Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sponged Iris

I love irises and I'm looking forward to seeing them bloom soon.

In the meantime, I'll have to do with the paper kind.


This iris was die cut with a Penny Black die
from Whisper White cardstock.

I sponged on some color and used a marker to add some little squiggles.

QACAS (Quick and Clean and Simple) as Darnell would say.

Since I've used some snippets, on off to
One of my favorite places to play.

and


I see that I won a Favourite Award for last month's challenge there
with this card.

What an honor.  There were a LOT of awesome entries!

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, SU Marker (Perfect Plum)
Paper:  Solar White, (Neena), Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Other:  Iris Die (Penny Black), Square Lattice EF, Simply Scored

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted




26 comments:

KandA said...

This is CAS elegance Bonnie. Love that die and the wonderful colouring xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful bloom and lovely organic squiggles that creat nice dimension!

Bobby said...

What a beautiful iris, Bonnie, and it's on some of your wonderful embossing.

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Bonnie! It would fit with the Paper Players this week too...they only allow 3 challenges, so you would still qualify! I could use some irises myself...it's cold and blustery here today!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty iris Bonnie, Cathy x

Irish Cherokee said...

This is one of my favorite types of card. Your design is elegant. - Jim

Mrs A. said...

QACAS indeed.I love your terminology!
hugs Mrs A.

Betty Keefe said...

so classy and elegant - love it!!!

MaryH said...

One of my fav SU EF's, and beautiful with the spring Iris. I'm always tickled when I see you use a product that I can say "Oh I have that one!". This die is a nbus - and must use it - now that you've inspired me - yet again! TFS & Hugs.

scrappymo! said...

Great card!
This is my fave type of iris. They make such beautiful cut flowers. I used to have a huge plant at my old house...will have to go an a little shopping trip for some for this house too!

JD/ Jill said...

This card and your feather card are just so very nicely done!

Doris said...

Your coloring is so realistic, Bonnie! I'm always telling my "students" that nothing in nature is a solid color, so your extra touches of lines and shading are just right. That's a nice simple iris stamp to work with.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love your sponged iris.

Dawn MacKay said...

Pretty!

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, this is absolutely beautiful- and the iris is just perfection!! You used one of my most loved embossing folders (and am sure it was on your blog I first saw it!).

Am so glad you love it in the Playground, we love having you along to play!

Hugs

Di xx

Sandy said...

So beautiful!
Sandy xx

Faith A said...

Gorgeously beautiful Bonnie,

Susan said...

I love irises too, and have lots in my garden (won't be seeing the flowers for a while though). What a beautiful simple card to showcase the iris! I'll have to check out that die.

Loll said...

I do love irises ... and I love this card! :) Beautiful image and it just pops off all the gorgeous texture. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This elegant card is so gorgeous. It is just perfect in every way!

Greta said...

I have that iris stamp & die--love the image & you've used the die so wonderfully here, Bonnie! Your other card that was selected was one of my favorites--congrats!

Brenda said...

The beautiful of this flower and card is the simplicity of it. It lets the eye take in all the beauty of the flower and embossing. Love it. Hugs, Brenda

Benzi said...

That Iris is awesome and your card is perfectly CAS....love it.

Jean said...

A fabulously beautiful CAS card, the iris die is gorgeous and I love the embossed panel.
Jean x

Linda said...

This is so beautiful and delicate Bonnie .... I love it! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

FAB-YOU-LOUS Bonnie! LOVE it! Hazel xx