domenica 20 gennaio 2019

Katja dreams Spring

Hello everyone,
Here my second post for this month, I would say Katya represents me well, because Winter isn't
really my favorite season. Therefore this journaling page wants to be an anticipation of the Spring.

White Gesso, colours such as grey, blue, green, yellow, orange of Distress Ink Pad, stencils, swirls and feather from "Dawn Chorus", birds and sentiment from "Let Your Heart Sing", embellishments  are all dancing as a dream around " Katya".

I hope you liked my Journaling Page. Hugs

lunedì 7 gennaio 2019

Bird at any season

during this month I am posting projects with the beautiful stamps Lesley showcased on Hochanda at the beginning of December.
Birds can be used at any season to send warm messages to friends.

For my projects I used Versafine  Onyx Black for stamping the following stamps:
Let your heart sing
Fly away with me
Live out loud
Fat Robin

Distress Ink Pad through stencils or used as a wash allowed to change the white cardstock  and a tag into a colorful background

These following 3 cards explain my interpretation of research done on the relationship between the  bird, primary colours and songs. 

 Blue Bird : a song by Paul McCartney

Red Bird : a Children's song 1966 renewed in 1994

Yellow Bird :  an old Haitian Folk Song

I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you for passing by 

venerdì 28 dicembre 2018

One idea for two cards

For my last post of December I send you  my best wishes for a Happy New Year 2019 with this floral project.
As you will see, I changed only the colours of the background and the result  is completely different.  I hope you will like both cards.

I used Versafine Onyx Black for stamping all the stamps :
Large Crackle Background    Sketchy Doodle Landscape    Words to Dazzle & Sparkle

I coloured the backgrounds with several layers of Brusho washes.
The pieces of the flowers and the leaves coloured with the same colours of the background are
glued on the mat.

Thank you for passing by today, hugs and happy crafting.

mercoledì 12 dicembre 2018

Last Minute

just few days at Christmas and and you still need some cards to do ?  Perhaps I can inspire you with those 3 last minute cards.

I used Brusho colourwash for the 3 backgrounds
The lovely trees are in Chocolate Baroque plates  Fat RobinFrosty Trees and  New England Winter
You can find the sentiments stamps in  Let's Get Festive plate
For stamping I used Distress Ink Pad  Pine Needles,  Fossilized AmberMoved Lawn
Stickles gold and crystal for some shine on the trees
Stencil and Embossing paste.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and see you again before the end of this year.

martedì 20 novembre 2018

Pocket Money Cards

Hello, my second post for this month wants to inspire you to do some Pocket Money Cards.

I realized two projects that you can use for any opportunity changing the stamps. Chocolate Baroque has a lots of suitable stamps for you. and here below you will find what I used for my cards.

The sentiments of the plates  Let's get Festive and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle
Stamp  Fat Robin
The stencil   Seasonal Elements
White Cardstock    4 pieces:   17,5x14,5 - 15,5 x 10,5 - 11,0 x 6,5 - 7,0 x4,5 cm
Distress Ink Pad to blend and stenciled the background and mat
Versamark and Embossing Powder gold
Stickles glue
Peel off
White Embossing Paste

Thank you for passing by and don't miss the appointments of the Design Team

martedì 6 novembre 2018

Christmas Inspirations

It is time to think about Christmas cards and on the Chocolate Baroque site you have a big choice of stamps.  Here below I show you three projects that could inspire you.

