Friday, March 2, 2018

Watercolour Garden

Hello.  It's time for a new challenge at
CAS Watercolour

Here's my card....


Loll is our host this month and she chose
Must include a garden (not just a flower)

It was just the push I needed to get out these stamp sets that had
been sitting in my NBUS box for ?*!? years.

I used various distress inks to build my garden using some water
on the flowers after stamping.

I don't know why it took me so long to use these stamps!

Hopefully I will have an excuse to use them again soon.

We have a new designer on our CAS Watercolour team
Marcia Hill has joined us and we know you will be
as happy to see her there as we are!

Our fabulous Guest Designer is Nonni.
She was the winner of the January challenge.

We're sad to say goodbye to Christine as a designer for CAS Watercolour.
We'll miss her wonderful watercolour designs although she promises to join in these challenges.
And we're super excited to have Christine join us as a designer at
CAS Christmas Card Challenge.
Our very first challenge starts tomorrow.

Whew! A lot going on.

Hope to see your gardens at
CAS Watercolour


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flower Set, Foliage Set (Art Impressions), Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Soft Suede (SU), Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans)
Paper:   Solar White 110 lb. (Neena), Watercolor (TH)
Other:  Waterbrush, Stitched Rectangles dies (SSS)


29 comments:

Carole said...

Beautiful Bonnie...really pretty!

Loll said...

Your garden is so pretty, Bonnie! Love the colours and the technique you've used to give these stamps a wonderful first outing!! xx

Colleen said...

Bonnie, this is a wonderful garden filed with such lovely colors! Thank you for your inspiration! Heart Hugs and have a fabulous weekend! Colleen

nancy littrell said...

I love how you inked, spritzed and then stamped your flowers for a beautiful CAS watercolor garden design. Your splatters added wonderful texture too. Such a beautiful Spring scene. TFS Bonnie. Hugs..

jimlynn said...

Love your pretty garden! This made into a beautiful note card! Love it.
Lynn

Liz said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie, I love the design. xx

Heather said...

I love your soft watercolour garden with delightful splatter.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty, I love the soft watercolours and the delicate stamping to create the garden. Bonnie this is such a beautiful card.

Nonni said...

What a beauty! I love the design with the images on the left corner and lots of white space around... Love the look of your soft, delicate splatters too! Thanks for having me as GD at CAS Watercolour!

Mac Mable said...

What beautiful water colouring and such a pretty card. Love the scene you've made and the colours just blend together and so very effective. Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration x

JosieD said...

What a lovely garden with softly colored flowers! Your finishing touches set it off so nicely. Think Spring!

Pat said...

This is such a pretty flower garden Bonnie and the inking and spritzing has given them a softer look, and delightful colours too. x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a sweet little garden scene Bonnie! It looks just like a mini watercolour painting! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

JoAnn said...

Such a pretty and colorful garden. Love your watercolor technique.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your garden is perfect! So pretty and colorful. It makes me want to run to my craft room and break out with the watercolor stamps. Instead I'll continue to shovel cereal in my face and warm up for Zumba.

Sandy said...

So beautiful Bonnie -- who wouldn't like to receive a "real" water color card --
Sandy xx

Linda said...

Such a pretty little garden scene that your watercolored, Bonnie.

Bobby said...

It's a windy day in your lovely little garden, Bonnie, because the petals are blowing away. ;)

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful garden Bonnie! Your colors are just perfect and make me wish Spring would hurry up and get here...everything is very brown and gray here in Michigan right now and I'm craving some color!! But anyway, your card is just delightful my friend...love it!! And thank you for the kind words of welcome...I so appreciate it!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

I just love this effect, Bonnie and can never quite seem to get this right! How beautiful this is in your soft, spring colors. Your spattered background is so perfectly done too! Love this!

MaryH said...

Just loving this bright garden of pretty flowers. Your w/colors just leave me amazed! Beautiful. TFS & Hugs

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous...looks like a work of art!

Trina P. said...

Isn’t it wonderful finding NBUS stamps to use? Your garden is so pretty and colourful. Love the splatters and how you popped up your panel. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this soft and airy watercoloring, Bonnie! The colorful spatters in the background are perfect for the pretty garden image. Hideko xx

Susan said...

What a beautiful flower garden, Bonnie! Love the softness of the colours and the watercolouring. It makes me long for summer when all my perennials are blooming!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your colorful flowers are a feast to my eyes on this cold and dreary day! Lovely!

Karen D. said...

you watercolour garden flowers look so inviting and pretty...can't wait to get our into my garden.
xx Karen

Cynthia said...

I am particularly inspired by this, thanks for showing. 🐇

Robyn Oliver said...

so so so Pretty, Bonnie, great to get some use of our old stamps and your mix is just lovely, spring colours too, fabulous