Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lake Loon Washed

Hello.  Thanks for joining me today.

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up

This month I'm hosting the challenge and I chose
I've used stamping, watercolour wash, watercolor painting, salt and heat embossing

I die cut this beautiful loon die from mixed media paper.

I colored details for the cattails and loon with Distress Markers
and an Aqua Painter.

The rest of the piece was washed, wet on wet

I added more color when the piece was just damp and got some blooms.

I think it made it looks more like water.

The background piece was washed and salted.

There are some awesome inspiration pieces at the challenge blog.
Our Design Team have done beautiful work and so has our
Guest Designer, Cathy R.

We've also got lots of videos if you need some technique ideas.

Hope to see you at 

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Messages (HLS)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Mixed Media (S), Basic Black
Other:  Lake Loon Die (GM), White EP (SU), Gansai Tambi Watercolors


Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! Besides your watercolor wash, the coloring of that loon is phenomenal! I wouldn't even know where to begin! This is such a beautiful work of art, Bonnie!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a spectacular, jaw-dropping, three dimensional watercolor painting! Absolutely love it!

Barb Ghig said...

You really have the knack for those Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Bonnie! Your background is so pretty and moves the eye toward the cattails and loon! Beautiful details and gorgeous sky, too...a really lovely card!

Maxine D said...

Wow Bonnie this is amazing - love your top layer and how beautifully the wash has dried.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS Bonnie! Love your water color wash and coloring...beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

A Gorgeous result Bonnie.

nancy littrell said...

Bonnie, Absolutely Gorgeous watercolored background for your die cut loon and cattails, which you also colored beautifully. Such a pretty and soft watercolour wash also. A Really stunning work of art my friend. TFS Hugs..

Loll said...

Your wash is so beautiful and really does look like water, Bonnie. Love the beautiful colours of your salted sunrise and the colouring of your loon. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning card, Bonnie - your coloring on the loon is soooo realistic! Well done!!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful watercolour wash, there is so much movement in the blue it almost looks like water. gorgeous :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cool looking.

Sandy said...

Lake loon!?! I feel like it am living in "lake loon"!
Sandy xx

Mac Mable said...

Love that loon x Such a glorious background with the salt and that wash is so effective ... love it x

Beverly James said...

Such a pretty card! I am always looking for card ideas for the guys in our family ; and friends and this loon die is "to die for", a little play on words there. I would like to know who makes the die, I don't recognize GM. Thanks so much and I like reading your blog posts though I don't post often.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Absolutely beautiful! Incredible picture and beautiful work with watercolor. This is another episode of this blast in your scene, Bonnie. I love this card.

Susan said...

Beautiful watercolour wash - it really does look like water. Perfect setting for the loon die.

JosieD said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. My grand daughter was visiting last few days and we had fun playing with the watercolor and salt technique. Creates such an artsy background to work from...and is easy and impossible to mess up (smiley face).

Julia Aston said...

LOVE that loon die what realistic coloring you achieved on him! wonderful watercolor wash on sky and water! Julia xx

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie .... great colouring, and what a fabulous die xx

JoAnn said...

Wonderful masculine card. Love the wash that looks like water and you colored the image so well.