Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Teal and Purple

Hello everyone, I have lots to share with you today, and am wearing both my Design Team hat and my Challenge Blog hat. Wednesdays can sometimes be a busy day at Chocolate Baroque!

Firstly, I have a collaberative project to share with you, created by myself and Lesley. We live a long way apart from each other, and rarely get the chance to craft together. We thought that we would make a joint project with the aid of Royal Mail on this occasion. So, Lesley sent me a selection of scrumptious backgrounds that she had created, and I made a card with a couple of them. It has been a pleasure working with the jewel tones that Lesley chooses, they are brighter than my go to colours, but a lot of fun.

I chose a pretty purple/teal background from Lesley's selection as my inspiration; these are my favourite colours. I chose a floral stencil, and added some gesso to the background through the stencil first of all, before lightly dabbing some blue and teal Dylusions paint over the top. It is no secret that Lesley loves blue flowers, so I had to add some into my design!

I stamped the Swirl Centre Flowerhead stamp onto another piece of Lesley's background, and also a leafy stamp from the Sketchy Doodle Flower stamp set. I added some watered down teal paint to these images, to tone them in with the background. I cut the images out and stuck them to the background. I added a sentiment from the Birthday Words stamp set. Finally, I matted the background onto some teal card.

I had a lot of fun making this project 'with' Lesley, and hope that it is not too long before we get a chance to craft together face to face.

Now onto the Challenge Blog! It is time for another weekly post over on the blog today, and I have written a tutorial for my card over on the blog. It is a simple CAS card in this month's challenge colours. I have used a stencil to create the background, and then stamped some butterflies across the card, before lightly colouring them with the same inks.

Please hop over to the blog to see the rest of this week's Design Team inspiration. Why not enter the challenge yourself, you could win a £15 prize.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Evelyn Browning said...

Fascinating to see two such different projects but with elements in common - I love the big sweep of the flower petals in the first & likewise the flamboyant sweep of the butterflies' wings in the second. Your use of purple in both is super & shows how by pairing with a different colour the effect is either of vibrancy or muted softness.

cuilliesocks said...

Two fabulous cards Judith, I love the vibrancy of the floral one and your butterfly card is gorgeous, lovely design, Kate x

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