Saturday, 25 July 2015

July Rudolph Day

I can't believe that I've been back from my holiday for a week - the time has flown by!  We had a fabulous time, the weather was generally very good and we walked over 100 miles during the holiday, mainly on the stunning coast path.

I took a lot of stamped images on holiday so I could relax with some colouring in an evening and this is one of the images I coloured, ready to be popped on a card for the July Rudolph Day.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where 'Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas'.  I actually coloured three poinsettias so have made three of these cards towards this month's ten Christmas cards.

Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk 
Stamp: Personal Impressions 'Poinsettia' and Hot off the Press sentiment (magazine freebie)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white stamping
Paper: Beige patterned 
Other: Wink of Stella

I stamped the poinsettia onto white stamping card and coloured it with Promarkers, before fussy cutting around the image.  I stamped the sentiment onto the beige paper before layering it onto red mirri card and attaching it to the front of the card.   I shaped the poinsettia before attaching it to the card with Pinflair glue.   To finish, I outlined the flower and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x


Joan said...

Lovely poinsettia card, thanks for jogging my memory about Rudolph day!

Jean said...

Beautiful Poinsettia card.
Jean x

MaryH said...

Kath, so glad you are back from a nice vacation, and hope you had fun and some relaxation too. This is one gorgeous poinsettia image, and your coloring is just splendid. The bold flower against this elegant background is just beautiful. The dp looks very like textured paper, and sets off the poinsettia so nicely. Love the matts and this is just a lovely traditional card. TFS & have a great wkend.

Sue said...

Kath, Another nice card.

Hope you are enjoying your day. Sue

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Kath - such a lovely poinsettia. Hope you had a relaxing holiday. xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card, Kath. The poinsettia is so pretty and I love that the background paper looks like hessian. Such a nice contrast!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Kath, very classy.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

You can't beat using a poinsettia to get that wow factor on a card. I love the colour you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

Jane Willis said...

Lovely card. Hope you enjoyed your holiday

Sarn said...

A perfect pointsettia Rudolph Day card Kath. xxx

Barb said...

What a lovely poinsettia. Its a very pretty card.