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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Chocolate Baroque freebie

I've used a gorgeous freebie bp from the very talented Glenda Waterworth for this card, you can find it on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog. Its the kind of paper you just want to stroke as its so beautiful and looks almost like real fabric.

I've used stamps from the Grungy Brocade theme plate by Elusive Images for this card and embossed them with seafoam white EP but unfortunately my horrible photography skills don't do them justice. I distressed the bp with stormy skies DT and a craft knife, added faux stitching around the edges and stamped delicate swirls in the top left and bottom right corners. I decoupaged the little flowers and added a dot of icicle stickles to the centres.

To make the flower and the swirly panel I used distress inks on my craft mat (shabby shutters, stormy skies, victorian velvet and milled lavender) spritzed with water and mopped up with white card. I stamped the curly flourishy background, embossed and distressed the panel as before. I added some white lace and pleated some white seam binding ribbon to the panel. The flower was made using the same inks and the gorgeous flower stamp from Grungy brocade stamped and embossed twice and layered up. I added some crackle accents in the centre and then a layer of icicle stickles. The sparkle hasn't shown up too well in the pic though you can see the beautiful textured effect on the bp

The flower is layered up on a little white doiley and I've added some grungeboard swirls. I painted them with acrylic paints and then stamped with swirls and embossed. To finsh the card off i got a bit carried away with my Viva pearl pen, i really love this as I always have a real battle with faux pearls - i can stick them anywhere except where I'm supposed to stick them lol.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Corrosive challenge: Distressing
Flutter by Wednesday: open challenge with a butterfly/angel or fairy
Fussy and Fancy: Embossing or paper piecing
Paperplay: Shabby chic/vintage
Some odd girl: Handmade elements
Tellen's Place: Embellish, embellish, embellish
The Stamp Man Challenge: curls and swirls
Totally Papercrafts: Pearls and Lace
Wild Orchid Challenge: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Claire xx


  1. wow this is stunning!!!! such a work of art! Hugs Juls

  2. OH WOW Claire, this is so gorgeous, love everything about it. My sort of card.
    Hugs xx

  3. Oh wow Claire! This must really be beautiful in person because pictures never do things justice and this is just beautiful now! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embellishment challenge. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again soon!
    Hugs, Sarah

  4. Gorgeous card Claire, absolutely wonderful. Love it.
    Jen x

  5. Oh my dear Claire - this is stunning!
    Lovely details and shimmer. I am impressed with your faux pearls - try as I might my efforts never look as good as those.


  6. Claire it is very beautful, makes me smile! xo

  7. Very striking! It's just beautiful!

  8. Hi Claire, this is absolutely gorgeous. I just love the techniques you did on the flower - it is the perfect focal point - totally beautiful making the entire card stunning! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Embellishments" challenge! :~)

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the butterfly and flowers. It is such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  10. Hello Claire. What a fantastic and so delicate creation. The pretty colours, gorgeous embellishments, and super flower as the main centrepiecce, make this one amazing creation. Stunning. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  11. A lovely card lovely embellishments thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  12. Wow what a beautifully detailed card! Like a work of art!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire and hope to see you again for the next challenge!


    Ps - i have a blog candy giveaway on my blog!

  13. what a soft and lovely card!

    Thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

  14. wow this is gorgeous babe, the colours are stunning and I love the shabby chic look x

  15. Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week on Some Odd Girl.

  16. Love the embossing and that butterfly is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week!
    Happy Crafting!

  17. Beautiful card! Love the soft tones! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wednesday!

  18. The card is simply stunning. Cheers Caz

  19. Wow, Claire this is just gorgeous I love your flower it's fantastic.
    Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  20. Absolutely fabolouse! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.

  21. An amazing card using so many great techniques and embellishments. Beautiful. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  22. Gorgeous card! Love all your fab embellishments!

  23. This is divine Claire! I love this card. Thanks for entering it at Paper Play.
    Alicia xx

  24. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

  25. Fabulous card Claire :-) this is absolutely gorgeous ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  26. A beautiful card, I love all the embellishments and detail you have used.

    Thank you for entering The Stamp Man Curls and Swirls Challenge



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