July17This is my first entry to the monthly challenge for Chocolate Baroque.  It’s a fun challenge to do as they set you a colour palette to work with.

I’ve used my Indian Elephant Chocolate Baroque stamps as the key pieces in this creation.

I started by working onto linen finish cardstock.  I sprayed the card with water and then applied streaks of colour using Distress Paints – Mustard Seed, Broken China, Mowed Lawn and then used the lid of my Festive Berries to add some red circles.  I used a cloth to blend the colours a little and I then sprayed it again with water to help it blend further.

Once dry I added some dotty details using Salty Ocean Distress Ink through a mask.

July17aI then stamped my elephant and the wording (from Chocolate Baroque Artistic Affirmations).  Finally I built up a collection of flowers in both corners with the flower stamp from the Indian Elephant set.  I think this little stamp has to be my favourite stamp – I just love the delicate detail of it!

It was then in with lots of highlighting with the white gel pen to bring it all to life.  Finally I drew a line border around the outside and added a few ‘sparkle’ highlights with my black fineliner.

I love working wiJuly17bth the elephants.. whatever I create always make me smile!

I am entering this for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge

happy crafting


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PS – Don’t forget it’s craft club this Friday in Attleborough – see the website for info.

You still have time to enter for the crafting goody prize draw – find post #200 and comment to be entered into the draw!


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7 Comments on Colourful Elephant #203

  1. Hi Jane, I love your project, the linen cardstock is fab as a background. The elephant makes a great centrepiece and the flowers are lovely accents. The white gel pen really does bring it to life as you say. Great use of your lid to add the red. Good Luck in our challenge, thanks for joining in and being our first ever entrant! Judith x

  2. What a beauty to kick off the challenge with Jane. I was waiting to see what you would make. Fabulous stamping and love the highlights. I was interested that you sprayed the linen finish card stock with water. Great effects on the background. Thank you for joining in this months color challenge.
    Hugs, Flo x

  3. Hi Jane, beautiful artwork, I just love the effect you’ve created here – the background looks fab and the white highlights really bring the project to life. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Chocolate Baroque
    Claire xx

  4. A stunning first entry, Jane! The colours are gorgeous and the white highlights really bring the images to life. LOVE it! Thank you for joining our first Colour Challenge. I hope you had fun and will play again soon.
    hugs, Asha

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