Friday, 2 November 2018

Christmas Florals and Greenery- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome
It's time for another great challenge at the 

Our theme this month is 

What a great theme to help motivate those of us that need to get working on making some holiday cards!  Please check out what our talented designers have created and we welcome the most talented friend Maura this month as our GD.

So onto my card.
I began with this great stamp from Impression Obsession called Poinsettia Sketch. It has such a great 'scribbled' hand drawn look to it.  I placed the stamp into my Misti, inked with some Versamark and stamped it onto my heavy white cardstock.  I then sprinkled on some silver embossing paper and heat set.
I stamped again on another piece of white cardstock and repeated the process, this time just embossing the flower area and not the whole image.
I then took the embossed flower and sprinkled it with red Brushos, sprayed with water and watched the colour emerge.  I then sprinkled a bit of a darker red Brushos onto my non-stick craft mat, added a bit of water and picked up some of that shade with a paint brush to give the flower some extra details and interest.
Using my Misti again, I stamped the simple sentiment and silver embossed that as well.
When the flower was totally dry, I fussy cut it out and pop dotted it over the first silver embossed image on my card front, being sure to match it all up.
I added some black shiny pearls to the flower center to help give it more dimension.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafting By Design- CHRISTMAS
4 Crafty Chicks- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- Poinsettia Sketch (IO)= Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches)
Inks- Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)= red cs
Accessories and Tools= Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= silver embossing powder= Marvvy Heat Gun= 
black pearls= Brushos (Brilliant Red and Scarlet)= paintbrush= non-stick craft mat= Mister (TH)


Pat said...

A beautiful deep colour red for your poinsettia Karen, and love the black centre you have given it, and the the silver embossed stamped background lets it stand out so prettily. A fabulous card! x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen

gr karin

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautiful rich colour on the poinsettias, marvellous design, Kate x x

papierelle said...

Wow, that's amazing. Poinsettia is my absolutly favorite christmas flower and your is so powerful on a soft background.

Loll said...

LOVE this design Karen. The silver embossed images in the background is so clever. Love the fussy-cut matching flower. Wonderful shading with your brushos to add depth to the petals. Silver and red is such a great colour combination for elegant Christmas cards! xx

Bonnie said...

Love this gorgeous red poinsettia, Karen! You have wonderful depth of color! The "sketched" background design is beautiful and so interesting! All the silver embossing gives it all a very elegant look!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, I love the mix of red white and black. Your poinsettia is wonderful :)

nancy littrell said...

Love your sketchy silver heat embossed background for your GORGEOUS deeply watercolored and fussy cut poinsettia. Your flower really pops and is the star with the background in your light silver. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Marcia Hill said...

Your card is STUNNING Karen!! LOVE your design with the background muted but still lovely with the silver embossing and then the beautiful pop of reds with the flower! So elegant and just it!! :0)

CherylQuilts said...

What a gorgeous card, Karen! I love poinsettias, and I love the silver embossing and your wonderful watercoloring! Stunning card, dear friend! Thinking of you and hoping all is well. Love and hugs...always! xoxo

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning and so unique. Sensational and your water colouring is fabulous. One stand out card X

Megan J said...

Hi Karen, a wonderful CAS Christmas card for your stash, love the embossed design behind the poinsettia. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Design, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

Susan said...

What an absolutely stunning colour for the poinsettia, Karen - such a wonderful deep rich red. I love the way you fussy cut it and popped it up over the stamped one (the rest of that stamp makes a beautiful background! A fabulous card!

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty Christmas card! Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous deep red poinsettia, Karen! Love the shading and the silver outline/sketched lines and sentiment! The placement of the sentiment is just perfect!
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful mix of dark and light red on your gorgeous layered poinsettia Karen! love the black/white stamping behind it - making your flower the focal point! xx

Tee Hall said...

Love the design! The poinsettia is wonderful!

Bobby said...

Beautiful, Karen. I love the background stamps left uncolored.