Monday, February 15, 2016

Snowbird and Berries for Merry Monday

Hello and a Merry Monday to you.



This week it's my turn to choose the challenge.


I've had this gorgeous Stampendous stamp for a year (or maybe 2)
and I finally put some ink to it.

And watercolor.

I was able to practice a paint lifting technique I learned in the
Online Watercolor for Cardmakers Intermediate class.

It's a CAS Mixed Media card.

What is CAS Mixed Media?

Check back tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I hope you'll think about berries and join us at

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snowbird (Stampendous), Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink: Basic Gray Archival (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press for design, Strathmore 140 lb. cold press for card base), Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Watercolors (Koi), Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Sparkle Texture Effects (MS)


34 comments:

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful Bonnie. The way you have painted your lovely image makes the bird look so soft and fluffy. Barbxx

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a gorgeous piece of art! Worthy of a frame! Love the soft look!
Great blog header!

Loll said...

Wow! This is amazing Bonnie! Great job with paint lifting to create the birds feather and dimension on the berries. LOVE this card! xx

Brenda said...

Oh my, what a sweet and beautiful card Bonnie! I love this image and I love the way you have water colored it. Glad you got this beauty out and put some ink to it. Hugs, Brenda

Sue - said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! You've certainly mastered the watercolouring !

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is terrific Bonnie! It looks just like a painting! I wish I could control watercolours they are so pretty, but alas, it is not meant to be! Your skills are to be applauded! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness. You can see all the feathers on your bird. He is fab. First class job.
hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Looks like a painting ready to be framed & hung! Love your theme for this week, Bonnie--planning to play along!

Liz said...

Just fabulous. The image is beautifully painted. xx

Linda said...

What a beautiful image Bonnie and watercolored so beautifully. Have a great week.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous once again! Looks like a work of art - and it is! So beautiful.
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! This is awesome! I love that soft coloring job on this. Really stunning!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh my goodness Bonnie! This is so gorgeous!

Maria A. said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card Bonnie, this little Chickadee looks like the sweet birds that come to the feeders, just so soft and so beautiful.
I love the "snow" you sprinkled on the berries, what a perfect image for your fabulous challenge.
I'm playing along!!
Thank you for sharing.

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous card, and stunning colouring, that little bird looks so soft. Xxx

JosieD said...

Love the bird and berries look for a Christmas card. Your efforts with the Watercolor Class sure are obvious...such an artistic, soft watercolor look.

Sandy said...

Bonnie - without question - this is one of the prettiest, if not the prettiest, cards you have made. OMG it is stunning. I waste so much time and this is what I should be practicing. Bonnie this creation is divine - love the way to did the chickadee. I just sit here and stare. Bravo Kid!!! So timely for the cold rain and ice that swirls around y'all in North Carolina.
Sandy xx

Daffodil Cards said...

What a beautiful painting and image, love what you have done here Bonnie, a true artist.

Susan said...

Such a soft and gentle look to this card! You did a fabulous job watercolouring the image! I'll have to investigate that colour lifting technique (I didn't get very far with the watercolour course!).

Bożena Adamusińska said...

what a beautiful bird raised.
Hugs,
BożenA

JoAnn said...

So pretty. What a gorgeous image and fabulous coloring.

Pat said...

I love this bird Bonnie and the lovely red berries and bits of snow on the branch, a really pretty stamp and a gorgeous card! x

Eliz Stewart said...

WOW...this is amazing! So beautiful!

Notes by Nina said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, I love the adorable scene you have created. wonderful Challenge :)

MaryH said...

Love this bird & his berries. Fabulous work & you've got me looking forward to finally looking at the videos. (Plan to try to do so while away..if I can remember to copy the links saved on the desktop to the laptop!) Hugs & TFS

Toni said...

Beautiful coloring!

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Bonnie - love the soft feathered look to the images.
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia HIll said...

This is just totally stunning Bonnie!! I have this stamp too, but never has it looked as good as yours! How did you get the fine feathered look at the top of the bird? That's the part that always looks too heavy handed to me when I try to use it. But anyway, absolutely gorgeous card...love it!! :0)

Kristie Goulet said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the water coloring you did. Have a great weekend! xoxo

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh wow, Bonnie, your card is just incredible! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coloring and beautiful birdie image! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Bobby said...

Be still my heart. That fuzzy little bird is so darling, Bonnie, I just want to pick him up and love him.

cards said...

Oh my goodness that fluffy little bird is sweet. He looks like he is shivering a wee bit.
Heather T

Daria said...

I love this image, and you made that little bird as charming as can be. Beautiful card. TFS.