The challenge at Bah! Humbug! this week is Lovely In Lilac and I have taken lilac to the max. I really like lilacs and purples so maybe that is why it was easy for me to create this card.
The background paper and the poinsettia petals are from the same piece of paper that I created using the leftover ink on my craft sheet when I dyed the hem tape I used a few days ago. Started life as a plain piece of white card stock. I spritzed it with the glimmer mist I made before punching and embossing and debossing the background. I rubbed some silver metallic rub-on paste on the background paper and tipped the Elegant Eggplant leaves on the poinsettia.The silver and purple micro beads in the center really set this off. I hope you can see the silver embossed greeting in the top right .
I have to give credit where credit is due on this beautiful poinsettia. Carla at Carla Scraps-11-18-09 post gives a great tutorial on how to create this beauty. Carla is very talented and has some other great tutorials on a myriad of other projects. She uses red of course, and I think she made a white one also. Poinsettias come in all colors these days so if you get a Martha Stewart 1" rose leaf punch, a small 5 petal flower punch, and a 1" circle punch you'll be able to have yourself quite a poinsettia farm.
I'll close for now. Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I know customs are different all over the world, but whatever ethnicity or religion we are it's always a good time to be thankful for family, friends, and the good things we have in our lives. The bad things, well, I've been told what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That may seem a little harsh, but, I also try to hang onto the premise that all things only last for a season. Keep steppin', yall!!
- http://bah-humbug-christmas.blogspot.comChallenge 45-Lovely In Lilac...
Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