October sees a new Claritystamp challenge on its Facebook Clarity Worldwide and Groovi Worldwide groups. The theme this month is Winter Florals.

Due to lots of work being required on my new house and moving into said house I’ve not been able to prepare an idea for you.

This month I’ve been able to get into my new craft room and this is what I’ve come up with:

Attach the Pine Needle stencil to a piece of stencil card and pull texture paste through. Leave to dry.

Stamp Jayne Nestorenko’s Pointsettia three times. I used Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Fussy cut the three flowers to create three layers to decoupage.

It’s at this point that I have to thank the fussy cutting fairy as my sister did all this cutting out. I stamped the largest holly leaf, from the Holly and Ivy set, onto heat resistant acetate in Archival Library Green before clear embossing them, before fussy cutting them.

I then painted the pointsettias with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.

The dry background was painted in similar colours to the flowers, using Spectrum Aqua markers.

Replace the stencil and add King Gold Pebeo Guilding Wax to the pine needles and layer onto kraft card, before adhering to the card blank.

Decoupage the pointsettia sections. Position the holly leaves and glue onto the background in two places, keeping most of the leaves free. Add circles of twine before positioning the pointsettia. Add micro beads to the centre of the flower. Here’s another picture.

I’ve tried to show the sparkle on the pointsettia in this one but it’s really difficult to photograph!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope this has inspired you to join the challenge this month.