Friday, April 7, 2017

Full Bloom Nandina

Hello stampers.

I'm trying to keep up with my Christmas card stash by doing the Merry Monday Challenge.


Debbie is the host this week and she chose....
 I just happened to have this stamp out for a class and had a Eureka moment!

Why not stamp it to look like the Nandina that we have here.
I love to use the red berries in Christmas decorating because 
they are soft and drape beautifully.

I had the stamp in the Mini MISTI and inked it up a portion at a time
with SU Markers.  I added a few other leaves to fill in a bit.
Easy Peasy and it was done.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Full Bloom, Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Soft Suede, SU Markers (Garden Green, Soft Suede, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler) 
Paper:   Garden Green, Whisper White (SU), Mixed Media Frame from the UFO box (Strathmore)
Other:  Mini MISTI


18 comments:

jimlynn said...

The colors came out so vibrant using the Misti with those markers! I really need to try that because I love this technique. So beautiful and another card completed for Christmas too.
Lynn

Nancy Stislow said...

I love your watercolored look with that stamp, Bonnie! This one is an inspiration for me to try this! Easy? Maybe but yours is impeccably done.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful use of that lovely stamp Bonnie! Have a lovely weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Loll said...

This looks perfect as a Christmas stamp. So beautiful and delicate. Great watercolouring, my friend! xx

MaryH said...

Beautiful plant, and your coloring with the markers is just exquisite. I can well image a branch of this in a pretty vase at the holidays. Love the simplicity and the wonderful traditional colors too. TFS - happy wkend.

JosieD said...

Such a creative approach that turned out great. Soft and nature oriented...and a nice sentiment to set it off.

Marcia HIll said...

Don't you just love cards that come together so quickly and easy?!! This one turned out just beautiful too Bonnie...love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Sandy said...

Very attractive - I don't have any kind of stash of made cards - oh woe is me!
sandy xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the vibrant colors.

Linda said...

So nice when cards come together. Beautiful card, Bonnie. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Daffodil Cards said...

Doesn't look easy, looks like you spent hours on it. A beautiful card.
Faith
x

Susan said...

Wonderful traditional colours and a great watercolour look, Bonnie, with nice framing.

nancy littrell said...

So beautiful and Winter Festive Bonnie. TFS your CAS design my friend. Hugs..

Sylvia said...

Bonnie, I love the watercolor feel to this card. I like the frame idea too. Sylvia D.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Small red fruits create a beautiful spatial composition. I love that they are beautifully scattered, they make a very light layout. And these festive colors are amazing.
Hugs,
BożenA

Brenda said...

Love this card Bonnie! The stamp you used is perfect for making it look Christmasy!! Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty, love the dark red and green makes it very Christmasy

Karen D. said...

beautiful..it has a great, crisp look which I really like.
Good for you that you are working on your holiday cards, I want the cold and snow to be gone and just can't seem to get into making any holiday cards at all.
xx Karen