From Our House to Yours
1. Score a white cardstock and colour it with Distress Ink Pad
2. Stencil with embossing paste the snowflakes from Seasonal Elements
4. Stamp the birds from Fat Robin and colour with Distress Ink Pad using a brush and cut the shape
5. Stamp the sentiments from Let's get Festive, use Stickles on the snowflakes, and assemble all of the pieces as shown

1. On a white cardstock use several layers of stencil in blue Distress Ink Pad and the snowflakes from
    Seasonal Elements
2. Stamp Winter Edges in Archival Library Green and apply embossing paste on the trees and on the
3. Colour the ground in brown/green shades of Distress Ink Pad
4. Stamp the sentiments from  Let's get Festive, use Stickles here and there  and assemble all of the
    pieces as shown

Frosty Trees
1. On a white cardstock blend  Distress Ink Pad  Barn Door and Festive Berries
2. Stamp with Versamark Onyx Black one tree from Frosty Trees plate
3. Stamp the sentiments from  Let's get Festive at the bottom of the card and cover it with embossing
    paste through a stencil
4. Wipe on the same  stencil a wet cloth in a corner on the top of the background
5. Stamp with water  the same tree of Frosty Trees plate  to create a shadowed wood
6. Apply Stickles gold on the stars of the trees and add a gold wire.

See you soon for my second post in November, happy Christmas crafting 

domenica 28 ottobre 2018

Red Tag

Hello,   it is time for my last post of October.
I used for these two projects some of the stamps Lesley featured in September on Hochanda.

I stamped Auricula with Versamark ,  embossed it hot with gold Embossing Powder and coloured all around with a light coat of red Distress Ink Pad, while I  stenciled roses  with more colour on the background. This let the Auricula flower stand out quite well on the tag.

For the Journaling Page I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black,  Butterfly Dress .
I used a very saturated watercolour Brusho to highlight the flowers and the butterflies of the dress in contrast to the pale Background.

Thank you for passing by. 

sabato 13 ottobre 2018

Magical Day

Hello everybody,
I had a lots of fun doing this card and I want to share with you the instructions.

Step By Step:
1. Stamp "Butterfly Dress"with Versamark on the first white cardstock mat
2. Colour  the mat using Distress Oxide Blue Print and Fired Brick
3. Stamp randomly with Distress Fired Brick in second and third generation "Butterfly Dress"
4. On a second white cardstock mat stamp twice the same stamp again as you will have to cut the
5. Cut one piece of the dress, on which you will stamp with Versafine Onyx Black the sentiment of
    "Amazing Mackintosh Words"
6. Cut the second piece of the dress in order to follow the design of the dress stamped at point 1,
     where you want to glue it
7.  Glue the two pieces on the first mat
8.  For the background mat colour the  white cardstock with Distress Ink Chipped Sapphir and stamp
     with water all around the border.
9.  Assemble the card as shown here below.

See you next time, hugs

martedì 2 ottobre 2018

Stamp as Mould

I wish you all a good morning with my first post of October.
As you can notice, my card  today has as decoration an usual border and for making it  I used the stamp as a mould.

Step by step :

1.  Apply some Distress Inkpad Vintage Photo on the stamp "Floral Edges ", this will give a random
     colour at the background
2.  Cover all the stamp with a coat of Soft Relief Paste
3.  Let dry for one or more days
4.  Peel gently from the stamp the dried coat of paste and cut around
5. Stamp on both mats that you will  glue on the card, in second and third generation here and there  
    the same stamp of "Floral Edges ", with  Distress Inkpad Vintage Photo
6. With the same colour of inkpad, stamp the sentiments of "Amazing Mackintosh Words"
7. Assemble the card as shown.  

Thanks for reading my post, happy crafting

sabato 22 settembre 2018

Paisley Dance

I have always loved this ancient Persian intricate pattern of curved feathers known as "Kashmir Design".  It is very interesting to read on the internet the history of how and where it has been so appreciated and why it is now known also as "Paisley Design".

The beautiful Nature's Paisleys rubber stamp set inspired me to create the page I show you today
Step by Step :

1. Blend different Distress Ink Pad colours
2. Stamp randomly several times  with Versafine Onyx Black  the script of the set
3. Use Distress Inkpad Fired Brick and Distress Inkpad Black Soot separately and together at the
    same time for stamping the different Paisleys
4. Doodle inside the stamped images with white marker or use acrylic paint with a brush.
5. Stamp the sentiment from  Words to Dazzle & Sparkle

You can find all the stamps of  this Birthday Card  in the new Paisley Elephant set and the colours in the Distress Ink Pad chart. As usual I like to use Stickles to give a shine here and there.

