Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Green and Blue Poinsettias with Sea Bubbles

Hello everyone and welcome to the new followers, I hope everyone is doing well.  I've been busy with family visiting and my niece's wedding but now back with some Christmas designs.  

I know it sounds a bit strange, Poinsettias with sea bubbles but I think it worked!   I was happy to find the awesome Tattered Poinsettia Die Set (Tim Holtz by Sizzix) recently and had some fun playing with them.  


The background is Dylusions  and Distress Inks.  I stamped over top with Design by Ryn's Snowflake Set but it's hard to see as there is a lot 'going on'.    I also used white acrylic paint with a dotty Memory Box stencil.  I added glitter with spray glue onto the background.  Joy is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set.

I die cut the flowers on white card stock and coloured with Distress Ink including the new Twisted Citron which is a new favorite colour.  I stamped over some of the petals with Design by Ryn's Sea Bubbles Set (using the smaller stamp).  I also used Crackle paint on the flower and added glitter while wet.   I added small beads to the centre with Glossy Accents.   The greenery die cuts are from the Tim Holtz Sizzix die set - Holly Greens 658759.  I added a little white puff paint to the greens.


 


You can see the Sea Bubbles better on the flowers in this next design below:



I used Distress Inks in the background (with water and Acrylic plate) and when dry I stenciled over with a couple of Memory Box stencils and Distress Inks.  I also used Radiant Gels (African Jade) by ColourArte with a Holly Tim Holtz stencil.   Merry Christmas is from the Penny Black-Christmas Cheer set. 

I coloured the flowers again with Citron Distress Ink and stamped using Sea Bubbles with the same ink.  After shaping I painted with Viva Crystall Gel and again added beads to the centres with Glossy Accents.



Thanks for visiting and have a great day,
Shirley

31 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic mix of colours and designs - BIG wow! Hugs, Valerie

Win Dinn said...

Gorgeous card, as always, Shirley - you're getting me in the mood! Such inspiration. xo

Beth Norman said...

Wow, both of these cards are stunning. I love the colours you used. So non-traditional, just the way I like my Christmas cards. You did a nice job popping up the poinstettias.

Sue Marrazzo said...

AWESOME GREENS!!!!!

MaryH said...

Easy to see you had great fun with this splendid die! What wonderful sea flowers you have created too, using these marvelous DI's and all the ferns & bubbles. Love the embossing of the holly in #1, it fit in perfectly with the seascape. Always love the subtle backgrounds you create with the stencils & sprays. Each of these is so unique and beautiful, and who would think of the poinsettia shape as part of the sea? But it does work so well. Well DONE! (as always!). Hugs & TFS

Pat said...

This is really pretty Shirley and I love the background and the poinsettia colour is a refreshing change to the norm and the beads you have used for the centres look great. I love all the shimmer and shine too and the radiant gel you have used on the holly is gorgeous. Glad you are enjoying your summer. x

Pat said...

Sorry Shirley I have just realised that there are two cards with subtle variations and not just one, but anyway they are BOTH beautiful ..lol. x

Margik said...

What cards so beautiful and fresh! The ponsetias are gorgeous. Great desigsn and colors, Shirley!
Hugs, Mar

~*~Patty S said...

It certainly DOES work beautifully with your artful touches and always fresh and innovative color combos and designs Shirley!
Sounds like you are having a lovely summer.
Enjoy * Enjoy!
oxo

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful colours and designs Shirley, so pretty! Xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are stunning Shirley, I love the combination of the green and blue together. The seed beads make a great centre to the flowers. Hope you are well.

Sue xx

Patti J said...

Wowzers, what a gorgeous creation! Beautifully done!

Karin said...

wow they are stunning!! and I love the colors!
Groetjes Karin x

Shona said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS !! I love both cards, but the first one makes me drool. Love the Sea Bubbles stamp on the flowers,can't wait to pick mine up. It's such a great stamp, I just had to add that whole Sea Creatures set to my Ryn collection. See what you started??!! I may have to try the Dylusions Inks again *sigh*, you make such yummy backgrounds.

Anneke said...

Your work looks wonderful. Lovely Colors.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! How nice to spend meaningful time with your family for such a joyful celebration!

Your cards are incredible! Love the use of the sea bubbles! Who'd a thought? Yummy colors and beautiful fantasylands of festiveness!

Hugs,
de

Cathy said...

Stunning cards Shirley, LOVE the colours and there's so much gorgeous texture, Cathy x

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, can imagine that the new Distress color is just up to your street! It's a real ' Shirley' color, but I love it too! Your Christmas creations are super duper lovely! Like all the greens and that die cut poinsettia is beautiful......I think I have tat one too....must dive into my stash!
hugs Miranda xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, yes, I'd say it worked ever so fine, Shirley! These are just mind-blowing in design and beauty!! Once again, I'm in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

chrissie said...

Amazing colours Shirley and a wonderful idea to have the green flowers they stand out beautifully

Love Chrissie xx

Barbara said...

Love the colours of these backgrounds, Shirley, I've just bought the citron distress inkpad but haven't had a chance to use it yet......also LOVE the TH tattered poinsettia Bigz die....it's my 'go to' favourite every Christmas & throughout the year. Great cards xx

Gerrina said...

It may be a strange combination, but in this colours and with such beautiful poinsettas it looks great! Enjoy the hopefully sunny week! Hugs, Gerrina

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, love how you used the dies in these cards. They add so much dimension! Great subtle stamping on the petals as well. And of course, I love the colours!

Enny said...

Wow, beautiful creations Shirley ! I love the colors, and the poinsettia dies. What a great idea to use the sea bubbles ! Hope you can enjoy more sunny times ! Love, Enny

maria's knutselplezier said...

Two wonderfull , Christmas cards , dear Shirley , I really love your colour play it's so very pretty, and I love the dimension in the last one, great , beautiful flowers as well!!

Have a nice weekend , I hope everything is oké with you!!

Greetings
Maria

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, love these colors.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love the technique with background, Radiant rains leaves texture is awesome!! Beautiful colors and card, Shirley

sheila 77 said...

Thanks very much for all the details of your materials and processes. It's different to how I paint, so therefore totally fascinating and inspiring.
Love both these cards with so much in them.

LonettA said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colours and details! Really beautiful and fresh designs!

Little Artbee said...

Your Mix looks very good, also the combination of colors. I like it much. Another kind of Christmas Cards.
Greetings
Sabine

Sandy said...

Wow! Beautifully designed and I don't see how colors could get any prettier!
Sandy xx