mercoledì 7 agosto 2019

Gnome for Christmas


These new gnomes are so cute, that I thought to use  A Tomte Christmas plate of Chocolate Baroque for a Menu Card, for Toppers and for an Invitation card

I have listed here for you below the items for the three projects
1.  White Cardstock
2.  Distress Ink Pad for the background
3.  Archival Jet Black for stamping, the images and sentiment
4.  Water color pencils Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils
5.  Modeling paste for the snow

For the invitation card I stamped with water on the background also the baubles of The Christmas Garden stamp

I am sure you will love using the gnomes too,  thank you for passing by.

domenica 21 luglio 2019

Roses in July part 2

Hi and welcome back.
Are you ready for my second Post? This time I decided for a blurred background of this Love Journaling page.

Step 1:
As you can notice all the first stamping and coloring has been covered with a light coat of white gesso.

Step 2:
On the dry surface I stenciled several layers of colour using randomly different stencils

Step 3:
I stamped directly on the pages and colored the roses I have chosen

Step 4:
I cut some decoupage-roses and sentiments and glued on the journaling pages, I attached Washi-tape too.

For this page I used the following products :
Rose and Thistle
Rose Set
Harlequin Rose
Loving Sentiments
White Gesso
Distress Ink Pad
Watercolour Pencils

Heartfelt Thanks card :   the only difficulty in this card is to stamp in a reflex way the stamp you will find in Rose and Thistle using Archival Jet Black.  Both backgrounds are dabbed gently with Distress Ink Pad,  the flowers are coloured with Watercolour Pencils and the sentiment Words to Dazzle and Sparkle is stamped with Archival Jet Black

Thank you for passing by, hugs

sabato 6 luglio 2019

Roses in July, part 1

the subject of this month are "Roses" and I have really a great choice among all the "Roses" stamps from Chocolate Baroque. For this post I used the same sentiment and tried to create a monochromatic atmosphere.

1. Birthday Wishes Card:
This card has a soft colourful Distress Ink Pad, layered stenciled background on which I glued a decoupage.  I stamped  on a white cardstock the rose composition from Rose and Thistle  with a mix of Distress Black Soot and Brushed Corduroy,  blended the stamp with a watercolour brushed and fussy cut the shape. The sentiment of Amazing Mackintosh Words  is stamped with Archival Jet Black on a left over piece of the background.

2. Birthday Wishes Tag:
Stamp on a craft Tag with Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain the big Rose stamp of the Rose Set.
Use white and brown charcoal pencil to highlight and to darken roses and leaves. Stamp the sentiment of Amazing Mackintosh Words with Archival Carnation  Red the sentiment to give a contrast to the tag.

3. Birthday Wishes Bookmark :
Blend lightly a white bookmark with Distress Ink Pad Brushed Corduroy.  Stamp the 4x4 cm rose of the Rose Set in several brown Distress Ink Pad, and the sentiment of Amazing Mackintosh Words  with the same colour used for the roses. Assemble all the cuts as shown in the picture.

I will meet you soon with "Roses in July part 2 " and have a nice rest of July,

martedì 25 giugno 2019

Spot Card

Lesley Wharton  has released recently this big stamp, that is very versatile and could be used in different ways.

Step by Step

1. Blend lightly red Distress Inkpad on and in your card
2. Stamp randomly in several generations with Archival Jet Black the sentiment of the plate
    "The Toadstool Garden "
3. Punch holes in different sizes on the front of the card
4. Stamp with Archival Jet Black the big stamp "The Toadstool Garden " on the inside of the card
5. Color with Faber Castel Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils some details of the image, especially the
    sections the stamp that you can see through the holes
6. Put some gold Stickless to highlight

Flower Card

This cute flower and the sentiment are in  "The Toadstool Garden " plate.  For this card I used blue, yellow and red Distress Inkpad for blending the background and stencil and the white cardstock pieces.  Archival  Jet Black  for stamping the sentiment on the card, Archival Red and Violet  for the flower on a white cardstock.   

Thank you for being here today. 

martedì 11 giugno 2019

Autumn Recipes Book

Hello everybody !
I dedicate this first post of June to all the friends who like writing a recipe book.

