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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Spring Foliage from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, I've got a Spring themed project to share with you today although it certainly doesn't feel like Spring in my neck of the woods yet. I've used the gorgeous new Spring Foliage stamps from Chocolate Baroque for this card

I've used memento inks to brayer the background, on coated cardstock  Memento inks are my favourite for brayer work as they come is such beautiful clear colours. I've also used my Splodge Away Mat, which I absolutely love!! It makes brayer work sooooo much easier and saves wasting so much ink. I didn't do any masking at all as I wanted the stamps to do all the work. I just brayered green shades at the bottom of the image (New Sprout and Bamboo leaves) and at the top I used Dandelion, Tangelo and Rosebud to create a pinky peachy sky. I used the same colours on the background but this time I used plain cardstock and a blending tool to give a slightly different effect.

Next I stamped the foliage stamps using Bamboo leaves, repeat stamping before reinking to give some depth to the foliage. The butterflies (from Rose Tree) were made by stamping on acetate and  embossing with Gold embossing powder, next I cut them out and applied stickles  (I used Tropical Tangerine, Paprika and Lime Green) to the reverse side, left them to dry and then folded the wings up a little. Here's a better pic of the butterflies

The sentiment is stamped in brown Memento ink, its from Loving Sentiments and is one of my favourites, such lovely words and the font is gorgeous. I've used dark brown card for matting and layering. I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments so I added some green ribbon and a rose.

I'm entering this one in these challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything goes
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon

Well I'd better get my skates on and go to work, have a good day folks and thanks for stopping by for a visit today.
Claire xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous card Claire. Love the brayer technique that you used. Thank you!

  2. The colours are magnificent & I love the way you brayered one background then used the sponging/blending technique for the large background base layer - quite a striking difference. The butterflies are a joy & the stamping several times using the same inking very effective. I too love the Memento Inks - they seem to provide variety of colours with versatility in colouring. I do like the way you used the same colours in your rose as the butterflies & accented the green stamping by your use of the green ribbon.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Another stunning card Claire. I really love the design and those butterflies are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sue

  4. Oh these colours reflect Spring fabulously Claire! Oh how I wish it looked like this outside (rather than 40 shades of grey). (Better not say 50!)

    Roll on Spring! Nicola x

  5. Beautiful card, it has the promise of spring with those pretty colours.
    Yvonne x

  6. Pretty card thanks or sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  7. Claire your card is just lovely. The butterflies are a great touch. Thanks for joining us this week at There She Goes.

  8. Just gorgeous hun, its stunning!
    I love my splodge mat, not sure what I did before lol!
    Hope your keeping well xx

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. This is so sweet and lovely, simply gorgeous, hugs, Marion

  10. This is just stunning! Where is spring, bring it on!

    Thank you for joining Brown Sugar this week and good luck!


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