Saturday 14 March 2020

Chocolate Baroque Cards for February TV

Hi there everybody.  Here are some of the cards I made for Chocolate Baroque 's shows on Hochanda last month.  The first was made using the Snowdrop Script set of stamps and also the Edgy Edges stamps.

I started by stamping the flowers on to kraft card using WOW Opaque Bright White EP an coloured them using a green Lyra Aquamarker  and then stamped the name underneath using a black marker from the same set straight to stamp.  I used some white acryic paint on the flowers and die cut it using a Crealies Pierced Rectangle die.  I then backed this with white and then black card.

I used another piece of kraft card for the background stamping the Edgy Edges DL stamp twice using Brilliance white ink and then backed this with black too before adding it to the white card.

For this second card I again used the Snowdrop Script stamps which has this pretty bluebell image too.  Using a rectangular piece of white card I started with the sky using Salty Ocean Distress Ink and a Clarity cloud mask and followed this with the hills with a hill mask from Clarity, using Dusty Concord DI and the subsequent hills in Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint DI keeping the coverage fairly light.  I then stamped the bluebells using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and watercoloured them using a waterbrush and a mix of Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac DI for the flowers and some Peeled Paint DI for the leaves and stems.  I then darkened the lower hills and the foreground using a bit more of the green ink.  I finished by backing this with a piece of dark green card and added a sentiment from the set using Versafine Olympia Green ink.

 The last card for now uses the Doodle Birds and the Doodle Butterfly stamps and Ultramarine Brusho for the background.  When that was completed I stamped the feather and flower images from Doodle Birds using Versafine Imperial Purple and Deep Lagoon inks and backed this with a piece of dark blue card.  I then stamped the flower from Doodle Butterfly in both of the colours on to a stitched square die cut piece of white card and blended Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet DI's around the edges and more of the violet in the centre also.  I fussy cut the flower out and backed the negative with a piece of the dark blue card and then glued the flower over the negative bending the petals up for a bit of dimension and then mounted it all on to a white square card.

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Actually this post and another to come later in the month are the last of my cards as a member of the Guest Design Team over at Chocolate Baroque.  Reluctantly I needed to free up some time so I had to make the hard decision to leave the team.  I have really enjoyed the 18 months that I have been doing this, and it has been such a great experience, and I thank Lesley and David and Judith for being such lovely people to work with. 

Thank you for your visit today and I'll see you again soon.


cuilliesocks said...

As ever Pat your cards are so beautifully designed, I love the first one on the kraft card, fabulous background and the snowdrops are so pretty,.Loving the bluebells, gorgeous colours to and your third card is so cleverly designed, Kate x

Viv said...

Another lovely set of cards Pat. The snowdrop is beautiful and I love the mask you used for the bluebells!
The Ultramarine Brusho background is lovely and a great colour combo for your stamped images.
Sad you have to step down but sometimes we need some 'me' time and when making for deadlines it is so easy to get caught up in that making and not doing anything else. But as you say a great experience and you have brought inspiration to lots whilst on the CB team! x

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Cards Pat. The snowdrop script is gorgeous and love those blue bells, they remind me of my childhood :)

Rita said...

Stunning cards Pat. I watched the show and ordered the snowdrops script. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Loll said...

Three beautiful cards Pat! Especially love the first one on kraft with white embossing and stamping. xx

Marjan said...

Wonderful cards, Pat! I especially love the second one with the Bluebells and the mountains! A pity you had to step down, but if time running too fast and you have much to do then you have to, understandable.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what pretties Pat... I love the snowdrops, then the gorgeous bluebells (oh come on Spring) followed by a beautiful colourful creation. Making the decision to move on is always the hardest step but I shall look forward to seeing more of your lovely cards... Be safe my friend

Karen Dunbrook said...

wonderfully done beautiful mf.
x Karen

Kathyk said...

Three lovely makes, the first one looks GORGEOUS on the Kraft background

Happy Thursday


Mac Mable said...

What a pretty first card with the delicate snowdrops and love the stomping around the edges. Great little scene making on the second card and a unique and contemporary third card x. All three cards are fabulous Pat x. You have always showcased the 'brand' wonderfully and time for a change x.

Di said...

Lovely cards Pat - and thanks for your sweet comment.I got a shock when I realised it was 10 whole years since I began blogging - just shyly dipping a toe in the water. Things really took off and became fun once I took the Playground over from Jules - Happy Days! :) xx