Saturday, 19 March 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 11

The challenge this week on Bah Humbug is 'metallic' so all sorts of scope here.  I settled on colouring some glossy card with alcohol inks, stamping using Elusive Images Klimt Baubles and embossing with gold powder. The background paper is from Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD and I printed it on some beautiful metallic gold paper which I've just discovered is no longer available - sad or what.  Fortrunately I still have a small amount left so will reserve it for 'special' printing like today when I felt it went along with the  theme. The sentiment is also from the same set of Elusive Images stamps and I even went to my sadly neglected stash of peel-offs for something to 'hang' the baubles.

By the way - while I had my alcohol inks out I noticed that the mixatives (the metallic ones) had well and truly settled at the bottom of the bottles and it took me ages to get them mixed again.  I tried shaking vigorously to no effect and  resorted to tapping the bottles smartly on the table several times which eventually loosened the little ball from the sludge at the bottom and now they are well mixed again.  I must remember to give them a shake every now and then even if I'm not actually planning on using them at the time.


  1. Love how you have placed your baubles it really looks 3 dimentional....your metallic gold paper has come in very handy...a lovely card Val.


  2. This is really effective Val - lovely. Have you looked at the JS website as I got a pack of gold and silver printing paper from there?

  3. Hi Aquarius, this is gorgeous, love the effect you have created on your baubles, love Steph

  4. Great card. Don't know what I'm doing yet. Hugs x ChrisB

  5. Those baubles look amazing - a really special card. Love it.
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  6. I love the colour scheme on your card it's so different. Klimt designs are a favourite of mine
    Val x

  7. Great card, I love the baubles as they really do stand out. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Oooooh what a fantastic technique - your bauble card is stunning. Thanks for the tip about the metallic mixative. Will keep that in mind. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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