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

martedì 11 luglio 2017

Spring Love

I have been inspired by a "Spring Love Song" that I heard few days  ago and Chocolate Baroque has the right stamps for giving life to my project.

Step by Step :
1.  Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black the single stamp Spring Awakening  on a white cardstock card.
2.  Colour the figure with water colour pencils and blend with a Watercolour brush
3.  Stamp twice with Versafine Onyx Black  the heart from the set Music Fanfare and colour them as
     done at point 2.
4.  Blend lightly and randomly the background with Distress Ink Pad Worn Lipstick
5.  Stencil some small hearts around the figures  using Distress Ink Pad Antique Linen
6.  Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black the sentiment of set Mackintosh Sentiments

Your mat is now ready and you can assemble your card.

Thank you for passing by.

venerdì 30 giugno 2017

Butterfly Joy

I did an interesting investigation and found a large use of butterflies throughout the centuries in Art, no matter in which culture, religion, in drawing or painting.
These little creatures are symbols of an immortal soul, a new start, a change, happiness and colourful joy.
Therefore sending a card with a butterfly fits anyone, man or woman, fits any occasion and means much more than the sentiment you put on the bottom of it.
Here is my card today and the Step by Step :

1. Colour your white card lightly with Distress Ink Pad Antique Linen
2. Stencil randomly part of the 6x6 Cell Theory Template with Distress Ink Pad Old Paper
3. Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black in second generation, the stamp from Silhouette Grasses 
    Rubber Stamp Sheet A5
4. Mask with Masking Tissue part of Katya Single Rubber Stamp A6 stamp it with Versafine
     Deep Lagoon and stencil "Joy" on the background and around Katya's neck.
5.  Ink with Versafine Deep Lagoon and Versafine Toffee the butterfly of Patchwork Butterfly and
     stamp it on Katya's head
6.  Ink with Versafine Deep Lagoon and Versafine Toffee the small butterfly of Just Butterflies Rubber 
     Stamp Sheet DL
7.  Stamp it with Versafine Deep Lagoon the sentiment of Words of Inspiration

I am sure that the beautiful butterflies stamps from Chocolate Baroque will give a unique and precious touch to your cards.  

venerdì 16 giugno 2017

Desk Decoration

Here you will find today a creative way to hold your papers for your desk.

Step by Step
1.  Stamp the large butterfly of Patchwork Butterfly Rubber Sheet A4 with Versamark and heat emboss
     with WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Sparkle
2.  Colour the butterfly with a brush using Distress Ink Pad Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and
     Squeezed Lemonade
3. Glaze the butterfly putting Versamark directly all over the surface with the pad and heat emboss with
    WOW Embossing Powder Clear Gloss
4.  Paint with a piece of Cut'nDry Foam a large peg with Dylusions Acrylic Paint - Post Box and let
5.  Using the same paint, fill some of the white spaces of the butterfly wings
6.  Cut around the shape of the butterfly
7.  Choose a swirl of Patchwork Butterfly Rubber Sheet A4 as a tail of the butterfly to stamp directly
     on the large peg with Versamark and heat emboss with WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Gold 
8.  Put the butterfly on the large peg and glue it with Inessentials Glue n Seal 

Now the large peg looks perfect and brings a spring atmosphere to your working desk.

mercoledì 14 giugno 2017

Spring Tag

Hello ladies, I want to share with you my Spring Tag with the colours of the last Challenge for Chocolate Baroque.


venerdì 9 giugno 2017


Some  Grisailles studies with Gouache


domenica 4 giugno 2017

Butterfly Tag

Hello Ladies, soon it will be time to look at the colourful dancers of the meadows.
Many of you watched Lesley's show on Hochanda and here I want to show you a Tag with Butterflies.

Step by Step
1.  Blend a Manila Tag with Distress Ink Pad, using the following colours: blue, green, dark brown
     and yellow
2.  Cover randomly part of the tag with Dina Wakley Media white Gesso  and let it dry
3.  Remove the layers of an already stamped tissue paper and glue only one layer with Inkssentials
     Glue n Seal matte- be careful: don't break the thin tissue paper
4.  Stamp on a white tissue paper a little butterfly from the Just Butterflies stamp set with Versafine Onyx 
     Black  and glue the butterfly on the tag as you did previously
5.  Colour lightly the tag with Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen
6.  From an A4 white cardstock prepare a decoupage Butterfly  stamped with Versafine Onyx 
     Black  and colour it with Distress Ink Pad using matching colours to your background.
7.  Dye a piece of Rayon Seam Binding Ribbon as an embellishment for your tag.

