Monday, October 24, 2016

Winter Berry With Bird for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time.


Sue is our hostess at Merry Monday this week
 and this is her challenge
Isn't that a pretty bird?

I used a Brusho background from my stash and stamped the Winterberry stamp on it
with red ink and went over the branches with a brown marker.

I die cut this little bird from a snippet of leftover inked and stamped background 
that was also in my stash.

I added lots of Dazzling Details to the branches so they look very icy.

I'll take my snippets over to



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Winterberry (PB), Season's Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Early Espresso, Real Red (SU), SU Markers (Real Red, Chocolate Chip)
Paper:   Watercolor (Base card Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Birds Die (IO), Dazzling Details (SU)


33 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

I truly admire your watercoloring skills! What a beautiful, winter scene, Bonnie! I have no idea where you get your inspiration but love seeing your gorgeous cards! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab scene Bonnie. Great job as always.

Loll said...

WOW ... this is so pretty!! Love that background. I'm impressed that you could stamp the red berries over top of the coloured background ... looks amazing. xx

Barb said...

A really pretty wintery card Bonnie. The perfect sentiment to go with your little bird. What a lovely snippets card. Barbxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great sentiment for your darling bird on berries, Bonnie!!

TK said...

Beautiful! Whoda thunk that you could marker over ink? Not me! Great job on a beautiful card!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. Love the lyrical sentiment.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Mrs A. said...

What a beauty. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Fabulous as always Bonnie. I do love the sentiment and of course your card is gorgeous. Love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Notes by Nina said...

Such a pretty wintry scene Bonnie, this is a lovely card.

Linda said...

So pretty Bonnie. Love it. Have a great week.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Brusho background, and I love the pop of red with the berries, Bonnie! Loving all the sparkle you added, too...Really stunning card and lovely take on the inspiration photo!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful background and Watercoloring Bonnie! Perfect sentiment!

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Bonnie! Your brusho background is just so pretty. I really need to add some more colors to the ones I have and play some more with them. Your bird and bush is just stunning against that background. Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Thanks also for your kinds words on my blog. Yes, I do believe that Savannah was part of God's plan even if I didn't want her at the time. Funny how that goes! Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

What a pretty wee scene Bonnie, and the words are from one of my favourite carols, which makes the card appeal to me even more.
Blessings
Maxine

Preety said...

gorgeous card :) i love the background you have created! stunning

Mac Mable said...

You are really nailing the use of the brusho's, fabulous background x Love the red berry tree/shrub against the blue x

Susan Joyce said...

Love your Brusho background with the berries and your sweet little bird Bonnie. Fabulous Christmas card.

Colleen said...

Bonnie, this is so sweet and perfect! Love your berries and your gorgeous background!!

Susan said...

So beautiful! Especially the red berries and sparkly branches. And a gorgeous watercolour background too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought your little bird was felt at first since that paper looks so soft. Your card is lovely, oh so lovely and fine.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Dear Bonnie,
This background is stunning! I love to set the background color, so incredibly merge into each other. All elements of the card to fit together perfectly. Great card and beautiful inspiration.
Hugs,
BożenA

Gramma Sarah said...

Bonnie, just beautiful and "wintery". Inspiration to use my brusho and other backgrounds! Thank you.

Bobby said...

Love that sentiment with the bird in the bush, Bonnie. I've been playing with Brushos but haven't achieved a great panel like this - yet.

MaryH said...

Great Brusho background for your sweet little winter bird perched on the fabulous berry bushes. The branches look VERY icy, indeed. The brusho made a wonderful winter sky for this stamping! Great take on your challenge picture. TFS & Hugs

Marcia HIll said...

This is SO pretty Bonnie! I love how you inked up the Winterberry stamp in red and then went over it with a brown marker for the branches...I have this stamp also and have always made such a muddy mess with it! I will definitely try it your way next time!! :0) Hope you're having a great week!!

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a pretty background Bonnie. It reminds me of your two challenge blogs that I have not had time to participate in. Maybe soon!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just gorgeous Bonnie!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Just beautiful xxx

SusieN said...

Your card is exquisite; from the background all the way to the bird. Your choice of colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Susie

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful background for your winter bush filled with red berries and your sweet bird. TFS Bonnie. Hugs, Nancy

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, your Brusho background is sensational with the winter berry bush, Bonnie! And that sediment is absolute perfection!! Happy Halloween!! Hugs, Darnell

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

The colours are stunning!!!!!!!!!!!