Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Winter Cheer for CAS Watercolour

It's the start of a new year.  I hope it's a good one for you!

Our first, and very appropriate challenge for the year at
CAS Watercolour
is hosted by our very talented Susan


Here's what I did.


This was done with a Penny Black Brush Stroke stamp place in my MISTI.

I've inked small sections with Distress Markers, stamped then moved
the ink with a damp waterbrush and stamped again as needed
until I was happy with the images.

The big leaf on the left was the first one and didn't look too good.

Using a frame around it covered up the mess boo boo.

Some chunky Frantage added some snow to the scene.

The Design team and our talented Guest Designer, Janet
have some awesome samples to inspire  you.

I hope to see your creations at


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Xmas Sprigs, Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Distress Markers (bundled sage, forest moss, tea dye, festive berries, fired brick), Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah (110 lb. Solar White)
Other:  Pierced Rectangles Die (Avery Elle)


24 comments:

Pat said...

Your wonderful watercoloured foliage is perfect for the theme Bonnie, and very honest of you to admit to a boo boo, but it looks perfectly framed within the pierced rectangle, and the colours, especially the berries, are really beautiful and love the pretty blue sky and falling snow too. x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Winter foliage and red berries image, Bonnie. Perfect and beautifully watercolored stamped Winter card. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

I can feel the chill in the air with that icy blue sky and the drifting snowflakes! Love your watercolouring on the leaves and berries, and what a perfect sentiment! Thanks so much for making such a great card for the theme I chose!

Mac Mable said...

Such an Icy look to your gorgeous card and what fabulous water colouring. Loving the splats of frantage and the frame is perfect too x.

Liz said...

Lovely card, Bonnie. The added 'snow' is a perfect finishing touch. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I checked out the stamp set just now at PB and now I know how beautifully your coloring brings the image to life, Bonnie! I love the depth of the colors and all the details including the fine veins. The chunky Frantage snow is a pretty finishing touch.
I would have never known your little secret until I read your blog. :-)
Hideko xx

Loll said...

BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! LOVE that pretty stamp from PB ... you have really brought it to life. Aren't frames the BEST for covering up boo-boos??!! Also brings focus to your amazing image. LOVE the chunky white frantage to finish. xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. Boo-boo? Don’t see any... I’m taken by that amazing frame. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gorgeous watercolouring. Love the frantage... something else to add to my list. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Happy new year! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

My Paper Epiphany said...

So soft and pretty! The frame is the perfect fit and I love the snowy splatter:)

Christine Alexander said...

There may have been a boo boo but you framed the image beautifully. Great watercolour and love the wash background.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the wide frame. It looks like it belongs there and not just to cover up a boo boo. Love your card!
Lynn

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! I love this image, love the colors you chose for it. Your sky is so pretty as well. Then there is the "snow", so love that snow falling! We would have never been the wiser about the boo boo if you hadn't told, the frame covered it up perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

BEAUTIFUL Wintry card Bonnie! Love that image and your water coloring is wonderful...and wouldn't even have known about the "boo-boo" as the frame looks like you always planned to add it! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Nstiz said...

What a wonderful watercolor look you achieved, Bonnie! Mine never quite come out this good but love that technique. I’ve always loved your soft wash in your background too. Beautifully done!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love your watercoloring of the leaves and the added snow. The frames looks perfect over the image and is a great way to cover up our boo-boos. TFS

Darnell said...

Your holly looks sensational even in the middle of a snow storm, Bon-Bon! You are rocking the no-line watercoloring!! Happy New Year Hugs, Dolly

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, and I love your creative use of the frame - must remember that ...
Blessings
Maxine

Bobby said...

That is such a great technique, Bonnie, and the Frantage gives a realistic snowy look to your lovely winter card.

Sandy said...

Oh so pretty!
Sandy xx

Doris said...

Branches with berries are a terrific combination of colors for cards, especially in the winter. You captured the look of mid-winter perfectly!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful watercoloring of your lovely stamp with your misti and markers Bonnie! I have to practice this - heaven knows I have lots of these PB stamps after seeing you and Loll using them so much!! great save on the leaf that didn't come out so well - love the touch of Frantage snow! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

Sorry I'm so late at commenting Bonnie...
Such a lovely card, great results on your watercolour card.
xx Karen

Jo said...

Such a pretty stamp and so well coloured. The subtle blue sky keeps the subject wintery, especially with the splatters of those snowflakes. Definitely Winter Cheer, ...for me xx

BoลผenA said...

I love how snow gently covers the picture. What a beautiful winter scene. Exactly like now with us in Poland, when it's snowing.
Hugs,
BoลผenA