Friday 25 May 2018

100th Challenge @ MUSE: Christmas Visions

Afternoon folks.
I noticed the other day that MUSE: Christmas Visions are celebrating their 100th challenge. Is it really that long ago, I remember it starting so well.
Any how I decided I had just the thing for an entry.

This Penny Black poinsettia stamp belongs to my bloggy friend Linda who lent it to me when we were on retreat last November. It has sat in my to finish box since I water coloured it way back then. So as the MUSE pic here uses a poinsettia, one of my fave images for Christmas it fit the bill perfectly.

I used DIs to w/c the image, adding depth and shadow with a small brush after blending the initial inked flower. I used a neutral DI for the background as I had already done a similar card with a blue background here and wanted to try something different. The sentiment is also from Penny Black and is embossed with gold EP then the w/c panel was trimmed and mounted flat on a base card.

So off to take the dog out before the heavens open again!

joining in over at :-

Had to use a poinsettia image and gold embossed sentiment!

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  1. Your poinsettia is dramatic and beautifully coloured! Perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV, Julie!

  2. This is beautifully painted xx

  3. This is stunning! What a fabulous Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at MCV!

  4. So beautiful and elegant, love the soft coloring! Wish I had that stamp.

  5. So pretty! Love the soft look of the watercoloring

  6. Oooh ! Absolutely gorgeous, Julie ! Your watercoloring is amazing and I love your washed background, it doesn't seem a stamped image but a painted one ! Fabulous take on the photo. x

  7. Perfectly elegant and beautiful! I love this poinsettia image...I really have to add this one to my ever growing collection. You made this look like a true hand painted watercoloured piece of art! Love it!
    Thanks so much for celebrating with us at MCV and good luck with the drawing!

  8. This is a really lovely card Julie, great stamp and your coloured it beautifully - wish I had that stamp too

  9. A gorgeous Christmas card with that pretty stamp!
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More challenge where anything goes this month!

  10. Wow! Your colouring is fantastic!!! I've now added this stamp to my wishlist:) So glad you joined us at the PBSC!


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