lunedì 4 dicembre 2017


Hello everybody, this morning I am sharing three pages with you that I hope will inspire you.

Front page : coloured with Distress Ink Pad

1. first, colour 3/4 of the A4 White Cardstock. The upper section in blue shades and the lower   
    section in green/brown shades blending Distress Ink Pad
2. stamp with Versafine Onyx Black on a piece of stash paper the clouds of the set Landscape Edges 
    and cut the outline. 
3. place the "stencil" on the cardstock of point 1 and colour the sky section blending
    blue shades of Distress Ink Pad as shown below


4.  create the landscape using Chocolate Baroque Mask and Stencil - Useful Leaves blending
    green shades of Distress Ink Pad and stamp the grass of Wild Meadow stamp sheet
5. stamp the sentiment of Words of Inspiration stamp sheet with  Versafine Onyx Black

Flower page on the left : coloured with Brusho
1. colour the background with diluted Brusho colours and spritz some crystals on it.
2. stamp the flower of Fresh Blooms A5 sheet with Versafine Onyx Black, colour it and cut the  
3. stamp the sentiment of the same Fresh Blooms A5 sheet with Versafine Onyx Black on a matching 
    coloured brusho piece of cardstock
4. Glue flower, sentiment and string on your page using Inkssentials Glue n Seal

Butterfly page on the right : coloured  with Distress Paint and  Aquarelle Pencils
1. apply White Gesso on your page, colour it with Distress Paint using the colours you like, apply 
    again White Gesso  and darken some areas with the same Distress Paint you used previously
2. stamp a butterfly from the Tangled Garden A4 sheet on a piece of A4 White Cardstock, colour it with 
    Aquarelle Pencils, and cut out it for decoupage
3. Glue the butterfly and the sentiment on your page using Inkssentials Glue n Seal 
4. stamp some little butterflies randomly around the pages with Versafine using the colour you most 
    like, and don't forget to use some embellishments to complete the project.

I hope you enjoyed reading this step by step and thank you for passing by.

lunedì 20 novembre 2017

Take Flight

"Take Flight" with an air-balloon and dream, or if you like, give an interpretation to my Journaling page.
Here below I have listed the items that I used for this project:

1. White Gesso  for the undercoat
2.  Blend Distress Ink Pad in green, blue, yellow and brown shades
3.  Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black  on Tissue Paper the poppy from the Poppy Meadow plate set  
     and the small air-balloon from the Steampunk Travel plate set
4.  Place the stamped tissue paper and more pieces of tissue paper randomly on the page, covering all
     the page again with  White Gesso and let it dry completely
5.  Apply Soft Form Relief Paste on Specimens Stencil  and let it dry
6.  Use Distress Ink Pad in green, blue, yellow and brown shades directly with the pad on the page
      and blend where necessary
7.  Colour the poppy stamp with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils
8.   Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black the air-balloon from the Steampunkery stamp set, colour it with Faber-  
      Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and cut it out
9.   Glue the image on the background with Glue n'seal
10.  Stamp "Take Flight" from the  Steampunkery stamp set

I hope, that you not only could really relax and dream looking at my page, but you could be inspired and "take flight" on the page, I am here to help. Thank you.


mercoledì 8 novembre 2017

New Horizons

Hi, it is so interesting and lovely to see Lesley from Chocolate Baroque at Hochanda demonstrating Steampunk stamps.
Here I want to share with you the card I made using Steampunk Travel stamp and Steampunkery stamp for the sentiment.

1. Put the stamp underneath the acrylic block  and think about the colours you want to use

2. Colour the acrylic block with Distress Ink Pad

3. Spritz with water

 4. Wipe the acrylic block with a heavy piece of White Cardstock till you are happy with the result

5.  Stamp the image with Versifine black both on the mat and on the card itself, as shown, and glue the sentiment label with Ranger Triangular Collage glue

Isn't that a funny card for a friend who is moving ? 

martedì 24 ottobre 2017

Autumn and Spring

Today I want to share with you two journaling pages, as I always return with lots of fun and pleasure to this technique.

