I love beautiful poinsettias, and today my card features the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Candle stamp. I created the card for last week’s color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The hostess, Barbara (bejoyce), provided a wonderful color combination for the challenge. She selected SU Hello Honey, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, & Pear Pizzazz. Her dessert was water coloring.
“They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such tings deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
Water coloring definitely is not my forte, but I decided I would give it a try for the challenge. In the process of developing the card, I learned that some watercolor papers should never be called watercolor paper!! I started and re-started maybe four times to create the water colored image and wasn’t happy with the paper used, until I used Ranger watercolor paper. I like this paper as it’s a nice bright white and the water coloring went much better with it, or at least for me. I am happy with the outcome, despite that the image reflects the work of a real amateur, which is perfectly fine with me!
|Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Candle|
|Paper: SU Tempting Turquoise, Ranger Watercolor Paper|
|Ink: SU Hello Honey, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, & Pear Pizzazz Reinkers, and Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Accessories: Silver Black Velvet Brush, Water, Sequins, Be Creative Adhesive|
|Techniques: Water Coloring|
Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Candle!