Silver wreath

Silver wreath Heather Telford

On the PB blog this week the designers have been sharing favourite colour schemes. I mix up the Christmas decorating at our place by choosing a different colour scheme each year. I have a collection of silver baubles and gold baubles so I usually pick one or the other then add a colour. We have had red and gold, red and silver, green and silver, etc. One of my favourite combinations is blue and silver. I love the way blue sets off the silver accents. It is like the night sky.

My card features a silver embossed wreath and greeting on a blue watercoloured background. I used three blues from my gansai tambi watercolour set, layering and blending them over the embossing.

Silver wreath close up Heather Telford

By letting the paint dry a little between applications I was able to build up more colour in some places to accentuate the edges of the pretty silver wreath.

Silver wreath detail Heather Telford


Stamps: Peace & Harmony, Winter Moments  (PB)
Inks: Versamark ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah patriot blue cardstock
Also: silver embossing powder

7 Comments on “Silver wreath”

  1. So Goegeous! I love this colour combination xxx

  2. Pat says:

    Blue and silver is one of my favourites too Heather, especially for Christmas and these Gansai Tambi paints have the most fantastic colour palette. x

  3. Gloria Reynolds says:

    Your color combo is so striking, and the simple element of that gorgeous silver wreath makes for a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration today.

  4. Joan B says:

    everything you make is gorgeous!

  5. cherylquilts says:

    Heather, this is gorgeous, and I just love the blue and how you’ve built up the deepest blue in the center of the wreath. I truly had to look more closely to see whether you had cut out the center. It’s absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! Hugs!

  6. Lindsey says:

    I agree, blue and silver is a classic combo. This is a beautiful wreath with the watercoloured background.

  7. Liz in NH says:

    This is one of your pieces that gets more and more wonderful the more I look at it. Thanks, Heather, for your inspiration.

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