This is my sample for the Color Challenge hosted by Mary. Her lovely combination is: Real Red, Garden Green, Mango Melody with dessert option to use DSP.
I must admit that the metal dies have spoiled me; they are so fast and easy. This time I did something different albeit a little more time consuming and I created a layered poinsettia by hand (no dies). First I heat embossed two poinsettias in white on vellum cardstock. Then I fussy cut out one whole flower (middle layer), cut the center area from the second one (top layer) and trimmed the remainder of the second flower (bottom layer). The petals were colored on the backside with Real Red blends markers. The center was colored on the back and the top with a Mango Melody marker. The leaves were also white heat embossed, fussy cut and colored with a Garden Green marker on the backside. I used two DSP patterns.
I dug into my stash for a fun trim. The rick rack is from the 1950s which I inherited with my moms sewing & craft supplies. It is so soft and amazing. Super fun to use these terrific colors! It was challenging in a good way to try something different. Looking forward to seeing how you are inspired to create. TFL
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021 GMT Views: 526
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Mon, Nov 22, 2021 @ 8:41 PM
Diane the extra work by hand cutting the poinsettia was worth it, it is beautiful! It warms the heart that you used a piece of vintage rick rack from your mother's stash of sewing things. Very nice design, I enjoyed the read too! TFS
Diane, this fussy cut poinsettia was well worth all the work. The rick rack strip and designer paper background are just the perfect touch to highlight your flower. I love that you embraced the mango color. I barely used it at all.