Friday, 31 January 2020

Watercoloured poinsettias

I had a play with my new Arteza real brush markers. I simply grabbed a scrap panel of watercolour card (Crafter's Companion), gold heat embossed the big poinsettia (Pinkfresh Studio / Creative Stamping magazine) three times and set to work. I started with a light colour and added a darker colour when the first layer was dry. For my background, I first used a damp brush over a larger area before coming in with my marker and then drawing the colour out to achieve a softer look.

After my panel had dried, I realised it had a bit of a funny size, but I did not want to trim my panel down, so I rummaged through my prestamped and die cut sentiments (SSS Christmas word mix 1) and decided that this three-word sentiment was the perfect fit. I popped up my panel and sentiment circle using thin foam tape.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - We THREE kings 
(3 poinsettias, 3-word sentiment, 3 card elements)

January Rudolph Days - Always anything Christmas goes

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC256 All about occasions

HLS WC - Anything goes


  1. The gold embossing is so elegant and the poinsettias are so pretty on this beautiful Christmas card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days challenge.
    Rudoolph Days challenge DT

  2. Stunning card, Marianne.
    Your heat embossed poinsettias are gorgeous!

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

  3. What a lovely card, Marianne! Those Poinsettias are gorgeous. The colouring inside the gold heat embossing really makes the flowers stand out beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  4. This is just wonderful! The sentiment is perfect!

  5. You're still in Christmas mode :-) This card is lovely and makes me want to go back to, say, December 15. or wait, why don't I just look forward to the next season?

  6. Very pretty! Beautiful watercolouring of your poinsettia trio. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  7. perfect sentiment solution for your gorgeous blooms ... so glad you're sharing your trio with us at Jingle Belles.

  8. Lovely card and perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

  9. Such a beautiful card! Wonderfully colored poinsettias too! And that sentiment is really the perfect addition to the card.
    Thank you for participating in the Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

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    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio

    Thank you!

  10. such an awesome card and i love that you have THREE trios! those watercolored poinsettias would be showstoppers in absolutely any context tho! wow! so happy your joined our JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight! ♥

  11. Wonderful job with those brush markers. Such a pretty card.

  12. Such a pretty card..Thank you for joining in Happy little stampers this month
    Swapna Patil(DT)