Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Wreath from a Flower

Welcome!   I have been playing with Distress Oxide inks again and was inspired by a video by Sandy Allnock  to create a wreath.   I used an old Poinsettia stamp (about 1 inch) from Poinsettias and Boxwoods ( had at least since 2012) by Flourishes ( designer Marcella Hawley) and stamped in a circle design with Lucky Clover ink on a watercolor paper panel.  I used a water brush to fill in the color and make it more abstract looking.  Used Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick inks with a Copic and Clear Star pen to add decorations with a small circle stamp, bow stamp and a pine cone stamp both from GKD.  Added some Nuvo Crystal Dots of Rhubarb Crumble.   Added Sentiment and Snowflakes cut with Cheery Lynn dies and a Card Base all in a Shimmering  Pink Pearl CS. 
Challenges:
The Card Concept: Challenge 82 Retro Holiday-inspired by the colors and wreath in photo.
Inspired by All the Little Things: #73 Inspired by the pastel colors and ornaments.
Retro Rubber: Challenge #76 Anything Goes.  Poinsettia stamp at least 5 years old or older. 



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

8 comments:

Stampingcountry said...

Your colors are so unexpected on a Christmas Card! Very Pretty!

Sue said...

Lovely card, beautiful stamping!

Jan Clothier said...

Such a clever way to use the stamp! I'd never have guessed you'd used a flower stamp to create this wreath! I think the pastel colours work a treat for Christmas. It's a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber this week.

Leigh Penner said...

Super pretty take on the inspiration photos!

Melissa Grant said...

Very pretty and grateful design!

Debbie Mageed said...

Wonderful and very creative! I love how you created this beautiful wreath!! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Claire Grantham said...

Love how you created this card and the colour palette is awesome and I like the touches of pinky / purple, superbly non-traditional. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Great way to incorporate non-traditional colors in a Christmas card. So much fun! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!