Sunday, June 5, 2016

Joyful Sunflower


This card was inspired by 2 very talented friends.

Barb's  Guest Designer card really wowed me! Still does! 
 I keep going back and looking at it.

And Loll's Brusho technique intrigued me and I was itching to try it.

I had a new stencil and a plan came together.

This stencil is 6" x 6" so I cut the finished design in half.

The first half found it's way on a card for 

CAS Mix Up
Using stamping, die cuts, stenciling, and watercolor with Brushos

and

I sprayed the Brushos with water.  I think that's watercolouring.


Here's what I did with the other half.

The frame is tinted glass and something I had on hand.

The sentiment is from a NBUS set that I've had for a long time.

I always thought of sunflowers when I saw that quote.

It was an artsy kind of day.

Fun!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Crazy about You (SU) 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore), Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Vellum
Other:  Mini Joyful Sunflower (Carmen Medlin TCW), Brushos, Sending Die (SSS), Candy Dots (retired SU)

Art Recipe
Stamps: Script Sentiments (Inky Antics)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Mixed Media





46 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful!

Loll said...

Your brushos stenciled sunflower is amazing Bonnie. I mean AH-MAZING!! LOVE the colours, the splatters, the vellum heat embossed sentiment banner. How great that you got two pieces from it. You have created ART, so glad you framed one piece. xx

Coralynn Murray said...

This is stunning! It caught my eye right away in the link up. Wonderful colours and the embossed sunflower is amazing. Thanks for letting me know about this challenge. xx

Betty Keefe said...

both cards are wonderful Bonnie - i'm still working on Loll's technique - big mess so far!!

Macimbalo said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous, love the die placement and the beautiful colors!

stampwithsandy said...

Bonnie, both creations are absolutely stunning. A pretty amazing first effort.

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning, I love your cards.

Karren said...

Wow, these are fabulous, Bonnie! So very artistic!

Karen D. said...

just fabulous results for these stunning cards mf...love them!

Doris said...

Both these cards are GORGEOUS!

Marianne said...

Simply stunning, Bonnie!
Still haven't found the time to try this technique but I have a hunch it won't be long now...

stampingpeace said...

Both cards are just gorgeous, what an amazing technique!

Brenda said...

Wow! First off I am totally loving that sunflower stencil, secondly I love that you did that technique that Loll showed us. I can't wait to try it myself! And thirdly, I so love both of your cards!!! Loving that frosted frame too. lol That NBUS sentiment is fabulous and I totally love it. Hugs, Brenda

Susanne Vargas said...

Your sunflower came out beautifully with this technique! I am intrigued by it too but first I need to get some brushos...

Bobby said...

I'm definitely asking for brushos for my birthday. You and Loll do such amazing things with them. Your double duty sunflower art is so fabulous, Bonnie.

Dorothy S said...

Stopping by from the AAA site...
This really caught my eye. WOW! What a beauty - great technique.

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh Bonnie - this is AWESOME! (Sorry been awol - playing catch up on my few days at home!)

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome cards Bonnie, I just love them! I will have to get some Brushos, I have been admiring Loll's cards for ages.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Look at you! The student has become the teacher! You really WOWED me with both these sensational cards, Bonnie!! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! This card really is something else. Totally artsy and lovely.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous!!! Really gorgeous! I still say you ought to do more tutorials on your blog!!
Sandy xx

Karen L K said...

Love that flower! And... of course the card!

Mac Mable said...

Wow stunning! Love your stencil work...so very creative and artsy, thank you for sharing x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
amazing two cards. Brushos remarkable effect and such a wonderful final result. Yes, I love both of these cards. They are so gentle and so amazing mix colors. Exceptional and unique cards.
hugs,
BozenA

MaryH said...

WOW! You have embraced that brusho stencil technique mag-NIF-icently. A wonderful stencil to use this effect, and to get 2 cards from the work..amazing. Both just beautiful too. Perfect crystal choices for the sunflower too. Really wonderful, Miz B. Proud of you! TFS

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous card. I love the sunflower, gorgeous colours and a beautiful piece of art as an extra :)

Nancy Stislow said...

What an incredibly beautiful impression you achieved using Brushos and a stencil! Your colors are fantastic, Bonnie! Such a beautiful, watercolored look. Brilliant to cut that large image and get two cards out of it. Love the frame too!

Greta said...

Artsy & gorgeous--wow, Bonnie!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie, your Brushos watercolored sunflower stencil is so Gorgeous! Loll sure does inspire all of us, but so do you my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Melissa L. said...

Both cards are beautiful, Bonnie. I especially like the sentiment on the 2nd one. :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely eye-poppingly gorgeous Bonnie. 2 fantastic examples of watercolouring, fabulous image, perfectly CAS and now I'm swooning. Love them and thanks for sharing at AAA Cards. Sarah

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just gorgeous - saw this at AAA and had to come over and admire it in full beauty! LOVE it!

Jane Willis said...

Very beautiful, that brusho technique is wonderful and perfect for this card
Jane

maria f. said...

GOR. GEE. US.

Brenda in IN said...

This card took my breath away. It is just stunning. I love both the card and framed image. What a fantastic result you got. Loll's cards are also beautiful and I'm going to try that technique.

Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely a WOW card. This is lovely Bonnie, beautiful sunshine colours and stamp effect.
Faith
x

Coralynn Murray said...

Stunning! I love embossing with the watercolour technique and the colours are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

Barb Ghig said...

You have done an AMAZING job with your stencil and Brushos, Bonnie! I love how you added so much dimension to this card, just by selecting a section of the bloom and using specific colors! I really love it, and I'm so happy to have inspired you :)

Barb Ghig said...

My apologies...I meant to compliment both cards, and just realized what I typed! Ah yes, the mind goes first, right?

Fongyi Goh said...

GORGEOUS cards! I love the colours you chose. I love my brushos too and have to try it with stencils. Thanks for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful! Love the artistic and vintage look on the flower. Sweey sentiment, too. Beautiful card, Bonnie!

Marybeth said...

WOW These are simply gorgeous!!!!

Linda said...

This is stunning Bonnnie ..... great job with the Brusho stencil technique, and what a fabulous stencil, might have to add that one to the shopping list. xx

Susan said...

Bonnie, both halves of that fabulous sunflower made gorgeous cards! You've definitely mastered the brushos and stencil technique!

Daria Z. said...

This beautiful flower jumped out at me from the thumbprints. Wonderful, warm, colors.

Nance said...

Bonnie, both cards are just stunning! Just amazing! I have to go watch Loll's video!