09 November, 2015
Pointsettia and holly seem to be the traditional festive florals, however we hardly ever see them here. Our NZ Christmas tree is the Pohutukawa tree which flowers through December into January with fat fluffy powder-puffs of red blossom with gold stamens, such a sight to see at Christmas. The other flower we see at Christmas is the white Christmas lily, which I think in the northern hemisphere is called the Easter lily. Because it's summer here at Christmas, all our flowers are out in a riot of colour in all shades, which is maybe why we don't stick to the traditional colours.
A great sketch to work with, one which I will be sure to use again and again in different ways.
Dies: poinsettia, Creative Dies
Stamen punch: L-Em.com
Flourish: Couture Creations
Stitched panel: Dienamics
Square lacy panel: Spellbinders
Stamped sentiment: Papermania
Pearls, papers from stash.
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