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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque colour and inspiration challenge

Morning lovelies! How are you today? I'm good and still resting! Hoping that things will be good by Sunday!

There's a challenge on at present over at chocolatebaroquechallenge where you have the following inspirational photo to use plus the colour scheme:



I decided I would like to enter and this is the card I came up with:


The majority of the stamps are from the Briar-Rose-Butterflystamp-sheet but the corner and the sentiment are from the Pretty-Poppies-stamp-sheet set.


I started off by stamped the main image in black archival then painted it using distress inks (rusty hinge, tumbled glass, faded jeans and frayed burlap) Then I masked the image off (not an easy task) and created the background using sailboat blue adirondack for the sky (applied using a stencil brush) - I masked off the hills and moon too). Next I used the same technique for the hills but this time i used the rusty hinge again. Finally I stamped the extra vegetation in and cut and matted and layered. The side piece was done last of all.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thats all for today! I do hope you are well and happy! Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs

Rachel x





27 comments:

  1. beautiful take on the image and such a gorgeous card
    hugs Kate xx

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  2. Beautiful, just beautiful, I love the stunning colours and your fantastic design.
    Good luck with the resting. Hope you make it, take the running easy don't "dash off" when the gun goes. Been there done that!!! it's the first few miles you want to get through. Take your time and you will get there ....... your not hoping to win just complete.
    Enjoy your day

    Patricia x

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  3. Oh what a gorgeous card, beautiful work.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. Gorgeous card Rachel, these colours are lovely together. Beautiful scene, Cathy x

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  5. This is gorgeous Rachel, the scene you have created is so beautiful and I love the colours.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, fabulous colours. Hope that achilles is better soon x

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  7. Oh wow Rachel, just beautiful and fab take on the photo and colour challenge !! Well done you !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  8. Stunning Rachel, I would love to enter this but only have one of their stamps....still may try.xx
    This is a fabulous creation. love the added goodies, and your cute image used.xx

    The Journey is the Start

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  9. Hi Rachel wow this is absolutely beautiful. What a gorgeous colour way and love the beautiful stamps on your card. I wish I had the time to enter, I have one of their sets (never used)! Susan x

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  10. Beautiful card Rachel, love it all

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  11. Gorgeous Rachel, love how you captured the colours of the original, yours looks beautiful!!

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  12. This is gorgeous Rachel,love the take on the original.xxx

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  13. Gorgeous Rachel, great use of the colours in the challenge.

    Sue xx

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  14. Hi Rachel, what a glorious card, the colours and images are wonderful, you've certainly captured the challenge colours, love it, hugs Kate x

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  15. Beautiful make, hun......gorgeous colours!
    hugs Jo x

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  16. Rachel this is beautiful! Hope the Great North Run goes well, I have a friend doing it for the first time so will be thinking of all the runners on the day :)
    Dawn x

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  17. Great job, Rachel. I really LOVE how you've mixed the colours. Both stamp sets work so well together.
    hugs, Asha

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  18. Beautiful card and I love the colors you've chosen.

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  19. A really beautifully stamped and coloured piece Rachel - I love your layout, and your colours are wonderful! Stunning work Karen x

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  20. A beautiful take on the inspirational picture Rachel. Good luck on Sunday. Carol x

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  21. Hello Rachel, thank you for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge. Your card is absolutely gorgeous..

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  22. This is gorgeous Rachel.
    Mags
    x

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  23. Beautiful Rachel, great use of the colours, and clever masking. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

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  24. Lovely designed card Rachel. Really like how you have overlapped the flowers at the bottom. Great effect. Thank you for playing along with the CB Color Challenge.
    Flo x

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  25. Gorgeous design Rachel, beautiful use of the challenge colours. Thanks for joining in the fun at Chocolate Baroque's Colour Challenge. Shirleyx

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  26. A beautiful Autumn card!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xxx

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx