Thursday, 14 January 2016

Rainbow Bunting With Chocolate Baroque

Every year on the Chocolate Baroque group there is a swap organised, this is the fourth year that I have taken part. The first year was Quintiles (4x4 squares worked around a theme), the second was Technique Tags (each month a different technique to try), last year was Postcard Potpourri (Each month there was a different flower to use or if you had no stamps with the flower you could use a that months colour instead). This year we are making Rainbow Bunting, one each of the shaped flag working around a set colour for each month, this can either be the colour of the flag or the colour you used for your stamps. I decided to go for the colour of my flags being red. After cutting them out of white card I took some red tissue paper and crumpled it, used some glue and seal and stuck to the white card. When this was dry I lightly rubbed some gold gilding wax over the top. Finally I dug into my vast stamp stash and found these two stamps that are from a set that was released back in 2006 when Chocolate Baroque was Graphicus. They were coloured with distress markers and I added some stickles to the flowers and a couple of gems too. I then cut them out and mounted them onto the flags. Now all I need to do is send them in and in a couple of weeks I will get two (one of each shape) back from someone else. It really is fun and everyone has different ideas and it's lovely to see all the finished results. At the end of the year I should have 24 (12 of each shape) flags.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Sue, love the colours , the flowers are pretty. Amazing what we find in our stash. I found some Penny Black wood mounted stamps yesterday that I forgot I had....good find.xx {aNNie}

rachel said...

these are wonderful sue. i haven't picked this up anywhere so was oblivious to it taking place. its a fab idea.....and your pennants are beauties. big hugs rachel x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It's on the CB ning group Rachel. Sue xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great idea, the banners are very pretty with the beautiful flowers of CB, I love this very much!!

Have fun!!

SARN said...

Sounds like good fun to participate in.
Love the look of your pennants.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue, sorry I missed this earlier, Your banners are beautiful with fantastic textures using the tissue. It's wonderful to see older 'CB' stamps, that I've never seen before :) I hope you are doing well, have a great week, Shirleyxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

These look great Sue, a lovely background and the flowers make a great focal point. I am hoping to take part in this exchange this year, but no crafting at the moment, I'm afraid, so I'll have to join in next month. Judith xx