Hi everyone. Here are the last two cards I made for the Chocolate Baroque December TV shows. This one features the Wise Owl stamp set. I began with the owl which I stamped on to a piece of white card using Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso and Ages Mahogany Distress Inks. I used my Misti and started with the lightest ink, and then added the darker ink around the outside and on the beak, and then added a little of the redder toned Aged Mahogany, stamping in between each colour application. I then fussy cut it out. I did add a little Broken China and Fossilized Amber ink to the white bits on the owl to take the stark white off.
I made the background by laying Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China Distress Ink down on my glass mat and spritzed with water before pulling a piece of white card through the inks to cover. I then stamped randomly over the background with the large and small feather in the set using Faded Jeans for the large, and Brushed Corduroy for the small one. I then coloured them with a waterbrush using the same colours as for the background but adding in some Dusty Concord. I coloured the small feathers with some gold Perfect Pearls applied with the waterbrush too, and I also added highlights of gold to the large feathers. I cut the background to fit a 7" x 5" card and added Broken China ink around the edge using a blending tool.
I finished by die cutting an oval stitched mat to put the owl on to and coloured it with a blending tool using Spiced Marmalade ink, and then added a piece of craft foam on the back to give it more dimension before adding the owl before sticking on to the background.
For the second card I used the Sing Your Song stamp set.
I started by die cutting a rectangular mat using my set of Crealies
Pierced Dies just a little bigger than the main image using white card.
I then stamped using my stamp positioner as I wanted to use two colours
inking first with the Broken China Distress Ink, and then following by some Dusty Concord DI. After inking the stamp with each colour I
spritzed lightly with water before stamping for a slightly more
I then made a background scene
on a piece of white card just slightly smaller than the white base card,
and inked with the two colours already used plus some Peeled Paint DI
using a stencil brush to apply the ink as I didn't want too dark a
background. I made a mask for the hills from a piece of copy paper
ripping and tearing to get a rough shape and then tidying it a bit with a
pair of scissors. To make the reflection in the water I just turned
the mask the other way up to mirror the shape.
stamped the sentiment using Broken China DI and for a little extra
interest I decided to take the little bird stamp from the same set and
inked with the same two inks as I used on the other image but this time I
didn't add any water when stamping. I cut it out leaving a narrow
When I put the card together I raised up the image mat and the bird using a piece of craft foam behind them.
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.