Sunday, September 7, 2014

Black Eyed Susans

I always loved the Black Eyed Susans
that grew in the meadow behind our house
when I was growing up.

This is a shameless CASE of this card by Sanketi

I used a different butterfly and sentiment but that's about it.

I used the Large Daisy Embossing folder by Darice, a NBUS,
to emboss on watercolor paper.

Then I colored with watercolor paints and my Aqua Painter.

It was really easy to follow the embossing.

Addicted to Stamps Challenge
Marie is one of the fantastic Design Team members over there
and she has been under the weather.
We all know how discouraging that can be.

Addicted to Stamps and More!

I'm going to toot my horn again as they chose my 
Butterfly Card 
as an honorable mention for last week's challenge.

Thanks again ladies.

Darnell is having another NBUS challenge 
to celebrate passing her 600 follower mark!

Wow, Darnell, way to go!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

The snippet that became a butterfly will open up the Playground gates

at Pixies Snippet Playground.

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Cuttlebug Mania
has returned from their Summer vacation with an
I use a Big Shot for my embossing.

Cuttlebug Mania

I'm so glad you could stop by today.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Papaya Collage (retired), Pursuit of Happiness (retired)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Jet Black StazOn, SU Markers (Tangerine Tango, Basic Black)
Paper:  140# Cold Press (Strathmore)
Other:  Large Daisy EF (Darice), Watercolors (Koi), Aquapainter, Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Benzi said...

It's beautiful, Bonnie. I love that you did the colored dry embossing. It really is easier that I would have thought before trying it.

Benzi said...

Oh, and congrats on the honorable mention for that gorgeous butterfly card. It is a beauty!

Aquarius said...

Such a pretty and colourful card - makes me feel sunny! Thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated and I'm also a fan of SU

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I love all the water coloring you're doing on cards. This is so pretty with the way you colored the embossed area.

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie

A beautiful card, your flowers
and butterfly are stunning. Perfect watercolouring.


Sue said...

This is really lovely Bonnie! huggles Sue xxx

Darnell said...

Congratulations on another recognition, Bonnie! So well-deserved! This card is another winner in my book. I think I say that every time, but it's how I feel! You say it's really easy to follow the embossing, but yeah, no, not for everyone! You rock the watercoloring! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved HM last week, Bonnie! It's always wonderful to see your beautiful creations in the gallery!
This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you water colored the flowers and your butterfly is so pretty...beautiful color combo, too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! I hope you'll be back again soon!

laurie said...

Your water coloring is, once again, so spot on gorgeous!

Bobby said...

I love black-eyed Susans too, Bonnie and these are lovely. I just did a card with watercolored embossing and found it easy to follow the design.

Greta said...

I've never watercolored an embossing folder--love this! You've inspired me, Bonnie!

Julie B said...

I've not tried this technique before, it looks a good one to try. You did a great job of the watercolouring and I love the little butterfly.
So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week. :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Wonderful that you have another HM, so well deserved Bonnie.

This card is beautiful love what you have done and the sentiment too.

Hettie said...

Well done.
This card is lovely. Very pretty.
It will also get you into the Butterfly Challenge with Mrs A, I believe!
I know you are still reeling at my above comment and I bet you have checked...15!

Di said...

Wow Bonnie - what a lovely card! Beautiful watercolouring and a real final splash of Summer. The nights are drawing in here and my guess is that the leaves will soon turn to Fall colours - however we do have sunshine today and also pretty high temperatures just to tease us a bit!

Hugs, Di xx

Neets B said...

There is a lovely peaceful feel to this card, Bonnie. It's beautiful, and I've never thought of watercolouring on top of embossing, great effect! Thanks for joining in at ATSM again this week, Anita x

Brenda said...

Love the card you cased Bonnie but also love your card! I so love black eyed susan's. Hugs, Brenda

stressfreestamping said...

I'm in love with your card! Your watercoloring is beautiful. I love the way it is done imperfectly. It makes it look so much better! Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful card Bonnie!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very pretty black eyed susans, Bonnie! You chose the perfect sentiment to go with them.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! So serene!

Jean said...

This is such a beautiful sunny card, with a lovely sentiment.
Jean x

MaryH said...

Best use of this Darice daisy EF with your beautiful water coloring that I've seen to date. A perfect card for the Butterfly challenge, & so VERY pretty. TFS & Hugs

Loll said...

Wow ... great way to use an embossing folder!! ... who knew??!! :) Love this watercolor ... so soft and pretty! Loll xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie I simply adore your creativity, your water colouring is amazing ! Congratulations on your honourable mention at ATSand More thoroughly deserved.


Marybeth said...

Love the watercoloring on your beautiful card!

Deepti said...

The water coloring u did is so soft and subtle :) love those flowers !!

Kimbo said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. Those flowers really pop

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for your beautiful card which I received yesterday such a beautiful piece of art . I am so lucky that I have original pieces of art from all of my favourite card designers , your photograph on your blog is amazing but in real life its even prettier a joy to behold.


stampwithsandy said...

Bonnie, this is fabulous! What a lovely watercolored work of art. I must try your technique sometime.