Saturday, July 30, 2016

Simplicity


I am so blessed to have local stamping friends as well as my blog friends.

Several of us went to a recent stamp show and we've had a good time sharing our purchases.

This gorgeous conch shell stamp is one that my friend Jan bought.

I didn't even see this stamp at the show.

I'm glad she did!

I inked it with Sahara Sand and stamped on mixed media paper.

I added a bit of Blushing Bride with an Aqua Painter and
some bits of Crumb Cake reinker that had been diluted in my palette.

I loved the results and thought this wonderful sentiment suited the image.

ANYTHING GOES



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Conch Shell (Technique Junkies), Treasure the Moment (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:  Sahara Sand (SU), Mixed  Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Aqua Painter, Crumb Cake Reinker (SU)



24 comments:

Toni said...

I love this!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

What a beautiful watercolor, Bonnie !!! I love the delicacy of the card and a beautiful picture. Wonderful card!
Hugs,
BozenA

Daffodil Cards said...

So GORGEOUS and love your colouring, looks so calm and peaceful, great sentiment.
Faith
x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another one of yours that looks as though it belongs in a frame Bonnie! I love the softness and tranquil feel to it and, as you say, the sentiment is just perfect! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. Lovely sentiment.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful stamp and lovely coloring Bonnie! And that sentiment definitely fits! :0)

LeAnne said...

This is stunning! Man, I just went to a stamp show where Technique Junkies was there and I didn't see this either! Although it probably would have scared me away, it's so large....but seeing it here, I am going to be on the lookout for it! It's beautiful the way you've colored it!

jimlynn said...

Wow! Not only a unique stamp but colored to perfection and so beautiful! Love this Bonnie!
Lynn

MaryH said...

What a gorgeous image! And you've captured the pearlescence of a conch shell absolutely perfectly! The pink pearly interior is just what it looks like IRL. Great coloring on this one, Miz B. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Virginia Lu said...

I adore the soft colors and use of images. You just took me to the beach, Bonnie!So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning, love the soft colours, the water-colour effect and the gorgeous sentiment...perfect x

Maxine D said...

Such elegant simplicity - love it Bonnie
Blessings
Maxine

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, this could not have been done better! That shell looks SO natural with your expert painting! Just WOW on your painting! Love that fabulous sentiment you chose for this. I had to go back and look at this FOUR times! What an amazing job you did! Hmmm, next show I'll be looking for this!

Sandy said...

definitely gorgeous Bonnie - beautifully painted! Although I love it here in Fernandina Beach - I would adore living in your neighborhood. I bet you are a fantastic teacher!!
Sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

Sarah, simply calming my friend. Such a beautiful softly colored shell. Your sentiment could not have been more perfect. TFS Bonnie. Hugs, Nancy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful!

OH Babs said...

Bonnie this is so elegant and calming.

Greta said...

Beautifully artistic, Bonnie!

Loll said...

WOW ... this is elegance!! Gorgeous image, and so amazing with your watercolouring skills, Bonnie. xx

Susan said...

You captured the colo!rs of a conch shell perfectly, Bonnie! What a lovely card and a wonderful sentiment.

Karen D said...

How lovely to share stamping and stamps with friends! The shell is gorgeous Bonnie, I love the soft colours you have used. The sentiment is so meaningful and a perfect fit.

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful card,Bonnie. It evokes such a feeling of peace and tranquility!.

Brenda said...

Boy it doesn't take me long to get behind on my commenting! A couple of days and boom I'm behind. lol Here to slowly get caught back up Bonnie. OMGosh, I am totally in love with this stamp and card!!!! The conch shell stamp is amazing and you have done it justice with the way you stamped and colored it, looks so real! I also love the sentiment, so perfect in every way as this card is too. Hugs, Brenda

Doris said...

Your coloring is perfect on this one! The conch shell looks like a photo.