Monday, September 21, 2015

Watercoloring for Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday morning!

This week our challenge is brought to you by our fantastic former 
Merry Maker, Katie.  Miss you Katie.

You know I love this challenge!

And I had bookmarked this card by my friend Heather Telford.

She always inspires me with her watercolor techniques!

I used the holly from a new Stampin' Up! set called Embellished Ornaments.

I love every stamp in this set!

I inked the holly with Garden Green and stamped on a piece of Mixed Media paper
then used my Aqua Painter to move the color.

I used a Cherry Cobbler marker to color the berries 
and stamped this fantastic sentiment from my Happy Little Stampers
Mixed Christmas Messages set.

A snippet of red twine and embossed rectangles finished this off.

If you want to see some other fantastic inspiration using the 
Happy Little Stampers sets,  do check out the Blog Hop over there.
If you follow the blog hop and comment on each entry, you have a
chance to win all Kylie's fantastic sets!

there's a prize up for grabs over there too.

I hope you'll try a watercolor technique on a Christmas card
and join us at Merry Monday.

And be sure to go check out all the fantastic cards from the Design Team.
They are bound to inspire you!

I apologize for not getting around to your blogs like I'd like to.

Sometimes life gets busy and time gets short.

I'm hoping to get caught up soon.

Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments (SU), Mixed Christmas Messages (HLS)
Ink:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler Marker (SU)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Red twine (stash)


Desire Fourie said...

Bonnie this is such a festive Christmas design.
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Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you colored the Holly!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! Love the colored holly!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the watercolored holly.

Faith A said...

Oh! so very pretty and love those dies.

jimlynn said...

Another beautiful watercolored card Bonnie! Love the subtle look on that image and the bit of twine.

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Bonnie!
I love that watercolor effect!!
Thank You~

Maria A. said...

Hello Bonnie: I love your beautifully water colored card, I love the effect of moving the color with the aqua painter, just lovely.
Cherry Cobbler is my favorite shade of red from SU, it's a very Christmas color.
Thank you for having me as your guest stamper this week, it's such a thrill and honor.
Maria Rodriguez.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Your watercolouring is always amazing. Hope to play along with this fun MM challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Maxine D said...

Wow Bonnie, this is a stunner - love the subtle watercolour effect and the wonderful die cuts and layers.

MaryH said...

Heather T inspires me as well, and this is a great watercolor holly set. Enjoyed reading how you did the look, as it is so pretty. Also the sentiment is perfect. I think this is a most versatile sentiment set, with the various sizes and fonts in it. So is the Birthday set. Well done! TFS & Hugs.

Gail Townsend said...

Beautiful card, love the water colouring, xx

Karren said...

Beautiful soft image and the pops of red work so well with it. Gorgeous card, Bonnie!

Susan said...

Beautiful holly, Bonnie - love the way you gave it a watercolour wash shadow around it. And great layering of the stitched rectangles.

Sandy said...

Perfect in every way!! Beautifully done! I love it! Have I made myself absolutely clear!!!
Sandy xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So elegant! And yes, no surprise that a watercolor challenge really spoke to you.

Linda said...

So pretty Bonnie. I always love what you create. Have a great day!

Linda said...

I love your holly card so beautifully CAS xx

Debbie Henderson said...

Very pretty card Bonnie and I like the twine you used, so sparkly!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, my friend! Love the holly and your cute sentiment! Hope you have a great week, Bonnie! :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, friend!! Love the way you colored the holly - and how it's framed - SO PRETTY!

Marybeth said...

I love this beautiful white card with just a bit of red trim. Nice coloring on the holly. A CAS beauty for sure!

Ingrid said...

What a great card Bonnie - I just love that red matte! Heather is such an amazing watercolorist, she inspires me too! :) I love your use of mattes on this one - the stitched one is another great accent. Great card! Thanks for playing along with HLS. :)

Greta said...

Oh so pretty--love the effect you achieved, Bonnie!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love the touches of red!!

Deanne :)

Neets B said...

I can see why you bookmarked Heather's card, she's amazing. And you've CASEd her creation wonderfully, Bonnie. I love your watercolouring and the stacked frames look really classy. Another fab card to add to the HLS gallery x

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love the layers.

Bobby said...

I love all the layers and the beautiful watercolored holly, Bonnie.

Anita Liedtke said...

Bonnie, the card is stunning ! Straight to the point and beautiful colouring. Hugs

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card Bonnie!

Chrissie said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous, I love that watercolour effect around the leaves!
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