Hi everyone. Back with two more poinsettia cards. But before I get into the cards, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my Canadian followers ... A Happy Thanksgiving!!
We had our family Thanksgiving dinner last night with turkey and all the trimmings. And we (me, hubby, Evan, Nikki, Cooper, Jer and Alex) were joined by my mom and a friend of Jer's. Lots of fun, lots of laughs, good food ... good time :) Tonight I have the night off from making dinner ... hubby and I will be having turkey sandwiches (yum, yum!). :)
Later this morning, I'm going to be joined by my dear friend Frances. We are spending the day making cards using my watercolouring techniques. It's going to be fun!!
Now on to the card ... The background is randomly embossed with some paste using a mesh stencil ... just to add a bit of texture and interest. The long panel is sponged with distress inks and then over-stamped in red. And the poinsettia is watercoloured, fussy-cut and then gold liquid pearls added to the center.
I'm entering this into the current challenge at STAMPlorations October Challenge - Stamps and Embossing.
While I was at it ... I made two :) ... just changed up the colours.
And I'm entering this into the current challenge at Jingle Belles - It's a pink Christmas (second entry).
Stamps: Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower; Vignette: Christmas Block (STAMPlorations
Paper: White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Red Poinsettia card: Real Red (SU!); Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany. Pink Poinsettia card: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany
Accessories & Tools: Textured Mesh stencil (Memory Box), embossing paste, palette knife, sponges, water brushes, heat tool, gold liquid pearls, silver stickles, black liquid pearls
STAMPlorations - October
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas