Sunday, April 6, 2014

Field Flowers Bloom

It's been a while since I took the Stenciling Class
and I haven't used what I learned nearly enough.

I had a few minutes and thought I'd give it a whirl.

The stenciling is Celery Green and I can't seem to get it not to look muddy.
IRL it looks very Springy.

I used my Moroccan Lattice Stencil and softly sponged 
Certainly Celery ink over some of it.

The flower was in my UFO box-a leftover from a calender. 
I fussy cut it out.

I colored a butterfly that was already stamped, punched it out
and layered it on a butterfly punched from a snippet of Daffodil Delight.

The beautiful sentiment is from Verve.
It's a NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)

is one I haven't participated in for quite a while.
It's such a worthwhile challenge and I wish I had more time to play.
This week's cards are for a fellow SCS friend, Kathleen Lammie
I know Kathleen from her encouraging comments on my cards
and as she's facing this difficult time, I want her to know 
that she is in my thoughts and prayers. 

is full of yellow this time.
So many beautiful butterflies there.

is the place to go for a friendly spin on the merry go round.
I used snippets for my butterfly and flower.

is to use a stencil on our cards.
This challenge seems to be immensely popular.
So much inspiration in that gallery.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Field Flowers, Where Flowers Bloom (Verve), Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Strawberry Slush, Garden Green, Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Marker (Daffodil Delight)
Paper:  Neenah 110 lb Solar White, (card base), Whisper White
Other:  Moroccan Lattice Stencil (Kite), Bitty Butterfly Punch

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


Irene said...

Oh Bonnie your card is beautiful, so soft and gentle. I love the idea of a stencil background, and your flower is the perfect accompliment.

Miriam said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and your stenciling...

Laura said...

Love the sentiment too.
Thanks for the visit :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You haven't forgotten what you learned, Bonnie, this is sensational!! Excellent and so awesome for all the challenges! I wish your friend well. Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Love the background Bonnie and the pretty raised flower looks perfect against it :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Well done.

Virginia Lu said...

The subtle background is gorgeous! I love your composition and placement of the stamped elements! So glad that you play Virginia's View Challenge! Hop to see more of your beautiful work, Bonnie!

Bobby said...

I think partial stenciling makes a wonderful background on cards and this is no exception. And the fact that you used "leftovers" to finish it makes it even better.

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is soooo pretty and I'm sure Kathleen will love it. She is such a sweetie.

I am so nuts over stencils now. Love yours in that pretty Certainly Celery.

Sue said...

Ohhhh Bonnie this is really gorgeous! huggles Sue xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. So fresh and springlike.
I know what you mean about the stencilled course, I need to go back and revisit it.
Wanna push on that merry-go-round?

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I love the flower and sentiment you added and of course that pretty butterfly. The stenciling looks muted! So pretty.

Sue - said...

This is really pretty Bonnie. The stencilling just makes it!

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie. Love the soft stencilling and the pretty flower and butterfly!

Greta said...

Love this, Bonnie! I need to finish the class & use the techniques--thanks for the inspiration!

Marisa said...

LOVE the partial stenciling! Gorgeous card.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful card Bonnie love the layout very clever, Shaz in Oz.x

Mrs A. said...

Your background looks lovely Bonnie. Not at all muddy. I love the effect of the butterfly in flight. I have just purchased this set but didn't bother with the matching punch. I so want/need that punch now!!!!
thank you for fluttering into #4 with your card. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! I love your stenciling, the flower is gorgeous as is the butterfly. I love, love the sentiment. Hugs

Marybeth said...

Not muddy at all ...I love the stenciling behind the flower! Gorgeous Bonnie !

Di said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie - and the stencilling is beautiful as a background!


Di xx

Cynthia said...

I love that sentiment! Beautiful card--especially the stenciled background.

Susan said...

Love the soft background you created with the stencil! And great layering of the butterfly!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, love it!

Warm hugs

Joni nina Andaya said...


kanda said...

Beautiful card, love the stencilling and the gorgous flower xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great quick stenciling job on your card. You gave it just enough for some interesting but not to overpower. Pretty flower and butterfly.

Faith A said...

So beautiful Bonnie, love your stenciling, it's all so delicate.

Jean Straw said...

A really pretty card, I love the stenciled background and the lovely sentiment.
Jean x

SARN said...

You've used the stencilling to great effect. xxx

Dragon said...

Very pretty card Bonnie, subtle background stenciling is spot on.

Katie Melhus said...

Wow, way to use your stencil knowledge! This is beautiful. I recently tried to create this same look with a stencil and some sponging and failed - you just inspired me to go back to the drawing board!

Loll Thompson said...

FAB-U-LOUS! :) LOVE the stenciled background ... and your gorgeous flower. Beautiful card Bonnie! Loll xx

MaryH said...

Pretty, pretty. I thought your stenciling looked very celery colored! I smiled when reading the comment about not doing enough of the 'class things'. You hit home with that thought. I'm equally guilty, and just signed for the watercolor class too. Oh well, I enjoy the videos & projects even if I never get round to the homework. At first I thought this pretty flower was one of your watercolors, but then read it was a nice save from a calendar. It's a beautiful card. Enjoyed seeing it this evening as I play catchup. TFS & Hugs too.