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

domenica 19 gennaio 2020

Sea Air

it is still Winter, but I am waiting impatiently for the Summer and the holidays at the sea side, therefore I propose to you some projects that smell of sea air,  I created using Chocolate Baroque plate " Steampunk Sea World ".
The images are stamped with Archival Jet Black and the various colours of blue, green and brown of Distress Ink Pad for the backgrounds, allowed me to travel with my fantasy in the depths of the sea.

I hope you liked my posts, thanks for reading, xx

mercoledì 1 gennaio 2020

Happy New Year

I hope you had a lovely Christmas Time, and now what could be better than offering you flowers for the New Year ?
The A4 plate "Punky Flowers" has a lot of lovely stamps and I used them for my first Chocolate Baroque post of January.
The different technique in using Distress Ink Pad gave each background a different unique look.

Orange Card and ATC :   colour wash technique, stamped with Archival Ink, Jet Black and Sepia

Gold card :  perfect pearl resist technique and gold embossing powder,  hot embossed

Single flower : dry blended colour, spritzed with water,stamped with Archival Ink, Jet Black and Sepia

I wish you all a very healthy, happy and crafting 2020.

sabato 21 dicembre 2019

Punky Christmas

Good morning
in few days we are celebrating Christmas and if you need more Christmas cards, I am happy to share with you a different idea for creating them.

The items of all my projects of today are :
Distress Ink Pad
Archival Jet Black
Punky Flower plate of Chocolate Baroque
Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencil

I wish you all a Mery Christmas, hugs xx

giovedì 5 dicembre 2019

Wood in Winter

I looked out of the window and I have been inspired by some trees without leaves. I share with you how I created this journaling page with Chocolate Baroque stamps.

Step by step
1. Colour your page blending different colors of Distress Ink Pad
2. Cover all with white gesso and let dry
3. Repeat nr 1. again
4. Cover again with white gesso and close the journaling, pressing it for few seconds, and open it
5. The working page will be slightly glued, therefore be careful in separating 

6. Stamp the tree of Essence of Nature plate with Archival Black Jet Black on a tissue paper
7. Glue the tissue paper on your page and cut what not needed

8. Stamp more subjects if you like fill the page and the bottom  with  Texture Fragments stamps, and 

I did also a card using the same tree stamp of Essence of Nature, stamping with Archival Black Jet Black on a Distress Oxide background.

Thank you for passing by, hugs

lunedì 25 novembre 2019

Tomte in New Zeeland


I just thought to send Tomte  for Christmas on holidays to the other side of the Globe, packing in the luggage Distress Ink Pad, Distress Oxide, Archival Ink Jet Black and of course the beautiful Chocolate Baroque stamps :     A Tomte ChristmasSeashore Scenes and Village life.  

Here below a golden Tomte card in a very out of focus wood background, stamped in third generation.   For this card I used Distress Ink Pad, Versamark, Embossing Powder gold and the stamps A Tomte Christmas and Frosty Trees .

Thank you for passing by, I hope you had fun looking at my posts today.

domenica 10 novembre 2019

Remembrance Day

Hello everybody,

I am just on time to share with you my contribution of this year for the "Remembrance Day".

For this journaling page I used :
It is interesting to see the difference between the two backgrounds. On the left I used acrylic,
on the right Distress Ink Pad.

Do you know someone who likes to play guitar ?  

Here a quick idea for a birthday card using two stamps of the set "Music Fanfare" and  Distress Ink Pad for colouring the background, stamping the images and colouring  the decoupage of  half guitar and flowers, I glued on top of the main stamp.

I hope you liked the two projects for today.  Hugs


lunedì 28 ottobre 2019

Music for Halloween

Hello girls,
in few days it will be Halloween and this time I combine music with bats and spiders.

For the first Journaling page " Music for Halloween "   I used   
Stencils, Clear Gesso, Gelli Plate, Acrylic Paints, Archival Jet Black , Distress Ink Pad  and            the stamps of Chocolate Baroque

The second journaling page has nothing to do with Halloween, it is a "Doodling around Watercolor".
I used the Pareidolia Art Technique for discovering and outlining the figures in the watercolor stains.
The items for this project are  :  
Brusho, Stencils, Black Charcoal PencilArchival Jet Black, Distress Ink Pad, and two stamps plates

Have a nice Halloween Party and see you in November again, hugs

sabato 12 ottobre 2019

More Flowers

I would like to encourage you to use the new "Happy Flower's Day" stamp.  I had a lot of fun using this new plate of Chocolate Baroque and I share with you 3 Cards and a Tag.

Two of the cards have a layered stenciled background, colored with Distress Ink pad, stamped images with Archival Jet Black and colored with Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils

The white card has a coat of gesso on the stamped image and the texture is the result of random strokes done with a spatula.

The craft Tag is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and colored with chalk pencils.

You can find the sentiments in the "Words to Dazzle & Sparkle" plate.

I hope you like my projects and thanks for passing by.

giovedì 5 settembre 2019

Sentiments and Midnight Tags

Hello everyone,
The sentiments, you can find on the new stamp of Chocolate Baroque  "Turret House", inspired my journaling page for this month as well as 3 Tags.

For my page I used :  white gesso, Distress Paint acrylic colours, drawing pencilArchival Ink Jet BlackTurret House stamp and Fantasy Castles stamp. The Turret House stamp and decoupage are colored with Faber Castel Art Grip Aquarelle pencils 

Midnight Tags
The three new houses stamps. Dutch HouseBridge House, and Italian House reflect their lights through the sentiments in the dark night. To make this trilogy I used besides the house stamps, black tags, Versamark Ink Pad, Mica, Archival Ink Jet Black, Brusho,  Glitter and a ribbon.

What shall I propose you next time with these gorgeous stamps ?  I will meet you on the 23rd, so please save the date,  hugs

venerdì 23 agosto 2019

Three Xmas Cards

Here I am with three cards and hope to inspire you

Christmas Garden Card
1. Use a white cardstock  and color it with a wash of Brusho
2. Stamp The Christmas Garden stamp with Versamark
3. Emboss hot with gold Embossing Powder
4. Use a watercolour brush to take color off in the stamped image to highlight the bird and some

The new Shaded Baubles stamp with the snowflakes is perfect for a simple monochromatic card, adding more single snowflakes from the The Christmas Garden stamp.  The images are stamped with

This colourful card is as contrast to the other two projects.
I used Archival Jet Black for stamping on a Distress Ink Pad blended background. I coloured
the bird and the leaves of Christmas Circles stamp with Faber Castel Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils and stencil rays with yellow Distress Ink Pad.

Our next appointment is in September, happy crafting 

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.