Hello everyone, and welcome to another week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. We hope that you are enjoying the current challenge colours and the wonderful inspiration provided by the Design Team. For those of you visiting the blog for the first time, here are the inspirational photo and colour swatch that we are using for the current challenge:
This week, we have more inspiration from the Design Team. Asha's beautiful inky scene contains a lovely message:
Magda has created a wonderful woodland fairy scene for her project:
Anne's vibrant seaside scene is perfectly contained in her porthole shaped card:
I have created a set of Christmas notelets, along the same lines of my earlier floral cards for a previous colour challenge:
I have created a tutorial for you, showing you how to create these cards, which can be adapted to use any colours or stamps that you like.
Distress Inkpads: Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Wilted Violet
Archival Plum inkpad
Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
Smooth Watercolour paper
Cream linen card
Selection of Christmas stamps and sentiments
Cut six strips of watercolour paper 5.5cms wide and 10.5cms long.
Colour each strip with a mixture of the three colours of Distress Ink, blending them where they meet. Spritz the panels with water if desired and dry with a heat gun.
Stamp the images using Plum Archival ink, and add the sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
To make the cards, cut two pieces of A4 linen card into three, approxinately 9.8 cms wide.
Fold the strips in half, at the 10.5cms point, scoring the fold to give a neat crease. Round the four corners of the card if desired.
Adhere the coloured panels to the linen cards.
For extra Christmas sparkle, you could choose to use gold embossing and add a bit of glitter to areas of the stamped images. These cards will be great for batch cards if you have lots of cards to make.
Thank you so much girls for your projects this week. We hope that you will be inspired by something that we have shown you, and will join in 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 contacts form located at the very end of this post; you will see it after the comments section.