Sunday, 14 January 2018

Key To My Dreams

Hiya. Today I have another project created with one of Mark Gould's latest stamps, Gypsy Rose


I love this image and decided to pair it up with Chocolate Baroque's Key To My Dreams.
 Gypsy Rose was inked up with Onyx Black Versafine ink and stamped onto water-colour card. An extra image needs to be stamped onto copy paper and cut out so that Gypsy Rose can be masked. Stamp the locks and key over the mask, using grey Versafine ink  and then remove the mask and colour design with water-colour. The locks and key have been coloured with a soft graphite drawing pencil. I also used the same pencil to create the soft grey background around the edge of the card and simply smudged it with my finger and a tissue.
I added dots of acrylic paint around the image and finished off by stamping the sentiment with the Onyx Black Versafine.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Friday, 5 January 2018

Travelling Through The Ages

Hello, thanks for popping in. My first post of the year is an extra large card featuring stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Mark Gould.


I started by stamping the aviatior lady on a piece of A4 water-colour card and coloured her with water-colour paints. The surrounding images are from Chocolate Baroque's Steampunkery and Steampunk Travel, which I also coloured with water-colour paints as before. The background is a mixture of water-colour and Distress inks and then finished off with white paint pen highlights.
This is a non standard sized card so I needed a piece of A3 card cut to size to matt my design.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Quick Cards


Hi there, thanks for popping in. Here is a very quick post to share a couple of quick cards.


My first card is stamped using the Lily set from Chocolate Baroque. As you can see a very simple stamp the design and colour with pencils kind of design. The background has been coloured with Antique Linen Distress ink.


My second card is stamped with a design from Chocolate Baroque's Breath of Spring and the sentiment is from Birthday Words.

A big thank you for taking the time to stop by. Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and sending best wishes for a fantastic 2018

Julie xx

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Steampunk of Days Gone By

 Hi there, thanks for popping in.
Thought I would pop this frame card and matching box onto my blog.
It is made with Steampunkery and Steampunk Travel which are all stamps from Chocolate Baroque.


The box and card frame were both cut on my Scan n Cut and I decorated them both before gluing them together.
The winged clock also comes from the stamp sets, however I used it to stamp into Fimo clay. I cut out the clay with a craft knife before baking and then spraying with alcohol ink. I added wire and beads from my stash instead of cutting out the fiddly propeller that was in the original design.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Julie xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Steampunk

Hello, thanks for stopping by. My poor blog has been neglected again so to try and make up for my tardiness I have posted 3 cards to try to make amends.  All of these cards were made for a recent Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda, did you get to see it?


My first card is stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Steampunkery  and Eccentric Edwardian . All of the images have been stamped with Onyx Black Versafine and Distress inks for the background. The larger clock face was stamped onto acetate and the reverse was covered in bronze glitter glue. To finish off I added Glossy Accents to the Beetle's body clock.


This second card has been stamped with Steampunkery, as before and the background is Distress inks. To finish off I have added acrylic paint dots and white paint pen highlights.


My last card is stamped with Steampunkery and Eccentric Edwardian as before and the sentiment is from Punky Expressions.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Trees and Leaves


Hello, thanks for popping in. Today I have a trio of cards that I have recently made for Chocolate Baroque's TV shows on Hochanda.
My first card is stamped with  Fantasy Woodland and coloured with Polychromus pencils. I have to confess that I did get some help with an Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear to create the circular design in the centre, but I am sure if you have an eye for detail you could give it a go free hand. 


This second card is stamped with the Tall Trees set, coloured with Distress inks and finished off with white paint pen highlights.


My third card is stamped with a set from Chocolate Baroque's Autumn Beauty collection. As you can see I decided to just highlight the golden leaves and colour the rest in grey tones.


Thanks for taking a peek.
See you soon

Julie xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Reindeer Landscape

Hello, thought I would show another Christmas card...sorry if it's too early :-D


The base card has been coloured with Distress inks before being over-stamped with the trees and snow flakes. The reindeer panel was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine before being coloured with Polychromus pencils. Dabs of crystal stickles and white paint pen have been added for extra sparkle and there you have it, one Christmas card made using the Reindeer Landscape set.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Autumn Leaves

Hiya, just popping in to show a quick Chocolate Baroque stamped card.

The sets I have used for this card are Nature's Peace and Nature Table.
First I took some water colour card and covered it in yellow and orange liquid watercolour. I let it dry before stamping the trees and leaves with Versamark before applying clear embossing powder and  setting with a heat gun. Once you are happy with your stamped design, spritz the card with lots of water and blot with kitchen towel. This tones down the background colour but leaves the deeper colour tone under the clear embossing ink.
Cut your image into 3 panels, mount onto card-stock before attaching to the front of your card blank. Stamp the sentiment, cut out and attach to the front.
I have finished off the design with 3 die cut leaves that I have brushed with gilding wax.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Autumn Leaves

Hello, sorry it has been so long since my last post. My mojo has decided to up and leave making crafting very difficult, so to keep my little blog ticking over I have posted 3 cards that I made a while ago, but you may have seen one or two of them featured on Chocolate Baroque's recent Hochanda show.


All three of these cards are made with the rather fabby Autumn Edges stamp set.


As you can see it is a very versatile set so if you fancy getting stuck into some seasonal makes then you need this set.


Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Julie xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Leafy Flower


Hellooo, thanks for stopping by. Just a quick post to show you the card I made with Chocolate Baroque's Take it or Leaf it stamp set.


I coloured the base card with Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress inks and stamped around the edge with the small swirly leaf stamp. I then used an Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear to position the small decorative leaf around the centre of the card blank. I then stamped the same small leaf design onto spare stamping card 16 times before colouring with Distress inks and then cutting out. I used 3d glue gel to attach the leaves to the front of the card and finished off with white paint pen highlights and dabs of Crystal Stickles.

Many thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Quick Cards

Hello, thanks for popping in. Today I have a quick card idea made with the Hanging Flowers stamp courtesy of Chocolate Baroque.


I simply stamped and embossed the flowers onto Kraft card, before die cutting with a circle.
I added some colour using a damp brush and liquid water-colour, before mounting onto black card that I had again cut using a circle die.
The card was finished off with a sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words.

If you would like some more quick card inspiration then pop over to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog for more ideas for when you need a card in a hurry.

Hope to see you again soon

Julie xx

Monday, 7 August 2017

Colouring Pages



Hi thanks for popping in. Just thought I would post a couple of pages that I coloured for Chocolate Baroque's recent Hochanda show.


I have coloured these with Magic Colouring Pencils. I really loved playing with these as there are 2 or 3 different colours in each pencil, depending on how you hold it and the blender pencil works a treat.


You can find the colouring pages over at Chocolate Baroque and they come with a really useful colour mixing guide and a colour wheel as well.

Hope to see you again soon

Julie xx