lunedì 28 novembre 2016

Red Postbox - Vintage Postbox

I like to experiment and thought it would be interesting for me to see the result of transforming a school blackboard into a Christmas decoration.

Here for you the result of this project :


  1. Clean a school blackboard and wipe it with the Magic Anti-Static Bag
  2. Stamp on the blackboard the new stamp Vintage Postbox Single Rubber Stamp  with Versamark and emboss with Wow Embossing Powder Clear Gloss
  3. Colour the postbox with Distress Paint -  Fired Brick  several times till you are happy with the colour 
  4. Colour the fence with Distress Paint - Walnut Stain
  5. Put some Distress Paint - Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn on both sides of the bottom of the postbox  
  6. Add Soft Form Relief Paste - Pearl to create the snowflakes using a stencil, the snow on the fence, on the postbox and on the ground using a spatula
  7. Colour the wooden frame of the blackboard  with Distress Paint - Black Soot, then use a gold metallic acrylic to give an antique look to the frame. 
  8. Punch some holly leaves and colour them with gold metallic acrylic and with Distress Paint - Mowed Lawn and glue the leaves as decoration
  9. Finish the project adding a golden ribbon and some Stickles - Star Dust on the snow and on the leaves




I hope you will try to paint a school blackboard too and will enjoy this experiment.
Magda



giovedì 17 novembre 2016

Xmas Robin Card


I think it is useful to have a pocket money card always ready.
This project is a simple way to fold a cardstock and as decoration, I used the new Mr Robin Single Rubber Stamp.


  1. Cut a white A4 cardstock 29.5cms x 17cms
  2. Stamp Mr Robin Single Rubber Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black on the upper middle part on the right of the cardstock
  3. Stamp Mr. Robin again on a piece of paper, cut the outline and mask the stamped image of point 2
  4. Colour the white cardstock with Distress Paint salty ocean  and let it dry
  5. Put some drops of DecoArt Antiquing Cream - Titanium White on the salty ocean background and move the cream with a brush irregularly over the surface and let it dry
  6. Put randomly less drops of DecoArt Antiquing Cream - Patina Green  on the white layer and move the cream with the brush as before
  7. Remove the mask and colour Robin, the mince pie and the holly with Distress Ink Pad
  8. Colour here and there with the brush using Stickles gold to give a nice light all over the cardstock
  9. Fold the bottom of the cardstock in order to have a pocket of 5cms and glue the edges.
  10. Fold the in the middle the project, and punch a hole on the right for the red ribbon
  11. Prepare a mat of 10.5cms x 12cms and repeat points 4, 5 and 6  
  12. Cut a white card 9.5cms x 11.5cms
  13. Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black only the holly of the Mr Robin Single Rubber Stamp and colour it as before at point 7
  14. Glue the card on the mat and put some Stickles gold on it
  15. Stamp on a white cardstock "Merry Christmas" sentiment of Fat Robin Rubber Stamp, and glue it on the folded part .



I hope I have inspired you with my second project for this month.
Magda

sabato 5 novembre 2016

Owl Ornaments - Fat Robin

It is time to think about preparing Ornaments for Christmas and I thought to renew some of my tree decorations.

Red heart :

1. Cover the MDF heart with Dina Wakley media white gesso and let it dry
2. Paint on the heart Tim Holtz Distress Paint fired brick and let it dry completely
3. Stamp with Versamark  the 3 owls stamp of Fat Robin set and emboss with white embossing
    powder
4. Apply Versamark with the pad on all the surface of the heart and emboss with  Wow Embossing  
    Powder clear gloss
5. Alter gently the red acrylic with DecoArt Antiquing Cream, titanium white 
6. Using your finger add some Stickles Icicle to the heart

7. Repeat the same process on the other side of the heart, changing the stamp of point 3,
    using 1 owl stamp and 1 snowflake.
8. Insert the ribbon in the little hole of the heart to hang the decoration on the Christmas tree.


Here below only the changes for preparing the White heart :

2.  Paint on the heart white acrylic and let it dry completely
3. Stamp with Versamark  the 3 owls stamp of Fat Robin set and emboss with Wow Embossing 
    Powder metallic gold sparkle
5. skip
6. Using your finger add some Stickles gold to the heart






My decorations are ready, and now I have to wait for the tree !
Have fun in Christmas crafting and thanks for stopping by.

