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Monday, October 2, 2017

merry poinsettia

Hello!  Have a card to share for several different challenges today.  When I saw that my sweet bloggy friend, Anita, is the creative guest for Inspired by All the Little Things I knew that I had to play along!  It also helped that the inspiration photo is that of a gorgeous dahlia and I absolutely love dahlias!!  I decided to team this up with the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge.  I pulled just a few colors (peachy pink, blue and gold) from the pin-sights inspiration photo and the inspiration I took from the Inspired All the Little Things photo is the positioning of the flower.  I would have loved to have a large dahlia image to color, but I thought my EE Mondo Poinsettia would make a lovely substitute.  I stamped the large poinsettia on watercolor paper with watermark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The same was done with the smaller poinsettia on a separate piece of watercolor paper.  I then colored both images with two ZIG clean color markers (Light Carmine and Flamingo Pink).  The center of the flowers were colored with another ZIG marker (Mustard).  Once the flowers were dry I die cut the smaller one with the matching die.  I added a light coloring of blue (pulled from the EE Pin-Sights photo) with a ZIG marker.  Once everything was dry I trimmed down the main panel and adhered the smaller poinsettia.  I added the foam tape to the back and then remembered that I had not stamped the sentiment!!  So... I stamped it on vellum and heat embossed in white.  A few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew were added to finish things off.   I will also add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.


Thanks for stopping by... please remember to keep everyone in Las Vegas in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this awful tragedy.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS Fog, Ranger watercolor; Stamps and dies:  Essentials by Ellen; Inks:  VersaMark watermark ink; Hero Arts white embossing powder, Ranger gold embossing powder; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color Markers; Nuvo Crystal Drops

17 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Rosie, beautifully coloured! Loved your Altenew card too, the blues were gorgeous xx

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--another stunningly beautiful card, Rosemary! I was just about to post mine (also colored with Zigs, but yours looks closer to the inspiration) but wouldn't want it next to yours in the gallery! You are such a talented designer!

Lisa Elton said...

This is stunning Rosemary, absolutely stunning! Love the color of your poinsettia and the blue you added behind it! You always inspire me!!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a striking flower, I love Dahlia's too Rosemary and your is coloured beautifully! Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired By All the Little Things!

Leni said...

Lovely card! Love how you "framed" the flower with blue and the vellum sentiment works great!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous colouring and take on the inspiration photo!

KimCreate said...

A beautiful floral card! Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things this week!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your coloring on that gorgeous poinsettia, Rosemary! Great use of the challenge colors!!

Kara Lynne said...

You did such a gorgeous job with your Zigs! Beautiful card, Rosemary!

Melissa Bove said...

Stunning card! Such a pretty poinsettia!! Wonderful coloring and design!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous!

Marcie Sharp said...

I love the sentiment stamped on vellum. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By this week.

Heather Jensen said...

I adore this peachy colored Poinsettia! The gold embossing gives this some added class. :)

Stampingcountry said...

Yes, your Poinsettia is a lovely substitute! Beautiful colors too!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Rosemary ... the colouring on this lovely poinsettia is fabulous ... it's elegant, delicate and deliciously dimensional! Thanks so much for the shout out, my friend ... so happy to have you playing along with us at Inspired By! Hugs, Anita :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Rosemary, this is such a gorgeous CAS design! Love those gorgeous peachy tones! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By!

Ardyth said...

This is stunning! I've never layered up the two poinsettias before, but it looks great. And the blue wash really, really makes it pop!