Thursday, July 9, 2015

Loving Blooming Buds


I was so excited when I saw the Blooming Buds set
that my friend Deepti had designed.

This is just one of the flowers in the set.

I knew these colors would be perfect for Deepti's stamps.

I embossed the flower with VersaMark ink and clear embossed it.

Using Distress Markers, I colored the flower and blended the colors
with an Aqua Painter.

After painting the flower, I wet the area around it,
scribbled some ink on a piece of plastic and picked it up 
with my Aqua Painter and added some color.

I used hot press watercolor paper for the first time
and I love the smooth texture!

Thanks, Brenda, for sharing the difference between hot press and cold press.


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming Buds (Dee's Artsy Impressions), Eloquence (Penny Black)
Ink:  VersaMark, Perfect Plum
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore cold press for base) (Arches 140 lb Hot Press for design), Perfect Plum (SU)
Other:  Clear EP (SU), Distress Markers (Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint)


33 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful, Bonnie - i love that stamp set too - such a great flower for watercoloring

laurie said...

Very pretty! Love the techniques you used!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, my Bonnie! This is blooming gorgeous (sorry, I know I should resist, but the devil made me do it ;)) Fabulous colouring teamie! LOVE it! Hazel xx

brenda said...

A beautifully elegant card Bonnie, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a gorgeous card Bonnie!
Love your coloring as well!
Thank YOu~

Loll said...

This is AMAZING! Love your watercolour flower and background Bonnie. This needs to be framed and hung on a wall! xx

Susanne Vargas said...

How beautifully you watercolored this pretty flower!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the coloring with the distress markers. So lovely!
Lynn

Bobby said...

Wow o wow o wow! Outstanding, Bonnie!

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFULLY done, Bonnie! I love the shades of colors as they have such depth! The sentiment is so apt and perfect! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
your card is fantastic! White embossing and delicate pastel colors make the card has an incredible lightness and ethereal. It is so beautiful that I would like to do a similar, but I know that never my card will not be as perfect as yours. I adore her.
hugs,
BozenA

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
your card is fantastic! White embossing and delicate pastel colors make the card has an incredible lightness and ethereal. It is so beautiful that I would like to do a similar, but I know that never my card will not be as perfect as yours. I adore her.
hugs,
BozenA

stampingpeace said...

You're an artist! Beautiful!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the colors in your watercolored flower and bacground.

My Paper Cat said...

Such beautiful, soft colours.

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness Bonnie! You made my day :) your coloring makes the flower look so more beautiful

OH Babs said...

Love both the cards Bonnie. Don't you love trying the different watercolor techniques? Also nothing beats one's box of UFO's - so fun to get creative.

Susan said...

Such lovely soft colours - love the way you went around the outside of the flower to make it stand out. I just bought some hot press wc paper but haven't tried it yet - glad to hear you like using it.

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie! This is a stunning card!! I love how your flower turned out on the water color paper. The colors you used are stunning and I love how you did the color around the flower too. So gorgeous! I also love the sentiment and happy to see that it has the other words with it instead of just the live, laugh, love. Glad you are liking the hot press watercolor paper. It was a happy mistake on my part which let me to google it to find the difference between the cold and hot. It's nice to have smoother surface to work on. Hugs, Brenda

Marisa said...

Beautifully watercoloured!

Faith A said...

So very beautiful. love the highlighting and colours.

Greta said...

Beautifully colored, Bonnie!

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Dear Bonnie, this card is so lovely. You did a fantastic job with the choice of the colours, the sentiment and especially with the colouring! Really really nice!!! Thank you so much for joining the ATSM challenge this week. Creative regards from stempelfrida.
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Sue said...

A beautiful card, Bonnie! Your watercolouring looks so good.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous way to use Deepti's stamp! Just beautiful!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So soft and gorgeous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Absolutely, positively, exquisite, Bonnie. :-D
And Deepti designed that stamp?? Wow! I had no idea. Must go visit her blog!

Linda said...

This is stunning Bonnie ..... I love the soft colours you've used. Linda xx

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie. So soft ...

nancy littrell said...

So beautiful Bonnie. I love your watercolored flower image and background my friend. TFS

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply gorgeous Bonnie

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts chaGorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
llenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x