Friday, December 17, 2010

Color Spotlight: Out of the Box style!

Chocolate makes everything better and has special place in my heart (hee!), I know you're with me on this!!
When I saw the Color Spotlight Challenge for the week, it made me want to create something love inspired for Valentine's Day, as well as use my new "Mugs and Kisses" set in a different way. This heart of white and dark chocolates just makes me happy! I planned several of the senitments in this set for Valentines, but Carolyn's sweet sentiment from "Dr. Feelgood" was the perfect finishing touch for this design! It had been too long since I last masked up some over-the-top, silly little creations, and I love how it turned out! Look how easy....

Start by stamping one candy about one third of the way up your 4" x 5 1/4" white mat. You'll also need to make two masks of the candy (since you'll be stamping over two candies at a time on the last row) on sticky notes or scratch paper, stamp on one layer then cut through two at once to save time!

Now cover the first chocolate and stamp two directly above it.

Remove the mask.

Continue up in the heart shaped pattern, stamping three across in the third row up, then 4 , then finally two in the top (5th) row, with one directly above each pair in the 4th row to create the little humps of the heart. Color and add a a little shadow ring underneath each with a W-3 Copic for dimension. I traced each of the piped M's (for "Mmm! or, maybe ..."Melanie", hee !!) with Sakura Glaze pen.

Although the challenge uses black instead of "chocolate", I colored the chocolates with 100 Black on the bottom and E49 Dark Bark on the top, so they are very, very dark chocolate!! Liners are colored with R38 and RV 02. Mat is Pure Luxury Black Onyx and base is Bubblegum Pink.

Hope you'll play along in the color challenge this week! Use the tag STVCSP6 when uploading your creation using this color combo to the STV gallery, good luck, I hope you win some free stamps!

So...this inspired to make another chocolate shaped creation that I will be posting soon, I'm on a roll now! Any guesses what it could be?


  1. LOVE this!!! Looks yummmy to me too!! Did you make that drizzle look like an "M"?

  2. I saw this card and immediately thought of sending it as a get-well card.


  3. So yummy! I totally want to make some of these for Valentine's cards!

  4. Lovely and luscious at the same time! Thanks again for providing such great detailed instructions - this really encourages us to step out and try something new.

  5. Very neat card. I must disagree with you...the M stands for Michelle. ;-) That's what I tell my family anyway when chocolates have the M drizzle on them.

  6. Love this design. Thanks for the masking tutorial. I love how you created the heart and will be using this design for sure!

  7. What a great idea and design! LOVE IT. Thanks for giving the masking info too!

  8. Wonderful design Melanie! Now I feel like some chocolate - will have to look in my cupboard.

  9. Ok, did I totally miss this somehow but did you make the icing on the little truffles spell out an "M" on purpose? Of course you did, how stinkin' cute is that!!!!

  10. I just discovered your blog and stamp designs! I simply love your stuff and the cupcake heart is so adorable!

    Hmmm...let me see, more stamps inspired by chocolate...valentine candy, Kisses, boxes of chocolates....sigh...anything chocolate related is bound to be a hit!

    Thanks for your beautiful inspiration!

    Donna McGlasson


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