Watercolor Poinsettia

I usually procrastinate in making Christmas cards in a timely manner, but my friend Barb challenged an online group of us to make a card with a poinsettia and I thought I should join in! I was sort of surprised that with all of the stamps I own, this set is the only one I found that had poinsettias, and it had two different ones.

Supplies used:

~ Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – Yuletide Gatherings CMS390 (poinsettia) and Modern Christmas CMS388 (sentiment)

~ Authentique Magical Collection – Magical Five

~ Karin Brushmarker Pro markers

~ Metallic gold watercolor and gold twine

I have been wanting to test out the Karin Brushmarkers direct to the rubber stamp and this one was a great candidate. These markers are great for watercolor and have a brush tip, so they are perfect for applying color to a rubber stamp. For this one, I didn’t spritz the stamp with water before or after, and the image came out very nice and crisp. I was able to get three more impressions after this by adding water to the stamp. Here is how they looked:

So depending on the look you’d like to achieve, you can get a lot of impressions from one ink application, which is potentially a big time saver. As a result of this experiment, I have several images to work with for more cards. Always a plus!

Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges:

Christmas Flowers (November) – Moving Along with the Times Blog

Challenge #83 – Anything Christmas Goes – The Holly and Ivy Christmas


3 responses to “Watercolor Poinsettia

  • Jenny L

    Hi,
    your watercolour poinsettia is fabulous and the colours are so wonderful..
    Such a great design also.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  • zoetant

    Beautiful card Yvonne. Perfect for our MAWTT challenge. Thanks for joining us. Zoe DT x

  • Maggie Brinkley

    Yvonne, your Poinsettia card is absolutely beautiful. Your watercolouring is fabulous, and the patterned paper you chose complements it so well. Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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