Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Happy Holly Days Watercolor

Hello and welcome.

When I saw Loll's watercolor holly card, it made me think of
a piece I had in my UFO box.  So another UFO finds a home.

I had stamped the small holly from the Hero Arts Happy Holly Days set,
 heat embossed with white, and did a loose, wet on wet watercolor.

One of the holly bunches didn't look so good.

A circle die took care of that.

I embossed a larger circle with a Hero Arts Infinity Die
and adhered the design to it.

Since most of the work was done, this was pretty quick.

Choosing the twine took longer than anything else!

I'm joining in at
where Mo and friends host an 
every month on the 25th thru the end of the month.
A great way to build that stash of Christmas cards.

Our oldest daughter, Jenny is on a mission trip in Zambia.
Actually I think the children at the Agape Village Orphanage are
ministering to her!  She is writing about their time together on 
the Agape Village Blog.  Today's post made me cry....tears of joy.

God is good!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Holly Days (HA), Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Ink:   Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red Marker, Handsome Hunter (SU)
Paper: Neena, Mixed Media, Garden Green (SU)  
Other:  Water Brush, Infinity Circles Dies (HA), Baker's Twine (Darice)


Barbara Godden said...

I see I'm not the only one that has ufos in a box sometimes they are sitting on my desk. Beautiful watercolour image and great design. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

scrappymo! said...

This is lovely Bonnie. I like the holly image stamped this way. It looks great!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Bonnie, I love the bold green frame with soft watercolouring :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOoh I do love the stylish look of your card Bonnie...the holly and berries peeping through the circular aperture looks so cool. And love the touch of the twine...a fabulous card all in all!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Maxine D said...

What an awesome save Bonnie - love the result

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Bonnie.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful and the twine looks just lovely!! Wonderful card Bonnie!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

You did a wonderful job with your loose watercolor on this lovely card, Bonnie. Love that you topped it with twine, perfectly matching your card base. God bless you daughter and wishing her a safe return.

JosieD said...

Good looking card -- I like the soft watercolouring against the strong green mat -- you make it all look easy but it takes lots of skill and experience as I am patiently (??) learning!

Viv's Visuals said...

A perfect card Bonnie. Love it.

Susan said...

I made a New Year's Resolution to use one piece from my UFO box each week but I'm not doing so well at sticking to it!! But your lovely card has reminded me to try and do it. Great loose watercolouring - so pretty with the white heat embossing. And nice contrast having the green panel. Isn't it great when we can use die cutting to deal with the not-so-good bits?

Mac Mable said...

Great save with your elegant card and the twine is a great choice! You must be so proud of Jenny x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie, the dark green card makes the circle in the centre really pop.

I sorted out my UFO box this morning, I'd forgotten most of it was in there. LOL! I must actually get round to using some of it. xx

jimlynn said...

Lovin' that wonderful green! Such a pretty card .

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely! I don't want to even think about my UFO box!

MaryH said...

It's gorgeous, and I love the embossed circle in the deep rich green. It's a stunning card, perfect for Rudy Day. TFS

Trina P. said...

Gotta love being able to use UFOs. Really pretty shade of green and the die cut / embossed circle frames your beautifully coloured images perfectly. Great idea and save. A fantastic festive card, Bonnie. xx

Nance Elaine said...

Love those watercolored holly, very pretty. Great save, wouldn't have know there were more holly that didn't make the cut. lol . Read your Jenny's post too. Sounds like a very successful trip for everyone. Hugs!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautifully stamped and coloured Bonnie and the twine and background really compliment the main focal image x

linda said...

such a pretty christmas card, bonnie! i love all the green and how the holly fades away behind the circle. thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudolph days challenge!
DT rudolph days challenge

Sally H said...

I love this! Simply stunning! Great stamping, Bonnie xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Binnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a lovely card and that holly image is super.
Love your water colouring and your CAS design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Robyn Oliver said...

I'm smiling Bonnie as I've been digging in my UFOs too - I often stamp two images so I've one ready for when I just want to colour and relax. You're holly card is just lovely and again you're not alone with some little 'cover ups'. I also read your daughters post and marvel at the love and energy some Christian works share... I can hear that song in my head, it was one of my fav at Sunday School many years ago. Have a lovely Easter hugs, your daughter is very special

Loll said...

You have the most beautiful things in your UFO box, my frind! Gorgeous watercoloured holly. Love it paired with the deep green card front. So pretty! Thanks for the link to Jenny's writings. What an amazing account of all the work that has gone on to improve the children's lives of the Agape Village. xx