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.

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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

Christmas Cards – Santa’s new line in fashion

Hi everyone

This is a follow on from yesterday post.

I just wanted to share the last of the Christmas Cards made using Chocolate Baroque Christmas Stamps.

FlorenceLangleySantaCBFF005aI love this Santa.

FlolangleyCBFF003For this card all I have done is stamped the corner snowflakes and Ho, Ho, Ho,  onto a piece of backing card using Archival Ink.

I then stamped Santa onto some coated card stock, colored him using felt pens and fussy cut around him.

I made up the card as seen using some dotty card as my base card and attached Santa with some foam tabs to make him 3D.

The following cards are samples I made for the CB DT Blog.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC098I used some pre-made backing card and just stamped the text and the snow flakes onto the backing piece.  I made a little tag and attached it with foam tabs.

FloLangleyCBSeptCCFF007I made these cards up as seen and in exactly the same way but just altered the shape of the base card and added some score lines on the second card.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC130For the last card I used a copy of a piece of my own backing card and a piece of music paper.

I stamped the bells onto white coated card stock and colored them in with felt pens just taking a little ink off to give some highlights.

I fussy cut around the bells and made up the card as seen adding foam tabs behind the bells.

That’s all from me today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Florence xx

Madonna and Child Christmas Cards

Hi everyone

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and kind words on my last post.

This is the first of two quick posts this weekend as I wanted to share some cards made with the Chocolate Baroque Christmas stamps.

For both of these cards I have used the Madonna and Child stamp from the “A Child is Born” set.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC092AThis card was really easy to make.

I printed out a piece of music paper and then just stamped my image onto that using a dark brown Archival ink.

I colored the image using water color pencils.  Just applying color where I wanted it and then using a damp paint brush I blended the colors.

I then made up the card as seen using some petty papers from my stash and adding a couple of wooden embellishment and some plasters tape.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC-81AFor my second card I used a pre-made backing paper.  The original is one that I made with a Gelli Plate.

For my main focal piece I used a piece of card that I had soaked up some stray ink onto.  I lightened areas by *dribbling on some liquid Vanish.  Y’know the stuff that you use for the laundry.

I made up the card as seen just adding a little bit of ribbon and some blue gems.

* Just to share.  When empty and clean, the bottles that contain the liquid used in the new electronic cigarettes are brilliant for crafting.  They have a long thin nozzle on them and work great for the bleaching purposes above or for applying glue.

That’s all from me for today.

I will be back tomorrow with the last of the Christmas cards.

Thank you for looking.

Have a great weekend.

Florence x

Christmas CAS Cards

Hi everyone

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

I have been sorting the house out all week.  I think it looks worse now then when I started!!  How can two people (and 8 chickens)  accumulate so much junk!!

Anyway, today I would like to share some CAS cards, one of which I would like to enter into the Addicted to Stamp and More CAS Challenge.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC159This Christmas tree, in my humble opinion, does lend it self to CAS style cards.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC156ADouble trouble

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC155AStamps used: Chocolate Baroque – Holly Bells (A5)

That’s all from me today.

Thank you for looking.

Florence x

Santas Road Trip – Christmas Card

Hi everyone

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments left on my last post.

Today I would like to share a card that I would like to enter into the Addicted to Stamps “Holiday” challenge.

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My card was inspired by an art piece “Santa at the Map (1939) by Norman Rockwell.  The idea of Santa mapping out his route seems to appeal to my simple mind.  Mind you Santa has sat-nav now doesn’t he girls??

I stamped my Santa (from Chocolate Baroque) onto white card, colored him in and then fussy cut him out.  I then made up the card as seen using some pretty papers and a page out of an old atlas.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping.

Florence x