Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sunflowers Framed Twice

I love this sunflower in it's own frame and think it's perfect for this time of year!

I've had fun watercoloring!

Both were done by stamping with VersaMark and heat embossing with white EP.

I put some drops of re-inker in my palette and used an Aqua Painter to pick up the color
and paint the flowers.

I messed up the border on the first one so I cut it down a bit more.

There's still some time to join us at

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

I'm also going to enter again in
The Flower Challenge
of course with flowers.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (Card 1)
Stamps:  Botanical Blocks (PTI), Tin of Cards (SU)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Aqua Painter (SU), Re-Inkers (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride), White EP (SU), Stitched Mat Rectangles (LI)

Card Recipe (Card 2)
Stamps: Botanical Blocks (PTI), Take Care (retired SU)
Ink:  VersaMark, Distress Marker & ink (Gathered Twigs)
Paper:  Naturals Ivory (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Aqua Painter (SU), Re-inkers (see above), White EP (SU)


Loll said...

This is an amazing image Bonnie. And your colouring is perfect. LOVE both cards. It's surprising how different they look even tough it's just the framing that's different. xx

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards Bonnie. Barbxx

Carole said...

These are two lovely cards Bonnie......but the first is mt absolute the orange and the black frame really makes your sunflower pop! Brilliant!

AJ Bodine said...

So, so beautiful..I love that set by PTI and you've made such a gorgeous card with it, I think it's going in my cart. :)

Linda said...

Beautiful sunflowers, Bonnie. Nicely watercolored.

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty and sunny! Love white embossing with watercoloring!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh stunning Bonnie - love them both

Doris said...

These sunflowers are gorgeous, Bonnie. You've inspired me to try some watercoloring again!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the sunflower and your coloring is perfect. Love it framed on the yellow. You are right, it is perfect for this time of year or anytime. :)

Bobby said...

Two different looks with the same flower and both lovely, Bonnie.

Susan said...

Love both versions!! Amazing the difference just the change in framing and card base colour make! You have made the most wonderful sunflower cards over the last few months.

Nstiz said...

I love both versions, Bonnie. Your watercoloring is so beautifully done! That image is fabulous and love how you embossed in white. I'd love to be able to paint like this!

TK said...

Both are beautiful, Bonnie! Love that they're framed differently...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Both cards are fabulous but that top card should be framed and admired daily!

Darnell said...

Hello, my little friend! Your skills just get better and better! These are both dynamic and beautifully colored!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Dunbrook said...

great cards the way you colored the sunflowers.
THanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge.

Pat said...

This white embossed sunflower image is so pretty Bonnie and I think that bright yellow stitched rectangle with the black mat suits it really well and makes a bold look, whilst the much more neutral background to the other card makes the sunflower totally stand out. Both gorgeous! x

Marcia said...

Gorgeous!! Love sunflowers and what you created with this stamp is stunning!!

Karen L K said...

Wow love those flowers and the way that you colored them!!