Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Salt in Pink

Here's the piece after watercolor and Sea Salt were added and it was left to dry.

I used the left side for this card.

You can read how I did the right side of this piece here.

Jack was helping me do "science experiments" with the salt.

He didn't like his pieces but he agreed to let me keep them and use them.

His mom's birthday was coming up and she asked for a card using some of Jack's work.

You can't see the shimmer on the flower, but Jack was fascinated with the 
silver and white paints and I die cut the flower from a piece of that.
I fit the cut out pieces back in for an inlaid flower.

Challenge is open until the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (Card 1)
Paper:  Watercolor (Canson Cold Press), Neena, Basic Black (SU), Vellum
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolor (#34 Dk. Pink), Chrysanthemum Corner (MB), Leavenworth & Cascadia Butterflies (MB)

Card Recipe (Card 2) 
Stamps: Bouquet of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:  Versa Fine Onyx Black
Paper:  Watercolor (Canson Cold Press), Neena
Other: Gansai Tambi (#34 Dk Pink, #95 Silver, #10 White), Bright Blossoms Die (SSS), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Sequins (PPP)


Marcia HIll said...

Both of these are so pretty Bonnie and you can tell Jack I think he does FABULOUS work!! I am so in love with the pink and salt crystals together...you just can't go wrong!! :0)

alexandra s.m. said...

It looks beautiful Bonnie!

Mac Mable said...

The salt technique works so well with certain colours and pink is one of them. Such pretty cards and both CAS perfection. Well done Jack ...great card for your Mom xxx

nancy littrell said...

Both your watercoloured and salted background for your CAS designed cards are so beautiful, Bonnie. I have LOVED all your gorgeous salt background techniques my friend. TFS Hugs...

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties in pink, Bonnie! Bet you had fun with Jack helping on the salt!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You're getting some truly magnificent background pieces with the salt Bonnie! I have loved them all! What fun, crafting with the grand-kids too! Have a great day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Christine Alexander said...

They are both so pretty, and I love both of those die cuts. you managed to get some amazing effects with the salt. Thanks for showing us the before and after :)

Loll said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you've used both sides of your pink, salted watercolour card. You have used them both to their best advantage. Jack is going to love to give his mom a card using his artwork. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both salt backgrounds are so pretty, Bonnie! It didn't occur to me to use pink for this technique, but looking at your (& Jack's) backgrounds makes me want to use pink next time. The flower die-cuts and the butterfly are so perfect for the color, too. Hideko

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

Great cards .. .. that looks a fab technique. Will have to give it a whirl sometime!

I bet Jack enjoyed the process too. What a lovely card he is going to be able to give his Mum.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

JosieD said...

Such a difference between looks using salt water vs. salt. Your "let it flow" creativity sure came out creating the flowers from the salt water side. And a whole different look with the dies and salt on the others. All great looking cards! I love the pink...have been doing Christmas cards with blue wash/salt as sky background so need a change and "think pink" is it.

JoAnn said...

Wow, I love this in pink. You are getting to be an expert with that salt technique. Both cards are beautiful.

Sandy said...

I just ordered me some pink Himalayan salt -- you have such a big influence on me!!
sandy xx

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS cards Bonnie.

Susan said...

You have really been on a roll with creating salted backgrounds! And such fun to have Jack helping you to experiment! Love these cards - beautiful shades of pink, beautiful die cuts on top!

Nancy Stislow said...

Both of Jack's backgrounds are beautiful, Bonnie! I bet his mom will be thrilled to receive some of his work. Isn't it fun to stamp with a child who is so enthusiastic? He's a very talented young man.

Susanne Vargas said...

The salt effect on the pink looks so pretty!
I'm glad Jack let you use his pieces to make a card for his mom! What a treasure!

Bobby said...

Wonderful backgrounds make beautiful cards. Great job, Bonnie.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Salt created such an excellent background! I love how the color grouped in certain areas of the panel. White flowers look stunning on these pink backgrounds.