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Friday 29 April 2011

Rainbow tree!

I have always been a great fan of the Chocolate Baroque Wild Meadow stamps, so I was excited to be sent the Teeny Weeny Meadow set ahead of release to have a play! The set contains some of the old favourites in miniature and some new images and it is one of these I have used on this card. This is the branches of a tree taken from a photograph. I have given it the Andy Warhol treatment!

I repeat stamped the tree image in black archival ink and cut out the tiles. I used at least 4 colours of ink on each tile in 6 colour families to build a depth of colour with Cut n Dry foam. I always try and leave a pale patch in the centre to get a glowing effect. I added a sentiment from the Artistic Affirmations plate embossed in teal metallic EP onto white card and the shaded with inks.The panels are matted onto hammered black card.

Needless to say I can highly recommend this versatile A6 set, as well as a number of cracking new stamp sets over on the Chocolate Baroque on line shop.

Have a happy and creative long weekend!

Elaine x

Saturday 16 April 2011

We have our winners

Well I've just been round all the DT blogs and collected in all the comments you have left, plus those you left here too.  I pasted them all into a spreadsheet and called the random number generator into play.

Thank you all so much for your comments and for all the lovely good wishes you have sent our way.  We are two weeks into our new venture and it's just fantastic to be back.  There will be new stamps released every month, so stay tuned for May's new releases coming at the end of this month.

So our lucky winners are:

Firstly it's Suzee!

Suzee Murphy said...

Opulence personified Judith ! .....
Second winner is Paula

Paula said...

Your use of the various blues in this made me think of a peacock & I love the way you've used the different inks to create depth.
Paula (PEP)
And thirdly it's Aquarius

Aquarius said...

Another great card with that stamp set. Thanks for the explanation - I think I've followed it but time will tell when I have a go!!
Well done to all of you - can you send me an email with your address to sales[at]chocolatebaroque[dot]com and I'll get your prize in the post to you on Monday.

Thanks for taking part everyone, and you never know, it might be you next time!

Sunday 10 April 2011

Time for a Giveaway!

Well, things are settling down a little now that we have launched the Chocolate Baroque online shop which can be found at  Alongside that, we have also launched a community website run by Ning which is a buzzing place with over 500 photographs of artwork featuring our stamps and papers.  You can join up at

In the What's New section of our website, you will find the mini stamps that were revealed here a few weeks ago, as well as three other new sets.

Firstly there are two A5 sized stamp sets that were designed to compliment the Craft Stamper butterfly covermount stamp that was included with the April issue.

Doodle Butterfly

Doodle Birds

As you can see, the DT have already started showing you some of their makes with these sets and I think you can see how versatile they are.

We also have an A4 set that is a personal favourite of mine

Butterfly Dreams.

The largest stamp in this set needs the large 6x6 inch acrylic block as it's a whopping 5.5 inches square.  Looks great on a Stampbord block.

So, I'm doing a little random giveaway - I'm giving away one of each set to three lucky winners, but you have to do something in return to be in with a chance.

In the past I have drawn winners from comments made on this blog, but this time, I am going to be drawing winners at random from comments left on here or on all of the Design Team's individual blogs.  Yes, I am encouraging you to visit their blogs and leave comments on their Chocolate Baroque artwork.  The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chance you have of winning.

Good luck!

Wednesday 6 April 2011

More butterflies from the Doodle Stamps by ikki

Hi, this is another of my cards using the new Doodle Bird Stamps.

 Materials used:
 6" x 6" White Card, White and Lilac Pearl card
Decorative Paper: Simple Elegance
Flower die: Crealies - Swirls: Marianne Creatables
Nestabilities - Classic and Grand square dies
Chocolate Baroque: UA5SP0346
Grundgeboard squares coloured with alcohol inks edged with embossing powder
Ribbon and pearl gem.


Monday 4 April 2011

another creation with the new doodle stamps

Hello dear crafters,

Today I will show you a card made with the new doodle birds stamps. Those stamps are so delightfull aren't they? I stamped the feather on the Echo's of Italy backgroundpaper and give some accents with glitter and a white gelpen. The birdcage is a Marianne die. I stamped the birds with white ink on purple/lilac paper and coloured them with Derwent soft colour pencils. Lots of white pencil..... I added some gemstones and a tiny feather is peeping out of the cage. Completed with a 2 coloured ribbon and voila!

Warm greetz, Miranda

Just Doodling

In the latest batch of new stamps from Chocolate Baroque, there are two A5 plates called Doodle Bird and Doodle Butterfly. The Design Team got to play with these before their release date. They are lovely stamps, and some of the samples are fabulous. I thought that I would show you one of mine today.

I used three 2" Stampbord tiles, and coloured them with inks, then stamped a peacock feather stamp onto each. I triple embossed each tile with clear embossing powder. I coloured some cream seam binding ribbon with Distress reinkers and water. I used a lovely paper from the Peacock Summer Party CD, and a real peacock feather to add impact to my card.
A simple sentiment from the Damask squares stamp plate finishes the card off.
I'll be bringing you some more samples made from these lovely sets very soon, and no doubt, the other Design Team members will show you some of their beautiful creations too. Thanks for looking, Judith xx

Saturday 2 April 2011

A Thank You card from ikki

Now that Chocolate Baroque has gone live and new stamps are on sale the DT will be displaying their  artwork using the Doodle Bird, flower and butterfly stamps.  This is one of mine....


I love the abstract nature of these stamps and used an unusal cardstock mix of lilac with a mat of orange.
First I coloured white cardstock with Distress inks, then stamped the images with Perfect Medium and dusted with various Cosmic Shimmers.
 A delicate but glowing effect.
Nice to do something different!