Wednesday 4 February 2015

Challenge 7, 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 from the 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 frind the 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, 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. Our first project is a beautiful, elegant floral card from Debbie:
Our second card is from Maria, who has kindly provided a tutorial for her rose themed card:


Rose Stem Script stamp set
Dusky Damask stamp set
Smooth white paper 5.5" x 3.5"
Green card 5.9" x 8.66" folded in half
Memento inks: Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves
Terracotta Adirondack ink
Scattered Straw Distress ink
Acrylic block large enough to cover the whole card
White gelly pen
Versamark ink
Copper embossing powder
Mini mister with water
Heat tool
Small paint brush and water


-Put the four ink colours onto the acrylic block, and mist with water so that the colours mix together.
-Lay your white paper onto the block and press firmly so that the background is completely coloured.
-Dry the paper with your heat tool.
-Stamp the rose image using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
-Mask the rose image, and add some text to the background using Adirondack Terracotta ink.
-Using the flower image from the Dusky Damask stamp set and Rich Cocoa Memento ink, complete the  background.
-Place some Adirondack Terracotta ink on your craft sheet and using a small paint brush and some water, colour the rose. Complete the stem and leaves in the same way, using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.
-Add some white accents here and there with the gelly pen.
-Colour the border of the card by edging it with Versamark ink and adding copper embossing powder.
-Mount the card onto 3D foam pads and add it to the folded green card.

Thank you to Debbie and Maria for their inspiration this week. 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 have fun creating something for the challenge.

You can add your entries to the Inlinkz link here. In the meantime, 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. Thank you ladies for providing inspiration each week. Again two quite different cards using the same colours, in this case demonstrating perfectly how matting can contribute to the overall effect. In Debbie's case the reddish orange mat picks up the selective use of the orange in the background whilst still allowing the focal image to shine & the rounding of the opposing corners on the sentiment panel adds to the soft & muted look. Maria's use of the copper wet embossing for her edge echoes the lovely orange tones of the rose superbly & her use of the green narrow mat plus the dark base card creates a much bolder design suitable for a man's Valentine.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Two very beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial, Kate x


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