Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CAS Mix Up March Challenge

Loll (Stamping with Loll) and I are so excited!

Today is the launch of our first challenge at


Our challenge for this month is



We want to see stamping and watercoloring as well as
whatever other mixed media technique or product you would like.

My mixed media elements:
Die Cutting and Splatter as well as the 
Watercoloring and Stamping.

We have a list of some mixed media techniques and products on the challenge site.

Our Featured Designer this month is Susan Bridgman (Cardmaker's Garrett).

She is a good friend as well as an amazing mixed media artist.

I hope you'll check our our challenge at

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I'll see you in the gallery.

Enjoy!

   

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink: Handsome Hunter (retired SU)
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press for base, Arches 140 lb. cold press for design), Handsome Hunter (retired SU)
Other:  Watercolors, Ovals Collection Framelits (SU)


32 comments:

Loll said...

Hi Bonnie. LOVE your watercoloured leaves. The negative painting makes such a difference and really "lifts" the leaf sprig from the page creating lots of dimension and depth. Your black oval frame and splatters also accentuate the watercolouring and make the colours pop.

I'm so excited to be starting this new adventure with you. We are going to have a lot of FUN! :) xx

LeAnne said...

Lovely creation! Hope to play along!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Looking great Bonnie my friend! Good luck to you both in this new venture of yours! I LOVE the examples and the explanations are a great help too! Can't wait to join in! have a great month! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful watercoloring on your leaf stamping Bonnie! the black border really makes the oval pop - love all the splatter too! What a fun new challenge!! Julia xx

Marcia HIll said...

A beautiful card to start this new challenge with Bonnie! Love your water colored leaves using a negative, and really like how you framed them with the black oval...stunning!! I will definitely be playing along this month!! :0)

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love the way you've framed the leaves they really pop, Cathy x

Lee-Anne said...

Wow, Bonnie! Amazing job with the negative painting...this is stunning! Congrats on your new challenge!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful inspiration for us, Bonnie - have to get my creative cap for this challenge.

Susanne Vargas said...

And I am so excited for the two of you! Your fabulous card is very inspiring!

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Bonnie, such a beautifully water coloured image.
Pauline
x

Brenda said...

Love your mixed media card Bonnie! You and Loll make it look so easy. Can't wait to get on it to try my hand at it. Won't be near as beautiful as yours and Lolls, but I'm gonna try! lol Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Bonnie, I love the watercoloured leaves and the splatter! Perfect framing of the leaves with the dark oval to match the sentiment. I'm so glad you and Loll have got together to do this challenge, and I'm so honoured to be your first featured designer.

MaryH said...

This initial entry for the new challenge is just FAB-ulous. Love the watercolor look of this wonderful leafy branch, and how pretty it is, nestled on the oval mats. Well done! Mz B. TFS & Hugs

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie!
I love the watercolor here ;)

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous - love the movement in the colours behind the leaf
Blessings
Maxine

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

A fabulous card! Love the finished look.

Congratulations on the new challenge .. .. I hope you and Loll get lots of entries.

Thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog. You are very kind. Still pinching myself here.

Sorry for being a bit of a stranger recently. Life is rather manic at the moment.. .. but good!.

Love Jules xx

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous water colouring, framed beautifully with the black oval. So very pretty, so CAS and MM just perfect x

JosieD said...

Wow, what a great card to kick-off your and Loll's new venture. You must be so excited and so are those of us eager to participate.

Maria A. said...

Love this leaf!!! the no line water coloring is amazing Bonnie and, as always, that color wash on the background is gorgeous.
This challenge is right up my alley, I'm going to give it a spin.
Thank you for sharing.

Bobby said...

A perfect piece of watercolor art, framed and all. It's so lovely, Bonnie. I can't wait to join you and Loll in the challenge. Thanks for starting us on a new mixed media journey.

Sandy said...

So pretty - I can tell you are enjoying your watercolor painting.
Sandy xx

TK said...

Soooo pretty! Love the backdrop wash...

Ingrid said...

LOVE your watercolor!! SO pretty - love how they pop off the page! I'm so excited to play around with you gals each month. Love the concept and can't wait for more!! Congrats on your first challenge! :)

Nance said...

oooo, love this watercolor card! Just gorgeous!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Bonnie,
such a beautiful card! I love your delicate watercolor. It is unusual.
hugs,
BozenA

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats again on your new Challenge Blog, Bonnie! I love how you created the balance between CAS and mixed media on this card! Your watercolored leaves are are really beautiful, and the splatters are fabulous! I'm really looking forward to playing along :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! just wow! I'm speechless over this one.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love how the leaves turned out. I love the new challenge!

Sue - said...

Love your card Bonnie! I'm hoping to join in if time permits!

Benzi said...

Such a beautiful mixed media card, Bonnie. I am so excited for you and Loll. Have fun!!!

Pat said...

I looked at this but realise I never commented so must do so as this is so pretty Bonnie and the black frame and sentiment enhance it so prettily. x

Dana & Glen said...

Just stunning Bonnie! The watercoloring, colors, splatter and still CAS - WOW!