Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Chocolate Baroque GDT shares



Good morning, I am having another Guest Designer spot over at the Chocolate Baroque blog which is always fun as it's a perfect opportunity to get inky with some of their lovely stamps.

As those who know me are aware I am a big fan of Brosho’s and love any Nature inspired images so had a lovely play with these lovely image from the Chocolate Baroque Autumn Poppy set  and Words of Inspiration set, both of which have become firm favourites with me.

I started with a piece of Fabriano 600gsm cold press watercolour card, saturated it with water and sprinkled on Brusho’s Terracotta, Orange and Sea Green to the top half of the card, then twisted it around to get the colours to run down the card. Once dry I stamped the Physalis Franchetii (Chinese Lantern) image along with one of the sentiments from Words of Inspiration set.

The floral husks have been painted with the same colour Brushos and then covered with Glossy Accents. When completely dry the piece has been matted and layered with coordinating cardstock.


My second share uses one of the fairies from Chocolate Baroque June Fairy set as well as the crocus's and trailing vine from the same set.

I started with the reverse side of a piece of centura pearl, masked the sun and created the background with Pan Pastels and used a piece of ripped paper to create the sunrays with distress inks. Next I stamped all of the images with archival black and coloured the flowers in with Wink of Stella pens. I added some liquid pearls and glitter around the vines, matted and layered and added a bow down the side.

Many thanks for taking a peek today.

54 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards - the first one is my favourite, a lovely background and wonderful sentiment.
    Kath x

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  2. Both beautiful cards Brenda, I love these marbled backgrounds you are creating and I love Chinese Lanterns. As a child my Granda always took us over to his cousins, a keen gardener and it was there I saw Chinese Lanterns for the first time and was amazed to see them grow - so pretty! Your second card is also very sweet with your scenic background and silhouette fairy...you've been very busy! Jx

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  3. Wow these are lovely especially the top one. I have a little giveaway if you are interested

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  4. So pretty, my poor brusho's are a bit neglected at the moment

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  5. Congrats on your GDT. both the cards are very beautiful brenda. the background in the first card is awesome

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  6. beautiful cards this morning Brenda, love the Chinese lantern stamp and the lovely sentiment. love how you have created the Sun ray's on your second card both cards are just amazing..

    Hugs Babs x

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  7. Wonderful cards dear B. enjoying these immensely! and trying not to see how nice birshos are :D
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  8. Two absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda. I particularly like your Brusho background with those lovely Chinese lanterns. The sky and sun rays on the second looks stunning. Barbxx

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  9. Good morning Brenda
    Beautiful cards as always today. I love your brusho backgrounds and have been very tempted to give it a try. I can hear my hubby complaining already.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  10. Love the orange theme to your post today, beautiful stamping and inking on your backgrounds. These warm tones and the subject of nature gives me a feeling of anticipation of the Summer to come, I can't wait. It has started of being a glorious day so far and I have been for a long walk which was very uplifting. Hope you have a great day.
    Lorraine

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  11. Both cards are truly lovely, and I especially like the background to the first using the Brushos (must get some :))
    Janice

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  12. These are stunning Brenda, I shall pop over and see more x

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  13. OMG Brenda . . . I totally love both these cards. Makes me want to rush home and break out my Brushos! I always forget about glossy accents, and it makes such a difference.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  14. Zwei wunderschöne Karten, liebe Brenda.
    Ich wünsche dir noch einen sonnigen Tag.

    herzlichst Sophie

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  15. Both beautiful cards Brenda. Love the first with the super sentiment and the way you added the glossy accents to the image, and the wonderful fairy scene on the second xx

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  16. Two beauties Brenda - each lovely in their own way.
    Lynn x

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  17. Hello Brenda, I've just popped over from the CB DT blog after seeing your fabulous card, and I wanted to see the June Fairy creation, and it is gorgeous. I've had a stroll around your blog and what many beautiful projects you have. I love too your beautiful header, poppies are so wonderful.
    I've seen your lovely Labrador Icon often on othe Blogging Friends Blogs, I don't know I didn't investigate you before now, but here I am and your latest Followers, bou you have some amount, I got excited at reaching 100, Kate x

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  18. Oh fabulous, pretty and magical !
    Big hugs dear Brenda !
    The rain is here pfff ! But yesterday was a very nice sprink day !
    xxx

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  19. These are equally fabulous and, like Janice, the Chinese lanterns bring back childhood memories as my "Pop" used to grow these and my Sister and I were always fascinated especially when they got to the gossamer stage xx

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  20. Two absolute stunners Brenda and fabulous backgrounds on both.
    Lynda xxx

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  21. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    bin aus Berlin wieder zurück und habe ja so einiges bei dir verpasst.Du hast ja ganz zauberhafte Dinge gewerkelt,einfach wunderschön,hab noch einen schönen Tag und
    ganz liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  22. Two lovely cards Brenda, I adore the first the image is gorgeous as is your background work and the lovely sentiments.

