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Beauty in all places

Like in between the cracks of a brick road, a seed can fall. It could sprout into a beautiful flower.


Made for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #8


The background was made first, then the flower was stamped. It didn’t pop enough, so I embossed it. I mixed pruple and white embossing powder, as I knew the purple embossing powder would turn out quite dark. The purple and white doesn’t really mix when you look at it up close, but it does soften the tone. The card is glued onto cardstock, but not with a frame, as a neat finish like that doesn’t match the grungyness of the image.

Daqadoodles150304wo171701005Hardly visible are the “red bricks”CB stamp behind the larger stones. I had stamped these first but wasn’t happy with the result, so I stamped the larger stonework on top of it, and I l;iked the mix it gives.

To add some more interest to the (Hero Arts) stamp of the grungy paintsplatters (frame stamp), I added some decoupage glue on top of it.

Daqadoodles150305do203359010Wet decoupage glue and I also had stamped the text. (Crafters Companion). The two bricktypes and the flowers are Chocolate Baroque.


Here you can see the red bricks behind the bigger stonework stamp. And you can also see I had stamped the flowers previously with just stazon vibrant violet and had embossed over it (and stamped slightly off). Daqadoodles150305do220446001

Dried decoupage glue in the lower right corner. I stamped “ghost images” of the flowers with Milled Lavender distress ink.

To me it felt like beauty in a harsh environment. Good things are possible even if the odds are against it, even it it is unlikely. Hence the text stamp, not exactly the same idea but it’s in the same spirit.

This is my third and last entry for this months Chocolate Baroque colour challenge.



6 thoughts on “Beauty in all places

  1. Wonderfully creative Debbie. Love how you have used the stamps. Not ones that you would immediately think of to put together but they work so well. Super effect. Great texture.
    Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
    Flo xx

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