Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Chocolate Baroque - Final Project

Good morning my crafty peeps, This is my final project as Chocolate Baroque’s latest Guest Designer. November has gone by so quickly and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Even though this card looks complicated, using these wonderful stamps, and a few dies I have in my stash, the card came together rather quickly.

Supplies: Stamps – A Tomte Christmas
Ink – Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper – A4 Luxury Smooth White Paper
Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
Alcohol ink markers
Die cuts
Scissors
First cut out a mat for the front of the card, measuring 4” x 5 ¼” (10.16cm x 13.36cm). Next I cut the trees out from the ivory card stock using a tree die that I had on hand. I lightly inked them up with Versafine Vintage sepia. Attach these with the PVA glue to the card mat. Next I die cut the doe and the bird, using dies I had on hand. I drew a slope onto the ivory cardstock, and glued that onto the card base. Then I attached the doe and the bird.
Next, ink up the gnome with the sled with Versafine and stamp onto ivory cardstock. Next color in the image. I used alcohol ink markers, but you can certainly use any coloring medium you have on hand.
Once done coloring, cut out the image, and attach to the card mat.
I then stamped a saying from the stamp set onto the same paper that I cut the doe out with & attached it to the mat. Finally I cut a piece of cardstock for my card base, measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½” (13.97cm x 21.59cm). I folded it in half, then attached my card front.
Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Chocolate Baroque Project #2

Good morning my crafty peeps, It's hard to believe that we are already into the third week of November. I've created my second project with Chocolate Baroque.
I am simply in love with these stamp. The gnomes remind me of a white vintage Christmas, which is unfortunately hard to come by here in Florida, USA, lol.

Supplies: Stamps – A Tomte Christmas
Ink – Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper – A4 Luxury Smooth White Paper
Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
Alcohol ink markers
Embossing Powder-Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax
Glitter
Ultra Clear Double Sided Red Line Tape
Heat GUn
Scissors

First cut out a circle from the ivory cardstock mearing 3 ¼”(8.3cm) in diameter. Next I inked up the gnome trio with Vintage Sepia, stamping them onto the circle. Next color in the image. I used alcohol ink markers, but you can certainly use any coloring medium you have on hand. I then lightly inked the edge of the circle with Vintage Sepia.

For the front of the card, I cut out a base mat measuring 4” x 5 ¼” (10.16cm x 13.36cm). I then cut a piece of print paper, measuring 2 5/8” x 5 ¼” (6.5cm x 13.3cm). I matted this piece with the ivory cardstock measuring (7cm x 13.3cm). I then put a strip of the Red Line tape in the middle of the print strip, and sprinkled glitter onto it. Next you will attached this piece to your mat, adding the image onto the center.

I then sprinkled the Seth Apter embossing powder in different areas, adding a little bit of glitter for sparkle. You are going to heat the powder from underneath, since I didn’t use anything to stick the power to the card, if it gets heated from above, it would simply blow away.


I then stamped a saying onto the ivory cardstock, cutting it into a banner and attached to the card.
Finally I cut a piece of cardstock for my card base, measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½” (13.97cm x 21.59cm). I folded it in half, then attached my card front.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far and trying to find time to get crafty. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
The image evokes feelings of mystery and magic. I knew she had to be colored with dramatic, vibrant colors.
The image is in greyscale, and I colored her with my Copic markers.

Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Chocolate Baroque - Guest Design Team Member - Project #1

Good morning my crafty peeps, I've been fortunate enough to be asked to be a Guest Design Team member for the month of November at Chocolate Baroque. Below is my first project....

I used the stamp set A Tomte Christmas. First, I inked up the large gnome image with Versafine and stamped it onto ivory paper, this will act as your base.
What you will be doing for the gnome is paper piecing.
Next pick a few different patterns of print paper, stamping the gnome one time onto each piece. You will need to stamp him once onto the white paper for his beard. I picked enough pattern paper to cut out the following pieces; one for his hat, one for the trim of his hat & coat, white for his beard, one for his shoes (or could do these in white and color them in) and one for his sweater.
Next, I cut out the various pieces and layered them onto the ivory base that was first stamped and glued the pieces down using the PVA glue.
Now you will cut out the entire gnome to add to your card front.

For the front of the card, I cut out a base mat measuring 4” x 5 ¼” (10.16cm x 13.36cm). This is the gold piece.
Then I used matching scraps of the gnome and added 3 curved strips at the top, middle and bottom. I then stamped a saying from the set, and matted it with more brown scraps, finally adding little snowflake embellishments. Finally I cut the ivory cardstock for my card base, measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½” (13.97cm x 21.59cm). I folded it in half, then attached my card front. I hope I’ve inspired you to try using your scrap stash with these amazing stamps!

Be sure and drop by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog for even more interesting and innovative ideas on how to use Chocolate Baroque's amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card.
Happy crafting!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far and trying to find time to get crafty. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I just love this image. Being an animal lover, this one really spoke to me!
The flowers were fussy cut from another piece of paper and glitter was added to the flowers, her ribbon and bow.

Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far and trying to find time to get crafty. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I loved her smile and facial expressions, so I thought I'd color her hair a bit edgey!
The flowers are fussy cut from the paper and simply pop dotted up with foam tape.
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

World Wide Open DT Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far and trying to find time to get crafty. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
With kids going back to school, and some just starting their scholastic adventure, I thought this little lady would inspire.
She's colored in with Copic markers and paper flowers were used for embellishments.

Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!