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Monday, December 19, 2016

Stenciled Poinsettias

Happy countdown-till-Christmas week!  I hope things are coming together for you.  This week I'll share the last of the Christmas cards.  For the most part I had to set the coloring aside as I'd given myself barely a month to make almost 50 cards.  What was I thinking?

I was hurrying along when I made this card.  Yes, more pink, but just grabbing the closest ink pad, I guess.  We'll imagine these flowers are poinsettias, somewhat stylized, perhaps, but you can see the resemblance.



After I die cut the Stitched Poinsettia Trio from my last card I was left with a negative that looked like it would make a good stencil, so I tried it out.  Sponged pink through the stencil and then defined the petal edges with a mulberry Prismacolor pencil, blended with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits).  Took a quick shot of my paraphernalia below:




All those cute little snowflakes are from Power Poppy's Action Santa set.  They were stamped in SU!'s Cool Caribbean.  I cut away part of the lower edge and added a die cut sentiment, backed with a scrap of designer paper.  Finished off with silver sequins and silver cord.




I had CAS(E) This Sketch #202 in mind when I made this.  The design team had lots of variations, so I'm hoping I'm close enough to the design .  Here's the sketch:



Also joining the fun at CAS Mix Up -- Stamping + Sponging + Your Choice.  I have stamped snowflakes, sponged flowers, and my extra choice is the pencil coloring on the flower edges.



I'll be back tomorrow.  Supplies are listed below.  Have a happy day!



Stamps:  Power Poppy Action Santa (snowflakes)  Paper:  Neenah 110 lb white, BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses designer paper  Ink:  SU! Pink Pirouette and Cool Caribbean  Coloring:  Mulberry Prismacolor pencil and Gamsol  Accessories:  Silver cord, silver sequins, Impression Obsession Holiday Bottom Word Edgers

22 comments:

  1. What a fun card, Leslie! I love your stenciled poinsettias. I have those same bottom dies (unless mine are on the top - I don't remember!) I really should have used them. Maybe next year:)

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  2. Darling! Love the pink! And matched up with the Cool Caribbean it is stunning! Looks like a card you spent lots of time on! Hope you can finally kick your feet up & relax!

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  3. Beautiful CAS design Leslie. Your beautiful card works for this months CAS Mixed Media Challenge..stamping, sponging and your choice :-) Would love to have you join us. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Well aren't you the clever one once again! This is beautiful and those poinsettia's I think are my all time favorite this season and yes the negative made for a perfect stencil! Great thinking! Beautiful design and love that sentiment die too! B-eautiful design!

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  5. Gorgeous poinsettias and snowflakes Leslie. You also have used a stencil, which is another mixed media element. :) Love the non-traditional colour combo .. so pretty and delicate. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. I love these stenciled and sponged poinsettias, Leslie! Shading with the Prismacolor pencil added great detail! Love that sentiment with the paper behind it and the silver twine too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  7. It's such a happy card. I really like that pink and silver.

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  8. I am so pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up my friend :-) Your gorgeous card is so creative and such a beautiful CAS design. Merry Christmas Leslie. Hugs, Nancy

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  9. Oh how very pretty....what a clever way to make such gorgeous poinsettias!! Such a pretty color combo too, I am really liking the pinks for Christmas (maybe because my house is all red and white...lol)...I am LATE in getting my cards out this year...ugh!

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  10. Wow, Leslie! This card is beautiful. I love these soft, pink flowers against the blue snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with this CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

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  11. What a cute card! I can also see the 'stencil' being used in layers to have a layer of 'leaves' and two layers of petals. Making a mental note to try this out..... :) I really enjoy your wide range of card making, from simple to to layers to off the chart coloring. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Lu C

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  12. Beautiful card, LOVE ❤️ the soft colours used, great stencilling, good job! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  13. Oh my that is gorgeous and I just love the use of the pencil to define the edges, terrific idea, LOVE it!

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  14. This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  15. Thanks for sharing how you made these poinsettias. They are quite lovely and I love how they look in shades of pink. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  16. Another gorgeous card. Wow - 50 in a month - you are amazing - good for you. Thanks for sharing how you did the poinsettia's - your shading with pencil around the edges really make them stand out. Love all the little blue snowflakes as they flutter around the poinsettia's. Love the bottom die cut sentiment as well. Such a pretty holiday card!

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  17. WOW! Another gorgeous card, and I love how you've used the stencil you made. Great idea with the pencil too. And I love the bottom-edge die! Stunning card! Hugs, and Merry Christmas! Only one sleep away! Hehe!

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  18. Beautiful pink poinsettia's, Leslie! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  19. Oh this is beautiful!! I love the sponging... that sure made for a great stencil!

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  20. Beautiful flowers and a wonderful background!

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  21. Beautiful card, love the stencilled flowers and the little bits of sparkle.

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