Sunday, September 30, 2018

September Flower Morning Glory

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

I'm still trying to use all those flower of the month stamps.

The September flower is Morning Glory or Aster
which symbolizes daintiness, love and magic according to Google.

Papertrey ink went with the Morning Glory.

I put the stamp in my MISTI and colored it with Distress Markers
then moved the color with my waterbrush and stamped again
to strengthen the details.

I actually stamped the flowers after I was finished coloring, with
Hickory Smoke.  I felt the blue was strong enough and
the gray worked beautifully to add detail.

I used a previously die cut piece of watercolor paper and
used the the next larger die in the set to emboss a frame.

Some little clear drops finished it off.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Year of Flowers Collection (PTI), Handwritten Borders (SSS)
Ink:   Old Olive (SU), Distress Markers (Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Hickory Smoke)
Paper:   Watercolor (TH), Neenah
Other:  Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), Clear Drops (Starlit Studio)


MaryH said...

Love the soft translucence of these blues, and brilliant idea to use the darker Hickory Smoke to reinforce the details. As ever, your water coloring in awesome and I love the corner design layout. Pretty, pretty. TFS & have a good week. Hugs

JosieD said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love the double stamping of the overall image and using the grey to show up the details. Beautiful coloring.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Bonnie. Beautiful watercolouring, I love the soft colours.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Lovely card, that is a particularly nice morning glory stamp!

Maxine D said...

Love the way you have coloured and then over stamped the image Bonnie - subtle and gorgeous! The white textured mounting sets them off perfectly.

Marcia HIll said...

Your Morning Glories are absolutely BEAUTIFUL, LOVE the translucent shade of blue you achieved with your water coloring!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Beautiful morning glories, Bonnie! Love the blue (my favourite colour) and your gorgeous watercoloring. xx

Brenda in IN said...

Just beautiful the way you did this stamping. Morning glories are such a special flower the way they open to greet the day. This is lovely.

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card, love the vibrant blue of the morning glory and the over stamping in the grey ....looks great.

JoAnn said...

Wow, beautiful morning glorys. Love the colors and the way you slanted them in the corners. Your watercoloring is always fabulous. Love it.

Jo Manna said...

This is so soft and delicate. I love the blue flowers and I definitely have to get those sentiment stamps. The fine script perfectly matches this elegant card! ...wish they had some in French ;-)

Loll said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. You have really made those morning glories come to live with your watercolouring. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful blue morning glories, Bonnie! Stamping with Hickory Smoke after coloring is an amazing idea and makes a big difference. How did you think of that!?
Love the wonderful diagonal design! The subtle embossed frame is a very nice touch too.
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

I love morning glories and you've depicted them well, Bonnie. The Hickory Smoke over-stamping was a great idea and looks wonderful.

BożenA said...

Wonderful technique, perfectly stamped and work with watercolors. It's so beautiful, Bonnie!

BożenA xx