Fine baubles

Today I have three pretty baubles out of the ‘Fine Baubles’ set  from Darkroom Door. I stamped them on hot pressed watercolour paper in versamark and drew a cord from the top of each one with an embossing pen. I embossed in gold powder then coloured with zig clean color real brush markers. The ink in these markers is so vibrant you need very little on your paper; it is possible to blend it easily with water, or as I did, with a clear wink of stella marker for some sparkle. I used blue, turquoise and green markers for each bauble.

After colouring and blending the baubles I roughly coloured the background with a yellow and an olive green marker. I didn’t need to cover the whole area, rough shading with plenty of gaps was enough. I blended the shading with water to fill the whole background then sprinkled salt over the wet ink to create patterns.

To finish off the card I matched the blue of the baubles with a narrow blue mat and attached to a white card base. I think I’ll be pulling out my tree and baubles any day now.


Stamps: Fine baubles (Darkroom Door)

Ink: versamark, versamarker

Paper: hot pressed watercolour, neenah solar white, blue card

Markers: zig clean color real brush markers, clear wink of stella

Also: WOW metallic gold rich embossing powder, salt

5 Comments on “Fine baubles”

  1. mjmarmo says:

    Simply gorgeous!!

  2. Pat says:

    This is so bright and pretty Heather and the baubles stand out beautifully against that watercoloured and salted background which has given it lot of interest. x

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    Wow! the jewelled colours of these baubles against the citrusy background are such a refreshing approach to Christmas. Very pretty and energising. Only 10 more sleeps! 🙂

  4. Godelieve says:

    Beautiful card Heather! Love the coloring on the baubles and the pretty background.

  5. memalagene says:

    This is one of my FAVORITES! Awesome coloring and that background is mesmerizing!

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