Thursday 24 September 2020

Things with Wings

Today's card is going to We Love Chocolate Baroque where the current challenge is 'Things with Wings" or anything goes. They are celebrating a new Chocolate Baroque challenge blog with several giveaways this month, here is a picture of one of the prizes to be won.

I was lucky enough to win the Honey Bee Chocolate Baroque stamp set last year so have used it on my card - perfect for the theme.

I started by stamping and masking my image on a card panel then I used my new Catherine Pooler mini inks and several stencils to create the background. I didn't really have a plan, I just went for it. Once I was happy with the background I coloured the image with alcohol markers and coloured pencils. I then re-stamped the image in black and decided to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder to give it a shine (sorry you can't see that in the photos).

I cut the panel with a scalloped frame die and mounted it on some bright fuchsia pink craft foam. You can just see it poking out is you look carefully.

I love pink and grey so decided to mount it on a grey base, I then spent ages deciding on the sentiment and whether to add one at all.  In the end it was stamped in black and clear heat embossed on grey paper. I have to say I am quite pleased with this one. I hope you like it too.

 Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


Viv said...

This is lovely Hilary!

brenda said...

How lovely to see you at our first challenge Hilary and with a totally delightful card. Honey Bee seems to be such a popular stamp set and certainly one I enjoy using, especially the Digitalis.

The background is really effective, dots and spots always work so well, I'm just trying to decide if it's the All and Create one. Whatever it makes a lovely backdrop for the lovely bloom and Bee.

Thank you so much for making a special card and joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful I love this stamp and fabulous background
carol x

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
your card is amazing! Wonderful stampwork. I do not know that challengeblog, I think. I will take e look!

Mia said...

Your card is perfect, Hilary! I love the stamp you used and your beautiful background!

Bunny said...

Lovely card. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

wow Hillary your card really pops with the pink flower against your stencilled background :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Hillary and like you I am thrilled to see this challenge...the stamp you used is a stunner. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful background and a stunner of a card. The flower looks so pretty, along with those cute bees x.

Cat Craig said...

Lovely collage-y type card Hilary. Lovely coloring.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a beautiful flower and the background is fantastic, Hilary! Love, love, love that little bee!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card! I love all your background details and the pretty pink flower!