Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sunflowers for CAS Mix Up

Hello.  First of all, thank you all for your concern and prayers for
our safety during Hurricane (and now Tropical Storm) Florence.

We are far enough inland the we were not hit as hard as the beaches.

We've had rain and wind but our power has stayed on and so far
no trees have fallen around us.

We are hunkered down and thankful for our safety and comfort and
sending up prayers for those in the flooded areas.


There's still time to join in at
CAS Mix Up.

This month I'm the host and I chose
You may have noticed that one of my favorite techniques is to
ink my stamps with markers.

I like to add a little water to the design, but you don't have to.

But we do want you to use your markers to ink up your stamps.

The flowers were inked with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

You may (or may not) remember this card that I showed last month.

It was a remake of a card that I'd ruined with a smeared sentiment.

I was able to die cut the flowers and use the design on another card.

Lucky me!

This time.

The Design Team, including our fabulous Guest Designer, Chrissie, have
some more wonderful inspiration pieces for you.

Hope you'll ink up your stamps with markers and
 join in the fun at CAS Mix Up
Challenge ends on the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sunflowers (Unity), Just Because (Darcie)
Ink:   Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Daffodil Delight (SU)
Other:  Zig CCRBM (#50 yellow, #52 bright yellow, #43 olive green, #72 beige, #220 tearose, #65 mid brown), Stitched Arch STAX (MFT)


Mac Mable said...

So glad you are safe and hunkered down Bonnie. Thinking of you and your family x
Such a beautiful card and love the die cut shape and matting layer that draws your eyes right in to that fabulous sun flower, so beautifully coloured x.

jimlynn said...

So glad to know you're ok Bonnie. Thankfully it got downgraded....even though it's still causing so much destruction. Hopefully you won't have any flooding or anything like that.

Love your pretty card and the flowers look perfect framed out in theat framework. Lovely!!!


Loll said...

You do have a great selection of sunflower images Bonnie!! This is so bright and cheerful. A lovely pick-me-up after a few days of torrential rain and wind. Very happy that you are safe and that your power continues to be on. The storm has been devastating for so many and my heart and prayers go out to them. xx

Susan said...

Great save of an image you'd ruined! It looks perfect die cut down to fit the stitched arch. Love the yellow border layer - such happy colours in the card.

Keeping you in my thoughts as the storm continues on. May it doe down soon.

Susan said...

That was supposed to say "may the storm die down soon". Sorry.

Liz said...

I hadn't realised you live in North Carolina. For some reason I thought you lived in a state over on the West Coast. Glad you have not had a full force of Florence and hope the storm continues to die down.
Love your card, how could I not love a card with sunflowers! The image is just beautiful and I love the arched die cuts you've used. xx

Trina P. said...

Fantastic save, Bonnie... although I would have never known. It looks like it was meant to be this fabulous. I find yellow can be challenging but your stamping/shading is beautiful and it has amazing depth. Beautiful card.

So happy to hear you are safe and not affected. Trina xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous coloring on your sunflowers, Bonnie! So glad your safe and sound after the hurricane!!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you so much, Bonnie keeping us up to date about how you, your family and our stamping friends have been managing with the storm. What a relief that you are all doing ok.
I love your beautiful Fall sunflowers. Your marker stamping is so colorful and love your framing. TFS your CAS beauty my friend. Love and Hugs for continuing safety.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Yes, I remember that card, Bonnie! You turned the smeared card into this cheerful and beautiful one. I'm always impressed with how well you pull the ink. Love the colors of the flowers and leaves/stalk.

I'm so happy and relieved that you and your family are safe.
Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie what a wonderful save and a stunning card - love it!

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely sunflower Bonnie...and you know I LOVE sunflowers!! Beautifully colored with your Zigs and I love the little frame you used too! So glad to hear you are safe from the storm and hope you dry out soon. Hugs!! :0)

JoAnn said...

So glad you are safe. Love your pretty sunflower with the arched framed. Glad you were able to save it. TFS
Have a wonderful day. ((hugs))

Bunny said...

A wonderful blessing to not be touched by the hurricane.

Lovely sunflower card. It's always a fun flower. [Bunny]

Brenda in IN said...

Sunflowers are so cheerful and bright. Yours is just delightful and a great treat from all the rain. I'm so glad you are safe and sound and were able to make this lovely card.

Sue - said...

Glad to hear that Florence missed you Bonnie. I did in fact look at the map of its route to see if it was near you! Love your bright sunflower card, just what we need to cheer us up! xx

Julia Aston said...

How nice that you could save this image and use it here today Bonnie! love that flat bottom die cut - the watercoloring is so soft and pretty on this! So thankful you are out of harms way with the storm! Julia xx

Ina G said...

Simpleeeeeeeeeee beautiful Bonnie. Perfectly nested with that perfectly shaped die.

Nstiz said...

This card couldn't be more cheerful, Bonnie! Love the wonderful, muted coloring on the leaves and the soft wash around the flowers. The image itself is wonderful and looks like it was such a joy to do. I also love the unique framing on this.

Brenda said...

I do remember that card Bonnie, but thought it was still a beautiful card. I think this one is beautiful too, so it was a nice save-even though I didn't notice the smear on the first one. lol I love the framing of this one, think those dies are so cool. A very cheerful and sunny card with a technique I really need to try as I love the looks you get. Thankful too that all went well for you during the hurricane. This is one reason I don't want to live on the coast-lovely as it is, it is a nice place to visit, but I will stay where I am. Even that is a bit to close to the coast for me. Hugs, Brenda

Jo said...

This sunny card is totally enlightening, the framing is genuinely executed. I love how you give depth to the pastel stamping. Simply beautiful! xx