Thursday, April 28, 2016

Botanical Notes


I really need to be cutting out cards for a demo tomorrow, 
but I wanted to share this card with you.

I had a burning desire to play with some watercolor.

I was really happy with the way it turned out.

I used a no line watercolor technique and negative painting to make the flowers stand out.

Hope you like it.

Now off to do that cutting.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Botanical Notes (PB)
Ink:  Antique Linen (Distress), Distress Markers
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore), Baked Brown Sugar (retired SU)
Other: Aqua Painter (SU)



27 comments:

designbydonna said...

Beautiful watercoloring Bonnie. I love the no line coloring but haven't tried that yet.

Marcia HIll said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie! Your water coloring is just beautiful and I can totally see this card in an old fashioned (vintage) frame. :0)

laurie said...

You are really cranking out some awesome watercolor cards! This is gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Like it...I love it! Oh so very pretty, vintage looking and gorgeous water colouring x

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful, Bonnie!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Bonnie - have that stamp and might just have to give your technique a try (again! i've never been very good at it!)

Karen D said...

Oh my word!! This card is so gorgeous. I love the subtle colours and your choice of stamps. Lovely Bonnie.

Barb said...

This is absolutely beautiful Bonnie. The watercolouring is fantastic and I absolutely love the colours you have used. It has the look of a vintage postcard. Love it! Barbxx

Daffodil Cards said...

This could be a vintage card, it is VERY beautiful.

Mrs A. said...

This is so beautiful Bonnie. Perfectly vintage looking. I love it. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

WOW! So pretty. Great job with the negative painting ... it really makes those flowers and butterfly pop. xx

MaryH said...

I DO like it, very much indeed. It's spectacular with the soft watercolors in the neutral palette, and liked the touch of the soft blue in the butterfly. Oh that I could watercolor even a tad close to this expertly! Just very beautiful card. TFS &Hugs

Susan said...

Beautifully done! Your watercoloring looks much better than mine. Guess I need a lot more practice!

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is amazing - love how the colouring turned out!!
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Should be framed--just gorgeous, Bonnie!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, so lovely.

Doris said...

This is just stunning, Bonnie! The coloring makes those blossoms look real, and the subtle coloring is beautifully soft. Love it!

Karen D. said...

wow...gorgeous card Bonnie...love, love the look!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a work of art Bonnie! LOVE it! Have a wonderful day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Maria A. said...

STUNNING!!!!! Bonnie, what a STUNNING card, WOW!! the no line water coloring technique is fabulous and you did a gorgeous work here.
So glad you complied with that burning desire, the results are simply gorgeous.
Hugs,
Maria.

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Bonnie. Love the soft colors. You are inspiring me to try this watercoloring. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bonnie, wowie, this is your best ever! This needs to be framed and added to the art in your home!! WOW!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Bonnie, this is so beautiful. I love the negative watercolouring - you've truly mastered it!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Bonnie, love the reverse water colouring.

Barbara Jones said...

Beautiful says it all!!!

JosieD said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! You sure are earning the right to be called the "Queen of Watercoloring" and looks like from comments here that you have a lot of votes!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! People would pay big bucks for such a stunning card. I'm just gonna throw away any watercolor things I have now since I can't even compete.