What do you say if we meet again next month ?  Have a happy relaxing crafting.


domenica 9 settembre 2018

Fireworks for Chocolate Baroque

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Good Morning
Today it's up to me to give you some more ideas about how you could use the stamps of August.
I loved the final result of may "Fireworks" card and want to share with you the way I did it.

Step by step:
1.  Colour a piece of white cardstock with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade, Fired Brick and
     Spiced Marmalade and let it dry
2.  Stamp Tai Mahal from the Indian Textiles set with Versafine Onyx Black
3.  Mask the inside of the peacock stamp with a piece of Masking Tissue
4.  Apply Versafine Onyx Black on the stamp
5.  Remove the masking piece
6.  Position the stamp around the Thai Mahal and stamp firmly
7.  Lighten the fireworks with Stickles Crystal all around as shown
8.  Use two pieces of leftover of the background, one for the sentiment and one as decoration to put
     behind it
9.  Seal the sentiment on the decoration, these behind the mat and all at the end on a black card.

For this tag I used the  Tree stamp of Indian Elephant which I coloured with Aquarelle Pencils, while the background is blended with Distress Ink Pad blue shades.

See you soon again with other projects for this month and thank you for reading till the end my post.

domenica 26 agosto 2018

Mini Book

Hello everybody
Here is a tiny "Mini Book" for your next Christmas memories.

Stamp the bauble  of  Pears and Baubles stamp in different colours on a white cardstock , cut out the images and make a hole at the top of each one.

Stamp the sentiment in black with Versafine on a white cardstock and glue it on one bauble.
Blend Distress Ink Pad on the reverse side of the decoupage cut and stencil a little star as decoration

Assemble the baubles, at the end the mini-book will look like the photograph below:

For this card I used  the background stamp, the bauble and the sentiment from Pears and Baubles

From the same stamp sheet, Pears and Baubles   I stamped the Tree, while the borders are the snowflakes from Winter Edges stamp set. I stenciled stripes for giving some movement to the background.

I wish you a nice Christmas Crafting Time,  full of ideas, and fun in creating.

sabato 11 agosto 2018

A Chocolate Baroque Chirstmas

The July shows on Hochanda were a beautiful presentation of Christmas stamps and interesting preview samples made with

Pears and Baubles
Let's Get Festive
Winter Edges
Bearing Gifts
Robin the Spruce
Hark the Christmas Rose 

Here below I share with you the projects I realized with "Serena " the sentiments are from
"Let's Get Festive"

A monochromatic card

A piece of home decor

A white and gold wrapped card

Thank you for passing by and see you soon again with other projects

martedì 31 luglio 2018

Black and White collection

Here I am with a quick way to prepare a last minute card for an unexpected circumstance using only black and white pencils and a little colour touch for creating a contrast.

I used the following stamps

Blossom and Grow
Scrumptious Succulents
Texture Fragments

I hope you had fun in following me during my new succulents adventure and liked my projects

martedì 17 luglio 2018

Succulents in arid landscape

This time I have been inspired by the arid land where the succulents grow so well, therefore my project has a sandy tone, a page that reminds me of the desert

1. Trace the horizon line and blend several brown and green shades of Distress Ink Pad for the ground
     and blue shades for the sky.
2.  Stamp with Archival or Versafine the grass in green, the clouds in blue and the sun in red.
     You can find the single stamps in "Seashore Scenes"
3.  Stamp the succulent plants with two archival colours,  pink for the flower and green for the plants
     and the grass
4.  Cover all the page with a very light coat of white gesso and let dry
5.  Repeat gently points 1 and 2
6.  Stamp the succulent plants again on a white cardstock, colour all with Aquarelle Pencils and cut
     the images out.
7.  Colour the sun in orange/yellow
8.  Prepare the sentiment and glue all the single pieces with Zig 2 ways Pen on the page as shown
9.  Add some stickles 

Thank you for saving the date of our next appointment at the end of the month.