Saturday, January 25, 2020

January Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of Rudolph Days.  The challenge runs from the 25th to end of month and it's anything goes - Christmas.

Today's card uses one of my favourite poinsettia images.  I LOVE this spray from Avery Elle.  There are a few different stamps in the set and there's matching dies too!

Watercoloured the poinsettia spray with Stampin' Up! inks and Distress Inks on mixed media paper; then splattered with diluted white acrylic paint.  Cut out with the die and popped it over top of a dry embossed snowflake background that I received AGES ago from my dear friend Susan.  Finished the card with the white heat embossed black banner.

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Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle); Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Thngs)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White Card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versafine Black; Real Red (SU!); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brush, diluted white acrylic paint, matching die for Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle), white embossing powder, heat tool, snowflake embossing folder (unknown)

Challenges:
Rudolph Days - January


31 comments:

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful Loll. There's nothing quite like a poinsettia on a Christmas card. Gorgeous ef too. The white splatters shows just a hint of snow.

Pat said...

What a pretty poinsettia with the holly and berries and love the colours you have used Loll, especially the wonderful blue berries which work beautifully and the background snowflake embossing looks great with it too. x

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful poinsettia, Loll, and perfectly colored and spattered! Love the embossed snowflakes that add subtle texture!

Maria said...

Oh, so pretty! Wonderful embossed background! And, love the beautiful poinsettia!

Susan said...

Such a beautiful spray of poinsettias, holly, and berries - and wonderfully coloured with great splattering. Love it against the embossed snowflake background!

Nstiz said...

How I love the deep red you achieved with watercolors, Loll! That's a hard one. Beautifully colored and love the white spatter suggestive of snow. The embossed card base is so perfect on this!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I think this card is so YOU and I love it, Loll! The poinsettias are colored beautifully and the diluted white acrylic paint spatters are perfect. They make a big difference and add a winter/snowy feeling to the card. The dry-embossed snowflake background is just right to add subtle interest and dimension.
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercolored poinsettia spray, Loll. Love how you added the acrylic white splatters and dry embossed snow background and heat embossed sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisitely coloured image Loll, and a beautiful card!
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Love the embossed background to that fab cluster of poinsettias. The splashes look like snow melting.
Treated myself to a real one before the holidays, trying to keep it in good health, so far so good but whether it will last 'til next year, I don't know. :)

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll! love the splatters...

Brenda said...

This is simply stunning Loll! I am loving that poinsettia spray too, but just looking at the stamp set it didn't really grab me. Seeing it all colored up by you and I'm loving it! Looks so great die cut out and popped up on your beautiful embossed background. Stunning! Hugs, Brenda

I Card Everyone said...

Forever and a day, dry embossing still does it for me, Loll! Such a gorgeous, snowy backdrop for your Poinsettia - isn't it amazing they are a tropical flower?!
I haven't heard of Rudolph Days - off to visit!
=]

Brenda in IN said...

This is so vibrant and just jumps off the card. The berries tucked in look so pretty and that embossing folder has lovely big snowflakes. The white paint gave it dimension.

BożenA said...

I love the contrast on this card. Bold and strong colors look stunning against a white embossed background. A fantastic card
hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Marvellous colouring and the poinsettia bouquet is fabulous. Great texture from the embossing folder and the pop of black from the sentiment strip is perfect. Such a beautiful card Loll x.

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely beautiful Loll! That Poinsettia image is one of my favorites too and it looks so lovely against the white embossed snowflakes! CAS perfection!! Hugs. :0)

Arlene said...

Bright and cheery. I love the card. Perfect embossed background.

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card, Lol. I love this image and the diluted white paint is perfect finely splattered across your image. Gives it such a nice look!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Loll, I love that poinsettia and berry spray. The snowflake texture is the perfect background :)

TK said...

Stunning, Loll, and it's easy to see why this is one of your fave images!

mamapez5 said...

You have matched your die to the stamped image so well. I am not very clever at that, though hopefully I am improving with practice! It is the perfect image for this style of card, and the embossing on the background really makes it pop well. Kate x

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful coloring methods, Loll, and the result is stunning. A beautiful Christmas card. The colors just pop. Hugz

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Lol.

Sue xx

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous with your watercolored and splattered poinsettia spray on the embossed card base. So nice to have the die for it. I love matching dies, sigh. All that Christmas card making got to me last year, but I know I need to get started. Thanks for this, Loll!

Robyn Oliver said...

Awesome card Loll, love the contrast with the red poinsettia and the lovely white embossed background...love it, hugs Robyn

linda said...

a beautiful CAS Christmas card, Loll! the image is lovely and perfectly pops against the embossed white background; it's wintery and festive. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda
Rudolph Days DT

Witchcrafted Life said...

Such an immensely lovely card. I'm smitten with the frosty blue hue of the berries - they deepen the sense of wintertime here all the more.

♥ Autumn

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful Poinsettia, Loll! Your color palette is so pretty and your embossed background is the perfect way to showcase it...Another really stunning card! xx

Anita in France said...

What a beautifully coloured, vibrant poinsettia spray against the fabulous, touchable background, Loll ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

Such REAL RED poinsettias. They definitely give beautiful life to this stamp. The white splatters add lots of interest too, along with the dry embossing. xx