Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Poinsettia in Traditional Christmas Colours

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.    We are still enjoying a wonderfully warm summer and I'm still not in my craft room or visiting blogs as much as 'normal'.   

I created another card a while ago using the Tattered Poinsettia dies by Tim Holtz along with stamps from Designs by Ryn, but this time I used traditional Christmas colours.  


I used Evergreen and Festive Berries Distress Inks with water to create the background.  I over stamped with Seaweed Set to create the 'branches'.   I also sprinkled white and gold embossing enamel onto the background and heated underneath with a heat gun.   The die cut flower is coloured with Festive Berries DI and the Sea Bubbles embossed with gold.    I painted over the flower with Viva Kristal Gel. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

26 comments:

Di said...

This is absolutely beautiful Shirley. I just love the colours. Di xx

Pat said...

This is another beautiful card Shirley and the Poinsettia with its patterned gold embossing and the Krystal Gel certainly makes a statement centrepiece. I love the pretty distress inked leaves and the sames colours used in the background with the pretty stamping, and the spots of embossing enamel give it a true Christmas feel. Glad your weather is so good and you are enjoying the summer. x

chrissie said...

Wonderful card Shirley with beautiful traditional colours and images

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Totally gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really a wonderful festive composition. The colors and stamps combination is fanastic.
I wish you a nice week,
big hugs Anja

Margik said...

Gorgeous card and pretty colors, Shirley. I love the beautiful poinsettia, it's spectacular. The background is amazing too. Hugs, Mar

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning Christmas card Shirley, the poinsettia looks gorgeous with the gold embossing and the branches fron the seaweed set goes perfectly. Just goes to show how versitile Ryns wonderful stamps are. Hope the garden isn't keeping you too busy and you are out and about enjoying life.

Sue xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love the watercolour spots of red and the festive sprinkling of gold, beautiful card! Xx

LonettA said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Wonderful colours and great background!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card, Shirley, that die is one of my favourites......I always love the great way you use colour and background stamps to fab effect xx

Enny said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful ! Such lovely colors, and festive with the glitters ! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, enjoy Summer ! Greetings, Enny

Win Dinn said...

Love this particular combination of red/green, Shirley - and your poinsettia is gorgeous. That gold embossing on it is delicious! xo

Donna Ellis said...

ooooo! It's beautiful, Shirley! Love the textures you achieved on your poinsettia! Gorgeous and colorful - a wonderful walk in Shirley's fantasy Christmas garden! hugs, de

Anneke said...

This card looks gorgeous. Your background is amazing.
Beautiful flower, lovely color.

Ryn Tanaka said...

hey Shirley! Thanks for sending along this beautiful card! I love how you're using Sea Bubbles as texture in the flower petals! Also really like your inky red and green background and subtle use of Seaweed Set. Many thanks!!!

Asha said...

Stunning card, Shirley, LOVE that poinsettia. The petals are amazing...so real. WOW!
hugs Asha

Beth Norman said...

So beautiful. I love how the flower pops. Your backgrounds always intrigue me.

Sheree said...

Your card it just beautiful Shirley!!
The T.H. die is my favourite one for Christmas cards and you've put a new twist on it... can hardly wait to use yours for inspiration!
Cheers,
Sheree

Karin said...

Gorgeous card, great background too!
Groetjes Karin x

sheila 77 said...

Love the gold patterning on the poinsettia. Great photograph, by the way, you can see the 3D effect so clearly.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can't remember if I commented on this on FB, but I just love this to pieces, Shirley! And congratulations on the endurance ride you mentioned today!! I'm impressed!! Keep on enjoying every minute!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandy said...

Absolutely, out of this world gorgeous!!
Sandy xx

Gerrina said...

Great how you let the red from the beautiful poinsettas return in the background; love this grungy-classic card! Enjoy the sunday!

Greta said...

Immediately pinned this stunning creation, Shirley! One of my all-time favorites!

Nalo Souleyman said...
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Nalo Souleyman said...

Very nice tones !!