Sunday, September 18, 2016

Spray, Splatter and Drip

Last month we used sprays for CAS Mix Up.

By the end of the month, I was pretty comfortable using sprays.

So when I saw that Virginia's View Challenge for September
was Spray, Mist or Splatter, I was ready to jump in!

I was in a hurry so I just held a piece of watercolor paper in the wastebasket
and sprayed with some re-inkers and water in mist bottles.
I used Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

Darnell got us all on the NBUS wagon recently and this 
Penny Black stamp was sitting front and center in my NBUS box.
So I stamped it on the dried (be sure you let it dry first, ask me how I know),
sprayed watercolor paper.

Then I had the bright idea of coloring in the leaves and flowers with my Gold Uniball Gel Pen.

And I hated it!

So, I went in my box that's full of backgrounds and found a snippet done
with Brushos and stamped the flowers on that.
Mind you, it was a snippet and it took some creative stamping to get all the flowers on 
that little piece!

So I fussy cut the flowers out and paper pieced them over the undesirable gold flowers.

It really brightened it up.

Before it looked like a sympathy card and the sentiment just didn't fit!

Finally, I dripped some of that Pico Embellisher around.
I totally could have ruined the whole thing with that.

Whew, I'm glad it didn't have to go back to the trash can after all that!

So, along with Virginia's challenge, I'm taking my flower garden to



and with those snippet flowers, I have to go to

I think that's enough for now.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Softly, Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper:   Basic Black (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Sprays (made with re-inker and water), Stampin' Spritzers (SU), Gold Uniball Gel Pen, Tuxedo Black Irresistible Pico Embellisher, Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI)


Virginia L. said...

Love how you experimented and played with sprays and mist, Bonnie! I love the mix of colors and is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the Facebook page feature over Virginia's View Challenge!

Linda said...

I love this Bonnie. The colors are so pretty. Perseverance paid off.

Barb said...

Oh this is pretty Bonnie. What gorgeous colours. Barbxx

Colleen said...

Wow Bonnie this is amazing!! I loved your story...something I live through myself when creating! Your card turned out beautiful though!!

Loll said...

Sounds like it gave you some trouble, but in the end, you have the most gorgeous card! Love the sprays and love the colours. Everything really pops with that black frame too. Such an amazing design, my friend. :) xx

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Bonnie! I love how bright it is and the colors...just perfect! And I never would have known from the picture that the flowers were paper pieced, but what a perfect save! It's always good to hear that I'm not the only one who crafts like that too...some of the greatest ideas in our heads just don't translate onto paper well, do they?! Oh well, we have fun trying!! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your delicate flowers and the sprayed background, Bonnie!!

TK said...

Boo-boos or not, your idea evolved into a perfect card! Love the colors, the floral images, and ... well, just love it!

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie it was worth all the 're-starts' to achieve this fabulous card. Love it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm glad it didn't have to go into the trash bin too, I love everything about it, so colourful and cheery.

Di said...

Super card Bonnie and what a save there! The paper piecing came to the rescue for sure! Wonderful result after all the angst.

I'm so behind here and fully intend emailing my thanks, but in case you're wondering - your fabulous birthday card arrived well in time. I kept it until the big day and was so thrilled to see you'd sent the card I'd admired so much on your blog! :) Thank you Bonnie!


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Love how you've arched the flower stamp. Great rescue with this ever so pretty card and gorgeous paper piecing x

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty. Love the pretty paper-pieced flowers and the great background you sprayed. Glad you were able to save this little pretty.

Nstiz said...

Your crisp image looks fantatstic agains the beautiful, sprayedd background! What happy colors you chose! Love the beautiful font of that sentiment too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is really sharp! I love the colors with that black. This is just the best ever!

Susan said...

Good for you, doing all that fussy cutting of those little flowers to save your card! It was definitely worth saving as the background is beautiful.

Sue - said...

Oh that is really pretty Bonnie. Glad you managed to salvage it!

Greta said...

Gotta say--I'm scared to death every time I use Pico Embellisher on a card! This is absolutely beautiful, Bonnie! So glad you were able to save the card & that you joined us at PBSC!

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Bonnie ... Love the flowers and the background...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC...
Hugs Sylvie xx

brenda said...

Super stamping and inking and gorgeous card for our Add a Sentiment theme, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Bonnie, what a gorgeous splash of colour. I love this wonderful card.

Sue xx

Linby said...

Sounds like you had fun creating this fab card. I just love the look of it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Cathy said...

Great save Bonnie, this card looks amazing! Cathy x

Sue from Oregon said...

Whew really pulled off this gorgeous card after all that! Your pieced flowers really did brng it all together! Sometimes our worst mistakes bring our best creations! This is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

♥ Sue Kment

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card with warm colours Bonnie!

Love and hugs

Sarn said...

What a pretty card and a brilliant save too! Well worthy of Miss Di picking you out in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bo┼╝enA said...

I love this delicate card. Cut flowers are so attractive at this wonderful background.

Kim S said...

I have never been able to deal with spritzing - I can't let go of the control!! But that's the beauty of it, so I probably should have challenged myself to spritz! Sounds like this card was a bit of a struggle - but I will tell you it was worth every minute - it's gorgeous!