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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

sweetpea heart (by Veronica)

 This card uses a mix of stamps from the sweet pea blueprint and cornflower blueprint stamp sets.
I started by using the heart stamp from the artist trading heart set to create a mask and sponged round it with victorian velvet and dusty concord distress inks, then added more victorian velvet into the centre of the heart.
I stamped the blueprint from the cornflower set using the dusty concord ink, and then the smaller sweet pea image and the sentiment using versafine black. The flowers were coloured with watercolour pencils. The mat was white card coloured with alcohol marker to match the background.

My second card is from an earlier set of stamps, using the lovely magnolia from happy flowers day.
The background was created on a gelli plate, using distress oxide inks and brusho powders - I ended up with rather more water than I had intended on the plate, but thought the splodges went with April showers....
The magnolia was stamped using black versafine and clear embossed, then coloured with watercolours.
trimmed down to fit a white 6" square card blank and edged with alcohol marker.
I left it without a sentiment for now, as it will have one added  when I need a card in a hurry.
I do hope you are all managing to keep well and cheerful in these strange times, I find all the facebook live craft videos are great  - though if I watch them all I would never get anything done!- though I do make an effort to watch Lesley and David at 1.30 each weekday on the Chocolate Baroque  facebook group page, there have been some great demos and inspiration, and Lesley is currently doing a series talking about the varieties of ink pads available.


  1. I love the first with the masked heart shaped area with the pretty sweet peas and blueprint over it, and the colours of the ink blending go beautifully, and love that you coloured the matted layer to match. The second is my favourite as I adore the blue and yellow tones, and the magnolia flower is just gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration Veronica. x

  2. These are stunningly beautiful. I love the way the heart on your first card really allows the flowers to stand out. The colours on your second card are just so dreamy and just perfect for a feminine creation x


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