Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Current Challenge

There are so many creative and talented people out there doing amazing things with paint, stamps, inks, paper and anything else that inspires them. I am often daunted by their creativity, and also awed by their willingness to share techniques and ideas just for the love of creating. So thank you everyone for sharing your images and ideas so we can all benefit.

I have been watching the Chocolate Baroque challenge blog since shortly after it started and in my (longish) phase of procrastination I have started any number of  pieces with the intention of entering the challenge. This week I have finally finished something that I am quite pleased with - and better still - I can see where I would like to take it further.

I really love the colours for challenge 8 and I like that you are just given the colours, what you do with them is up to you ... you don't even have to use Chocolate Baroque stamps.  As it happens I have a little weakness for their stamps and have a few in my collection, though there is room for more :-)

I started with a painted background similar to my previous card but I stayed with just adding stamped images from the punky flowers set, and script from the paisley elephants set. Next I made a sort-of master board using the punky flowers stamps, colouring them with copic markers. I took a strip of this, added some gold embossing and then clear embossed it twice to give it a good glossy coat and mounted it on a piece of dark purple paper

I love how the colours have worked together and am glad I have finally completed a card for the challenge.
now I just need to add it to the site and get back to crafting.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. They're very encouraging

1 comment:

  1. Glad you managed to finish a card for our challenge Dianne. Super use of the colours, and a great idea to create a masterboard, hopefully you can create some more projects with what you have left. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx Hope to see you again soon!