Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Gentle Whisper Orchid for Jean

Wow! We were so happy to see all your gorgeous entries in last month's
CAS Watercolour Challenge!

We were overwhelmed with how many of you wished to join our DT Team!
I wish we could have picked all of you, but we couldn't.

We hope the team we have built will inspire you, and
we hope you will continue to join our challenge and
add your inspiration to the gallery.

Our November Challenge is

I know this is on the edge of being CAS (Clean and Simple), but I've had this
beautiful stamp for ages and really wanted to use it for my DSIL's birthday.
And since the image is quite large, the card is a bit larger than usual (4 1/2" x 6").

She likes red.  So I placed the stamp in my MISTI
and inked the flower with Festive Berries Distress Stain and stamped.
I moved the color around with my Aqua Painter, then repeated the process 
using Barn Door Distress Stain.

Then I used a Fired Brick Distress Marker to ink the outside of the flowers
and between the petals.  I did this several times until I was happy with the image.

I inked the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and the stems with 
the matching marker.  After moving the color around with my Aqua Painter,
I used a Forest Moss Distress Marker on the outside edges of the leaves
and stamped.

When it was dry, I added a light wash of Antique Linen and
stamped the script randomly with the same ink.

I hope Jean will enjoy her card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Now it's your turn to add some text to your CAS Watercolour card and share it in our gallery.

Our Design Team is all in place now so do check out their beautiful inspiration pieces.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Gentle Whisper, Love Chapter (PB)
Ink:   Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Distress Markers (Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss), Antique Linen Distress Paint
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Watercolor (TH), Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  MISTI, Aqua Painter, Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Gold Beads


Pat said...

I think this card is perfectly CAS as it is a stamp that needs nothing else other than your pretty watercolouring Bonnie. The background is beautifully soft which complements the orchid but doesn't compete with it. A wonderful card. x

Mrs A. said...

What a beautiful card to inspire us with. Hugs Mrs A.

nancy littrell said...

Jean is going to love her card made with so much love. Your technique takes time with all the repeat stamping, but so worth the effort. I love how your wash and text stamping give your beautiful flower so much dimension.

TFS Bonnie and thank you again for the honor of being on your new awesome CAS watercolour Card challenge team. We are all going to have so much playing together :-) Hugs, Nancy

Carole said...

A real labour of love...beautiful card!

Loll said...

Such a beautiful and special card you've made for Jean's birthday. She is going to LOVE it!!

I colours are gorgeous ... the red really pops off the soft colours of the background with the script. Beautiful watercolouring technique that is done to perfection. This really needs to be framed and hung on a wall! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
what a gorgeous water coloured flower and super card.
The colours are so very lovely and vibrant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Viv said...

Just lovely. I have this stamp - never used as I just sit staring at it wondering what to do with it! Will try this watercolour technique Bonnie.. and see what kind of a mess I make!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie and it inspired my second sample for this month's challenge! You are always an inspiration to me and I am honored to be on this tean with you and Loll and the other fabulous CAS designers!

Nstiz said...

WOW Bonnie! I had such a hard time with that image but you nailed it! It's so beautifully painted! Love the tiny gold beads you added!

kiwimeskreations said...

Ohhhh Bonnie this is wonderful - love your colour usage and the gorgeous misty effect with the way the water has moved the colour.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful the reds.
I am thrilled to be a part of this fab team!!

JosieD said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for details of technique you used...good to know. Couldn't get a card to look as beautiful as one of yours but at least can give the technique a whirl.

Susan said...

Beautiful flower and wonderful background with the text blending into the background colour! I am so thrilled to be on the CAS Watercolour team with you - I love working with you and Loll!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely bold red orchid. Love that background with the watery text blending right in. Just lovely!

Marisa said...

GORGEOUS card, Bonnie!!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This is one stunning card Bonnie! I am in love with the flower and the colors you used on it, it is just gorgeous. Love the script background and the color wash. I'm sure your DSIL's jaw will just drop when she get this stunning card! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Amazing rich deep colors on the petals, and your water coloring is always amazing. The script background stamping adds a lot of subtle texture and so much depth, and I like the slight white outline around the image. Your DSIL will fall in love with this one! TFS & Hugs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Bonnie - Just love what you did with this yummy orchid stamp (one of my faves)! The bold reds look amazing with the antique linen script background!!

Bobby said...

Red is my favorite color so this beautiful card really calls to me, Bonnie.

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful card Bonnie!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, the soft watercolour text looks amazing against the bright colours of the flower.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So beautiful xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOWZA Bonnie sweet friend! This is just stunning! I will link my card (I hadn't even had time to look at challenges, so thank you for the heads up, that it would suit). Have a great week my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Julia Aston said...

Your bold bloom looks beautiful against your text watercolored background Bonnie! Julia xx