Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts, our host this week is Lynn who would like to see 'Lace real of faux' with an A/G option. Our prize this week come from Chocolate Baroque and as it happens I also have a post over at the Chocolate Baroque Blog today, below is one of my samples from there, also a card for the current Butterfly Challenge.
My card is a Hochanda sample for tomorrows TV shows at 10am and 2pm, there will be different stamps available in each show, some old favourites and new goodies. The one I have used here is Floral Perfumery, stamped onto a Gelli Plate background, the Roses stamped a second time onto an offcut, masked with torn post-it notes and inked with Crackling Campfire and Twisted Citron, cut out and paper pieced.
A few worker stamps stamped randomly to carry the colour of the Roses and a CB sentiment stamped onto black card and heat embossed with detail white EP. I cut the sentiment into two strips and layered over some cotton lace.
The Butterfly Challenge has arrived at the letter F and the elements are: Fabric, Flag Fold, French Pink, Forest Green, Flaxen and of course a Butterfly. After scoring the inner section with the folds I added Oxides as close as I could find to the three colours. Using rather a lot of Lavinia stamps I built up a scene, I guess I might have gone a bit OTT but I had a fun hour or two. The 'flags' come in the form of a Butterfly and Fairy which I stamped onto some fine Aida fabric and cut out, I'm not sure these shapes fit the 'flag' brief and you will have to take my work for it they are fabric. There's a closer photo below to try and show how the Butterfly and Fairy are over the edge but I'm not sure it's any more apparent.
These lovely Italian stamps are on one of tomorrows Chocolate Baroque Hochanda shows, I've had these sets for years going way back to Elusive Images/Gaphicus days, but still firm favourites. Most years we go to Italy, sadly not this year so this card using several of the images from the two sets is my take on CDSA Santa Maria, the road where my friend Lucian lives. We have been friends since I was three, although she was raised in the UK she still married an Italian boy and when their children were in their teens they returned to the family town of Compabasso, but Pino her eldest son married an English girl and still lives in the UK.
She lives in a beautiful three story villa with gardens running down in terraces where she grows vegetables which she bottles in true Italian style and her cellar has shelves decked with them......as well as Grappa which hubby Toni distills down there........my hubby could tell you a story or two about nights testing the variants he makes.
Have a good weekend all, not that in the UK we can do much even if we wanted to. Hubby and I have still not ventured further than the chemist and won't even be doing that for the next couple of weeks as youngest son is having knee surgery the week after next and we have been told we need to self isolate as a family prior to his op. He's having it at the Cambridge Nuffield Spire (on the NHS) so we are hopeful it will all go ahead as planned as Cambridgeshire as a whole is fairly low on the COVID scale.