Monday, October 10, 2011

WMSC #68 - October 8, 2011 - Poinsettia

Happy Monday!  I hope everybody is starting off the week on the right foot.  The weather here is still uncommonly warm.  I love this weather because it is perfect for opening the windows - no air conditioning, and no furnace running.  Just perfect fresh air! 

How do you start out your week?  For me it begins with my WMSC project.  If you'd like to play along (it starts every Saturday so there's plenty of time), here's the details: 
 http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/challenge-68october-8-2011.html
WMSC-68I love playing along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.   I really like to see all the wonderful creations people have made with the very same set of stamps I have.  It's like seeing something in a whole new way - through a different pair of eyes.  Talk about inspiration!

I just got my shipment of some of the new releases and tucked in there was the Big Bloom Poinsettia set that I've been looking at for a while.  I've just started my Copic collection (and coloring skills) and hadn't ordered it sooner because I didn't think I was ready for the challenge.  Buying this set sort of forced me to at least give it a try, and Ohhhh the possibilities!   What fun!!  I'm addicted!  I had never used an alcohol based marker and didn't understand the blending potential until now.

I stamped the poinsetta's in Momento Rich Cocoa - I think the brown is more natural looking than a black ink would be for these flowers.  I made the leaves by coloring one of the poinsettia leaves green and fussy cutting it.  I used a Copic gold marker to color white pearl accent stickers the perfect shade flower centers.   

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!  I appreciate your comments and I hope you will give something new a try today.  Maybe you will discover something great that you've been missing out on!   You never know until you try right?

Supplies Used:  Finished size is 5" x 7"
Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Big Bloom Poinsettia, Compliments of the SEason, Holiday Label No. 14
Dies:  Spellbinders Labells 14  Corner Accent is from Parisian Motifs
Copic Markers:  RV29, R20, R43, YR12, YR24, G28, YG03, G21
Ink:  Momento:  Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Angel Pink
Patterend Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection

8 comments:

Kelly S. said...

You would never know that you just started your Copic collection, Jeanne! Your poinsettia is SO beautiful! I just started collecting them myself and it sure is addicting. Just about as addicting as stamp collecting (and not the postage kind, hee!) I just love the way you placed the different sizes of pearls in the center, golden delicious! Oooo and that sparkly plaid paper is to die for!

Sonia said...

OOOhhh! WOW!

I'm Renee said...

OMG!!! Jeanne this is gorgeous!
And I almost picked up some of that paper last week...
now I know I should have...
I'm such a num-num!
This is stunning...
and I agree with Kelly...
can't believe you just started with Copics!
They are addicting!
And this set is perfect for them!
An uber fabby card...
I die!

Cathy Weber said...

Your shading is perfection on this poinsettia Jeanne. It is gorgeous paired with that beautiful glittery paper background. The way you wrapped that ribbon in the corner was smart and interesting. Such a nice, creative little detail for another beautiful card.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is a stunning poinsettia...I luv this...hope your day is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Debgem said...

Magnificent!!! The poinsettia is so beautifully coloured - you would never know that you've just started with copics! Love it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a gorgeous poinsetti - your coloring is amazing and I love the different sized pearls in the center! Well done!

Savitri said...

Wow, this is just fabulous!! LOVE the flower and the use of the sketch in general!! Great work!