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Monday, 11 November 2013

Chocolate orange

As an avid fan of all things Indigoblu, I decided to have a go at one of their blog challenges.

Since I have loads of cards I decided to use one of the folk hearts I have had for a while.

The theme is chocolate orange.


Indigoblu MDF medium folk heart
Indigoblu A5 stamps 'Enjoy life' & 'Blooming great'
Indigoblu acrylic paints 'Burning bonfire' & 'Hot cocoa'
Indigoblu mega flakes 'Copper kettle'
Martha Stewart punch 'Cosmos'
Silicone glue
Tiny orange & brown brads, pearl beads, gold gems, orange fine glitter
and a length of gold coloured chain.


I painted the heart in orange paint. Once dried I mixed a dab of brown paint with some Kroma crackle. The layer of Kroma crackle was applied quite thick so as to make a nice deep crack in the finished item. Slap it on was then applied to seal and stop the cracking process.

I painted some orange card stock with the brown paint, using different brush strokes. I also stamped on the orange card to add interest before punching out the flower shapes.

The sentiment was stamped with flitterglu and finished with mega flakes. I cut the words 'Making Daisy Chains' into individuals.

Using a head pin and assorted pearls I made the embellishment to hang at the bottom of the gold chain. The punched flowers are attached to the chain and the chain then feeds through the hole at the top of the heart to make a loop in which to hang.

To finish I ran some flitterglu around the edges and rubbed in some ultra fine orange glitter.

Once everything was stuck in place I think I have quite a nice decoration that's a little bit different.

Taking a photo that does this piece any justice was really difficult. In 'real life' it looks very shiny and the crackle looks like a rich chocolate with a hidden tangy centre.




  1. Beautiful Samantha, what a way to jump into the challenge with style and grace!


  2. Wow, that chocolate orange crackle looks good enough to eat! Lovely entry, thank you for joining us this month. x
    Nikki K. x

  3. Great work with the crackle, thanks for entering the choc orange challenge this month
    P x

  4. Hi Samantha, love your daisy chain heart, popped over for a closer look. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs Mo x

  5. Simply stunning! Great job with the crackle Samantha. Thanks for joining in with this months challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  6. Ooooh, it does look good enough to eat. Delish, Sam, well done. Kay xx