Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Flowers for CAS Watercolour

It's time for another challenge at




Here's the challenge for this month.

When I was a little girl, I remember picking wild violets from the yard
and proudly taking a bouquet to my Mom for Mother's Day.
This die reminds me of those little violets.

After die cutting the violets, I sponged ink on them and spritzed with water,
then moved the ink with a brush to get the shading I wanted.

While the violets were drying, I smooshed the piece I'd cut from
into some watered down Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean.

When it was all dry, I fit the violets back into the out cut
and finished the card.

We have an awesome Guest Designer this month, Mac Mable (Sweetest of Peas).

She and the Design Team have some awesome inspiration for you.

On a sad note, we are saying a fond farewell to Harriet, who has
added so much to our Design Team.  We are sorry to say goodbye, Harriet,
and hope you'll come back to visit often.

It just so happens that the Poppystamps Challenge is
FLOWER POWER

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps: French Script (retired SU) 
Ink:   Lavender Lace (retired SU), Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean (Distress)
Paper:   Neena (110 lb.), Lavender Lace (retired SU), Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Darling Viola (PS), Die-Namics Double Stitch Oval Die (MFT)


27 comments:

Carole said...

Love your violets Bonnie,,,reminds me of my Grandma. Super CAS card and watercolouring.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so pretty Bonnie! I love your background piece and the pretty piece that you cut those sweet little flowers from! Great inspiration! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

jimlynn said...

Love the pretty violet color and flowers. The background looks great with the script too. Lovely, lovely card.
Lyn

Loll said...

Your little violets are so sweet and pretty. LOVE purple and don't use it enough in my cards! Great job with inlaying the die-cut flowers into the beautiful smooshed background. I'm thinking we will all be using this technique more often after our last challenge. :) The script background really sets off your oval panel. Beautiful design, my friend. xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the delicate violets and the script stamping. Thank you so much for your very kind words and for inviting me as your GD this month...still smiling x

Pat said...

What pretty violets Bonnie and I love the coordinating background paper and the piece of white ribbon finishes it perfectly. x

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. The inlaid flowers look beautiful. xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I love Violets (they are blooming in my garden right now) - so pretty your card!
As for your question - those were splatters, not stars.

Doris said...

What a pretty card, Bonnie! The knotted ribbon is the perfect touch.

Daffodil Cards said...

As soon as I saw this card, I knew violets, the perfume is one that we are not supposed to be able to remember! I know it's beautiful, but! -

Your card is so very beautiufl and I love the background and the simple ribbon treatment, a Gorgeous card.
Faith
x

Susan said...

I have those little violets growing in my flower beds and even in my lawn. They are so sweet. You've coloured them perfectly and they look great against the blue smooshed background and the purple text background.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the colors.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you watercolored your blooms, Bonnie...they're gorgeous! Your soft blue background is perfect and the French Script is such an elegant touch! Really beautiful card, and as always, you've inspired me to play along again!

Sandy said...

As always Bonnie - beautifully done!
sandy xx

Greta said...

Love those sweet violets--another die for my wishlist! All your coloring here came out perfect, Bonnie & I love the script background! A gorgeous card!

CherylQuilts said...

Bonnie, another stunning card! Beautifully done with the die and how you've colored it! Love the layout too! Your cards are truly beautiful! Hugs!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Bonnie! I still miss Lavender Lace, and also Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst too! But anyway, love your sweet little inlaid violets...SO pretty!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, you do such a beautiful job watercoloring and designing! This is no exception. It's fantastic .

nancy littrell said...

We just got home last night from our 4 week camping vacation. Everywhere I look there are yellow, lavender and purple violets! I was so pleased today to see your gorgeous die cut violets as your main image:-) A real beauty Bonnie and the perfect springtime flower image. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful watercolouring with the die cut violet, and love the soft text as the background. Sooooo pretty :)

pam said...

Love your watercolour blooms Bonnie, perfect colour for these beautiful violets.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Sue said...

Beautiful watercolouring, Bonnie and lovely layout with the die cuts. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment.

Karen D. said...

so pretty Bonnie..love the look of the inlaid flowers...
xx Karen

Bobby said...

I have violets growing in unwanted places around my yard, Bonnie, and they indeed look like your darling little flowers.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful violets, Bonnie - just love how you watercolored them!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Incredible card. Very romantic! Delkatne violets and delicate background make up the perfect composition. This card is perfect for both a young girl and a mature lady. Another very beautiful card, Bonnie.
Hugs,
BożenA

Julia Aston said...

So pretty in the purples Bonnie! Julia xx