martedì 22 settembre 2020


 Hello Girls,

As the other colors, also Black and White have shades and I  played today                                                     with them using Distress Paint .  

You can clearly notice in the first picture the difference of the shades,                                                         while in the second picture the contrast is brought out through the hot                                                       embossed Sketchy Doodle Landscape stamp.                                                                                           Differently from the common use of VersaMark for embossing the flower,                                                              I humidified my finger with a baby wipe, dipped it in the embossing powder                                                     first, then gently I passed it on the page before heating.                                                                                                                                                         

The result of the Dust around the flowers was surprising,                                                                                     you can better see it zooming in the second picture. 

                                                                                                                                                                              I took the  sentiments from Amazing Mackintosh Words ,                                                                                   where you can find a large choice of thoughts.

Small bookmark
I stamped the mushrooms of Autumn Edges on a craft tag using Versafine Vintage Sepia                                and colored with brown, light and dark sepia, white and black Charcoal pencils 


Thank you for passing by,  see you in October and  take care

venerdì 11 settembre 2020

Shooting Stars


 A warm hello to everyone with my first post of September.

The 11th of August was the night of the shooting stars and I filled the sky of my project with them. Here below the recipe

1.  Stamp the flowers of Scrumptious Succulents with Archival Ink jet black                                                     2.  Cover all the flowers with a Masking Fluid using a large silicone clay tool and scribble the fluid with a      brush across the sky.                                                                                                                                          3.  Colour with a dark blue wash of Distress Ink Pad  the sky section and with an earth colour the ground.                         4.  Let well dry, remove the masking fluid scratching very gently with your finger.                                             5.  Colour your flowers with Distress Ink Pad                                                                                                     6.  Stamp the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock of the same plate Scrumptious Succulents with Archival Ink jet black and colour it with the same earth ground colour used previously

For this next card I used only a Gelli Plate as a base to work on.  I stenciled, colored with Distress Ink Pad 
stamped at the end Music Fanfare stamp before lifting all with the white cardstock. On a left over piece I stamped with Distress Ink Pad  the sentiment of Words to Dazzle & Sparkle and the little decoupage flower of Music Fanfare

I hope you enjoyed my projects today, hugs


sabato 29 agosto 2020

Catwalk on feather Carpet

 Hello and welcome back

The projects of the girls on Chocolate Baroque-Facebook-Group inspired me for this second post of August.

Step by step

1. On a gessoed background colored with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Acrylic Paints, stamp in red 
    carnation Archival Ink  some feathers of the plate Shall Be Your Wings and the medallion of
    Fabulous  Flappers as a chandelier
2. Stamp on white cardstock with Archival Jet Black figures from Fabulous Flappers
3. Colour them with a round brush using Distress Ink Pad
4. Cut each figure, position the pieces harmoniously, overlapping them and glue with Glue'N Seal
5. Put glitter glue on the chandelier and on the clothes to give shine.

I hope you enjoyed this page, hugs

lunedì 10 agosto 2020

Unlock Yourself


These three colors on a neutral of grey brownish shades background filled my page today.

Brown for an old key
Green for the new peace    and
Red for the future

For stamping Fantasy Woodland Tree, the sentiment of Essence of Nature and coloring the backgrounds  I used only  Distress Ink Pad.

As  second project I create a Tag colored with Distress Ink Pad on which I stamped with Archival Jet Black  images of Seashell Collage. The illusion of the waves is given pressing a baby wipe on a stencil, while the dust of the sea, is the result of spritzing water on the tag using a water spritzer.

Thanks for passing by, hugs

mercoledì 29 luglio 2020

Colored Squares

last month we had circles and today let us play with squares.

I used for the background of my Journaling Page cold and warm colors of  Distress Paint, applying them pure or mixing them. When the paint was dry, I stamped with Archival Jet Black "Katya" and covered her nose and mouth with a little mask,  using glue.

Special Wishes card :
I swiped a mat of white cardstock with a lemon wash, blended on it some stencils with blue and green Distress Ink Pad colors . I  stamped with Archival Black a flower of "Silhouette Grasses" rubber plate and the sentiment of "Words to Dazzle and Sparkle"   Mat and Sentiment are glued with Glue n' seal

Thanks for reading my post,  hugs

domenica 12 luglio 2020

Mask Card

Hello,  nice to see you again.

After sewing several fabric masks, I thought of making one with the same template using
instead of fabric, thread and  sawing machine, just  scissors, inks and stamps.

Here I list the items used:
White Cardstock
Distress Ink Pad blending blue and green and violet colors
Archival Jet Black

 Thanks for passing by and save the date of our next appointment on the 28th July,  Hugs

martedì 16 giugno 2020



This time I have been inspired by the challenge "Circle" that Lesley promoted on "Be a Social Butterfly" in one of her videos on Facebook.

Step by Step :
I covered with white gesso a swiped coloured page and put on top of it  Distress Paint Twisted Citron.  
I draw from a circle stencil different sizes of shapes and colored with Distress Paint Twisted Citron.  
I colored the circles with Distress Ink Pad and dabbed only the largest section of them with a wet baby towel
I stamped with Archival Jet Black the sentiment "Hello" of Butterfly Flourish  stamp in the Circles while on the background as texture I stamped in a darker green Distress Ink Pad  the circle foliage of a tree from Patchwork Landscape.

Thank you for passing by, hugs

sabato 23 maggio 2020

Feeling Gratitude

my second post of this month is a layered Journaling Page, that brings in evidence two Chocolate Baroque stamps.
You can hardly see the first pink-brown background with the blue flowers and orange dots, the second layer of gesso with green swirls will give a nice light under the craft tag.

