Monday, October 13, 2014

Two More Poinsettias

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


Julie B said...

Loving all for of your poinsettia cards Loll. Looks like you've had a busy weekend, my hubby says the turkey sarnies are the best bit about Christmas turkey. Have fun with your crafty friend. I hope to get together with mine over the half term break as they are both teachers. :)

Susan said...

So glad your turkey dinner turned out well! Love both colour versions of your poinsettia card, and that bit of paste embossing really makes the background piece more interesting.

Lesley said...

Stunning cards, Loll. I miss your elegant designs. Happy to hear that you had a good Thanksgiving! Enjoy your crafty day!

Nikki Acton said...

Hi Loll, I am quite new to your work - but soon becoming a big fan! Nikki xx

JJ said...

Hi Loll.

Two beautiful cards, loving the background with the mesh and paste as well as the word background, all works together so well.
Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day it was lovely to hear from you and I hope you stop by again.

Glad you had a fabulous Thanks giving with your family.
Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving surrounded by your loving family! Hurrah for turkey sandwiches! Two more pretty poinsettias! And the background stamp is awesome!

Stamps and Paper said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving,.....two more lovely Christmas cards Loll love the embossed random mess background effect..your Christmas card pike must be growing nicely


SmilynStef said...

The pink is so pretty with the green ... so very glad you went PINK for a Cause with us at Jingle Belles.

Diane said...

Very pretty!

Marie Bingaman said...

Gorgeous cards Loll! Have fun with your crafty friend! :)

Unknown said...

beautiful cards, Loll! Love the modern twist on these Christmas cards! xx

Lee-Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving with all, Loll! These are the textured background and what you've done with the centers of the poinsettias too! Beautiful!!!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous designs!!! I love the sentiment panel, fab inking !

nancy littrell said...

TFS both versions of your beautiful watercolored poinsettias Loll. I Love your sponged and stamped background panels. I am feeling inspired my friend. Hugs, Nancy

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW*WOW*WOW! i thought your last pair of cards was a dramatic demo of how you can totally change a design with color, but if anything this pair is MORE impressive! wow! you almost don't recognize they are the same b/c they "feel" so different... and yet equally lovely, obviously! thanks very much (AGAIN!) for "thinking pink" with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! <3

cm said...

In no way can I express how stunning your cards are any better than Lauren's comment, above, so I'll just echo her words. WOW*WOW*and WOW*! Hope you don't mind that I case this at some point - a chance to create something beautiful with things I have. Perhaps a 'step' into doing justice to my STAMPlorations sets!

Brenda said...

I'm glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family Loll! It sounds like a great one for sure. Glad you have the night off from cooking too, I like them kinds of nights. lol Your cards are awesome! I love how you did the the stenciling with the texture paste, gives such nice texture. I also love how you did the wording and the inking/watercoloring-it really makes it standout so beautifully. And then there is the poinsettia, how beautiful they both are. I am loving the color combo on both of these cards. Hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. Love your duo of poinsettias. It is amazing how differently they look due to the change in colours! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations and Good Luck! Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx