Hello my crafty friends. Today's offering was a bit of an experiment. And i think it worked. See what you think. I was quite pleased with the result. (Sorry for the rubbish photo).
I started with a piece of kraft card which i painted with gesso. Once dry I stamped the stampendous poinsettia in versamark and embossed in black. I repeated this process twice more so I could have layers.
Then i painted the flower with distress paints. I used barn door, forest moss, mustard seed. I added brushed corduroy to red to darken it slightly and another bit with black soot for the darker contrast. Then i cut the layers out and shaped the petals. I then ripped the base sheet for a more shabby look and went round it with renaissance gold gilding wax. Then I added the extra layers to give more dimension to image.
I matted on white linen card which i had gilded all around edges.
The base card is 8x8 kraft card. The poinsettia came with a lovely flourish which i used to stamp around the borders and in the corners just using versamark.
So I think that my experiment worked. What do you say? Theresa xx
i would like to enter the card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - witch kraft (kraft card)
Sunday stamper - deeply dippy
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Winter wonderland - anything goes for Christmas
I say that's very pretty Theresa! Love the kraft card with the white gesso and the lovely red poinsettia, great colours and very effective! :) xxxReplyDelete
oh thanks Wendy xxDelete
Ooooo! Love this, the Gesso on Kraft card works beautifully with that gorgeous poinsettia xx Zoe xxReplyDelete
exactly my thoughts Zoe, thanks xxDelete
Really Lovely Theresa ....Like this poinsettia it just looks so classy xxxReplyDelete
cheers Bernie xxDelete
Gorgeous card Theresa, loving those layers and the colours are delish... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper xReplyDelete
thank you Hels xxDelete
Great card Theresa, clever use of the gesso.ReplyDelete
thanks Naomi xxDelete
Fabulous, love the poinsettia and all the gorgeous layers.ReplyDelete
This is just lovely and very vintage looking! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your project!!ReplyDelete
thank you Stampendous xxDelete
Lovely card - pretty poinsettia.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with Winter Wonderlands 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x
thanks Susie xxDelete
That's beautiful Theresa! I think poinsettia are always a fabulous Christmas card! xReplyDelete
thank you Jane xxDelete
The flower on this card is fabulous Teresa!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!
thanks Sandi xxDelete
I love poinsettias so this was always a winner for me, Theresa! I love your decoupaged flower and your use of gesso! Fabulous, as always and thank you so much for sharing this and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Hugs xxxReplyDelete
thanks my lovely blog friend xxDelete
wow what a fantastic card - that poinsettia is gorgeous - I would say your experiment went exceedingly well xxReplyDelete
oh cheers Linda xxDelete
Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) CaraReplyDelete
thanks Cara xxDelete