Friday 29 July 2011

Home Sweet Home from Chocolate Baroque and a Blog Candy Give Away

The first of my samples today has been stamped with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I used the same ink to add shades to the image with a water brush. I do like this technique as it's simple and so effective. Diamond stickles was added to the mounds of the hills to make them look snowy. The stickles was also used to edge the white as a border.
I mounted the main onto Stormy sky coloured card, a border punched powder blue and white. The main card is white and has Echoes of Italy marbled paper on it. The sentiment is stamped onto white and then attatched to an acrylic tag with glossy accents.

I have always love the work of Clarice Cliff and when these stamps landed, I new I was going to fall in love with them. My Mum only had a few pieces of pottery and one of them was a present from my Dad. It was a large jug painted very simply in orange, red, yellow and brown. I still have it but it's in the loft as DH hates it.
The Home is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copic pens. Cut out the image with a scalloped circle and mounted onto another sea green. The grasses from the stamp set has been stamped in the corner for a little extra detail.

There's an offer on these stamps at the moment Chocolate Baroque and take a look.

Glenda has also added two videos on her blog they are so informative.
The girls from the Design Team have made some fabulous samples. The cards will be posted over the next few days.

Leave comments on the DT members blogs and have a chance of winning these beautiful stamps.

Have a good weekend

Monday 4 July 2011

Flowers standing in a row

This card was made using stamps from Chocolate Baroque. There are six florals and two sentiments on the unmounted stamp plate. It's called Fantastic Florals . I used Marvy Brush Markers to colour the stamps. I enjoy using the Marvy pens as you can pick out specific areas to colour. I've made this card in a few different colours and they all look nice. I stamped the greeting and then made two score lines. I mounted onto colours from the stamping to co-ordinate.

I hope you like it