21 November 2014

Aquatint Poinsettias

Evening all! 

I had a day off work today and I was baba free so I got a good crack on with Christmas cards! I managed 20 in all so I've got plenty of blog fodder to keep me going for a while ;)

I'm still loving my Spectrum Noir Aquatints, I made the background below using the Pastel set and spritzed it with glimmer mist before allowing to dry thoroughly.
Aquatint, poinsettias, spectrum noir
 I then spread a bit of the ink around on my blending mat and used my Indigoblu Poinsettia stamps to pick up the ink and stamped onto the background.

Aquatint, poinsettias, spectrum noir
I totally LOVE how this turned out and will definitely be trying to recreate this effect in different colours. My new Bright and Beautiful set of Aquatints have now arrived but I didn't use them today as I wanted to concentrate on getting as many cards made as possible and I knew I would just get too carried away if I opened them! Playing will be for another day :)
Aquatint, poinsettias, spectrum noir
I added a stamped woodware sentiment and red gems to the centre of each Poinsettia.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Love to Create - Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Clean and simple
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes

Thanks for visiting me today :)
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trisha too said...

20 at one go? You are amazing!

Your poinsettia card is beautiful!


Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Like the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week. Judy DT

Planetsusie said...

This is really beautiful Gemma - a great idea and extremely elegant.

Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (It's all about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!
Jackie LTC owner/designer

Julie Odil said...

This is so beautiful! Love the watercolor look. Thanks for joining our "You're a Gem" challenge this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT member

Pillan said...

Nice! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.