Tuesday, July 03, 2018

CAS Christmas July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Christmas July Challenge.  This month the challenge is hosted by me and I have chosen ...


I love to watercolour, and I have a beautiful and easy stamp set and matching dies to create my poinsettia cards.  Last time I used this set, I mentioned in my post I was going to stamp a bunch more images and play with watercolouring.  And I did.  I have four cards to share today.  I made multiples of a few, so managed to make six cards in total.  I also used a piece of designer paper AGAIN and wanted to use up the entire 6"x6" piece.  I hope this is becoming a habit because I have LOTS of Christmas papers. :)

I varied the designs slightly and also varied the colours of the poinsettias ... some red, some pink, and some in-between.

Here's the close-ups ...







Check out the challenge post to see some inspiring Poinsettia cards from our talented Designers, and special Guest Designer, Marina (My Perfect Life).  Then come play along.  There's still a week left before the challenge closes on July 24th at midnight (PDST).



Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle), Be merry sentiment - Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Things); Joy sentiment - Many Christmas Messages (Hero Arts); Thinking of you sentiment - ? (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series);
Ink:  Reinkers:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up!); Archival Black (Ranger); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Holiday Bouquet matching dies (Avery Elle), water brush, white gel pen, glossy accents

Challenges:
CAS Christmas July Challenge - Poinsettia

33 comments:

  1. Your Poinsettia's are gorgeous, Loll! Beautiful watercoloring, and I love how you included holly and berries in your design! Love your striped papers, too! Thanks so much for inspiring us with your designs...I am definitely going to play along again :)

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  2. The perfect CAS card. I love how you centrally composed all the elements. The stripe panel is a beautiful background for your unique poinsetti. I also love the next cards, which are built of the same elements, but otherwise arranged create a completely different look of the cards. Great presentation, Loll.

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  3. Just love your poinsettia cards Loll...your colouring is beautiful

    Anne

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  4. that sort of lime green is so pretty with the beautifully colored pink poinsettia, Loll - love it!

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  5. Oh my, Loll, but you have me inspired to use some of my Christmas DSP...I had no idea how much until I just finished my BIG Purge of my craft room..and I know right where all the paper is now too:-) TFS and the inspiration. I just lOVE all your pretty designs. Hugs..

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  6. Wow Loll, I am totally loving all of these cards and good for you for getting 6 made! I was just thinking about stamping some images and coloring. Looks like I need to do Bonnie's challenge and this one! If and that's a big IF, I get ambitious enough will do some other challenges I guess. lol Great use of Christmas pattern paper, will have to remember this idea. Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Each of these poinsettias is so pretty, Loll! Love the green and white striped paper with them! Each card is unique and fun! Love this challenge!

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  8. I love all of them, what a great way to build up your stash and love the way they are all different but similar. Awesome cards :)

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  9. Oh my, Loll. Each of your cards are just wonderful. I love green and stripes, so they really stand out. I'll be CASEing. Thanks!!

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  10. What a fantastic collection of the poinsettia cards, Loll! I love each and all designs! You used the stripe designer paper so well, making the card look modern. And of course your watercoloring is beautiful, as always! Hideko xx

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  11. Wow Loll - what a fabulous set of cards! Especially love the diagonal stripes with the poinsettias!!

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  12. It's a treat to see you using the pattern paper. This one is especially pretty with the pink & red shades of the beautifully watercolored poinsettias. Love the CAS look of each of these cards, and what a stash you are building. TFS & Hugs

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  13. Fabulous cas creations here Loll. I so love poinsettia's for Christmas cards. Perfect DP too. I seem to neglect or forget to use mine.

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  14. What great cards Loll. Love the green paper, so crisp and clean with the poinsettias.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. What a gorgeous collection of Christmas designs, I love the poinsettia and you've coloured it beautifully. I know what you mean about having lots of Christmas papers, I really should start using mine xx

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  16. Wow...what a fun and efficient way to get several beautiful Christmas cards made at one time! Love how you watercolored the poinsettias, as always, and the use of that snazzy looking design paper.

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  17. Lovely, lovely cards Loll, and I'm loving that simple striped DSP that you used on all your cards...what a difference just a small strip of DSP can make! Your water colored Poinsettia's are all beautiful too and I can see why you like that simple stamp...so easy to color but so striking too! Can't wait to dig out my Poinsettia stamps and play along with this challenge!! :0)

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  18. Love all the different layouts you achieved with the same poinsettia - a great demonstration of getting the most out of a stamp. All are beautifully watercoloured. And a great way to use up small bits of DP!

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  19. Your shading is impeccable, Loll! I'd have never thought to use that on a patterned background but it looks so festive on that! This is so beautifully done!

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  20. Thanks for giving us this great idea on how to use some of supplies of patterned paper. I know I have way too much. It is so hard not to hoard our paper instead of using it.

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  21. Now you are spoiling us..... Do so love your water colouring in the pretty pinks/reds and it goes so well with the paper. Great colour combination, great layouts and great use of the papers x

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  22. What a super collection, Loll ... the poinsettia are just lovely ... fabulous with the touches of PP! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. Each so pretty in varying degrees of simplicity. The striped paper really sets off the poinsettia. All nicely balanced. Four more beautiful cards for Christmas -- yay!

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  24. Totally love these beauties, Loll! Your watercolouring is spot on. And that striped paper sets everything off beautifully.

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  25. BEAUTIFUL cards, Loll. I love your watercolouring. Kisses!

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  26. All phenomenal CAS cards, Loll! Awesome job stretching that piece of pattern paper. Gorgeous watercolouring as usual! xx

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  27. Loll, it looks to me like you did a magnificent simple card to a magnificent spectacular card...and the one in the middle is just as outstanding! I think I must remember to do that so I can get three cards at one sitting! You are genius!! Heart Hugs, Col

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  28. What an awesome set of cards using the same supplies and all CAS Loll! I love the green stripes with the pretty poinsettias! Julia xx

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  29. WHAT? A FOURfer??? You are really spoiling us, Lolly! Each design is more spectacular than the one before to showcase that beautiful poinsettia bouquet!! Hugs, Dolly

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  30. Finally getting around to visit everyone's projects this month! I loooove your cards with those bright and colorful poinsettias and patterned paper. I keep saying I'm going to do this with my patterned paper and then, well doesn't happen. You've inspired me to just do it! Have a great week! Hugs!

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  31. I love how you put the stripy paper behind it - gives it a modern twist.

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  32. I get bored making the same thing over and over so I love how you used the same images and paper to create a variety of layouts, Loll. Each one a beauty.

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  33. I adore your four different poinsettia cards Loll and the green striped paper you have used is beautiful.. such clean and elegant lines to these. x

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