Poinsettias seem to be a plant that is either loved or loathed and seeing the rows of these on sale in the supermarkets at Christmas in their plastic wrappings can be off putting. For me their red foliage brighten up the house and I bought one last year with the specific intention of making a print.
I wanted to capture the essence of the plant, rather than a detailed image, so made the continuous line drawing below and then a water colour painting above:
The linocut/vinyl block used to print with:
Printing with dark red/crimson ink using my etching press this is the finished print made into cards: