Thursday, September 15, 2022

Sparkly Poinsettia

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up.

Hilary is hosting the challenge and she's asking for us to use Gesso with a stencil
on our CAS cards.

I used a Time Holtz stencil and applied Gesso through it onto a piece of
heavy black cardstock.

It's best to use a light hand with the Gesso and build it up slowly.
Unfortunately I didn't realize that at the time and had some oozing under
the stencil that made for a messy look.

While doing this during a Zoom session, Christine suggested using a
black marker to "clean it up".  It worked really well!
Thanks Christine.

I decided to leave this white instead of coloring over the Gesso and went
for sparkle instead.

I replaced the stencil and sponged some glue over the petals, removed the stencil,
 then sprinkled some white glitter over top.  I replaced the stencil and daubed some glue
over the center, removed the stencil and sprinkled gold glitter.

The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed.

I'm still finding glitter in the studio!

Check out what the rest of the Design team has done and
I hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up.

CAS Mix Up - Stencil using Gesso
CAS Christmas - Sparkle and/or Shine
Flower Challenge - Add Sparkle (Flower must be main image)
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff (Stencil)


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Scribbly Christmas (TH)
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:   Black Licorice (MFT)
Other:  Gesso, Glitter


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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Gorgeous
Faith x

Susan said...

Wonderful sparkling glitter! Love the way it stands out against the black. I'm not surprised you're still finding glitter everywhere!

Nstiz said...

I love all the sparkle on this, Bonnie. What a clever way to use gesso and I'm impressed with the coverage on black. I did chuckle at your post. It's true that glitter and embossing powder can and will infiltrate the entire craft room no matter how careful we are. Gorgeous card!

jimlynn said...

So pretty and shiny! Love all the white against the dark background.

LeAnne said...

This is a real stunner! Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Beautiful, sparkly poinsettia, Bonnie. Gorgeous card.

HilaryJane said...

That's the trouble with glitter, it gets everywhere! What a good idea to use it on top of your gesso. The effect is quite stunning. Great tip from Christine too. I shall have to remember that one. I love how the white gesso stays so crisp and white on a coloured cardstock xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Stunning Gesso poinsettia with the pretty shiny glitter. Christine's suggestion worked too for cleaning up the seeped Gesso. Isn't fun learning tricks from our friends?!? I love your non-traditional Christmas colors too. TFS my dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Bonnie, your poinsettia just pops off the page with all the glitter. Yes seepage is a problem glad the black marker worked :)

Mitzi said...

Beautiful card with another use for Gesso. I have a couple different types but rarely use them. Wonder if they're still good. I just taught a glittery dragonfly card class at our local library. Bet the cleaning lady is going to love me! LOL

I Card Everyone said...

I must have been channeling you again, Bonnie! Your gesso on black is much more visible than mine - and really beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is sparkly and pretty, alright, and it looks perfect to me! Striking on the black. Our friend, Nancy, gave me some gesso, but I know it's going to be a learning curve so will wait till I have more time. If I could do this nice a job I'd be happy!

JoAnn said...

Sparkly and beautiful. Love the white poinsettia on the black card, very striking.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way your sparkly poinsettia pops off the black! Pretty card!

Cat Craig said...

Oh wow, this is a stunner. Love.

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is SPECTACULAR! I love all that gorgeous sparkle:)

Linda said...

WOW! This looks stunning Bonnie, I love all the sparkle on your poinsettia. Black and white is always a winner for me! xx

designbydonna said...

Gorgeous card. The white poinsettia is so stunning against the black.

Bobby said...

The good and the bad of glitter, Bonnie. It gets all over but it makes a gorgeous poinsettia, especially on the dark background.

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning, Bonnie. The sparkle is gorgeous and I love the black and white. I have sworn off glitter ever since I found some on my back patio.

Marcia Hill said...

The mess of the glitter was well worth it for this BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! I love white Poinsettias and sparkly ones even better...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Julia Aston said...

wonderful sparkle and glitter on your beautiful white poinsettia against the black Bonnie!

Sue N said...

What a beautiful card, Bonnie! that sparkly white poinsettia is amazing! Sue N

Loll said...

Gorgeous poinsettia Bonnie. LOVE all the sparkle and shine - perfect for CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas!! The black marker was a great way to define your leaves. Thanks for the tip. Love, Loll

Barb Ghig said...

You have really outdone yourself with this beauty, Bonnie! I LOVE all the sparkle on this Poinsettia...WOW! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at CAS Christmas! xx

TaeEun said...

That is a beautiful glittery white poinsettia, Bonnie! The opaque white of the gesso over the black base looks gorgeous!

Trina P. said...

Striking with the black background. Great save with the black marker. And very brave of you to use glitter. 😉

Pat said...

This is such a fabulous contrast with the white sparkly poinsettia on the black card Bonnie and love the glittery gold centre too..a beautiful look. x

TK said...

Beautiful! Love all that pretty sparkle!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a sparkly and pretty poinsettia, Bonnie! The flower pops beautifully against the black card base. The sprinkling glitter over the gesso is a wonderful idea. I'll try to remember that next time I use gesso. Actually, I can't use glitter while our A/C is on! ;-P
Hideko xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow & WOW, Bonnie - love your glittery gesso'd poinsettia - so striking on the black!!

Cara said...

I love this, so dramatic! Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, sorry I’m so late visiting you. I hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

BożenA said...

Spectacular effect, Bonnie. The contrast is amazing and the addition of glitter makes the card really come alive. The black marker also saved some of my cards :-)