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Tuesday 25 February 2020

More Blueprints

Hello there - more on the Chocolate Baroque Blog from me today - here are the samples I am showing.

I hope you can check them out!


Rachel xx

Monday 17 February 2020

more splats at Countryview Challenges

Hello there. Its my turn to post over at Countryview Challenges today and the theme is Splats, splashes and drips. I decided to use some Visible Image stamps and make a card for my daughter who is crazy about underwater life - she asked for an aquarium for her birthday this year - so I hope she'll like the card!

I started off with some black card and brayered onto it using some indigoblu metallic paint. Next I used diluted gesso to splatter all over the card in white then, once dry stamped the image of the seahorse both on the card and on some offcut card.

I fussycut the offcut card image and added it to the card with 3d glue. Next I brayered some more indigoblu paint in a different blu colour onto a surface and used this to stamp my swarmed fish. Finally I stamped and added the sentiment.

I really hope Penny likes this ...and itsnot too grown up for her!

Have a great day!


Rachel xxx

Sunday 16 February 2020

Christmas carols at Christmas card club.

Hello there! Its time for another challenge at Christmas card club - I can't believe how quickly these fortnights roll around. This time the theme is Christmas carols - I used two sets you see quite a lot with me - this time I have used white on a bright background for one set...and the other is kraft on a bright background.
Oh come all ye faithful!

We three kings!

I added pearls to the penguins crowns...the background was achieved using paints and a brayer.

The camels are stamps from HobbyArt and the penguins are from pink ink designs.

Now for my mums cards - she has done two this time - different colourways using stamps from claritystamp.

I can't wait to see what my team mates have done!
Have a great Sunday! 
Hugs Rachel xx

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Blue print inspiration

Hello there! I am on the Chocolate Baroque Blog today and am showing some makes from the January shows where they launched the phenomenally successful Blueprint flower stamps. Here are my first makes and you can see how I made them over on the Desugn Team Blog:

Hope you can check them out!

Rachel xx

Sunday 2 February 2020

Stars on your card at Christmas card club

Hello there! Well another make from Christmas Card club today - this time the theme was stars on your card - and I managed to make three cards. I made the background using a TH stencil and adding versamark through it. I then applied crystal transparent embossing powder and then applied chipped sapphire distress oxide over the whole card and the stars resisted the ink. Finally I completed my scene using diecuts from TH.

I may add a greeting but I'm not so sure!!!

Now for my mum's cards... she's made some beauties this time.

 The background is paper from the works cut with a sizzix die and the stars are spellbinders. 

The easel card was a ready made one decorated with the papers from the works. There was also star dies from spellbinders used.

I am looking forward to seeing what my teamies all make!

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs rachel xx

Saturday 1 February 2020

splashes, splats and drips at CountryView Challenges

Hello there! Time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges - its time to get messy - the theme is splashes, splats and drips. I used a paperartsy set of stamps, inks and paint and had fun!!!
Here's what I did:

I started making a splatty oxide background...

I added my stamping....

used my inktense pencils to colour....

dripped on some paint and splattered with posca.

and finally mounted on to a card.

Hope you can join us at countryviewchallenges!


Rachel xx