Friday, 30 October 2015

Lace Fragment Union Jack

Hello! Today I have another Craft Channel show card that I have stamped with the Lace Fragments set.

This was quite a fun card to make. I searched for a union jack template on the Internet and then printed it out 3 times. I then took a craft knife to cut out sections of the flag before sponging through red and blue distress ink and then over-stamping with the lace fragments.

Many thanks for having a peek.

Julie x

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 16

Hello, today is the start of a new week over on Chocolate Baroque's Colour Challenge and these are the chosen colours, which I think are really beautiful.


 The project I have made in the challenge colours has been stamped with the Patchwork Landscape set. This card was also on the recent Craft Channel show that featured a whole host of Chocolate Baroque goodies

I stamped all of the images in Sepia Versafine and coloured with Polychromos pencils. The base card was then brushed with Broken China Distress ink, followed by a few dabs of blue and yellow acrylic paint. I finished off the base card by edging it with Pickled Raspberry Distress ink.
I added the sunrise behind the cottage by sponging distress ink through a die cut circle and added the sun rays with more distress ink against a straight edge of scrap paper. I finished the central image off by dabbing light blue acrylic paint around the edge.

Many thanks for stopping by.

Julie x

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

A Little Bird Told Me......

Hello lovely people, I thought I would start showing the cards I created for the recent Chocolate Baroque television shows that Lesley did for The Craft Channel. This is the first one and has been stamped with A Little Bird Told Me set.

Sadly the picture doesn't show the clouds very well in the background, but I created these with Broken China Distress ink and stamped the little decorative stamp with grey Versafine ink. The bird and cage has been coloured with Polychromos pencils and the background on the bird panel was sponged with a wet wipe and Distress ink.
To get the bird peeking out of the panel I first cut around it's head with a pair of scissors. Then I placed  the torn edge die around the entire image and carefully lifted the birds head over the cutting edge to avoid beheading the little fella!

Many thanks for stopping by.

Julie x

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Dreaming Of The Beach

Helloooo! Thought I would post this frame design I made in memory of the summer that has just passed. The Gesso washed over the Kraft card makes it looks quite wind swept so if you visit the beach in the next few days it's probably quite realistic, however Shabby Chic was the look I was aiming for so I will let you decide......

The Beach Huts is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque and comes from the Seaside Dreams set and the sea horse which I embossed in blue, comes from the Sea Shore set.
I stamped the beach huts over the dried Gesso with a Sepia Versafine and then coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.
I recycled the old picture frame by covering it with ready mixed wall filler and strips of burlap ribbon and when it was dry, painted with a pale blue acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Halloween Party

Hi, just a quick post to share a last minute Halloween party idea, created using Chocolate Baroque stamps. This fantastic little set is called Put a Spell on You and I have made a place card and tag for your party bags.

The place card is just a square piece of card, but before folding in half, stamp the ghosts around the middle, then take a craft knife and cut out the top of the middle ghost and any of the other bits that will appear above the fold line. Crease and fold the card and then stamp the spider and cobweb before colouring with pencils and Distress Ink.

This little tag is designed to match the place cards and is just stamped with Black Onyx Versafine ink, coloured with a pale blue watercolour pencil and then Weathered Wood Distress ink applied over the top.

Many thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon

Julie x