Sunday, 10 July 2016

Chocolate Baroque Challenge June 2016

·         Stamps:- Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Dress
·         Inkpads:- StazOn Royal Purple, Pumpkin; Distress Black Soot, Wilted Violet
·         Canvas:- 5ins x 7ins
·         Bursts:- Yellow, Lemon, Orange, Violet, Purple
·         Polychromos
·         Charcoal Pencils
·         Acetate
·         Mod Podge matte
To make:- 
Spritz the canvas lightly with water then gently tap on lemon, yellow, violet, orange and purple Bursts. Spritz again then after a minute or so, mop with kitchen roll. Accentuate the background with Distress ink followed by a light charcoal pencil. Lighten areas by patting with damp kitchen roll. Create a moon by applying a damp mini blender sponge to desired area then mopping with kitchen roll; repeat until you get the required effect. On good quality paper, stamp the Butterfly Dress twice using Royal Purple and colour the images with Polychromos. Re-ink the stamp and stamp again onto acetate twice and set aside to dry. Clean stamp then apply Pumpkin ink and stamp again onto acetate sheet.
To assemble:-
Cut out one coloured image and add to canvas using Mod Podge matte. Cut out the acetate image leaving a small outside margin and glue over coloured image to give a 3D illusion. (I used glue dots which I then covered with a stamped flower image.) Cut out a variety of flowers and butterflies from the second image and attach over acetate using mini glue dots.(The acetate adds an outline intensity to the stamped image and suggests a3D effect.) Cut out butterflies from acetate and adhere to suit. Mat and layer onto complementary colour card.
Et Voila! La Mia Bella Donna.  (Not to be confused with ‘Belladonna’ which is another name for Deadly Nightshade and highly poisonous!!!)
 This was a fun project and I very much enjoyed making it. It is my entry for this month's Chocolate Baroque challenge. 

Thanks for looking at my blog.

The Making Lady.


  1. A beautiful project Shelagh, lovely background, fabulous colours. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

  2. Thank you. It was more difficult to photograph than to make; too much rain and not enough daylight! ;~}

  3. beautiful atmospheric effect, love the way the lady pops out of the background
    Thank you for supporting the CB challenge

    1. Thank you, I think the addition of the acetate really defines the outline. ;~}

  4. Beautiful design Shelagh, great use of the colours and those flowers and butterflies look fab, thank you for joining in Chocolate Baroque colour challenge, good luck, Zoe DT member xx

  5. Beautiful project Shelah. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Anne X.

  6. This is incredibly beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

  7. This is incredibly beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Thank you, Daria. I just use this background technique more often as it's so individual. ;~}

  8. A great work and beautiful result, good luck. :) Magda DT

  9. Thank you, I do like to add 3D elements. Thirty odd years of classroom displays are difficult to suppress. ;~}