Thursday, January 28, 2016

Watercolor Class Washed Background

I'm taking an online watercolor class and learning so much.

This was an easy (for me) exercise.

A good starting point.

I'll be sharing lots more homework with you.

I'm even going to share my bloopers.

I promise.

I found out that you can emboss on embossing.

You probably already knew that.

My first embossing of the flower didn't show up well.

Fortunately I used my MISTI.

I inked and embossed again,

and again.

Love the way it turned out.

Thanks for popping in.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes (SU), Bloom with Hope (retired SU)
Ink:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Night of Navy (SU)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Night of Navy (SU)
Other:  Watercolors (Winsor and Newton French Ultramarine)


creativeseconds said...

This is a beautiful card! I might have to look into the class your taking as I would love to learn to watercolor. Sympathy cards are great to have and your design is perfect for one ~K

KimCreate said...

This is very pretty. I bet this class is great!

PJ said...

Beautiful card. Simply Sweet☺I didn't even know they offered online classes. perhaps I should look into this. I'm terrible at water coloring.

Barb said...

What a beautifully tasteful sympathy card Bonnie. It's so pretty and would suit so many occasions. Barbxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful - you are my leader and where you go I follow. I love your style!!!!!
Sandy xx

Colleen said...

Beautiful wash and sympathy card Bonnie! Boy am I struggling with day 3 & 4!! I think I am in over my head!!

Diane said...

Wonderful watercolor background and design Bonnie.

Hugs Diane

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a pretty background you have created Bonnie my friend! A lovely, serene design! Have a lovely day/evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous WC Wash background for your simply stamped and heat eb wild flower. So soft, soothing and thoughtful. The perfect sympathy card mf. TFS Bonnie.

Susanne Vargas said...


MaryH said...

This looks FAN-tastic! The perfect image to stamp on the lovely soft blue ombre background. Hooray for Misti! That flower just looks as though it's blowing in the wind. Well done, my friend. TFS & Hugs

jimlynn said...

Blue is my favorite color so of course I love it. I'd love it no matter what color it was though since it's so pretty. Love!

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful watercolor sympathy card Bonnie! In fact I love it so much because it is simplistic but serene, just what a sympathy card should be. I'm glad you are learning a lot from your class and I'm looking forward to seeing some more watercolor creations! Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous background, and really set off by the gorgeous flower - I did not know you could emboss on embossing - thanks so much for the tip.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'll bet the embossing on embossing gives a nift texture. This is a very lovely card.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful shading.

Loll said...

Your wash turned out beautifully Bonnie! I didn't know that you could emboss over embossing. Thanks for the tip! xx

Misty said...

So sweet and simple and lovely. Nice job giving the class lessons a go!

Greta said...

WOW--this is fabulous, Bonnie! The class would be worth it just for this technique!

Sandy said...

I still think this card is gorgeous and so perfect as a sympathy card.
Sandy xx

Linda said...

Beautiful wash, Bonnie. I didn't see any of your cards in the gallery, so I am catching up on your cards. Great job.

Bobby said...

Probably the easiest think to do in the class and I didn't do it. The wash looks great with your double embossed flower.