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Monday, 15 June 2015

Rustic Fragments from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, today's project features Rustic Fragments, one of this month's new releases from Chocolate Baroque, they are really useful stamps like all the others in the range. For this project I've combined them with stamps from the Sewing Multibuy.

I began with a canvas board, primed with gesso before applying texture paste roughly with a palette knife. I let the texture paste set for a few minutes so it wasn't too 'squidgy' before stamping into it with the open weave fragment. Then I left it to dry thoroughly before applying acrylic paint in pinks and creams. Once the paint was dry I added some stamping using the other fabric fragment using potting soil archival ink. Next I highlighted the texture with gold gilding wax.

I stamped some of the sewing themed stamps onto cream card using Potting Soil Archival ink and cut them out. I added a little colour to the lacy border with my Graph'It Markers and then set to with glue and foam pads layering them all up.

I added lace, a flower made from scraps of fabric and tulle and then popped in a tag stamped again with the fabric fragments and overstamped with 'Imagine' from Artistic Expressions. I also stamped 'Enjoy the little things ....' onto some tissue and applied that to the corner of my canvas using matte medium.
To finish off I've added some faux pearls and a little button topped with a twine bow.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge: felt, fabric, burlap, lace
Paper Shelter: anything but a card
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: anything goes mixed media
Scrappers Delights: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Hi sweetie this is so pretty, great colours too, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time hugs Pops x

  2. Hello Claire - this is just beautiful I love the soft colours and textures. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper and Frosted Designs challenges. Elizabeth xxx

  3. A beautiful project, love the different elements. Thank you for sharing with us this week at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Susan xx

  4. Wonderful project. Love the details.Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.

  5. This is just so pretty..loving the background on the canvas...great theme too...
    A lovely entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

  6. Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!!

  7. Wow Claire - love the texture paste with the weave fragment! I would have taken a bet that was pieces of cheesecloth!!! Such a fun surprise! This is really lovely and cheerful. Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. j

  8. So pretty! Love the colours and the textures! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  9. Gorgeous little project ..... I love the soft colour scheme and the texture. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  10. Beautiful Claire! Stamping into the texture paste is a brilliant idea! Beautiful colours and I love your big lush flower! hugs :)

  11. Fantastic job!! The colors are so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  12. This is gorgeous and fabulous composition/textures - want to reach out and touch it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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