Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Poinsettia

I love poinsettia's, and I love Northwoods Images. So when I saw this Pot with Poinsettia, I had to have it.

First, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with Black Onyx Versafine. I then embossed it with Detail Black ep (JudiKins).

I then watercolored it with Adirondack Reinkers and added a touch of Platinum Stickles to the centers and petals to give a bit of sparkle. I mounted it on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock base and scored the top and bottom half with my scorpal.

To top it off, I added a silver cord to the top and bottom. I wanted to keep the bg simple in order to show the beauty of this image.




I so wish I were a better photographer so I could show not only the depth of the petals, but of the colors too. Here's a close-up of the petal layers. I love Paper Tole because it makes the images come to life: so to speak.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your week is off to a great start and that you're finding much inspiration for your creations!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Supplies:
Stamps - Pot with Poinsettia and Pine (Northwoods)
Paper - Classic Solar White 110 lb (Neenah), Watercolor
Ink - Black Onyx (Versafine), Reinkers: Red Pepper, Lemonade, Butterscotch, Lettuce, Espresso, Pesto, Terra Cotta, Oregano
Accessories - Platinum Stickles, watercolor brush, Scor-Pal, Silver Cord, Dimensional Tape, Detail Black Embossing Powder (JudiKins)

6 comments:

JAR said...

Oh, Tosh, this is just lovely! The flower looks so real, and I love it popped up!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your paper tole...you really create wonderful dimension! Love the sparkle and great watercoloring too on this beautiful image!

peanutbee said...

Oh yeah, I think Northwoods stamps are gorgeous! I just picked up one at my LSS...a big ole' fall one. Love the pointsetta image and all the dimension on your flowers. I love everything you create.

Doris said...

My next stop is Northwoods to find some more of their gorgeous images! You did a super job on the Poinsettia card!!

mycardz said...

WOW, very pretty. Great colors and the sparkle completes it! I love it, may have to look for this stamp! :)

Shirley said...

Totally lovely on its own. The Pointsettias are just so elegant the way you have done them. TFS

 
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