Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Out to Sea

Hello, friends.

Summer is here!

Wouldn't it be nice to be sailing across the cool water
with the sun shining overhead?

I've never been on a sailboat and probably never will.

But I can dream.

And I can make a very simple card that speaks of summer on the water.

I pulled a Brusho background out, die cut this awesome piece from black,
added a little glue and a sentiment and I was done!

The Brusho crystals were sprinkled on watercolor paper and spritzed with water.

My grandson, Jack, likes to help me do this so I have lots of backgrounds.

We're doing Summer Watercolor at
CAS Watercolour


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Out to Sea die (PB),  Brusho Crystals


Christine Alexander said...

It may be quick and easy but looks so dramatic. your placement of the yell for the sun is perfect. love the card :)

JosieD said...

Card says so nicely and smoothly "ahhh, summer". The die cut from black totally makes it over that wonderful brushos background in the perfect colors.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Lovin' the cut out effect over the delicious seascape.

Mac Mable said...

Well done Jack on helping with the background stash. Striking card, love the background colours and the black against it certainly pops off the page. Keep dreaming xxxx

Loll said...

Love the colours of your summer ocean scene, Bonnie. The black die-cut really makes the other colours pop. Gorgeous design. xx

nancy littrell said...

Your Brushos background was perfect for your pretty seascape CAS design, Bonnie. TFS my friend. Hgus..

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie I love the background on this - I received my order of brushos just the other day and have had one 'play' - and used the results to make flowers. Fascinating effects as the brushos dissolve!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this Bonnie...fantastic colour and amazing die cut..
xx Karen

JoAnn said...

Love the pretty background you used for that intricate diecut. Very unique.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a gorgeous card. Your watery background is perfect for showing off this die. I'm with you, sailing sounds so peaceful and lovely but I'll probably never do it. With my luck, the wind would change and the sail would swing around and clock me in the head.

Susan said...

Aren't brushos wonderful for those quick but truly eye-catching backgrounds! Love the black die cut against it!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning background for your sea silhouette, Bonnie - just love this!!

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful card. The brushos made a stunning background and I love that sailboat die. One summer I sailed off Long Island Sound and it was the most calming thing I've ever done. Sun, water and breeze - wonderful. This brings back such great memories. I had to laugh when you said Jack loved to help with brushos and you had a lot of backgrounds! You are a fun grandma to let him play.

Bo┼╝enA said...

This card is so different from your previous cards! But he is madly beautiful! I love how you created the background, such beautiful sun! Great, great card.

Robyn Oliver said...

Goooorrgeous card Bonnie - love the colours and that silhouette die is stunning

Macarena said...

This die is great and I love the blended multicolor background. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Greta said...

The perfect background for that die, Bonnie--wonderful card! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie. I have been on a sailboat but alas my friends at the lake sold it this Spring. They're more into jet skiing now. :(