It's time for our new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'In an English Country Garden' and 'All things Feminine'. I am also posting over at the Chocolate Baroque blog today and you can see my shares further down making this a bit of a lengthy post so a cuppa or glass of something might be in order.
My top card used one of my favourite Penny Black images called Venetian Summer although on this occasion my elegant lady is on a trip to Paris. After stencilling the Parisian background I created a frame using some really old dies and repeat stamped PB Summer Dream around the top inking the stamp with Distress Markers. I stamped and coloured the lady, cut her out and placed her in the foreground.
The card above used Chocolate Baroque stamps from the Honey Bee set which is one of our prizes at Stamping Sensations this month, I did a bit of masking to add the Digitalis which I stamped with Versafine Clair, stamped the words Summer also a CB stamp and cut out a couple of stamped and coloured Bumble Bees.
This lovely bloom is another new release from PB, I adore all the Brushstroke stamps as they are so easy to use especially with a stamp platform as you can build up the colour, I have listed all products over at the PB&M challenge blog.
I know it's rather indulgent of me buying rather more than I dare to admit last month and have just taken delivery of another order from the most recent release, but in my defence when I was so ill in the Autumn and Winter I lost all interest in craft and didn't buy any new stamps or crafty goodies, so am making up for it now.........what a lame excuse!!
The above piece is the New Home card I made for our eldest Granddaughter and boyfriend (the wedding is planned for May next year so exciting planning going on) who recently bought their first house. All stamps are Chocolate Baroque and some from the other stamp set which forms part of this month's SS prize. As an avid Liverpool supporter I was mortified when she told me the name of the road she was moving to was Everton Road and if you look closely I couldn't resist putting beneath the name plate 'aka Anfield Road', she took it all in good humour.
And now for my Chocolate Baroque creations from our show on Hochanda TV last month, details of all stamps and techniques used can be fond on the blog here.