Friday, December 2, 2016

Warm Wishes for CAS Watercolour

Time for a new CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

This month's challenge is

I stamped this beautiful Penny Black Poinsettia with Whisper White craft ink and heat embossed it.

I colored the flower with re-inkers and my Aqua Painter.
The embossed resist helps to stay in the lines.

It gives a nice contrast too.

The background was my first try with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.
I've had the set for months and it seems like I'm always in too much of a hurry and 
go with what I know.  I finally made a sample sheet so I could see what the colors 
look like with water and had a play with them.  They are very creamy and I need lots
more practice with them.

I added a little of the Gansai Deep Pink to the base of the petals.
A very subtle contrast.

I hope you'll find time in this busy month to relax
with some watercolor resist and share it with us at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Warm Wishes, Season't Gifts (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White, Night of Navy (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Solar White (Neena 110 lb.)
Other:  White EP (SU), SU Re-inkers (Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink), Gansai Tambi Watercolors (#34 Dk. Pink, #67 Deep Blue), Stitched Mat Rectangles (LI), Fun Foam


Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is so beautiful Bonnie! I love that poinsettia and pretty blue background.

nancy littrell said...

TFS your beautiful Heat Embossed and Watercolored poinsettia, Bonnie. The white edges of your flower really help your flower pop along with your blue watercolor wash. Isn't it fun to be inspired to use a new product! Hugs, Nancy

Nstiz said...

You did a wonderful job watercoloring this, Bonnie and love the soft blue wash in your background! Love the beautiful script on your sentiment!

Susan said...

Beautiful! The poinsettia looks lovely in the shades of pink. Great job on the background with your first use of your Gansai Tambi paints - I agree, they take some getting used to, but now that I am, I love them. I used them on my CAS Watercolour card too. I need more practice getting a nice wash background with them, but they are fast becoming my go-to watercolour paints.

Mrs A. said...

I love your blue background against the pretty pink poinsettia. Hugs Mrs a.

Mac Mable said...

Loving your beautiful background and your first attempt with the water are a natural Bonnie X the background colour is so beautiful against the poinsettia X thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card x

Loll said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the watercolour resist with white heat embossing. The watercolours look so amazing against the white. Glad you had time to play with your Gansai watercolours. I have heard so much about these, but have not tried them. Another thing to add to my wish list. :)

Love the beautiful poinsettia and your watercoloured background creates the illusion that the flower is in the forefront. Great job. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a beautiful card, love your water colouring and the colours.

Betty said...

gorgeous poinsettia, Bonnie - so pretty with the blue in the background.

MaryH said...

AWE-some! Love the embossing with the pink petals and the soft blues of the background wash. I've only used the Gansai w/c once...your effort looks mighty fine to my eyes. Love that image too! TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Just browsed your blog, Bonnie--overwhelming amount of inspiration! Love the PB poinsettia--beautiful card & lovely sentiment!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely brilliant Bonnie!

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, this is so soft and serene and beautiful looking. Will surely please the lucky recipient. The white embossing and blue background set it off so perfectly.

Sandy said...

Now how many times do you tell someone how gorgeous their art work is and your work is indeed art. I don't need any art stuff right now Bonnie but I sure appreciate you keeping me informed.
Sandy xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous poinsettia, Bonnie - just love the blue shading around it!!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, the Poinsettia is so pretty, love all the shading on the leaves ;)

BożenA said...

Hi Bonnie, I love the way this przedstawiłaś kwiet. As if frost crept into this beautiful poinsettia. It looks really beautiful!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie, I know I always say that, but I always mean it! Love that poinsettia and I love how you watercolored it. The extra color from the Gansai Tambi Watercolors really adds a lot of depth. I love your background too, and I don't think you need any practice!!! Wish my tries would look this good the first time around. lol We both know they don't!! Love it!!! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. It looks like you can do a wonderful watercolor with any media.

TK said...

I love this, Bonnie! So peaceful with the white outline; and your coloring is awesome!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So beautiful and delicate! This has the feel of a real poinsettia, you know how their leaves are thin and delicate. I just adore your watercoloring.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! Embossing the image and filling in with watercolours is on my list to try next year. I love the look of this card!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous Poinsettia Bonnie and I love the watercolour finish and the lovely blue looks great surrounding it. x

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful :) so happy to be the Guest designer with all of you awesome ladies

Donna said...

Beautiful, Bonnie.
I've only played with my set once.
Plan to change that this coming year.
Take care. X