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Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog: Challenge Twenty Three

Challenge Twenty Three

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new challenge on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. Thank you for your support throughout the month, we really appreciate your visits to the blog, and your wonderful comments, which we always enjoy reading. We will be announcing the winner of Challenge Twenty Two next week, so if you entered the challenge last month, please be sure to check the announcement to see if you are the winner of our prize. As a reminder to those of you who have visited our…

beautiful technique  Tissue paper, using sponges & post-it note paper

Tons of Freebies, 2012 Winter CHA links and more!

Another week has almost flown by, where does the time go? I have been busy making cards but no video this week, will work on the video's fo...

Simplicity: White Embossing Inspired by Susan Rodgers
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White Embossing Inspired by Susan Rodgers

In flipping through Take Ten, I noticed a card by Susan Rodgers on page 7 that has a large flower outline image embossed in white and colored beautifully...each petal is a different shade of pink. Y'all know how much I color, but Susan's card inspired me to give it a go. As I sifted through all my wet media coloring supplies, I noticed the Twinkling H2Os, which have been much neglected. They looked so sparkly and colorful I just had to pull them out to play. Then, I went to my stamps and…

Simplicity: Shimmery Background and a Question for You
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Shimmery Background and a Question for You

One of the easiest ways to use Twinkling H2Os is to create a simple wash background. Using two shades of purple (lavender and grape), I made this shimmery backdrop for a lovely Penny Black stamp. Check out the shimmer in this close-up. Awesomely pretty. To make this wash, I loaded a wash brush (flat ferule with squared-off bristles) with the lighter lavender shade and painted the entire scrap of card stock. Then, I loaded the brush with the grape shade and started from the bottom to work it…

NJ Stamping Queen: Happy St. Patty's Day Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #203
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Happy St. Patty's Day Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #203

It's Monday and time for a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! We hope you will find the time to enter the challenge this week. This card came to me pretty easily using the "unlock" edit button in Design Space to elongate the shamrock wreath into an oval shape. Here is the Design Space cut file if you would like to reproduce this card. The gold embossed sentiment is a very old Close to My Heart wood stamp. The cricut cut Flower Market shamrock wreath was cut from White Daisy…

Simplicity: White Embossing Inspired by Susan Rodgers
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White Embossing Inspired by Susan Rodgers

In flipping through Take Ten, I noticed a card by Susan Rodgers on page 7 that has a large flower outline image embossed in white and colored beautifully...each petal is a different shade of pink. Y'all know how much I color, but Susan's card inspired me to give it a go. As I sifted through all my wet media coloring supplies, I noticed the Twinkling H2Os, which have been much neglected. They looked so sparkly and colorful I just had to pull them out to play. Then, I went to my stamps and…

Yours Truly: Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop

Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Quietfire's Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop! I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far. Aren't the new dies amazing? I love it that I can now take Suzanne's beautiful lettering to a literally whole new level! :) I started off with a watercolor panel made with the Twinkling H2O's Thankful set. I think I'm in love with just how vibrant and shimmery this watercolor is. I then die-cut the Thanks die twice - once on white cardstock and again on black fun foam. Yes - it cuts through…

NJ Stamping Queen: Watercolored Daisies
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Watercolored Daisies

Here's a Birthday Daisy Card created with a Darice Embossing Folder and some Twinkling H2O watercolor paints. I just love how shimmery and sparkly these flowers are! The embossed panel was trimmed to 4.0" x 5.25". The edges of the card base were painted with Indian Copper Ink to coordinate with the flower centers. Here is the Addicted to Stamps and More Photo Inspiration that influenced my choice of flower and paint colors: I'm entering this card into the following challenges: All Sorts…

NJ Stamping Queen: Twinkling H2O Painted Sympathy Card for Freshly Made Sketch #271

Twinkling H2O Painted Sympathy Card for Freshly Made Sketch #271

This week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches really appealed to me so I used it to make a sympathy card. I had treated myself to some Twinkling H2O watercolor pots at the holidays and had a chance to play with them in making this card. The shimmer of these paints is so much fun! Here is a closeup so you can see the shimmer of the paints: Close to My Heart products used: White Daisy CS Pansy CS Sincere Expressions stamp (retired) Treasure Life stamp (retired) Memento Black Ink Other…

After Hours Stamper: Tons of Freebies, 2012 Winter CHA links and more!
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Tons of Freebies, 2012 Winter CHA links and more!

Another week has almost flown by, where does the time go? I have been busy making cards but no video this week, will work on the video's fo...

Simplicity: More White Embossing and Twinkling H2Os...Because One Card Is Never Enough But Maybe It Should Be
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More White Embossing and Twinkling H2Os...Because One Card Is Never Enough But Maybe It Should Be

And here it is, using the same stamp set as yesterday's card, just a different stamp. I used three different shades of Twinkling H2Os. Go, me! Looking at it on my computer screen, however, I realize that the red and mustard leaves to the left of the sentiment are awkwardly placed. Oh, and the two leaves at the bottom are perfectly aligned...and should not be. And the top leaf is at the same angle as the two leaves on the right. I had not noticed all this before. Urgh. I used to be happy with…

Simplicity: Have a Sparkly, Splashy Christmas!
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Have a Sparkly, Splashy Christmas!

So after I embossed in white and painted using the Twinkling H2Os, I wondered what else I could do with them. Turns out that sponging ink onto stamps can be a bit tricky, but I finally got pretty good results which became this sparkly, splashy, and extremely non-traditional Christmas card: Here's how I did it. 1. Wet the paint pot pretty well with a large brush and lots of water. Swirl the brush around to loosen the pigment as much as possible. The green and red I used are very dark colors…