16 October 2008

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Hi everyone and here's a card I made for an SCS sketch challenge. My first layer is gold pearlescent card scored to make a grid, second layers are Basic Grey Figgy Pudding (my current favourite paper!) two of which are cut with a scalloped nestie. Third layers are white card also nestie cut and scored to match the background piece but with a smaller grid. I added pearls to the half circle and dots of red stickles to the background grid. The Woodware sentiment is stamped in gold ink. The pointsettias are my Spiral Whispers design, I stamped twice, coloured with prismacolor pencils and blended with Sansodor. On the second image I coloured just a few brachts. The whole of the first image is cut out, shaped and mounted with Pinflair glue on the circle followed by a few more shaped leaves from the second image. I added yellow stickles to the centres and a little diamond to the edges to finish. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

19 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

The coloring on those Poinsettias are so brilliant and beautiful!!! Love your grid with all the red stickles!!
Hugs, Jami

fishlips said...

Chris, I am in love with this eye-popping card... Ok this is most definitely a masterpiece... The poinsettias are amazing, the layout the pearls.....WONDERFUL

cats whiskers said...

Another beautiful work of art here Chris, I am in love with it, love the papers, the grid, the stickles and most of all your beautiful poinsettias. going back for another look
Hugs Jacqui x

mueppi said...

Hi Chris
your card is so pretty!!!!
I love it!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Han said...

Wow this is striking loving the design hugs han xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This card is fabulous Chris, thank you for passing by my blog with your kind words, i really do appreciate it. I love the poinsettias on this card. i never manage to keep the real thing alive, im not good with plants unfortunately! The pearls are a lovely delicate touch. Big hugs Linda x

Rach said...

ooooo oooo ooo this is yummy chris, love all of it...so pretty.

i am sticking my nose in now but noticed on a comment you left on another blog that you didn't know where to buy a score pal from...
crafts u love sell them

big hugs Rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is just wonderful!
I love your flower and that grid background looks brilliant. Such a beautiful card.
kim x

Joan Ervin said...

Chris...this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love how you did the background and your poinsettias are fabulous!!! Your coloring is spectacular and to think you designed those beauties yourself....dang, girl, you're good!!!!!

Taniaj said...

Love the stamp Chris did wonder about buying it ,Just need to use what i have like my /your cottages :) Tx

Donna said...

Oh wow Chris this is so elegant and such beautiful colours too! I love the embossed gridwork, its fantastic :) Donna x

Debbie said...

Oh this is so classy Chris, I love the poinsettias and the pearls look so pretty. Debbie x

Phree said...

Beautiful card, the poinsettias really pop against the white backtround.

Mada said...

A fantastic layout and great colouring (as usual). I think you're doing it on purpose : using exactly the stamps I have on my wishlist (by the end of this month I'll be ordering them - can't wait!)

Love those pearls, they are the perfect final touch.

Hugs,
Mada

P.S. If you stop by my blog for a minute, there's an award waiting for you. :)

Janet said...

This is fabulous!!!X

Sue said...

Chris this is stunning, the poinsettias looks so real,thinks i will have to treat meself to this stamp:)

Sue
xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
This is a gorgeous christmas card! The poinsettias are so pretty.
We have not had the best of week's Grace has had a cold so more sleepness nights and Will a sickness bug! They are both recovered now thank goodness! Unfortunately Will now has to work all weekend! I hope that you have had a better week!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Marlou said...

wow!!! this is really beautiful :)

Michele said...

This is really lovely Chris. The poinsettias are coloured so well. Seeing how you colour your images has made me really want to buy some Prismacolor pencils.

Did you buy yours in the UK and how many did get in the set you purchased?

Michele
x