Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 2

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week.   This is a scheduled post while I'm in the process of moving.   The move went smoothly but it's a lot of work as anyone who has moved knows.  It doesn't get easier as we get older.

We are very pleased with the fantastic response to Chocolate Baroque's new Colour Challenge.  I created this tag for Chocolate Baroque's Colour Challenge No 2 using the inspiration design colours (shown at the bottom of this post).    


I embossed the cogs from Steampunk Christmas with white.  I blended the following Distress Inks over the embossing to create the background:  Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.  I stamped two flowers from Punky Flowers with Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge at random.   I blended Dried Marigold and Chipped Sapphire on the butterfly from Steampunk Butterfly that was stamped with Cobalt Archival Ink, decoupaged and popped up over the background.  I also stamped the butterfly on the background so that the antennae didn't need to be cut out.  Art is from Artistic Expressions.  I used a white Gellyroll pen for highlighting and added Glossy Accents to the body which is hard to see in the photo).

Below is the gorgeous Colour Inspiration created by DT member Doreen:

 
If you have time we would love if you could join in the fun and for a chance to win £15 gift voucher at Chocolate Baroque.

All the details for the Challenge Blog can be found here.

I will continue to be on a blog break until the Fall while we get settled into our new home and create new gardens.   My craft room is still sitting full of boxes and needs work.  Thanks for your visit and have a great day.

Shirleyx

34 comments:

  1. Glad your move went well. It does take a while to get things sorted. Sending hugs to Archie and Sheena. Love your tag, great colours.

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  2. Lovely to see your card Shirley and hope all went well...super gorgeous card love seeing them my friend.xxx

    The Journey is the Start

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  3. Wahoo all moved in but as you say still a long road to go down.

    Fabby tag and what a gorgeous steampunky butterfly.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. Stunning background on this one ad a great tag altogether! Gingers crossed for the rest of the move, hope all will keep going well!

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  5. Stunning tag Shirley.

    Hope all is going well with the move

    Love Chrissie x

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  6. That is a breathtaking creation. Dear Shirley,
    I'm glad to hear your move went well. Yes I know what that mean, because of the advancement of my husband we must each time move. I can't remember how often!
    Bg hugs and take care,
    Anja

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  7. A gorgeous tag Shirley. Glad everything seem to be going well. We last moved 25 years ago, and we're hoping that we will not have to move in the future, just thinking about it is stressful.

    Sue xx

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  8. Wonderful masculine tag.Wonderful background. Thanks for showing Anneke.

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  9. A beautiful warm-coloured tag! Hope all still goes well! Hugs, Gerrina

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  10. What a gorgeous butterfly stamp Shirley...love the colours on it, against the bright background.

    greetings, Alie

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  11. This tag is so fantastic, Shirley. I love the background and the amazing butterfly.
    Mar x

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  12. That's a gorgeous tag, fabulous colors.

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  13. Your tag is brilliant with that fab butterfly stamp and your special touches dear Shirley!
    Take care of yourself...hope you are beginning to see the light at the end of the 'moving' tunnel ;-)
    oxo

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  14. This is a lovely tag Shirley and hope all is progressing well.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful idea to create the butterfly with the steampunk elements!
    Best wishes for you and your move!

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  16. I like how you have used the given colours in your own special way. That's a lovely shaded background.

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  17. This is a beautiful card Shirley! Love the colors and everything about this card!
    Gr, Linda

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  18. Wow,brilliant tag dear shirley,love the butterfly stamp.
    have a great sunny day :-)

    Greetings Jeannette

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  19. wow! what a great steampunk butterfly! LOL - great tag, and beautiful colors, but it is the technique and your out-of-the-ordinary butterfly which are so fetching LOL - great tag, Shirley. xo

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  20. Hi again Shirley, just want to say it's lovely to read you are settled a little it would be hard for you but things happen for a reason. Hubby and I moved 14 times in our 33 years of marriage due to work and just wanting to go smaller in homes. We always 'did' the house up as I do interior decorating and always sold for a profit, now we have what we always wanted, made renovations, and a smaller garden now gives us time to relax by the pool in summer and also in winter out in the alfresco where we can open up the roof and let the sun in....life has it's own way for us....you will be much happier I hope.. I am off to see my dad tomorrow and the home was in lock down due to influenza virus so we had not seen him for nearly two weeks. Two weeks ago he was on his 'death' bed power in prayer and love pulled him through so I am eager to spend as much time as I can with him....take care.xxThe Journey is the Start

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  21. A wonderful Steampunk-Tag, Shirley.

    Have a sunny weekend

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  22. Hope everything is going smoothly as it can Shirley! your work is always stunning lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  23. Wow Shirley - what fabulous inking (as always!) - love the steam-punk theme and your choice of colours.

    Hope you are settling in at your new home now. Moving house can be very stressful and emotional.
    Sending big {{{hugs}}} - Sylvia xxx

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  24. So pleased the move went well, it's an enormous change and darn hard work! Good for the brain though, you have to be organized! Fab interpretation of Doreen's colours, I love your tag! I hope you feel settled very soon! Hugs Gay xx

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  25. Coo, that's a beautiful tag Shirley! Love that warm sunny colour. xxx

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  26. Your steampunk butterfly tag looks gorgeous, Shirley!
    Hope all is going well with the move!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  27. Beautiful creations, love the steampunk tag! I hope you are doing well! Groetjes Karin x

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  28. Stunning tag Shirley! Love the colors and the funky butterfly. Your background is gorgeous as always!
    Ellen
    xx

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  29. Very nice your Tag. I like your combination of colours and the amazing stemapunk butterfly.
    Have a very nice autumn dear Shirley.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  30. A fabulous tag Shirley! So glad to hear your move went well!
    I am o.k. too...
    Thank you for visiting me at my spot earlier!
    Happy to see you back!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  31. Hi Shirley, Lovely to hear from you, and pop over to catch up. Gosh, you've been so busy. It is extremely hard work to pack up & move, even when you think you've gotten rid of loads of stuff. Then to unpack and try to find it all again, decide on new organization. Your tag is so pretty with the fall background color, and how clever to combine those sprockets & gears with that magnificent butterfly. This is so beautiful. Good luck in your new adventure, and hope you'll keep in touch occasionally as time permits. Big hugs & TFS

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  32. Wow what a stunning tag dear Shirley, great colours and design!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  33. Fantastic tag. Never thought I would like a steampunk butterfly but this one is great. the colors are perfect for this creation. Nice. - Jim

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