Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Walled Garden

Hello, me again. Just a quick post to share another couple of cards that have appeared on Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog.

My first card is created with the Walled Garden cling stamp. I simply stamped the image with Black Onyx Vesafine and then water coloured with brush markers. There is a little bonus tree stamp that comes with this design, so I stamped it through the archway so it looks like the path leads to another garden.

This card has been created with Another Brick in the Walled Garden and as before I water coloured with brush markers. I decided to reflect the wall element of the design and mounted the image onto a stencilled wall. There is a little bonus foliage stamp that comes with this stamp, so I added it around the stencilled wall and finished off with dabs of Crystal Stickles.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Autumn Heart

Hello. I have a cute little tag made with Chocolate Baroque's Woodland Edges to show you today.

I coloured the tag with Distress inks before stamping the solid row of leaves 3 or 4 times on a slight angle. Next I cut a heart and it's shadow on the Scan n Cut before stamping the heart with the naked, winter tree. The heart topper was coloured with Distress inks and finished off with white pen highlights.
3 little die cut leaves were added with 3D foam and I finished the tag off with some beaded string, tied in a bow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julie xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 29

Hi there, it is week 2 over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge blog, so why don't you enter, still plenty of time and there is a chance of a prize as always.

As you can see the Challenge colours have been kept very Autumnal, so I decided to go with a simple leaf design taken from the Butterfly Dreams set. I coloured directly onto the stamp with brush markers and pressed onto the card. I started by making a border around the edge of the card and then moved to the centre to fill in a smaller square area. Once the leaves were all stamped I added touches of Old Paper and Walnut Stain Distress ink before mounting the sentiment and adding it to the centre of the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.

Julie xx

Friday, 18 November 2016

Butterfly Frame

Hello there! I have neglected my poor blog for a while but have decided to start posting my Chocolate Baroque Design Team projects. Usually I just post them on the Design Team blog, however I have had a look through some of my projects and thought they would brighten up my little ole

I made this frame over a year ago, but it's a really quick and easy present idea. The picture frame was painted with Gesso and then dry brushed with cerise pink acrylic paint. The main image is a background stamp from Chocolate Baroque that I have stamped 4 times to build up a bigger design. The butterflies are again CB stamps that I coloured with Peacock Feather and Picked Raspberry Distress ink and added a glittered flame around the edge.

Thanks for popping in

Julie xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016


Hello, just a quick post to share a card I recently posted on Chocolate Baroque's blog.

The card is stamped with the Fantasy Woodland set, which is becoming one of my all time favourites from CB. The centre tree was stamped with brush markers painted directly onto the stamp and the leaves around the design were stamped with Distress ink, along with the swirly detail, which is actually another tree from the same set.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Gelli Art

Hello, thanks for popping in. Thought I would add a post to show what I made in a fantastic workshop with John Bloodworth. I spent a really lovely day at The Mulberry Bush in Thatcham, at the weekend playing with lots of paints, stamps and stencils along with the fabulous Gelli Plate.

I have been the owner of a Gelli Plate for quite a long time, however I have never really used it properly, so I was so pleased when I found out that John's workshop would be all about the Gelli Plate. For those of you that don't know, John Bloodworth (aka Gentleman Crafter) is spending a full year travelling the country in his camper van, running workshops, all for charity. The charity he is working for is Mind and it does brilliant work helping people affected with mental illness.
You can catch up with all of John's work, here

I met some lovely ladies on Saturday and we all had great fun getting to grips with the Gelli Plate. We spent the morning creating loads of background papers, before assembling our MDF boxes. Then after lunch we set about covering them in the Gelli designs that we had created.
Really pleased with how my boxes turned out. Can't wait to have another play.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx