Saturday, September 26, 2015

Purple Poinsettia

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have another Christmas design to show using a favourite Poinsettia stamp by Penny Black (Christmas Star).  It hasn't been out of it's drawer for a play for long time.   I've given lots of stamps away over the past few years but some I just can't part with including this gorgeous one.  It's great for 'fancy cutting' or 'decoupage'.


The background was a sheet in my stash that I had inked up with Dylusions sprays.   I added more colour and design using a few stencils with both Distress Inks and watered down white Acrylic paint.   I also added some little circles using a little tube with white acrylic paint and silver embossing enamel here & there.

I stamped and embossed the poinsettia twice with silver, fancy cut and layered as shown.  I added a few Tim Holtz die cuts and glued beads to the flower center.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend,
Shirley

22 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous purple poinsettia Shirley! love the color tones~

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful card Shirley , I really love the colours and the beautiful flower, great structure too, Have a nice weekend!!

Greetings
MAria

Pat said...

I love the colours Shirley and that great sized poinsettia and with the pine branches behind in white which make the flower stand out and the pretty beads for the flower centre it is finished beautifully. Love the white acrylic stencilling in the background and the silver embossing too. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really amazing dear Shirley, I love the magical color combination, it looks very mysteriously , I love it!
Warm embrace, Anja

kaybee said...

Beautiful - I'm not surprised it is a favourite stamp. And your colour blending is stunning.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colours! Hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning as always. I adore the flower and the colours you used. Hope Archie is enjoying a bit of outside time. Maybe he will show up on the blog? :)

Margik said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, Shirley! Beautiful poinsettia with a fantastic embossed effect. Lovely colors too. Mar x

Greta said...

If you ever decide to part with this stamp, I'll take it! I have another PB poinsettia, so haven't let myself get this one, but I do love it! The background is stunning--love all the colors together! Have a great week, Shirley!

chrissie said...

Fantastic card Shirley with amazing colours which will stand out at Christmas

Love Chrissie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Shirley, the background like always is so subtle and beautiful and I just adore what you did with the poinsettia!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Shirley and such beautiful colours too. I can see why you could not bear to part with this stamp. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Sue xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, stunning colours, love all the background extras too, Cathy x

Beth Norman said...

Gosh, Shirley, you have such a way with stamping. Your Dylusions bg is absolutely stunning and looks so good with the poinsettia. Love this a lot!

Gerrina said...

I still think this is one of two most beautiful poinsettastamps...And in these colours it looks so earthy... Enjoy the rest of the Sunday!

Gibby Frogett said...

Gorgeous card. I really love the colour combination .... Gill x

Sandy said...

I believe I saw this on Facebook and left some love. You certainly made a beautiful card.
sandy xx

Enny said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, I love the colors, the background, the flower, the details, it's a stunning card ! Enny xx

sheila 77 said...

Your 3D flowers are so magical, it's lovely how you have painted the petals.

Debs said...

What a fantastic festive flourish in purple! :)

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE this, Shirley. Also thanks for your lovely comment on my blogpost today..

Shirley Chillman said...

Awww Shirley this is one of my all time faves, love this card.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
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