Monday, March 14, 2016

Lovely Tree for Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday morning.


Sue is our hostess this week.  I love what she chose.

I used what I call Watercolor Splotch technique
and dropped some gray watercolor in.

When it was completely dry, I stamped the tree and sentiment.

Then I stamped some snowflakes and stars over the splotch.

I tried to emboss the stars.  

I also tipped the branches with a white gel pen.  It doesn't show up very well.

Since I have watercoloring, stamping and heat embossing,
this fits the CAS Mix Up March Challenge too.



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Holly Jolly Greetings (SU), Mixed Christmas Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Silver
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Watercolor (Koi), Silver EP (SU), White Gel Pen (Signo)



30 comments:

KimCreate said...

Very pretty, Bonnie!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the abstract feel of your card Bonnie, great card for the challenge. Hope your having a fabulous week.

Barb said...

A beautiful card with a lovely cool feel Bonnie. Barbxx

Wendy said...

This is such a pretty card, Bonnie! I just love the Lovely As A Tree set for making Christmas cards! This has such a peaceful feel to it! Hope you have a great week! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful and peaceful Bonnie.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely card and a great technique Bonnie1 LOVE it! Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! Have a great week!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a nice Clean & Simple card Bonnie!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So gorgeous, Bonnie, and the sentiment says it all - this is soooo peaceful looking! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday!!

JoAnn said...

So pretty and peaceful.

Mac Mable said...

Great effect, loving the limited colour palette and loving this contemporary Christmas card.

Loll said...

Beautiful "splotching" Bonnie. :) This is so elegant with the black, white and gray. Hope to play along this week at Merry Monday. xx

Colleen said...

Bonnie, beautiful in its simplicity, so calm and peaceful! Awesome card!

Susanne Vargas said...

That stamp set must be SU's longest selling one! It is "lovely"! Love how you used it here. That splotching technique is one I'll have to remember! Do you just add a splotch of water to your paper and then drop in some color? Beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

Simply beautiful! I love the gray color on this Bonnie.
Lynn

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Finally, I was able to see the wind! Your card is beautifully presented and almost felt the cool breeze on my cheek. Beautiful card, very winter.
hugs,
BozenA

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Bonnie - love your splotch technique.
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful, Bonnie!

Sandy said...

I only wish I could come with some new words - your cards are always so elegant and classy and YOU!
sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful black and white winter design Bonnie. TFS my friend.

Susan said...

Very elegant! Love the spray of stars and snowflakes. It would make a great masculine Christmas card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is gorgeous! Such a wonderful winter scene. I like that it isn't stark like you might imagine with Black, White, and Gray. So lovely!

Brenda said...

When I saw the inspirational photo, I wasn't sure how Christmas cards were going to look in those colors. But I have to admit, the cards I've seen look amazing!! As does yours! I love the watercolor splotch technique you used on yours, it gives that illusion of a night time sky. I love that tree and of course the stars and snow just adds the perfect touch to the splotching technique. Really beautiful card Bonnie! Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

I love your beautiful tree Bonnie and it looks so elegant in black and silver. The stars and snow in the background highlight the tree perfectly. x

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful CAS design Bonnie, your sentiment is a perfect match for the wintry scene you have created.

Linda said...

Lovely CAS card Bonnie. Have a great week.

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, your card is simply beautiful, I love "Lovely as a Tree", it's one of those forever stamp sets.
I love that you didn't put many words for your sentiment, this PEACE word is the perfect addition to your very peaceful scene.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me your sweet comment.
Big Hugs,
Maria.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, such a lovely serene cas design! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow~! Such a beautiful scene you have created! Love the technique!

Bobby said...

I love the movement on your card, Bonnie. It looks like the stars and snow are being blown onto the tree, or vice versa.