Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pretty Poinsettia

Hi there!

Happy Tuesday! We're having some really beautiful, fall weather here this week - a bit chilly, but as long as the sun is shining and it's not snowing, I'm happy! 

Have you seen Hero Arts' 2014 Holiday Catalog? It's filled with some wonderful products and when I saw this Peace Poinsettias stamp set, I just had to have it!

I love water coloring so I used a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker to stamp the image, then I pulled the color out and around with water and a small brush. 


I added more color where I thought it was needed, then brushed on a bunch of Wink of Stella clear.


It's so hard to capture the sparkle in a photo but the shimmer is very pretty in real life. The sentiment is included in the set and I added a bit of the same ink color around the edges of the card base.

Okay, I'm heading outside to toss some of the old flowers in my pots and garden. Always makes me sad to do it - hate that summer is over! I'm hoping beyond all hope that this upcoming winter season is much easier than the last two years! I'd love to shovel less - A LOT less! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥
 

27 comments:

Lynn said...

oh la la...I love all the shimmer. True beauty Barb!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous card, Barb!! I love how you used the Worn Lipstick with water! I am with you on the weather! ENJOY!

Alanna said...

This is beautiful. I love the flower and the shimmer.

ThePurplePlace said...

Lovely Card! I love the Watercolor look and also love the frame your created around the outer edge --- it's very artsy!!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Your poinsettia looks amazing - wonderful watercolouring and the sparkle is so pretty! Hopefully it's third time lucky for you over in MN - you really deserve a mild winter after the last couple of bad ones!

Deepti said...

Beautiful! the subtle sparkle looks awesome :)

Brenda said...

Love that flower Barb and the glittery addition is just perfect!

joy said...

Wonderful coloring of this poinsettia, Barb! I can see the pretty shimmer, too.

Crossing my fingers AND toes for a much milder winter for you and for me here in Ohio. Just don't enjoy it like I did as a kid!! LOL

Greta said...

You can never have enough poinsettias, in my opinion & this is a beauty, Barb! Love how you added the color around the edges--never thought to do that!

Betty Keefe said...

really pretty, Barb - just bought that stamp and as soon as i finish halloween i'm getting to this one!!

Dawn Turley said...

what a really pretty card Barb. It is so elegant looking

Martha said...

Barb, what a BEAUTY this is!
I love the pretty pink & the shimmer.

Jacqueline said...

So very pretty, Barb!

icardeveryone01 said...

Hi Barb! Love the poinsettia and your water-coloring skills are just awesome!
=] Michele

Carol Perry said...

So beautiful. I am not looking forward to this colder weather either. My flowers are fading too and hate what's coming next.

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Barb!
I love the shimmery effect it really puts me in the mood for Christmas ;)
Thank You~

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Barb! I love the water coloring technique you used for the Poinsettia, and how you added shimmer to it with your WOS pen! Great idea to ink all around, too...So elegant and perfect for this lovely Christmas card!

Sue said...

Hello Barb,
This is a BEAUTIFUL bloom that represents the festive season,it always makes me feel happy.
Of course you enjoy colouring, everyone can see this in your work as it is always perfect, and this is no exception. Light of hand is the key and you have it.
I can imagine the photo does not do it justice, even though I can see the shimmer here.
A gorgeous card Barb.
Smiles:)
Sue

judkajudi said...

Love the no line look, Barb! Gorgeous card ... and I so hope your have a milder winter!!

Helen F. said...

This card is so Beautiful, Barb. I just love the poinsettia stamp and your coloring is amazing.

Nat said...

super beautiful poinsettia, this stamp is on my wish list!! the wink of stella really give it a shimmery look. :)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so gorgeous, Barb! I just love the shimmer!

Laura B. said...

Beautiful shimmery watercolored poinsettia!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is so pretty Barb. I love your technique! I know you already know this, but I definitely agree with you about the winter! YUK! We summer girls need to stick together. haha!

Kelly Latevola said...

Your water coloring is amazing! You got such fabulous shading! I'm with you on winter. My summer was barely warm I'm dreading the snow :(

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Leni said...

I see the glimmer, and its lovely, love the flower, turned out great!