Monday, November 28, 2016

Gesso Resist with Poinsettias

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.    It's Monday morning here and the sun is starting to shine :)

I've had much more time in my craft 'studio' over the past month as the weather gets colder.   I also left a part-time job to free up precious time and energy for creativity.    I was fortunate to work at a fabulous stamping, paper crafting shop for the past year but it was time to let it go.

I have another Christmas card to show today again using the fun 'Gesso Resist' technique by Eileen Godwin. (links to her tutorials and blog are included in my post here).

I'm joining in at the Allsorts Challenge blog, as the theme is "Anything Christmas". 


I used white acrylic paint as the resist and blended favourite colours of Distress Inks over top.   The Poinsettia stencil is by Tim Holtz and the flower dies are by Crealies, Uno & Set of 3 #13.   The little holly berry spray is by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

28 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, love the colours and flowers. Glad you have more time for creativity now, that sounds good! It's very cold but sunny here. Look after yourself, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love this technique with the blues and greens Shirley, it's on my to try list but almost out of gesso - again.

    B x

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  3. Amazing card and a beautiful color combination.
    I wish you a wonderful week :)
    xox Anja

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  4. Such a beautiful card Shirley and the background looks amazing. I really like the colour too happy crafting, Sandra x

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  5. Really pretty Shirley! Happy new week!

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  6. Beautiful card Shirley, lovely colours and fabulous stamping, gorgeous blooms, Kate x

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  7. This is a wonderful card Shirley and how nice that you have now more time for doing the things you love so much.

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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  8. Hi sweet Shirley. Forgive my tardy visit, I'm wading through my hundreds of emails. Thanks so much for your kind words and visit/follow. Your card here is SPECTACULAR! I'm in love with your version of resist! Super and the handmade flower is such a fabulous focal. To die for! Hugs, Autumn

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  9. Again such a beautiful one! Hugs, Gerrina

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  10. Beautiful card. You had my dream job! :) Enjoy your time to be creative. Sending hugs and purrs.

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  11. I do love your work, and I really like how you used the gesso resist using the poinsettia stencil. This technique is something I love doing throughout the year. I even used it to make a "tie-dye looking paper for making origami bunnies, this past spring. So many things to do, using this technique. Thank you for all the beautiful suggestions, you share with us regularly. You do such beautiful work.

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  12. Wow, so you gave up your part-time job. So glad you will be freed up to be more creative. Working full-time cramps my style which is why I only post once a week. Love your acrylic paint resist. It really is pretty.

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  13. I have thought about trying white acrylic paint for this technique instead of Gesso which I don't have and it obviously works as this is gorgeous Shirley. I love the poinsettia and holly stencils and the pretty blue and green you have used look beautiful together. x

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  14. I like this very much, and now I'm inspired to go give it a try. Yay! I hadn't been inspired to make Christmas cards before.

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  15. Love the resist techniques Shirley especially when using gesso/paints as it is quicker than the embossing. The results are more faded and shabby chic looking but beautiful none the less. Fabby card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  16. Popped back as didn't realise you had linked up at Allsorts Shirley, it's lovey to have you join in, thank you.

    B x

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  17. What a beautiful card, lovely technique, gorgeous background ! It's nice that you have more time now, wish you all the best ! Love, Enny

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  18. Stunning, Shirley! Just the background alone would be enough to make this card stunning, so your beautiful poinsettias takes this over the moon!! Enjoy your new-found time now that you are no longer working and happy crafting and painting!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Fabulous and sweet Christmas card.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

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  20. Beautiful Shirley - absolutely gorgeous!
    sandy xx

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  21. The background here is just tremendous. Adding one of your 3D flowers makes this such a wonderful card, a keeper for always.

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  22. Beautiful card Shirley and fabulous background. Just watched Eileen's videos and enjoyed them so much.

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  23. Beautiful card Shirley, love the background, thanks for the link - will check it out. The poinsettia look amazing in those colours.
    Enjoy your crafting time.
    Avril xx

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  24. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  25. It was nice to come home and see a lovely comment from you on my inbox! It isn't a great day her, yucky outside snowy and rainy and I'm pretty negative today! Just came home from the vets; that "visit" never gets easy! :( Anyway, your card is beautiful! Your color combinations always make me happy! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Have a great day; Happy December!

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  26. How lovely, Shirley! Why is it I can never remember to use my stencils? I LOVE YOUR BACKGROUNDS, and marvel that you remember to use stencils - a lot! LOL Thanks for sharing the technique. Beautiful stenciled background, lovely soft-Shirley colors in the background, and wonderful poinsettias! I also like the way you have stamped JOY randomly in your background. It's one thing I enjoy doing - making my own backgrounds - but then I see beautiful pattern papers and want to play with those, too! There is not enough time! LOL Hoping you enjoy a lovely week-end, my sweet Canadian friend. hugs, de

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  27. Splendiferous! Love the white paint resist (TFS the tut link - I'll check it out. Love Eileen's work). The greens & blues look so pretty over the white acrylic and of course the flower is just drop down gorgeous! Also like the sentiment treatment too. Hope you enjoy more Me time...Have a lovely wkend. Hugs

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  28. You truly make the most beautiful backgrounds in Blogland, Shirley & this might be my favorite! The dimensional poinsettias are gorgeous, too!

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