Saturday, June 16, 2018

At the Shore for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends.  So glad you could stop by!

There's just a week left for our June CAS Watercolour challenge.

This month I chose the challenge.

I found a piece of watercolor in my UFO box.

I had used watercolor crayons and a water brush to create an ocean scene.

Then I stamped some little sand dollars and starfish that were 
way to big for the size of the scene!

I decided to see if I could fix it into a usable piece.
Nothing to lose, right?
And giant starfish and sand dollars are a bit unnerving!

I put a drop each of Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake re-inkers into the dips in a palette.

I wet the sand area with a water brush then picked up a bit of re-inker on
my brush and dropped it into the wet sand.

I kept adding more until I'd covered up the offending shells.

When it was dry, I cut it in half and added some birds to the scene.

I stamped sea oats on the other half.

I added a bit of white gel pen to the waves.

Better than before anyway.

I hope you'll check out the lovely ocean designs at
Our Design Team is joined by our Guest Designer Robyn (Waterlily cards by Robyn).

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Seaside (wish), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Vintage Sepia (VF), Smokey Gray (VF), Onyx Black (VF)
Paper:   Rustic Cream (PTI), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Neenah
Other:  Watercolor Crayons (retired SU), Water Brush, Gelly Roll Pen


Mac Mable said... the colours of the sea, the sand and the sky, great water colouring on both of your fabulous cards. Great save and such beautiful and peaceful scenes x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You painted such serene beach scenes, Bonnie! You've inspired me to get out some watercolors!!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, so serene and pretty, Now I'm thinking what did the original look like :) having said that these look amazing, such a perfect beach scenes.

Loll said...

Great save on your watercolour beach scene Bonnie. I would never have know there was a mutant shell and starfish in the sand area. :) Scale is important ... the little birds, and the sea oats (cool name) are just the perfect size. Great watercolouring with the crayons. I love the water. It has so much texture and looks like the tide is coming in. And that little bit of purple on the horizon is gorgeous! xx

nancy littrell said...

TFS both your ocean beach scenes, Bonnie. Your challenge has been so much fun this month. I know it really challenged me, but I was so happy with my cards. It goodnand creative to have to think out of our comfort zone!

Daffodil Cards said...

A Great rescue, you could be a lifeguard LOL. Super creations

JoAnn said...

Great save on your beach scene Bonnie. Love both of your cards. They are perfect for our "Beachy" challenge at Seize the Birthday. Have a wonderful day.

Brenda said...

Beautiful beach scene cards Bonnie! Nice save as well. I love each scene and would have never realized that you had stamped the shell and starfish things as there is no sign of them now. Just two beautiful serene ocean views! Hugs, Brenda

Maura said...

What a "save" Bonnie, gorgeous scenes and you got 2 cards out of the deal - bonus!! Love them.

Pat said...

Well, you changed the scene beautifully Bonnie and love both versions. I really love that bit of pink on the horizone and the bit of white for the waves. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Bonnie, I just sighed at your peaceful ocean scene, it's gorgeous, love the colours, the hint of purple and white wave tops.... and then I scrolled down... wow what a rescue and two cards, I'm amazed you've hidden something - nothing to lose hey-give it your best shot, they're both fabulous. Thanks for having me along as GD this month I've had heaps of fun - sea cards everywhere.

Nstiz said...

I have no idea how you eliminated a giant starfish and sea shell but I see no evidence of it at all. I need to learn that trick. This is such a serene scene and love that you were able to eradicate the unwanted stamping. Beautiful scene.

Darnell said...

Great save, BonBon! You've created a lovely painted ocean scene!! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful and serene beach scene, Bonnie! I love your watercoloring! I can tell the gel pen lines do make a difference, but I would never have thought offending shells were covered up in the sand. :-) Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

great beach scene the look and loved the theme this month.
xx Karen

Susan said...

Great to hear how you saved the piece with the giant shells - I'd never have guessed! You created two lovely peaceful ocean scenes - I'd like to be walking on those beaches!

Jo said...

Beautiful watercolour ocean side scenes, all with just the right touch of stamping.
Both are so contemplative places to be, love them xx

Marcia Hill said...

What a great way to fix an oops Bonnie, and now you have 2 absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards!! I have had more fun with this Ocean theme this month, and even have another card for tomorrow! Thanks for keeping me inspired by all your lovely, lovely cards this month...I've loved every one of them!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Had you not mentioned it, no one would have guessed or known about the oversized images... amazing fix! Two fantastic cards, Bonnie... so serene and beautifully watercolored. Love them! xx

MaryH said...

Gorgeous reminders of the Florida seashore on both of these wonderfully done cards! I always enjoy reading about your saves, and if you had not told on yourself, no one would ever have guessed. You've recovered the card just the softness of the sky against that textured sand. TFS

Bobby said...

I want to walk there and gather my own seashells, Bonnie. I love watching the little sandpipers skitter along the water's edge.