And ........ we're in for another hot one .........enough said :-(, lol!
First of all a little reminder about yesterday's post ......yes it is only 1 day since I last posted, what a rarity, eh?
IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN TO YESTERDAY'S POST AND LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE IN THE DRAW FOR MY BLOGAVERSARY GIVEAWAY
I would have done a sticky post to stay at the top until next week but I haven't a clue how to do it, lol!
Closing date for entry is midnight on Thursday 31 July 2014.
Okay, now on to today's post. Chocolate Baroque have been a favourite stamp company of mine for years and in fact, it was seeing the owner Glenda Waterworth demonstrating on a well known TV craft channel that got me hooked on stamping in the first place. Boy, does Glenda have a lot to answer for, lol! Little did I dream when I saw that program that I would be lucky enough to become one of the original members of Glenda's first design team back in the days when the company was known as Elusive Images. I was very sad when family commitments meant I had to resign from the team but I have never lost my love for their stamps and was so pleased to see the new Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog appear on the scene and I knew I had to have a go.
The first challenge is a colour one and there's lots of lovely inspiration from their current talented design team which you can see here. I translated the colours into Distress Inks Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean and using brushes to lay down the background colour I kept them very light and soft. I sprinkled water droplets and then blotted off some of the colour. I followed this with some light stencilling and background stamping with the Scattered Straw.
Other stamping is done with Archival Black and painted with the Distress Inks. I stamped the butterflies onto separate card, coloured and cut them out and attached by just the bodies. The lace is dipped into watery DI's on my craft mat.
I used Chocolate Baroque stamp set Harebell Butterfly and the word was taken from a stamp on their Artistic Affirmations set.
Right, I'm off to add this to their link up. Anyone can enter the challenge and if you use CB stamps you will be entered into a random draw for £15 to spend on their website, ;D! It's a monthly challenge launching on the 3rd Wednesday of every month so still plenty of time to enter. I might even get another one done, lol!
See you again soon.