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Thursday 30 July 2015

Colour challenge at Chocolate Baroque

Good Morning all! How are you? I hope you had a better day weatherwise yesterday - we did - so much better to be able to get on with the garden chores - I managed to trim two hedges - I could have done more but my friend Heidi is coming tomorrow and she'll be needing a green bin - so I could only fill one!!! Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!!! I also managed to get 18 jars of blackcurrant jam made - I really hope it sets!!! Will let you know tomorrow!!!

Today I have a card to share with you that I made with the current chocolate baroque colour challenge in mind.

These colours are lovely - I used mostly distress inks/pens but also some aquatints to to make my card. I started by stamping the main image onto water colour card using black archival  then painted with vintage photo, dusty concorde, twisted citron and peeled paint. I then used the distress pens to add the shading.

After fussy cutting the image I created the background - I painted with aquatint then stamped in archival fern green - the quotes were two from a recent quote set from Chocolate Baroque, I also stamped the border floral image in sepia archival and then coloured in much the same way.

I then put all the pieces together.

Love this image - she's so cool!!!

Now - last piccies from our holibobs!!!

This is at the top of one of the mountains - we took a cable car up there - its supposed to be the 2nd longest cable car in the world - but only took 10 mins so I'm not so sure!

The two faces of Penny - funny and cute!!!

My beautiful Lucy!

I do hope you have enjoyed seeing my holiday pictures - it was such a tonic for all of us - I think we needed it!

Enjoy your Thursday!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Brilliant card and a fantastic photos, love them
    Patricia x

  2. This is gorgeous Rachel, I love the image, stunning colouring and beautiful design.
    Wonderful photos too.
    Blackcurrant jam is my favourite, especially homemade!
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Beautiful and stunning colours for sure...I don't like cable cars find them scary as like to have my feet on the ground...xx
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  4. Gorgeous card, you were busy yesterday, gardening and jam making, will look forward to a jar

  5. This is gorgeous,love the photo's

  6. Beautiful card and love the colours and holiday pics-good to see you all had a great time
    Carol x

  7. A beautiful card Rachel, love how you've used the colours. I've loved seeing your holiday pics, I can see that you all had a wonderful time. Hope the jam has set.

    Hugs Sue xx

  8. Hi Rachel, wonderful photos, that is some view behind you, fabulous.
    Now just why would your friend who is visiting need your green bin???? if your friend does some gardening for you, I'll have to see about cultivating some of them LOL.
    Gorgeous card, you seem to get your colours spot on. Beautiful image and background, love it.
    Wish I was near you I buy some of your jam, just love homemade, have a great day, hugs Kate x

  9. A gorgeous card Rachel, such a beautiful image.
    Fabulous photographs, the view behind you is wonderful.

  10. Love your card and the image is gorgeous! Beautiful background too. Great photographs and thank you for sharing.
    Linda xxx

  11. Love the card and the quotes are wonderful. Great pics of you and the girls too. May be missing for a few days, off to see Wendy Vecchi in London!! So excited. Hugs, Anne xx

    1. enjoy yourself Anne - I know you will - wow - wish i could be there! I am a funny shade of green as I write! Lol! Hugs xx

  12. Beautiful card Rachel. Love the image and design.
    Great holiday pics too.

  13. Beautiful card Rachel, and lovely pics. Sue x

  14. A great card Rachel, love the image and the colour combination. Fabulous photos too!
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  15. A beautiful card, such a great sentiment in the background.
    More lovely photos, TFS.

  16. Great card Rachel, do like those quotes. More lovely photos too...that view behind you looks amazing. Carol x

  17. Great choices of color for your pretty card! Love the pictures!

  18. Hi, Gorgeous card, love the lady.
    Lovely photos, your girls remind me of Pears girls.
    Thanks for visiting me and your fab comments.
    x Sam.

  19. Really pleased you had a great holiday Rachel. Loved seeing all of the photos here and on fb. Beautiful card. I did smile when I read what the sentiment said!! Brilliant! Beautiful coloring on the lady. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color challenge. Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Flo xx

  20. A super card Rachel, those new sentiments are fab, aren't they? Thanks so much for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge. Lovely holiday photos, and good luck with the jam, it sounds delicious, Judith xx

  21. Beautiful project, Rachel! Fabulous use of this month’s colours. You never fail to amaze. Thank you for joining Chocolate Baroque’s 13th Colour Challenge.
    xxx, Asha


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