Monday, August 31, 2015

Boughs of Holly for Merry Monday

It's time for a new challenge at Merry Monday.

Don't forget that you'll have 2 weeks for this challenge.


You may have guessed what the challenge is.

Karren chose it and I was excited to see this.


I love this idea for candle holders!

My teammates have some wonderful inspiration for you
so be sure to go by and check them out.

I used my Penny Black Holly Berries die to cut the holly
then used the negative as a stencil.

The die cut was gently sponged with color and then touched
with a damp Aqua Painter to give it a watercolor look.

I snipped some dimensions in tiny pieces 
and put them behind the leaves.

I love the look of movement but my camera sure didn't.
It took several tries to get a photo that didn't look too blurred.



and

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog 
ANYTHING GOES

and of course
don't forget to put some holly on a card and join us at

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Sentiments (My Sentiments Exactly)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Markers (Old Olive, Real Red) (SU)
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Holly Berries Die (Penny Black), Linen Thread (SU)



34 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

your card is so pretty Bonnie - love how you gave it a watercolor look - wonderful!! too bad i used holly on my last entry - now i have to think of something new - but a good challenge!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Bonnie! I love the water colored look and absolutely adore that sentiment! :0)

Annheidel said...

Love the watercolor look on the diecut holly!

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card, Bonnie!! Love your background under your holly and that pretty sentiment!! Hope you have a great week! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Bonnie! Love the background and the water colored holly! Have a great week!

jimlynn said...

Very, very pretty! Love the die you used for this and making the stencil is so creative. The water coloring is so beautiful.
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

Love the water colour look. Hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

I love the water coloured holly and the soft background colour. Barbxx

Loll said...

So pretty! Love the watercoloured holly branch, and the soft branches in the background --- wonderful design Bonnie. The little twine bow and the elegant font of the sentiment are the perfect finishing touches. Will be playing along for sure!! xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is amazing - love the subtle stenciling in the background.
Blessings
Maxine

Faith A said...

BEAUTIFUL card, love how you have painted this. Great idea for the candle holder too.

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Stunning colouring effect for the card front . Thanks for sharing lovely card with Christmas card Challenges .

Susan said...

Bonnie, this has gone right to the top of my list of favourites of your cards! It's lovely. Great stenciled background and fabulous watercolour look on the die cut.

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, what a gorgeous card, this Holly branch looks like it's slowly drifting away in the wind, the stenciled background is just dreamy.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the holly element. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Bobby said...

Bee-U-ti-ful, Bonnie. Love the idea of stenciling behind the die cut.

Teresa Kline said...

hello Bonnie! super pretty, what an amazing CAS style...gorgeous! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the delicacy of this card, Bonnie! What a great idea to put that soft stencil behind the die - looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

The movement and coloring is stunning on this card, Bonnie! I can't stop staring at it!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Marsh said...

this is beautiful Bonnie-and I love the background stenciling

Pat said...

This PB holly is a favourite of mine and you have coloured it so prettily Bonnie and love the echo stencilling in the background. A really lovely sentiment too. x

cards said...

This is stunning use of the die, Bonnie and I love the soft shadows behind.
Heather T

Linda said...

A beautiful, Klassy card.

Greta said...

That die was the first thing I thought of for the challenge, but who knows what I'll actually be able to come up with. Your stenciling is gorgeous, Bonnie!

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning, I love every detail you added and the light background is perfect!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! This is completely stunning!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This is such a beautiful card! Delicate and full of the Christmas mystery. I adore her.
Love,
BozenA

Margo said...

So Beautiful! And so clever to use the negative as a pencil!!
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges !
Margo -DT

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow, Bonnie, your card is amazing! Love how you created the "shadow" and colored in the holly die cut! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Roberta Eldridge said...

Love your watercolor look Christmas card! So very pretty!

Nancy Thomas said...

The watercoloring on this beauty looks amazing!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowie wow wow! Simply stunning Bonnie!

Deanne :)

Karren said...

Oh this is stunning, Bonnie! Your stencil holly is so clever and beautiful. Sorry it's taken me so long to get to comment.

Sandy said...

I am a little late but I did want to tell you how beautiful this card is Bonnie!
sandy xx