It's the first Sunday of the month so time for our new challenges at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations and also River of Creativity. Our themes for this month are 'Beautiful Blooms', 'For a Lady' and 'No Mushy Stuff'.
Chocolate Baroque are back on The Craft Store this Friday at 9am and 1pm so I have been mega busy the last week or so creating samples, there are some old favourites in the show as well as three absolutely stunning new stamp sets. One in particular I could have continued creating with had there not been the need to get them off in the post, I'll say no more and leave it to your imagination what it might contain!
Above I have used the lovely Geranium form Flora and Fauna which will be included in the show, there are some beautiful images on the set and I have absolutely no idea why it wasn't in my stash long ago. I used Oxide Spray Rustic Wildreness to colour some CB Black and White Papers, the brown to the left was accidentally picked up from the dampness on bottom of my 'spray box'.....aka an old Amazon box, but I quite liked the contrast. After stamping the image with Versafine black I coloured with Distress Markers, stamped a Butterfly onto two circle offcuts coloured with Oxide and placed on the side to balance the colour.
A little note about River of Creativity, it's a new challenge aimed at all types of crafting, the creations from my teamies are diverse and display perfectly the aim of the challenge which is not just cardmaking. There is a focus on highlighting individual entries throughout the month, so if you've not heard of us yet, please do pop over to the challenge blog and check it out.
This months theme is 'No Hearts or Mushy Stuff' and this is my take using stamps from Stamp Addicts and a bit if paper folding to create the fans which I stamped with an Oriental stamp and Versafine Clair.
I used Crafty Individuals Fly and Be Free for my Stamping Sensations piece, stamped onto an Oxide background and placed into a frame, I buy packs of five from Amazon, they are really sturdy and perfect for painting with acrylics and adding crackle glaze. I stamped the Butterfly twice more onto vellum, coloured the back and decoupaged.
My second CB piece uses the beautiful and always popular Crackling Rose and Artistic Affirmations. An Oxide background, Kitsch Flamingo and Twisted Citron, the Rose coloured in with Distress Markers and some which pen flicked about.
I really hope you will join us this month, myself and teamies always look forward to seeing everyones takes on the themes.
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