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 find a link to our 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, paints, 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 Random.org 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. The first card is from Claire:
White card blank
Smooth watercolour paper
Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio
Memento Ink: Grape Jelly
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Clear embossing powder
Texture Fragments stamp set
Breath of Spring stamp set
Autumn Fairy Collection stamp set
Spring Fairy Collection stamp set
Thinking of You clear stamp set
Purple organza ribbon
Cut a piece of watercolour paper 19cms x 19cms and emboss the floral fragment all over the background, using Versamark and clear embossing powder.
Blend Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks over the top of the embossing, and the add some Grape Jelly Memento Ink around the edges.
Cover the background with some scrap paper and using an iron on a medium heat, iron over the background until all of the embossing has been removed. The surface should now be completely smooth.
Cut a smaller rectangle of watercolour paper and stamp the fantasy flower. Colour the image with watercolour pencils, blending the colours with a water brush if desired. Use the paler colours first, and add darker colours afterwards to add depth and shading. I have used two shades of blue and two tones of pink on the flowers.
Blend some Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Ink around the edges of the rectangle.
Stamp the butterflies and sentiment using Versafine Ink.
Attach the ribbon to your background tying a bow if desired, and then adding the floral image, before adhering your background to the card blank.
We hope that our projects will give you some inspiration and that you will join in with the challenge yourselves. We will be back next week with another post and some more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing more of your entries. 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.