Tuesday 17 October 2017

Penny Black Poinsettias

I've been itching to try out the new Derwent watercolour pencils and waterbrushes I brought back from our trip to the Lake District this summer but, what with one thing and another, it's taken me until now to find the time.

To make the topper, poinsettias were stamped randomly over the piece of white card to create the background then they were coloured using red, green and yellow pencils and a waterbrush. When dry, it  was glued to a layer of red card which was then attached to the front of the card blank.

On a snippet of white card a single poinsettia was stamped which, when dry, was fussy cut before being stuck, with glue gel, to the central poinsettia on the background. To add a bit of sparkle yellow Stickles was added to the flower centres. To finish, a greeting was stamped in black on yet another snippet of white card before it was punched out in an oval shape. To give the greeting more definition the red pencil run round the edge before adhering it to the right hand corner of the card front.

Supplies used:

- a white A6 card blank from Docrafts Papermania with matching envelope
- red and white cardstock for the topper and greeting
- stanp set - Penny Black Wonder Collection
- ink - Memento Tuxedo Black 
- Derwent Academy watercolour pencils - Red, Dark Green and Cadmium Yellow
- a No.2 Derwent Waterbrush
- adhesives - Pinflair Glue Gel & a double sided tape pen
- yellow Stickles glitter glue
- punch - Stampin' Up oval label

I enjoyed the watercolouring so much I decorated the envelope to match.

It's been a while but at last I have a snippet card to submit to Pixie's Snippet's Playground.

Happy Crafting


Megan J said...

Hi Elizabeth, Wow what a pretty Christmas card, I'm very cautious about using my watercolour pencils, I've used them but not been game enough to add water... Love the stamp you used and the added one you layered. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Valerija said...

What a fabulous pretty card. Love the poinsettias.
Valerija xx

Carole Pollard said...

Love this very pretty card great poinsettias Love and hugs Carole x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth! I adore the design with that fabby poinsettia - and your colouring is ace!

Lovely to see you in the snippets playground!


Di xx

Barb said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth. I like the way you've coloured your poinsettias. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Oooh how lovely is your card and nicely cut out poinsettia's too! x

Darnell said...

This really stood out to me in the Playground gallery, Elizabeth! It is beautiful! I love the envelope, too, and great job with the fussy-cutting!! Hugs, Darnell