Wednesday 29 October 2014

Challenge 4 Week Three More DT Inspiration for You

Hello everyone, welcome back to another week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. Thank you to those of you who have entered the challenge so far, your entries are all fabulous.

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 from those entries that have used Chocolate Baroque stamps 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 inspiration from the DT. Our first project is an Autumnal card from Maria:

Our second project is from Doreen, who has kindly written step by step instructions for her pretty card:


Red Card Blank 10.5cm x 15cm
White Card 10cm x 14.5cm
Pan Pastels: Permanent Red, Diarylide Yellow, Violet Tint, Red Iron Oxide, Permanent Red Tint, Chromium Oxide Green
Sakura Pigma Micron Black Pen
Black Archival Ink
Briar Rose Butterfly Stamp Set
Mackintosh Sentiments Stamp set
Cheap Hairspray
Thin Paintbrush


  1. Using the red, yellow and violet Pan Pastels, cover the white card. Start with yellow at the bottom then red and blend in the violet.
  2. Spray the background with hairspray, this will seal the Pan Pastels allowing you to stamp more clearly.
  3. Stamp the image and sentiment using Black Archival Ink and dry with a heat gun or leave to dry for ten minutes.
  4. Using the eraser, rub off some of the Pan Pastels from inside your images. This does not have to be perfect.
  5. Using the Pan Pastels and a slightly damp paintbrush, colour the image. Do not over wet the brush, dab it onto some kitchen roll to take off the excess water.
  6. Doodle around the image using the Micron pen.
  7. Adhere the image to the red card blank.
Thank you so much Maria and Doreen for your inspiration this week. We will be back next week with another post and more projects for you. We look forward to seeing more of your entries, so dig out your crafting stash and have some fun!

You can add you 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.

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