Pink poinsettia poem

I have a less traditional colour scheme for you today featuring pink and purple on this pretty poinsettia stamp from Penny Black. I wasn’t set on being non-traditional when I started but it headed that way as I progressed. I started by smooshing tumbled glass and blueprint sketch distress stains on my glass mat, adding water then swiping a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper through it to create a soft background. Once it dried I used my stamp positioner to stamp and emboss the ‘poinsettia poem’ stamp in silver embossing powder.

I smooshed papertrey ink cubes onto my glass mat to use as watercolours and painted the flowers in scarlet jewel and royal velvet, the leaves in pine feather and the berries in winter wisteria. I used a gold gel pen to colour the centres. The card is not quite so bold as the photo suggests but even so I wanted some light and bright features alongside the painted panel so I framed it in silver and added some die cut holly to the white card base.

In keeping with my resolve I stamped inside the card and on the envelope with winter wisteria ink and add the sentiment in the same.


4 Comments on “Pink poinsettia poem”

  1. ednamburgess says:

    It turned out very pretty. We learn something different all the time.

  2. Lagene says:

    Beautiful! I love the colors!

  3. Pat says:

    Gorgeous colours and design with that beautiful PB poinsettia stamp in your own wonderful watercolour style Heather, and I love the added die cut holly leaves in the background too which give fantastic texture and interest. Stunning! x

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    How lovely Heather. Refreshing to have colours away from the traditional ones. The silver embossing makes the PB design really stand out. Love the inside too. I send the sentiment back to you.

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