Hi again folks, second post of the day, so scroll down to see the first.
This card is for four challenges, so without further ado, I'll get on with it!
I have been wanting to draw a Poinsettia for ages, but never got round to it, until now. I saw some lovely 3d flowers on the net, can't remember where now, and thought I'd try doing a flower shape a bit like that, but with the Poinsettia instead of regular flowers.
It just so happens that at Rosie-Dee's the theme is the colours of carrot, courgette and to have a flower. This has had be beat for a while! But after doing the Poinsettia I wanted to use it for this challenge.
Then I found that the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge wanted colours too, of Orange and one other. This set me thinking that maybe I could make the flower a white one instead of the regular red, as you do get white Poinsettia. Then I can have the courgette green for the leaves, and put a spot of very pale orange on the petals for a bit of colour.
Next up I used the sketch at Friday Sketchers, which I turned sideways as it sat better with the flower image, and finally at Bee Crafty they want to see distressing, so I have inked up round the edges of the card and the papers. Hope that will do. . .
To make the flower 3d, I printed out three flowers, and cut out the top layers of my drawing. I used inks and daubers to colour one layer green, and the left the other two white with little faint daubs of the orange for the petals. Then I scored along the centre of each petal and folded it, but not quite to the very centre. Then I bent them back at the point where the round middle bit is, and placed them atop of one another with some foam pads between for extra depth. Lastly I cut the centre out and daubed orange on that, and put some glistening snow writer round the petals and in the middle.
The backing papers are from Tinker & Co. If anyone is interested, I will be popping the Poinsettia flower on my Delicious Doodles shop when I upload my next lot of doodles in a couple of days time.