Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tattered Poinsettia in Purple and Blue

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving weekend here, the weather was sunny, warm and the leaves are beautiful in their Fall glory.

I have been creating a lot cards that are flat for mailing but this one isn't.  I've used a bunch of Tim Holtz products to create this design.

List of products used:
  • Dylusions spray inks in the background
  • Distress Inks on the flowers
  • Clear rock candy Distress crackle paint on the flowers
  • Holograph Glitter over top of the Distress crackle paint
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies:  Tattered Poinsettia, Tag Collection, Holiday Greens
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencils:  Christmas THS030, HollyBough THS015 under the tag, hard to see)
  • Holograph embossing powder and Wilted Violet Distress Paint on the Holiday Greens die cuts
  • Embossing enamel on background
  • Viva Kristall Gel with Christmas word stencil
  • Viva Inka Gold Platinum rubbed over the words
  • Prima crystal - center of flower

My husband asked me "what does it mean 25 Holidays?"   It's just the part of the stencil I used without thinking so I darkened the 25 after I took the photos.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week,


  1. Hi teamie, he I am the 1st one.......LOL that never happens......gorgeous card with these colors! I am thinking the same about doing a Christmas card in purples.......great minds think alike!
    Hope you are doing fine these days? hugs from across.....xxMiranda

  2. This is gorgeous Shirley and that poinsettia with its beautiful glittery sheen is a stunner. I love the purples and blues and that wonderful crystal in the centre of the flower looks really pretty. x

  3. Gorgeous Shirley - really beautiful. I do believe these are your favorite colors and they are so beautiful together!!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  4. Absolutely stunning in all its glory. You amaze me that you used so many products. You're so talented. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I took in my first Octoberfest in Kitchener and had Thanksgiving the next day.

  5. amazing tag, love these on traditional colours, Cathyx

  6. Great card, like the idea of 25 holidays! Hugs, Valerie

  7. This is stunning Shirley!Nobody does sprays with as much style as you! Tell your hubby he has to take you on 25 holidays and give him a list of where you want to go! Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Ellen

  8. Wow what an amazing card, I really love the colours and the beautiful Poinsettia, a little demension always give your work more , I think!!

    Have a nice day!!

  9. As always a super creative piece of artwork Shirley, the Poinsettia looks awesome.

    B x

  10. Wonderful colours on your card Shirley and a beautiful new page layout

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Hi Shirley, this tag card is absolutely stunning, the colours are sensational and the design is beautiful xx Zoe xx

  12. This card is very beautiful, Shirley. Love the amazing colors, really are my favorites.
    A spectacular design!
    Hugs, Mar

  13. Another stunning card, love the colours and textures. Hope Archie has many sunny spots to sleep. Skipper is on the bed asleep. :) We did not have to leave her last week as we drove to the golf daily. :)

  14. Fabulous card, Shirley - I particularly like the poinsettia spray. It adds a wonderful depth to the card! Happy weekend over there on 'the other side'! xo

  15. Stunning Shirley, love the colors!
    Groetjes Karin x

  16. Best poisettia card I have ever seen. Love these colours, now wouldnt it be nice if they came in this colour, so much more festive. Love it

  17. I try to make flat cards to mail, but sometimes you've just got to put some texture and dimension on it! In this case, WOW! Not only wonderful dimension, but awesome color too!

  18. Such a beautiful card, lovely colors, amazing ! I'm glad you're enjoying a sunny Fall, we have wet, cold and misty weather, but it's perfect to make cards ! :)) Enjoy the weekend ! Greetings, Enny

  19. Wow, that poinsetta looks so great! Layering like this is a feast to see! Hope this weekend will be warm again (here it is raining for three days in a row...). Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

  20. Lovely combination and colours Shirley!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie

    1. A dream in purple dear Shirley. I like the glitter on it, it gives a frosty touch to it.
      Very nice!
      Dear Greatings

  21. Great lists of art materials, I don't have any of these, but wouldn't mind having them with the results you produce.
    Husbands, you've got to love them. I actually think leaving 25 with the holidays leads to a touch of mystery and it is quite a good idea to have 25 days of holiday at Christmas.
    It's a stunning card, love it.

  22. Wonderful colours, I love the blues and purples. Greetings Janny

  23. BEAUtiful card, love those colours and image used along with all the gorgeous goodies..xx
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

  24. love this! wonderfully done colours, lots of interest too...
    hugs mf

  25. Wonderful and very elegant card! I like those colours!
    Hugs, Annette

  26. Such a gorgeous poinsettia--stunning work, Shirley!

  27. This is absolutely beautiful, the colours, they work so well together xx


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