Step by step

1. Cut one piece of white heavy cardstock  25,5 x 15,5 cm and a second piece 25,2 x 15,2 cm
2. Colour one side of the first piece with a wash of Brush using autumn colours. This side will be the
    cover of the book.
3. On the front page stencil "Autumn" from Chocolate Baroque stencil Seasonal Journey in a reddish
4. Blend lightly the inside pages with Distress Inkpad  Brushed Corduroy and Old Paper
5. Add more colour through a stencil leaving some areas to write your recipes, and
    outline scribbling these areas.
6. Stamp on a white  cardstock  several images with Archival Jet Black   You will find the images you
    like in Mellow Fruitfulness  and Autumn Poppy stamp sheets
7. Colour with Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils all the images and cut the edges.
8. Glue every single piece with Inkssentials Glue n Seal on each page.
9. Assemble the book and bind it with a rope.

Autunm Tag 

"Mushroom House " is really a nice funny new stamp with a the right size for a Tag.
I used for it :  Distress Inkpad for the background and on the stencil,  Archival Jet Black Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils ,  a stencil,  Inkssentials Glue n Seal,  and Stickles. The sentiment is in the new stamp "The Toadstool Garden" stamp 

Thank you for passing by.

venerdì 31 maggio 2019


Hi again
Mixed media journaling is for me very relaxing because the thoughts fly from the head to the page:

blending Distress Paint acrylic colours on white gesso, stencil several items, stamping the new stamp "Garden House" with Archival Jet black, colour with Faber Castell aquarelle water colour pencils in matching tones, highlighting here and there with Stickles and finally dividing the sentiment.
What do you say about the result of this page ?

As last project for this month I used the other new Plate of Chocolate Baroque "Trees a Crowd"
a collection of trees and sentiments.
For this card I used watercolor paper, Archival Jet black for stamping and Faber Castell aquarelle water colour pencils for coloring.

At first I coloured the background with the pencils using the technique of holding two or more pencils together before blending with the wet brush.

Then I stamp the trees masking them if required in order to create the scene.  I assembled the mat on the card, stamped the sentiment and finished the card as you can see. 

I wish you a nice crafting June, see you soon again


martedì 14 maggio 2019

Tag Cards

Hello,  I am back today with two Tag-cards.
I used for the first one the new stamp "Heath Robinson House". This image is really in Heath Robinson's style, the famous illustrator.

Step by Step

1. Stamp the House on a tag with Archival Jet Black 
2. Repeat point 1 on a second tag, cut the contour and cover the image of point 1
3. Colour the background of the tag 1 with several blue shades of Distress Ink pads

4. Colour the house with Faber Castell watercolor pencils 
5. Draw white circles for having more bubbles on the blue backgrounds.
6. Glue the Tag on the left-over Tag of point 2 with PVA
7. Stamp with Archival Jet Black  a chimney and more bubbles on it and colour these images
8. Colour highly the front of the card
9. Use the new Tag as a mat and glue it on the card
10. Colour with a blue Distress Ink pad  a white piece of cardstock and stamp the sentiment in
      Archival Jet Black 
11. Cut the sentiment and glue both pieces as shown.

Be Different :  for this Tag- Card  I used 

1. a brick shaped stencil and colored the Tag with green and brown Distress Ink pad
2. Archival Jet Black for stamping only the upper part of the "Garden House" stamp
3. Faber Castell watercolor pencils 
4. White cardstock that I cut as a Tag Card
5. The sentiment is in the same plate "Garden House"

I hope you liked this idea of Tag-Cards, hugs

mercoledì 3 aprile 2019

Steampunk Panel

Hello everyone
I am back with my April posts.

For my first project "Steampunk Panel"  I used a heavy craft cardstock, on which I stenciled gears with dark brown and black soot Distress Ink Pad .  For the front panel I used a white cardstock on which I layered at first white gesso then  acrylic paints and stamped with Archival Jet Black the image of Punky Romance . I coloured the butterflies, flowers and highlighted the machine with Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils. 

For my second project I used Fluttering Hearts rubber stamp

1. On a white cardstock stamp directly yellow, greens, blues and violet Distress Ink Pad
2. Stamp on it randomly with Versamark  the flowers-hearts with bird and butterfly of Fluttering  
    Hearts rubber stamp
3. Spread pearl mica on the background and remove the excess.  You will see the stamped images
    glitter on the background.
4. Stamp the big heart of the same plate with Archival Jet Black on a second piece of white cardstock
    and color it with the same colors used at point 1.
5. Cut out the image and glue it  with Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue on the background
6. Stamp  with Archival Jet Black in third generation all around the border the little hearts of the
    same plate Fluttering Hearts
7. A nice ribbon and a gem-heart complete the card.

