Sunday, October 04, 2015

Watercoloured Poinsettia


Hi everyone.  Time for the Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge.






I die-cut three of the smallest poinsettia flowers from watercolour paper.  I pressed my Festive Berries ink onto my craft mat and used a water brush to pick up the ink and colour my flowers.  I used Twisted Citron for the leaves.  I didn't add any shading, instead I decided to leave it as is so the bright colours really popped off the white card front.  I could have used coloured card stock, but I like the soft texture of the watercolour paper.  It's just another way to colour.

I shaped the petals with my stylus and mat, and then glued them all together, off-setting the petals.  I added some gold seed beads to the center for a little bit of sparkle.  A simple stamped sentiment and the card was finished.  Easy, peasy and fun card to make. :)

This month we have Pat (Colourful Creations) as our Guest Designer.  Welcome to the team Pat!! :) Please click HERE to see Pat's beautiful poinsettia Christmas card, and the other wonderful cards from the rest of the talented Design Team.

I hope you'll make a Christmas card featuring a poinsettia (any style of card is welcome), and then join our challenge.  The winner will receive a stamp set from Happy Little Stampers.  Come join in the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!








Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Festive Berries, Twisted Citron (Distress inks from Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), water brush, stylus and mat for shaping, gold seed beads

Challenges:
HLS October Christmas Challenge

28 comments:

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, love the layout. Very pretty.

Cathy said...

Striking card Loll, gorgeous flower, Cathy x

Pat said...

You are so clever with your CAS cards Loll. The flower is such a wonderful red and then the complementary sentiment against that crisp white background. Elegant and beautiful! x

Lee-Anne said...

Love the mix of the Twisted Citron for the leaves and that beautiful Festive Berries...such a beautiful color combo for poinsettias, Loll! Stunning in it's simplicity!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous, festive poinsettia ..... and a beautiful CAS design. xx

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Love it!

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty poinsettia, Loll! I love how it shows in all that white space!

Laurie Unger said...

Thanks for enabling me with the poinsettia die! Beautifully done!

MaryH said...

This bright poinsettia looks wonderful as it is! The watercoloring stands out so festively from the crisp whiteness of the dimensional background mat. Love the shaping of the poinsettia leaves, and festive berries was the perfect red for this pretty. The gold beads look nice too....they sometimes give me fits to get them placed properly. Love this one! TFS & Hugs

LesLee said...

I love the water colored poinsettia... you are right it does POP off the card. I love the twisted citron... it is on my wish list. I love the CAS design of this card.

nancy littrell said...

I love your watercolored die cut poinsettia and CAS Style Loll. TFS my friend.

Susan said...

CAS perfection, Loll - completely wonderful!

Barb Ghig said...

Swoon!!! Oh Loll, your Poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vibrant red and green against the white background...it's just perfect!

Gail Townsend said...

Love your card, the water coloured poinsettia and leaves are stunning.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, Loll, my friend, you give so much life to every die cut . . . amazing! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

Inkyfingers said...

This design is CAS perfection Loll and I love your soft coloured poinsettia which is so pretty. xxxx

TK Watson said...

Wonderful! I can't believe the watercoloring stayed so bright!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great CAS card. You're in this issue a real champion! This card is extremely elegant.
hugs,
BozenA

Carol said...

A beautiful card Loll, the water colouring looks fab. Carol x

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful bright bloom Loll!

Darnell J Knauss said...

CASfection, Lolly! This is the sweetest little poinsettia I've ever seen!! Hugs, Dolly

Anita in France said...

Perfect, Loll ... the fabulous dimension and those vibrant colours against the white background are just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

You always work wonders with poinsettias, Loll. I must try to join this challenge as I have a new PB poinsettia calling my name. And FYI, we are off for a weekend but I will get my homework to you after that ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous with that red against the white!

Deepti said...

Beauty! Love the multi layered poinsettia :)

Carol L said...

Your card is a CAS beauty with that pretty poinsettia! I love how you layered the flower and added sparkle to the center. I love the colors of your blog too! It's so much easier to read for these old eyes of mine, and just last week I made a card with these very colors too :)

Kylie said...

The poinsettia is amazing. I agree with Hazel - you do wonderful things with your dies! Gorgeously CAS and I love the sentiment in red xx

Ingrid said...

I just LOVE your card Loll! What an awesome CAS creation. And that twisted citron is fabulous - I have got to get that. Such a cute Poinsettia - not that I'm surprised...love EVERYTHING you do. :) :)