Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Poinsettias for Christmas

 Hello, Hello, All!  

Today I am revisiting the gorgeous Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set.  This is a favorite of mine that I reach for again and again.  

I like to make my parents a special card for Christmas so given the popularity of the slimline card, I decided to go that route.  I used two shades of red Ken Oliver Color Bursts to color this monochromatic card.  

I started out with a 10 x 4 inch piece of Canson Watercolor Paper.  I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on some Alizerin Crimson Color Burst Water Color Powder.  I used a large brush to move the color around and add water where needed.  I also sopped up some of the color with a paper towel as I did not want it too dark.  

Next, using my MISTI, I Stamped the poinsettias 3 times.  I then painted them all, using the Alizerin Crimson as well as Cadmium Scarlet color bursts.  A little mixture of black, blue and purple color bursts was used for the shadows.  The panel was then cut down for a 8.5 x 4inch card.  

When the flowers were dried, I used Winsor and Newton white gouache that was watered down to make splatters.  The flower centers were filled in with a Uniball Signo white gel pen.  

The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set.  Both the sentiment and the image panel were matted with shiny gold wrapping paper.  Some sequins finish it off.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I won't be back on the blog 'til December so have a Happy, Happy, Thanksgiving!  

Lee Ann  

1 comment:

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a beautiful monochromatic poinsettia card! I love the slimline design and the touches of gold!
Rachelle : )