Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Blue and Yellow for The Flower Challenge


This card was inspired by a card my friend Karen did as a reminder at

Now that I've done it, I'm wondering if these are flowers or weeds?

Does God differentiate between flowers and weeds?

I'm going to hope it works for their challenge.

I started with a background piece that had been colored in the
wet on wet technique by wetting the paper a lot and
dropping re-inker drops into the water.
It had the blue and yellow.

I die cut it, stamped the flowers and cut another piece a bit larger to mat it.

A simple sentiment and another card for
Using stamping, re-inkers as my liquid colour, and die cuts
Challenge open through the 24th.

ANYTHING GOES



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Nature's Paintbrushes (PB), Dandelion sentiment (Technique Tuesday)Ink:   Archival Black (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  SU Re-inkers (Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight), Stitched Squares Die (LI)


34 comments:

designbydonna said...

Beautiful. I love the blue and yellow background. The flowers in silhouette are very striking.

Betty Keefe said...

love everything about your card, Bonnie - beautiful!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful Bonnie! It reminds me of a lovely spring meadow on a sunshiny day! Have a great day! Hazel xx

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. I will have to try that technique of dropping the ink on a very wet paper. Thanks for sharing.

Carole said...

Stunning card...lovely colors. My understanding of a weed is that it is a flower in the 'wrong' place!

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card here Bonnie! perfect watercoloured background and I love the delicate stamping too. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Marsha J Reed said...

Very pretty, Bonnie! Love the blue and yellow.

Loll said...

This is really beautiful Bonnie. Love the blue and yellow with your silhouette flowers. xx

Christine Alexander said...

what a perfect colour combo with the blue and yellow. Love it

Jo Manna said...

Perfect backdrop for those flowers ...like laying in the grass and looking up :D
Great mix since there is only just a glimpse of green, that's hard to succeed.
Beautiful CAS card xx

AlisonC said...

I think they are flowers if you want them to be! I love the background, hints of a sunny day. I'd not heard of the Flower Challenge but it sounds lovely. (Not that I really need any more challenges in my list).

Linda said...

Beautiful background Bonnie. Lovely card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So serene in the blue and yellow, Bonnie - just love your flower/weeds too!!

Barb said...

Very pretty Bonnie and I love the colours. Barbxx

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, love the simplicity of the design and the softness of the watercolouring. Beautiful. Thank you so much for doing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Nancy Stislow said...

Your colorful background caught my eye and I love that stamp, regardless of what they are. It's so perfect against your bright, bold background!

Susanne Vargas said...

So beautiful!

Maria A. said...

Hello Bonnie: I'm jealous of anyone who can create a gorgeous water color wash like the one on your lovely card, it's just so beautiful and a perfect background for the delicate silhouettes of the field flowers.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card - a weed is only a flower in a place that we don't want it, so yes, they do 'qualify' as flowers no matter which they are Bonnie.
Blessings
Maxine

JosieD said...

Look like wild flowers to me -- card is simple yet striking...like wild flowers....and even some "weeds". Like the way you created the sky and sun feel with reinkers -- more control than other techniques -- and it sure does look realistic. Another good looking card!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! I love the sunny, blue background and the silhouette of the flowers. I love the CAS design of this card! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

I would call them wildflowers (definitely not weeds!)! Love the blue and yellow background - makes it look like the loveliest summer day. I have to get busy and do this challenge as blue and yellow is one of my favourite colour combinations.

Sandy said...

Blue and yellow have always been one of my favorite color combingations - I also love red and gold! A simple card that is so gorgeous!!
sandy xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those delicate grasses in front of your summer sky are simply wonderful!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful! This card radiates warmth and tranquility ... I love it!
Hugs,
BożenA

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! This card has such an appealing quality to it!

nancy littrell said...

Love your blue and white sponged background and stamped silhouette flowers. Simply beautiful my friend. Hugs.

Bobby said...

I read once that weeds are only flowers that are growing where you don't want them to. Those flowers belong on your card with that lovely blue and yellow sky.

TK said...

How precious! Perfect for the inspiration, but in a totally not-expected way!

Shona Chambers said...

Be still my heart, this is so stunning!! Whenever I try to mix yellow and blue I end up with a green splatter, so you've totally blown me away. Such a wonderful CAS design too, so very glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!

Julia Aston said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! Pretty double framing - love the colors and wonderful silhouette stamping! Julia xx

Greta said...

The perfect background for your flowers--wild or not! Love the design, Bonnie & so glad to see this beautiful card in the PBSC gallery!

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card.
Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Lorraine x

Pat said...

I love this silhouette against that pretty blue and yellow Bonnie and the raised stitched mat is so elegant. A fabulous card. x