Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Chocolate Baroque

Glenda Waterworth has started new stamp company Chocolate Baroque and to celebrate is offering a free download from the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog

I saw the large, ethereal flower on the paper and immediately pictured a fairy sitting in it or dancing lightly over its surface. I imagined the fairy daring me to dream and wonder and so turned to my Elusive Images Artistic Affirmations stamp set for the wording. The fairy is from a Flower Fairy découpage sheet.

The card was waiting to be finished when my copy of  April's edition of Craft Stamper arrived. The free stamp was a beautiful butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque and it was just perfect. So here is the card, which will probably end up as a framed piece rather than an actual card.

I covered an 8" square card blank with a pale lilac mottled paper and edged it with Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink. I stamped 2 butterflies onto heat resistant acetate using Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink then sprinkled Stardust embossing powder over them and heat embossed the images.

I cut out the Flower Fairy découpage layers and placed the bottom layer on the large flower where I wanted her to sit. I then marked the sections at her feet and knees where I would need to begin and end a slit fer her to sit behind the front petal. Once I had removed her and cut round the petal between the marked points I could sit her back in, add the remaining layers one by one and draw round the petal so that the layers could be cut to shape and the finished Flower Fairy could sit neatly in the flower and dream away!

I cut a section of the free downloaded paper, incorporating most of the large flower, edged it with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and mounted it onto a larger piece of purple Bazzill, slipping the découpaged Flower Fairy into the slit.

 The word panel was made by cutting a square of the mottled purple background paper and gluing it to a piece of card. I then added patches of Bundled Sage Distress Ink to the square before cutting it using a die from the Nestabilities Labels 1 set and running the Bundled Sage ink around the edge. I cut a larger label from the purple Bazzill and embossed the edge with Stardust EP. I stamped the words using a mixture of Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink and Versamagic Purple Hydrangea ink. When the panels were dry I mounted the words panel onto the purple panel and attached them to the card with 3D foam.

I then cut out the acetate butterflies, cruelly bent their wings and glued them to the card using pinflair glue. While they were drying I added a combination of Lavender and Frosted Lace Stickles to the flower and went over the stamens with a London Fog Memento marker. Finally, I added some irridescent shimmer drops. If I had had them in a lilac shade they probably would have stood out more clearly ... something else to add to my list of things to get ...
Now I'm looking at the 'finished' article and remembering that 8" square wooden frame I saw a few months ago ...

If you like this card/picture please go to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog where you can download the paper and generally see lots of inspiring work.

Thanks for stopping by,


1 comment:

  1. Hi Liz, you've made beautiful use of Glenda's gorgeous download. I haven't had chance to use mine yet. This is a really pretty, delicate looking card.

    Lesley Xx