Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summertime Corner Garden

I haven't had much crafting time lately but here's a card I made last month
for DD's birthday.

I used a NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) stamp for the garden.

It was stamped with Memento ink on watercolor paper.

I used an Aqua Painter and my Koi watercolors for coloring.

This little set of watercolors is perfect for travel. 

I took it with me on vacation along with some stamped images.

I find watercoloring very soothing.

Looking at this photo I see that I should have done something different 
on the inside of that large flower! Maybe some dots with the white gel pen?

No matter, DD loved it!

I stamped the butterfly on a piece of cardstock that had been sponged with yellow.
It seemed to look much better than any of the marker colored butterflies I had on hand.

is looking for butterflies, so I'm playing over there.

For your blog

I was so excited to see that this card was the winner of their last challenge.
I won a $20.00 gift credit at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.
I've already cashed that in and can't wait for my goodies to arrive.
They really ship fast!

is asking for Summertime Butterflies
so I'll flit over there. 

Grab My Button.

I used 2 techniques besides stamping on the card
(Watercolor and Sponging [butterfly])
so I'll go over to
the Mixed Media challenge
which has a Summertime theme.

is also looking for Summer projects.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Corner Garden, Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  140# Cold Press Watercolor (Strathmore), Whisper White
Other:  Koi Watercolors (Sakura), Aqua Painter, Elegant Butterfly Punch

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Benzi said...

Ooh, what a beautiful flower garden, Bonnie. I see why your daughter loved it. The watercoloring is great.

Oh, you're so fortunate to have won a gift credit, but no surprise. Your iris card was so beautiful.

Colleen said...

Beautiful corner garden, Bonnie!

jimlynn said...

It looks perfect to me and I can see why your daughter would love it! Sensational!!!!

Lin said...

Oh, Bonnie, this is lovely!! A beautiful summer garden! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautiful, Bonnie. I love this stamp and the way you colored it is so perfect. Soft and lovely!

Sue - said...

That's one of my favourite new stamps, and your colouring is so pretty.

Cathy said...

Bonnie this is so beautiful, I love this stamp! (Not seen it before) Your water colouring looks amazing, gorgeous soft colours, for sure your DD would have loved it, Cathy x

Hettie said...

This is bootiful Bonnie. Such gorgeous colours. Well done on your win. Fun to spend that kinda money isn't it!

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful,Bonnie! I can see why your DD loved it. The colors are so vibrant ! I am using a 7$ set of watercolors maybe I should invest in a good set.
Congratulations on your win with this card!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, lovely stamping and superb water coloring :)

Deepti said...

Thank you for sharing with MMCC!

laurie said...

Your coloring amazes beautiful!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your win Bonnie!! I love, love your card and can see why your DD loved it too. It is simple gorgeous. Love how you watercolored your beautiful flowers-is that all one stamp?? It is just so pretty and you have just brought it to life so well. I think I can smell the flowers!! Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous watercolour flowered scene. So serene looking. Love the summery colours and of course the butterfly. Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Anja Curvers said...

Really great card Bonnie and glad you could find the time to play along with us over at CAS on sunday.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is glorious, Bonnie! I'm sure she will treasure it forever! You are so good at the watercoloring!! I thought about getting a set of the Koi paints, but they were all sold out. It's good to know that you are happy with the small set. TFS! And well done hooking up with all the challenges!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Saw this on SCS and I think I commented there, but love it so much, I'll tell you again how beautiful all those colours are together and how well you painted the flowers!

Loll Thompson said...

You are so talented with watercoloring Bonnie! I love how you've created this garden-on-a-card ... so colorful and pretty. Loll xx

Jeanne said...

Lovely card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning card Bonnie!

MaryH said...

Marvelous watercoloring! Wish I could find it soothing. If I had your touch, I imagine I might. You've done an outstanding job with this one, Bonnie, and your added butterfly was just right at home with the flower garden. What a wonderful idea to stamp him on something you'd already colored as you did. He's perfect! TFS & Happy wkend.

Barb Ghig said...

I must have missed this beauty earlier! What a gorgeous garden of flowers, Bonnie! I love all the soft colors, and your bold yellow butterfly is fabulous! I can see why your DD loved it, too!
Congrats on your win for your stunning sympathy card, too! It's really perfect!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It was so nice of you!

My Paper Epiphany said...

A beautiful Summer scene! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Greta said...

What a gorgeous garden you colored, Bonnie! Anyone would have been thrilled to open this! Big congrats on your win & wonderful prize! That is one stunningly beautiful card--don't know how I missed it!

Sanna Lippert said...

such a pretty summer card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Elina Strömberg said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love the colorful flowers and the lovely summer feeling.
Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hope to see you with us again in September!