Sunday 27 March 2022

Butterflies And A bird Of Joy


This is my final post for this month, sharing some of my makes for February's TV shows for Chocolate Baroque.  The above creation is using the Butterfly Mind's set,  so I started with the base card/background, I used stamps from the set and a Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink pad so it was subtle.  I randomly stamped with a butterfly and the splodges.  For the main image I stamped it then masked it, I used Brusho's to colour the background sprayed with water.  For the Butterflies I stamped some separate and coloured and fussy cut them to decoupage onto the main image.

My next creation is using the Bird Of Joy stamp, which I coloured with pencils, and inked around the edges.  For the base I took the sentiment stamps Words Of Comfort And cheer, and stamped some of the words and a bird from the set, in morning mist ink, then edge the card in ink.  A simple card but I wanted to really show the bird off.

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - Butterfly Mind  Bird Of Joy
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, Faber-Castell Pencils, Brusho's 
Embellishments - Glitter, 

Thank you for looking
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thursday 17 March 2022

Vintage & Bright's

This is my second post for this month, showing some of my Chocolate Baroque's creations from  February's shows.  So let's start with the one above using the seed pod from the stamp set Glorious,  I love this card and loved the process too, my base layer is made using Distress Mica Sprays in three colours , wow does it shimmer.  Then for my main layer I stamped the seed pod onto some Chocolate Baroque's super smooth stamping card, then masked it.  Using Distress Oxides I smooched a background in three colours.  Removing the mask I coloured the image with pencils.  I stamped one of the leaves from the set in second generation around the image randomly.  I stamped out some words from the set, cut them out and inked the edges and adhered them to the card.  I just love the mica base card and then the vintage colours, they suit the seed pod so well I think.

So for my Notelet set I used several of the background stamps.  I used Square Bubbles, On The TilesLarge Crackle and also I used the Butterfly Mind set and Words Of Comfort & Cheer.
My front cover is created by inking in three colours onto card, then I stamped the crackle background  to cover the whole of the background, then with a white gel pen I highlighted randomly along the lines.  I stamped a sentiment and a butterfly which I cut out but left in black and white for contrast against the bright colour of the background.

Now for the inside of the folder, I created a pocket on one side and layered a backgound on the other side.  Added a sentiment to one side then put some notelet cards which are below and matching envelops into the pocket. 

I created three Notelet cards and three matching envelopes, For each card I used each background stamp over an inky background made using Distress Oxide.  On each card I added detail with gel pens to give interest.  I added sentiments and butterflies to each one.  For the envelopes I stamped in grey the background stamp all over each one.

I will be back near the end of the month with another post

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - Glorious, Square Bubbles, On The Tiles, Large Crackle Butterfly Mind  Words Of Comfort & Cheer.
Papers - Chocolate Baroque's super smooth stamping card
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Distress Mica sprays, Versafine clair, 
Tools - Sino Gel Pens, 
Embellishments -

Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Friday 11 March 2022

Some Bunny Loves You!


Hello lovely people,  thought I would share my creation with you, and this was made for my Mum for Mother's Day.   I started with a Lavinia Gel plate the Squarelee, I brayered and sponged some Colorbox inks onto it to create my background, and using a Lavinia moon mask I created a moon and then stamped some tiny stars.  I stamped my Hares next, then built up my scene with foliage stamps.  I could not give this to my mum without Fairies on as she loves them so on went some Fairy Foragers.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
1. Cupcake Inspirations - #539 - Pet

2. Simon Says Stamp Monday - Add some Green

3. Dragonfly dreams - March Challenge - Something To Make You Smile (Hares and Fairies always make me smile)

Stamps - Lavinia - Fairy Foragers, Wild Hares set, Silhouette Foliage set, Meadow Grass, Silhouette grass, 
Colouring Medium - Colorbox ink, Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, Posca pens, Charcoal pencil, Sakura gelly roll pen, Signo gel pen, 
Tools - Lavinia Squarelee gel plate, Hill masks, Moon masks, 

Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Saturday 5 March 2022

Glorious Floral Delights


This is my first post for this month using the fantastic stamps that were shown on one of the February's shows for Chocolate Baroque.  So first I would like to show a book I created using the following stamps - Mosaic FlowerBird Of JoyFloral DelightWish Flower and Glorious.
So all my images were layered onto black card and added to the book, for the front cover I stamped the Mosaic Flower but upside down so it looked like the Chinese lantern plant, I stencilled in the background and coloured the image with pencils.  I added the words and did some highlights with a white gel pen.

The above pages and the ones below were done very much the same as the cover, only when I did my stencilling I masked down each side and only stencilled in the centre.  I wanted to stamp my images to the side for a different look and to get the benefit of the stencilling.  Each image was coloured with pencils in co=ordinating colours to the stencilling.  

For my next creation I made a large tag, using a die I cut the tag set which is a base, top layer and the eyelet covers.  

I coloured the base tag in Distress Oxide in a matching colour to the the colours in the top layer.  The top layer I smooched several colours for the background, then using the Butterfly Mind stamp set I stamped the main image, then stamped again on spare card, coloured the butterflies then cut them out.  On the background I added words from the set and splatters too.  I added the Butterflies, decoupaging onto the main image.  And finally some glitter was added to the Butterflies.

I will be back later in the month with some more creations from the Chocolate Baroque show, thank you for taking a look.

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - Butterfly Mind  Mosaic FlowerBird Of JoyFloral DelightWish Flower and Glorious.
Colouring Mediums - Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, Faber-Castell Pencils, 
Tools - Signo gel Pen, Lavinia Stencil, 
Embellishments - Glitter, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x