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Friday, 27 March 2015

Natural Eggs from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning, I've got a  a selection of cards for Spring and Easter using some of this months new releases from Chocolate Baroque to share this morning.

For this first card, i've stamped the solid stamp from Natural Eggs using distress inks (Scattered Straw, Broken China and Bundled Sage) and then used the detail stamps with versamark and ivory embossing powder to create my background.

The bird is from Spring Bird Tulip and i've used my current favourite technique of colouring directly on to the stamp with distress markers, spritzing with water and stamping on to water colour card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Spring colours
Card and Scrap: use layers
Dragonfly Dreams: add some embellies
Loves Rubber Stamps: create your own background
Papertake Weekly: a cut above
TimbroScrapMania: ribbon and pearls

My second sample using 'Natural Eggs' was a bit of an experiment. I began by stamping the sold eggs with distress inks (Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage) and then stamping the detail over the top. 

Next I used the solid stamp again and added a layer of versamark ink over each egg before applying 3 layers of clear embossing powder. Once this was cool I used it as a resist to create some shadow behind and underneath the eggs using distress inks and a blending tool. The sentiment is from Baroque Eggs, die cut with a tag die. I've added distress ink around the edges and created some faux stitching with a distress marker.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: anything goes with a twist of Easter
Crafts Galore Encore: anything goes with a stamp or digi
Dream Valley: Easter

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous inking and stamping Claire. Great compositions to show the new stamps.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. Love the 2 steps stamping egg concept! I like both versions of the eggs, lucky you experimented... Your bird is delightful and so well coloured!

  3. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  4. Very pretty! I love your distressed edges soft colors, and long skinny card shape. Great faux stitching as well! I love that you tried something new on your card; experimenting is always fun! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics!

  5. This is a fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  6. This is such a fabulous design! Love your background! Thanks so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  7. Fabulous background you have created! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  8. These look amazing, what a great way of incorporating easter eggs into your cards. Thanks for joining the Perfectly Rustics Egg Challenge. Cathie DT

  9. WOW oh WOW dear Claire, these card are really cool! The background you've created is soooo groovy and the softness of them is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining with us at Perfectly Rustics,
    Smiles SHarnee :)

  10. Awesome cards you have created. I really love the details you have achieved on the eggs for you second card. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  11. so beautiful. Thanks you for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!


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