Sunday, 6 December 2015

Peace and Joy


Morning.
When I see all the gorgeous poinsettias decorating stores and homes I think of them as Christmas glories.  They always feel like the perfect finishing touch for the holiday decor.
I just love this stamps from STAMPlorations and I love using the loose watercoloring technique so I put the two together and this is what I came up with.  

I began by stamping the poinsettia on a piece of scrap paper so I could cut out a mask to use so I could get the look of a cluster of flowers.  I inked the stamp with black Memento ink again and stamped it onto my cardstock.
I got out my Brushos next and sprinkled some onto my pallet, sprayed with water and used that to do a loose watercolour on my flowers.  When it was all dry, I fussy cut the piece out so I could glue just the corner and pop the edges up to add more dimension.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from PTI, scored a border to pull it all together and added the small pearls to the flower centers.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- JOY

Little Red Wagon- TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS

Addicted to Stamps- HOLIDAY

Just Add Ink- JUST ADD 'C'
(Christmas, colour)

Allsorts- CLEAN and SIMPLE


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPlorations, PTI/ ScorPal/ sm. pearls/ Brushos/ paint brush/ Memento ink

18 comments:

  1. I adore poinsettias, and these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  2. Gorgeous card, I love the sentiment stamp you've used. Karen xx

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  3. Wonderfully made card. Love those poinsettias and the coloring you did on them. Great sentiment stamp too!

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  4. Your poinsettias are gorgeous! The sentiment and embossed border finish the card off beautifully xxx

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  5. This is stunning Karen! I adore your water coloured poinsettias and your shading, framing and sentiment are wonderful accents. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  6. Loving this card, the masking is perfect, and the water coloring is simply beautiful Karen.

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  7. This is just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  8. This is amazing. Your work is so inspiring.

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  9. So beautiful I love the poinsettia, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  10. Beautiful Karen. Gorgeous watercolouring and I love the dimension from fussy-cutting, and the scored border. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

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  11. Wow, this is so beautifully coloured, Karen. I love that the clean background really helps those amazing poinsettias pop.
    Thanks for playing at JAI this week.
    Di :-)

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  12. Beautifully done Karen. Such lovely poinsettias and elegant design. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  13. Your Christmas glories are gorgeous, Karen. Beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. xx

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  14. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at this weeks "CAS' challenge at Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  15. Scored border. Popped up edges. You know just the right things to take your cards over the top design wise, Karen.

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  16. Wow awesome really very pretty. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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