Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Poinsettia

Today I was in the mood to do a wee bit of watercoloring.  I wanted to use the colors from the Retro Rubber Challenge and I needed a pretty flower for The Flower Challenge.  I think the three came together beautifully.

Bells & Boughs has been my favorite since I first joined Stampin' Up! in 2010.  It was one of my first picks from the Holiday Catalog that year.  One I chose in my starter kit is the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set which has been around since 2009. 

Actually, I thought I had all of my Christmas cards done for the year.  Nope!  I realized I need six more so this is the first of those six.  Now on to getting the other five created.  On top of that, I've need to get so many things done before I leave for a road trip to Reno to be with my sons for Christmas.  My number two son lives close to me and we are headed west for the holidays.  It will be so much fun to all be together again.  Life is good when you are busy!


Stamp Sets:  Bells & Boughs (2010), Teeny Tiny Wishes (2009); Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Garden Green, Real Red; Cardstock:  Real Red, Shimmery White, Whisper White Thick; Patterned Paper:  Serene Scenery; Other:  Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions), Orange Wink of Stella Brush, Jewels Basic Rhinestones

The colors I used are from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2016/12/challenge-53-merry-christmas.html

I have entered my card in The Flower Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/12/the-flower-challenge-3-use-older.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

20 comments:

  1. Marsha this is a stunning creation. Love your colouring, the flower and the layers. All comes together perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at the Flower Challenge Aileen DT

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    1. Thank you, Aileen! I so enjoy The Flower Challenge as I've always loved flowers. It's a good excuse to make more. :-)

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  2. This is gorgeous! Love the use of the retired Bells & Boughs set (one of my favs) and your coloring looks fabulous as well as the other details! Thanks for playing along with us in the Retro Rubber Challenge- hugs and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm still a novice at watercoloring but I really love it so, as they say, practice makes perfect.

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  3. Such a beautiful card Marsha! love the pretty Poinsettia's and the scalloped gold border.Thanks so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

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    1. Thanks, Viv! Love The Flower Challenge.

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  4. Great card! I love all the layers and the Poinsetta's are beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thanks, Claire! Love the Retro Rubber Challenge. I like a reason to use my older stamp sets.

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  5. Love how you used that fabulous stamp set!! It's so gorgeous! These are six lucky people! Marsha, thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber's color inspiration challenge this week. Have a blessed Christmas and look forward to seeing you in our gallery in the new year!

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    1. Thanks, Katy! Love your challenge so will definitely be back come the new year.

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  6. Soooo lovely! What a terrific and inspiring card! Thanks so much for doing the RR challenge!❤️

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    1. Thank you, Christine! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I do love poinsettias.

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  7. Very pretty card with fun layers. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thank you, Neva! I don't often do many layers but with some of the new dies I have purchased, I'm beginning to love adding them.

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  8. Hello Marsha: I apologize for not commenting sooner, I was without Internet since Thursday afternoon, all day Friday and part of Saturday, it was frustrating to say the least.
    But I still wanted to tell you how much I love your card, it's beautiful how you framed this Poinsettia image inside that gold scalloped frame.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER and THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us next time.
    Big hugs and Happy Holidays.
    Maria Rodriguez.
    Retro Rubber DT.
    The Flower Challenge DT.

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    1. Hi, Maria. No worries. Sometimes thing happen that are beyond our control. Thank you so much for your kind comment.

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  9. Love your poinsettia...the colors are perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing along with RRCB.

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  10. Hi Marsha! I am in love with this card!! I found it to be so eyecatching - first the image itself, then the watercoloring and finally the layout! Totally stunning! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber! Happy Holidays!!

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    1. Thanks, Jane, for you kind comment! Merry Christmas!

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