The Chocolate Baroque Online Community now has quite a number of groups, each dedicated to different aspects of crafting (from ATCs to Zentangle) using Chocolate Baroque products or items available through the Chocolate Baroque online shop. Some of the groups are swap groups, others focus upon encouraging one another with ideas through uploading photos of completed projects. This year we have a Christmas Group in the latter category: a theme is set each month spurring us on to making one or more Christmas cards per month in order to avoid the mad scramble in December.
We have a new format of "Quintiles" for a monthly swap where we submit two 5 inch square pieces of artwork created along a given theme. The two Quintiles can be exactly the same, varied slightly (different colours, embellishments etc........) or completely different. I thought I'd like to explore how different colour combination can alter the appearance of the same basic design each month, so that's what I'm starting out with. The January theme is Winter Wonderland.
fronts & backs
close-ups of wet embossed vellum pattern fragments
embellished with brads & gems
close-ups showing dimensional shaping &
interwoven layering of flowers
close-ups showing corner details & sequin embellishments
The flowers were stamped 6 times for each tile, coloured using Copic Markers & cut out. The petals were shaped around a pencil prior to layering the flowers in pairs whilst interleaving & offsetting the petals. Each flower centre was made from a punched floral shape topped with a piece of card candi.
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA4SPO398 Pears & Baubles (pattern fragment) & UA4SP0362 Steampunk Christmas (flowers).
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (flowers), Emboss Tinted Stamp Pad with Stewart Gill Metallic Silver/Metallic Gold Embossing Powders (pattern fragment), Black Soot Distress Ink (inking some cardstock edges).
Pencils/Markers etc... Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker.
Cardstock Black & white plus assorted silvers/golds in various finishes from stash.
Paper White parchment from stash.
Die Cuttlebug Vintage Corners
Punches Woodware (scalloped square, flower)
The card candi is Craftwork Cards; the brads & sequin stars are from stash.