Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Challenge 27, Week Three

Hello everyone, and welcome to another week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. We hope that you are enjoying the current challenge and the inspiration provided by the Design Team. For those of you visiting the blog for the first time, do check out the information on the blog, especially the tabs at the top of the page, where you should be able to find the answers to all of your questions. Here is the colour swatch for this month's challenge:
You can find a link to the current challenge here, where you can add your entries at the end of the post. This week, we have some more inspiration from the Design Team. Julie has created a soft panelled background, whch she has then cut into smaller strips to create a much larger card. The floral design matches her main flower so well:
Dominike's cool cat card uses a fabulous Halloween image set against a lovely trellis style background:
Magda has created a stylish card using a modern floral image, and harlequin background stamp:
Anne's sea themed project combines a delightful sea horse image as the focal point, and a super ammonite stencil for her background:
Anne has very kindly written a tutorial for her card so that you can have a go at creating this card for yourself.

Anne writes:
Good morning, I am loving the sea-themed colours this month, and am looking forward to seeing all your Challenge entries. I hope that you like my Fragile Seahorse x

Stamp sets: Underwater, Mail Art Minis
12cm x 21cm white card blank, 11cm x 20 cm watercolour card
Ink spritzers: pale blue, mid blue with mica, opaque white
Versamark inkpad
Blueberry embossing powder
Sea themed or textured stencil (I used a large fossil)
Alcohol marker: dark blue
Fine-tipped marker: opaque white
Glitter pen: mid blue


The card was spritzed with water and the blue inks. The stencil was immediately laid on top and the card left to dry naturally. The inks get 'pulled' under the surface of the stencil by capillary action, (so you get a negative image).
The card was then spritzed with white ink, the seahorse and sentient stamped and embossed with blue powder, coloured with glitter and white pens.
The panel and card were then edged with the blue marker to frame the image.

Thanks so much Anne for your tutorial.

We hope that the projects we have shown you this week will inspire you to join in with the challenge yourselves. We will be back next week with another post, and some more projects 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.



  1. More wonderful inspiration from the DT girls, every card is beautiful, Kate x

  2. Love the colours of the swatch and hope to found some time to play!! The week inspirations are all fabulous! Thanks to Anne for the tutorial!

  3. wow - so beautiful - love the inspiration! Hugs rachel x


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