Magda

domenica 23 ottobre 2016

Card for Halloween Party

For my last project of this month I suggest an invitation card:
  1. Colour the mat using the blending sponge with Distress Inkpad Carved Pumpkin and darken the edges with Distress Inkpad Black Soot
  2. Stamp the house from the Twilight Zone stamp set and the spider from the Put a Spell on You rubber stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  3. Connect all spiders with a black trembling line
  4. Stamp the ghost from the Put a Spell on You stamp set first on a sheet of paper with Versafine Onyx Black, in order to have less colour on the rubber stamp
  5. Put a coat of Soft Form Relief Paste Copper on the stamp and let it dry completely for about 24 hours
  6. Remove the shape from the rubber stamp and trim the excess 
  7. Glue the shape as decoration on the card
  8. Stamp the sentiment from the Put a Spell on You rubber stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  9. Lighten the eyes of the spiders with a white pen and the windows of the house with Stickles Star Dust. 
  10. Glue the mat on a black cardstock card cutting from A4 cardstock 200 gsm 
Thanks for passing by and enjoy your Halloween party night
Magda



mercoledì 12 ottobre 2016

Table Decoration

My second post for a Halloween party will give you some ideas for decorating the table.

I started with the napkin rings

  1. Stamp the large border stamp of Dusky Damask with Versafine Onyx Black first on a sheet of paper, in order to have less colour on the rubber stamp
  2. Put a coat of Soft Relief Paste Copper on the stamp and let it dry completely for about 24 hours or more
  3. Remove the shape from the rubber stamp and trim the excess
  4. Glue the ends of the shape to form a ring
  5. Repeat points 1 to 4 for the second napkin ring
  6. Stamp the cat from the Twilight Zone stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black twice, and cut the images out 
  7. Glue one cat on each ring as decoration
Place card
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 21cm x 6.3cm, score at 7.5cm (front) - 4.5cm - 7.5cm - 1.5cm
  2. Colour the front portion with Distress Stain Brass and Carved Pumpkin
  3. Stamp the cat from the Twilight Zone set stamp with Versafine Onyx Black
  4. Fold the cardstock at the score lines
  5. Blend Distress Inkpad Black Soot on the small 1.5cm fold (front side) with the sponge
  6. Write the name of your guest on it
Pot
  1. Use a white small pot
  2. Colour the inside and the border of the pot with acrylic black paint
  3. Repeat points 1 to 3 of the napkin ring
  4. Glue the shape on the pot
  5. Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black twice the cat from theTwilight Zone stamp set and cut the images out
  6. Stamp with Distress Inkpad Picket Fence three times a flower from the Punky Flowers stamp set and cut the images out
  7. Use the decoupage flower as a mask and cut again 3 flowers from black cardstock, as the back of the flower to cover the stick
  8. Assemble and glue the flowers on the sticks
  9. Fill the pot with raffia, put the flowers inside and the black cat on the raffia as decoration

I had fun in preparing these projects for you.
Magda

sabato 1 ottobre 2016

Necklace for Halloween

I am thinking of a Halloween Party, so my posts for October will be all dedicated to this event.
Here a self-made necklace and earrings, that could be a good idea to wear.

For this project I used Put a Spell on You rubber stamp, Soft Relief Paste Copper, black string and
parts for jewellery.

  1.  Stamp the pumpkin first on a sheet of paper with Versafine onyx black, in order to have less       colour on the rubber stamp
  2.  Put a coat of Soft Relief Paste Copper on the stamp and let it dry completely for about 24 hours
  3. Remove the shape from the rubber stamp and trim the excess
  4. Repeat points 2 and 3 four times using the Ghosts rubber stamp
  5. Colour randomly the black string with some spots of Soft Relief Paste copper 
  6. Assemble the shapes of the pumpkin and two ghosts for a necklace and two ghosts for the earrings 

I hope you liked my project and see you soon again
Magda

venerdì 23 settembre 2016

Peacock canvas 20x20 cm

It's time again for a canvas and I had a lot of fun in painting this 20x20 cm.  
All is coloured all with acrylic, the Peacock and the small flowers are a cut of Chocolate Baroque Stamp Tangled Peacock, while the waterlily of Serenity Rubber sheet is stamped on the canvas. Some Stickles gold gives more light to the canvas.

I hope you like it,  Magda






mercoledì 21 settembre 2016

Blue Butterfly

This is my card for the new Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge. I had fun with those products:

Wild Meadow Rubber Stamp  on a blue Distress Paint background
Tim Holtz Distress Paint  Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Victorian Velvet
Just Butterfies Rubber Stamp
Soft Relief Paste Pearl
Interference Tourqoise



lunedì 19 settembre 2016

To a very special Friend

Lets Craft and Create Challenge, 19th September "Dots & Stripes"
This is the right stamp of  Chocolate Baroque for this challenge.  :)




Magda

domenica 18 settembre 2016

4 Summer Projects

Here my 4 summer projects for the Chocolate Baroque TV show.

