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Friday, 26 May 2017

Fairy Bookmarks (by Magda)

Everyone likes fairy tales, the children who listen to them and moms who read them. So I thought, that a nice bookmark would be very useful and a good friend between the pages of the "Goodnight Fairy Tales" book.
For this collection I used the the following products you can find on the Chocolate Baroque website:

1.   A4 White Cardstock 250 gsm to cut into a bookmark size 5cm x 13.5 cm
2.   Distress Paints for the background and Distress Ink Pads for colouring
3.   Versafine Inkpad Onyx Black
4.   March Fairy rubber stamp set, Fantasy Castles rubber stamp set
5.   Stickles - Crystal
6.   Rayon Seam Binding 14 mm coloured with Distress Ink
7.  A light coat of Dina Wakley Media Gesso White at the end, on top of the left bookmark with the
     castle to obtain a foggy atmosphere

Have always fun in reading  Fairy Tales, and thank you for reading my post today.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Rustic Spring Tag (by Penny)

Hello everyone, today sees the last of our visits this month from Guest Design Team member Penny Butler. She has created a fabulous folk art style tag as her project for you today.

Penny writes:

I used stamps from the Breath of Spring stamp set, acrylic paints, gold embossing powder, and gilding wax. I created a crackle background on a tag, and stamped the large floral image in black ink. I painted the image using a folk art technique.

I embossed some swirls and a sentiment in gold, then added some gilding wax and a ribbon from my stash.

Thank you Penny for another inspirational project. You can check out more details from Penny's tag on her blog. Penny will be back with more projects later in the year.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mystic Night (by Anne)

Good morning. Here is another of my samples for the recent TV shows on Hochanda featuring the Spring Fairies stamp sets. I had so much fun with these.

  • Spring Fairies Collection (March Fairy, Butterflies from March, April and May)
  • Floral/foliage stencil and circle template
  • 13.5 X 18cm card blank, card (black, turquoise glitter and white stamping)
  • Watercolours with mica (green, pink)
  • Watercolour pencils (flesh, blue, green, pink)
  • Clear sparkle pen
  • Stickles glitter glue (Star Dust)
  • Glitter paste (turquoise)
  • Versafine (Onyx Black)
How to make it:
  1. Apply glitter paste through the stencil onto black card using a palette knife. Leave to dry.
  2. Paint the background and moon using sparkly mica paints. Use a circle template to help (I used a circle die to draw around). Glue mats and layers to the card front.
  3. Stamp the fairy and butterflies onto white stamping card and cut out. Colour with pencils and paints with mica. Shape and glue to the card front with 3D glue gel.
  4. Finish with Stickles for added sparkle.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Dotty roses (by Dominike)

I am back after a compulsory rest due to an accident of bicycle and a broken wrist.
Here is my project for this beautiful month : a tag to incorporate in an art journal.

Bonjour, me voici de retour après une période de repos forcé du à une chute de vélo et un poignet cassé.
Voici mon projet du mois, un tag à incorporer dans un journal d'art.

  1. cut two tags, in an handmade paper and another one on a white paper
  2. make the background with a gelli plate, rose acrylic, yellow and gold acrylic.
  3. apply the white tag onto the gelli
  4. stamp three times the dotty rose rubberstamp on three pieces of paper. Cut around the images.
  5. stamp the dotty rose rubberstamp with black archival on your tag
  6. protect your stamp with one dotty rose stamped
  7. stamp another dotty rose near the first one
  8. protect your work with two dotty roses stamped
  9. stamp the dotty rose one more time
  10. protect your three dotty roses stamped on the tag and stamp the leaf stem rubberstamp
  11. stamp a message
  12. tie the two tags together with a beautiful ribbon

Ce tag a été réalisé avec la technique du masque, une fleur tamponnée est cachée par la même tamponnée sur un morceau de papier brouillon. Ceci a été répété trois fois pour chaque fleur avant de tamponner la branche.
Enfin les 2 tags sont assemblés par un noeud.

I like the result. And you ?
Thanks to have a look on my work.

Kind regards.

J'aime beaucoup le résultat. Et vous ?
Merci pour votre coup d’œil.
A bientôt.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Magical Birthday (by Asha)

Good morning friends! Here's one more Fairy focused card for you using the Spring Fairy Collection Multi-Buy DL sheets. I've created a simple meadow scene with lots of sparkle and pearl dots to make it extra magical.

The fairy and flower are from the March Fairy DL sheet, which I coloured with water colour pencils. For the hills, I did some masking wth torn paper and applied Distress Ink.

The sentiment is from Words to Sparkle and Dazzle A6 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will have an amazing day too! Be sure to swing by often for more magical makes by the rest of the team.


Saturday, 20 May 2017

fantasy castle (by Veronica)

The second of my samples for the shows last month uses one of the lovely images from the fantasy castles set of stamps - I have to admit these were far more my scene than the fairies!
This started out as playing with distress oxide ink pads on white card, without any idea where I was going. I thought that the palace stamp would fit, as it looked as if it was on a shore, and I already had a watery effect at the base of my very rough landscape. I stamped it with black versafine and clear embossed it before adding colour with brusho powders and watercolour pencils. The palace was stamped onto acetate with the versafine, turned over and  matched up with the original, rubbed firmly to transfer the image onto the watery area. It didn't transfer cleanly, but that didn't matter.
I added foliage from the tranquility stamp set using first and second generation stamping to frame the scene and give an impression of depth - it also toned down the rather bright sky!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Spring Fairy Concertina Frame (posted by Claire)

Good morning everyone, Claire here with another project made using the beautiful Spring Fairy Collection stamps. These stamps are so lovely I wanted to show them off so I made a little concertina frame card (I'm not really sure what they are called but I do love making them lol)

I won't go into detail describing each panel or you'd fall asleep but the backgrounds are all made using distress inks and overstamped with some of the worker stamps from the Spring Fairy Collection, I've also added the Large Crackle Background and the hilly treescape from Magical Landscapes into the mix for my background stamping. 

The focal images are all coloured with Lyra pencils and all the edges have been given a bit of distressing with my craft knife and a shimmer of gilding wax. 

I've added a couple of butterflies to the inside, these were stamped on acetate with Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder before being glittered on the back. I used gold vellum to create the concertina frame effect but you can't see it on the photos so you'll have to use your imagination lol. I didn't give it a thought when I was taking the photos so apologies for missing that. I've also added a little tag stamped with the pretty little primula stamp

I really enjoyed making this, what could be more fun than playing with inks and colouring?
Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx