Colour Me... Striking!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Just popping in with this week's Colour Me...! palette.  We're looking for creations boasting Stampin' Up's Real Red and Old Olive this week.  I really wanted to do something other than a Christmas creation, but alas, the spirit of the season won me over.
I started this card by black-embossing the poinsettia image on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then watercolored it in shades of Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, and Pumice Stone inks.  I also outlined the flower with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, but it's difficult to see that here.  It's much more striking in real life.  I then spritzed over everything with Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Old Olive, and Pool Party inks before coating the petals with a little clear Wink of Stella for shine.
The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive ink, and a strip of red, polka dot, patterned paper trims the space below it.
I then distressed the edges of everything with Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Inks before anchoring it, to a piece of Old Olive cardstock, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  The space between the prepped and patterned papers was then wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, which was tied, in a bow, just left of vertical center, before being adhered, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, with foam tape.
Here's this week's Creative Challenge No. 97 graphic to get you going in the right direction.

Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  We'd also be honored to have you play along with us!  You have until 12 noon EST, on Monday, November 16, 2015, to link up your takes over at that same challenge link above.  And don't forget to check out last week's Creative Challenge No. 96 Top Picks, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Holiday Poinsettia (The Craft's Meow) Paper: Old Olive (SU!); Oatmeal (Wplus9); watercolor ( Canson Studio); red polka dot (MME) Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, & Basic Grey (SU!); Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Pumice Stone (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Wink of Stella (Zig); black embossing powder (SU!)

12 comments:

Anya said...

Beautiful card! I love traditional colors for Christmas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is just gorgeous! LOVING that poinsettia!!!!

KimCreate said...

So gorgeous!

Team Clark said...

This is just lovely! A perfect card for mailing. The image is so beautiful paired with the papers. :)

Charlene said...

Beautiful!! I love the black embossing and gorgeous poinsettia!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jinny, love it!

Lynn said...

Real Red and Old Olive...two of my all time favorite SU colors. Jinny, your card is beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful image! I just love the flower and the coloring!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so lovely!!

Tracy said...

Just gorgeous! This would put anyone in the spirit. :-) Hugs!

Julia Wilson said...

Stunning card! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Jinny. Love the fantastic coloring.