Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Joy Continues

Hello, friends.

Look what I found.

In all the hustle and bustle of the season, this card sat on my table disassembled.

As the piles of to do stuff dwindle, I'm finding all kinds of things I was going to do, 
things I need to do, and things I should have done!

This was pretty quick to put together.

I had die cut one of my favorite Penny Black dies from snippets of 
watercolor paper and used Loll's Watercolor Smoosh Technique to add color to the pieces.

For the background, I used a Watercolor Resist technique since my intention was
to add it to the CAS Watercolour gallery.  It's bad when you're late to your own party!

I heat embossed the background on mixed media paper.

When it had cooled, I brushed clean water over it and added some color 
from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set.
(The colors are listed below.)
I kept adding bits of color here and there until I was happy with it.

I'm not too late to enter it at

Those snippets of watercolor paper will get me into
where it's hopefully not too late to join in the fun!

is asking for our favorite Christmas card from 2016.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Background (Stampendous)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media, Watercolor (Strathmore)
Other:  Joyful Die (PB), White EP (SU), Gansai Tambi Watercolors (#58 Evergreen,  #54 Olive Green, #57 Turquoise 


Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

A really beautiful card .. .. I love the colours very much.

Surprising what we find when we have a good clear up. I can't even get into my craft room at the moment it is piled up with all the things I have had to move into there so the Christmas guests could stay .. .. I wonder what I will find? LOL!!

I hope you had a really lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2017!

Love Jules xx

Marianne said...

Sounds familiar. I have loads of unfinished creations, especially Christmas cards. If I manage to get them done, I will have a wonderful headstart for next year lol. Yours turned out great.
Marianne x

Diane said...

What a lovely background color and flower design Bonnie.

Hugs Diane

Karren said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie, and I'm so glad you found it and put it together. The background is amazing with so much depth.

MaryH said...

Very glad indeed that you turned up this little jewel. The background is perfect to show off this wonderfully dimensional & colored flower. Love the way the petals sort of 'curl' just like a real petal would, and it's lovely & full. Looks so pretty with the framing as you've done it. TFS &Hugs

TK said...

What a great card! I absolutely LOVE that background, and of course the entire card is just beautiful!

Susan said...

I know I too have some pieces buried on my desk that needed to be put together! I'm sure I will unearth them when I tidy my craft room!

Love your card - great colour combination and a great background!

Heidi Stamps said...


Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Bonnie. I love the color and texture.

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card, love the flower and the background. Lovely colours too.

Di said...

Super card Bonnie - amazing what we find hidden on our desks waiting to be completed :)


Di xx

Barb said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous. What beautiful colours and I love that background. Barbxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Just fabulous Bonnie - love it. x

Marcia HIll said...

Better late than never, and absolutely BEAUTIFUL Bonnie! I love the colors and that background is fabulous. Don't you just love the treasures you can find when you sort through a cluttered desk?! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful. Love the background and the embossing. I think we all have some of those to do projects that haven't gotten done.
Happy New Year my friend.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty! And good for you for using up the bits and pieces on your desk. Me, I'm thinking about burning the ones I have and pretending that they never existed.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your background is amazing! The colors so beautifully permeate each and are so beautifully matched. I also like embossed frame, as in the ancient image. A flower Penny Black is my favorite model. Beautiful card.

Mac Mable said...

Love how you kept adding colour to the so beautifully. Just love your colour combination and so glad you found this beauty to share x

Darnell said...

This is so beautiful, Bonnie! I wish I could find card bits like this lying around on my desk!! You've developed such a keen eye for adding color until it is "just right!" Wishing you all the best in the new year! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie!! Nancy and I where just talking about you and Loll and at how talented you both are! You both make such classy cards and we admire your style. Where your ears burning???? lol Yep, I ordered one of Nancy's cutting plates and have been having fun getting to know her. So thanks for telling me about her! Happy New Year! Hugs, Brenda

SARN said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Bonnie.

Happy New Year to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Loll said...

Gorgeous card, my friend. I know you were super busy leading up to the holidays. So glad you now have a bit of time and found this beautiful unfinished card just waiting to make it's debut. It's so lovely ... from the beautiful design, colours, depth and textures. It has it all. xx

Bobby said...

I'm so glad that flower finally found a home, Bonnie, because it is beautiful and deserved that wonderful watercolored background you gave it.

Sue - said...

Such a pretty card Bonnie, I love the background.

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, that die is just gorgeous! Love the way you added color to it and your background is just spectacular! That die is already on my wish list! Your layers on the petals is so beautifully done! LOVE this card!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful card, the colours are perfect with the white embossing and I love that die.

Sandy said...

Oh Bonnie - so beautiful ---- I love this!
Happy New Year!
sandy xx

Susan Joyce said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Bonnie, love all the techniques you used. I am really going to miss you on the Merry Monday DT, but I know we all have to make changes in our lives at times. Best Wishes for a Happy New Year! Hugs Sue xx

NGCARDS said...

This is such a lovely festive creation! Thanks for joining us at PBSC! xxx