; paints, inks, pencils, pens etc as long as you keep to the colours from the colour swatch in your project. We offer a monthly prize of £15 and the winner is drawn by Random.Org from those entries that have used Chocolate Baroque stamps that are currently available on the website. We welcome entries from anyone however, and all entries will be considered by the DT members for a slot in the Top Three each month.

This week, we have some more great DT inspiration for you from Asha

Our second card is from Claire, who has very kindly given you a step by step tutorial for her card:


Ivory Linen card blank 6" x 6"
Distress Inks- Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone
Masking Tape
Masking Tissue
Terrific Treescapes clear stamp set
Birthday Words stamp set
Cut 'n' Dry Foam
Copier Paper


1. Mask a border around the front of your card blank using masking tape. Make sure your masking tape is not too tacky as this will tear the card when you remove it. If it seems too tacky, dust it with a little talc, or use an anti-static bag on it to de-tack the tape a little.
2. Tear a sheet of copier paper to create a mask for the hills.
3. Mask the ground and ink the sky area with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using cut 'n' dry foam.
4. Cut a mask for the sun using masking tissue and a circle punch or die, mask off the sun, and then apply some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the sky. Apply the ink randomly and intensify the colour around the sun mask.
5. Remove the mask, and apply a little Spiced Marmalade in streaks acdross the sun, add a little Pumice Stone for some depth.
6. Remove the copier paper mask from the land area and use the other piece of mask to cover the sky, so that you can ink in the hills.
7. Use your copier paper mask and Pumice Stone Distress Ink to ink in the hills, making the colour deeper as you work your way down the page.
8. Stamp the tree stamps using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and create a shadow under each tree by using a water brush and a little more ink.
9. Lastly stamp the sentiment using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and remove the masking tape.

Thank you so much Claire and Asha for your inspiration this week. We will be back next week with another post, but look forward to seeing some more entries using these lovely Autumnal colours from you!

You can add your entries to the Inlinkz link here. In the meantime, don't forget if you have any questions, and you cannot find the answers on the blog pages, please send us a private message using the contact form located at the very end of this blog post; you will see it after the comments section.


  1. Two gorgeous projects. tfs the sbs. Inspiring as always ladies.
    Flo xx

  2. Such beautiful cards!
    Oh haha I was wondering what the abbreviations stood for that Flo used, couldn't figure it out and moved on to my comment, I wanted to add: Thanks for sharing the step by step.... (and then it clicked inside my head).


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