Wednesday, 24 September 2014


This is my final card as a guest for Chocolate Baroque  - I have had great fun playing, and thank you to Glenda and Lesley for inviting me.
The santa and sleigh are both from the Santa Baby set, combined with a brusho inks background again.
This background was one that resulted from the afternoon playing at Gissing, using Moira's perfect pearls dabbed on with crunched up cling film before using the brusho inks in grey and turquoise, with quite a lot of water. Once it was dry, it looked like a mountain in snow, so I thought it would be ideal for santa............
The sleigh looked a bit lost without something to pull it, and my reindeer stamp is definitely of one in the sky, so you will to assume it is still being loaded up!
I stamped the sleigh in black versafine ink and clear embossed it directly onto the background -which was when I discovered that the pearly bits didn't like this very much. Fortunately the tricky bits stamped ok, so I stamped the sleigh onto white card , coloured the body and parcels with promarkers and just cut this bit out and glued onto the original image. I brushed stormy sky distress ink beneath the sleigh to give Santa and the sleigh something to stand on
Santa was also stamped separately, coloured, cut out, and mounted in front of the sleigh.
I matted this onto pearlescent silver card, then onto blue card coloured with promarker to sort-of match the blues in the background, then onto a white 7" square base card.
Have to admit to stamping and embossing the greeting in silver before I stuck on the matted santa - I am very good at getting stamped greetings squiffy , but found the clear stamps to be really good. My small greeting is stuck onto the smooth side of a small clear ruler, so I know it is straight to begin with, and I can use the markings on the ruler to help place the greeting.


  1. You've made some fab designs for your guest spot at Chocolate Baroque Vronnie and this one is great. Wonderful Brusho background too. I'v eonly managed one play with mine but didn't achieve anything as subtle as yours.......must try harder, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  2. It's no good I really NEED some Brusho now - gorgeous background to this lovely Santa and sleigh.

  3. More fun with Brushos. they have made a super background for your Santa. Kate x

  4. Love your Brusho background, very icy looking. Useful tip for placing the greeting too.
    My brushos came today but i haven't had time to play yet.
    Jean x


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