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Friday, 17 September 2021

Christmas script samples from Chocolate Baroque

  Hello there,

I am here today with some cards I made using the Christmas script series of stamps. All three were done in a similar way - by stamping in black ink and then heat seating this with clear embossing powder or stamping in versamark and heat setting in white embossing powder. They all use small stamps from the set to create a background and all were coloured using water colour pens. 



In this final one I stamped in versamark and heat set with clear embossing powder then painted using mica powders. 
Hope you have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Poinsettias at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around again and its time for another outing of the Christmas Card Club - this fortnight the theme is the ever popular poinsettias - I have used stamps from Chocolate Baroque to make my cards -


This first pair are a bit of an experiment - I did two of the foil and luscious powder ones and overlaid different parts of the black and white stamped one - not sure if I like them but they were fun to make!


Another Chocolate Baroque stamp - this time simply stamped and coloured with clean colour water colour pens...
My mums cards both use John Lockwood dies - I espcially love the second one - beautiful job mum!


I hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Hugs

Rachel x

Saturday, 11 September 2021

More leaves at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there!

I am over on the Countryview Challenges blog today with more inspiration for their current challenge which is all about leaves. This time I decided to use an older Aall and Create stamp and add some resin leaves that I made using a mould.

I used luscious powders to colour the resin before adding it to the moulds to set....and when I had stamped the main image I used the closest coloured water colour pens I had to add some colour to the images and detail.

I am enjoying playing with the resin!

Have a great day!

Hugs

Rachel x

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Celestial jug and mobile

  Hello there! I am here today with some makes using the Celestial stamp set from Fiona Randall launched in the July shows. For the jug, as usual I stamped in ink then overpainted in glaze before firing in the kiln at Pottyroos in Morecambe. 


Its really difficult to photograph a mobile but hopefully you saw it on the set. I had the ring and painted that with black gesso before adding the stamped images on the underside which would be visible from below. For the moons I did them in different colours and sizes to make them look like planets and stamped each one twice and stuck the images together with a piece of cotton between them which I then used to attach them to the ring.

I hope I have given you a little inspiration for different ways to use your stamps!
Have a great day!
Rachel x

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Leaves at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Well September has rolled around very fast and its back to school for many - including me tomorrow! Its time, once again, to return to that hamster wheel that is an academic year ....and time, indeed for another new challenge at Countryview Crafts where the theme this time is Leaves. Jane would like to see leaves as a main part of whatever you make - not just a token leaf!

Here's my make - I used Crafty Individuals zebras and leaves from Chocolate Baroque....


I have taken a little artisitic licence with the leaves and their size - but hey ho! The background was created using peeled paint and rustic wilderness distress oxides and the stamping was don in black versafine clair and shady lane versa fine clair for the leaves.
I do hope you can join our challenge which you will find here.
Have a great wednesday!
Hugs
Rachel x


Sunday, 29 August 2021

Lots of layers at Christmas card club

 Hello there!

Well a fortnight has rolled around again and its time to come out to play with Christmas Card Club. This time the theme is Lots of layers. I have used a stamp on the same set as the dacshund I used last fortnight - so this time its the sugar pug fairy!

In each case I stamped the image and coloured with watercolour pens - then matted and layered it onto a piece of christmas paper from Crafty Individuals and then matted and layered it onto a card - I made 4.

My mum made two different cards - for this one she used the tattered poinsettia die and some papers from Hunky Dory.
For this second one she used hunky dory toppers and crafters companion 
papers.


Looking forward to seeing what the ladies have made in this theme!

Had a brilliant day yesterday with my daughter Lucy - we took the Keswick launch to the start point and climbed over cat bells then dropped down and walked back along the shoreline!





Have a great Sunday!
Hugs
Rachel x


Final July samples from Chocolate Baroque

  Hello there, 

I have my final set of samples from the July Chocolate Baroque shows to share today.  The first one includes a super image that I have made into a tag. The image is called The Gift and I have simple stamped it and heat set in clear embossing powder. I have then used mica powders to paint in the image. 

In this second sample I have used a piece of calico fabric which I painted randomly and then stamped an image from the Butterfly Dreams stamp set onto it. I then used paints to then add more details to the stamped image and added to an embroidery ring.
My final make is a canvas that went back to using the delicious polygon Poppies set. First I used a stencil and added texture paste to the background before painting it all over in shades of purple. Next I added stamped and coloured images from the stamp set. The images were coloured using water colour pens.

Hope you have a great day!
Hugs
Rachel x