Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Out to Sea with Penny Black


The Penny Black Saturday Challenge for August is
Mine is watercolor.

And I had a play with a new die from Penny Black.
(Die cutting is also a favorite technique.)

I did another watercolor piece and when I was finished and looked at it,
it appeared to be upside down.  

So I cut it down to look right side up.

Then it was too small for the die.

So I cut that too.

I used some Glad Press and Seal when I cut the die because I wanted the pieces to stay intact until I was ready to use them.  The Press and Seal won't budge from the die cuts now.  
And it was on the front.  So the images have a nice little shine.

I probably couldn't do that again if I tried!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
I think it's fun to watch sail boats and to be anywhere where I can look out over the water.

I've blended the watercolors into each other.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (1st card)
No Stamps
No Ink
Paper:  Neena Solar White (110 lb.), Dapper Denim, Whisper White (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Out to Sea Die (PB), Re-inkers, Aqua Painter (SU)

Card Recipe (2nd card)
No Stamps
No Ink
Paper:  Out to Sea Die (PB), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Whisper White (SU)


Mac Mable said...

Now this gave me a chuckle! Love the die and such a pretty water colour background. Great idea to chop the die up on the second card and loving the accidental shine on the die cuts lol xxxx Happy accidents, love them!

Linda said...

Two lovely water scenes. Makes me want to be there.

Loll said...

Love your watercolours ocean Bonnie. Both cards are so pretty. Funny about it looking upside down ... looks right to me now, and so sweet as a smaller panel with just the boats. Shows the versatility of die-cuts and how they can look so different.

I always look to be where I can look out at water. :) So peaceful ... a happy place to be. :) xx

Colleen said...

Beautiful water coloring, Bonnie...and that die is fabulous!! Have a great day! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Barb said...

They are two beautiful summery cards Bonnie and I love your backgrounds. Isn't it good when you have a "happy" accident. Barbxx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Bonnie...
Love them both
Hugs Sylvie x

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
what super super cards.
I love the design of both of these, and what wonderful water colouring.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Two more beauties from you here Bonnie! That second one really does belong in a frame! Have a very lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Di said...

Oh I adore both of these cards Bonnie! Makes me long for the sea - we're only about 30 minutes drive from the coastline but it's still too far for me. I used to love being able to see the sea from upstairs windows! Such perfect colours you used with that fabulous die as well.


Di xx

Carol L said...

These are both beautiful nautical cards - so peaceful and serene! I never heard of using Press & Seal with dies, but I sure do love it in the kitchen! Hah!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Don't you just love it when magic happens?! And magic did happen here with these two stunning watercolored nautical cards, Bonnie! You just get better and better!! Hugs, Darnell

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW wonderful cards, I love the cuts and your backgrounds.


Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie - love them both - your colours are wonderful.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! 2 spectacular nautical themed cards Bonnie. Your water colours are fabulous and love the added die-cuts that really bring it to life. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week. Sarah x

Jane said...

Spectacular colour blending for the sea and I love that little strip of pink separating it from the blues of the sky. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

LesLee said...

I love it when that happens.. perseverance paid off... I am glad you stuck with it.... it is beautiful

Susan said...

Love the way you persevered and made the second card! Made me chuckle as I've done things like that too. You ended up with two beautiful cards with lovely watercoloured backgrounds.

TK said...

both cards are fabulous! Love the watercolor backdrop, and the fact that they are slightly different is great too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What happy sea cards! I like both version. Very clever of you to cut some of the elements out of the die.

Jeanne H said...

Wonderful cards, Bonnie! I too love the sea.

Nancy Stislow said...

I love your quick fix, Bonnie! I sure don't see where either way would be upside down and enjoyed your humor in your description. Your watercolor blending is gorgeous!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous watercoloring, it's so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Daria Z. said...

Such beautiful watercolor backgrounds.

Violet Rose said...

Very pretty. Love your cards!! Watercolor is my favorite technique too.

Nance said...

Beautiful, Bonnie! Love both of these! So pretty!

Claire said...

These look like mini masterpieces - they should be framed!

Helen said...

These are beautiful! Love your watercoloured backgrounds!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x