Hello, and good Monday to you! On Friday I mentioned I would have a flower card today. Well... that's because I have a new digital stamp from Power Poppy. You know they're my weakness, and I'm thrilled no end to have the opportunity to help introduce Ultimate Poinsettia.
I should mention right off that I painted this with Twinkling H2Os, which may explain the somewhat grainy appearance. The shimmer is hard to photograph, but looks pretty great in real life. I was thinking I could make it look like an artificial arrangement. Hmmm...
Pictured below is the set as it comes. It includes a no-line (or light line) image so you don't have to fool around with any fancy stuff when you print it.
Here's the scoop from Marcella:
"One of our most popular holiday clear stamps is now available as a resizable digital download. Straight from the set "Winter Wonderland" without any alterations, we have the gorgeous floral spray that will bring a splash of decadence to your holiday cards! A Poinsettia is surrounded by frilly Anemones, Dusty Miller leaves, and Pepperberries. Of course we want you to color these plants in any way that brings you delight. But if you’re a purest, there are the inspirations behind my drawing! A new sentiment that you can color in joins the floral display."
So... if you read Marcella's description you know what she had in mind when she created this arrangement. I have the Winter Wonderland clear set and I can see now I was way off the mark when I colored it! I thought those were Hellebores and oak leaves, and I had no idea what the berries were. Nevertheless, that first attempt turned out very pretty and so will yours when you color the Ultimate Poinsettia any which way you choose.
The final picture shows that the poinsettia is actually more gold than green. I did add a little bit of green and red when I painted it. Twinks aren't the easiest medium, but I'd like to make a point of using them more often... until I run out, that is. I don't think they're even manufactured any longer. More's the pity because I'm just now learning to love them.
I'll direct you to the following links so you can see more Ultimate Poinsettia creations:
Marcella on the Power Poppy blog
Well, that's it! I hope you enjoyed. I'll see you again when stamping happens. Have a happy day!