Thursday 8 December 2022

Poinsettia Wreath

Hi everybody.  I have one of Beccy Muir's digital images another of the freebie ones, and unsurprisingly another wreath too, as I do love the wreath shape.   I decided to use alcohol markers which I haven't used for I don't know how long.  I felt as though I had lost the knack of using them and wasn't totally happy with the result and nearly threw it away, but the next day on looking at it again I decided it wasn't as bad as I thought.  I only have a dozen of the Promarkers and the two tones of green are not terribly close in colour to get very natural shading, and there is only one brown which is a little darker for the background wreath than I would have liked, but since I finished the card it has grown on me.

I did the palest possible printing colour which is the equivalent of no line colouring and I used the same paper to print on.  This time I checked and it is only 120gsm so thinner than I was thinking.  I decided to cut it out to place it over the embossed background which is a Crafter's Companion embossing folder called Frosted Elegance.  I decided as my card is 300gsm to spray it with a little water before dry embossing to see if it would etch it a little more deeply and I think that it does look more pronounced, so a success.  I added the wreath backed with a bit of foam for dimension, and then die cut a sentiment from red card to add beneath.

Thank you for coming to visit my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Beccy's Place December Challenge - Anything Goes/optional: Bingo Grid.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 705 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - No. 69 If It's Christmassy, Link It Up!
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 47 Anything Christmas Goes.
Peace on Earth Challenge - No. 29 Anything Christmas Goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - No. 623 Anything Christmas Goes. (Sadly after 12 years Hazel has decided to make it the last challenge at the end of the year)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
Country View Challenges - December - Christmas.


Liz said...

Great card, Pat. I love the wreath and it looks lovely against the white embossed background. Clever idea to print in a pale colour to get the lovely no line effect. xx

Christine Alexander said...

you're so lucky to get freebees in magazines :)
your poinsettia wreath is gorgeous, love the colours on the leaves ♥

brenda said...

A Christmas wreath never fails to please Pat, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Loll said...

Good tip about adding a light mist of water before dry embossing. The pattern is so beautiful and deeply etched. Your colouring with Promarkers is AMAZING! I don't know what you are talking about it not being your best. The poinsettias look amazing and have so much depth. Same for the greenery. Great work Pat!! xx

Lia said...

Poinsettias make a card so festive, it's beautiful!

Aimeslee Winans said...

So lovely, Pat. xoxo

Linby said...

Your image really pops against the white embossed space, makes for a stunning card. Thanks for taking part in my theme at Allsorts challenge this week. Lynn x

Marjan said...

It is a bit more difficult to color when you don't have so many markers, but you really did weel, the coloring looks wonderful! You built a lovey centerpiece for the embossed background!

Ellibelle said...

A really beautiful focal point and loving the embossing behind it!
Thank you so much for joining in with us at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Darlene said...

Oh Pat this is simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is beautiful Pat. The embossing enhances the beautiful wreath and your colouring, great idea to print paler. A really lovely card.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful card Pat and your colouring is lovely considering your limited colours. I love that pretty embossing folder too, a wreath is always lovely, Kate x

Aquarius said...

A great card and the background embossing behind the wreath is very effective.

Beccy said...

I'm so glad you didn't throw this away Pat, it's beautiful! I think you did a fantastic job with the colouring and I particularly like the contrast on the leaves. The embossed background is beautiful and frames the image perfectly. Lovely.

Sarn said...

Lovely poinsettia card. Great embossing. X

Craftyfield said...

The white embossing add a touch of elegance to that lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!