Sunday, November 15, 2015

Watercoloured Poinsettias


Today I’m excited that we’re showcasing the brand new CutUps Dies this month from TCP.  They are SO great!  Today I’m playing with the amazing Poinsettias CutUps Dies, and the new Leaves CutUps Dies that will be free with any $65 purchase.  



I haven’t played around with my watercolours in a long time so I started by cutting out several of the detailed poinsettias from watercolour paper, and then also used the leaves die to cut some leaves.  I LOVE these intricate dies!  I let any pieces fall out of the poinsettia that wanted to, but allowed the rest of the pieces to stay in.  Then I took my water pen and some reinkers and allowed the reinkers to bleed out from the center of the flowers into the petals.  I spread it out where I wanted and then just kept adding reinker, allowing it to bleed until I had the depth of colour I wanted.  I used the same technique on the leaves as well.  It really gives it a loose watercolored effect.  



Because gold is such a great match with this lovely razzleberry colour, I embossed some gold in the center of the flowers once I had placed them where I wanted them on the frame.  I added the watercolour background using the same green and red, added some splotches of colour from my water brush and then added the gold berry dots from the Wreath Building Stamp Set, and the sentiment from anther TCP set, Joy to the World.  Because of the shine of the gold, you can’t quite read the sentiment in the above photo, but you can in the photo below.  To finish it off I added some gold sequins.  



I’ll have another card at the Pajama Party tonight in the TCP Facebook forum with these CutUps that I love so I hope you can pop by and see it.  






Here are the dies I used on the design.  

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14 comments:

Super Stick Chick said...

Your colors and techniques are stunning Christine. Beautiful card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and design Christine
Gr Karin

lvtaz2000 said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. Those vibrant colors and the bit of bling are terrific together.

cairn1 said...


This is a beautiful card, colors are spectacular and I love the watercoloring!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the deep colors!

Nancy Thomas said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous Christine. Your watercoloring looks amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

wow... amazing watercolored poinsettias and leaves in awesome colors! Gorgeous card! Love the way these poinsettias look on this fabulous card! Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive that in the mail?

BJ Searcy said...

This is a Beautiful 'WOW' card, love it! Love you choice of colors and technique.

Julie E said...

Such a beautiful card! Striking with the non-traditional color mixed with the gold embossing.

Marisa said...

Fabulously done. Love the watercolour effect.

Brenda said...

No other word than gorgeous describes this card. I LOVE IT! Gotta try watercolor on the poinsettia .

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is really beautiful, Christine!

alma said...

I am in awe of this card. It's so beautiful

Traci M said...

Oooh...what a standout beauty, Christine!! I love these colors together and you've made a gorgeous card!! Blessings.