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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Woodland Fairy (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am sharing my last Fairy project of the month with you today. I hope that you have enjoyed the beautiful projects that the Design Team have brought to you this month using these lovely stamps.

I have created my project using Pan Pastels for the background, adding stamps from the Fantasy Castle stamp set initially in the back of the picture, and then I added images from the Design a Tree collection to create a forest effect. I used coloured ink to add the little flowers to the trees, and a deeper shade of Pan Pastel to ground the trees, so that they did not float in mid air.

I stamped the fairy from the Spring Fairy collection onto a separate piece of card, and coloured the image with pencils, before cutting it out and adhering it to the background.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Not a fairy in sight (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a couple of projects made using the Spring Fairy Collection but there isn't a fairy in sight lol. 

My first project is a little MDF heart. I gave it  a coat of white gesso and once that was dry I applied distress ink in Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass to create the background. I stamped the flowers along the left side of the heart and coloured with pencils. I stamped the clouds from Fantasy Castles in the sky with Black Stazon and added a little white gesso. This is where I should have stopped as it looked lovely but no, I had to carry on and added some grey paint which to be honest doesn't look as nice. I stamped the little scroll around the edges with Versamark and embossed with Gold. I added a little acetate butterfly, again embossed with Gold embossing powder and glittered on the back.

My second project today is a little shaker card.

I die cut a frame from cream linen card and backed with acetate. I stamped the silhouette butterflies with various colours of Brilliance Ink and overstamped with the sentiment. I layered the frame up on 3d foam making sure there were no gaps and popped it over the butterflies, enclosing a sprinkling of little flowery sequins from my stash. 

Thanks so much for visiting, keep popping back as my teamies have lots of inspiration for you
Claire xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Fantasyland (by Zoe)

Good morning Lovelies, back with my final post this month with my projects using the Spring Fairies and Fantasy Castles stamps which were featured recently on Hochanda.

My first card is heat embossed onto water colour card and painted using water colour paints, finished off with a coat of shimmery water colour paint on the wings and dress, I used a flower crackle background stamp with a pale pink Inkpad just to give a very subtle texture, flicked some black ink to give splatter effects and stamped my sentiment.


I used my small Gelli plate for my second card, i brayered inks onto it and stamped directly onto the plate with a background stamp using Versafine ink, I inked around the edges with ink applied with a brush to get a more "airbrushed" finish, stamped the fabulous Pegasus, clouds and flowers to finish off.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you have liked my creations, have a great day xx Zoe xx 

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Magical Fairies (by Julie)

Hi there! Today I have my last two cards for this month and they are both Fairy designs.

My first card is stamped with  April Fairy and to start off I stamped Pegasus towards the top of the card with Onyx Black Versafine and then with a mask I created from a circle die cut, coloured in the moon with Distress inks. The background was created with a wide brush and water colour inks, so I blotted out the colour with a wet wipe where I wanted to stamp the fairy and once dried stamped her with grey permanent ink, before colouring with brush markers. I inked up the leaves of the little bird design with Olympia Green Versafine and stamped around the edge and then finished off with acrylic pen dots and Crystal Stickles.

This second card is stamped with the March Fairy designs. I stamped the fairy with grey permanent ink onto watercolour card and also stamped a second image onto copier paper to create a mask. Cut the mask out and place over the fairy. Once in place spritz the card with green and yellow spray inks and then remove the mask. Once dry colour the fairy with brush markers. I have used the butterflies from both the March and April Fairies to create the background. Just stamp a few of the butterflies onto spare card, colour with Distress inks then cut out and adhere with 3d glue gel. The edge of the design has been sponged with white gesso and once dry, coloured with Distress inks. To finish off I mounted the panel onto a white card base.

Thank you for stopping by and please call back tomorrow for some more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx

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.