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