Saturday, October 7, 2017

Guest Designing for Inspired By All The Little Things

Hi there.

I'm so excited to share that my good friend Darnell invited me to
be a Guest Designer for Inspired By All The Little Things.
This is an inspiration challenge started by another
very talented friend, Lesley Croghan.

Of course I said yes!

Here's the challenge...

and here's my card...

My eyes immediately found those cream and rust colored mums.

Being a CAS girl, I chose to go with one and clear embossed the mum
on hot press watercolor paper.

I used watercolors and re-inkers to get some of the rust color in the mix.

I've got to tell you, I ended up with a hot mess!

So I tried stamping a different mum....several times.

Nothing was making me happy.

You know that feeling when it's just right?

Well it wasn't coming.

My eye kept going back to this hot mess and I had an eureka moment!

I didn't have to use the whole messy piece.

When I held a circle die over it, it didn't look half bad.

This made me happy.

Being a guest designer makes me happy.

And this will make my sister happy, come her anniversary.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Mum's the Word, Beautiful Butterflies (PTI)
Ink:   VersaMark, Cajun Craze (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches hot press), Rustic Cream (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other:  Clear EP (SU), Double Stitched Circles Die (LI), Gansai Tambi Watercolor (Brown), Re-inker (Cajun Craze)


Leigh Penner said...

Congratulations on being featured at Inspired By All the Little Things! Your card is beautiful!

Betty said...

CONGRATS Bonnie on the GD spot - well deserved and your card is lovely!

Mac Mable said...

You've made me happy too with this stunning card. So very beautiful and amazing colour on that background. I am delighted and thrilled for you and many congratulation on being the creative guest designer...they are so lucky to have you x

Linda said...

Congrats, Bonnie on your GD spot. Beautiful card. Love the bright colors.

MaryH said...

Our Darnell knows how to pick 'em! You're a WOW for the GD spot, and this gorgeous mum made ME very happy. Love the autumn rust with the cream, and your watercolor work always looks tremendous. Love your save, I find it very inspirational that my gurus run into some of the frustrations I do too. Also I learn a lot by how the save is done...probably more from those than the 'perfection' ones. The cream and rust colors are gorgeous on this wonderful image, and of course I always love the stitchy dies. Well DONE! And Congrats on your impressive stint as GD. Hugs.

Trina P. said...

So exciting to see a familiar face... congratulations, Bonnie, on being featured at Inspired by All the Little Things. Your card is so pretty with that colour. Trina xx

Darnell said...

Great Eureka moment using that circle aperture to let your flower and that vibrant background take center stage, Bon-Bon! Your sister will love it and I love that you agreed to be my featured card artist for this challenge! Thank you again, my friend! You rocked it!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on being GD at Inspired by All the Little Things. This is such an awesome card the colour is wonderful behind your embossed flower, I'm sure your sister will love it :)

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on being Darnell's Featured Designer at Inspired By, Bonnie ... your crisp, clean card is just gorgeous! Love that pool of vibrant watercolour around the white bloom ... it has such a fantastic sense of depth (a bit like the pensieve in Harry Potter!), seems I could just dive in! Hugs, Anita :)

JosieD said...

Your "hot mess" sure ended up making a beautiful card! Just persevering til could see it differently. Love your honesty with the card-making journey...helps me feel better with my never ending challenges....(smiles).

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The card makes me happy too, it is so very beautiful, love the sentiment too.

Brenda in IN said...

I love that bright background and the white mum. It looks awesome. Great save!

Loll said...

Great work, Bonnie. Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo. Love the cream and rust together ... perfect for autumn. Great techniques with emboss resist and your watercoloured background. Your sister will love this card! Congrats on being Guest Designer! xx

Sandy said...

Anyone would be so lucky to get you as a designer. Very pretty but that is no surprise to me!
Sandy xx

Nstiz said...

Bonnie, I'm not sure what I like better, your delightful artwork or your humorous description. Love the look of this and your wonderful framing of it. I am still smiling by how things aren't right. I have WHOLE weeks like that. Thanks for the smiles.

Susan said...

Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot, Bonnie! Your card is a lovely rendition of those beautiful rust and cream mums! Your sister will be so happy to receive it.

JoAnn said...

Congrats on the GD spot. I love your "hot mess". I think it is gorgeous. I am glad you saved it with that circle die.

Bobby said...

Perfect solution, Bonnie. Putting the mum in the circle shows it of in a beautiful way.

nancy littrell said...

TFS your Hot and Happy Anniversary card, Bonnie. Love how your design turned out and so will your sister and BIL. Congratulations on being chosen as a GD too:-) Hugs..

Stampingcountry said...

Beautiful card with the Embossed Resist technique!!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so it framed in the cirle!!
xx Karen

kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations on the GDT spot - and a wonderful card to celebrate it with Bonnie .

Doris said...

Great save, Bonnie! Love how this turned out.

LauraJane:) said...

Wonderful to have you guesting with us at Inspired By! I like to hear that others have the same dark creative secret:))) I LOVE the surprise of not knowing!!