Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sunny Twofer

Hi there.  I hope you are well and I'm glad you stopped by!

I'm playing in the Twofer Challenge today.
I dug out my one sunshine die and cut it from some bright yellow Brusho background.

For the first card, I die cut three sunshines and layered them. I also die cut
a stem and leaves from a Tim Holtz flower set.

I colored the stem while it was laying on a piece of watercolor paper and
let the color run off.  While it was good and wet, I turned it upside down and
pressed it onto the watercolor paper.

Since the flower was already colored, I spritzed one and pressed it onto the
watercolor background.

I used some prills for the flower seeds and stamped a
birthday sentiment.

For my twofer, I stamped and used Copics to color the sweet hedgehog
sitting on a flower.

The background was a mop up piece and I placed the hedgie
looking at the sun.  Actually he's looking at a bird flying over.  We
should never look directly at the sun!

I have a new computer and the colors look a bit off to me.  I hope they look
fine from your end.  I never know how my words are going to look either.
The keyboard keeps playing tricks on me! 😉

Krafty Chicks - Clean and Simple Week
Penny Black Saturday Challenge. - ATG with option of "Make the Sentiment the Focus"
Penny Black and More - Say It With Flowers
Twofer #30 - Sun/Moon
Double D Challenge- Sunflowers 


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Birthday Love (PB)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Watercolor (TH), Neenah
Other:  Stitched Sun Die (LI -OOB), Bountiful Sunflower (for stem-for stem), Brushos, Prills

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Just for You (PB), Many Everyday Messages (HA)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Daffodil Delight (SU), Neenah
Other:  Stitched Sun Die (LI -OOB), Copics (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E13, E25, Y13, Y15, YG95, R81, R83, R29), Double Pierced Rectangle Die (AE), Brusho Mop Up piece


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fabulous Twofer with that sun die cut, Bonnie!! Just love the sweet hedgie looking towards (we'll say) the sun and the yummy layered flower with the prills! Gorgeous background too!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous pair of cards Bonnie - love them both
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

Your first card looks amazing Bonnie, so very unique and with a stunner of a background x. Super adorable hedgie card and so very pretty x. Your colours look so pretty my end Bonnie x.

Pat said...

Two brilliant ideas using that pretty sun die Bonnie, and love it used with the sweet hedgie and then as a triple layer daisy type flower, both beautifully coloured and love the super inky background detail behind the flower and then the stitched aperture framing the sun with the cute hedgie fussy cut and added over the edge of the frame, and two wonderful sentiments too. x

Sandy said...

I am in to backgrounds these days and you are definitely coming up with some pretty backgrounds. I can feel the heat coming off your first card - as they say in the song "some like it hot,hot,hot".
Sandy xx

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous use of your one and only sun die, Bonnie ... a fabulous duo! The soft background sets off the bright, layered, texture-y sunflower beautifully ... and how cute is that little hedgie ... looks as though he's sunning himself! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, let me just say this: WWCD!
Amazing times two!

Susan said...

So clever, Bonnie, to layer the sun die to create the sunflower! And I love the way you did the background using the watercolour that came off while painting the stem and from the sun die cut to create the watery yellow impression. Love that sentiment too!

The second card is so sweet with the hedgehog enjoying the warmth of the sun. Great job on the Twofer.

Trina P. said...

Cute hedgehog card. Stretching that sun die to create a “sun”flower is brilliant! Beautiful print making background, too.
You should enter that one to Double D Sunflowers challenge

Christine Alexander said...

awe your little hedgie is adorable and great use of the die cute :)

Loll said...

Wonderful, sunny twofers Bonnie! LOVE your sweet hedgie sitting on the flower. Your mop-up makes a lovely and soft sky for the background. LOVE your sweet sunflower die! Another fantastic exmple of the print making with die-cuts. You are on a roll with this technique! Both cards are so fun, bright and happy! xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The colours look good to me and so do your very clever and beautiful cards.
Faith x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Love the cards and the technique on the sunflower card! xox

Leanne said...

Such pretty cards, like the bright yellow and the sentiment, is awesome, thanks for playing our challenge this week B!

