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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November Colour Challenge at Chocolate Baroque

Hi there folks, how's your week going? It's manic at work as always these days and I don't have a lot of time for blogging and definitely not enough time for crafting. I'm an optimist though so hopefully it won't be too long until I win the lottery and become a lady of leisure lol. Anyway back to crafting and my project today is for our new challenge over at Chocolate Baroque where we have an autumnal colour palette based on a card I made ages ago.

I've used the colours to make a poppy themed birthday card

I began with a distress ink background, using scattered straw, barn door, peeled paint and gathered twigs and then overstamped with stamps from Nature Fragments. I love these stamps and the 'tree rings' are so useful for backgrounds. I stamped the poppy stamp with Potting Soil Archival Ink and then used a waterbrush to remove some  of the colour before painting in reds and greens with more distress inks. I added some shading with Lyra Pencils. I stamped the sentiment with versamark and embossed with gold EP.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Anything but cute: An autumn day
Wonderful Wednesdays: Anything goes
Paradise of Stamps: Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft: Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. This is such a stunning card. The background looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at the Paradise of Stamps, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. wow fabulous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  3. oops i meant
    thanks for playing with us at paradise of stamps

  4. This is beautiful and rich! It looks like a rich Victorian antique desk card. I love it

  5. Beautiful card! This would make a great entry over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

  6. Great card, Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.


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