venerdì 16 giugno 2017

Desk Decoration

Here you will find today a creative way to hold your papers for your desk.

Step by Step
1.  Stamp the large butterfly of Patchwork Butterfly Rubber Sheet A4 with Versamark and heat emboss
     with WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Sparkle
2.  Colour the butterfly with a brush using Distress Ink Pad Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and
     Squeezed Lemonade
3. Glaze the butterfly putting Versamark directly all over the surface with the pad and heat emboss with
    WOW Embossing Powder Clear Gloss
4.  Paint with a piece of Cut'nDry Foam a large peg with Dylusions Acrylic Paint - Post Box and let
5.  Using the same paint, fill some of the white spaces of the butterfly wings
6.  Cut around the shape of the butterfly
7.  Choose a swirl of Patchwork Butterfly Rubber Sheet A4 as a tail of the butterfly to stamp directly
     on the large peg with Versamark and heat emboss with WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Gold 
8.  Put the butterfly on the large peg and glue it with Inessentials Glue n Seal 

Now the large peg looks perfect and brings a spring atmosphere to your working desk.

mercoledì 14 giugno 2017

Spring Tag

Hello ladies, I want to share with you my Spring Tag with the colours of the last Challenge for Chocolate Baroque.


venerdì 9 giugno 2017


Some  Grisailles studies with Gouache


domenica 4 giugno 2017

Butterfly Tag

Hello Ladies, soon it will be time to look at the colourful dancers of the meadows.
Many of you watched Lesley's show on Hochanda and here I want to show you a Tag with Butterflies.

Step by Step
1.  Blend a Manila Tag with Distress Ink Pad, using the following colours: blue, green, dark brown
     and yellow
2.  Cover randomly part of the tag with Dina Wakley Media white Gesso  and let it dry
3.  Remove the layers of an already stamped tissue paper and glue only one layer with Inkssentials
     Glue n Seal matte- be careful: don't break the thin tissue paper
4.  Stamp on a white tissue paper a little butterfly from the Just Butterflies stamp set with Versafine Onyx 
     Black  and glue the butterfly on the tag as you did previously
5.  Colour lightly the tag with Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen
6.  From an A4 white cardstock prepare a decoupage Butterfly  stamped with Versafine Onyx 
     Black  and colour it with Distress Ink Pad using matching colours to your background.
7.  Dye a piece of Rayon Seam Binding Ribbon as an embellishment for your tag.

Take a flight with the beautiful Chocolate Baroque Butterflies and see you soon with another project.

venerdì 26 maggio 2017

Fairy Tales Bookmarks

Everyone likes fairy tales, the children who listen to them and moms who read them. So I thought, that a nice bookmark would be very useful and a good friend between the pages of the "Goodnight Fairy Tales" book.
For this collection I used the the following products you can find on the Chocolate Baroque website:

1.   A4 White Cardstock 250 gsm to cut into a bookmark size 5cm x 13.5 cm
2.   Distress Paints for the background and Distress Ink Pads for colouring
3.   Versafine Inkpad Onyx Black
4.   March Fairy rubber stamp set, Fantasy Castles rubber stamp set
5.   Stickles - Crystal
6.   Rayon Seam Binding 14 mm coloured with Distress Ink
7.  A light coat of Dina Wakley Media Gesso White at the end, on top of the left bookmark with the
     castle to obtain a foggy atmosphere

Have always fun in reading  Fairy Tales, and thank you for reading my post today.

sabato 13 maggio 2017

Journaling Tag

Journaling is very popular and I think you know already how to do it.
Well in this Giant Nr. 12 Manila Tag I mixed blending, stamping, colouring and doodling, using the following items:

Distress Ink Pad  ( instead of Dylusions Ink Spray) for the background
Dylusions Stencil 5" x 8" Dotted Flowers
March Fairy Rubber Stamp Sheet
May Fairy Rubber Stamp Sheet
Fantasy Castles Rubber Stamp Sheet
Floral Notes  ( for the sentiment)
Versafine Inkpad Satin Red
Versafine Inkpad Onyx Black
Stickles - Star Dust
White and Black Fineliner

