Thursday, September 11, 2014

RIC: Poinsettias

 Hello crafters! 

So last Friday I went on my fall spending spree and order lots of new goodies. I try to only do two large purchases twice a year. This way I can make sure I really want it and it helps me to spend less. There is usually at least one "OMG I HAVE TO HAVE IT RIGHT NOW!" moment through out the year. I'm not perfect :)

I digress. During my spree I knew I had to have Hero Arts new stamp set Peace Poinsettias


That outline Poinsettia. It's a need. A NEED, people. I miss outline stamps so much. I'm not saying build your own flowers sets aren't pretty. They are. Sometimes though I just want to color. Is that too much to ask?

Anywho, I ordered. Then I saw the current Runway Inspired Challenge and I prayed. Oh please, oh please Lord let my stamps get here before this deadline runs out. 


Why you ask? Look at that bustier!All I could think about was that poinsettia and how perfect it would be to make a card for this challenge. Oh please. Oh please. 
Apparently God thought I should indeed make a card for this challenge because he put some angel wings on my package and it arrived just in time :) Whoop Whoop! 


Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

Oh, how I love this flower. I'll apologize now for how much you will be seeing this flower in the future. 
 I masked the top portion of my card using a mask die cut from a spellbinders die. Turns out this was completely unnecessary because you can't see it but that's okay sometimes you have to just go with it :) I outlined the masked portion with a thin black pen. 

 I stamped and masked the top portion of my card and then I colored, Just colored and colored until my heart was content :) Ahh little things. 
 I decided I wanted one poinsettia to really stand out so I colored one along with some leaves and added it over the stamped piece with dimensional adhesive. The centers were colored with a gold metallic pen. I added the little dots back in with a white gel pen.
A simple sentiment in black from Hero Arts Hello Sunshine finished it off. 

The houndstooth in the original photo is gorgeous however I just couldn't use it. There are really fabulous card designers that can incorporate pattern like nobody's business. I am not one of them. If I have learned anything in the years I've spent in this hobby it's go with what is "you" Too much pattern isn't me. Flowers are me and I think they are more than enough to carry the card. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

XoXo

20 comments:

  1. WOW! Yes, you did NEED this stamp set! Look what you did with it! Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS card! Wow, the red really pops when paired with purple, too. Wow! Gorgeous coloring.

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  2. gorgeous!! love your idea of buying twice a year. I should think about that.

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  3. Wow and gorgeous is right!! Beautiful job and I love the mixing of the purples in there!! It looks wonderful! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  4. These bold colours are fantabulous!

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  5. Kelly, you have created a masterpiece here!! I love the vibrancy of the colors; did you use Copics?? And, the gold centers are very pretty. Can't wait to see other designs using this set.

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  6. Dude you nailed the challenge!

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  7. Love it, Kelly, and a great baptizing of it!! This doesn't need anything else, it's a beauty!

    Now, the question is, what ELSE did you get? :))

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  8. Always great fun to play with a new stamp. Your card is awesome! I can see you enjoyed the colouring!

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  9. Just lovely!! Gorgeous composition, coloring, stamping...everything!

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  10. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Fantastic coloring... You just brought the flowers to life! I popped over from the W&W blog to see details on your winning card (Congrats BTW!) and saw this card and had to leave a comment. You have a new follower. I can't wait to see more inspiration!

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  11. WOW! You made this set SING! Beautiful coloring!!

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  12. Love it Kelly fab stamp, fab colouring, fab design ...look forward to seeing plenty more with this set ;)
    Kate xx

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  13. Awesome use of that poinsettia stamp set - guess it really was fated as this card turned out fabulous with it! Thanks for strutting your stuff with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  14. Your coloring is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

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  15. I guess I missed this post of yours and you won the Ric challenge with it :) ..Congrats !! ..Your card is so gorgeous !!! I love the way you have used that poinsettia stamp to create this beauty :)

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  16. Congrats! But no surprise with such a stunning card!
    Anni

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  17. Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS card, Kelly! Your coloring is just beautiful, and I love how your Poinsettia's pop! You really did an amazing job on this card! Congrats on your well deserved win at RIC!!!

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  18. Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the bright colors :)

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