Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Challenge 9, Week Three

Hello everyone, welcome to another week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. We hope that you are enjoying the current challenge and the inspiration provided by our Design Team.

For those of you 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 a link to the 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; inks, paints, 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 more inspiration from the DT, Julie has created a floral treat for us using one of the latest clear egg stamps available on the website:

Judith has created a tutorial for her card:


20cms x 20cms black card blank
Green card
Pale pearlescent card
Spray starch
Brushos: Prussian Blue, Turquoise, Purple
White acrylic paint or Gesso
White embossing powder
Alcohol Markers
Leafy stencil
Cling film
Steampunk Funky Fish/Steampunk Seaworld multi-buy rubber stamp set


Cut a piece of pearlescent card to19cms x 19cms.
Spray with spray starch and drop small amounts of the three colours of Brushos over the card.
Spray with spray starch again. Cover with cling film, crinkling the cling film to create creases.
Leave for 30 minutes and carefully remove the cling film, then allow the card to dry completely.
Paint the leaves using the stencil and gesso or white paint, and again leave to dry.
Emboss the sea creatures using white embossing powder onto some spare pearlescent card. Colour with alcohol markers.
Accentuate with pencil if desired.
Cut out the sea creatures and attach to the background.
Mat the background onto a layer of green card before adding to a black card blank.

If you choose to use glossy card, and slightly paler colours, the cling film effect is much more pronounced:

However, in this instance I wanted a very irridescent, underwater look. I hope you will experiment and try this technique for yourselves.

We will be back next week with another post and more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing more of your entries and hope that you will join in the challenge yourselves. 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 comment:

  1. Thank you Judith for the tutorial & the very graphic illustration of how the effect varies on two different surfaces. The dark background gives a very authentic deep sea look to your design & I particularly like the way you have echoed the aqua of the sea creatures in your matting.
    An ingenious use of the egg image with the stencil by Julie for her card again with effective dark blue matting echoing both the stencilled image outline & the egg stamping.
    Paula (PEP)


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