Friday, December 15, 2017

Snowflake Flourish for CAS Mix Up Reminder


We're halfway through the month and nearly to Christmas day.

Using stamping, embossed resist, watercolour, die cut

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up where the challenge is
Using stamping, heat embossing, emboss resist technique, watercolor and die cut.
I stamped the Impression Obsession Snow Flourish on a piece of mixed media paper
and heat embossed with white powder.

After letting it cool, I wet the paper, picked up some ink from the lid of a stamp pad
with an Aqua Painter and dropped color on the wet paper.

I love the way the water moves the color around!

I added more color to some spots, mainly in the center of the design
and let it dry.

A die cut frame and sentiment made quick work of finishing the card.

The Design Team and our Guest Designer, Ina (Little Bits of Craft)
have some wonderful inspiration pieces to share with you.

I hope we'll see your creations in the gallery...

Since I have watercolor, I can also add this to the inspiring gallery at
CAS Watercolour

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snow Flourish (IO), Merry Christmas Messages (HLS)
Ink:   Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Midnight Muse (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Neena Solar White
Other:  White EP (SU), Stitched Squares Die (SSS), Stickers (Stampendous)


Cathy said...

This is such a pretty card Bonnie, Cathy x

Carole said...

Simply beautiful!

Loll said...

Gorgeous design with your emboss resist, Bonnie. xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful heat embossed snowflakes, Bonnie. I LOVE your watercolor wash behind your snowflakes and CAS design. Wonderful sentiment too. The perfect CAS Christmas card my friend. Hugs & Happy Holidays.

Ina G said...

Awesome flourish & gems Bonnie. Love the blue background - so cooling as I sit here trying to keep cool with the AC on LOL. Love the sentiment. Thank You for inviting me to be your Guest here this month. I enjoyed it so much. See you in the New Year and merry Christmas.

Jo said...

Behind the swirly snowflakes, I can feel the wind in that beautiful blue watercolour background. Loved that aperture, giving the impression that we're looking out the window. Those little jewels are the perfect finish. Merry Christmas to you and yours dear friend xxx

Marcia Hill said...

Your snowflake flurry is so pretty surrounded by all the gorgeous blue water coloring Bonnie and love how you framed it too! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

JosieD said...

Just the right feel to this card...crisp white embossing against vibrant blue watercolor background and the gems for a touch of bling. Simply striking! Like the choice of sentiment, too.

Nstiz said...

I love seeing your beautifully painted backgrounds, Bonnie. That snowflake swirl is just beautiful! Thanks for always describing your process. Your framing is always done so well, complimenting your artwork!

Susan said...

My favourite combination of blue and white! Love the flourish against the watercolouring and the way you framed it!

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and pretty background. Love that stamp and what a pretty card x

Christine Alexander said...

love that dreamy snowflake stamp, it looks wonderful with your watercolour wash :)

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous flurry and swirl of snowflakes Bonnie - so pretty embossed in white with your beautiful blues background! I love seeing snow falling! (hate shoveling it though!) Julia xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love these beautiful snowflakes and swirls, Bonnie! The blue watercoloured background is perfect of the white heat-embossed images. The sequin-look stickers are a nice finishing touch and mail-friendly! Hideko :-)

Pat said...

The white embossed stamped snow flourish looks fabulous and a great resist with the blue watercolour background Bonnie. The sentiment works well too. x

Bobby said...

You've achieved a wonderful background for those lovely snowflakes, Bonnie.

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous...and done in my fav colour!!
xx Karen