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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Crackling Rose from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning my lovelies, I don't seem to have had much time for crafting lately but after a hectic time at work I needed a crafty fix lol.  I had a lovely time creating this collage which features the beautiful new stamp Crackling Rose from Chocolate Baroque. I've used one of the Greyboard 15cm squares as a base for this collage, it doesn't look very exciting but its perfect for mixed media projects as it takes lots of wet mediums without buckling.

I began by stamping the rose image on smooth white cardstcok and colouring with pencils before distressing the edges with Black Soot and Worn Lipstick distress inks. I applied a layer of Matte Gel medium to the greyboard to adhere the image and then took some tissue paper, crumpled it up and layered it over the image. I tore a hole over the image and pulled the tissue back, scrunching and crumpling it up and applying more matte gel to secure it. Once the whole image was visible I left it to dry and then added shades of pink and burgundy paint (I used a mixture of acrylic paint and some emulsion tester pots). Once that was dry I applied lots of gold gilding wax to highlight the texture and then added a big bow and lots of embellishments which are all from the February Craft Box, I don't have many embellishments so I'm really enjoying receiving such a lovely box of goodies each month.. To finish off I added little pearls to the corners.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Come and Get It: Mixed Media
Frilly and Funkie: love is in the air
Simply Papercraft: anything goes
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: M is for mixed media

Well I'd better go and earn a crust as I'm still waiting to my lottery win lol.
Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Wow lots of lovely techniques here and a beautiful collage.

  2. Gorgeous collage!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for M is for Mixed Media!

  3. This is lovely! I really like the way the rose appears to be bursting out from that gorgeous background you created! The gold touches really pop off the page. You colored your rose expertly, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" Challenge!

  4. A lovely creation! Beautiful elements and colours! I totally get your craft fix time - it often helps me relax too! A perfect creation for our challenge at Come and Get It. Thanks for sharing with us and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  5. This is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us for the "Love is in the Air" challenge over at Frilly & Funkie.

  6. Lovely collage! Thanks for sharing it with Brown Sugar Challenge!

  7. Terrific mixed media piece showing lots of texture and colour. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  8. Beautiful collage, Great techniques to file in my brain for further use. thanks for playing along with the sisterhood of Snarky stamper for M is for Mixed Media.

  9. Beautiful art project. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  10. Nice work, I love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at CAGIC! Hope you will join us again :) Kaja

  11. Great collage. Love the colors and the embellishments!
    A lovely creation! Beautiful elements and colours!

  12. This is so, so beautiful Claire! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  13. Beautiful! Gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


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