Sunday, 22 November 2015

Painted Poinsettias

Good Morning.
Woke up this morning to a winter wonderland.  

I am just working away at getting some Christmas cards done so hope I am not boring you with some more.  I saw a technique that I wanted to try.  Instead of inking your stamps, you apply paint.  I used watered down Brushos for mine. This is the wonderful results of doing that.

I began by getting out my MISTI.  Using a paint brush, I painted the Brusho onto the stamp surface, a spray of water then stamped.  I masked the flower with a mask I had cut from scrap paper, painted the flower and stamped again 2 more times.  So pleased with the results.  
To pull it all together, I scored a border around the edges and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black.

Adding my card to these challenges:



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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black, STAMPlorations/ Brushos/ paint brush/ mini mister/ MISTI/ ScorPal/ Memento bl ink


  1. How could we possibly be bored looking at your GORGEOUS, artful cards?!!! This is STUNNING, and I don't have Brushos but I'm off right now to try this with my distress stains :)

  2. Oh my! This is so gorgeous. What a beautiful holiday card creation.

  3. Beautiful! I love the sketchy look of the flowers. Not boring - inspirational! Keep 'em coming ;) And thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper!

  4. Oh, Karen, you never bore with your cards, and I just love poinsettias and love the elegance of this one. I love the scoring and the simple matting. Stunning! Hugs, gf!

  5. Oh Wow what a fun technique. Love the result - those poinsettias are gorgeous. Also love the font on your sentiment. Love checking out what you are playing with.

  6. love your Brusho-Stamping - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

  7. Beautiful Karen! I love that poinsettia stamp, such great depth! hugs :)

  8. ... beautiful creation and technique!
    Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper Challenge!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  9. Bored with Christmas cards that are stunning and eye-catching like this one? Never! Swooning over your painted poinsettias...WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty creation in the ATSM gallery!

  10. Beautiful card, Karen, and I love that sentiment and it's font.

  11. Outstanding! Which PB poinsettia is this? Can't seem to find it...

  12. Such a beautiful, festive Christmas card. Love this design.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx