My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 22 November 2021

Nature's gems at Chocolate Baroque

  Hello there! I am here today with some samples from the Chocolate Baroque October shows that show the beauty of nature. I have used the stamp sets from nature 1 and floral grunge.

In this first tag I used a mop up background with metal flake foiled leaves from Nature 1. 

In this next card I used more flake to create the leaves from the stamped images.
In this final sample from this set I used different coloured inks to simply stamp the images to make an autumnal card.
In this card I teamed the floral grunge stamp, coloured with water colour pens with some background paper. 
In this final sample I stamped the floral grunge stamp in versa mark and heat set with white embossing powder. I used the crackle background to stamp around the image and also stamped floral grunge parts in versamark on the black and brushed over with mica powder. 
I hope these samples have given you a little inspiration.
Have a great day!
Hugs Rachel xx

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Angels or fairies at christmas card club

 Hello there,

Well I am trying to do this on my phone as my computer has finally given up the ghost. Fingers crossed it works.

My make this fortnight involves resin from indigoblu and a mould from zuri.

I have painted the fairy using indigoblu paints and added her to a card with a background made using distress oxide villainous potion.

My mums card is made using Lavinia stamps. It's so pretty. I love this one.

Well that's the post to figure out how to schedule it!
Have a great day!
Rachel xx

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Beauty in the Eyes at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there! I am here today with some makes using the Beauty in the Eyes stamp set released in the October shows for Chocolate Baroque. I made a card, a canvas and a tag using this stamp showing its versatility. Its a really striking image that works so well with different techniques.

In this first sample I stamped the image in black ink and coloured it using water colour pens. I then mounted it on papers matching the colour theme I had chosen and also with the circle theme going on.

For this next one I stamped the image onto script paper and coloured using water colour pens. I then created the rest of the canvas using similar colours of acrylic paints and also mixing coloured mica powders in with texture paste and using that through a stencil. Once all that was dry I added the image.
The final one I used a piece of mop up card and stamped on the image. I used a die to cut the tag shape. Then added more colour using water colour pens and finally added some leaves from the 'From nature 1' set that I had stamped and foiled in flake. I then added the black background and the ribbon. 
I hope this has given you some inspiration. Have a great day!
Rachel xx

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Wreaths at Christmas card Club

 Hello there - well its getting closer for sure now and the theme at Christmas card Club this fortnight is Christmas wreaths. I only had time to make a couple this time and my mum has made one. Here's mine made using stamps from IndigoBlu coloured using clean colour pens.

Two different stamp sets in use here but I think they work well together.
Mum used stamps from Lavinia

A beautiful blue make! Can't wait to see what the others have made!

Have a great Sunday! Hugs rachel xx

Friday, 5 November 2021

More Christmas Gifting

 Hi there! I have another post for Countryview Challenges theme this month and this time I have decorated a gift bag. 

This time I decided to play with the very beautiful Villianous Potion distress oxide spray here and added to it snowflake diecuts from Tim Holtz. I think my purple loving niece is going to love this gift!
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Monday, 1 November 2021

Christmas Gifting at Country View Challenges

 Hello there!

Well November has rolled around again and its time to start thinking about the dreaded C word - Christmas. I am lucky in that I do the Christmas Card Club all year but this time we have the theme of Christmas Gifting at Countryview challenges - its an ABAC sort of challenge where we would like to see gifts or gift wrap, etc etc. 

For the first of the month I have decorated some brown paper with those cheeky sprouts from Hobby Art and then wrapped some gifts in it.

These are very tricky to photograph but I hope you get the idea!
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Friday, 29 October 2021

Echinacea all the way from Chocolate Baroque

  Hello there. I am here today with my final set of inspiration from the September Chocolate Baroque shows - this time using the Echinacea Blueprint set. In this first sample I used an MDF film strip stand that I bought in a previous show and gessoed it black. I then created the central portion by stamping the main image on card and colouring using water colour pencils.

In this final piece I stamped the backgound to the card using worker stamps then the main focus was stamped in versamark and heat set with white embossing powder before colouring in using water colour pencils. The layer in between was kraft card given the stamping and versamark/embossing powder treatment. 
Hope you've found some inspiration from my makes this month - I always enjoy making for the shows - the stamps are so intricate. Love them!
Have a great day!
Rachel xx