Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Peace and Joy

Hi everyone.  I've having fun creating right now.  Have been busy making lots of cards - YAY! :)  Today I'm sharing a card for the Merry Monday #279 challenge - Poinsettia.


I do love this stamp set and it has matching dies, which is something I rarely buy, but well worth it with this set as fussy-cutting would be a challenge. :)  I stamped the images in Archival black ink and then watercoloured using Stampin' Up! reinkers.  I die-cut the images and then arranged them on my card base, stamping the sentiment as well.  I just taped down the single poinsettia and the double poinsettia spray in the middle of the back only so that the edges are loose.  I was hoping it would give it a little dimension.  I think it worked. :)

Here's a close-up ...
I hope to make some more of these in the coming days while I still have this wonderful stamp set on my work table.

Hope you'll check out the Merry Monday #279 Challenge and see all the beautiful cards from the Design Team.  And then join in JoAnne's challenge - poinsettia.  The challenge is open until Sunday.







Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series
Ink:  Re-inkers:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight (SU!); Archival Black (Ranger); Black (Memento - for sentiment)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, matching dies (Avery Elle), white gel pen

Challenges:
Merry Monday #279 - Poinsettia

34 comments:

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card Loll, love that poinsettia spray beautifully coloured :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty, Loll - lovely coloring and design

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS.
Faith

Patti said...

Loll you continue to amaze me! not only did you create a fabulous card but your photography and artistic rendering is stunning!!

Patti

Julie B said...

Lovely, you know me and poinsettias! :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercoloured poinsettia's using your reinkers. I love how you loosely attached your flowers, Loll. TFS and look forward to more of your beautiful CAS designs. TFS my friend. Hugs

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. The lovely image is beautifully coloured. xx

Kara Lynne said...

Such a beautiful image and your water coloring is gorgeous! I love the dimension when the leaves/petals aren't adhered.

Bonnie said...

Pretty poinsettias, Loll! Beautifully colored!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, the deep reds are so pretty, love the dimension of the slightly elevated spray.

Susan said...

Beautiful bouquet of poinsettias, holly, and berries! Love the watercolouring you got from the reinkers!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning swag of poinsettias, Loll, and I love your coloring with reinkers!! Perfect with the white detailing too! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

Trina P. said...

Too funny... when I saw the MM challenge this week, I thought of you and knew you would create something stunning. Beautiful watercolouring with re-inkers. I guess I should have just sold my old SU! inkpads and kept the re-inkers... oh well. 😂

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful re-inker watercolouring of the poinsettias, Loll! I LOVE the design of the card - how you placed the single poinsettia and the double poinsettia spray, and where you stamped the sentiment! Hideko

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll! The colors in your poinsettias are beautiful. How neat that you colored them in with the reinkers! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents! Hugs!

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll!! This is one of my favorite Poinsettia stamps as well...I think it was Colleen that enabled me on this one! Love how you kept the card CAS so the Poinsettia is the star of your card...just lovely!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Linda said...

This is so pretty .... the stamp is gorgeous and your colouring is beautiful xx

Debbie said...

I can see why you want to make some more, Loll - this set is great! Love your CAS layout and the pretty watercoloring.

MaryH said...

I always sigh over your watercoloring skills...this is such a pretty color to use for the poinsettia spray, and it really does have a great depth & dimension with the way you've placed the focal image. Stunning. TFS & Hugs (and good for you at getting so many cards made too!)

Bobby said...

I love the berries with your lovely poinsettias, Loll. They would be the hard part of fussy cutting I'm sure.

Linda said...

Loll, your watercolored poinsettias are so beautiful. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Mac Mable said...

Sure did give your wonderful card some dimension. CAS perfection and so beautiful x

Marsha J Reed said...

These are beautiful watercolored poinsettias, Loll! I love the clean and simple design. Marsha

Greta said...

What a gorgeous stamp & love how you used it, Loll!

ROBIN RICHARDS said...

THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL CARD. I WILL BE TRYING TO MAKE ONE.

Brenda said...

I am loving this card Loll! That poinsettia is amazing and I love the way you have colored it. Such a beautiful CAS card! Hugs, Brenda

JoAnn said...

Your poinsettia card is beautiful Loll and your color is perfect. I like the way you just taped the middles, it does give them dimension. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Cindy C. said...

These pink poinsettias are so pretty!!

Heather Hopson said...

Yes, fussy cutting takes time, but it is so worth it! You have made a beautiful card and I love the colors and the work you have put into it. Well done!

BożenA said...

Beautiful CAS card! A beautiful arrangement of flowers and beautiful colors make this card unique.
BożenA xoxo

Anita in France said...

Yep, definitely deliciously dimensional, Loll ... that was the first thought that came into my head ... along with beautiful ... your colouring and highlighting is just fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card and colours!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a stunning card, Loll! Your Poinsettia's are so pretty...I love the shades of red/pink and how they contrast with the berries! I love all of your details, too...so lovely!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Loll, I love the CAS design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.