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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Fashion ( By Marga )

Hello everyone, Marga again to show you something

This card I made with a scrap paper and the stamps I embossed with silver embossing powder, and then cut them out and put them on the card.

The background I made to fit, stamped the edges with Versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I made the background with Distress Ink in different colours. I stamped the images with red ink and some parts I cut out and then put it on the card. I also put some lace and buttons on the card.

Hugs Marga

Monday, 25 March 2019

Fantastic Florals (by Corine)

Hello everyone, here is Guest Design Team member Corine's final post for this month, a beatiful card featuring one of our square panel design stamps for your inspiration.

Corine writes:


Today it is my 3rd and last time to post a card as guest designer. I hope you enjoyed my samples.

I used stamps from the sheets:
Fantastic Florals

The basis for this card is a previously made Gelli Plate print with acrylic paint. On this I stamped the collage of Fantastic Florals with black water resistant ink. I coloured the balls of the flowers with red pencil and on top of that I applied gloss with a clear sparkle pen. The butterfly is embossed with gold embossing powder on a separate piece of white paper. I cut it out and stuck the butterfly over the black print.
I finished the whole thing on a white card.

Kind regards,
Corine van Kuilenburg

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Folk Art Garden Two Ways (by Julie)

Hello, I have two cards created from the brand new stamp set, Folk Art Garden, that was recently launched on Hochanda

For my first card I inked up the main image with Onyx Black Versafine ink and stamped onto white stamping card. I then inked up the design again but concentrated mainly on the area where the butterfly is, stamped onto spare card before cutting out the butterfly. Both the main design and extra butterfly were coloured with polychromus pencils. The design was then cut to size and then mounted onto black card stock before attaching to the card blank. The extra butterfly was glued into place with 3D glue gel and dabs of Crystal Stickles were added for interest.

The central image has been stamped with the smaller stamps from the Folk Art Garden set and stamped in a medallion style. I had help with making this design as I used a Stamping Gear from Inkadinkado, however a stamping platform could also be used or you can be really brave and wing it  and stamp by eye... The centre of the medallion has been stamped and then die cut with a circle and then layered upon a larger kraft card circle. The kraft card is echoed in the card base, which has also had white paint pen, faux stitching added.
The stamps used in the medallion have been used in the background and the whole card has been coloured with Distress inks.

Thank you for stopping by and please call back very soon.

Julie xx

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Folk Art Garden and more sewing...(by Rachel)

Hello there. Rachel here today with some more samples from the February shows.

This one shows the stunning Folk Art Garden stamp simply coloured using water colour pencils.

In this sample I stamped onto tissue and added this to a painted chunky ATC and then added more paint.

Back to a sample using the sewing room and floral mannequin stamp sets. This one involved brushos and watercolour pencils.

Finally in this layered sample I used the floral mannequins set.

I hope this is gives you some ideas.

Rachel xx

Friday, 22 March 2019

Brusho Flowers (by Jodie)

Hello everyone, we are joined today by Guest Design Team member Jodie for her final project this month. Jodie has brought us a series of cards using Brushos, and this is another card using these versatile powders to inspire you.

Jodie writes:

Good morning everyone, today is my third project as a Guest Design Team member. This month has been so much fun, being able to play with new materials, well at least new to me, and hopefully provide inspiration for you to start your own creative journey.

This is another technique that you can use the Brusho Crystal Colours with.

Stamps- Floral Perfumery Rubber Stamp Sheet-A5
Colour- Brusho Crystal Colour (Set of 24, Green, Crimson & Violet)
Versafine Onyx Black & Versamark ink pads
Paper- A4 black cardstock, A4 white cardstock, watercolour paper
Water spritzer bottles- pack of 2
Double sided foam tape
Heat tool
White embossing powder

Cut the watercolour paper to 4" x % 1/4" (10.16cm x 13.34 cm)
When you first begin using your Brusho colours, take a thumb tack, and pierce a hole in the top. I cannot stress enough that a little goes a long way.
Ink up the stamp using Versamark, stamp the watercolour paper, sprinkle the white embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat set with the heat gun.
Now sprinkle the Violet crystals in the centre of the large flower. Sprinkle the Crimson around the flower and finally sprinkle the Green crystals around the leaf.
This will be very abstract colouring, and you'll never get the same result twice.
Use the spritzer bottle, and add water. If you find you've got too much colour, simply blot the piece with some paper towel.
Once happy with the result, simply dry the paper using your heat tool.
Next, cut the black cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (13.97cm x 21.59cm) and fold in half.
Layer your piece onto the card base.
Stamp the saying onto the white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink, add the black card and trim the black cardstock so that there is a border around the saying.
Attach the saying to the front using the foam tape.

Once again thank you to Chocolate Baroque for having me and don't forget to swing by my blog for another sample of Brusho Crystal Colours.

Thank you Jodie for inspiring us this month.

Jodie will be back with us later in the year.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Sewing Room in a page ( by Magda)

My page of today is dedicated to all who love to sew.

Step by step

1. Stamp randomly with Archival the stamp you like from The Sewing Room plate
2. Blend Distress Ink Pad colours on the page
3. Cover all with a thin coat of white gesso and let dry
4. Stamp the mannequin of The Sewing Room on a white cardstock and cut the contour
5. Stamp on fabric in red and yellow Distress Ink Pad  a ribbon and a spool of the same plate
6. Decide the look of your Layout arranging all the pieces on the page.
7. Stamp now the background with other stamps of the plate The Sewing Room
8. Glue all the pieces with Glue n' seal

Wonderful Life card

1. Blend on the white cardstock yellow, green and grey Distress Ink Pad colours
2. Stencil with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad  Chocolate Baroque Mask Silhouette Palace 1
3. Put Crackled Paste on the top of the card up as a cloud and down for the ground, let dry and
    colour it
4. Stamp the flower of the new stamp  The Folk Art Garden with Archival Jet Black and colour it
    with Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils
5. Stamp the sentiment of  The Folk Art Garden with Archival Jet Black on a left over piece of point 1
    and fix it on the card.

I hope you liked my posts,  hugs

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

folk art 3 ways (by Veronica)

I loved this huge stamp, whcih makes a card on its own.

While it is a very detailed stamp, just crying out to be coloured in, I wanted to try it in monochrome. It was stamped in black versafine ink onto a dull silver card ( using a stamp platform as it is so big) and clear embossed. I then coloured the butterflies and three flowers using white watercolour paint. It was then mounted onto a 8" square white card blank.

My second card has a pale brusho background , image again stmaped using versafine and clear embossing powder. I used brusho to colour the butterflies, flowers and foliage before trimming it down to fit onto an A5 card blank and edging with a black marker pen.

The final version has a brusho back ground again, with the image stamped using a toning distress oxide ink pad. This time it was cut down to fit a 5"x7" card blank, edged with black marker again, and the sentiment stamped in black.  I used one of the chipboard circles to stamp part of the image using black versafine ink, then coloured the flowere with watercolour paints before edging the circle with black marker pen and gluing in place.