Saturday, October 4, 2014

A2ZScrapbooking Inspiration Challenge: The Poinsettia Returns

  Hello Crafters!

The first WCMD challenge is up and running over at the A2zScrapbooking blog! This is the first of three challenges today! You could win a $20.00 credit to the store!

This one is based on an inspiration board using Silver, Aqua and White.

Let's start at the top. I loved the diamond pattern. It immediately made me think of Hero Arts and Basicgrey's Tiny Triangles background stamp.  I also loved the white outline flowers. You know what that means . . .dun . . . dun . . . dun the Peace Poinsettias return! Last but not least those beautiful silver ornaments were calling to me :)

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I started by stamping the Peace Poinsettia onto Watercolor Paper. I then went in with a paintbrush and watercolored with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. I did each individual petal but you could just spray the whole thing down and dab on color. It would still be beautiful. I just wanted concentrated color at the base so I only added it there. I fussy cut it out. Then I remembered why I don't fussy cut watercolor paper. That stuff is thick! Ha! 
The background was stamped with Tiny Triangles in Soft Pool Shadow Ink. I dabbed off the ink around the edges to give it the faded out look. My stamp was still carrying some black ink from a previous use. I kept cleaning and stamping trying to get rid of it but then I started to kind of like it . . . or maybe I just told myself that hehe. It added spots of what looked like a soft gray. I went with it :)
I added my white panel onto some Coordinations Caribbean cardstock and added it to my card base. The  sentiment is from the same set and was heat set with Hero Art's Silver Embossing Powder.  I used the same Silver Embossing Powder.  to change the color of my  Small Accent Pearls and fill in my center. The flower was added with dimensional adhesive. 

Hero Arts is currently holding a "Mad About Metallic" Challenge so I'm throwing this in the mix :) 
Don't forget to head over to the A2ZScrapbooking blog to play along. AND if you need an new Hero Art's goodies use the code WCMDSALE for 20% off your purchase of $25.00 or more!

Happy Crafting!

I'll be back one more time today! Can you take it?!

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. love how you did your card Kelly - really beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous, Kelly! So fun to see a poinsettia in something besides red - I need to put this into practice, as I am way too literal!!

  3. Absolutely love this - elegant, stylish, creative. .Love the coloring and that background is perfection.

  4. I love that you chose Peacock Feathers for your Poinsettia, and how you faded the color out from the pretty! I also love how you stamped your background, too! I like how you dabbed off the ink around the edges and your accent pearls are just perfect! You did an amazing job with the inspiration board, Kelly...Stunning card!!!

  5. BEAUTIFUL and gorgeously colored - what a visual impact this lovely bloom has!! Love this card and the cool background and the silver greeting!!

  6. Your card is gorgeous - I love that beautiful flower and your background looks fab too xx

  7. Stunning! I love the glow on the poinsettia and the gorgeous background