Monday, 5 September 2016

Glass baubles

I don't know what's wrong with me recently but I mostly can't seem to make a card I'm happy with. (Which is a shame as I've just bought a shed load of stuff).
I made these baubles last week for the watercolour challenge and even though I placed them every which way with half a dozen sentiments, nothing seemed to work and in the end I gave up. 
This week the challenge for 52CCT is a sketch:

I stuck them down and here it is:

 Obviously there was more fiddling about than that but we won't go into it. 

After promising myself that I wasn't going to buy any more craft stuff I bought two magazines last week and these baubles came with one of them.
I embossed them in silver then filled them in with a wet brush and added some green brusho powder and moved it about with the wet brush. It makes such pretty patterns. 
As two of the baubles don't have much definition around the edge, I inked with a little Esperesso on a sponge. 
I stamped the bows, drew on the lines (which are straight) and added the gems. The sentiment is from a Joy Crafts set. 
I think I've been a bit distracted recently maybe that's why the inspiration isn't coming. Isn't it strange how sometimes you can make dozens of pretty cards and other times they all go in the bin?
I've got a week off now. We are doing some work to improve our kitchen which means nothing is where you think it should be just now. Hopefully by the end of the week there will be some development. Hoping for some days out too! 


  1. Oh how I identify with you in all ways...firstly the cards that never turn out right...we are just perfectionists! and I do hope your weeks holiday does not pass as quickly as ours did. Hubby had a list of jobs (his doing not mine I add) and tackled about half and we had a couple of days good, but somehow we always think we will fit more into a week than it allows! Good luck with the kitchen! Your baubles are lovely despite what you think...clever idea with the brushos. Enjoy your there wont be much time to !!

  2. Wow. The brusho centres of your baubles are fabulous. Would never have guessed that is what you had used. Silver embossing looks perfect so can't think what's not to like. I think we can often be our own worst critic. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. A gorgeous card with amazing Brusho effects! Good luck with the kitchen. When we had our new kitchen done, I remember well the feeling caused by the fridge being in the dining room and the microwave/kettle set up in the hall. Still makes me slightly nauseous thinking of it!! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  4. C'est une superbe carte Alison, très chic et élégante, les décorations sont magnifiques, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  5. Oh I do like these beautiful Christmas ornaments, so very beautiful! I love the colours. Brusho is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  6. This is really pretty and I love how you coloured the ornaments

  7. Hi Alison

    A beautiful card .. .. I love the colours you have work with very much.

    I hope you enjoyed you week's holiday and managed to do everything you wanted to.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog .. .. that was very kind of you.

    Love Jules xx

  8. I think these baubles in that pretty sea green colour look fabulous Alison, and the brusho powder you have used moved around on them has left lovely areas of light which look like reflections. x


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