Thank you for passing by.

domenica 31 marzo 2019

Sewing Room in a Page

My page of today is dedicated to all who love to sew.

Step by step

1. Stamp randomly with Archival the stamp you like from The Sewing Room plate
2. Blend Distress Ink Pad colours on the page
3. Cover all with a thin coat of white gesso and let dry
4. Stamp the mannequin of The Sewing Room on a white cardstock and cut the contour
5. Stamp on fabric in red and yellow Distress Ink Pad  a ribbon and a spool of the same plate
6. Decide the look of your Layout arranging all the pieces on the page.
7. Stamp now the background with other stamps of the plate The Sewing Room
8. Glue all the pieces with Glue n' seal

Wonderful Life card

1. Blend on the white cardstock yellow, green and grey Distress Ink Pad colours
2. Stencil with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad  Chocolate Baroque Mask Silhouette Palace 1
3. Put Crackled Paste on the top of the card up as a cloud and down for the ground, let dry and
    colour it
4. Stamp the flower of the new stamp  The Folk Art Garden with Archival Jet Black and colour it
    with Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils
5. Stamp the sentiment of  The Folk Art Garden with Archival Jet Black on a left over piece of point 1
    and fix it on the card.

I hope you liked my posts,  hugs

giovedì 14 marzo 2019

15 Minutes

I share with you 15 min. quick cards for Chocolate Baroque with the following stamps:

The Folk Art Garden

Haberdashery Rubber Stamp Sheet A4

Harlequin Rose Rubber Stamp Sheet A4

Rose Stem Script 


giovedì 7 marzo 2019

Spring Day

I love the new stamp "The Folk Art Garden" and I used that stamp for my step by step projects of today.

Difficult roads card
1. Colour a white cardstock with Brusho watercolour wash
2. Stencil the drops of Chocolate Baroque Stencil Seasonal Elements using Distress Ink Pad
    Victorian Velvet
3. Stamp the flower of The Folk Art Garden with Archival Jet Black
4. Colour only the flower stem with green Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils
5. Stamp the sentiment from the same plate The Folk Art Garden and fix it with adhesive dots on
    the card

Spring Day
1. Colour a book front page with a light Yellow colour and stamp randomly with Mowed Lawn 
    Distress Ink Pad in second generation part of the stamp The Folk Art Garden
2. Stencil with Mowed Lawn  Spring Day of  Chocolate Baroque Stencil Seasonal Journey
3. Prepare the label with the sentiment, stamping it in green on a yellow colored cardstock 
4. Cover all the stamp The Folk Art Garden at first with green patina mica and then with a bronze soft
    paste and let dry for some days.
5. Peel the dried film from the stamp, cut the excess all around and glue it on the cover of the book

Thank you for passing by

martedì 26 febbraio 2019

Blue Rose and rose Tag

here I am again with two Rose step by step projects.

Blue rose

1.  Stamp on a white cardstock the rose of Floral Perfumery with Versamark
2.  Heat emboss with white embossing powder
3. Blend with a blending sponge mixing Distress Ink Pad Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans

4. Stencil the background with baby wipe to lift colour and dry

5.  Attach the mat on your card using Ultra clear double sided red line Tape


1. Colour the tag blending Distress Ink Pad with a sponge and directly with the pad.  This will give
    you the stripes on the background
2.  Spritz with water and dry.

3. Stamp the sentiment of Floral Perfumery in the middle of the tag
4. Stamp twice the rose of the same plate on a white cardstock with Archival Jet Black
5. Colour them with Brusho and cut the outline
6. Glue with PVA  the roses on the Tag
7. A nice ribbon will give a nice touch to the tag

I am waiting to see the new stamps Lesley will launch next month, are you curious too ?
Thank you for reading till the end my post

giovedì 14 febbraio 2019

Aquarium and Layers

My second post for this month is a virtual Aquarium journaling page and a mixed media Tag

Step by step. : Aquarius

1. Colour randomly in blue, green your journaling page with Distress Ink

2. Spritz with water,  dry well and cover all with white gesso 
3. Stamp Mermaid Queen stamps with Archival Jet Black in first and second generation and colour 
    all with Brusho watercolour
4. Cover the journaling page with an Acetate sheet to give a glass effect


1. The background of the tag has several layers of colours as brown, blue, pink, red and  fine gesso,  
     heavy sand gesso and mesh.

2. On this background stamp with Archival Jet Black in first, second and third generation the butterfly
     and the sentiment of Butterfly Perfumery rubber stamp plate

Thanks for passing by