Thursday, August 08, 2013

Christmas Baubles

Hello everyone !

I have two more Christmas designs today using new designs by Chocolate Baroque and will have more to show this month.    I used Christmas Baubles, one of the new Big Bold Background stamps to create these cards.   


This stamp image is so beautiful, I spent enjoyable time colouring it with Tom Bow Markers.     I didn't want to add anything else except for the gauzy ribbon and a couple of rhinestones.   I used a white Gelly Roll pen for the centres of the Poinsettias.    

For the card below I cut out a couple of the baubles from the larger image.


The background sheet is from Chocolate Baroque's digital Printable Pages - Love Letters.  I over stamped with the Pine Cone branch from the New England Winter set.   I highlighted the cones a little with a white Prisma pencil and added a little stickles on both baubles.    I attached the two baubles that were painted with Tom Bow markers.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirley

28 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley , what a beautiful design, Again you made two amazing cards, beautiful colours , I love the first one the most !! The CB stamps are really your thing !!

Greetings
Maria

Shona said...

My new FAVORITES!! Shirley, these are OUTSTANDING. And once again, the colours you use just make me feel good when I look at them. You make magic with your stamps, where others just make cards!

Patricia said...

This is GREAT Shirley what a LOVELEY balls!!!!
Greetz Patricia

chrissies said...

Amazing colours as always Shirley on this spectacular card

Love Chrissie xx

Elaine said...

I have just ordered these baubles Shirley they are gorgeous and your two cards using them are wonderful. I love the tombow colouring, great colour choices, so rich and festive. The way you have used the New England stamp with the baubles in the second design was inspired, they work so well with the Love Letters download paper. I love that turquoisey green. Have a good day, Elaine xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

One word, STUNNING, describes these two beautiful creations Shirley. I love them both. I love the colours and the way you've coloured them. My stamps have arrived, they are cut out and ready to go.

Hope your week is going well.

Sue x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wowwww Shirley, great use of these stamps!!! Both cards (including colours) look amazing, although I'm in love with the first one!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW dear Shirley, your christmas cards are awesome.How you used the baubles is a great inspiration.Also the coloring is fabulous.
Hugs Anja

Gerrina said...

Looks and feels vintige/victorian; I think this is stunning! And that while using such a bright backgroundcolour! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

The shading around the baubles in the first is so effective & I love the way the poinsettias really catch the eye through your use of colours. In the second it's your use of the New England stamp & I love the way your ribbon echoes the colour of the poinsettia bauble & how the deep red card base also helps to bring it out.
Paula (PEP)

Nan G said...

Beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

Ohhhh, Shirley! I am in LOVE! This is the prettiest Christmas image I can remember seeing. Perhaps it is only pretty because of your delightfully colored presentation. You make me NEED this image! LOL xo

Creations by Shirl said...

Very lovely Shirley, they both are just beautiful.. But my eyes are on the second one... love the papers and the Victorian look to the images....

linda said...

wow, shirley, these are gorgeous! i love the colours; they're so rich and vibrant and of course your colouring really makes them pop.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Shirley, your Christmas cards are gorgeous, fantastic stamping und colouring

Sue said...

Ohhhhhh wow Shirley more amazing work! gorgeous colours love it. huggles hun Sue xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, WOW Lovely colouring, great stamps too :D Your poinsettias are totally wonderful, love the baubles cards! Hope all is good with you? Hope you're having fun :D xx

Janny said...

Beautiful stamps and You have made beautiful cards with it. Janny

Sandy said...

Beautiful! I wish I had Christmas ornaments that looked like that!
sandy

Ellen said...

Kathud!! Jaw dropping gorgeous Shirley!! Beautiful ornaments and coloring!! had to pin this! All is well here...hope you are enjoying the summer....crazy weather here on and off ALL summer!
Big hugs!

Lindeke said...

Wauw, gorgeous Christmas cards Shirley!! The first card is my favorite. Love the beautiful colouring!
Have a nice day!
Linda

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! WOW WOW! These are absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful stamp image, really pretty! I just LOVE the way you coloured them all with the Tom Bows, very very beautifully done, the Christmas balls really come to life, they really are incredibly pretty! The second card is also absolutely gorgeous too! Really love those pine cone branches in there, and the great background too! Excellent combination with terrific colurs! Beautiful Shirley!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

MaryH said...

These are so beautiful. You did a fantastic coloring job, and these 2 beauties are making me want to go back for more drooling at CB. I kicked self after I placed the angel order for not adding the gothic window, but that will have to wait. I will have to see if these are available in digis...might be a tad less $$$! Both of these cards are wonderful...you are a fine rep for this company. I left a comment as to that! THanks for sharing & being such an enabler!!!! Hugs (and no I didn't realize I would need the mounting sheets, but think I have some...somewhere!)

Di said...

Such beautiful cards Shirley. That stamp set is really lovely and the colours you have used are so pretty. Di xx

Eileen said...

Stunning colours.. always the MOST delightful work from you Shirley ... yes I'm busy and very well thank you ... hope you are the same
E xxxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Wow, Shirley! How cool would it be to own these brilliant baubles! They are exquisite!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Your creations always have the WOW factor Shirley, and these beautiful Christmas cards are no exception. LOVE the bauble patterns and your choice of colours.

Hope all is well with you and yours -
Big Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Bonnie said...

My mouth dropped open with that first card! What beautiful ornaments! The colors are so vivid. I love the background of the second card! You have a gift for creating gorgeous backgrounds!