Friday, 4 November 2016

Pretty Poinsettias

 Morning. 
It's a new month and time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge.  

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/11/the-flower-challenge-2-theme-occasion.html
 So I decided to make my occasion Christmas and used this pretty poinsettia stamp to make another card for the holidays.

I began by placing the Christmas Pride flower from Penny Black into my Misti, inked it with Versamark and stamped.  I then embossed with white embossing powder and a heat tool.  I used some Spun Sugar and Festive Berries Distress ink on my acrylic block, water and a paintbrush to paint in the flower.  I love this flower as it is so easy to watercolor and add shading.
I stamped the sentiment from the Festive Cheer PB set in the bottom corner with black Memento ink.
I sponged more Spun Sugar over the whole card front then white embossed the edges.  
It needed some more interest, so using the Script stamp, I randomly stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in white.  Much better.  The finishing touch was to add some black gems to the flower center.


Please come and play along with this fun challenge.



Also adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Watercolour Challenge- TEXT


Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Creations- Water Color

A Snowflakes Promise- THE SEASONS

Fairytale Challenge- MONOCHROMATIC


Thanks so much for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ ink: Memento, Distress, Versamark/ MISTI/ wh EB powder/ heat tool/ black gems/ paintbrush


26 comments:

  1. I love that stamp too, Karen, and it looks lovely with the pink background.

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  2. I'm a follower of your beautiful work and saw you used the same stamp as I did last week on my Facebook - Gery Tiemens-Hartgers and this is soooo different, but also sooo beautiful.
    Stunning what you can do by using the same stamp.
    If it is okay with you, I would like to try your technique too.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Groetjes Gery

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  3. Wow this gorgeous,Karen! Every time I see your beautiful cards my wish list gets a little longer! Love the background script!

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  4. Auch diese Karte ist wieder ein Traum, liebe Karen :)))
    Herzliche Grüße
    Christine

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  5. Wow, Karen, this is GORGEOUS! Love the painting of the poinsettia and the added text!

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  6. Your heat embossed and watercolored flower is gorgeous Karen. I love how you added your sponging, text stamping and splatters to add more depth. Your black gems are perfect too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  7. I love the washed out snowy look to this!

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  8. This is beautiful, gorgeous colours and love the scripty background! xxx

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  9. Such a beautiful soft colour, Karen! Love the bit of script and splatter to add interest!

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  10. WOW ... soft and delicate watercolouring Karen. It's so beautiful. Love the script. xx

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  11. Another wow here too Karen, that flower looks amazing.Great watercolouring once again too ;) Viv xx

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  12. I would say that instead of being titled Pretty Poinsettias this should be titled Gorgeous Poinsettias. What a magnificent design and I love the softer coloring of them.

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  13. Oh so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Crafty Creations Challenges }

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  14. This is a beautiful card, love it! Thanks for the detailed how to - description.
    Edith

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  15. Another stunner, mf! Love the white-embossed snowy edges :)

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  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  17. Lovely creation,thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

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  18. Beautiful watercolored image, Karen, and adding the script text really adds such a wow factor! Gorgeous card!

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  19. Hi Karen, this is so beautiful, you are not wrong that this is a lovely stamp to watercolour it, and just two colours make it look stunning! I LOVE the addition of the text to the background, and the white embossed edges. It's those extra details that really make a card go from good to fabulous! Beautiful card.

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  20. Very pretty! Love the script in the background. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

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  21. A wonderfull and stunning card! I love the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. XX Bianca DT

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  22. Karen, love this gorgeous white embossed, water colored poinsettia, the script in the background stamped randomly, makes your panel look so vintage and elegant.
    Lovely colouring and colors, awesome Christmas card.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria.

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  23. This is stunning ..... love the delicate text in the background. Thanks for playing long with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

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  24. Love that touch of black.
    Perfect :)

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