Monday, June 13, 2016

Inspiration Challenge at Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday morning!


The fabulous creator of Merry Monday, Leslie (Always Playing with Paper) is offering our challenge this week.

I was inspired by the beautiful floral arrangement.

I used a variety of die cuts that had been cut from mixed media paper.

I watercolored them with Zigs and Copics, and then arranged them in the corner.

I only added one little punched flower because more seemed to be too many.

I love making floral arrangements and it's as much fun with paper as with the real thing!

What will inspire you from this photo challenge?

I can't wait to see what you bring to 
Merry Monday!

Edited to add that I can enter
Memory Box Outside the Box Challenge
WATERCOLOR
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I've watercolored these dies including the Memory Box  Forest Pine Branch.


My stamped sentiment, watercolored die cuts, and scoring (dry embossing), 
and CAS (Clean And Simple) layout are perfect for our June challenge at
CAS Mix Up.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Season's Wishes (PB)
Ink:  Pine Needles (Distress)
Paper: Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Holly Berries Die (PB), Forest Pine Branch (MB), Pine Sprigs (PS), Boho Blossom Punch (SU), Zigs (040, 041, 043, 044, 062), Copic Markers (R29, R39), SU Marker (So Saffron), Aqua Painter (SU), Gingham Ribbon (retired SU), Simply Scored (SU)



32 comments:

laurie said...

Love it Bonnie! Perfect take on the photo. Oh I hope I can squeeze out some time this week to join the challenge!

Loll said...

WOW ... that is one gorgeous Christmas arrangement. LOVE the beautiful mix of dies that you've used. You have watercoloured them to perfection. This is so elegant Bonnie! xx

Colleen said...

Wow Bonnie, there is so much depth in this card, I had to go back and look a second time!! this is gorgeous...and how fortunate to enter it to the CAS Mix Up too!! You are always one step ahead of the game!!
Have a great week and thanks for you help!

MaryH said...

Oh dear! I'm amazed at the depth of this skillful watercoloring. Those green leaves look so real- ditto the branches & pine boughs...I wanted to just reach out & touch them. Love the way you've done the floral swag, and the one tiny white flower was just perfect. More _would_ have been too many. Love the red checks on that ribbon. So much texture in the shaping too. This could just hang on a tiny door at Christmas!!! Once again, you hit it out of the ball park, Miss B. This is just fabulous, and with the most appropriate sentiment verse too. TFS & Hugs

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty and breathtaking card. Traditional colours and the most perfect sentiment. Great texture and die cutting...love it! x

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!!! Love this and that pretty arrangement of greenery. Reminds me so much of Christmas and the fact it will be soon!
Lynn

Di said...

Squeal! Just perfect Bonnie! I can't even tackle this week's challenge but am in awe of yours and all the other DT makes.

Hugs

Di xx

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing - love the arrangement and the matching sentiment. Wonderful card Bonnie.
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie Henderson said...

Love your sprig of holly Bonnie. Very pretty!

Linda said...

Bonnie, such a beautiful card using the floral arrangement as your inspiration. Hope you have a great week.

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, this is so rich and real looking with the coloring you did. And the gingham ribbon, single flower and sentiment are the perfect touches. A real motivator to others (like me!) to focus on making Christmas cards while time to enjoy it...

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful arrangement and a beautiful card, love the sentiment "verse" it suits it perfectly.
Faith
x

Donna said...

Loving your floral arrangement, Bonnie. Very eye catching :)

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful die cut holiday spray!

Susan said...

Bonnie, I think this is one of my all-time favourites of your cards! I love the spray of holiday greenery and the perfect accents of red berries, one white flower, and the gingham ribbon. And it is such a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! Beautifully done!

JoAnn said...

What a gorgeous cluster of elements. Love your beautiful card.

Sandy said...

Beautiful Bonnie - really gorgeous!
sandy xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Gorgeous! Floral arranging is something I struggle with and just love seeing this. LOVE this! Yours is outstanding! It's so beautifully done!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a stunning Christmas card Bonnie! I love how you made your flower arrangement from so many dies! Love the sentiment too. I can't arrange flowers worth a darn, so I'm impressed that you can arrange them on paper. Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ah! The greenery. That is what jumped out at me from the inspiration photo as well. Lovely card!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Totally gorgeous sprig, Bonnie - the gingham adds the perfect touch! Love the scored frame too!!

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie, this is such a lovely floral arrangement...the red gingham bow really got me!

nancy littrell said...

So pretty and festive Bonnie. I LOVE your holiday spray made with die cuts and colored beautifully. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Karen D said...

Your die cut arrangement is divine Bonnie, fabulous detail and colours, and the bow .....Sigh! Gorgeous.

Sue - said...

Love your card Bonnie. Your flower arrangement is just perfect!

Bobby said...

Fantastic arrangement, Bonnie. I love all the different die cuts.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Just GORGEOUS, Bonnie! I love how you did the bunched the sprigs! Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

Lori said...

Bonnie...this is so pretty! I love that sprig of gorgeous greenery! Awesome card! xoxoxo

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love your festive foliage.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is really quite beautiful Bonnie!! Gorgeous!

Greta said...

Catching up finally! Oh what a gorgeous card, Bonnie--love it!

Laura said...

So beautiful! It makes me so ready for Christmas! Thank you so much for participating in the Memory Box June watercolor challenge.