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Monday 22 July 2013

Seed heads from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, I'm not sure i'd call it a good morning as I'm back at work after my week off today so I'm not a happy bunny. Anyway before I go and earn a crust, here's a  card created using the beautiful seed head stamp from Poppy Meadow by Chocolate Baroque.

I've used a shaped card blank, embossed with a prima mask before applying distress ink with a blending tool (I've used peeled paint, forest moss and vintage photo). I coloured the stamp with distress markers and  misted it with water and stamped it, using a paint brush and a little water to drag the colour out. The image was die cut with nestabilities and inked before popping it on the card with 3D foam. I've added some raffia ribbon, a wooden button and some green ribbon to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything goes: anythiing goes
Gem of a challenge: anything but a square
One Stop Craft: Make your own background
Papertake Weekly: Buttons and bows
Ruby's Rainbow: embossing, ribbon, handmade background
Squirrel and the fox: use something spooled

Well I'd better go and get ready for work. We're forecast thunder storms later so hopefully I'll be home before they start as my poor puppy Barney hates thunder bless him.
Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. I love it Claire

    I am so into seed heads Claire I too have something scheduled on my blog to do with seeds. Promise of things ready for next year- new growth!! :)

    Your card is charming!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. This is gorgeous Claire I love the vintage feel to your card

    Jackie x

  3. STUNNING!!! Those stamps are right up my street, this is totally gorgeous!!
    Hope work wasn't too bad....

  4. The neutral tones are beautiful in this & I love the way the embossing has given dimensionanl interest to the card base. The restrained use of white acts as a lovely highlight too, particularly positioned next to the brown mat. I love the way it picks up on the white stitching of your ribbon.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Fab card, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Beautiful design, colour choice and stamping Claire. Hugs xx

  7. It's lovely Claire. A super image and as every - your stamping and inking is fab.
    Beryl xx

  8. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem Of A Challenge and good luck.

  9. Wow! Absolutely stunning, love the colour and the floral image is so pretty
    Lindsay xx


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