Thursday, June 20, 2019

Pink Cosmo

Hello crafty friends.  I'm glad you stopped by today!

I had this stamp set out to use the sentiment.  I've used it lots for the sentiment, but
I don't think I'd ever inked the flowers.

They were so much fun to color.  I don't know why it took so long to play with them!

I put the stamp in my MISTI and used a combination of Distress Ink and 
Distress Markers to ink the outline stamp. 

I pulled color into the petals with my waterbrush and added color where 
I needed extra by picking up ink swiped on my palette.

When I was finished coloring, I pulled some of the pink from the edges
of the flowers to create a soft wash.

I used the stamp again by stamping with embossing ink
and heat embossing with white powder.

Then I blended Distress Oxide ink with my brushes (thanks, Trina).
I colored it dark at the top and faded it out toward the bottom to create an
ombre look.

Then I used a damp waterbrush to lift color from the petals.

I loved the soft contrast!

The centers were done with a Copic marker.

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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Cosmo (TT)
Ink:   Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs (DI and DM), Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media, Basic Black (SU), Neenah

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Cosmo (TT), Banner Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   WOW Embossing Pad, Picked Raspberry (DOX)
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Damp Waterbrush to remove color, Yellow Copic Marker, Pearl Thread, Dew Drops


Mac Mable said...

Such beautiful cards Bonnie and the prettiest of colour x The delicate water colouring on the background of your first card looks so pretty against the vibrant pink. Wow to the ombre blending and vibrancy of your second card...I love it x.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, Bonnie. I love the cosmos stamp - I grow the flowers from seed - so much it's on my must have list. The ombre background is lovely too. xx

Craftychris said...

Both of these are beautiful! xxx

Marcia Hill said...

These are both absolutely BEAUTIFUL Bonnie! Love that Cosmo image and you've worked your magic on both of them! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are stunning Bonnie, I especially love the deep colours of your blended ombre background :)

JosieD said...

WOW Bonnie, love this stamp and the 2 different looks. Your water coloring is always amazing! And I appreciate you taking the time to include the deets on how you did it. Enjoy this beautiful NC summer day, my friend.

I Card Everyone said...

Exquisite, times two!!! You have had such fun with this set, Bonnie- and shouldn't let those blooms, or talent, sit idle!
Love the colors!

JoAnn said...

These are beautiful. Love the pretty flowers and your lovely watercoloring.

jimlynn said...

They're both so beautiful and your coloring on that first card is over the top. Stunning!

Darnell said...

A summer delight in beautiful pinks, Bon-Bon! Both your designs are so fresh and cheerful and your coloring is sensational on your flowers and your ombre ink blending!! Hugs, Dolly

Trina P. said...

Oh these are a couple of eye-catchers, Bonnie. Your watercoloring on the first is just beautiful. The ombré background and your color lifting on the second are outstanding. xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercolored 1st card and Stunning Ombre background for your heat embossed 2nd card, Bonnie. TFS both beauties, my friend. Our cosmos are coming up in several places. They add such beautiful later blooming color in our gardens:-) TFS ..Hugs..

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards using this pretty image differently. Love them both, Bonnie. I have this same stamp set and have only used the sentiment. :) We are a pair, aren't we??!! You've inspired me to ink it up! xx

Nstiz said...

Both of these are gorgeous Bonnie. I admit that your painting on that first one just caught my eye! What a spectacular job you did on that. I love that you preserved the details of the blossoms and kept your white space. I may just have to have that set after seeing these!

kiwimeskreations said...

So glad you used this beautiful stamp Bonnie - I love the two different looks you achieved with the different techniques, especially the second one which really shows off the detail in the stamp

Susan Joyce said...

Two lovely cards Bonnie, I love the flower image and the beautiful Ombre background.

Viv said...

Another of my fave TT stamps Bonnie - and it's awesome in Pink!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cosmo cards are gorgeous, Bonnie! I love both of them! The watercolored flowers are so delicate and pretty. LOve the pale wash in the background. The smooth and pretty pink ombre background looks fantastic with the white heat-embossed cosmos. The soft contrast and the dew drops are just perfect. A feast for the eyes times 2!
Hideko xx

Jo said...

Both are absolutely stunning, Love all the light reflecting on the first and the second is really special. I do love how the strong BG brings out the softness of those Cosmos. Truly effective. Beautiful! xx

Pat said...

Stunning watercoloured flowers and then again on the second the fabulous ombre look, so bright and beautiful Bonnie. x

Bobby said...

Yeu did a beautiful job of coloring those Cosmos, Bonnie. The embossed ones look almost transparent.

BożenA said...

WOW! Both the stamp and the coloring are amazing. Both cards are fabulous, but the first card with all these colors and gradations of colors stunned me. This is another outstanding creation, Bonnie !!!