    Pat xx

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  23. Bellissima la prima card con i Brushos e il favoloso sentiment, il glossy accents sui papaveri in boccio li fa risaltare tantissimo!
    Adoro la seconda card, la fata è dolcissima, il background con quei rami in alto è meraviglioso e mi piace tanto il tuo sole con i raggi!! Grazie per avere spiegato come lo hai realizzato!
    Spero che tu stia bene...!
    Abbracci

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  24. Your background work on these is so beautiful! I love the poppy stamp, reminds me of these fab dried pumpkins we get at a specialty store in the mountains. Hugs, Autumn

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  25. woooooooooow 2 great cards,
    mine is the 1st *lol
    I also fell in love with the brushos and experimenting with the colors
    LG hellerlittle

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  26. Two beautiful cards, love the backgrounds.

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  27. Stunning cards Brenda, love them both
    Lorraine x

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  28. Wow, both super, I just love the colour explosion on the first one, such a beautiful scene on the second. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  29. These are two wonderful stunners Brenda - beautiful use of colour and those fabulous stamps - gorgeous xx Thanks for your kind words about the triathalon too! Hugs rachel x

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  30. Your backgrounds are always so stunning and I love both your colour choices, great images too.

    Kath x

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  31. Stunning cards Brenda the background on your poppy card is amazing

    Anne

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  32. More beautiful cards Brenda, you create some gorgeous backgrounds. I wish I had the time and patience to even try to have a go at making an inky background.
    Hope you are keeping well.
    Sharon x

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  33. Brenda, how gorgeous and imaginative! Very pretty and wonderful details! Hope you are enjoying a great week. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, de

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  34. You do make magic with Brushos, Brenda! Gorgeous floral card & wonderful scene with the fairy! Congrats on being the GD!

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  35. Brilliantly designed cards Brenda, love the first one in particular and colour combo's chosen are fabulous.xx  {aNNie}

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  36. Love the background on the first one and that sentiment is amazing so true!!
    The secon one is so warm and love those dots, that tre like come alive!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  37. These are so beautiful Brenda! I love the Chinese Lanterns and the verse is just perfect and a beautiful font too. I have to admit you made me giggle. I am not the usual enabler lol! A public health warning lol!
    It's Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set and I've had this set for about a year and it just keeps giving and I haven't used all the stamps yet either - that flower is a firm favourite Karen xx

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  38. Two very spectacular makes Brenda and the first one really is amazing with a gorgeous background.

    Sorry for not being around much lately.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  39. I love your fairyscene! But the Brusho-card is my favorite; what a great effect! Hugs, Gerrina

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  40. Brenda I wish I had even a tenth of your talent. This is just gorgeous!

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  41. Wonderful, wonderful work with the brushos - and I really am liking the terracotta. (haven't used that one as yet). Not sure if the lovely blue is part of the terracotta mixture or part of the sea green crystals, but it's such a pop of color mixed in with the earthy tones. So very pretty! Love this image, and especially love the sentiment. Very uplifting. #2 is equally lovely with this beautiful scene you've created using the fairy silhouette. Some super imagery on both cards, and tremendous work with the color mediums. Congrats on your GD task as well. TFS & Hugs

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  42. I'm a fan of Brushos too... Love your first card it has the perfect balance of CAS and messy in one visual. xx

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  43. Your Brusho backgrounds are amazing! Love your painted lanterns too! And the fairy card is beautiful with the sun shining in the background!

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  44. Stunning cards. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about Skipper. I am so happy they have ruled out heart failure. Will keep you updated. Anesha x

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  45. Oh my Brenda these are so beautiful, I love them both especially the Autumn Poppy it looks like a watercolour painting, you use the most wonderful sentiments, the second card is pure magic two stunning creations
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  46. Wow Brenda! Two fabulous cards, your attention to detail is always perfect and such wonderful results. I do so love the Chinese Lanterns card - the Glossy Accents work wonderfully!

    I thought I'd commented already but doesn't look like I did. What I'd give for a 'Supermarket Sweep' run around your craft room :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  47. Two cards looking amazing. Great in colours and stamping! fantastic.
    Have a good weekend, Brenda
    Kind regards, Dora

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  48. Wow, gorgeous and gorgeous!! Gotta pull out my Brushos because you are inspiring me with that amazing background! hugs :)

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  49. stunning cards. So wonderfully creative.
    xxx

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  50. Great scene you have created on the second card Brenda. I love the the effect of the Brusho's on the first card….that sentiment is lovely too.

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  51. Two absolutely amazing cards Brenda, such a stunning background you created with the Brushos, and fun chinese lantern image. I haven't seen that flower in like forever and don't think I've ever seen it as a stamp before.
    Gorgeous inking on your second card too, such a beautiful scene!

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  52. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them both!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  53. That first card is especially stunning - wow! - but they're both fabulous.
    Alison x

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