Monday, February 26, 2018

Merry Monday #279 - Poinsettia

Hello friends.  This week's challenge at Merry Monday is being hosted by JoAnn and she would like to see POINSETTIA'S on your card.


I used a Penny Black stamp called Red Delight and came up with this simple card:

I used my MISTI and first colored the stamp directly with a couple SU! markers (Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, & Mossy Meadow) and repeated until I had the depth of color I wanted.  Then I used an Aqua Painter to lightly spread some of the color beyond the leaves and flower to give more of a water colored look.  I used another Penny Black set (Rejoice With Joy) for my sentiment, and then layered with a piece of Old Olive cs and then attached to a white card base.  At this point I should have just left the card alone, but thought I would add some gold WOS to the center of the flower.  It was a good thought, but nothing was coming out of the pen at first so I gave it what I thought was a small squeeze...apparently it wasn't a small squeeze!  A huge glob came out of course...oh no!!  I cleaned up as much of it as I could, and while it doesn't look terrible, it doesn't look like what I had envisioned!  At this point it was what it was, so I called it good! 

 We can't wait to see what YOU come up with using POINSETTIA'S on your card this week!  Make sure to check out all the beautiful inspiration from my teammates and then play along with us.  You can find it all right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Marcia! I love the sentiment paired with this striking poinsettia image! Just beautiful!

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  2. The watercolored look is beautiful Marcia! This is fabulous!

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  3. Marcia, this is absolutely gorgeous! Have a wonderful week xoxxox

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  4. Beautiful, has such a light and airy look, the sentiment is so true!

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  5. Just love how you watercolored that delicate flower, Marcia - the gold WOS looks amazing to me! Perfect with that sentiment!!

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  6. Stunning card my friend...I adore that sentiment! Your flower is very pretty and from the picture, I would not have known about any glob...it is striking! Have a great week...I am squealing in anticipation!!

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  7. What a pretty card with beautiful watercoloring around the edges!

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  8. Gorgeous watercoloring of your inked poinsettia Marcia! love that sentiment too!

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  9. What a beautiful Christmas card, Marcia! Love that poinsettia and it's paired perfectly with the sentiment!

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  10. Very pretty, love the stamp and the wow factor this card has. Cheers, L :)

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  11. Lovely watercolored poinsettia, Marcia. Have a great week.

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  12. Stunning card...your watercolored poinsettia is so amazing!

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  13. Beautiful card Marcia. I LOVE this stamp and you have done it perfectly. Love your watercolouring. The gold in the middle looks good. It gives it some shine. The image is beautiful with your amazing sentiment. Perfect together! Hope to play along this week ... feel bad that I missed the last two. xx

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  14. Gorgeous Marcia, I can't wait to play along :)

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  15. Oh it's beautiful! That technique looks amazing! Well done to you!

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  16. Oh Marcia! you brought this beautiful image to life!! I love your water coloring - wowie!! : )

    ♥ Patti

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  17. It's gorgeous, Marcia! The gold is perfect, in my opinion. What a wonderful sentiment and I love how you arranged it and the flower together!

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  18. Wow Marcia! Would a gorgeous card! That poinsettia is stunning!

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  19. Beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment. Love the water color look on the beautiful poinsettia.

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