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Thursday, August 20, 2015

POINSETTIA

My new stamp set, Mondo Poinsettia, arrived today from Ellen Hutson and couldn't resist trying it out.  First thought was to watercolor - so stamped it in distress antique linen and watercolored with Zig clean brush marker in carmine, olive green and water.  It looked rather blah and I had already fussy cut it.  Didn't want to toss it, so stamped over it with distress fired brick and peeled paint.  Much better - gave it some definition.



Had another piece of the watercolored background like I used on my previous card, so used that adhered to cream cardstock for the base (4"x5 1/2")  Added the sentiment from Jane's Doodles and some sequins - done.

Will enter this in Merry Monday's current challenge of red and two shades of green. 

I'm off to La Crosse, Wisconsin tomorrow for a big high school class reunion, so see you next week sometime.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty



18 comments:

  1. this is one of the most beautiful flowers I've seen. gorgeous card!

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  2. Another stunner from you Betty! Love that big, bold Poinsettia! Beautiful! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  3. Wow, absolutely gorgeous flower and love the distressed background!

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  4. Gorgeous watercoloring and overstamping on that poinsettia Betty. It looks fab on the wc background as well.

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  5. WOW! This is a gorgeous poinsettia, Betty! That soft watercolor background is perfect to add a bit of contrast but lets the beautiful flower shine! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. the end result has turned out stunning Betty. Enjoy your trip away

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas card, Betty! I love how you added depth to the flower by adding a darker red and the dimension is really striking!

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  8. Beautiful card and I love this poinsettia

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  9. Really eye catching flower which looks great on the muted background.

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  10. Great idea to overstamp to give the colours a bit of depth- your poinsettia looks stunning and I love the subtle watercolour background too, Betty! I hope you had a fab reunion :)

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  11. Beautiful card, Betty! Love your pretty poinsettia and wonderful design! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  12. Stunning flower, love how you coloured it. Thanks for sharing your 2nd card for this challenge at Merry Monday.

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  13. Wow! Gorgeous in every way!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  14. Gorgeous card ..... that poinsettia is just stunning!! xx

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  15. Wow Betty, the depth of color on that poinsettia is gorgeous! Beautiful card!

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  16. Such a beautiful card!! I enjoy seeing all the beautiful things you create. Is there a way to follow your blog via email or am I just overlooking it. Blessings!

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    1. I just added Follow by email - not sure how it works but you can give it a try. thanks for your comment - glad you like what i create - i have such fun designing cards.

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