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Tuesday 14 January 2014

Sunny Lotus from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, todays card features one of this months scrummy new stamps from Chocolate Baroque, I thought it would be fun to make a bright sunny card as we don't seem to have seen a lot of sunshine for a while lol.

I've used this beautiful image from Serenity and stamped the lotus with Memento Ink before colouring with Graph'It markers. I've die cut with spellbinders Floral Ovals. The background was made using Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Rusty Hinge  distress inks and the acrylic block technique before roughly stamping the flower with versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. I've added some lace, gingham ribbon and matted it  all on a scalloped card blank.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: anything goes/ feminine
Inky Chicks: anything goes
Lexi's Creations: anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle: anything goes with embossing powder, glitter or flocking

thanks so much for popping by today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. this is just stunning Claire - and you're right about needing to see some fab sunshine!

  2. I love the way you inked the image panel leaving the centre absolutely crisply white & allowing the filigree shaped edge to almost, but not quite, merge with the background. The colouring of those green leaves is very dimensional & I love the way your gingham ribbon echoes the green leaves whereas the white lace brings out the white embossing. A very interesting background indeed whilst still allowing the image to take centre stage. You're right it brought me a ray of sunshine on a frosty day.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. That is one beautiful card...and i love the floral image....lovely.
    Thank you for joining TTPH

    fiona DT

  4. I'm in love with the background paper, especially the stamped images. The ribbons are a delicate touch. Thank you for joining TTPH this week.

  5. The white really makes this pop & the background is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  6. This is just GORGEOUS! You used my favorite Spellbinders die and the background is simply a knock-out! Love it! Ty for entering the TTPH challenge!

  7. a fab card with a wonderful background!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

  8. I love your wonderful background. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge!

  9. Fabulous card love the background you have created and the image is lovely.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
    Hugs Julie x

  10. Beautiful card and background. It showcases the image perfectly. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  11. A beautiful creation, very feminine. Thanks for joining us at Lexis, Susan x

  12. Wonderful card. Love the image and the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx


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