Wednesday 4 January 2017

Challenge 30, 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 all of 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.

I have made a card using Pan Pastels rubbed over an image stamped using Versamark on kraft card. I stamped and embossed the image again onto a spare piece of card and added more Pan Pastels. This has created a lovely soft effect. You can obtain full instructions for the card on my blog.

Anne has created a beautiful card using some lovely bird related images for her focal design. Clever use of birdcages and flowers create a fabulous background.

Anne has very kindly written a tutorial for her card, so that you can try this one at home.


Stamps: Floral Notes, A Little Bird Told Me, Mackintosh Sentiments
8" x 8" card blank, 6" x 6" decorative paper (Crafty Individuals Shades of Summer) and green card for mounting
Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Inks (Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Forest Moss)
Watercolour and glitter pens (pink, green, light brown)
Alcohol marker (light grey)
Glossy Accents
Embossing powders (gold and pink)
Ribbon and faux gems


Directly stamp an 8" x 8" card using Distress Inks using stamps from the Floral Notes and A Little Bird Told Me stamp sets. Lightly colour the flowers with a wash of watercolour pen.
The printed paper is from Crafty Individuals (Book 7- Shades of Summer).
Stamp and heat emboss the birds in gold and the sentiment in bright pink (Mackintosh Sentiments).
Colour the birds with watercolour and glitter pens. Outline the birds a little with pale grey alcohol marker to make them stand out a little more from the background. Coat them with Glossy Accents.
Mount the decorative panel onto green card and attach to the card front with 3D foam for dimension, add a bow and faux gems to finish.

Thank you so much Anne for a great tutorial.

We hope that the projects that 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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