Sunday, January 10, 2021

Flowers in Bloom Twofer

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

I have some exciting news to share.
I've joined the Design Team at my dear friend, Darnell's Twofer Challenge.
I am so excited to be joining the talented ladies at this fun challenge!

As you may have guessed, the challenge this month is...

I have so many flower stamps and dies.  It was hard to choose, but this
MFT stamp won out.

I stamped the flowers with distress stain for a no-line watercolor look and
colored with some Distress Stain and Ink smooshed on my palette.  I used a
damp waterbrush to pick up the color and paint the flowers.

When it was dry, I added some highlights to the nooks and crannies with
Caran d'ache Supracolor pencils. 

I used the die to cut out the finished flowers and tucked them into
the die cut frame.

For my twofer...

I changed the orientation of my flowers and made a thinking of you card.

I stamped the flowers with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

To color, I pressed Wilted Violet Distress Ink on my palette and sprinkled with 
Pearl Perfect Pearls then mixed with  a bit of water, picking the ink up with my waterbrush and
coloring the petals.

After I added the wash and it dried, I die cut the flowers and also die cut from Neenah.
Inset the Neenah die cut and added the colored flowers on top.

The flowers have a lovely shine.

I hope you'll visit the Twofer Challenge and check out the beautiful flowers
our talented Design Team have created to inspire you. And two of my awesome
friends, Brenda and Viv, are Guest Designing this month. Then I hope you'll add your
pretty blooms to the gallery.

Since I used Heat Embossing, I'll take this to 

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Flowers in Bloom (MFT), Cosmo (TT)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany (DS), Peeled Paint (DM)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Black, Neenah
Other:  Flowers in Bloom Die (MFT), Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils (Black, Dk Carmine), White Gelly Roll Pen

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Flowers in Bloom, (MFT), Every Day Sayings (HA)
Ink:   VersaMark, Wilted Violet (DI), Gorgeous Grape (SU), Tumbled Glass re-inker (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media, Neenah
Other:  Flowers in Bloom Die (MFT), White EP, Brown Sharpie, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencil (Aubergine), White Gelly Roll Pen


Anita in France said...

Welcome Bonnie ... so happy to have you join our happy DT! Your debut twofer is gorgeous ... awesome colouring on both! Those delicate poppies peeking out from the stitched frame really pop against all the yummy white ... and the shimmer and shine on your second design is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Viv said...

2 beauties Bonnie!
Congrats on the DT too! x

oldpunca said...

I'm so excited as you are, to become the member of Twofer Card. Love your cards. You've use fantastic flowers for both of them. Especially I like your fabulous coloring. It is so clever how you placed the blooms on the first card. On the second card the color combo is fantastic.
Have a great year 2021!
Hugs, Sonja

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations on the DT Bonnie, well deserved. Your cards are amazing and beautiful.
Faith x

Sandy said...

Congratulations and I do think that the "Twofer" team is lucky to have you! Beautiful cards Bonnie - my very favorite is the first card and in all my wisdom, I do not have a clue what MFT means or who it is!!
I love the clear bright red on the white card stock.
Sandy xx

JoAnn said...

Congrats on the design team. Your cards are gorgeous. The red flowers really stand out. I too will have a hard time deciding which flower stamps/dies to use as I have so many and that is my favorite kind of card to make.

JosieD said...

A BIG CONGRATS on joining the Twofer Design Team! These 2 cards are so beautiful and as always, thank you for the thorough deets in how you did it. Part of my brain is starting to think about making cards for spring so your twofer is sure a great motivator.

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations Bonnie on joining the design team x.
Wow ...what a stunning Birthday card.....So vibrant and the pop of red looks amazing against the crisp white x.
The shine looks so pretty on your 'thinking of you' card and what a beautiful card it is x.
Thank you for the wondaful inspiration with these two stand out cards Bonnie x.

Nstiz said...

Congratulations, Bonnie! These are just gorgeous and again, I just love your watercoloring since you always manage highlights so beautifully. The two different uses of that stamp and dies are so creative as is the use of perfect pearls in the paint. I had scrambled to look for that awesome reindeer stamp you used on your last post and have a hunch I’ll be doing the same with this stamp and die! Thanks too for always listing your supplies.

JD/ Jill said...

First of all, congrats on the DT!
Your cards are fabulous! Love the design and colors!

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations, Bonnie, on joining the design team. This is such a great challenge and I'm delighted to see your designs. This is a lovely start with this beautiful stamp. You have shown it so well with the water colored stain and pencils. The shine just glistens on the purple flowers and that I like that framing.

marilyn said...

Great cards...really like how you used the frames with the flowers. The DT is LUCKY to have YOU join them!

Susan said...

Congratulations on joining the Twofer Design Team!! Looking forward to seeing what you make for the challenges. You've started out really well - I love both of these cards, especially the red one with the flowers coming out of the frame so perfectly (gorgeous shading on them too!). The blue and mauve of the second one make a lovely colour combination and the shine from the Perfect Pearls is wonderful.

Leslie Miller said...

Congrats on your new job, Bonnie! You're a good fit and that's clearly apparent with your two beautiful samples this month. Gorgeous flowers, beautifully colored and designed. I like how you inset the flowers in your second card, only slightly raised by the layer underneath. You're going to have fun!

