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:

Kelly Lunceford said...

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

Lisa Elton said...

The watercolored look is beautiful Marcia! This is fabulous!

Lori Turner said...

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

VineArtist said...

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

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

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

Colleen said...

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!!

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

What a pretty card with beautiful watercoloring around the edges!

Julia Aston said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Leanne said...

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

Linda said...

Lovely watercolored poinsettia, Marcia. Have a great week.

Kim Heggins said...

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

Loll said...

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

Christine Alexander said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Patti said...

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

♥ Patti

Kara Lynne said...

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!

Mona Pendleton said...

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

JoAnn said...

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

Sandy said...

Gorgeous!
Sandy xx

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty, I love the image.