Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cones and Berries Thank You

Hello friends.  Today we are launching a new challenge at
CAS Watercolour

We'll be cutting all our CAS Challenges short this month.  More on that later.

I've used my MISTI to ink this stamp with markers, stamping and
using a damp water brush to move the ink.

When it was all dry, I smooshed some Distress Ink on my palette
and using a wet on wet technique, did a light wash around the design.

I wish I could remember to do the red after the wash!

Adding a little pink to the wash makes the bleed fade into the background better.

I'm hosting the challenge this month.

This month's challenge will only run for two weeks.  The challenge closes on December 15th midnight (PST).

Our Design team is joined by the fantastic Michele (I Card Everyone),
and have some lovely designs to inspire you!

I hope you'll join us at CAS Watercolour in the next two weeks.
You know you're going to need some thank you cards!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Cones & Berries (PB), Thoughtful Messages (SSS)
Ink:  Walnut Stain, Festive Berries (DM), Tumbled Glass (DI), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah
Other:  MISTI, Water Brush


Tee said...

Beautiful card, love the soft background!

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, your stamp choice, and execution, is just stunning! You DO know how to keep it CAS and gorgeous with the best of them! Thank you letting me hang with you girls this challenge! xx

LeAnne said...

This is GORGEOUS as usual, and I am thrilled to see Michele has joined your team...I cannot WAIT to see her contributions! She is a queen of CAS and always has cool cards...she really thinks outside the box!

Loll said...

Your watercoloured cards are always STUNNING, my friend. This one is no exception! I love this image and so beautiful with the soft blue (and subtle pink) background. Great way to save your image. Can't tell that you had any trouble with the red bleeding! xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous design, Bonnie. The stamped image is beautiful and I love the delicate background. xx

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Beautifully watercoloured as usual. Wonderful colours. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING card and earlier ones too. Fab work.

jimlynn said...

Totally gorgeous!!! LOVE everything about this one.

Susan said...

Absolutely fabulous use of that stamp, Bonnie - beautifully watercoloured, great background wash, and perfectly fitted sentiment! Good idea to do the red berries after doing the background wash - I never think to do that!

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a beautiful card Bonnie. The water colouring is amazing and what a fantastic image....loving the red too x

Nstiz said...

You really mastered that technique, Bonnie! And once again you succeeded in a gorgeous soft wash for this image. Outstanding coloring on this one too.

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, I love your soft watercolour background and that beautiful pine cone and berry image. Gorgeous card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous - love the soft, almost 'sunrise' toned background

Marcia Hill said...

I love this Cones and Berries stamp Bonnie and you've water colored it just perfectly...especially loving the light blue wash around the image! One of these days I'm going to have to give that a try...I'm always afraid I'm going to mess up after I've spent all that time on the main image! But anyway, lovely, lovely thank you card my friend!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

The card in the picture looks gorgeous, Bonnie! But I know the actual colors and the subtleties are superb!! I'm so lucky to own this card, my friend. I enjoy looking at it every day. Thank you!
Hideko :-)

Jo said...

Great winter scene, the bleeding works for me since the background has the purplish tint.
A superb Christmas card full of reality, I should know living in the snow LOL 😂
LOVE it xx

BożenA said...

I just can not take my eyes off this card! A wonderful washed out watercolor background and a beautiful festive motif of a knot with pine cone and blueberries.

Pat said...

This PB cone and berries image is lovely Bonnie and you have coloured it beautifully. I love the soft blue tones behind the image too. x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wonderful card Bonnie...great challenge too!
I am so sorry I am so late at responding...with all these extra daycare kids, a best friend in crisis and all the Christmas festivities, I feel like I dropped the ball on other parts of my life.
Happy New Year mf
x Karen