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm delighted to see you've joined the design team at Twofer Bonnie. I struggle with joining in with this challenge mainly because it takes me so long to photograph two cards I think! I will try harder!!
Your two cards are gorgeous. What a lovely stamp that is and your colouring is always wonderful. Vicky x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful no-line watercoloring and I love that you chose bold red for your birthday card, Bonnie! I also love how you created the background on your 2nd works perfectly with the white details! Thanks so much for inspiring me to play along! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous flowers both ways, Bonnie!! Congrats on joining the Twofer DT - you'll be so inspiring there as with other challenges!!

Darnell said...

Thank you so much for agreeing to join the TCC Team, Bon! We feel very fortunate to have you and your talent to inspire our players! You've used one of my favorite poppy stamps to make your beautiful Twofers! I love your coloring on both and how you have the flowers peeking out of the wide frame on your first card design and then in all their stately glory on your second design! I love the background, the wonderful schparkle, and the narrow frame you used! Lots of hugs, Dolly

Loll said...

Congrats on joining the Twofer Team!! YAY! What a way to start with a bang! These flowers are GORGEOUS, my friend! Your colouring and shadng are amazing and I LOVE the shimmer from the perfect pearls added to your purple flower. Gorgeous designs for both cards! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on joining Twofer Bonnie, I'm so excited for you :)
Great start with your flower cards, amazing shading on the red version and I love the shimmer on the purple :)

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Congratulations Bonnie for being chosen the new DT Girl for Dolly's Twofer Challenge:-) Your 1st Twofer cards are Stunning. I love your coloring of the die cut flowers and your beautiful and very different card designs for different occasions. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Karen Dunbrook said...

just stunning!!! Congrats on joining the team...well deserved.
I miss all of you at the CAS. Take care, crazy times we are living in right now.
xx Karen

Brenda said...

How exciting that you have join the team of designers over at the Twofer Challenge!!! They picked the right gal to join! Your twofers are stunning. I love the birthday one, those flowers have such depth and look so real, like I could just pluck them right off the page! Love, love, love this one. The second twofer is just as beautiful. The flow of the colors, the color combo and the shimmer is just so pretty. I can imagine seeing these pretty flowers blowing softly in the summer breeze. Hugs, Brenda

Colleen said...

Bonnie, these two cards are just amazing! I love those flowers and your designs. Congrats on joining the team!!

Ros Crawford said...

I am thrilled for you! Congrats! And what beautiful cards Bonnie! I especially love those red flowers!

Happy Dance said...

So happy to have you on the Team, Bonnie! Woohoooooo!!! You've made your debut with two really gorgeous cards, too. Those red poppies are divine, and you've smooshed and painted them perfectly...not to mention the dimension you've added. LOVE this card! And the purples...wowzers! more fabulous painting, plus added shimmer Very cool. Simply sweet. You'll enjoy your tenure on Twofer - Darnell is a great "boss," and the rest of the team is awesome. Stay safe! Bev

Marcia Hill said...

Welcome, welcome to the twofer team Bonnie! So glad to be on a DT with you again!! And your cards just couldn't be any prettier!! Love the stamp image you used and both the red and purple flowers are colored just beautifully!! Really love the shine on the purple ones too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on joining the team! 🎉🎉🎉 You made a fantastic debut with these beautiful twofers. The red birthday card is a standout. Love the shimmer on the second.

Jo said...

Congrats to you, love these two gorgeous card. The red peaking out of the frame, riche and classical ...and the pearlescent appeal of the second. Beautiful bouquets xx

Bobby said...

Congrats on joining the Two-fer team, Bonnie. I love your cards and that flower stamp. Talk about enabling, I just have to get it as I have coveted it for a while and you have pushed me over the edge. Your no-line coloring is fantastic and the shimmer from the PP is stunning.

Bobby said...

Oops. I forgot to thank you for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Viv said...

Many congrats on the DT post Bonnie! just adore these fabulous cards too, that flower set is sooo fabulous....I am so tempted to buy it now lol. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

Pat said...

This is a fantastic flower stamp and your two cards are gorgeous Bonnie. I love the red ones tucked into the side of the frame, and the lustre on the lilac ones looks great and love the blue background and the rolled edge frame. Congratulations on joining the Twofer DT too, and what a terrific start with these stunning flowers. x

Sue - said...

Congratulations on joining the Twofer team! Love both your cards.

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on joining the Twofer Challenge design team. You are very brave as it really is a challenge, for me anyway. I shall look forward to seeing all your designs. These ones are fabulous wonderful bold colours and the same flowers look so different on the different cards xx

TK said...

Congrats, Bonnie, on the DT! AND for those beautiful floral cards -- bright and bold, and sweet shimmer -- love them both

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the Design Team, Bonnie!
Both cards are fabulous! The bright red flowers with a non-line color look are simply stunning. The added highlights with color pencils are so effective and make the flowers even more beautiful.
The flowers with Perfect Pearls are so pretty. Love the colors, the shimmer from the PP, and the way you added the flower to the background (insetting)! Wonderful twofers!

BożenA said...

WOW! Two unusual cards. Each one is different, but both are perfect for me.

Carol L said...

Congratulations on joining the DT for the Twofer challenge! Your cards are always so inspiring, but these two floral beauties steal the show! I just love those red flowers popping through the frame - what gorgeous coloring on them! The sparkle on the lavender poppies looks stunning and I love how you framed them on that beautiful blue background too! Well done on both cards, and I can't wait to see more beautiful cards from you in upcoming Twofer challenges!

Laurie Unger said...

OMG - these are show stoppers! Congrats on the DT appointment. Look forward to seeing more of your work/