Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Chocolate Baroque - Colour Challenge 15

Hi, today is a new week on the Challenge Blog over at Chocolate Baroque and here is the colour inspiration. Have to say that I really love this colour combination and hope you like the photo frame that I have altered to fit in with the challenge.


1 smooth coated photograph frame
White stamping card
Archival Inkpad: Watering Can 
Versafine inkpads: Onyx Black and Grey
light grey coloured pencil
Black alcohol marker pen
light, medium and dark grey, alcohol marker pens
Alcohol blending solution
Felt pads
Scrap paper for masking
3d glue or foam pads


Cut a piece of stamping card to fit the aperture of your frame.
Ink up the tulip stamp with the Archival inkpad and stamp onto the card you have just cut. Repeat this step twice but stamp onto the scrap paper and another piece of spare stamping card.
Cut out the tulip from  the scrap paper and use this as a mask to cover your main image.
Ink up the cog stamp with grey Versafine and stamp all over the masked image.
Remove the mask and colour the cog background with a light grey alcohol marker and coloured pencil.
Colour the tulip with the yellow and grey alcohol pens and also include the image you stamped onto the spare card. 
Cut out the leaf and tulip heads from the second image and decoupage them onto the main image using 3d glue or foam pads.
Squiggle the alcohol pens all over the front of the frame and then blend with the alcohol solution that you have applied to the foam pads.
Ink up the 3 keys stamp with the Onyx Black Versafine and stamp 3 times onto stamping card. Cut out and add to the name plate on the frame.
Reassemble the frame and display.
My photo frame already had the name plate attached, but obviously any frame that has a smooth coated finish can be used.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you again soon

Julie xx

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Autumn Flowers

Hi, today's post is a bit of a test to see if this publishes from my iPad so will not go into too much detail....

All stamps used are from Chocolate Baroque and I have stamped a flower texture stamp into Sculpey clay to make the decorative buttons. The main image was coloured with pencils and Distress Ink was used to stamp and colour the base card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julie x

Friday, 11 September 2015

Halloween Tags

Hello, just a quick post to show some of the fabulous new Halloween stamps from Chocolate Baroque. There are two sets to choose from, Hocus Pocus which I used to make the two small tags and Put A Spell On You for the larger tag. I used Distress ink and Polychromos pencils to colour the tags and stamped them with Onyx Black Versafine.

 Put A Spell On You

Hocus Pocus

Thanks for stopping by