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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Hi all.  Well another month has passed and today is the start of the Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge.  I am so thrilled to have been asked to be Guest Designer and here is the first of my two posts, the second being at the half way point of the challenge.



As you can see it is all about Poinsettias this month which I think are the very essence of Christmas and I have used a couple of different stamp sets here.  The first for the twiggy wreath is from Card-io called Oriental Blossom but works well for Christmas too, and the second is a set of flowers from Honey Doo called Flowers for Design which again are quite generic but I hope you agree make a pretty Poinsettia. 


I stamped the wreath with Versamark ink and WOW Silver Embossing Powder on to a piece of white stamping card using this little twiggy branch, and gradually built up the circle with it.  I think there are about three layers and I heat set after each layer.  I also used a circle die as a template and marked very lightly in pencil as a guide for placing the stamping.  I then used some other pieces of white card for the Poinsettias, each has two layers, and stamped using the middle and smaller sized flowers.

I used a water brush and red watercolour paint from a tube which gives a more opaque and brighter red finish, and I also used a touch of Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to darken the middle of the flowers a little, and then finished with some clear Wink of Stella to give a nice touch of sparkle.  I also used a gold coloured gem in the centre of each flower but I'm not sure they show up very well in the photo.

To finish I stamped the sentiment using the Versamark and WOW Silver EP.   I cut the wreath topper to fit and layered this on to a white square card, layered the flowers and shaped them a little, and then placed them on the wreath.

I would like to finish by saying a big thank you to Happy Little Stampers for giving me this opportunity and please do go and see all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have made, you won't be disappointed.  Find all the details of the challenge HERE.

Thank you for dropping by.

Pat x

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21 comments:

  1. Your poinsettia wreath is so pretty Pat!! Love that you've used flower stamps to make your poinsettias .. they worked really well. And I love the design of your twiggy wreath ... another great way to stretch your stamps! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month!! xx

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  2. I love your poinsettia wreath .... so festive xx

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the twiggy silvery wreath with these wonderful poinsettias. The touch of purple in the center to shade was a good idea, as that shading shows so nicely. I'm so glad you were the GD over at HLS this month, thanks so much - and you surely presented a phenomenal card to showcase your skills. Hugs & TFS

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  4. I love the dimension of the poinsettia. I love the silver against the red.. it really makes it pop. The CAS of this card is awesome. Thanks for being our guest at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

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  5. This is absolutely fabulous! I love the idea of enhancing a wreath with poinsettias! I love the silver embossing with the gorgeous rich reds.

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  6. Forgot to say on my original comment that we're glad to have you as our Guest Designer on Happy Little Stampers!

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  7. Your card is gorgeous Pat. I love how you have created your wreath and those poinsettias are great. Xx

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  8. What a pretty card Pat. I love the twiggy wreath and the flowers are just perfectly created and placed. I'm so pleased you were our guest this month at HLS xxx

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  9. It's a beautiful combination - strong flowers and delicate drawing wreath. Great composition of the card. It was nice to be with you in a this team :-)
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  10. This is beautiful Pat, love your poinsettias. Congrats on the GDT spot at HLS...look forward to seeing your next creation for us. Carol x

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  11. What a pretty poinsettia wreath, Pat!

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  12. Gosh Pat, this is just beautiful! Love how you made the wreath (lots of patience there!) and the poinsettias are just glorious. As I said, beautiful card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the Poinsettias. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri

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  14. Beautiful, Pat! The silver, embossed wreath looks lovely with the gorgeous poinsettias. xx

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  15. Very beautiful design, I love the poinsettia's. Congralulations on the the Guest Designer spot, enjoy! Take care, Shirleyxx

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  16. Congrats on you GD spots, those are so fun, aren't they? Your card is absolutely worthy of a GD, love the branches and your colour theme... and who wouldn't love a poinsettia...?

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  17. Congratulations on your GD spot, and with such a stunning card too.
    Love the silver embossed wreath with those gorgeous poinsettia.
    Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment on my blog.
    Avril xx

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  18. Awesome! So happy for you and you've really shown a beautiful project!

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  19. Just gorgious , your ponsettia's looks so pretty , great christmas card, congreats for being a GD, you deserve it, your cards are really beautiful!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  20. This wreath is amazing! What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  21. So pretty with that wreath! Love your card - thanks so much for being our Guest Designer!! :)

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