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11/07/2013

Christmas Baubles

Good afternoon on abusy day that is winding down. Had a dental appointment this morning, so had to be out early. This card got finished last night, so here 'tis:


- Previously created Dylusions background using Funky Fuschia, Bubblegum Pink & Cherry pie. (and maybe a touch of London Blue that had been diluted with white linen). Some of these were full strength, then resprayed lightly with the White Linen dilution of the same colors.

- Couture Creations EF (Baubles & Baubles) over the sprayed background. Gelato gray smudged over the ornaments (I thought it was silver!), then colored the hanging dots & ribbons with a pentel silver pen. After rummaging through the box where the Gelatos are kept, I found the silver and rubbed it over the previous gray. IRL it does look a bit more silvery.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment, from lightweight silver glitter, 2nd one from a snippet of previously created Dylusion background which had a pinkish tone. I thought it might work to have a shadow effect behind the first die cut, but after I  had it adhered, I'm not real pleased with this. Don't think I'll do it again.

- Paper Studio textured silver  paper cut for a card base cover. Pink rhinestones added on each ornament.

This was a pretty fast card - for me anyway. I like to do my 'experimenting' on one like this, rather than on one where I've spent hours coloring of an image. Then when I mess it up, it's more frustrating.

Submitting to Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, where it's anything goes, as long as it has Christmas as a theme.

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Don't think we have any errands to run tomorrow (of course DH can change that plan!) so I hope I can get down in my stamp area (guess I should say Studio?) to do some putting away. I just spent 15 minutes looking for this folder so I could provide the specs. It was on my desk, under a pile. I spend more time searching for supplies, than I do anything else! LOL & plenty of hugs.

13 comments:

Sue said...

Love the colours on here Mary it's a really pretty card huggles Sue xx

Benzi said...

Your baubles folder is so pretty and you've made a beautiful card with your use of the wonderful colors you've added. You're so good with those sprays.
I know what you mean about searching for supplies. I discovered today I have lost a die. Sure hope it hasn't gone to the garbage.

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. I love the pretty colours. Hugs Rita xxx

jimlynn said...

It's gorgeous!!! Love that pretty background you created and the way you made the ornaments stand out! LOVELY!
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mary, I like the baubles and the colours .
Kevin xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful bauble card Mary, love the pretty pinks and the ef. I've not seen that one before :) Cathy x

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Love your beautiful ornaments ... and of course, your sprayed backgrounds are also a delight! Loll xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card & Dylusions background, the colour combo is fantastic! Regarding your question: The link is working on the name Donna but the 2nd link was an error, which actually I didn't intend to create as a link, 'fat finger mistake'! I've corrected it. I did not ask for Donna to make me the header, she did it as a surprise gift as we are friends. Sorry if my info has been confusing. I'm going to try to create them myself as they would be nice to change up. It is my own garden, so I would reserve that photo for my own blog. If I ever figure out how to create them, I'll let you know :) Take good care and have fun with your creativity!

Hazel said...

Beautiful entry for CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see more again soon. x

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mary...this is so gorgeous! Love all that inky pink. You are the inky background queen!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty bauble/ornaments! Love the background and the embossing!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Bee You Tea Ful, Mary!!

Mrs A. said...

I have my official hat on tonight. This is such a lovely card with all the pink on it. Can't have too much pink for me!. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).