For both projects I used the following products :
1. Dylusions Creative Journal
2. White Gesso :  apply randomly with the spatula on the pages and let dry
3. Distress Ink Pad : blend the different colours for the backgrounds with Blending Sponges

For the Autumn Page :
1. Chocolate Baroque Stencil "Seasonal Journey":  stencil the word "Autumn" using Distress Ink
    Pad - Walnut Stain
2. Chocolate Baroque Stamp "Nature Table" : stamp the mushrooms and the leaves with Versafine
    Onyx Black,  Vintage Sepia and Olympia Green and colour with watercolour pencils
3. Chocolate Baroque Stamp "Nature's Peace" : stamp the text with Versafine Onyx Black and repeat
    it in second and third generation

For the Poppy Page :
1.  Chocolate Baroque Stencil "Seasonal Journey":  stencil the word "Spring" using Distress Ink
     Pad - Mowed Lawn
2.  Chocolate Baroque Mask "Kaleidoscope of Butterflies": use White Gesso through the butterfly
     stencil and let dry
3.  Chocolate Baroque stamp "Just Butterflies": stamp the matching butterfly with Versafine Satin Red 
     and Deep Lagoon on the gesso
4.  Chocolate Baroque stamp "Poppy Meadow": stamp the big poppy with Versafine Onyx Black
      and colour with watercolour pencils
5.  Chocolate Baroque stamp "Autumn Hedgerow" : stamp the flower branch with Versafine Olympia  
     Green and Satin Red
6.  Chocolate Baroque stamp "Loving Sentiments": stamp the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black
     on the page and randomly in second and third generation here and there again

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pages and I wish you a relaxing crafting time.

lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

15 minutes cards

Some quick cards with Chocolate Baroque stamps, coloured with Distress Ink Pad, Distress Oxide and watercolor pencils

For these 3 mini cards I used  "Amazing Mackintosh Words,  Autumn Hedgerow and Poppy Meadow."  

The lovely " Tall Trees stamp set and the Seasonal Elements stencil"  were perfect for this Tag.

Another Tag  with " Nature Table stamp set and Seasonal Journey stencil"

" Winter Birds stamp set" for small Xmas Toppers 

For this Xmas Card I used  "  Reindeer Landscape stamp and Loving Sentiments stamp sets "

See you soon, again

martedì 10 ottobre 2017

Rainbow colours

Today I am sharing with you two projects I created with Butterfly Poppy Collage. This A4 plate has a lot of stamps, perfect for a mix and match.

Rainbow Flower :
1. Stamp the background in second generation with Distress Ink 
    Pad Black Soot
2. Colour several pieces of white cardstock with Brusho-watercolour using rainbow colours
3. Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black all the flowers on the rainbow coloured pieces, cut them out 
    and create a layered flower using Ranger Triangular Collage Glue
4. Put a drop of Stickles Gold in the centre of the flower and Stickles Crystal on the petals
5. Prepare a mat blending Distress Ink Pad Old Paper and Antique Linen
6. Stamp with Distress Ink Pad in second generation the sentiment from the plate Words to Dazzle & 
    Sparkle with  Distress Ink Pad Black Soot and assemble the card.

Rainbow Butterfly  : materials for this card

1. Brusho-watercolour for the rainbow background
2. Versafine Onyx Black  for stamping the second big stamp from  Butterfly Poppy Collage and for the sentiment from   Loving Sentiments

Thank you for passing by and remember that you can find lots of fabulous projects from the Design Team of Chocolate Baroque, visiting   

Thank you for passing by and remember that you can find lots of fabulous projects from the Design Team of Chocolate Baroque, visiting   

venerdì 29 settembre 2017

Two Projects

There is still time for Christmas, but these beautiful stamps from Chocolate Baroque have tempted me to try two very different projects.

Long Card :

1. Blend Distress Ink Pad Antique Linen on 3 white ATC cards
2. Stamp with Versafine Olympia Green  on each ATC a different subject, from Frosty Trees
    and New England Winter set
3. Decorate with red gems and Stickles - Crystal
4. For the background of the card blend Distress Ink Pad Antique Linen, Old Paper, Mustard Seeds
    and Rusty Hinge.
5. Stamp with Versafine Olympia Green  a sentiment from the Frosty Trees set

Journaling Page:

1. Colour your journaling page with green, red  and yellow acrylic paint
2. Cover all the page with Dina Wakley Media white gesso 
3. Stencil spots randomly with Distress Ink Pad Pine Needle 
4. Stamp with Distress Ink Pad Pine Needle and Walnut Stain the tree from the Frosty Trees set  in order to create a scene
5. Use Dina Wakley Media white gesso  on the snowflakes of Seasonal Elements stencil 
6. Stamp with Versafine Vintage Sepia the sentiment Let's get Festive
7. Decorate with some red gems and Stickles - Crystal

Thank you for passing by

giovedì 14 settembre 2017


In order to complete the projects with the Floral Backgrounds from Chocolate Baroque, I am sharing with you my Trilogy with the following stamps :
Harlequin Bouquet,  Crackling Rose  and  Floribunda Net.

