Sunday 28 August 2022

Old Oaks And Roses


 This is the last post for this month showing some samples from Chocolate Baroque's July's shows, where we had lots of gorgeous stamps to use.  For my first creation I used 'O Is For' , you get three stamps with this set, the main image , a small oak tree and a verse.  I used the small oak tree to build up a background on a Distress Oxide background, I stamped the little tree using Versafine Clair in a green.  Using the same inky background I did it on a die cut circle.  I stamped the main image and added detail with some gilding flakes then matt and layered.

My second creation is made using Freedom Flower, another set with a main image then two worker stamps.  So for the background using the new Saltwater Taffy Oxides I edged the card fading to the centre.  Using the dotty worker stamp I went over the top of the ink around the edge.  I stamped out the main image colouring with matching Distress Ink, I stamped a further twice fussy cutting two layers to decoupage.

Thank you for looking and I will see you next month with more samples to see.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Harebells And Notelets


This is my second post this month for the Chocolate Baroque's shows that were in July, using some really gorgeous stamps.
My first make is a notelet set, I do enjoy making the notelet sets,  I used several stamp sets for this project, I used Harebell Butterfly, Honeysuckle Butterfly, Briar Rose Butterfly and Thistle Butterfly.  I started by creating the box to put the notelets in and as you can see used the Harebell hero (main image) stamp for the front, the notelets are made using a worker (smaller) stamp from each set.  I masked the edges of the cards off, then using three colours of Distress oxides did an ombre background, I stamped the images in the centre, then matted and layered each card.  For the envelopes I took a circle mask and added some ink to each corner of the envelopes. I then stamped one of the worker stamps over the top.

I absolutely love this image from Harebell Butterfly set that I used for my second creation, I started this one by stamping my image then using Distress Oxide and a stencil brush I added some ink around the image, I coloured the image using Aqua pencils then adding water to blend.  I very lightly drew with a pencil a rectangle with a ruler to frame it.  I went around the pencil line free hand so's not to have an exact straight line with a fine liner.  Using the Oxides I did a matching backing paper to matt and layer on.

Thank you for looking, I will be coming back at the end of the month with a couple more samples.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Friday 5 August 2022

Monochrome With A Red Heart

These are some samples from the Chocolate Baroque's July's shows, there were lots of gorgeous stamps to use.  So for my first one I started by stamping out the graph paper as I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do, I stampede it twice and thought what is graph paper used for then I thought the paper for Heart Monitor machines and so I went on to draw the heart beat line and added in a hearts.  I matted and layered them adding a sentiment to it from Birthday Words , would have made a good Valentines card.

For my second creation we are Monochrome again, utilising the corners from the Butterfly Daisy Collage set,   So I stamped one of the corners and embossed it forming a square, out of the same set I stamped out the butterflies twice and fussy cut them.  I added them to two of the corners then added a sentiment from the Birthday Words set in the centre.

I will see you again towards the middle of the month for some more samples.

Happy crafting

Tracy x