Thursday, August 20, 2015

Season's Greetings


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card that I made for a couple of challenges.  I LOVE this beautiful Penny Black stamp called Red Star.  Not only does it have the beautiful poinsettia, but it also comes with the sentiment.

I used my SU! markers to colour onto my stamp, misted with a bit of water, and then stamped onto mixed media paper.  Because this paper doesn't absorb as quickly as watercolour paper, it gave me lots of time to use a water brush to move some of the ink around.

I inked my sentiment stamp and then used my water brush to just touch it likely in a few places before stamping.  I was hoping it would give it a bit of a watercolour look to match the image ... and I think it worked.  I'm happy with how it came out.

I'm entering this into Merry Monday Challenge #169 - use light green, dark green and red.



And I'm entering this into ATS&M #158 - Holidays.

Thanks to everyone that was concerned about my hubby.  He is feeling much better.  And our air conditioning is installed and working ... what a relief.  ;)

Thanks for coming by for a visit ... and welcome to my new followers!  Glad you could join me!








Stamps:  Red Star (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  SU! Markers:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush

Challenges:
Merry Monday #169
ATS&M #158 - Holidays

29 comments:

Carol said...

A beautiful Christmas card Loll, love the stamp. Carol x

Deepti said...

Gorgeous! The bright red is awesome :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You have every right to be happy with how it turned out Loll, it's stunning! Such a beautiful stamp and I love the treatment you have given it . . . I must give the technique a go sometime! Have a lovely day/evening! Hazel xx

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... so striking! Good to hear you're cool! Hugs, Anita :)

Gran26 said...

Another beautiful Christmas card.

nancy littrell said...

Love your soft image with your watercolor technique. Turned out beautifully my friend. TFS

Kylie said...

A beautiful, soft image! Love the watercolour! xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Just stunning, Loll! Love the organic feel of this beauty!

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I love this poinsettia and the sentiment is so elegant and a perfect pairing! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Susan said...

You definitely achieved a great watercolour look, even on the sentiment! I don't know that PB stamp (might have to give it a try when I see you!). Perfect card for the Merry Monday challenge!

HJ said...

This is a truly beautiful card. And yes, even the sentiment looks like watercolor. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Bobby said...

Having the sentiment included in the set is indeed a great bonus, Loll, especially when it is such a fancy font. It's perfect with it's little touch of water added, as is the lovely poinsettia.

Linda said...

Beautiful! That poinsettia is simply stunning! xx

Gail Townsend said...

great card, I have this stamp and I love it! Your sentiment looks like watercolour. xx

Julie B said...

What a fab card Loll, love that stamp too. This is a great watercolour look too even down to the sentiment.
Thanks for the lovely comments on my w/c post. :) xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love your colouring technique.
Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is stunning, Lolly! I love the technique and, boy, was it perfect for this! I'm sorry I haven't been up to visiting, but I've sure loved all the beautiful cards you've made in the last few days! I'm so happy for you to have your new a/c unit installed so you can get some relief from the heat! I hope Gord is feeling better and that whatever he had, you don't get! Hugs, Dolly xxoo

Cat Craig said...

Loll, the water color feel along with the scripty sentiment make for a very lovely holiday card. Perfect card for mailing. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Julie B said...

Back to say thanks for linking up at ATSM! :)

MaryH said...

It's splendid, and so vivid in the red colors too. Great watercolor work. I happen to love poinsettias, and this one is so pretty. Off to enjoy some of your earlier posts I missed. So glad to hear you have some 'coolth' now, and that Mr. is feeling better. Hugs & TFS

Neets B said...

What a gorgeous stamp, and I love the effect you've achieved with water. A fab image and sentiment, perfect CAS card.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

conil said...

Well, you certainly nailed this one. Love the way you laid this out with that amazing stamp. This looks as though it wouldn't be difficult to mass produce. Although, have to say, never mass produced a card, yet.

Barb Ghig said...

This is really gorgeous, Loll! I love how you added a touch of water to the bloom and sentiment to give them a water colored effect! And, that you kept your design CAS, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Lee-Anne said...

Definitely has a watercolor feel and is totally lovely, Loll!

Karren said...

Such a beautiful card, Loll and a gorgeous image! The watercolored look is so soft and pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Kathyk said...

A fabulous make Loll

Kathyk

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful Poinsettia Loll! I love how you colored it with direct to stamp and misting to give the watercolored look...CAS perfection!! :0)

Rose said...

Beautiful! So very elegant & beautifully coloured.

Pat said...

This PB poinsettia is beautiful Loll and the sentiment has such a lovely font and the whole thing is simple but really elegant. x