Saturday, July 03, 2021

CAS Christmas July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of a new CAS Christmas challenge.  This challenge is being hosted by Linda (Lin's Craft Corner).

I do love to watercolour poinsettia images.  I have used the one above so many times, but never get tired of it. :)  Unfortunately, it is retired and no longer available.

This was a save image.  I first watercoloured the poinsettias in pinks and used light red for the berries.  They did not look good together! :(  Left it for a couple of days and then watercoloured over top with Zigs.  Love the colour of the poinsettias with the mix of Wine Red Zig and the pink underneath. :)  Added a black stamped sentiment from Merry Up! 30-622 (Penny Black).  Die-cut my poinsettias, splattered with diluted white acrylic paint, and popped them up on the card base.

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We are so happy to have Sandra (Sandma's Handmade Cards) as our Guest Designer this month.  I hope you'll check out the challenge blog and see the poinsettia cards from are talented Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Sandra.  Come join us!


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Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle - retired); Merry Up! (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress inks:  Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz); Zigs (Wine Red)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), paint brushes, Holiday Bouquet matching die (Avery Elle - retired), Acrylic White Paint, brush for splattering

Challenges:
CAS Christmas July Challenge - Poinsettia


23 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Funny how a color just won't look good to the eye sometimes - so glad you were able to come back to it and layer something else on - the colors are beautiful on this Loll and I love the white splatter (always scary to do!) xx

BożenA said...

This color combination looks really stunning, I never would have suspected they didn't look good before. I'm glad you came back to this card after a few days, because it was worth waiting for the change. White splashes are wonderful, always in perfect intensity :-)
hugs,
BożenA

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Glad you were able to save your lovely poinsettias. I too have this set and love it. It looks great with the white splatters. TFS

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous poinsettias, Lolly! I love the depth of color on the flowers and the berries! The white splatters look like snow falling on them! Lovely card, my friend!

Leslie Miller said...

The very first thing I thought was how much I love the color of the poinsettias, so I'd say it was a good fix. Gorgeous against the white. Many times the oldies are the besties!

Pat said...

These poinsettias and berries are terrific and the pink flowers with the wine Zig colour over the top looks so bright and beautiful and the darker red of the berries is really striking Loll. A gorgeous card. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so lovely, Loll! The deep pink of the poinsettias pops against the white background so beautifully. I would have never guessed that this was a save image. Love the depth of the color. Falling snow is a pretty finishing touch!
Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Poinsettia Loll, I love that deep magenta with the green of the leaves. So sad they retired it, such a pretty image ♥

Mac Mable said...

Great fix and the mix of colours look fabulous on that beautiful poinsettia....great white splats too Loll x.

Carol L said...

Your card is a wonderful CAS design, and I just love the pink overtones of color on those poinsettias! Beautiful!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Loll. I'm always in awe of your cards and this one is no exception, I love it! x

Marcia Hill said...

That Avery Elle Poinsettia image is one of my favorites too Loll...it's a classic that NEVER gets old! I'm so glad you persevered with this one too, as the pink and red together just couldn't be any prettier!! Loving the white splatters too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Linda said...

So beautifully CAS, and I love the colour of those poinsettias xx

HilaryJane said...

It looks amazing and I love the white splatters and that it is propped up on the card creating that lovely dimension xx

Susan said...

Great save on your poinsettia - I'm always happy when I can do that. Love that image, the colours you used, and the white splatters!

Trina P. said...

Great minds do think alike! 😉 I’ve been loving the deep pink fuchsia colour lately, and yours is gorgeous! You rock the splatters as always... I wanted to add some to mine, but was too nervous I would ruin it. 😆

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, Loll! I love that you colored over the pink with wine red...such a striking result! It's too bad this stamp is retired...I can see why you love coloring it ~ xx

Brenda said...

Your poinsettia's are always watercolored to perfect Loll! I love this one's colors. So vibrant, so bold and so beautiful. Love the white splatters too. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

That is such a rich, lovely color. The berries are so pretty too. Great save!

kiwimeskreations said...

simply stunning with the rich colour of the poinsettia Loll - love it
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a pretty card...love the colour.
xx Karen

Cathy said...

Great save Loll, these colours look fabulous together! Such a pretty floral and the spatters look great, wish I was brave enough to add them! Cathy x

Linda said...

Loll, your watercoloring is always so fantastic. I so struggle with that. Looks like great minds think alike as we used the same stamp set. Beautiful card, my friend.