Wednesday 24 February 2016

A Little Hint of Summer - Guest DT post for Chocolate Baroque

Morning All,

This is my final design for this session of Guest Designer spots over on the lovely Chocolate Baroque Blog.  Again I have made a card and again it is totally different from my previous two CB designs.  This one is more mixed media in style and as my post title suggests brings a hint of summer.  I don't know about you but I personally am longing for a few brighter days which we will hopefully get come Spring (my favourite season).

For my final card I started with a 14.5 cm square of 350gsm white card and gave it a coat of Fresco Finish brown paint.  I followed this with a patchy coat of FF crackle glaze and when it was dry covered it with FF Nougat paint.  I tinted some Grunge Paste* with Fresco Finish and applied it through a stencil to the top left corner.  I also added little random touches of Treasure Gold gilding paste once the GP had dried.

When it was all dry I stamped the beautiful image from the Honeysuckle Butterfly set using black Archival Ink and coloured it with Derwent Coloursoft pencils.  I used a Derwent blender pencil over the image which gives a lovely sheen in contrast to the chalk paint on the background.

I added a small piece of diecut honeycomb over the butterfly and then went round the edges of the square with a black pen, stamped the sentiment and attached the piece to a 15 cm square card base.  I then restamped the butterfly section onto card, coloured with the pencils, cut it out and adhered it by the body over the original image.

I hope you've enjoyed my card inspiration this month using the beautiful Chocolate Baroque stamps.  Do visit their DT Blog on a regular basis as the team blog almost daily sharing their lovely designs.  There is also a fab monthly challenge blog which is fun to play along with as well as giving even more ideas.

See you again soon.

Lesley  Xx

*  NB  :  I hadn't used my Grunge Paste for ages and found it was getting pretty dry and too stiff to use through a stencil but when I added the Fresco Finish paint to tint it it went back to a lovely consistency.  I shall now use what's left in the pot in this way rather instead of throwing it away.


Helen said...

what a beautiful card - fabulous cracks!!

Claire said...

Beautiful! Love the crackle and the flower is lovely xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this stunning card Lesley, especially the wonderful crackled background and the gorgeous butterfly.

Sue xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Such a pretty card, love the idea with the colour soft pencils x

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a beautiful card! Wow! Lx

Unknown said...

This is stunning Lesley, beautiful colour(and colouring)

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lesley, your colours and techniques are fabulous, love your creation, Kate x