My shining star

My shining star

Thursday 30 December 2021

More hearts and flowers

  Hello there! Rachel here today with the last of my makes from November. This first one I really like - a little masking, stamping, watercolour painting and text ...what's not to like. I used the artist trading heart and the happy flowers day stamps.

In this last sample I used the Harmony tree stamp and created a scene around it using inks. 

Hope you have a fabulous New Years eve tomorrow - and all the very best for 2022!
Rachel x

Monday 20 December 2021

On the Chocolate Baroque page today ....

 Hello there! Rachel here today with some more makes from the November shows. This first one uses the Frosty Trees stamp set. I used flitterglu and flake on black card to create the images and added them to the card blank that I had stamped in versamark and added and heat set gold embossing powder. 

This one uses both the trees a crowd and the remembrance tree stamps. I stamped the trees then built a scene around them using inks. Finally I added some leaves using pens of autumnal colours.

This last one is a mixed media card using the main image from the trees a crowd stamp set. 

I hope this gives you a few ideas! 
Merry Christmas to you. Wishing you a happy healthy 2022 too!
Rachel x

Thursday 9 December 2021

Hearts and flowers by Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there! Today I am sharing some samples made for the November Chocolate Baroque shows although my ceramic piece never made it to the show - I decided to keep this one! 

To make this I used the stamp set A heart full of love and overpainted the stamped image in glaze before adding to the kiln and firing.  

I used the same stamp set in this second piece - a card that I made by repeat stamping in the background and adding a coloured image on top - I coloured the image using watercolour pens.

In this final sample I used the same ideas but different stamps from the same set in the background and as the main image.

It really is a beautiful stamp set and I hope I have given you some inspiration in using your set.
Have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday 5 December 2021

A frosty Christmas

 Hello there!

Well its time for another Christmas make for the Christmas anything goes theme from Countryview Challenges this month. This time I used a couple of new to me stamps from Lavinia.

I teamed it up with some older Lavinia stamps and distress oxide hickory smoke plus a Lavinia stencil. I used clean colour pens to do most of the colouring on the houses. Stamping was done using morning mist versafine clair.
I do hope you can join the challenge.
Enjoy the festive season!
Rachel xx

Saturday 4 December 2021

Anything goes at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there!

Well its time for the final Christmas Card Club of the season - back again in January - the last theme is anything goes - so nice and easy!

I made two cards using a stamp set from HobbyArt.

Its a lovely stamp - I coloured the image using clean colour pens.

Mum made a card inspired by a Jo Rice Workshop

All stamps are Lavinia stamps! I love it - its a beauty!

Looking forward to a break now from Christmas card Club - but back in January!

Have a great day!
Rachel xx

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Christmas at Country View Challenges

 Hello there!

Well last month has gone and its December again - so all thoughts now turn to Christmas! And thats the challenge theme at Countryview Challenges this month - nice and easy!

I used a sweet poppy stencil and distress inks to create these two super quick cards - plus an old set of stamps from Tim Holtz that comes out every year. 

You can see from this picture mybe that in the first card I used only villanous potion but in the second I combined it with rustic wilderness and crackling campfire for a slightly different look.

Here's a closer picture of the cards - just need to write them all now!!! Oh  - and post them!!!

Have a great 1st December!
Big hugs
Rachel xx