Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Evergreen boughs

Hello folks

This is the last of my design team cards made for Sheena's recent shows in Germany.
I stamped the poinsettia with twinkle embossing powder onto watercolour card and added a little shading with slate Spectrum Aqua. I then coloured directly onto the stamps with my Spectrum Aquas and stamped onto watercolour card. I dragged the colour out a little with a damp paint brush and then added a little glitter to the edges of the pinecones.
I used the following Spectrum Aquas - 

  • poinsettia - slate (added just to the centre of the petals)
  • boughs - moss and evergreen
  • pinecones - chestnut, sepia and boulder

I made the background by scribbling onto a glass mat with kingfisher, charcoal and jasmine Spectrum Aquas, spritzing with water and then blotting with a piece of watercolour card. I then embossed the card with Sheena's evergreen embossing folder, sanded it back a little and then rubbed on some Pebeo silver gilding wax.
The other ingredients used were - 

  • Yuletide greetings and perfect poinsettia stamp sets from Sheena's Perfect Partners Christmas range
  • Christmas foliage and poinsettia die set from Sheena's Perfect Partners Christmas range
  • watercolour card
  • white and silver centura pearl
  • twinkle embossing powder
  • evergreen embossing folder from Sheena Douglass
  • sliver Hunkydory glitter
  • Pebeo silver gilding wax
  • dazzler from the Hobby House
Thank you so much for stopping by today



  1. A super Christmas card Lesley, always love Poinsettias.

    B x

  2. Hi Lesley, this is a beautiful Christmas card!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  3. Hi Lesley this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Hugs Jackie

  4. Wow Lesley! Stunning card and those cones look real! Love the background too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. This is simply stunning. Your colouring and shading is perfection. The colours, background and layout is just gorgeous. What a fabulous card x