Take a flight with the beautiful Chocolate Baroque Butterflies and see you soon with another project.

venerdì 26 maggio 2017

Fairy Tales Bookmarks

Everyone likes fairy tales, the children who listen to them and moms who read them. So I thought, that a nice bookmark would be very useful and a good friend between the pages of the "Goodnight Fairy Tales" book.
For this collection I used the the following products you can find on the Chocolate Baroque website:

1.   A4 White Cardstock 250 gsm to cut into a bookmark size 5cm x 13.5 cm
2.   Distress Paints for the background and Distress Ink Pads for colouring
3.   Versafine Inkpad Onyx Black
4.   March Fairy rubber stamp set, Fantasy Castles rubber stamp set
5.   Stickles - Crystal
6.   Rayon Seam Binding 14 mm coloured with Distress Ink
7.  A light coat of Dina Wakley Media Gesso White at the end, on top of the left bookmark with the
     castle to obtain a foggy atmosphere

Have always fun in reading  Fairy Tales, and thank you for reading my post today.

sabato 13 maggio 2017

Journaling Tag

Journaling is very popular and I think you know already how to do it.
Well in this Giant Nr. 12 Manila Tag I mixed blending, stamping, colouring and doodling, using the following items:

Distress Ink Pad  ( instead of Dylusions Ink Spray) for the background
Dylusions Stencil 5" x 8" Dotted Flowers
March Fairy Rubber Stamp Sheet
May Fairy Rubber Stamp Sheet
Fantasy Castles Rubber Stamp Sheet
Floral Notes  ( for the sentiment)
Versafine Inkpad Satin Red
Versafine Inkpad Onyx Black
Stickles - Star Dust
White and Black Fineliner

I hope you liked the project I have proposed this week and have fun in creating your Tag.

venerdì 5 maggio 2017

Decoration for a children room

Hello everyone,  are you enjoying the stamps of the month? 
The collections of Chocolate Baroque stamps: Spring Fairy Collection, Fantasy Castles and Magical Landscapes are really beautiful and  you can use them in several ways.
Therefore, tales, castles and fairies made me think about making a decoration for a child's room.

Step by Step :
1.  Take a round metal lid  and cover it with gesso
2.  Colour the dry gesso with Distress Ink Pad - Antique linen
3.  Blend randomly through a stencil,  Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Broken China and Distress 
     Ink Pad - Worn Lipstick
4.  Stamp with Distress Ink Pad Vintage Photo the chosen castles from Fantasy Castles Rubber 
     stamp sheet A5
5.  Blend some details of the stamp with Watercolor Brush - Detailer Tip
6.  Colour the domes with Distress Ink Pad Fired Brick and the bushes with Distress Ink Pad - Peeled 

7.  Stamp the flower of May Fairy Rubber Stamp sheet - DL with Distress Ink Pad Fired Brick and
     Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Broken China
8.  On a sheet of A4 White Cardstock 250 stamp  the fairy of May Fairy Rubber Stamp sheet - DL  with
     Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Broken China and cut it as decoupage
9.  Glue with Inessentials Glue n Seal matte the blue Fairy between the castles and add the twine all
     around the border of the lid
10. Add some dots of Stickles - Crystal on the wings of the fairy, on the flower stamens and on the
      windows of the castle.

I hope you liked my first project  for May.

sabato 22 aprile 2017

Wrapped Card

Here an other Russian Theme project with the beautiful new stamps of Chocolate Baroque :
Russian Exquisite Egg   -   Katya     -    Babushka   -    Words to Dazzle and Sparkle

The stamps on A4 White Cardstock are coloured with Distress Ink Pad.



venerdì 21 aprile 2017

ATC Russian Collection

I thought that the best way to enhance these beautiful Russian Theme Stamps, is to run a collection of ATC.
Here the recipe :
2.  Prepare the backgrounds with Brusho Crystal Colours 
3.  Use Versafine in different colors for stamping your chosen images
4.  The Russian stamps I used for this projects are the following
 5.  Colour your stamped images with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils
 6.  Highlight some details of the ATC with Stickles spots

I hope you will love the Russian Stamps too and thanks for passing by