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

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