Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ocean View for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

We have a new challenge at CAS Watercolour.

I'm hosting the challenge this month.

The background of this piece was done by sprinkling with Brusho Crystals
and spritzing with lots of water on coated cardstock.

Then I sprinkled Turquoise and Sea Green crystals over a stencil,
spritzed with water and quickly removed the stencil.
You can see some of the bubbles.

Then I made a pool of the same colors spritzed with water on my craft mat
and pressed a script stamp into the puddle to stamp randomly.
You can see it faintly in the top corner.

After cutting the piece down to ATC size, I stamped some coral
in the bottom left corner.

I added some Gina Marie die cuts from different colors and
textures of cardstock.

I couldn't decide on a sentiment so I left it off....for now...
maybe forever....

June is a perfect time to go to the ocean in NC
or in our minds.

I hope to see your ocean card creation at
CAS Watercolour

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  By the Tide (SU)
Ink:   Marina Mist
Paper:   Neenah, Coated Cardstock, Copper Foil (SU), Copper Shimmer (stash)
Other:  Brusho Crystals (Turquoise, Sea Green), Seahorse, Sand Dollar, Starfish dies (GM), Bubbly Stencil (Kaiser Craft), Clear Droplets (PPP)


Jo said...

What a gorgeous background. Lots of movement and texture using all the different tones of blues. Your die cuts perfectly compliment this design. Beautiful dear Bonnie, the recipient will definitely frame this piece xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful mixed media background with fabulous colours and a real Wow effect. Loving the die cuts too on your amazing card x

Loll said...

All the layers of luscious inks that your layered for your background are absolutely STUNNING! Love the colours and especially that coral piece stamps in the bottom left. So very cool! Your sea embellishments add lots of texture, shine and shimmer. This card has it all!! xx

nancy littrell said...

I love all your layering with your stenciling and stamping for your background to represent water. All you die cut Ocean images were perfect for your "Ocean" theme. TFS Bonnie and Hosting a really fun Summer Challenge. Love and hugs....

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, the effect of the stencils and water splashes on your coated card is gorgeous. you used one of my favorite SU stamps the coral just ads the perfect amount of background interest along with those great die cuts.

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW!!! Bonnie, I'm in love with this card! The seahorse is so pretty and I totally love that sand dollar. Gorgeous background and a beautiful card.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous CAS Ocean card Bonnie, wonderfully interesting effect achieved with all the lovely elements for the background that displays your die cuts beautifully - I wish I had the inner inspiration to see to use these ideas.

MaryH said...

Very spectacular look to your seawater! It looks very like the water as the sun comes down through it. Great embellies with the seahorse - thought it might be one of the heated copper cuts, but how cool it was done with the SU foil. The sand dollar - again - perfect with this scene. And brilliant idea to stamp the script into the water as faintly as you did. Must look up my sea green brusho! Forgot about this lovely color. TFS & Hugs. Have a great week.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an amazing creation Bonnie - so many techniques in such a small space, and nothing looks over done - it's perfect!

Daffodil Cards said...

A wonderful feel of the ocean with this Bonnie.

Nstiz said...

Love this watery background, Bonnie, particularly the stamped coral. Your die cut choices are perfect for this. I also love the faint script that was stamped in the corner, so subtle.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous background, Bonnie! Love the random script stamping... amazing texture. Amazing card! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your Brusho ocean is just amazing, Bonnie! I love the effects of the bubbly stenciling, and subtle script and coral stamping! The embellishment and droplets are perfect for the scene and add dimensional interest. Hideko xx

Marcia Hill said...

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS card Bonnie and definitely says OCEAN!! I had to keep going back to your photo after reading each step of how you did your background and I just love all the layers from the bubbles, the script, and the coral. The die cuts are the perfect additions and no sentiment is says all it needs to with just the card! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Susan said...

What a wonderful combination of elements - everything goes so well together! Love the addition of the stamped coral and the arrangement of the seahorse and shells. The clear droplets are the perfect embellishment.

BożenA said...

I love the ocean that you have created. A wonderful combination of these beautiful brushos blues with golden elements. Great creation, Bonnie.

Sandy said...

You certainly captured the colors of the ocean - is there any medium you have not tried!!!!!
Sandy xx

Julia Aston said...

Your background ocean is beautiful with the inking and colors and stamped coral Bonnie! the perfect setting gor y our golden seahorse, sand dollar and star fish!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love the look of this lovely card Bonnie...I agree, amazing looking bkg.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous background for your maritime die cuts! IMHO not every card needs a sentiment and this one looks perfect without one!

Bobby said...

You turned that background into a mixed media wonder, Bonnie, and the sea shells look so realistic.