Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Red Star

Hi everyone.  Quick post today to share a no-line watercoloured poinsettia. 

I stamped the solid poinsettia image onto mixed media paper using tea dye distress ink.  The medium brown base added to the colours of the poinsettia and greenery.  I then used a water brush and more distress inks to watercolour the petals (festive berries, barn door, fired brick) and greenery (peeled paint) over top of the tea dye ink.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment that comes with this stamp set, in black ink.

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Stamps:  Red Star (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tea Dye, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush

28 comments:

Colleen said...

Just stunning Loll!!

Marcia HIll said...

This one's a beauty Loll! I love the color you achieved even with the tea dye beneath...soooo pretty! And thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card that arrived today...BEAUTIFUL!! I hope you and your family have a blessed and very Merry Christmas!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful no line stamped and Distress Ink watercolored poinsettia, Loll. Love the added sentiment. TFS Merry Christmas, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Darnell said...

Gorgeous no-line watercoloring, Lolly! That's a fabulous stamp for the no-line technique and I love that it takes up a lot of the card front so a simple sediment is all you need to finish it off! Holiday Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

Festive and elegant! I wish I could get these results with the no-line watercoloring!

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow is this ever beautiful. And to think it's all hand painted! Amazing. No clue how you did the fine needles of the pines so neatly, Loll. And worse, I spy another Penny Black stamp I may not be able to live without. Just gorgeous!

Maria said...

Oh, so very lovely! The poinsettia is so pretty!

Susan said...

Interesting how the Tea Dye ink deepens the colours! A beautiful card - I love how you've overlapped the sentiment.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Gorgeous! Did you first wet the tea dye ink and fill the image or did it just bleed in as you added the other colors? I tried no-line watercolor only once and picked an image too detailed. I lost all the definition. I love that this image is so open and simple to keep the sections separate so it doesn't become one big blog.

Debbie said...

OMGosh, Loll - this is simply stunning.

Dianne Johnson said...

Absolutely, perfectly gorgeous! Love it so much.

Patti said...

Oh I love this image!! and you colored it beautifully.

Hope you are doing well : )

Patti

colleen said...

so pretty

Julie B said...

What a fab poinsettia Loll, you can't beat it for a little bit of festive colour. :)

nwilliams6 said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love how this looks, Loll. I have got to try no-line stamping more seriously than I have - it never seems to work for me. Great color and great design here. Hugz

Linda said...

This is stunning ..... I must practice my no-line watercolouring in the New Year.
Have a fabulous Christmas my friend. Love and Best Wishes to you and yours xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Loll, how lovely this poinsettia is. Beautiful no line coloring and and the soft look is gorgeous.

BożenA said...

Great poinsettia, Loll. The beautiful, simple shape of the flower adds even more elegance to your card. Great inspiration!
BożenA xoxo

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous no-line watercolored poinsettia, Loll! Love the shades of red with depth and the well-balanced horizontal design! The font style and the placement of the sentiment are perfect!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful, Loll. Clever having the tea dye ink enhance the gorgeous festive colours. Fabulous job watercolouring as usual! xx
Have a merry Christmas... 5 more sleeps!!! 😉

Mac Mable said...

Love the effect from the tea dye ink under those beautiful colours. Great water colour effect and such a stunning no line tecnique.
Such an elegant card X

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, such a beautiful NL colouring, the tea dye added a great tone to the other colours.
Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in 2019 :)

Maxine D said...

WOW - what an elegant and stunning card Loll
Christmas blessings to you and yours
Maxine

Pat said...

This no line coloured poinsettia is beautiful loll, and the beautiful font of the sentiment goes perfectly stamped partly over the image. x

Barb Ghig said...

I don't know how I missed this post...Such a GORGEOUS Poinsettia, Loll! Great idea to use Tea Dye for your base...it really creates such lovely shades of the red and green! Love your elegant sentiment, too...a really stunning card!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful!

I have this stamp and I really like the way you have stamped the sentiment across the image. Well done you!

Anita in France said...

Classy and elegant, Loll ... such lovely no line colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Manna said...

A beautiful stunning poinsettia bloom so brilliantly watercoloured. Simple and elegant. xx