Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Challenge 28, 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 are sharing more inspiration from the Design Team.

Asha has created a lovely Birthday card incorporating an image from the Swirly Pets stamp set, great for any dog lover:
Magda's textured tag incorporates elements created from Soft Form Relief Paste. This gives a really opulent feel to her project:
Anne has created two projects for us this week, and has very kindly written tutorials for us, so that you can have a go at creating them for yourselves. Her first project is a pretty card incorporating the Owl Edges and Words of Inspiration stamps sets. She has used ink sprays to create her background and die cuts to finish.

Stamp sets: Owl Edges, Words of Inspiration
A6 white card blank (approx 10cms x 15cms)
Die cut white stamping card (approx 9.5cms x 12cms)
Ink sprays (green, yellow, blue)
Dye based ink pad (dark blue)
Alcohol marker and fine-tipped pen (dark blue)
Glitter glue (light and dark blue)
Die cuts to finish

Spray green and yellow ink onto a craft mat and pick up colour onto lower half of stamping panel. Paint blue ink across the top and dry.
Stamp the sentiment and reeds, use second generation stamping to create the fainter background reeds.
Edge with blue marker and glue to card front.
Glue on the die cuts. Finish by drawing a faux stitched border and adding glitter glue. If you don't have dies, just trim down the card base to fit the stamped mat, and it will still look great.

Anne's second project is a fabulous Christmas Tag using stamps from the Sparkling Trees stamp set.

Stamp set: Sparkling Trees
Watercolour card tag (approx 6cms x 12.5cms)
Versamark inkpad
Dye based inkpad (blue)
Spray inks (light and dark blue, yellow and grren- some with mica)
Heat embossing powders (pearlescent yellow and detail white)
Alcohol marker (dark blue)
Yellow and blue organza ribbon

Spritz and splatter the tag with spray inks and dry completely.
Stamp the trees with Versamark and heat emboss with the yellow powder. Stamp the snowflakes and heat emboss with the white powder. TIP: to prevent the powder from sticking where you don't want it, (especially if your card is still a little damp), dust the surface with a little talc.
Blend blue dye ink in from the edges and frame with dark blue marker.
Finish by adding ribbons and a little glitter glue for added sparkle.

Thanks so much Anne for both of your tutorials.

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 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. 


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