Sunday, 16 August 2015

MCV15 - Another Poinsettia


I don't often play along with challenges more than once, but this is another card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Chriss has provided this inspiration:



Yesterday, we had a 'stamping day'. Tracey, Emily, Natasha and I try to get together every few weeks to catch up, have lunch and get creative. We're becoming very efficient and yesterday there was a lot of die cutting and stamping done as we 'borrowed' each other's supplies.



For instance, I borrowed Essentials by Ellen's Mondo Poinsettia (and matching dies) from Emily, and stamped and cut a whole bunch of them to use later. When I came home last night I started colouring one of them and thought how pretty it would be for this challenge. But I hadn't stamped or die cut any leaves. So I just used another poinsettia, coloured green, underneath the red one. I coloured both with Copics and a coating of Wink of Stella (completely invisible in this photo) and put it on a black square for pop and then onto a brushed gold card base.

Still lots of time to join us at MCV this week - the deadline is Wednesday at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until 8 am Thursday morning. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon. Hope to see you there!

13 comments:

Pia S said...

Very elegant, classic Christmas design. Beautiful!

natashakara said...

What? No white on your card Ardyth? Are you sure this is yours? Just kidding! This is lovely, I totally see how you used the inspiration photo to get this beauty.

Geri said...

You ladies are so lucky to live close enough to get together! Awesome poinsettia - love how you shaded the petals! Great "petal" leaves as well :)

Jenni's Jems said...

It's great that you can meet and share,card makers are low on the ground around where I stay....and wow that pionsetta just pops off that black ! X

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Ardyth ... fabulously coloured poinsettia ... it really is the star of the show ... and stunning against the black! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Joan B said...

beautiful!

Lynn said...

Fabulous coloring! Love this card Ardyth...and so wish I lived close for your get togethers!

Petra Swart said...

Another poinsettia beauty, Ardyth!!! And how clever to create the leaves with another one of the flowers!!!! The flowers looks stunning against the black and the gold base!!! Very striking card!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fabulous and elegant and beautiful! Love :)))
I also love that you gals get together to craft! Great pic !

Marilyn said...

Ardyth, your poinsettias are stunners!

Lisa said...

I love that you made do for the pretty green leaves. This is beautiful! How fun your get togethers must be, cute photo!!

Bobby said...

Those green leaves are fabulous behind the red and then the black behind them. Wowsers!

Lindsey said...

Love this giant (mondo!) poinsettia.