For the backgrounds of all the cards I blended several colours of Distress Ink Pad.  I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black, coloured the flowers and leaves with watercolour pencils and
highlighted the petals with Stickles Crystal.
I used the sentiments from the fabulous Loving Sentiments set.

Harlequin Bouquet,

Crackling Rose

For this card, just for having it different, I cut out the shape of the mat and the front of the card, as you can see below.

I hope you enjoyed passing by. Thank you

mercoledì 13 settembre 2017

Dirty Pour Art

Anto gave me the go and I had to try Dirty Pour Art.  Here my results with Acrylic liquid paint.

sabato 2 settembre 2017

Post Art

What do you think about Post Art ?
I hope  my friend will be  thrilled when she will receive this greeting card for her birthday,  as it isn't so popular here to decorate an envelope.
Flora Musica is one of the lovely single Floral Backgrounds stamps of Chocolate Baroque.  Here the easy step by step for a simple project of great effect.

1.  Stamp the front and the back of envelope with Versifine Onyx Black, as well as the card
2.  Colour the stamp with  a water brush  using Faber Castell Aquarelle Pencils
3.  Decorate the envelope with the sentiment of Mail Art stamp sheet set and  the card with the
     sentiment of the stamp sheet set  Amazing Mackintosh Words

I hope  my project has tempted you to send a "Mail Art",  let me know

martedì 29 agosto 2017

A round of six

 I had a lots of fun  using Chocolate Baroque stamps and here below I list them for each project.

Four  coasters :  
Mackintosh Beauty Rubber stamps and Amazing Mackintosh Words

Butterfly card :
Just Butterflies Rubber Stamp  and Chocolate Baroque Mask - Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

Tag :
Amazing Mackintosh Words and Take it or Leaf it 

Tag :
Amazing Mackintosh Words and Take it or Leaf it 

Card :

Cover :

Please contact me if you have any question, I will be happy to help you.

lunedì 21 agosto 2017

Card For my Friend

I hope my friend will be happy and surprised when she receives this card.
It is a quick card to colour and here below is the step by step:

You need Masking Tissue for points 1, 2 and 3 as you have always to mask the part
 of the stamp you don't want

1.  Stamp on white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black half of the stamp Hanging Flowers
      on the fold of the card
2.   Apply Versafine Onyx Black on the unmasked part of stamp Chequered Flowers and press it
      where decided
3.   Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black only  the unmasked leaves of the stamp Hanging Flowers in
      order to balance the card
4.   Colour all with the Watercolour Brush - detailer Tip using Brusho as watercolours.
5.   Stamp on a white piece of cardstock the sentiment of the set Words to Dazzle and Sparkle,
      cut it as decoration and glue it.

Thanks for passing by,

sabato 12 agosto 2017

Framed Colouring Pages

What do you think about the A4 Coloring Pages of Chocolate Baroque ?  They are really beautiful and versatile,  as they come as single pages.  I coloured  two of them and decided to framed them. Here I am happy to share with you the pictures.

For this first one, I  divided the image in sections and coloured with acrylic each section completely different one from the other.

For the second one, I considered the flowers and I coloured each kind of flower matching the colours.
Brusho are beautiful as watercolour colours.

The difference between the two paints are very obvious and marked.  Have a try and have fun in colouring.

lunedì 24 luglio 2017

Best Wishes Card

Hello Ladies, this time  it was quite difficult to choose only some of  the beautiful Mackintosh collection sets for my card.

Step by Step :

1. Stamp twice one near the other the stamp from the set Mackintosh Beauty using Versafine small 
    Inkpad Onyx Black on a white card
2. Colour only the background portion of the stamps dabbing with a Watercolor BrushDistress Ink 
    Pad Tumbled Glass to a create a transparency window glass
3. Stamp again the stamp of point 1. on another white piece of cardstock
4. Colour this time only the flower and the leaf with watercolor pencils
5. Colour between the leaf and the flower with Distress Ink Pad, as done at point 2.
6. Cut as decoupage the contour of the flower glue it with Ranger Triangular Collage Glue Stick
    between the two white flowers of the card
7. Stamp with  Versafine small Inkpad Onyx Black the sentiment of the set Mackintosh Sentiments
    and decorate the bottom of the card.

I hope my project has made you curious to learn more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and the Mackintosh Style.

sabato 15 luglio 2017

15 min cards

2 quick cards with Chocolate Baroque stamps

For the summer card I used  Large Crackle Background, and Something Fishy set

For the butterfly card  I used   Amazing Mackintosh Words set and Just Butterflies set