Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sunny Pair Two Ways and Exciting News

I had this stamp out for the inside of a sunflower card we did in class last week.

Before I put it up, I stamped it on piece of watercolor paper
and watercolored it with my Zigs and an Aqua Painter.

After coloring the flowers, I did a light wash in the background, then
randomly stamped with a script stamp and small butterfly.

Here's another that's a little more of a loose look.

I got some blooms where I didn't really want them.  That's the thing with watercolor.
You never know what to expect!  That's one thing that I love about it!

I used my MISTI to ink just the petals and moved the color around with an Aqua Painter.
Then I stamped the petals again over top of the painting.

I did the same thing with the stems and leaves.

Then I did the center.

Finally, I used the wet on wet technique to do the wash (and bloom).

is still open so I'm going to share these cards over there.

There is a new challenge starting on October 1... a "sister" challenge to CAS Mix Up.  

Click HERE to check out CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.

Come join the fun!!

See you on October 1st for the first CAS Watercolour challenge!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (Card 1)
Stamps:  Sunny Pair, Snippets, Happy Snippets (all PB), Thinking of You (HLS)
Ink:   Archival Black (Ranger), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Chocolate Chip (SU), Distress Watercolor (TH)
Other:  Zigs (Yellow, Orange, Med. Green, Mid Brown), Aqua Painter, Stately EF (Craft Concepts)

Card Recipe (Card 2)
Stamps: Sunny Pair, Enjoy (PB)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink: Distress Markers (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs
Other:  MISTI, Water Spritzer


Loll said...

Your watercolour sunflower cards are both gorgeous Bonnie. Love the dramatic contrast of colours with your first card, and the soft flowering colours of the second. Same image, both watercoloured, but so totally different --- very creative!

Excited to start a new adventure with you. CAS Watercolour Card Challenge is going to be a LOT OF FUN! xx

Linda said...

Congratulations on the new challenge ..... sounds like fun!!
Gorgeous cards too ..... love how you've used the same image but got two very different results xx

Sue - said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Bonnie! I do love sunflowers! Sounds like a new fun challenge too.

jimlynn said...

Two beauties. LOVE the coloring with the Zigs! Both are gorgeous.
Sounds like a great new challenge coming up too.

Pat said...

Two gorgeous sunflower cards Bonnie. The black background on the first really pushes the sunflowers forward, and the second with the looser approach looks really pretty on that stitched rectangle. I am looking forward to your new challenge. x

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are quite different but both very stunning! And I'm so excited about the new challenge!

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Bonnie - love the second one with the stamping redone over the loose water colouring.

Stampingcountry said...

Wow, your sunflowers are gorgeous! I especially like the first one.

Donna said...

Beautiful card. Looking forward to your new challenge. X

Susan said...

Great examples to show the difference between the loose watercolouring and the stamped outline with watercolouring. Both are fabulous, though I especially love the first one with the strong contrast between the colours and the black outline and cardbase, and the faint background text.

nancy littrell said...

Both your watercolored sunflower cards are gorgeous Bonnie. Your 1st card is decorating our dining room table...thank you again my friend for your very special birthday card :-)

I'm so excited to see you and Loll starting your new CAS Watercolour Card Challenge :-) You already have so many stampers wanting to play :-) Congratulations!

Hugs, Nancy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just love sunflowers and I guess this is the proper time of year for them. Your water coloring is totally spiffy as always.

TK said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie! Both are incredible, but I really love the vibrancy of the second!

JosieD said...

2 great looking cards -- fun to see differences with same stamp. Like the random script b'grd on the first one alot.

JosieD said...

Meant to mention that I am looking forward to the new CAS Watercolour Challenge a lot. Love the look of watercolour but struggle with getting the hang of it ... now a chance to learn better...yippee!

Barb said...

I love sunflowers and your two cards look stunning Bonnie. I can't choose a favourite. I love the pastel effect of the second and the bright and vibrant colouring on the first look amazing. Barbxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous watercolors, Bonnie! Especially love the second one but both are works of art!!

Allisa said...

Stunning card!

Greta said...

So glad you joined us at PBSC with your beautiful work, Bonnie! I especially love the first one with the text!

Bobby said...

The sunflowers are beautiful, Bonnie, but I'm really liking the background on the first card. I need to pay more attention to these details on my watercolored cards.

Sue from Oregon said...

Both such different looks...oh my, can't decide which one I LOVE best! ♥ Sue Kment