Saturday, February 2, 2019

Red and Pink for CAS Watercolour

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

It's time for a new challenge at
CAS Watercolour.

This month Marcia chose our challenge

Our Design Team has some fabulous inspiration pieces for you and
our friend Darnell, our Guest Designer, has a delightful card to inspire you too.

To do my card, I stamped and heat embossed this vase and flower in white
for an embossed resist design.  A sweet friend gave me this stamp set
and it's been in my NBUS box far too long!

My color for the vase was a tiny bit of Lindy's Magicals in the palette
mixed with a little bit of water.  It makes for a really rich color.

I colored the flower with a bit of Blushing Bride re-inker and added
some depth by picking up Regal Rose from the ink pad.

I masked the flower and vase with sticky notes and inked the
stem and leaves with Old Olive, then used my waterbrush to move the color
and added some more color with ink picked up from the inkpad.

I did a wet on wet technique for the background.

I couldn't decide on a sentiment so I left it blank for now.

I gave the design a narrow mat to bring out the red and put it all
on a card base made from watercolor paper.  I love the texture it adds.

I hope you'll join us at CAS Watercolour.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flower Vase Set (Darcie's Heart and Home)
Ink:   WOW Emboss Pad, Old Olive, Regal Rose (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Riding Hood Red, Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Lindy's Magicals (Autumn Maple Crimson), Blushing Bride re-inker (SU), White EP (SU),
Rainstones (PTI)


Darnell said...

Fantastic painting on this beautiful card, Bon-Bon! Another one to frame for the wall!! Love, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

The resist effect of the white heat-embossing makes the pink flower and the dark red vase look so clean and pretty, Bonnie!
The Lindy's Magical's crimson color is rich and beautiful, and the shading of the flower is so well done. And I always love your watercolored backgrounds. The red trim and the rainstones are a really nice touch.
This card somehow reminds me of Pierre Bonnard's paintings. :-)
Hideko x

Loll said...

Beautiful design Bonnie! Such a pretty flower and vase heat embossed in white and watercoloured. I love how the soft pink envelopes you flower and vase. xx

Trina P. said...

Another watercolour beauty, Bonnie. Your background washes are always so soft and highlights the focal image perfectly. xx

Marcia Hill said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie!! I love that vase and I bet there's a lot of shimmer and shine to it having used the Lindy's Magicals! Great idea to emboss it all with white first too so that the design really shows up!! Love your softly colored pink background too!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Bobby said...

The pink washed background really makes the gorgeous vase and flower stand out, Bonnie. The Magicals gave such a wonderful rich color to that vase.

Brenda in IN said...

That vase is gorgeous. I've read over your post several times to get how you did all the coloring. Wow, what a lot of different ideas to try. It turned out so beautiful.

BożenA said...

This is another amazing inspiration for the watercolor challenge. He loves, your cards made in this technique, I love the delicate bleeding of colors, it's so unique

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful masking and water colouring on your very pretty card Bonnie x. The pinks and reds sure do look fabulous x

Jo said...

This is my kind of card, that vase has so much variation in depth and clearly as beautiful as that solo flower. The matting and pinkish BG give the perfect framing for this flower & vase duo. A true Girl card, wonderfully displayed. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, I love the vase it's so pretty in deep red lindy's shimmer. Wonderful watercoloured background for your pretty flower :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your pink watercolor wash behind this beautiful bloom and pretty vase Bonnie!

Nstiz said...

Not only do I love your beautiful painting but that vase is a real eye-catcher. Great job on that Bonnie! Your soft background wash compliments it so perfectly.

Susan said...

Beautiful use of red and pink, Bonnie! Such a great vase and flower image. I love what the Lindy's Magicals did for the painting on the vase!

Karen Dunbrook said...

very pretty card the shades of red and pinks.
xx Karen

Linda said...

What a gorgeous work of art. The single bloom looks so pretty in that lovely vase .... great job! xx

Brenda said...

Wow, what an amazing card Bonnie! I love the pinks you have used-your pink washed background, that vivid vase, that bloom-all so gorgeous and stunning! You and Loll always amaze me because just when I think you can't get any better, you both do! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

A beautiful, very feminine card. I love the delicacy of a rose, a light background brush with a color and a strong accent of red in a vase. Great creation, Bonnie
BożenA xx