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.

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.