Friday, March 2, 2018

AYSI170 Take Two Pink Poinsettia

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!  I can't help being a wee little bit disappointed because we haven't had any participants in our latest As You See It Sketch, which I thought was really fun!  So I decided to do a second card, this time a Christmas card, and it also uses the poinsettia prompt from JoAnn at Merry Monday:

I went non-traditional with my poinsettia from Joyful Christmas, coloring it with Sweet Sugarplum ink after embossing it with gold embossing powder on Shimmery White cardstock.  Here we go:

It's too bad the photo doesn't really capture how pretty this is....I used a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock for my square panel, and the lacy image from Touches of Texture, stamped in Gold Encore ink, for my vertical image:

I added some sequins and a little burlap ribbon for an organic feel, then added a sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum on the inside:

I hope this will inspire you to play with our sketch this week....there are so many interesting possibilities with it!!  Show us yours at As You See It!

No Cassidy pictures today, but I did snap this before I went into the post office...our postmaster really keeps his flower beds neat and tidy, and it's proof that spring actually will arrives SOMEtime!:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Touches of Texture, Joyful Christmas (ret), Christmas Edition Collection  (Kaisercraft)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Shimmery White, Brushed Gold (ret)
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Gold Encore (ret)
Accessories Gold Sequins (ret), Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Dimensionals, Aquapainter


Kampin' Karen said...

Your card is beautifully created. I love pink poinsettias and I have one on top of our outside refrigerator. I am so off on my challenges. Perhaps I will have time today to play along.

Dawn Tidd said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous poinsettia, LeAnne! I love the color. All the touches of gold are just perfect with it. I have a lists of cards to make maybe I'll give this challenge a try! Have a warm weekend,

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful pink poinsettia! No flowers here today.....covered by a foot of new snow and still snowing!

Leanne said...

Love this LeAnne, and the color is amazing. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

Leanne DT/MM

Kathryn A said...

This is lovely! Beautiful watercolouring!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow, what a lovely poinsettia! I like the textures you added with that little snippet of ribbon, the embossed background and the sequins. Just wonderful LeAnne. And thanks for that little glimpse of spring. After last nights weather, I can sure use it!

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful pink poinsettia LeAnne and the texture on the background looks great. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Majorelle said...

A pretty card, indeed! Love the inking!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card LeAnne...your Poinsettia is so beautifully colored!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! 😊

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the sketch and the MM inspiration photo!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That poinsettia looks fabulous, LeAnne. I love your cards, I really do! And please give your postmaster my compliments; if our post office had such a lovely garden, it would be such a pleasure to visit there!