I hope you liked the project I have proposed this week and have fun in creating your Tag.

venerdì 5 maggio 2017

Decoration for a children room

Hello everyone,  are you enjoying the stamps of the month? 
The collections of Chocolate Baroque stamps: Spring Fairy Collection, Fantasy Castles and Magical Landscapes are really beautiful and  you can use them in several ways.
Therefore, tales, castles and fairies made me think about making a decoration for a child's room.

Step by Step :
1.  Take a round metal lid  and cover it with gesso
2.  Colour the dry gesso with Distress Ink Pad - Antique linen
3.  Blend randomly through a stencil,  Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Broken China and Distress 
     Ink Pad - Worn Lipstick
4.  Stamp with Distress Ink Pad Vintage Photo the chosen castles from Fantasy Castles Rubber 
     stamp sheet A5
5.  Blend some details of the stamp with Watercolor Brush - Detailer Tip
6.  Colour the domes with Distress Ink Pad Fired Brick and the bushes with Distress Ink Pad - Peeled 

7.  Stamp the flower of May Fairy Rubber Stamp sheet - DL with Distress Ink Pad Fired Brick and
     Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Broken China
8.  On a sheet of A4 White Cardstock 250 stamp  the fairy of May Fairy Rubber Stamp sheet - DL  with
     Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Broken China and cut it as decoupage
9.  Glue with Inessentials Glue n Seal matte the blue Fairy between the castles and add the twine all
     around the border of the lid
10. Add some dots of Stickles - Crystal on the wings of the fairy, on the flower stamens and on the
      windows of the castle.

I hope you liked my first project  for May.

sabato 22 aprile 2017

Wrapped Card

Here an other Russian Theme project with the beautiful new stamps of Chocolate Baroque :
Russian Exquisite Egg   -   Katya     -    Babushka   -    Words to Dazzle and Sparkle

The stamps on A4 White Cardstock are coloured with Distress Ink Pad.



venerdì 21 aprile 2017

ATC Russian Collection

I thought that the best way to enhance these beautiful Russian Theme Stamps, is to run a collection of ATC.
Here the recipe :
2.  Prepare the backgrounds with Brusho Crystal Colours 
3.  Use Versafine in different colors for stamping your chosen images
4.  The Russian stamps I used for this projects are the following
 5.  Colour your stamped images with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils
 6.  Highlight some details of the ATC with Stickles spots

I hope you will love the Russian Stamps too and thanks for passing by 

sabato 8 aprile 2017

Katya for a Birthday

We all love the popular new Russian Theme stamps and I want to show you how I used the elegant Katya rubber stamp.

Step by Step:

1. Blend a white cardstock with Distress Ink Pads  Festive Berries and Salty Ocean
2. Use both colours, randomly stamp the new stamp Large Crackle Background
3. Stamp Katya with Versamark on a white cardstock and emboss it with Wow Embossing Powder   
4. Blend Katya with Distress Ink Pads  Festive Berries and Salty Ocean and cut around the edges
5. Glue Katya on the background with Collage Glue Stick
6. Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black the new stamp Silhouette Palaces
7. Stamp Happy Birthday from the set  Words to Dazzle & Sparkle with Distress Ink Pad  Festive  
8. Assemble the background and the sentiment on a black card base


I hope you will love Katya too and thank you for passing by .

lunedì 27 marzo 2017

Glorious Spring

The last project for this month has a little cute bunny who is ready to jump on an Easter card too.

