Friday, 20 July 2012

Hint of blue

 This weeks offering for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is following a colour theme of Black ,White and a hint of Blue.
The image is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque found in the same set as last weeks tree, Madonna and Trees. The image is stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle onto a piece of  Centura Pearl card, this card has a golden pearl shine to it. I have painted the swaddling clothes with a pale blue Cosmic Shimmer watercolour which matches the Brilliance Pearl Inkpad Sky Blue that was used to colour the edge of the matting layer. I often use the Brilliance pearl inks to colour mat layers because you can use ordinary card and only colour the edge that will show rather than using a large piece of more expensive pearl card only to cover most of it up.
The swirls down the side are die cut with Sizzix die Festive Greenery from a white glitter card and then studded with pale blue gems. It does have a rather nice twinkle to it but unfortunately my camera work leaves much to be desired...sorry.
I would like to claim a little artistic license on this card as I have painted the halo's a very pale gold, I felt they needed to be highlighted a little. Having played with this stamp for the first time I really like it, there will be more cards made with this one. The Madonna is quite tall but fits nicely onto a large DL size card.
Christmas crafting goodies are arriving in the shops now so Happy Hunting.

5 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning Rocky! Your design really allows that beautiful image to shine and take centre stage! Love the ornate die cut shapes along the side and the added twinkle!
    Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us and for taking part in a 52 CCT challenge again!
    Ruth x

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  2. A beautiful and effective card, beautifully crafted. Thank you for joining us at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

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  3. So beautiful - love your hint of blue and your stunning image - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  4. How pretty, your image is gorgeous and I love the swirls! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

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  5. Another gorgeous card, Rocky! LOVE that image--so elegant! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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