For those of you visiting the 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. You can use any medium that you like to create your projects; inks, paints, pens, pencils, etc., as long as you stick 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 currently for sale 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. You can find the rules on the 'How it Works' tab at the top of the page.
This week, we have more inspiration from the Design Team. Asha has made a beautiful floral Birthday card:
I have made a tag uaing one of our newest flowerhead stamps:
Anne has made a quirky scenic card, and very kindly written a tutorial for you to follow:
Country Views stamp set
Sunburst Scenes stamp set
Mackintosh Sentiments stamp set
DL card blank (approx. 20.5cms x 10cms)
Printed sentiment from computer
White stamping card (suitable for alcohol ink colouring)
Alcohol ink pens: pale blues and greens, pink/purple, golden yellow and black
Memento inkpad: Tuxedo Black
Distress inkpad: Peeled Paint
Fine tipped marker- alcohol ink resistant (water based)
White gel pen
Clear crystal glitter glue
Blue PVA pearls
Adhesive and sticky foam pads
Stamp the scene with Memento Ink. Some of the foreground elements, such as the trees, will need to be stamped first, and masked, before stamping the images behind.
Use the black detail pen to draw and 'join up' the landscape. Colour with alcohol pens. Finish by adding highlights with the opaque white gel pen.
Trim to fit the card front and edge with Distress Ink, and finally black pen to create a frame.
Stamp the sentiment 'Just to Say' onto a die cut topper and glue on the printed sentiment. Edge with Distress Ink and the black marker. Stick to the card with foam pads.
Finish with a little glitter sparkle on the sun and roof tops, and PVA pearls on the sentiment plaque.
Anne writes, 'I enjoyed making this quirky landscape with the little house on a slant. Thought that it would be a nice card to send and bring a smile to a friend going through a difficult time. I hope that you like my project. I am looking forward to seeing your entries for the Challenge this month, Anne x'
Thanks so much Anne, and Asha, for your inspiration this month. We hope that that we have inspired you to join in the challenge yourselves and be in with a chance of winning the £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque. We will be back next week with another post and some more inspiration for you. If you have any questions and 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 post; you will see it after the comments section.