Sunday, 11 June 2017

A Poinsettia and Sequins

Here's the new challenge over at the Christmas Card Throwdown:

I went with sequins.  Here's my card:

I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia in white and watercoloured it with my Zigs, being a bit radical (for me) in my choice of colours - I'd usually use red and green, not pink and lime!

I stamped the sentiment in grey and heat embossed it, and then put a bit of the same grey ink on my craft sheet, watered it down, and did a light splatter on the background.

For the challenge, I embellished with sequins that matched the colours in the poinsettia.

Then bordered it with a pierced frame for a final touch.

I'm also taking it over to the Flower Challenge, where "anything goes" this month.

And the Merry Christmas Challenge is also "anything goes".

Stamps - Penny Black Sparkler, Make an Impression sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white, Versafine Smokey Grey
Paper - white and green cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - white and clear embossing powder, MFT pierced frame die, Zig markers, sequins


  1. I LOVE the pink and green! Fun colors and a gorgeous card!

  2. Nothing catches my attention quicker than nontraditional Christmas colors! Love this idea and your poinsettia turned out beautiful! The light splatter and sequins are the perfect, final touch!

  3. I love your vibrant poinsettia, it's so eye catching, and the touches in the background, with your sequins, give it a really individual look. Thanks for sharing with us at the Christmas Card Throwdown.

  4. Beautiful and bright colours for your watercoloured poinsettia, Susan. Always fun to change it up from the traditional. x

  5. The colours are awesome, I love the vibrant pinks and lime green they really make the poinsettia pop :)

  6. Gorgeous watercolouring with your Zigs, Susan. Poinsettias come in so many different colours anymore..I love your choice of colours my friend. TFS Hugs..

  7. Loving the pink and eye catching. Great water colouring and the grey splats finish your card off beautifully x

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  9. Very nice! It is so pretty with those colors!

  10. Oh, I love this. Your colouring is beautiful and the card is so bright and fresh. The green frame is just right.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

  11. Lovely colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Myrna DT

  12. I do like this poinsettia - very clean and crisp. Beautiful colouring and just the right amount of sparkle with the sequins. Thanks so much for playing along with our stash challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. Deborah, DT.

  13. Well done using different colours, I think they look fantastic and really caught my eye in the Gallery!! Love the simple design having the flower as the star and the green frame stamp finishes it off perfectly. So glad you joined us at The Flower Challenge!!

  14. Congratulations on the win...This is one stand out card and love the contemporary colours x

  15. Congratulations Susan, I see that your gorgeous poinsettia with sequins card was a winner at Christmas Card Throwdown:-) I certainly see why. Your card is a beauty my friend. Hugs..


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