Poinsettia thank you

It feels like it has been a long time since I posted here on my blog, but I have been very busy doing things I cannot post yet. But, this card I can post, my sample card for Watercolour Wednesday Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

Being that this is week 5, we have a guest hostess for the challenge and she has picked Watercolour Mottling for her challenge. You can find the video here.

I decided to do my background using this technique using Daniel Smith watercolours in Quinacridone Rose and Hansa Yellow. Using Arches cold press watercolour paper I first painted my card using the Hansa Yellow and did the mottling with the Quin Rose. 

I then die cut the Poinsettia flowers from watercolour paper. I made a puddle of the Quinacridone Rose and added a fair amount of water, then dragged my flowers through the paint. I then added more colour to the flowers keeping the look messy. 

I stopped to look at my background and oops, dribbled some paint right on the card in a couple of places. Dang it all! Well, work with it, as Lydia says in her video, so I welcomed the dots and added some more. 

I then added watered down Serpentine Genuine to the leaves and let dry. Once the leaves and flowers were dry I styled both. 

To put the card together, I attached my panel to my Gina K Design Ivory card base using foam tape. I then did a placement for the flowers and leaves, and in my mini Misti I stamped the thank you, first using VersaFine Clair ink in Glamorous, then stamping over that with the Nocturne. You can see the Glamorous under the black in real life. I then permanently attached the flowers and leaves using Nuvo Adhesive. 

I painted the yellow flower centres with Nuvo Midas Touch to add some sparkle. I did consider adding some gems/sequins but decided against it as it would detract from the mottling.

At first I was not sure if I liked the card or not, but it has grown on me.

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xoxo, Kia