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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Introducing Patchwork Landscape and new edges

We have some beautiful new stamps for you this month - classic Chocolate Baroque designs from the pen of our very talented artist, Sue.

Our stamp of the month is Patchwork Landscape, a large A4 set full of intricate doodles and landscape elements.

Then we have two new A5 sets of edges - Springtime Edges with primulas, snowdrops and daffodils

 and Elegant Edges with a lovely mix of more exotic leaves and flowers.

The edges are also available as a multibuy.

I have a couple of cards to show you with these stamps - the first uses PanPastels.

I created a background landscape using masking tissue to mask off the sun and make some hill shapes, but kept all the colours very soft so there are no very hard edges.  I stamped the little house and coloured it with Coloursoft pencils, then stamped the snowdrop edge along the bottom and coloured with pencils and a white sharpie.

This next card is a very simple, one layer resist card with the honeysuckle edge stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I sponged Lilac Posies and Rose Bud Memento inks at the bottom and Canteloupe at the top, then stamped the sentiment from Amazing Birthday. 

If you've never tried resist before, it's wonderful to watch your stamped image emerge as you add colour over it.  When you've finished, wipe over the embossing lightly with a baby wipe to clean the ink off the embossed areas and make the design really stand out.

As always, our new stamps have special prices for their first month, so do take advantage while they're on offer.  You'll always find details of our latest stamps in our New Stamps department over at the Chocolate Baroque shop.

You're in for a real treat this month with artwork from all of our superstar Design Team so watch this space for lots of inspiration. And at some point early in April, Shirley will be announcing which of our lovely commenter's from March has won our monthly gift voucher - it's our way of saying thank you for leaving comments, we all appreciate you taking the time.

Happy crafting!


  1. These new stamps are all lovely and I want them lol Thankfully it is my birthday later this month so hopefully I'll have some money to spend
    Your cards are brilliant Glenda both very different but they show how versatile stamps can be

    Jackie x

  2. absolutely stunning Glenda - all sets - how will i ever have any money lol xxx

  3. Stunning new stamps Glenda, they have all fallen into my basket already. These will work so well with previous sets that I have too.

    Sue xx

  4. Gorgeous and versatile new stamps. A really good mix of filled in patterns and images to get colouring x

  5. I love that first scene Glenda with the brilliance of the snowdrops really providing a lovely foreground with the boldness of the tree. The little house is just asking to be explored. That's a very striking use of the Honeysuckle edge - doesn't it look different in the negative?
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Gorgeous stamps Glenda, love the scene you have created.
    Linda xxx

  7. Beautiful new stamps and such a gorgeous stamped and inked piece of art! As always love your designs Glenda. In fact it's unusual for me to love all stamps from one designer but yours are just so much more. I don't know what sort of 'more' they are, but they are my favourite Karen x

  8. What a beautiful card. You really know how to use the stamps to make them so enticing.

  9. Lovely samples for this new set of stamps, some are very gorgeous Glenda. Coco x

  10. I love both these cards highlighting these new stamps and their versatility. The patchwork landscape is adorable, and the snowdrops from the Springtime Edges look beautiful used in the foreground, and the sharpie pen highlighting the whiteness of the flowers is very striking. I like the way you have left the tree just stamped with no added colour as the design is quite busy it works wonderfully just as it is. The second card showcasing the Elegant Edges is simply designed but the resist with that lovely pop of colour is gorgeous. Those are not necessarily colours you would think to put together, but they work brilliantly. More irresistable stamps Glenda. x

  11. Fabulous new designs! Love the flowers in the Springtime Edges set and the whimsical Patchwork Landscapes! I admired the snowdrops in several of the earlier posts too and on your beautiful card above! Love the resist technque on the beautiful Elegant Edges stamp on the second card too!


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