Hey friends!! I'm so excited to be the guest designer for Merry Monday Christmas challenge!! The challenge hostess this week is Lesley and her theme is blue and white with texture. I used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and so I will be squeaking this one in just under the wire. I started by stamping the smaller poinsettia image from the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Poinsettia set in VersaMark watermark ink on some Ranger watercolor paper. I had to stamp each flower, apply the white embossing powder and then stamp the next flower to make sure that I didn't overlap any of the flowers. Once I had heat set the piece I taped it to my little cutting board, spritzed it with water and then watercolored it using Stampin Up! Midnight Muse ink. I love how the variation in depth of color that you get from watercoloring an image. Once the piece was dry I die cut it using an AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop die. The large white panel was also die cut using a Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop die. The word is from the Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Christmas set and was stamped in Midnight Muse. I added some Stardust Stickles to the center of the flowers. There is some textured to be found in the watercolored piece, but I added a bit more by embossing the strip of Midnight Muse cardstock that is layered behind my watercolored panel. I'm also adding this to the current Essentials By Ellen Pin-sights challenge. My focus is obviously on the dark blue color in the palette.
Thanks for stopping by today and thanks to the Merry Monday gals for having me as the guest designer today...make sure you check out their fabulous samples!
Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin Up! Midnight Muse; white; Ranger watercolor; Stamps: Essentials by Ellen; Dies: A Jillian Vance Design; Ink: Stampin Up! Midnight Muse, VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder: Filigree white; Stardust Stickles