Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Botanical Bloom for CAS Mix Up Reminder

We're halfway through November already!

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up 

I had a Christmas card ready to share today, but was in the mood to do
something a little more feminine and fun.

I used my MISTI to stamp the large flower first, inking it with markers and
adding color with my Aqua Painter.  I find that smearing some ink from
the markers on a piece of laminated card stock and picking the ink up
with the brush gives me more control.

While that was drying, I stamped the flower on a sticky note and 
cut out the larger pieces to use as masks.

Once the masks were in place, I stamped two other sprigs from this fantastic Altenew set
using the same technique.

I put the masks back on the flower heads and threw some splatters on for good measure.

These bright flowers make me smile.

There's lots of masking techniques.  This is my favorite.

There's some video links at the CAS Mix Up challenge site if you're interested.

I'm going to enter this at the Altenew November Challenge too.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Botanical Gardens (Altenew), Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Soft Suede, Markers (Real Red, Garden Green, Old Olive, Crushed Curry) (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Soft Suede
Other:  Square Lattice EF, Aqua Painter, Post-it Notes (all over sticky)


Loll said...

Those flowers are so pretty Bonnie!! Thanks for the tip about using a piece of laminated card stock as a palette. I will try that! Love the bright red of your beautiful large flower. And great job masking to create some pretty blooms in behind. xx

Linda said...

Love this watercolor look. So pretty Bonnie.

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely Bonnie! x

nancy littrell said...

It is dark and rainy today...your gorgeous card definitely brightened up my day my friend :-) I loved your masking technique Bonnie and your watercoloring technique on your pretty flowers and leaves. TFS Hugs, Nancy

Jo Manna said...

Oh wow! Your card is beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous and the composition is perfect. The ink splatters finish the painting :D Love the dry embossed piece behind giving it a pretty subtle backdrop, love it! Lotsa Hugs, Joanna xx

Julia Aston said...

That embossing folder you used on your background is one of my favorites Bonnie! Your masked stems are beautiful with their mix of colors and watery look! Julia xx

Christine Alexander said...

love the colours, really lifts the spirit in winter :)

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful feminine card Bonnie - love the lovely fresh colours you have used

JosieD said...

What a refreshing break from fall and Christmas card looks! This card is so beautiful. Clever way to use masking for 2 stamps ... adds so much interest to image. I like the image offset to the side of the lattice EF piece. You never miss with the WOW touches (smiley face).

Daria said...

I like your card design with the offset embossed mat. The vivid coloring is beautiufl, and the narrow black mat sets it off beautifully. TFS.

Daffodil Cards said...

So lovely, the flowers make me smile too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This jolt of spring looking colors came as a surprise today. I guess I've seen a lot of subdued colors lately. My name is Judy and I highly approve of this card!

Nance said...

That is very pretty, bright and cheerful! Love the technique and your result!

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, when I first saw this I thought it was a print! Oh my gosh talk about expertly done! This is absolutely perfect and oh, so beautiful! It's hard to believe it's stamped!

MaryH said...

Just loving this bold flower...what watercoloring skills. Good work on the masking too, and of course, one of my fav SU EF. Shows off this pretty flower so well. TFS (I'm with Nancy, it DOES indeed look like a purchased print! Girl, you're GOOD!)

Susan said...

Love the bouquet of flowers you created through masking! The splatters add some great texture as does the embossing folder.

Heidi Stamps said...

What a pretty card! I love the depth of the watercoloring. This showed up in my pinterest feed and I had to come over and comment!

Bobby said...

Lovely bouquet, Bonnie.

Claire said...

Beautiful - looks like it's a hand painted masterpiece!

Mac Mable said...

So delicate, so pretty and such a wonderful technique. Great texture with the embossing folder and loving the tiny black edging....just gorgeous x

Donna said...

So pretty and colourful, Bonnie :)

LauraJane:) said...

So beautiful!!