99 Red Balloons

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Well… OK he’s only got the one but that’s what kept going through my mind whilst working with this image.

This is my entry for Passion fo ProMarkers Ruby & Gold challenge.The twist was to use gems or jewels.It’s another cute Smookie stamp by Kars.Here are the pens I used:

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I placed the ink onto an acrylic block and applied it with the Blender pen,building up the depth of shading until I was happy there was enough colour.Highlights have been added using Inssentials white gel pen.Backing papers are Basic Grey Cupcake,shapes cut from Labels 4 Nestabilities.Papermania gems and Anita’s Sticky Ribbon to embellish.

Confession time – I nearly used brads in the centers but remembered the twist at the last moment!