Here below the products I used:

Tangled Birch, Seashell Collage,  Landscape Edges,  colored with Distress Inkpad and brush


Mermaid Queen, Well rounded Stencil,  Gesso,  Distress Paint,  Canvas






Mermaid QueenSeashell Collage, Distress Stain for the background, coloured with Distress Inkpad with brush



Magda

sabato 17 settembre 2016

Home Decor


I thought about a sentiment of home decor for my second post of September and as with the previous project I am again using Soft Form Relief Paste.

1. Spread a thick layer of Soft Form Relief Paste Pearl on the whole Words of Gratitude Rubber
    stamp and let it dry completely for about 24 hours.
2. Remove the shape and blend only on the sentiments you will use with Distress Inkpad Salty Ocean.
3. Cut the sentiments you have chosen and keep the rest for future projects.
4. Make a panel using corrugated cardboard, altering the surface.
5. Darken some areas with Distress Inkpad Walnut Stain.
6. Use Soft Form Relief Paste Pearl and Transparent on Ronda Palazzari Texturised Stencil in some
    areas of the panel to give texture.
7. Add extra colour to the panel and the sentiments with  Tim Holtz Distress Crayons set 2 red.
8. Stamp the little heart of Word of Love set on Kraft Cardstock and cut all around the shape.
9. Glue the sentiment pieces and the heart with Inkssentials Glue n Seal matte
10. Don't forget the red ribbon as hook.

Did my home decor inspire you ?
Magda



giovedì 15 settembre 2016

2 CAS

Vi propongo oggi due biglietti semplici che ho realizzato con i timbri di Chocolate Baroque
Sketchy Doodle Landscape      e    Fat Robin     come un anticipo natalizio.

Ciao, Magda




lunedì 5 settembre 2016

Need to Contact

"Soft Form Relief Paste",  I love this product, that is so versatile, easy to use, and gives fantastic results. Here is how I used it today for this project :

1. Spread a layer of Soft Form Relief Paste Copper  on Punky Flowers Rubber Stamp and let it dry completely for about 24 hours.
2. Prepare your mat, blending with Cut'n'Dry Foam several green and blue shades of Distress Inkpad.
3. Place Julie Fei Fan Balzer Petals Stencil on the mat and use a baby wipe for lightening the mat
    background.
4. Use randomly Soft Relief Paste Pearl on Well Rounded Stencil as a second layer and let it dry.
5. Colour the stenciled relief-shapes on the mat, with Distress Crayon and blend with your finger.
6. Reposition Well Rounded Stencil, colour a mix of Soft Form Relief Paste Pearl and Distress Paint Fired Brick inbetween the rays with the brush.
7. Remove the dried copper shape  from the Punky Flower Rubber stamp and trim the excess from
    the border.
8. Using Distress Inkpad Black Soot, blend the ink over the shape to add darker colour, and give some light  spots here and there using Stickless Star Dust
9. Use Distress Stain Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn for coloring the
    background cardstock.
10. Stamp the sentiment of the Journal Today rubber stamp set, using Onyx Black Versafine
11. Assemble all the pieces to finish your card using Inkssentials Glue n Seal matte.

I hope you will have fun in using Soft Form Relief Paste, as I do.
Magda



sabato 3 settembre 2016

Lupita Nyongo Portrait

Questo è il mio primo ritratto  40x50 cm ed ho usato i colori Pan Pastel. Come potete vedere dalla foto scattata durante la fase del disegno, non ho ricalcato nulla.
La mia interpretazione non può essere una fotocopia e neanche un poster.... è una tela, un ritratto fatto "a mano" e direi di essere soddisfatta.

This is my first portrait 40x50 cm,  I used Pan Pastel colours.  As you can see from the photo I have taken during the design phase, I haven't retraced anything.
My interpretation is not a photocopy or even a poster .... it is a painting, a portrait done "by hand" and I would say I am satisfied.

Ciao, Magda








Lupita Nyongo Portrait

Questo è il mio primo ritratto  40x50 cm ed ho usato i colori Pan Pastel. Come potete vedere dalla foto scattata durante la fase del disegno, non ho ricalcato nulla.
La mia interpretazione non può essere una fotocopia e neanche un poster.... è una tela, un ritratto fatto "a mano" e direi di essere soddisfatta.

This is my first portrait 40x50 cm,  I used Pan Pastel colours.  As you can see from the photo I have taken during the design phase, I haven't retraced anything.
My interpretation is not a photocopy or even a poster .... it is a painting, a portrait done "by hand" and I would say I am satisfied.

Ciao, Magda