Monday, 1 February 2016

Some of my favourite stamps

Hello everyone, I am taking a look back at some of my favourite Chocolate Baroque stamp sets during this blog post. It was a tough call, but poppies featured heavily in my choices, so here are a couple of cards, that I came up with.

For my first card, I have chosen to combine stamps from the Poppy Meadow and Flora and Fauna stamp sets. I have stamped these images, and after masking them off, created a sponged background using Distress Inks, and a Crafters Workshop stencil. I wanted a crumpled finish to the background, and the soft grey ink really helped to achieve this effect. I have added a sentiment from the Loving Sentiments stamp set, and a grey mat behind the background.

My second card uses a stamp from the Poppy Edges stamp set, which I have stamped several times onto watercolour paper using Dylusions in red, orange and yellow tones to spritz the paper. I cut the images out, and stuck them onto another sprayed background, adding a smaller image from the Poppy Meadow stamp set. I used some black card to mat and layer the background, and then added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Judith, lovely colours and designs, Kate x

Elaine said...

Two great cards Judith. I love the soft rainbow of blending on the first. As you say the grey ink has worked really well. The colouring on the poppy "pops" really well against the background. I love the effect you have achieved masking on the second card. I really love the colour scheme on that one, a really sunny choice and the black matting once again makes the panel really pop! Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

The soft pastel colours of the first just warm the heart & I love the way you echoed the dainty colouring of the poppies with the colours of the background yet made the image itself distinct by your placement & choice of colours. The soft grey stencilling certainly gives that crumpled look you describe, a most intriguing stencil indeed.
The second is my favourite though - it's the CAS design with your placement of the sentiment that does it for me together with the crispness of black & white with just one colour family; very classy & elegant whilst cheery. I was surprised to read you'd used Dylusions but it just goes to show they can be soft & not garishly bright which is how I always think of them.
Paula (PEP)

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