Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poinsettias & Pomegranates

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented Laurie is our hostess with a color challenge.

The challenge colors made me think of.. guess what.. flowers! What a surprise! Actually the yellow and red combo made me think specifically of poinsettias with their bright red blooms and yellow centers. Though I have a couple of poinsettia stamps, I was yearning for something a little larger, and I was able to find instant gratification with a Power Poppy digital stamp set. My favorite feature about a digital set is how you can make the image as large or small as you like. I combined it with a stamped sentiment, because I haven't figured out yet how to insert one into my image :) 

I'm also playing along with the Creative Confetti Challenge at Power Poppy, which is Just Color, and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.

Stamp Sets: Poinsettias and Pomegranates Digi Stamp Set (Power Poppy), Layering Wreath (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers : Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Adhesive Sequins (Jillibean Soup), Red Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)


Nancy said...

Outstanding! This is such an beautiful card!! I don't do much digital and I am not sure why! I see why you decided to chose this one! Enjoy your Sunday!

laurie said... pretty! poinsettias are a perfect flower for the beautiful Sandy!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Sandy. Love that poinsettia image. I need to get my stamp out and use it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan Clothier said...

I LOVE this card, Sandy. A striking image, perfectly coloured and mounted with the perfect paper to make it shine. When I see what you've done with digital stamps, I feel I'm going to have to be brave and give one a try. I have browsed but have not yet purchased. Something for the summer holiday, perhaps.

CherylQuilts said...

Sandy, your card is gorgeous! What beautiful coloring, and I love the DP with the glitter paper on the left! It's stunning! So glad to see you try a digital image, and using Word should allow you to add a digi sentiment. Be sure to try clicking on the sentiment and then right click to select "Bring to the Front." Should work. Otherwise, email me. Hugs!

LeAnne said...

I stamps are great, but it is tricky to add the sentiment...and usually it's just easier to stamp one! I think Cheryl's "tutorial" is a good one...sometimes I just have to play with it! Your coloring is delightful...they look so real, they could pop right off the page!

KathyRac said...

A lovely poinsettia card! Thank you for playing along with my coloring challenge :)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandy! Your coloring is spot on. I love the So Saffron berries and the plaid background. You can never go wrong with plaid!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Sandy, this is gorgeous! I love poinsettia's and your coloring is amazing! The plaid and the glitter paper is perfect to showcase this beautiful bloom! Have a great weekend, My Friend! XX

ElizStewart said...

Sandy...Fabulous coloring... your poinsettia is gorgeous!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I thought flowers, too. However, I didn't think poinsettia and yet, they are perfect! You colored this wonderful Power Poppy bloom beautifully. the glitter paper is a perfect addition to the background, too. Gorgeous card

Regina said...

I love your card and the colors

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Sandy another fabulous card - you really are the queen of colouring, your image is exquisite!