Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hot Summer Flowers

Both of the Penny Black Challenges this month are related

Penny Black Saturday Challenge


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When I saw these challenges  
I thought of this NBUS flower stamp.

And I colored this Summer flower hot!


Addicted to Stamps #157

I inked the stamp with Stampin' Up! markers using
Tangerine Tango, and Garden Green.
Then I "thumped" the flower head with a Real Red marker
and stamped it on hot press watercolor paper.

I used a damp Aqua Painter to move the colors around a bit 
and do a light wash around the flower.

After stamping the sentiment, I used my wet brush to pick up
some ink from the lids and flicked it over the design.

I did it again on Whisper White

When I tried to move the color on the cardstock, it wasn't pretty.
It kind of muddied up.

So I took the Tangerine Tango marker and drew the lines back in.

Then I sponged a bit of blue around the flower
and flicked some ink over it all.

I made the first card a little bigger than the normal size.

It will go to someone extra special ;)

I'm really glad you stopped by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Dreamy (Penny Black)
Ink:  SU Markers (Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Garden Green), Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches hot press), Real Red, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango ( SU)
Other:  Aqua Painter (SU), Scallop Trim Corner Punch (retired SU)


Diane said...

Morning Bonnie, wow what a stunning design and color.

Hugs Diane

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, Bonnie. Both of these cards are so pretty. I love the stamp and the bright colors. Pretty corner you made on the second card.

jimlynn said...

BOTH of these are just awesome and so beautiful! Love that orange flower and the way you did it is amazing. Gorgeous!

Betty Keefe said...

just lovely Bonnie - the soft watercolor background sets off the flower so nicely

Sally H said...

Both stunning cards, Bonnie. I have that stamp too, and haven't used it anywhere near often enough! Thanks for the inspiration x

Brenda in IN said...

I meant to tell you I figured out how to get a picture so I am happy to say I am your newest follower.

Maxine D said...

Wow Bonnie these are stunning - love what you have done with this one stamp!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Your card is Stunning.... Love the colours just right for our Penny Black Challenge
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sandy said...

As Always -- WOW!!!!!
We have a tree out in our front yard that has flowers that look like the one on your card.
Sandy xx

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, I love this gorgeous, flowing flower, so delicate yet, stunning in deep and rich red.
Fabulous and beautiful, thank you for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez.

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards. That flower is so stunning. TFS

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Terrific flower and I love the treatment you have given it Bonnie! It certainly looks dreamy to me! Hazel xx

Susan said...

Love both versions, Bonnie, but especially the one done on the watercolour paper. I've got that stamp and must use it more - thanks for the inspiration!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Both cards are real stunners! I love your flicked background!

Faith A said...

Yep! BOTH cards are just wonderful, you really have the coluring perfect

Loll said...

Both versions are so pretty Bonnie. Great save with the card stock image ... it's amazing. xx

Bobby said...

Sometimes the paper makes all the difference but you still ended up with two beautiful card, Bonnie. I love the red borders and that corner die on the second card.

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning card Bonnie! I love how you softened the image in a watercolor effect.

Greta said...

Gorgeous stamp & love your "hot summer color" making it perfect for our challenge at PBSC! So glad you joined us this month, Bonnie!

MaryH said...

Lovely colors with these markers, and I'm liking your 'spatters' a lot. Also pretty corner trim. TFS & Hugs

Shirley said...

A stunning card Bonnie. Your flower image is perfect for the hot/Summer theme. The fiery red colour is perfect for your summer scene.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck in our prize draw.


Marybeth said...

Such a pretty look and soft stem. The splatters look great!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the flowers and little specs!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for joining our August Hot Summer Colors challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Oh Bonnie-this card made my heart go pitter pat-it is just lovely!

♥ Sue Kment

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, gorgeous stamp/
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Summer Flowers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Helen said...

Both cards are beautiful!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x