Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Challenge Five for Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone, there is a new challenge starting over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge blog today, using some delicious new colours and a piece of original artwork from my Design team mate Shirley. I have made a project as part of a collection of inspirational projects from the Design Team girls, and thought that I would post it here with an explanation of how I put it together.

I started with a smooth piece of watercolour paper, and stamped my focal image, the feisty angel from the Gothic Angels stamp set, and then created a mask to cover the image. I stamped and embossed a bauble image from the Ivy Trails clear stamp set using Versamark and clear embossing powder repeatedly along both sides of the background. I used a mixture of Memento Inks and Distress Inks, to get the colours that I wanted. I covered the background randomly, blending the colours into each other. I used Milled Lavender, Peacock Feathers, Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies for your information.

Once I had covered the background completely, I ironed off the embossing powder, by covering the card with paper, and ensured that all of the embossing had disappeared completely, by replacing the paper a few times. I then stamped the ivy branches over the top of the embossed areas. I stamped the ivy again onto teal coloured scrapbook paper and decoupaged the leaves.

I coloured the angel with watercolour pencils and added a touch of turquoise glitter to the large circle around her head. Finally, I chose a deep teal card as the base for my background.

Well, that is another Christmas card completed! I hope that it has given you a little bit of inspiration and that you will hop over to the challenge blog to see what my team mates have been up to. Remember, you stand a chance of winning a £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque if you enter the challenge, so why not have a go at making something and enter yourself? Thanks for stopping by,


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Judith, the colours are gorgeous.

Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way your use of the white baubles together with the vivid teal lifts the ambience of the colours. I particularly like the way your teal matting echoes both the decoupaged ivy leaves & her glittered halo whilst adding different textures & finishes. Thank you for your instructional explanation too.
Paula (PEP)

jackiescrafts said...

This is lovely Judith, I'm hoping to find time to join in this month as I missed last month, life got in the way
Jackie x

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