Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Colour Challenge 31

Well hello! It's the second week of our current Colour Challenge over on Chocolate Baroque's, Challenge Blog, so there is still plenty of time to have a look and get your entry in because as always there is a prize for the winner.

This is my card using the Challenge Colours as illustrated below. I have used a stamp from Exquisite Edges and water coloured it with brush markers. For the background I sponged Distress inks before applying lots of water and then leaving to dry naturally.
To finish the design off I added a sentiment from Mackintosh Sentiments

Many thanks for taking a peek and hope to see you again soon.

Julie xx

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Framed Hearts

Hello, just a quick post to share my project that is featured on Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog today. 

As you can see it is a couple of framed hearts. I poured Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel through a metal heart cookie cutter that was placed over the Belle Flower stamp. The background is from the Harlequin Rose set and the Love sentiment is from Words of Love.
I used an old photo frame that I had painted with white Gesso, before sponging on gold and silver Aztec paint. I added a coat of acrylic wax to protect the frame.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Gelli Print Romance

Hello there, just a quicky... This is a card I made for Lesley's recent show on Hochanda featuring some lovely romantic, floral stamps.


The base card is Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress inks sponged through a dotty stencil and then the little heart from The Words of Love  stamped randomly around the design. The sentiment also comes from this set. I then took the lovely Belle Flower background stamp, some turquoise acrylic paint and a gelli plate to take prints of the positive and negative of the stamp design. I then die cut the hearts and sentiment background from my gelli prints and mounted onto the base card. 

Thanks for popping in

Julie xx

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Harlequin Heart

Hello, happy new year and thanks for popping in as I have an upcycled photo frame to show you. I have used the Harlequin Rose stamp set from Chocolate Baroque which I made especially for Lesley's debut shows on Hochanda.

I started by painting the frame with yellow and green acrylic paint and once dry I added gold gilding wax over the top. To add to the aged look I dabbed specs of black acrylic paint around the frame and smudged them with a cloth.

The heart is made from polymer clay. I rolled out some plain white clay, inked up the heart with black Versafine and stamped into the clay. Carfully remove the stamp, cut out with a craft knife and bake according to packet instructions. Before baking place tiny rolls of silver foil underneath the parts of the heart you want to be raised up.

The background has been stamped with the tassel border stamp and coloured with Distress inks.

Thanks for looking

Julie xx