Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Winged Beauty Make Your Heart Sing

Today is DD3's birthday and this is the card I made for her.

First I did a soft watercolor wash on a snippet and let it dry.

Then I inked this sweet bird with Stampin' Up! Markers, spritzed (just a little),
and stamped over the wash.

A little blending with a damp Aqua Painter finished the design.

It's mounted on a piece embossed with a Lil' Inker die and mounted
with dimensional tape.

I hope she likes it.

I'm playing in these challenges
Oops! I forgot to add


I used 2 snippets of watercolor paper

I used watercolor paper

There's still a couple of days before the close of

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Winged Beauty, Eloquence (both Penny Black)
Ink: Soft Suede, SU Markers (Soft Suede Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Blushing Bride, So Saffron)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Other: Re-inkers (Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue both retired SU), Aqua Painter


Loll said...

This is really beautiful Bonnie ... I'm sure your daughter will love it. The watercolouring is so soft and pretty. xx

Brenda in IN said...

This looks so authentic like you painted it from scratch. I know your daughter will cherish this card. Happy Birthday to her.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous Bonnie...

Liz said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. A lovely image and a great sentiment. xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! Amazing watercolouring! Just love it.

LeAnne said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is stunningly beautiful!

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is so beautiful - I am sure it will be appreciated!

Karen Letchworth said...

I absolutely LOVE this beautiful card. I would like to warmly invite you to share your amazing art with us at Word Art Wednesday, We'd enjoy having you play along, if you can, and have you share your talents with us. It would be a huge blessing to me and I really hope you will join us. We offer awesome prizes each week in our Anything Goes challenges. You can find us here:
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Karen Letchworth, Blog Owner
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Di said...

Oh Bonnie, this is so lovely - it really does look hand painted and will be adored I'm sure.


Di xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE it Bonnie! It looks just like you painted it by hand! Great talent my friend! Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful watercoloring, and love the sentiment!

Susan said...

Lovely soft watercolouring in such summery colours. Your daughter will love it.

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!!! I do appreciate you telling us how you achieved this. I do have some of those of the Lil' Inker die as I love what you do with them but not real clear how to use them.
Beautiful work Bonnie!!

Faith A said...


Deepti said...

Oh my such a beauty! I am speechless :)

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! I love the softly colored scene, looks like a perfect summer's evening. I can hear the bird singing now! I love, love that sentiment too and I'm sure DD3 will love this card too. Hugs, Brenda

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Amazing watercolouring Bonnie.
Fantastic framing and so elegant.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More
(Could I just ask you to add a link back to Less is More please - I can't seem to see it but could be having a 'blonde' moment!) Thanks. x

Maria A. said...

Gorgeous water coloring of this sweet little bird, your card is so elegant, simply lovely.
I'm going to give your technique a try, thank you for sharing how you made it.
Maria Rodriguez.

Ellibelle said...

Simply beautiful, Bonnie! Love the water coloring!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful Bonnie xx

Shirley said...

Such a pretty card and it has such lovely delicate summery look to it. The sentiment works perfectly with your lovely fresh and clean looking card.
Thank you for sharing your work with us at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again next month.
Good luck in our prize draw.


Neets B said...

I love the inky treatment you've given to that snippet, absolutely gorgeous Bonnie. It's amazing how many cards we can make out of bits we've through in a box!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Greta said...

Very artistic & beautiful, Bonnie!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely elegant card. The image is so very pretty with the soft watercolor effect. Thank you for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Bobby said...

Beautiful watercolor image, Bonnie, and I love the layered panels.