Step by Step :

1.  Blend a white cardstock with Pan Pastel colours
2.  Stamp with Versafine Imperial Purple some stamps of Spring Foliage in first and second
3.  Stamp with Versafine Black Onyx the little Bunny and Glorious Spring Rubber Stamp Sheet A5,
     as shadow of the decoupage one and the sentiment, directly on the card.
4.  Stamp with Versafine Black Onyx the little Bunny again and cut around the edges
5.  Glue the second bunny in front of the "shadow" one
6.  Assemble the card, lighten some folige with Stickles Star Dust and glue a paper flower as an embellishment.


I hope you liked my monthly projects and you could have some new and different inspirations from my projects. 

domenica 19 marzo 2017

No Matter.....

Here is my second Spring card with Pan Pastel for you and this time I tried a rough cardstock. As you can see, Pan Pastel on this kind of paper gives an interesting texture as a background.

Step by Step :

1.  Blend several Pan Pastel colours  on the cardstock
2.  Put white Dina Wakley Media Gesso  through the stencil and let it dry completely
3. Stamp with Versafine Black  Onyx the Bunny from the Bunny Set of Glorious Spring Rubber Stamp
    Sheet A5, as well as the sentiment, on a previously coloured cardstock
4. Glue the sentiment on the cardstock and assemble the card

Thank you for passing by

sabato 4 marzo 2017


The themes the Design Team have been given for March are "Spring and Pan Pastel" and I hope to inspire you with my three posts during this month. What is the best way to start?
Daffodils are my most loved flowers for several reasons during these months, and therefore I used them for my first project.

Step by Step
1.   Background mat :  blend on your white cardstock several Pan Pastel colour, stamp with
      Versafine randomly a foliage of the set "Spring Foliage Rubber Stamp Sheet A5"  and a sentiment
       of Glorius Spring Rubber Stamp Sheet A5
2.    Mat : Stamp three daffodils with Versamark Stamp Pad on a white cardstock 
3.    Blend Pan Pastel yellow tones on one side of the cardstock and a yellow violet tone on the other
4.     Decoupage Daffodil : Stamp a daffodil with Versamark on another cardstock. colour it  with    
        Pan Pastel and cut around the edges
5.     Stamp with Versafine only "Spring " on a left over piece of one of your mats
6.     Glue the mats, the daffodils and the sentiment and assemble the card.

See you soon with another card

lunedì 20 febbraio 2017

Never Stop

I had fun in playing with my thoughts for this card.

Step by Step
1.  On your white card blend very lightly in different areas  Distress Inkpad  Cracked Pistachio and
     Fozzil Amber
2.  Position your stencil on the card and apply with varying pressure Distress Inkpad  Lucky Clover
3.  Move the same stencil slightly and apply Distress Inkpad Fossilized Amber
4.  Stamp some grasses from Silhouette Grasses with Versamark Inkpad Onyx Black directly on the
5.  Stamp on white cardstock the sentiment of Words to Dazzle & Sparkle, blend the edges with
     Distress Inkpad  Lucky Clover and attach it with sticky foam on the card.

The stamps of Silhouette Grasses are so stylish and versatile,  I think you have to try them.

martedì 7 febbraio 2017

Altered cover

Have you ever thought of giving someone a pack of envelopes with cards as a little gift?  Well, I bought a pack at the stationery shop and decided immediately to alter the cover because the white colour seemed too obvious and boring.

Step by Step :

1. Cut a piece of white cardstock just a little smaller than the cover of your pack of envelopes
2. Apply randomly Dina Wakley Media White Gesso and let dry
3. Blend all over the surface Distress Inkpad Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Fossilized Amber and
    Evergreen Bough
4. Stamp a grass from Silhouette Grasses with Distress Paint - Tarnished Brass and apply the paint
    also on the edges
5. "Just for you" from Words to Dazzle & Sparkle set, is stamped  as sentiment with Versafine Inkpad 
     Onyx Black  on a white cardstock  and blended with Distress Inkpad  Old Paper and stuck on the
6.  Blend all the outside and the inside the the same green colors of point 3.
7.  Glue the mat on the front of the pack .... et voilà...  the little gift changes its appearance.

I hope you liked this idea of alteration.