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.

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