Saturday, May 23, 2020

Full Bloom More Twofer

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I hope you're feeling healthy and creative these days.

card #1 - Sympathy

This is super Quick Clean and Simple (QCAS)!
Stamp twice on white cardstock with black ink, die cut a piece from the middle,
mount it on a piece of contrasting cardstock just a bit bigger and stick it on top.
Monochrome is what the Flower Challenge is looking for this month,

Twofer - Birthday

This one took a bit more time.  I stamped and watercolored with
Gansai Tambi paints.  This little black strip of straight cutting was laying
beside my paper cutter.  Straight little strips aren't the norm around here
so I added it to this card. 

Penny Black Saturday: Anything Goes/(Optional Inspired by a Song)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes/(Optional Tropical)


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Edited to correct...the stamp is Full of Glee not Full Bloom by Penny Black.  Oops

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Full of Glee (PB)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  Neenah, Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Double Pierced Rectangles Dies (AE)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Full Bloom, Heartfelt (PB)
Ink:  Archival Shadow Gray, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Neenah, Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors (139 Purple, 54 Olive, 61 Cornflower Blue), XStitch Borders (Gina Marie), Black Twine (FSJ)


JosieD said...

Very interesting what a contrast in the 2 cards using that beautiful Penny Black stamp and your always amazing creative skills!

Brenda in IN said...

You wouldn't realize this is the same stamp by the different designs and color. Two beautiful cards, Bonnie. The watercolor is lovely and I really like that Gina Marie XStitch border.

BożenA said...

Another amazing combo in the Twofer challenge. The sympathy card is elegant and the colors are perfect for such an occasion. The second card is teeming with life and exploding with color. I adore her

HilaryJane said...

It is so nice to see the same stamp used to create 2 very different cards. Love the watercoloring on the second one and the lovely clean black and white of the first one xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your purple flowers just jumped out at me from the gallery! Gorgeous coloring - thanks for joining in at STB

Christine Alexander said...

Amazing to see the contrast with the two cards Bonnie, the simplicity of black and white is stunning and the vibrance of the purple flower is gorgeous.

Pat said...

Two beautiful ways of using this pretty PB flower Bonnie, and love just the outline with the central black backed stitched rectangle which adds just the right amount of interest, and then the beautifully coloured purple flowers with the watery blue background, and the black strip across and the black twine bow, and sentiment beneath have finished this so prettily. x

Loll said...

Amazing designs for Twofer Bonnie! LOVE the monochromatic with the raised center. Perfect design for a sympathy card. And your colouring of the purple card is STUNNING! You are on a roll, my friend! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, amazing Twofers, Bonnie! The sympathy card is beautifully designed and the monochromatic color scheme is perfect for the occasion.
The watercolored flowers are simply gorgeous! I LOVE the colors and the beautiful shading!
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

I love that flower image, Bonnie, and it looks good both colored and uncolored. Bordering and popping up the center of the monochrome adds a lot of interest. Thanks for sharing that one at The Flower Challenge. Beautiful coloring on the purple one. Love the slight wash and splatters.

Nstiz said...

These are fantastic, Bonnie. Love the black and white for a sympathy. Your painting is just GORGEOUS so tell me when I can come for my lessons. Your highlights are perfect, something I never achieve. You did a remarkable job on that. It should be framed!!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your bloomers, Bonnie! wait... lol
That black and white is fabulous... but I adore the purple; water colored beautifully I must add.

Karen Dunbrook said...

both gorgeous cards....they look so unique from each other.
well done mf.
xx Karen

Marcia Hill said...

Both are absolutely beautiful Bonnie! LOVE your black & white may be quick and simple but it sure packs a punch!! And your beautifully water colored card is SOOOOO pretty in the purples with the little black strip! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Darnell said...

What a cool QACAS card your first design is, Bon! So simples, but hugely impactful and perfect for a sympathy card ~ pinning! You have made the same image sing in purple hues on your birthday card! It's stunning and I love the soft blue background and soft schplatters! Thank you for the reminder to reach for my GTW more often. The colors are so much deeper. And thank you so much for playing again in Twofer Card Challenge #27! Take care and keep safe. Hugs, Dolly

Vicky Hayes said...

It never fails to amaze me how different a stamp looks when it's used in different ways. I love the simplicity of your sympathy card and then the mood changes to a bright and breezy birthday with those pretty purples and greens! Vicky x

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful designs with this lovely floral stamp Bonnie! Love the black and white sympathy design - and the beautiful colors and splatter on the birthday one!

TK said...

Lovely basic Sympathy card, and it really fits the bill. Your second is beautifully colored, and beautiful splats too (I see to be noticing those lately)

TK said...

Again, I love the black & white -- it just really says a statement without much ado -- perfect!

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie these are stunning - love the drama of the block and white, the added 'frame' and dimension is perfect. Your colouring of the second image is perfect.
Stay safe

Ros Crawford said...

That's a beautiful stamp and you've created two wonderful cards... Loving the painted one Bonnie.

Mac Mable said...

Great showcasing of the Full of Glee flower stamp. Just goes to show how very different it can look when it is beautifully water coloured and then in the classy monochromatic x.

JoAnn said...

Two lovely cards. I like the technique of stamping and cutting the center out and layering it. Your coloring on the purple flower is beautiful. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

Trina P. said...

You’ve nailed the challenges with these gorgeous twofers, Bonnie. Great design on the monochromatic sympathy card. Your birthday card may have taken longer to do, but we’ll worth it... so beautifully watercolored.

Leslie Miller said...

A brilliant and beautiful twofer, Bonnie! I love the monotone for a sympathy card. You gave it great style. That PB stamp is gorgeous enough on it's own even without coloring. However, just look at what a stunning card you made with it all colored up! Wonderful!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Your black and white design is so stylish and the watercolouring is so soft and pretty!

TaeEun said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Bonnie! The monochromatic card is very elegant and calm! A perfect design for a sympathy card! The coloring on the birthday card is fabulous! Love the highlights on the petals! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Cara said...

I love how stylish and understated this is. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

Jo said...

Same stamp with two so very different awesome results. Love the "off the edge, black and white classic! The second is just as beautiful. Two different themes, truly original.

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love the two different looks from the same stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous stamps, the second one is just stunning - beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining this months PBSC
Lorraine x