Hi everyone. More watercolours :) ... and more fun using supplies from my friend Susan ... thanks Susan!! :) I borrowed her beautiful poinsettia stamp, inked it in versamark and heat embossed in white (twice). I then watercoloured it using distress inks. I splattered on top to give this a bit of visual texture. Gold stickles were added to the center for some sparkle. And I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to add glitter to the frame and also down the center of each petal (I'll show you a close-up below with the second version of this card).
The second poinsettia is watercoloured in shades of pink (again using distress inks). I didn't splatter the background of this one ... leaving it smoother ... and also did the background inside the frame the same way. Gives it a different look, don't you think??!!
Clear Dazzling details (clear glitter glue from SU!) were added to the center for some sparkle and dimension. And as with the above card, I added clear Wink of Stella to the frame and also down the center of each petal. I think it makes it really interesting rather than coating the whole flower.
Here's a close-up so you can see the shimmer a bit better (it's so sparkly IRL) ...
I'm entering these into Virginia's View Challenge #8 - CAS (third entry) ... and the pink one into the Jingle Belles - It's a Pink Christmas.
Just saw that the latest challenge at CAS on Sunday #44 is "Emboss it"!. So I'm entering the above cards!
Stamps: Poinsettia (Stamp Oasis); Joy sentiment (from the $1 bin at Michael's ... no manufacturer listed)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy + (Red Poinsettia: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany), (Pink Poinsettia: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany); versamark
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, water brushes, paint brush for splattering, gold stickles, dazzling details, clear Wink of Stella
Virginia's View #8
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
CAS on Sunday #44