Sunday, October 16, 2016

Playing with Poinsettias

Today I got to spend some time playing with Hero Arts Poinsettia and some cheap shimmery watercolour paints I picked up for $4.99 the other day.  They are such pretty soft colours.  There are 28 colours in the set (See it HERE)

My first card started out life as an ATC that I thought would look good on a card.  I made the card a smaller one.. 3.5" by 4.5".

I used some Close to My Heart watercolour paper for the ATC panel and white embossed the poinsettia.  I did a wet on wet paint technique by wetting the image before adding the paint.   The sentiment is from another Hero Arts set.    I dragged some of the paint out around the flower.
Entering this into the Challenge at Hero Arts 

My second card is a full size A5 size and uses the same technique for colouring the Poinsettia.

I started by stamping the Stampin'Up text in 2nd generation using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  Once the flower was coloured I masked it and sponged Tumbled Glass distress ink all over the card.  I then added watered down Golden Glitz ink and some of the pink paint.   The sentiment is from a set in the SOA Candy Cane Lane collection.

and for my last card I chose a different colour for the flower

I started by stamping the poinsettia in a light grey Altenew ink.  I used cream and fawn colours.  I added a pale grey Copic marker round the outside and then around some of the petals.  The sentiment is another one from SOA Candy Cane Lane  collection.

Today is hubby's birthday - the big six-0!  We had a great party last night - catching up with a lot of old friends and relatives.

thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a great weekend.


Greta said...

Had to pin that first card before I even read what you'd done--just stunning & now I "need" that stamp! All of your cards are beautiful & will be treasured by the recipients! Looks like a yummy BD cake--cheers to your hubby--still a youngster in my book!

Arlene said...

The cards incredible--Wow.

Arlene said...

The cards incredible--Wow.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely cards Dawn - the first one is my favorite - love the soft colors. and HB to hubby - looks like a scrumptious cake!!

creationsnz said...

ALl great cards Dawn but my fave is the first one too, or maybe the second... CarolG

~amy~ said...

These are all so pretty Dawn! LOVE the watercoloring! Thanks for joining the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge❄️

paperpicnic said...

Congratulations on your Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge Win!! Yay! Your watercolored poinsettia is beautiful! Enjoy your prize!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Dawn on your Hero Arts win.