Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping warm !
I have a couple of cards today that feature one of the new Baroque Hearts, newly released clear stamps by Chocolate Baroque. All four designs are gorgeous and it's hard to pick a favourite.
When I first saw the Rococo Baroque Heart my mind went immediately to a Romantic Victorian style but I wasn't sure what the name meant. So I 'googled' to learn that Rococo was an 18th-century artistic movement and style which was ornate and made strong use of cream & pastel colours, asymmetrical designs, curves and gold. The talented designer at Chocolate Baroque used lots of ornate detail, I love it.
I posted this first card earlier this month at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog & including it here today along with a 2nd design using the same stamp.
The background behind the Rococo Heart was created with Salty Ocean &
Picked Raspberry DI & water (using the Acrylic Block Technique). I added a pattern using the TCW mini Harlequin Stencil with
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I embossed the heart with black, coloured with my Tombows, & cut-out to attach.
Love is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set. The rolled rose dies are by Die-namics and the leaves by Crealies - #CLCS11. For the flowers, I used white cardstock and Picked Raspberry & Salty Ocean DI to colour & added texture with a flower fragment from CB's Texture Fragments set (a technique inspired by Miranda). The lacy Rectangle Die behind the blue background is Spellbinders S5-090.
And here is a 2nd card using the Rococo Baroque Heart
The background for this card was created using water colours (wet on wet) (see my post here for background tutorial). After it was dry I used TCW Mini Chicken Wire stencil with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. I over-stamped a flower from Chocolate Baroque's Fantasy Meadow set with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. The Heart was embossed with gold and coloured with my Tombow Markers. You are a true friend is from the beautiful Pretty Poppies set.
Thanks for your visits & kind comments they are appreciated.
Have a great day, Shirley