Leanne DT/KC

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS twofers Bonnie!! Your SUNflower card is so pretty...I just love that background technique! Love that sentiment's so big and balances out the rest of the card! And your little hedgie card is just so stinkin CUTE, although you're right about him not supposed to be staring at the SUN! Two amazing cards my them both!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda said...

Wow, these are two fabulous twofers Bonnie! I love the first one and how you took your sun and made it into a flower-it is gorgeous! That background, to die for! Your second card is as adorable as it can get, loving the hedgie image, he is so sweet, again loving the background on this one as well. Hugs, Brenda

Diane said...

Two fabulously created cards, so clever! The colors looks perfect form my end!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

scrappymo! said...

These are both wonderful cards, Bonnie!

I love the look of the technique you used on the last is like a coloured shadow or a muted look at the rest of the bush of flowers in the background!

The hedgie is adorable...yes, he is defo looking at a bird!

TK said...

Two fun cards, and I LOVE your sunflower take on that sun die!

Brenda in IN said...

These are terrific twofer's Bonnie. I love the "sunflower", it is charming and you can't go wrong with a hedgie. He is adorable perched on the flower.

Darlene said...

Both cards are just fabulous Bonnie! LOVE that sunflower ... beautiful dimension! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sunflowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

Bobby said...

Amazing use of that sun die, Bonnie. It made a beautiful sunflower, and why shouldn't it. lol I know what you mean about computers. I'm doing everything on my Chromebook as I learn how it works and things don't always go as planned.

HilaryJane said...

The colours look great, so summery and cheerful. Love both cards xx

Heather said...

what a gorgeous pair of cards, I love the texture and background of the flower card especially.

Barbara said...

What a bright and sweet card. ! How much do I love this card? Let me count the ways. Lol Thanks so much for sharing with use at Double D Challenge.
Barbara DT

Darnell said...

The colors are completely sensational, Bon! And so are your two designs! I have to start first with spitting my wodka out on my keyboard with your krack about never looking directly at the sun! You did a fabulous job of coloring the hedgie on his flower and you found a perfect mop up sky for his behind. I mean for behind him! But, girl, it's your print background using the sun🌀flower that took my breath away today! Didn't you have trouble putting the flower (pretty as it is) over the top of that gorgeous background? I would have. And another terrific sediment! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #30! Keep Well! Hugs, Dolly

Ros Crawford said...

Two terrific creations but I have to say I love that way you did the background on the sunflower... So beautiful Bonnie!

Jo said...

Love your twofers. That first is brilliant, those prills make for a convincing sunflower. You definitely are the sentiment. Love the coloring on the second, that hedgie has found a friend :D

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Bonnie!
I saw your art over on Dar & Diane's challenge blog, and had to come by for a closer look. Your cards are beautifully done. I'd really LOVE to have you stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Our FUN challenges are always Anything Goes, and we had AWESOME prizes. It would be a real treat to have you play along. I enjoy your art.
Have a blessed week, and take care.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Sue - said...

Two wonderful cards Bonnie. I particularly like the flower - so clever! Hope you and your family are all keeping well and safe.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Bonnie them both...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

BożenA said...

Oh, what two lovely cards, Bonnie. Perfect use of the sun die to create two creations. I especially love the first card with this cute hedgehog.

Kara Lynne said...

Both of your cards are fantastic, Bonnie! I love that little hedgie looking towards the sun and with such a perfect sentiment to go along with the scene! Your sunflower is wonderful! I love the center you gave it, and that background created by the flower itself is so cool! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the cheerful twofers, Bonnie!
It's a clever idea to make a sunflower by layering the sunshine die-cuts! Your print making background is as beautiful as ever. The prills are perfect for the seeds.
You colored the hedge and the flower so pretty. I couldn't help chuckling in front of my computer when reading "We should never look directly at the sun!"
Hideko xx

Vicky Hayes said...

A brilliant twofer as always Bonnie! Vicky x

Leslie Miller said...

Utterly fabulous, Bonnie! Very clever to make a sunflower. It just makes sense!

Helen said...

This is such a super sweet little hedgie image, Bonnie! I love your clever design and the way you have used the die cut for the sun and then for that sweet flower! Thanks so much for joining us at the PB Saturday Challenge this week. Take care! :)