Thursday, February 5, 2015


I've been wanting to try Kylie's watercolor technique
and finally took the plunge.

I used a small almost square acrylic block and inked it with 
Pool Party right from the inkpad, spritzed with water and
pressed onto some watercolor paper.

I spritzed the paper some more and dried.

Did the same thing with Crumb Cake ink.

Stamped and die cut some feathers to "hang" over the colored block.
Two of the feathers were stamped with Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White Scraps.
The 3rd feather was stamped with Whisper White ink and heat embossed.

I used the February sketch from Happy Little Stampers
Why not give this a try?

I'll confess this was my second try. The first was trashed!
I was really glad I tried again.

Also at Happy Little Stampers is Loll's CAS Challenge

I hope that embossed feather will be enough to get me in.

And the snippets I used for the feathers will get me into

I got the idea to use the 4 blocks from this card by Jean Manis.
She's the Featured Stamper this week over at Splitcoaststampers.

Some of the Papercrafters came over this morning to make Valentines.
Here is what we did.

Some more are coming tomorrow to do the same.

What fun!

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Four Feathers, Four You
Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper: Pool Party, Watercolor (Arches), Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other:  Feathers Framelits Dies, Water Spritzer, White EP, Linen Thread

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Benzi said...

That's a wonderful technique, Bonnie, and the colors are great.
Love the valentines and that big heart reminds me to use mine.

Loll said...

First of all ... great job on the Acrylic Block Watercolouring technique ... makes am amazing background to how off you beautiful "bouquet" of feathers! :) Love this colour combo too... pool party and crumb cake --- a winning combination! Your valentine's cards are all so beautiful and elegant. I bet you had a lot of fun making these with your friends. Thanks for playing along at HLS! :) Loll xx

Pat said...

I love the four squares you have created with the acrylic block technique Bonnie and the feathers tied with the twine look really great as the focal point. Love the colours too. x

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is so pretty! I love the feathers and they look so cool against that background. Great technique that I'm just going to have to try too. Love your card.

Bobby said...

This is stunning, Bonnie. Way to jump into the block watercoloring. The colors go well together. I envy you having friends to stamp with. Looks like it was a productive day.

Brenda said...

I'm glad you tried again too Bonnie because this card is fabulous! I think you did a great job with the water coloring, love the feathers-which are so in right now! And I love your color combo! Your Valentines you ladies made are fabulous as well! I think you guys had some great fun! Hugs, Brenda

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is stunning! First off, the color combo is wonderful, but your watercolor technique is PERFECT! Love this card!

Kylie said...

WOW! You have rocked this technique, Bonnie! I LOVE this card. Your watercoloured acrylic blocks are sensational and the feathers are just amazing. Great job! Thanks also for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Greta said...

Love the background & your beautiful feathers, Bonnie! Looks like you made fabulous Valentines!

maria f. said...

Oh those colors! So relaxing. Beautiful result, Bonnie.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and the inkiness :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. Love the way you inked the background.

Susan said...

Your background came out beautifully - love those two colours together. And I'm sure your embossed feather will count for the Embossing challenge! Thanks for the link to Kylie's video.

Sarn said...

LOVE this feathery card with the watercolour background. Nice job!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is SUPER, Bonnie!! I'm so glad you tried the technique (maybe now I too will have to give it a go) because the result is terrific. :)

Big hugs, and have a wonderful weekend, my friend. :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous Bonnie! As always, you amaze me! Hazel x

Darnell said...

Thanks for sharing the group cards, Bonnie, they are all so pretty!! Your feather card is phenomenal!! I love doing that easy watercolor spritzing, but I've never quite gotten it to look as could as this!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant card Bonnie, love the watercolour background, the colours you used are just fab - and the feathers perfection! Did you guess I love it?


Di xx

laurie said...

This looks fun, I will have to give it a try! Gorgeous the colors and the feathers are just perfect.

Your group projects look fun,too. Have a great weekend Bonnie!

gail said...

Bonnie your card is gorgeous. I enjoyed playing with the ink and think I am going to have another go. I love the colours you have used. Gail xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO pretty, love the colour combo and of course your water colouring

Susan said...

I love the feathers and the inking! I have some feather dies...but no feather stamps, so I often wonder what on earth to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like this card. It has a nice Southwestern Santa Fe feel to it. That's a nifty technique and if this is your first time using it you've already mastered it!

Chris said...

Just spotted your card featured on Snippets Playground! It's fabulous!!! Love that watercolour background!

Jen Mitchell said...

Gorgeous! I love the splashes of color behind the feathers!

Kathleen said...

Just had to say that I love this card, so elegant, gorgeous colours.

Kath x

MaryH said... I wanna see your 1st try! THis is just splendid. Had a glimpse at the snippets Playground and well deserved highlight there, I might add. It's simply very classy with these lovely feathers, and you have done a wonderful job with that technique. Saw the video, haven't tried yet. Good for you on following through in such an amazing effort. TFS

Deepti said...

Incredibly amazing ! Love it

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Bonnie on being one of Kylie's favorites for her sketch challenge. Love your watercolored acrylic blocks background for your hanging feathers. Hugs, Nancy

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Congrats on your shout-out at HLS!

Cynthia said...

Love this. The feathers are is the background!!