Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Red Poinsettias

My first Christmas card of the year. Although it's hard to think of Christmas when it's green and sunny outside.  My day off today was spent doing something I wanted instead of running the kids all over.  Daughter didn't miss the bus, so I didn't have to drive her. (Although that only requires throwing a hoody on over my pj's).  Son didn't forget something at home that I had to run into the school.  The whole day was mine.  Except for 45 minutes at lunch with hubbie.   After school we had to attend a parents meeting for my daughters France trip.  I so wish I had done the exchanges when I was in school, and am very pleased that my daughter is wanting to go.  Next year she will spend two weeks in Lyon France with a French student. In return the student will spend two weeks here.  It will be such an adventure for us all. 
 
Back to my card.  I stamped my poinsettia in black ink.  Coloring was done with Spectum Noir blendable pencils.  Still practicing with them. I then tried to do a shadow around the flower, but didn't really like how it was turning out.  I found some gold mist in my stash and spritzed just my flower at first but didn't like that, so I did the whole card.  The centre of the flower is white pearls that I colored with a gold Sharpie marker.  The sentiment is a gold outline sticker. 
 
CHALLENGES
Christmas Card Challenges - #26 - Anything Goes
Merry Monday Christmas - #161 - Sparkle, Bling, Shine
 
Another day off tomorrow, so hopefully time for another card.  Starting Friday I'm on a 10 day stretch at work, because the bookkeeper is on holidays. 
 
happy crafting
 
dee ;o)

5 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty card; love the soft colors. Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

This is lovely! The soft pink and overall shimmer is just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Susangail Powell said...

This is fantastic! Love the colors and the sparkle - so soft and pretty!!!

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Greta said...

Beautiful coloring & I love the gold mist!