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Monday, 13 April 2015

Ladys Slipper Orchid - By Florence

Hi everyone

Thank you for stopping by. 

I hope you have had a great weekend.

If, this is your first visit to the Chocolate Baroque blog, then a big warm welcome.  Grab yourself a cup of coffee and have a good look around.  There is a new post every day with inspiring projects and fabulous ideas on how to use the stamps.

Today I would like to share two projects made using the new Ladys Slipper Orchid (Cling Singles) Rubber Stamp. 

There are four new amazing stamps in the Cling Singles Range .
To see the set "Bird Cage" multi-buy offer please click HERE.

My first project is a fridge magnet but with a small alteration this could also be a book cover, a little hanging or an embellishment for a wooden box.

To make this project

Paint a piece of MDF (approx size 9cms x 13 cms) with Gesso.
Apply a coat of purple craft paint and leave to dry.
Apply a coat of cream colored craft paint roughly over the purple and remove some of the cream paint, using a wet wipe, allowing the purple to show through a little.
When the base coat is dry, add a tiny hint of yellow craft paint using a dry brush.
Sand if necessary to give a good smooth stamping surface.
Stamp the image onto the prepared piece using Black Archival Ink.
Color the image with diluted Distress Ink.
 Fix the ink with a spray fixative.
Apply 2 coats of Mod Podge to seal the project.
Edge the piece with gold wax or sponge on some gold craft paint.

Chocolate Baroque have a large selection of MDF and wooden products on their website which are ideal for painting and stamping onto and which can be seen HERE.

My second project is a quick and easy card.

To make this card

Apply some Distress Inks to a piece of white card stock (approx size 9 cm x 13 cm).
Stamp the image using a permanent ink.
Using a damp paint brush, remove some of the Distress Ink from the stamped flower image.
Fix the inks with a spray fixative and (optional) seal with a gel medium.
Make up the card as seen.

Thank you for looking
Have a great week.

Florence x


  1. Beautiful, love your colouring on these, so delicate.

  2. Two beautiful projects I especially love the second one as inspirational idea for a quick card. It looks as if you have spent ages colouring it, such a great effect
    Jackie x

  3. They're both beautiful projects, thanks for all the details.

  4. two stunning makes florence using this wonderful stamp - gorgeous xx

  5. Love orchards these are beautiful

  6. Wow, these look so beautiful! Great backgrounds and love the colours!

  7. Your second project is my favourite here - the use of the Distress Inks for the background & then bleaching them out with water is a super idea for the focal image & so effective, especially with your white matting to both echo & provide contrast with the patterned paper. Your squared off corners details on the focal panel are a lovely touch.
    Paula (PEP)


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