Sunday, August 27, 2017

Salty Joy to the World

Hello my friends.

I have another salty card to share.

My friend and teammate Christine (It's a card days night) is the Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers this week.

Woot, woot!  Congratulations, my friend!

Here's a link to her fantastic gallery at SCS.

I'm CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) this card.

To make this background, I wet a piece of Arches watercolor paper and dropped in color
from my Gansai Tambi watercolors.

While it was still wet, I dropped some Sea Salt on it.

This is what it looked like after it had dried and I scraped the salt off.

I thought it looked very wintry.

I had this wonderful die cut that my friend Susan sent me (thanks again Susan).

All I had to do was cut off a piece of the salted background and pop the die cut on top.

I'm going to take this over to
Rudolph Days
where it's anything goes Christmas.
Scrappy Mo sponsors this challenge every month from the 25th until the end of the month.
A great way to inspire us to increase that stash of Christmas cards.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Care Recipe 
Stamps: Christmas Sentiments (Kaisercraft)
Ink:  Night of Navy (SU)
Paper: Neena, Watercolor (Arches CP)
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors (#62 Cobalt, #139 Purple), Sea Salt, Evergreen Window (MB)


scrappymo! said...

The sea salted watercoloured background is stunning. It really looks wintery and frosty!
Beautiful card, Bonnie.

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!! :0)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You're right Bonnie, it does look very wintery! It makes a fabulous background for that beautiful die-cut! Great job my friend! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Loll said...

Wow ... lots of reaction from the salt ... your watercoloured piece is AMAZING! LOVE that sweet die-cut from Susan. I have to buy that die!! So happy for Christine to be honoured at Splitcoaststampers ... so deserving. Great CASE of her card, Bonnie! xx

KandA said...

Hi Bonnie, what a fabulous card. Love the stunning effect you got from the salt (I really must give that a go) and the die looks wonderful against that background. Have just followed you but for some reason I'm one of your 'incognito' followers... I guess google thinks my picture too awful to show, ha ha xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW what a Wonderful result in the background, such a frosty look and perfect for your die.

Bunny said...

Beautiful. I'm in awe. I love the blue.

Christine Alexander said...

I'm not sure if I would have cut that piece down, the salt effect was so beautiful but the final card is out of this world.
Bonnie, thanks for joining in my day at SCS as Featured Stamper :)

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, what a great salty background. It looks like frost and a perfect backdrop for the snowy tree.

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous wintry effect on that glorious background. The salt technique really does lend itself to this type of scene and you really have nailed this technique. Such a beautiful and unique card x

Susan said...

That's one of the best salted backgrounds I've ever seen, Bonnie - great frosty effects! And I'm so pleased that you used the die cut I sent you - it's one of my favourites for winter and Christmas cards.

Susan said...

Also meant to say that it's a perfect tribute to Christine! A great CASE of her card!

Nstiz said...

I definitely need to come and learn backgrounds with you, Bonnie! This is fantastic and how I love the deep, rich tones you achieved. Your white die cut looks wonderful against that gorgeous color. Love this card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous salty sky, Bonnie, and I love the row of trees!!

Julia Aston said...

A lovely salted background and beautiful overlay of trees - it really looks like a cold wintry sky! Julia xx

Kathleen said...

Well, I bought this stamp on sale and was quite taken aback when I saw how small it was and cast it aside.
Will certainly be using it next year now that I have seen your lovely creation. Beautiful card and thanks for the inspiration.

Kath x

Bobby said...

That is the perfect die to go over your frosty winter sky, Bonnie.

Ina G said...

Love the result you got with the salt. I have tried it only once and not nearly as good as yours lol. Fabulous trees.

linda said...

a beautiful christmas card, bonnie! your salty background looks very wintery, almost like ice crystals. thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudolph days challenge!
rudolph days challenge DT

BożenA said...

WOW, Bonnie! Your background is so beautiful! So incredibly colorful! It looks like some mysterious smurfing garden :-) It creates a beautiful contour with a white winter landscape. I love your card!
BożenA xoxo

Cathy said...

TFS how you created the background Bonnie, it's magnificent! Cathy x