I stenciled the tag with light green flowers, scored the tag and blended with Distress Ink pad Walnut Stain , at last I stenciled again with white.

The decoupage "A Heart full of love" is coloured with watercolored pencils.
The sentiment on the project is in the plate Words of Gratitude  is stamped with Archival Black jet on a white cardstock coloured with Distresss Ink Pad Mustard Seed 
Glue all the pieces on the page.

As a quick idea here two ATC changing the colour but using with the same stamp Essence of Nature Words to Dazzle and Sparkle and stencil 

I hope you enjoyed my projects this time too,  hugs

giovedì 7 maggio 2020

Butterfly Waltz

Hello and nice to meet you again.

This time I have been inspired by Brian Crain's  calm melody "Butterfly Waltz".
 The pictures of a quick step by step will help you to create something similar on a gessoed page.

1.  Just Butterflies and Music Fanfare stamped with Versafine on very light paper and glued
2. Tim Holtz Distress Crayons set 2, scribbled and blended with baby wipe
3.  Stencil
4. Mesh
5. Decoupage of  Just Butterflies coloured with water color pencils
6. Glue n'seal 


Crackled background Tag
For this tag I used the Large Crackle Background stamp, colored the decoupage flower and leaves of Sketchy Doodle Landscape  with Distress Ink Pad  and used the sentiment of Butterfly Flourish

Thank you for passing by,  hugs

lunedì 27 aprile 2020

First Stamps


Which are your first stamps you bought from Chocolate Baroque ?
I am fond of mine  "Serenity and " Gothic Fragments" both bought in 2011 and that I use every time with a particular sense of respect.

I propose you today a card and a page of my Journaling Book, in oder to arrive soon at the last page of it and I can start a new one.

Serenity Gothic FragmentsArchival Jet Black,  Distress Ink Pad,  stencil

Gothic Fragments,   Words to Dazzle and SparkleArchival Jet Black,  Distress Ink Pad, stencil

Thank you for passing by, and see you next month again.

sabato 11 aprile 2020

Easter Cards

Hello girls

Tomorrow we will celebrate Easter in a very different way and here below I want to show you the cards I created for this first post of April

I used Chocolate Baroque  Glorious SpringEastern Grasses and Russian Exquisite Egg,
the other items are  Distress Ink PadArchival Jet Black,  Versamark, mica and  stencils

I wish you all a Happy Easter and take care, hugs

giovedì 19 marzo 2020

Spring part 2

Here I am again with butterflies which are dancing in the warm air and in my projects of today.

Sadness flies away card

I used  a Brush wash on a white cardstock for the background
Stamped with Jet Black Archival the sentiment from Butterfly Perfumery rubber sheet, and 
Gothic Fragments  while  the butterfly from Butterfly Poppy Collage is stamped with Carnation Archival  

Happy Dance page 
step by step

1.  Colour a pice of white cardstock with Distress Ink Pad green, blue and yellow
2.  Stamp on in the Butterfly from Just Butterflies in black and randomly a swirl from Butterfly Florals in
     red with Distress Ink Pad
3.  Cover all with white Gesso
4.   Squeeze a tissue towel and glue it on top of the cardstock with  Inkssential Glue n Seal

5.  Blend again with the colors of point 1.
6.  Stamp with Archival Jet Black the flower from Wisteria Lane
7.  Stamp with Archival violet  the butterflies from Just Butterflies, on a white cardstock, colored
     with a light coat of Distress Ink Pad Seedless Preserves and cut them out
8.  Stamp with Archival Jet Black the sentiment from the plate Butterfly Perfumery  on a white     
     cardstock coloured with yellow Aquarelle Pencil
9.  Glue the butterflies, the sentiment on the mat  as shown

10. For the big background of the page :  blend Distress Ink Pad Seedless Preserves  ( same color of 
      point 7. used for the butterflies)
11. Stamp randomly with water all around butterflies of  Just Butterflies plate.

12. Glue  the mat on the page.

I hope you enjoyed my March "Spring" month.  Thanks for passing by

mercoledì 4 marzo 2020

Spring part 1

Spring is coming, daffodils are blooming and birds are flying through the blue sky...  this mix of nature inspired my first post of this month.

I used the following items for my page and the tag:
- Chocolate Baroque stamps    Fly Away With Me,    Spring Bird Daffodil
Archival Jet black for stamping
Distress Ink pad  in several colours for the backgrounds
- Stencils
Aquarelle Pencils
- White Gesso
- Mica.

I hope you could smell the spring air looking at my projects, hugs

lunedì 24 febbraio 2020

My Reading of the Year

Do you think bookmarks are still popular and useful ? I was wondering if you were still reading paper books or you prefer only e-books.
Bookmarks are really funny to do and it is also a way to use left over of paper pieces . I show you the here the traditional shape and a different one, where you can write on it notes, sentences, words, whatever you liked in reading the book and save all in a folder.

For my projects I used :
White cardstock
Distress Ink Pad
- stencil
Archival Jet Black
Spring Foliage
Spring Bird Daffodils
Fabulous Flappers
Mackintosh Beauty
Aquarelle Pencils

Thanks for passing by,  hugs

domenica 9 febbraio 2020

Valentine's Day

Hello girls,
We can't miss the appointment with our Valentine's Day without making appropriate projects.
I have for you some ideas :

Layered Tag :  stencil, Distress Ink PadArchival Jet Black,  Fluttering Hearts, A Heart full of Love

            Aquarelle Pencils, embellishment

Journaling Page :  stencil, Distress Ink PadArchival Jet BlackFloral HeartNouveau LovebirdsAmazing Mackintosh Words

Thank you for reading my post today and Happy Valentine's Day