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Friday 10 March 2017

The greatest revelation is stillness.....

Good morning!

I've had a go at the current Chocolate Baroque challenge with their colour swatch and inspiration:

Had fun with this one but boy, am I untidy and messy when paints come out of the drawers!!!!

I've taken a few photo's along the way so lets take our journey and see how I got there with this one.

I started with a piece of Sheena Stamping Card and painted a complete layer of green chalk paint over it to give me a base.  I then started stamping, stencilling and simply sponging with some mixed media stamps and the other two colours from the recommended colour swatch - also in chalk paint.

OK, at this point I had stamped my Buddha (Chocolate Baroque)  and embossed in Copper Wow embossing powder.  I felt I needed to give her a sense of stillness of her own so I used some Indigoblu Luscious powder mixed in to their ultra thick slap it on paste and stencilled all around her.  Some Luscious powder was mixed with water and I painted in her robes in the same colour (Penny Dreadful - a beautiful copper).

My mats and layers also needed to match the colour swatch so I used the same Luscious powder to paint the first mat and one of the chalk paints to paint the outer mat.

The joy of using metallic colours!!!! They look fantastic but taking photo's of them is a different story!!!!!  I've popped this one on so that you can see the beautiful shine from the copper metallics used on here. I added some stamped Lotus flowers and the sentiment (all Chocolate Baroque).

There, that's as good as I could get!!  You can now see those lovely mats and layers all matching in.

She looks peaceful and still don't you think?

Well, I hope you enjoyed how I got there, I should have taken a photo of my craft table when I'd finished!!!!! ooooh, some cleaning up and wiping down to do I think!!!!

I would like to enter this in to the Chocolate Baroque Challenge 32 :-

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. Yes, I think she looks absolutely peaceful and still Leanne. The teal and the bronze colours work together beautifully and I love the stencil that you've used, it counjours up thoughts of meditation. Getting messy usually means that we are at our creative best, it's just a bit of a pain afterwards when we have to clean it all up, that's the point where I always want to get messy again but I guess that's the joy of being a crafter! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. Wow this is a beauty Leanne! A beautiful take on this months colour palette and that stencil works perfectly with the focal image to create a really stunning project. Thanks so much for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Challenge this time
    Claire xx

  3. A fabulous card Leanne, she looks very calm amidst the swirling stencil- a great design. Lovely use of the challenge colours. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

  4. Stunning card and I love all the layering and textures. A lovely tranquil card. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge x