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Saturday, August 8, 2015

JOY

As I was going through challenges to possibly enter today, I found I could design one card that would fit four of them - Color Throwdown and Merry Monday for the colors, CAS(E) #135 for the sketch and HLS Christmas for "sparkle".


The poinsettia, leaves and background were watercolored with my Zig clean color brushes.  Used HA gold embossing powder for the flower, leaves and sentiment.  My poor photography doesn't show the sparkle very much but there is lots of Wink of Stella sparkle on the poinsettia.  Hope maybe the gold will qualify for sparkle too.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

30 comments:

  1. Were you lucky enough to score the light Zig colors? This sure is pretty with the gold embossed edges and soft coloring! Thanks, Betty, for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. Oh this is gorgeous! Don't you love it when one card covers several challenges and nothing looks "forced to fit"

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  3. what a beautiful card Betty. It really is very pretty. The colours are lovely

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  4. Your poinsettia is beautiful and looks great layered over the watercoloring! So glad you played Merry Monday this week!

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  5. So BEAUTIFUL. I love that background too. It really makes the poinsettia SPARKLE. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

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  6. This is just gorgeous, Betty! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

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  7. Wow, you rocked all 4 challenges in this beautiful Christmas card! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

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  8. Fabulous card, great take on the challenges.

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  9. So pretty Betty! Love this beautiful poinsettia ... and love the wrapped threads underneath. Great design. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  10. You watercolored poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous...such an elegant Christmas card!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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  11. Very pretty. Love the watercolored poinsettia and the background.

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  12. I'm sure the Wink of Stella gives a lot of sparkle in real life - it never photographs well! Beautiful poinsettia in lovely soft colours! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  13. Very pretty, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  14. This is just stunning, Betty!

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  15. Winner winner. This is so deceptively simple but, oh so, beautiful. The soft colors and lovely details make this the one to watch.

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  16. CAS and absolutely beautiful Betty! Once I enlarged the photo, I could see all the sparkle and shine...a lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  17. Beautiful elegant card. Love the simplicity. Can you tell me the stamp set you used for the poinsettia & leaves? When I click on the words, the link doesn't take me anywhere.

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    1. Kathleen - the poinsettia and leaves are from Hero Arts - it's called Peace Poinsettia - i fixed the link - sorry for my goof.

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    2. Loved your card so much, I tried it with a rose. I wish I had a bigger rose - I like the way the poinsettia is so dominant on your card. Anyway, used my zig clean water brush pens and lots of Wink of Stella. Plus made a custom envelope. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Would love to show you the finished result, but I don't know how to upload a picture in my comment.

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  18. Beautiful poinsettia! Love this! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  19. Really gorgeous card, Betty! Your Poinsettia is so pretty and your coloring is just beautiful! You're doing so well with the Zig brushes (me, not so much) and I love how you added sparkle with your WOS glitter pen!

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  20. Oh, this is beautiful Betty! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  21. This is really pretty, Betty! Love the soft colors of your poinsettia and the great design! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  22. Lovely! I color of the poinsettia is just stunning!

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  24. Totally delightful Christmas card Betty, love every design element. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  25. This gorgeous poinsettia looks like the thinnest of stained glass with the gorgeous coloring inside that lovely gold outline. Love the addition of the thread tucked in behind this beautiful flower, and the slight suggestion of the pale watercolor background. Thanks for sharing this at HLS Christmas Challenge as this certainly 'sparkles'.

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