Christmas Colours

I’ve started thinking about colours I’ll use to decorate this year. I pick a different colour scheme every year. Not wildly different, usually there will be gold or silver along with a colour or white. I don’t buy new decorations every year; I have a selection of wide ribbons plus a few boxes of coloured balls and a range of unique decorations we’ve collected, made or been given over the years.

One year I did a rustic, natural sort of theme with burlap ribbon and wood ornaments with some white and gold similar to the colours in this card. This year I am thinking of black and gold. I’m not thinking of black in a sad and dark way more of a rich velvet with tartan ribbon kind of way. Just before and after Christmas last year I bought quite a few of the same decoration, heavily discounted, in preparation for a class I planned to teach this month. Well that’s not happening but I am hoping to use some of my stash and share them here. And there will be black and tartan in the mix.

I stamped the heart from PB {heart} Christmas set in versamark and embossed in white powder on kraft cardstock then used a blending brush to blend frayed burlap distress ink over the stamping to give it a shadow. I know the effect I was after with the blending but not sure that I’ve achieved it here.

I used polychromos pencils and Coliro pearlescent paints to colour in the outline stamping. I embossed in white a sentiment from the PB merry up set and used a white gel pen to add a stitching line around the edge of the panel.


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5 Comments on “Christmas Colours”

  1. Leslie says:

    Beautiful! Looks like it’s floating! 😉

  2. Bonnie says:

    I love how this beautiful wreath plays off the darker background and the pretty coloring of the wreath! Can’t wait to see your ornaments!

  3. Pat says:

    I just adore the look of this on the kraft card Heather and the heart shape is so pretty and the Polychromos pencils work beautifully to colour. I think this heart shape of winter foliage would be great for a winter anniversary card too, and I have one coming up so watch this space. x

  4. that’s beautiful – love the colours!

  5. Clelie says:

    I saw your card and thought “how did she get this image popped-up?; it is so delicate!” Then I chuckled to read your technique and desire to give it ‘shadow’…NAILED IT! ☺ It looks like it floats over the cardstock! Beautiful card and great technique tip! ♥♥♥

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