Thursday, September 28, 2017

Scarlet Majesty for NBUS Challenge

Hello, my friends.

I have another Christmas card for you to take a peek at.

This is not the first try!

Let's put it this way, I'm glad there's 2 sides to the paper!

I tried to splatter masking fluid and discovered that I need more practice at that.

Lots more practice!

As you can see, there isn't any speckles.

What actually landed on the paper came off on my paint brush.

And I did wait til it was dry.

It wasn't fun picking those little goo balls of the brush.

I guess I pulled my brush too hard?

Anyway, this is a NBUS stamp that I just had to have last Christmas.

I'm finally getting around to using it.

I tried inking the stamp with markers and stamping.
My MISTI works wonderfully for this technique.

After playing with the first try, and failing, 
I spritzed the stamp and stamped on another piece of mixed media paper.

Usually this doesn't work for me, but today it did!

Then, I worked some wet on wet wash around the image.

I thought about adding some splatters, but thought I'd better stop
and call it well enough.

I did brave stamping a sentiment.

Even with MISTI, I hold my breath when I add a sentiment!

The design piece is mounted on a piece of foam then to the card base.

The lovely Darnell is holding her

In case you haven't checked out her blog lately, she has given us
lots of laughs this week using cheeky sentiments.

Her challenge lasts until October 4 and this is my 2nd entry.

Thanks, my friend, for encouraging us to use those NBUS items we just had to have,
then forgot what we wanted to do with them!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Scarlet Majesty (PB), Think Big Christmas (PTI)
Ink:   Gathered Twigs (DI), Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Gathered  Twigs)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Vanilla Thick (SU)
Other:  MISTI, Aqua Painter, Distress Sprayer (TH)


Marcia HIll said...

I had to HAVE this stamp last Christmas too, and guess what?? I haven't used it yet either! But yours came out beautiful Bonnie, even though there aren't any splatters on it! Your Poinsettia looks so pretty water colored and I love the background wash too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

You had me laughing with your description and I'm SO glad to hear your experience with masking fluid replicated mine! Now how Heather T gets those effects is beyond me but white splatter or not, this turned out fantastic! You have some wonderful shading in your petals, again not easy to achieve. Sigh, someday I'll make friends with watercolor but in the meantime, I'll just enjoy your work.

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning, just beautiful Bonnie!

Darnell said...

Well, this card gave you a run for your money, didn't it Bon-Bon?! I hate it when that happens, but gosh, it was worth it! This is gorgeous! I wonder how many years I've lost on my life with all the breath-holding I've done since I started stamping, haha! Thank goodness your sediment worked perfectly!! Thank you for boosting my challenge and playing again, my friend! Hugs, Dolly

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Loll said...

Well worth the second try ... this is so beautiful Bonnie! I HAD to have that stamp as well and it's been sitting collecting dust ever since it arrived. Great work with this technique and I love your wash background. xx

JosieD said...

A beautiful card, Bonnie! Hanging in there and keep trying sure paid off. I feel better when I know others have struggles like I do -- (smiley face).

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another stunning work of art from you Bonnie! LOVE the way you do 'arty'! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mac Mable said...

Love your card without splats!!! Who needs masking fluid? Yes I totally get what you mean about two sides to a card! All this said....What a fabulous, artsy, unique and beautiful card. You have nailed this water colour look with stamping Bonnie...Amazing! x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous even without the splats, I don't use liquid firskit much too messy :)

Susan said...

I had similar problems recently with liquid frisket - and didn't get the effect I wanted. So I agree - more practice!! But your card is beautiful and perfect without the splatters - wonderful watercolouring and perfectly placed sentiment.

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Bonnie - so glad you persevered to have this beauty to show off!

Pat said...

I adore this gorgeous bright and pretty poinsettia image and you have used the straight to stamp inking technique beautifully Bonnie, and great with or without the spatters. I have quite often turned the paper over and started again and I too definitely need more practice with spattering. x

Bobby said...

This is a gorgeous second chance poinsettia, Bonnie. I love this technique but I need to get some better markers to do it.

Sandy said...

So beautiful - I thought I wanted to try this until I read you blog! I wish you would do some video tutorial!
sandy xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love this PB stamp. I also love your interpretation of this image. I love all the water imperfections that make your card unique and unrepeatable. And I see so much emotion in it, Bonnie. Beautiful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning coloring on your gorgeous poinsettia, Bonnie! Perfect with that sentiment!!

Robyn Oliver said...

I'm glad card has two sides too Bonnie, but this card is amazing... love to experiment myself, this is just lovely, it worked perfectly, it's really dreamy

Daria said...

Beautiful! I share your pain when it comes to splatters.

Redanne said...

Oh wow, it was definitely worth having another go, your poinsettia is absolutely stunning!

maria f. said...

Well it turned out beautifully! Never made friends with masking fluid either. And now my bottle is probably too old...