Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hero Arts, Imaginisce, and Merry Monday

I started this card last night working on the flower.  It is a clear stamp from Imaginisce - it also has the little holiday sentiment I used on last week's holiday card.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and embossed with brown embossing powder.  I then grabbed my distress inks and perfect pearls mist.  Swiped the inks on my mat, spritzed on some perfect pearls and started painting the poinsettia.  I just kept adding layers.  I wanted it to look very vintage.  The perfect pearls adds such a nice shimmer.  Each layer of the poinsettia was pop dotted on the card front.  I added the brownish pearl to the center.  The paper is an old collection from Cosmo Cricket - but it has some great papers in it.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts - three sentiments in the set - I think it will be one of my better purchases - I will get lots of use out of it for holiday cards for Operation Write Home.

The card is based on the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge on Always Playing With Paper.

Have a wonderful day - we will see if I can get the card that is in my head out onto the drawing board tonight.


LeAnne said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Barb! Love your flower detail! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

Wow! That flower looks like stained glass. Beautiful! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday this week!

Lesley said...

Beautiful poinsettia, lovely card Barb! Thank you for playing along at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Love the clean look to this card, beautiful poinsettia.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.