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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Season's Greeting...

Hello there!!  I have a Christmas card to share today.  When I saw the challenge at Merry Monday to create a card using poinsettias I just had to play along!  I just love poinsettias and have a number of poinsettia stamps.  Some of my favorites are from Penny Black and are part of their brushstroke stamp line.  I used one called Red Star.  I used a variation of a technique that I used on a couple of cards I made last week.  The technique was one shared by the super talented Jill Foster a few weeks ago.  I used Ranger Distress markers in Candied Apple and Abandoned Coral to color the main flower and Forest Moss to color the greenery.  I started by coloring the petals with Abandoned Coral and then stamping on watercolor paper.  I blended it out a bit with a tiny bit of water and then added more Abandoned Coral and repeated the steps.  When I had the color I wanted I added in the Candied Apple to get some depth of color to the leaves.  I finished up with the greenery and then added the centers using a Wild Honey distress marker.  I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches so I will post it there. I trimmed down the panel and then added a little strip of patterned paper per the sketch.  Because I didn't want to completely cover up the poinsettia I stamped the sentiment (also from Penny Black) on vellum in gold embossing powder and then adhered it to my panel.   Since this week the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes I will be adding this there, as well.


Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Real Red, PTI vellum, Arches Hot Press watercolor; Patterned paper:  Echo Park; Stamps:  Penny Black; Inks:  Ranger Distress markers, VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder:  Ranger Ultrafine Gold

17 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

your poinsettia and that sketch go perfectly together, Rosemary - wonderful card!! bet it's a winner!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Perfect take on the sketch, Rosemary! Just love your mod poinsettia & vellum sentiment! So glad to see your card at MM!!

Greta said...

Interesting sketch & your card uses it perfectly, Rosemary! I love that poinsettia & the way you colored it this time is stunning! I agree with Betty--it's a winner!

Lisa Elton said...

This is THE perfect take on the sketch Rosemary! You know I love your vellum sentiments and what a pretty poinsettia!

Virginia Lu said...

VERY beautiful, Rosemary! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Viv said...

Such a great card here Rosie, love the pretty flower and colours used.Thanks for your lovely comments too ;) hugs Viv xx

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous....a bit of a retro feel to it and so clean and crisp! Love it!

Nancy said...

Such a cool way to use the sketch! Love this artsy design!

The VineArt Cafe said...

vibrant and pretty

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful poinsettia! I love PB stamps, but don't have too many, myself. I love the simplicity of this flower.

Felicita Johnson said...

Rosemary,
This is stunning... love you take on this weeks challenge and your coloring on amazing, thanks for sharing your technique. So happy you joined us this week over at Merry Monday.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is gorgeous, Rosemary! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Colleen said...

A beautiful poinsettia from PB and wonderfully colored Rosemary! thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Christine Alexander said...

stunning card, love the bright red of the poinsettia with the gold embossed sentiment.

Kim S said...

Gorgeous!! I love the bursts of the bright red leaves and gorgeous greenery from behind the golden sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile RIBON said...

Stunning! Love this gorgeous poinsettia, it's so stylish. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Mades Sketches.

Anita in France said...

Vibrant, festive and so lovely, Rosemary ... such a striking poinsettia ... beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)