I'm a very excited lady to tell you about my wonderful new opportunity. I've been invited by Glenda the owner of Chocolate Baroque Stamps in the UK to join their Design Team! I was thrilled to say 'yes' as I've been 'in love' with their beautiful & elegant designs for a long time. I'm very impressed with the great quality, value and service on orders to Canada. I'm truly honored to join the team of talented ladies who have given me so much inspiration. Here is a link to the Design Team Blog.
Chocolate Baroque's December Stamp Set of the Month is Steampunk Butterfly and this is my first design using them. It's a beautiful set, the stamps have been so much fun to 'play' with. The Stamp Set of the Month is a newly launched design at a special introductory price.
To create the background I started with Turquoise Dylusions Ink (sprayed with water, then ink & blotted off with paper towel). Next I used CraftersWorkshop Mini Gear stencil with Tea Dye Distress Ink (with the Ranger blending tool). I stamped the beautiful window/wheel fragment with Salty Ocean and then Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I used a distress tool on the edges of the background.
I embossed the Deco Corners & Steampunk Butterfly with a metallic embossing power (combo of silver, gold & bronze) and painted with my Tombow markers. I use water colour paper so I can blend with a brush & water. And for the finishing touch I added some little cogs & a key that were hanging out in my stash. I also raided my husband's garage for some copper wire to use for the antennae.
Imagine is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Impression Set which I stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I use this set a lot, it's very versatile for cards, art journaling and photo lay-outs.
Here is a close up of the card:
And here is a look at the Steampunk Butterfly set. This is an A5 (half sheet) set. It's an unmounted rubber stamp set, but it's easy to attach to a sheet of EZMount and cut them out to receive great value.
My new team mates have created awesome designs with these stamps so if you have a chance to visit the Design Team Blog, you'll see new creations posted almost every day. I'll also be back with more soon !
Well that's my excitement for today, have a great one !