Sunday, August 2, 2015

Blooming Buds for my Good Buddy

This went as a thank you to my good friend Loll (Stamping with Loll).

Recently I was a lucky winner of some of her blog candy.

I used the Blooming Buds set again. 

I'm loving this set!

I stamped the images with Whisper White and heat embossed them.

The flowers and leaves were colored with Distress Markers.

I colored up the base of the petals with Picked Raspberry and 
the edges of the petals with Mustard Seed.

Using my Aqua Painter I blended the colors together
adding more ink as needed.

The leaves and stems were colored the same way with
Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.

Then after wetting the area around the flowers, I scribbled some ink on a piece of acetate and picked up color to add to the wet paper giving it a bit of a wash.

I'm taking this over to 
Just Us Girls Challenge

this looks Autumnal to me.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming Buds (Dee's Artsy Impressions/Stamplorations), Friendship Messages (SSS)
Ink:  Whisper White (SU)
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press (card base)), (Arches 140 lb. hot press for design),  Early Espresso (SU)
Other:  White EP (SU), Aqua Painter (SU), Distress Markers (Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint) 


stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the colors and those beautiful blooms.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Bonnie - i love that stamp set too and you did a fantastic job coloring!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so pretty Bonnie! Love the bold, vibrant colours of those gorgeous blooms! I hope you're having a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

MaryH said...

Another gorgeous watercolor. I love this image & it's beautiful in your hands too. Your watercoloring is just splendid..and I know Loll will love it as much as I do! TFS & Happy Sunday

Marisa said...

Those flowers are stunning, Bonnie!! Gorgeous card.

Joyce said...

Gorgeous flowers, and I love how you colored them.

Deepti said...

This is awesome ! Beautiful coloring :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Love the coloring and the layout of this card! So beautiful!

Loll said...

As gorgeous as this card is here ... it is even more beautiful in real life. Thank you so much for sending me this gorgeous card, my friend. It has a place of honour on my mantel and I get to look at it all the time. :) I need to go and buy that stamp set!! xx

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - love the soft water colour look you have given this image.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
I love the way I have done a watercolor. Stunning effect.

Sandy said...

And you are one of my favorite blogs!!
Sandy xx

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the effect! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

Cheryl said...

Your flowers (poppies, I think) are just gorgeous! The colors are so brilliant! Love the black banner against the white and bright flowers!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

JoAnn said...

Love those gorgeous flowers, such pretty colors. Very pretty card.

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! Lovely flowers and coloring! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Sue - said...

Stunning! You've certainly nailed the watercolouring!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous stamp set Bonnie and your colouring is beautiful! I also love the way you have put the sentiment across on the black banner and used white the same as for the outline of the flowers and used a black mat too. x

Greta said...

Love those flowers--what a great set to win! Beautiful colors & card, Bonnie!