Friday, September 15, 2017

Lake View for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.

We're halfway through the month already!

There's a little over a week left to play at
Using stamping, watercolor wash and dry embossing.

The Design Team and our Guest Designer, Cathy R.
have some fantastic inspiration to share with you.

I've used a NBUS stamp, Wildflowers, from Technique Tuesday to
stamp on a piece of watercolor wash.

The bloom made me think of mist rising off the lake.

It wasn't intentional, just a happy happening!

I've matted the piece on a bit of black then over some Naturals White
that was dry embossed. 

The picture doesn't show the embossing very well.

Another masculine card to add to my stash.

I have quite a few birthdays for the guys coming up.

This also works for CAS Watercolour

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wildflowers (TT), Fun Birthday Messages (HLS)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Watercolor (Arches cold press), Naturals White, Basic Black (SU)  
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Pinewood Planks EF (SU)


Mac Mable said...

Loving the happy accident on this gorgeous card, great masculine card for your stash. Where on earth does time go??? x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful happy accident watercolour wash mist, Bonnie. Love how it looks like the fog we get raising up from the river every morning, especially in the Fall. Gorgeous silhouette scene my friend. TFS and hosting this month my friend. Hugs.

Susan said...

What a perfect card for this time of year - looks like the Canada Geese formations that are starting to migrate! Love the effect (even if accidental) of your watercolour wash and the bloom it created - perfect for the images!

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautifully done! The bloom reminds me of the distant land while looking across a small, inland lake. What a fabulous effect, intentional or not! Awesome card!

Cathy said...

Fantastic wash background Bonnie, it does look like mist rising or a distant shore, love the silhouette stamps too, Cathy x

Cathy said...

Forgot to say thankyou for having me as a guest designer, loved this technique and had so much fun. Just wish there were more hours in the day lol! Cathy x

Marcia HIll said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! Your background turned out so pretty...perfect to go with the stamp you used!! Love the subtle embossing too! This will be a perfect masculine card!! :0)

JosieD said...

Such a serene card and perfect for this time of year. Beautiful watercolor wash. And works for both genders -- a winner!

Sue said...

Beautiful background and scene, Bonnie, so tranquil!

Doris said...

Love the balance between the flowers on the lower left and the birds in the upper right. This scene actually looks like a photo of an early morning mist on a lake or river!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! this is lovely, a perfect scene and background.

Bobby said...

I am always enamored of the 'happenings' when you watercolor, or smoosh for that matter. The results have such an artistic background scene look without even trying. This one with your mist on the lake is a perfect example and it's a lovely , serene scene, Bonnie. Well, as long as the geese aren't honking. ;)

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful watercolor wash sky for your lovely silhouette stampings Bonnie!

Karen D. said...

how gorgeous sad to see summer going!!
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this masculine card, Boonie! It's a beautiful lake scene. I want to CASE your card but I definitely need your happy happening! ;-) Hideko

Robyn Oliver said...

OH Bonnie this card is just fabulous, the watercolour wash so suits the silhouettes you've chose, yes a fab male card.

Sue - said...

Another lovely card Bonnie! The birds remind me of the geese that fly in and out here, especially in the winter.

Loll said...

Your watercolour wash is PERFECT! Love how it rises from the beautiful image. And also the light colour in the sky with your flock of birds. Great wash background with fantastic silhouette images, my friend! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie,I love your beautiful watercolor was, the shading is stunning, prefect for your birds and flowers:)

Trina P. said...

Stunning card, Bonnie. You used the perfect image for your gorgeous wash. Love everything about it. Trina xx

Pat said...

How atmospheric this is Bonnie and I love the silhouette skein of geese. x