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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Gothic Fragments from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning, before I dash off to work I just wanted to share a canvas I've made using the beautiful new Gothic Fragments stamps from Chocolate Baroque, I've combined them with some old favourite stamps and lots of paint and ink :-)

I've used acrylic paints for the background and then applied texture paste through a Crafters Workshop Template and brushed with mica powder for some sparkle. The butterflies are made from acetate, the image was stamped and embossed with sparkly gold embossing powder and I added glitter to the reverse of the images. 

The images of the window and the turrets from Gothic fragments and the birds from Curly birds were all stamped on tissue paper, embossed with gold WOW embossing powder and painted with twinkling H2os'. I applied them to the canvas with Matte Multimedium

To add a little more sparkle I created my own version of the encrusted jewel technique by sprinkling on   gold, violet and pearl Embossing powders, little star sequins and lots of glitter, I then heated from underneath to melt the embossing powder.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Anything Goes: make your own embellishments
One Stop Craft: Heat embossing
Top Tip Tuesday: Things with wings
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Your favourite (paint and ink and lots of texture)
The Stamp Man: butterflies, birds and bees
Sugar Creek Hollow: show some sparkle

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Beautifully different Claire, love all the texture.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. I saw those gorgeous colours on my dashboard Claire and just had to come and have a look, fabulous work.

    B x

  3. An amazing technique with those sequins & embossing powders combined with the tissue & acetate. The whole of this just glows with decadence & those curly birds are delightfully scintillating in pink..
    Paula (PEP)

  4. This is fabulous Claire the colours and sparkle are very rich looking
    Jackie x

  5. How totally gorgeous Claire. I really hope it's going to be displayed some place it can be seen most of the time. I love the colours, textures and the fabulous stampery.
    Beryl xx

  6. How cool, that's a breathtaking background.

  7. OMG Claire this is breathtaking. Hugs Suzanne x

  8. Gorgeous colours & texture Claire ! Beautiful card, Shirley

  9. Wov, what a beautiful work! I like your embossing and all you done!!!
    Thank you for playing in our challenge OSCC,
    Hugs :-))

  10. Lovely canvas Claire, wonderful painty background. Great texture and depth and colours. Live the touches of gold. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  11. Oh how gorgeous! So unique and totally an eye catcher!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
    Linda SCH DT

  12. Woww you have a fabulous feel to this gorgeous canvas.. I love the colour and the gold jewel like embossing... and those birds... wow!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes.. Hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  13. That is beautiful. Love the textures from the paint and glittery bits and the purple really stands out wonderfully. Gorgeous butterflies too.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  14. Beautiful as always, Claire.

    How is your FIL?

    Thanks for joining our heat embossing challenge at One Stop Craft challenge.


  15. This is gorgeous .
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

  16. This is beautiful Claire. So detailed and dimensional. Love it!

  17. What a wonderful card ! Thanks for joining us at EAC.
    Hugs Tina46

  18. Oh my word, Claire this is absolutely terrific!!!
    So many wonderful techniques.
    I particularly love the fantastic window and the EP and sequin bling.
    Just total gorgeousness.


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