Sunday, September 16, 2018

Watercolor Birches

Hello there.

We have rain, rain and more rain!

Today I'm sharing a bright card for CAS Watercolour.

This month our challenge is

I stamped the birch trees from the Nature's Silhouettes set with
Weathered Wood Distress ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

I chose this watercolor paper because it is a brighter white.

I wet the paper around the trees with clear water and added some
Scattered Straw Distress Ink that I'd swiped on my palette
and picked up with the waterbrush.

It wasn't dark enough so I added some Fossilized Amber
ink using the same technique.

I had some Lindy's Magicals on my palette from a previous project
so I picked that up and added it at the top.

When it was dry, I inked a foliage stamp from the same set
with Peeled Paint ink, stamped off on scrap then stamped.

I masked the trees with sticky notes and stamped some
foliage between the trees.

The frame was already die cut and waiting for a home.
The "painting" was a perfect fit.

The whole design is on a piece of foam for dimension.

There's still a week to join in at
CAS Watercolour
and the Design Team with our talented Guest Designer, Ros
have lots of inspiration pieces to share with you.
I hope to see your watercolor trees in the gallery.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Nature's Silhouettes (PB), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Smokey Gray Versafine
Paper:   Watercolor (Tim Holtz), Basic Gray (SU), Neenah
Other:  Lindy's Hag Wart Orange, Water Brush, Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS), Foam


Liz said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie, the colours are beautiful. xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the birch

jimlynn said...

You do amazing things with those watercolors Bonnie! This is just beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful watercolored trees, Bonnie! So serene & I love the orange wash!!

Loll said...

The colours of your sunset are STUNNING! Love the bright shades of orange against the pretty green shrubbery. The birch trees are awesome. Great design, my friend! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such beautiful sunset scene, Bonnie! I just love the colors you used. And your choice of watercolor paper (TH's brighter white one) is perfect for the birch trees. The soft foliage stamping is a very nice touch! Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful but tiny scene you have created here Bonnie - love all the 'texture' and detail

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card Bonnie... Beautifully done!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning background and such a wonderful water colour effect. The birch trees look majestic and your card is fabulous x.

Brenda in IN said...

You do such lovely watercolor and this is just beautiful. A wonderful soft fall scene with authentic foliage. I love this card!

Nstiz said...

You did an incredible job with your watercoloring, Bonnie! Love the loose painting of the trees between and to the side of these wonderful birch trees. Your colors are just gorgeous, so perfect for fall!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Bonnie and I love, love, LOVE your bright and sunny colors...SOOOO pretty!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Fall Work of Art, Bonnie. You should frame your small watercolor card. It would be a wonderful piece to display on a small palette on a table:-) I LOVE your colors, birch trees and added watercolor trees. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this scene is just stunning! I love those trees, but it is that background sky that is on fire! The green looks like other trees and looks so pretty in this scene. I really love those birch trees. Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

Oh, Bonnie! Your card is so artistic! I love how you imposed color patches, I love the final effect. And your colors are so beautifully chosen ,,, reminds me of the sunset on a hot summer day. A great card, I love it.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card with great watercoloring!

I know what you mean with the rain, rain, and more rain...In fact, it's raining right now where I live, and it rained yesterday, and it's supposed to rain tomorrow...

Susan said...

Beautiful autumn colours behind your birch tree trunks. Love the way you offset the panel to the left and the sentiment to the right!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this Bonnie...the bkg just glows like a Fall beautiful.
xx Karen

Jo said...

Such a lovely background for these birch trees, the bright contrast brings them out. The green foliage with the different intensities are very convincing. Beautiful balance. Always love your framing xx

MaryH said...

These trees are just beautiful! And I love what you've done with the background and frame too. I can see you doing a lot of cards with these trees, and it was fun reading the different products you've used on this one! TFS