Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge #5

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well. Thank you for your lovely comments and kind words left on my last post.

Today I would like to share a little tag I made for the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.  To see full details of the challenge, the wonderful inspirational pieces by the DT and to join in the fun please click on the link above or the link in the side bar.

FlorenceLangleyBeachHutCBColorChallenge 001AI did struggle a bit with these colors as they are not ones I would normally put together but then that’s the challenge isn’t it.

I used a free french script image (from the Graphics Fairy) for the backing card, stamped my beach huts and colored them using water color crayons. I then edged the whole tag with some Distressing Inks.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps used: Beach Huts from the “Seaside Dreams” A5 Set.

Although this is a Chocolate Baroque Challenge, it is not compulsory to use their stamps in your project. Please click on the link here to see information about the challenge.

If you do not have a blog, but would like to enter the challenge, there is a facility to enter your projects by email.  Please click on the link immediately above for information.

Look forward to seeing your projects.

Take are everyone

Florence x

Autumn Edges

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share to really quick cards made using the new fabulous Autumn Edges Stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

FlorenceLangleyAutumnEdges 025BFor both of these cards I used one of my own script backgrounds, just taking out the script from the center of the cards to stamp on to.

FlorenceLangleyNovCBDTStamps 020On the card above I stamped the mushrooms with brown Archival ink and colored them with felt pen ink and a damp paint brush. The spotty pattern was stamped using VersaMark and then I applied powdered chalks over the top.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used: Autumn Edges, Birthday Words, Essence of Nature and Harlequin Fragments.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and kind words left on my last post.  It is always great to have your company.

Thank you for looking and take care all.

Florence x

The Eccentric Edwardian – Card Making

Morning, Morning!

Phew! I feel exhausted now! lol!

Today I would like to share a card made using Chocolate Baroque Stamps and one of Lesley Wharton’s free backing papers which is available for download on CB’s Color Challenge Blog here.

I also made a journal book out of an old book using the same papers which can be seen HERE

FlorenceLangleyEccentric Edwardian 001AI stamped the Chess Board image and the decorative edge pattern onto the backing paper using Black Archival Ink and then trimmed the whole piece to size.

Just to lift the Chess Board image a little I added a few white lines using white craft paint and a small paint brush.

FlorenceLangleyEccentric Edwardian 004I made the little Gentleman embellishment by stamping the image onto a piece of white card stock, trimmed it to size and then aged the piece by applying Distress Inks around the edge.

I then cut out a fancy frame using a die and attached the stamped image to it using foam tabs.

I then made up the card as seen.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used: Eccentric Edwardian, The Art of Chess and Nature Fragments.

Thank you for looking.

Florence x

Halloween Cards using rubber stamps

Hi everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Today I would like to share some Halloween cards I made using the new Book of Spells rubber stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

FloLangleyHalloweenProjects024A1Details on how I made these cards can be seen Here.

FloLangleyHalloweenprojects 023Aand the finally

FloLangleyHalloweenProjects 2 002AThat’s all from me today.

Before I leave you I just want to mention that the current Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge can be found HERE.  There is still oodles of time to enter.

Thank you for looking.

Take care

Florence x

Floral choices – Greetings Cards

Hi everyone

Thank you to everyone for leaving lovely comments on my last post.

Today I would like to share two cards I made using the newly released Poppy Edge Stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

FlorenceLangleyFloralchoices003A3I knew I wanted greys and yellows for the second card.  I had the image in my mind and this is what it turned out like. Not exactly the same but I was pleased with it.


Full details on how I made both of these cards can be seen HERE.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps used:  Poppy Edges and Elegant Edges.

Thank you for looking

Happy Stamping

Florence x

Card Making using Free Digi Downloads Designed By Lesley Wharton

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share some cards made using digi background papers designed by Chocolate Baroque’s very own Lesley Wharton.

These are really gorgeous background papers which are available as a free downloads on the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge Blog.

FloLangleyLWBackingImages6I stamped my images onto the digital background paper using Brown Archival Ink and stenciled the leaf pattern around my image using Distress Inks.  I then just colored the images using Water Color pencils.  How simple was that!!  This is why I love these papers.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps used – Tranquility

FloLangleyLWBackingImages1A3I stamped my lady image out onto one piece of the background paper, colored her with Water Color pencils and cut her out.

I took another piece of the background paper and stamped the tree using VersaMark (watermark) and then applied some chalk using some cotton wool…just gently patting the chalk over the VersaMark.

I stamped the word Tranquility across the tree using Brown Archival Ink and attached the cut out lady to my card using foam tabs.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used – Serenity and Tranquility

The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

I adore this stamp.  This is one of my favourite (head/face) stamps of all time.

FloLangleyLWBackingImages10I printed off a piece of the background paper and added some additional color to the flower boarder using Water Color Pencils.

I stamped my images, the lady and the bees, using Archival Ink and colored them using Water Color Pencils.  I then edged the focal piece with Distress Inks.

I made up the card as seen using some pretty co-ordinating papers from my own stash.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps – Gothic Angels and Honey Bee

FloLangleyLWBackingImages13Another quick and easy card using the background papers.  Again, just stamping the image with Archival Ink and coloring it using Water Color pencils.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used – Honey Bee.

I really enjoyed making these cards.  It’s always fun to get lots of inks and paints out but some times there isn’t the time or it isn’t convenient to get all of the stash out.  I found these background papers a great alternative to be creative.  Thanks Lesley.

If you have never used digi backgrounds before this would be a perfect time to have a go. Try them out with your stencils, inks, stamps, and anything else you can lay your hands on.  Have fun!!!  Did I mention…they are free!!

Just a reminder, there is still plenty of time to join in this months color challenge.  Please click HERE for all of the details and to join in the fun.  Better still why not join the site so that you get regular updates of all the challenges.

Thank you for looking.

Always great to have your company.

Take care

Florence x

Halloween – The Witching Hour is Near.

Hi everyone

Thank you everyone for all of your kind words and lovely comments left on my last post.

Today I would like to share two Halloween themed cards.

FloLangleyHalloween Projects 2 019For both of these cards I used some colored inky backing paper I had previously made.

FloLangleyHalloweenprojects028The straw patterned backing paper on the card above is just a print out of a photo of a bale of straw I took this summer.

Full details on how I made these cards can be seen HERE.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used:  Book Of Spells and Halloween Edges.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping

Florence x