Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Christmas Poinsettia

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing more with no-line watercolouring and using one of my new Penny Black stamps.  I watched several of Jill Foster's (PB&J Penny Black) recent videos and used a few of her techniques and layout.  I have changed up a few things to make it my own design.

I started by stamping the image in light brown ink in my Misti.  I left everything in place, watercolouring the poinsettia with distress inks while still in the misti.  Once I was finished with the flower, I dried it with my heat tool, added anti-static powder, stamped the image over top using Versamark ink, and then heat embossed in clear.  I think my clear powder is old because it bubbled a little, but it just makes the flower look a little sparkly.

I masked the card front and sponged the background with three colours of brown distress inks (antique linen all over; brushed corduroy around the sides and edges; vintage photo just on the edges).  I splattered some water and then blotted with a paper towel (ghosting).  Removed the masking tape and stamped the sentiment in black and also clear embossed it as well.  I finished the card by rounding one of the top corners.

I know this sounds like a lot of steps, but it actually was fairly quick to make and I enjoyed every bit of the watercolouring (my favourite part!).

I was inspired by two challenges ... Less Is More #348 - Watercolouring.  And Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas (Penny Black featured).  I combined the two. :)








Stamps:  Red Delight (Penny Black); Big Scripty Greetings Holiday (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Crafter's Companion - white)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (SU!); Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz); Versamark; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Misti, water brush, clear embossing powder, heat tool, masking tape, sponges, corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers)

Challenges:
Less Is More #348 - Watercolouring
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas

41 comments:

  1. Ahhh! This is gorgeous, my friend! The poinsettia is gorgeous and your sponging is flawless!

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  2. WOW! Your watercoloring is impeccable! I will resist buying this stamp because when I try it I know it won't look like this! Your shading and color blending are flawless. The background- perfect! This is amazing Loll and one of my most favorite cards of yours this year!

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  3. Stunning card, love the beautiful poinsettia and that background is amazing
    Hugs Kaz x

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  4. I don't know what to say, Loll. I'm speechless. This is absolutely stunning.

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  5. Love the way the embossing powder makes it look sparkly! Great use of Jill Foster's technique (and your own spin on it!).

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  6. I forgot to say Congratulations on your win at the Flower Challenge. Not surprising at all. ;)

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  7. gorgeous, Loll you created so much depth of colour on your poinsettia and I love the sparkle from the embossing powder. I can't wait to see this IRL :)

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  8. When I saw this card I was anxious to see how you created that fabulous effect on your beautiful poinsettia. I wouldn't throw that OLD embossing powder out because the result is amazing. What a beautiful stamp and lovely background. Love the colour you used on the leaves. This is BEAUTY at it's best Loll!

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  9. So pretty and eye catching! Thanks for the directions - you make it sound so easy! (we will see!) Very nice!

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  10. WOW stunning card, your watercoloring is fantastic, Loll. So beautiful ...

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  11. What a great result Loll - must admit I was wondering that the texture on the flower was :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Love this Loll, especially the texture on the poinsettia. :)

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  13. Gorgeous inspiration as always Loll. Shaz.x

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  14. Fabulous blending of the background Loll! I love the bright, vibrant Poinsettia standing out against it. And you're right about the bubbles in the EP, it does make it look sparkly! Love it! Have a great day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  15. love it!! gorgeous. I just got that stamp too and have been playing with it
    so fun.
    xx Karen

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  16. Beautiful work, Loll. The pointsettia looks 3D to me! I feel like I could pluck it off the card. :) The blended background looks like it has a glow, too. So very pretty! You have such wonderful talent, Loll. And I sure appreciate your sharing it with us with your gorgeous cards. Hugs!

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  17. Eeeeeeeek! Wow, Loll! Talk about a stunner. Gorgeous no line watercolouring and your ink blended background. So much depth. Awesome design too with the poinsettia extending past the inked area. Love this! Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina xx

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  18. STUNNING!! Love the Poinsettia stamp you used...it's watercolured beautifully and love the clear embossing on top too! And your background is just as beautiful too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  19. Beautifully done, Loll!!! Fabulous use of Jill's techniques and I love how your bg turned out. I made one with a similar layout and I was not happy with my bg - now I have a new color combo to try!! Thank you!

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  20. Spectacular card, Loll! I LOVE this!! That poinsettia looks amazing with its bit of 'sparkle,' if you ask me! All the colors you've used are perfect for a Christmas card, and I especially love the 'Peace' sentiment. Just gorgeous!!! Bev

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  21. what a beautiful design Loll! I haven't tried the no line coloring technique yet and must look for some stamps I have that it might work on. The sparkle added by the clear embossing is wonderful! xx

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  22. Very beautiful, Loll. I love poinsettia cards and yours is outstanding. Wonderful ink sponging and lovely shine from the heat embossing.

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  23. Wow! You are so good at the no line coloring Loll, this poinsettia is amazing! I love the color of your background and your sentiment is just perfect as this card has a very peaceful feel to it. Hugs, Brenda

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  24. Oh lala ! What a beautiful card ! A lot of different techniques here ! Love your clear embossing look on the flower and the leaves, it looks like dew drops ! I like this technique too since it enables to give a little bit of shimmer to the Distress inks. Your watercoloring is stunning as usual, I love the effects of depth that you manage to do ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More this week!

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  25. Beautiful no line watercolouring of your gorgeous poinsettia, Loll. Love how you masked and sponged distress inks for your background and added water drops for a snowy effect. I am inspired to watercolour a Christmas image too. TFS and always inspiring me my friend. Hugs...

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  26. Sensationally brilliant and I love it. A real masterpiece x

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  27. Absolutely show-stoppingly gorgeous Loll. So much attention to detail, beautiful watercolouring and full of shimmer and shine too. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More

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  28. This is stunning, Loll! The colouring is exquisite and I love the composition.

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  29. Wow Loll, this one is a stunner! I love the techniques you used, heat embossing the image with clear powder was a super idea. I think the bubbles look great! Your watercoloring is so skillfully made too. Just wow! :) Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  30. This is a real stunner, Lol. Love the idea of clear embossing over watercolouring, it looks beautiful with the gloss.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  31. Beautiful colouring, Loll ... the glimmeriness of the shiny embossing on the poinsettia is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. Can you hear me going "Ooh, & Aah"? This is just splendid. (I love Jill and you've channeled her to perfection with your own rendition). Wonderful stamp and I like the look of the embossing as yours turned out. It looks very sparkly on the leaves, thought you'd used a gel pen to create the tiny dots. Also like the texture created on the red petals too. Another fab effort with the noline. Can you come give me lessons?LOL. TFS

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  33. Knew in a flash that this card in the gallery was a "Loll" beauty. Wow, wow, wow. I love that image and your coloring is exquisite. May have to watch some of Jill's videos. I can't really get my head around no-line watercoloring. Hope all's well in your household.

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  34. Oh my goodness!! That card is so fabulous, so delicate and feminine !! Awesome job !

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  35. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the effect from the embossing powder. A very worthy mention on the LIM challenge xx

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  36. This is stunning Loll and can see why this was a showcased card over at LIM as it is so bright and pretty and I love the way you have embossed over the top of the flower and made that blended background in those really pretty complementary colours. x

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  37. Congratulations on the well-deserved Showcase from LIM, Lolly! What a thrill!! Hugs, Dolly

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  38. beautiful card, luv the CAS design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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