Wednesday, April 30, 2014


It's another rainy day here.

But the shine is shining on these tulips!

I stamped the flowers from the Blessed Easter set.

(I had separated the sentiment from the flowers for easier stamping.
I like getting two for one with a single stamp!)

I inked the stamps with markers and used an Aqua Painter to blend the colors.

If I need more color, I either use a drop of re-inker on a plastic lid or swipe a marker on the lid and pick up the color with an almost dry brush.

As usual, I went way outside the lines on one.

So I fussy cut it out, shaped it a bit with my bone folder and
 popped it over another stamped image.

From soft buttery yellow to electric neon – this week Anna-Karin challenges you to be inspired by yellow!

Simon Says Wednesday

both of these challenges offer the winner a Gift Voucher
to Simon Says Stamp and wonderful inspiration from
the Design Teams.

Pixie's Snippet Playground
asks that we use snippets on our cards.
Di has a fantastic die for the winner this week.

I hope that if you're in the areas where of severe weather, that you can stay safe.

Thanks for the visit.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blessed Easter, Petite Pairs
Ink:  SU Markers (Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz)
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, DSP snippet
Other:  Aqua Painter, Paper Snips


Teresa Kline said...

hi Bonnie! this is a precious card, tulips are my favorite flower, this is gorgeous! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Benzi said...

Ah, favorite flower, Bonnie. You've made a beautiful card with it.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Your colouring of the tulips is perfect.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Bonnie. Yellow, mellow or otherwise, is, as a rule, not my favourite colour but this is the exception to the rule. The tulips are gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

Cathy said...

This is so bright and cheery in yellow Bonnie, beautiful card, Cathy x

Hettie said...

Oooo Bonnie. What a gorgeous card. Love the yellow you have used.

Sue said...

This is fab Bonnie gorgeous and bright! huggles Sue xxx

jimlynn said...

Love the coloring with the markers and aqua brush! So pretty and one of my favorite flowers too. Love all the yellow.

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful bonnie. Love tulips, daffodils, hyacinth. These are nice and bright.

Loll said...

Hi Bonnie. Love the bright, sunny and cheerful yellow ... and I LOVE polka-dots! Your tulips are so pretty! Loll xx

scrappymo! said...

Looks beautiful. You made a great save and the card is spot on. So perfect at this time of year. My tulips are just blooming now!

laurie said...

Such a cheerful card, I love tulips!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful sunny tulips, perfect for Spring

Sarn said...

What a lovely Spring birthday card Bonnie. FAB!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandy said...

Good morning Bonnie - I am still watching and still loving!
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Yellow (especially gingham or polka dots) always makes me feel so happy - such a great cheerful colour. And I love your tulips - you coloured them perfectly!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful tulips Bonnie, the warm yellow colours are gorgeous, it's a very pretty card.

Warm hugs

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this card is so beautiful and so springy!! I love how you did your tulips and I don't blame you for cutting the sentiment off the image, I like getting a 2 for one too. lol We have gotten a ton of rain too, so much flooding but just on the roads. I hope your rain stops soon! Hugs

Jean said...

I love these beautiful yellow tulips, so bright and cheerful.
Jean x

Bobby said...

I love the watercolor look of your tulips. I hope you fared well through the awful storms that went your way.

Cynthia said...

You got rain?? We were promised 3-5 INCHES and all we got was a measly .18 inch. Oh yeah, and a bunch of muddy pollen!! LOL!!!

But your card makes me feel all warm and sunny! Love LOVE the buttery yellow goodness! And your flowers are so beautiful!!

Michelle said...

So pretty! You did a lovely job creating this card, Bonnie. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, this is such a beautiful splash of Spring! Love those tulips - and why ever have I never thought to separate sentiments from images, duh :( Another clever tip from you!

Hugs, Di xx

Joni Andaya said...

What a Gorgeous yellow tulips Bonnie! So pretty adding the watercolor effects :)

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

Beautiful tulips and a beautiful card.

Let's hope the rain stays away for a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Have fun.

Love Jules xx

MaryH said...

Your Yellow is very Mellow, and indeed, a bright spot of sunshine. Loving this watercolor kick you've got going, and these tulips are simply beautiful. Love it! TFS & hope the weather has been lovely for the wkend. SC has had some beautiful sunshine & cool mornings for several days. Headed to NC tomorrow, for a family reunion, so I hope NC will behave! Hugs & TFS

Aileen said...

Love your pretty flowers. Beautifully coloured. x

Greta said...

Really beautiful--love those tulips!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Bonnie your mellow yellow tulips are beautiful ! The white make them pop. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Deepti said...

This is beautiful!! The yellow flower with the yellow panel, wow :)

Darnell said...

A sunny and beautiful tulip card, Bonnie! Congratulations on the well-deserved showcase over at the Playground!! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! So bright and cheery!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful ! Love that yellow!

Shirley said...

Lovely, Bonnie! Your beautifully painted and fussy cut flowers are beautiful and your colors are gorgeous!!