Sunday, February 28, 2016

Watercolor Fun and Butterfly Kisses

This is a piece I did during the Watercolor for Cardmakers - Intermediate class
that I took a while back.

I still haven't done all the homework.

It's a good thing I can go back and do it at my own pace.

Anyway, this was an exercise in Watercolor Wash.

After it was dry, I stamped and embossed this flower then added
Memory Box butterflies.

I can add this to the beautiful gallery at
Outside the Box: Challenge #9
I've got lots of pink on this card!

I can also take it to

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
for the song Butterfly Kisses.
I'm not sure which came first, the song or the card?


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Only a few more days until the start of 
CAS Mix Up

This is a sample of a CAS Mixed Media card using
watercolor, stamping, heat embossing, die cutting and a few sequins for added texture.
Loll (Stamping with Loll) and I hope you'll join us there on March 1st.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness
Ink:  Whisper White
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Vellum (SU)
Other:  Watercolors (W&N French Ultramarine, Aureolin, Alizarin Crimson), Isabella Butterfly, Pippi Butterfly (MB), White EP (SU), Sequins (PPP)


Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. I love the background. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful Bonnie, soft and gentle! Great design, great background! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card... Love the background...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Barb said...

A beautiful watercolour wash Bonnie. This is a lovely card. Barbxx

Daffodil Cards said...

SO beautiful, love the white embossing.

Loll said...

Gorgeous wash Bonnie. And love it paired with the white embossing and white die-cut. The background colours make me think of sherbert. :) xx

TK said...

What a beauty! LOVE that watercolor!!!

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Bonnie - love the wash and the white over it.

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Bonnie I love how you have done this. Its a very pretty card.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, I love the background and the butterfly is beautiful. you chose a lovely song too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

JosieD said...

Love the watercolor wash and colors with the pink set off with the white. Soft and soothing yet very eye catching. You are the "watercolor queen" in my eyes!

Maria A. said...

Oh Bonnie, I adore this gorgeous card, that water color wash is just lovely with the beautiful embossed flower and your butterfly fluttering by. I have not quite achieve the skill to do washes like this, I'm always to nervous to mess it up, I think you need to know what colors go together well to do this the right way. You obviously have this skill under your belt already!!
Can I ask you how did you get your water color panel not to warp? did you press it down while drying? It looks beautifully flat.
Thank you for sharing, you definitely will get an A+ on this card.

Sandy said...

You handled those washes very well and it made for a gorgeous background too! Why buy Designer Paper when you can create something like this!!!
Sandy xx

OH Babs said...

Nice array of techniques Bonnie - Pretty in Pink.

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful, calm and the most delightful card. Loving the colours and the white embossing x

Brenda said...

This is so beautiful Bonnie! I love your watercolored background. The flower and butterfly are just gorgeous. Such a soft and feminine card. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

That wash is perfect, Bonnie. It pays to have good paper and paints. I love that flower embossed at the bottom to give it an airy look. Looking forward to the new challenge.

MaryH said...

Excellent work with the ombre look of this wash. Love the delicate butterfly, but also like the additional white stamping with the pretty flower. It's beautiful. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That water color wash background is really nifty. Nice soft card!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous background, Bonnie! LOVE it! Thanks for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
Gayatri xx

Nance said...

Love the soft pastel colors and background card base. Makes for a very elegant card! Very nice!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I like the soft colors!