Monday, March 1, 2021

Print Making for CAS Mix Up

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


It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up and it's a special month!

I'm hosting this month.
It's a watercolor month and I chose one of my favorite techniques...

Basically I die cut an image from watercolor paper and laid it on another
piece of watercolor paper so the run off watercolor goes on the background.

I also turn the wet colored die cut over and press into the background.

It's an easy way to have all the colors agreeing with each other!

You can see Kathey Racoosin's video tutorial here.

Be sure to check out the awesome inspiration from our talented designers
and we are delighted to have Ros as our Guest Designer this month!

I hope you'll join our 5th Birthday celebration!

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Watercolour Print Making with Die-cuts
NBUS - Stitched Circle Die is from my NBUS box


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Agapanthus (TT)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn)
Paper:   Watercolor Paper (Arches Cold Press for die cut), Mixed Media (Strathmore for background), Neenah
Other: Promise Me II Die (PB), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils (Dk. Carmine, Umber, Olive Gray, White),  Stitched Circles Die (PB)


33 comments:

conil said...

This is one of those, "Why didn't I think of that", moments. It's a brilliant method and the results are awesome. Love everthing about this card...it's just pain fabulous.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card ...good idea too!
Hugs Sylvie x

BożenA said...

I knew your card in this technique would be breathtaking and I was right, Bonnie. I love this card!
Hugs,
BożenA

oldpunca said...

Stunning card and lovely motive of tulips. I like background "printed" with die cuts. It looks so artistic. I assume this technique needs a lot of skills and trials. :-) Worth to try it out. Your card is a great inspiration. Hugs, Sonja

Nstiz said...

You do a fantastic job of this technique, Bonnie! Your painting is just grogeous wiht the shadows you included. Great background for it too!

Sandy said...

I really need to practice this technique - always looks so good on your blog. I am afraid it is not as easy as it looks! This sure is pretty Bonnie.
Sandy xx

Pat said...

This is a great theme you have chosen Bonnie and a technique I have never tried so looking foward to giving it a go. Thank you too to you both for coming up with this super challenge and can't believe it is five years ago and thanks for the wonderful prizes you are offering too. I love your gorgeous red tulips and the background print is fantastic and what a gorgeous ornate circular frame to show them off. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored die cut print background for your beautiful watercolored die cut tulips, Bonnie. I had so much fun playing with your awesome watercolor technique. My 1st time to try the technique and will not be the last:-) Love your PB circle die frame too. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

LOVE these beautiful tulips with the prints in the background. Gorgeous colours and beautiful framing! Thanks for hosting this very fun technique, Bonnie! Love, Lolly

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Bonnie...love this technique and your tulip card is amazing

Anne

Ros Crawford said...

So pretty! I had fun trying this technique Thank you! And thank you for having me... Your tulips are gorgeous and I have 2 vases of them in my house right now, I love them

Daffodil Cards said...

So very lovely, love the technique.
Faith x

Viv said...

This is lovely Bonnie - your tulips are gorgeous!x

I Card Everyone said...

What a delight to have you host the 5th birthday of CAS Mix Up, Bonnie! I'll be sure to play along, as I've been wanting to try your wonderful technique for ages! [okay, honestly I've TRIED but never had the beautiful success you do!]
I do love your bright red tulips! xx
=]

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and a great technique. I love your pretty flower and the great print you made for the background. I like how you framed it with that pretty circle frame. I will have to give this technique a try. TFS

HilaryJane said...

I love the echo effect you have acheived with this one, such a good example of the technique. Love that circle frame too xx

Leslie Miller said...

I really have to give this another go because I've been admiring your cards since you first tried it. This one is another beauty. Die and design are both lovely!

Christine Alexander said...

you created a wonderful bouquet of flowers with your red die cuts and pink prints. Love the card :)

TK said...

Wonderful technique to pick, congrats on the Hosting -- your card is so pretty, just love this technique

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card with a stunning technique. A dreamy and fabulous card Bonnie and I love it! x.

Brenda in IN said...

It doesn't seem possible that five years have gone already in this challenge. Wow, time does fly. This is beautiful and a fun way to make a background. Great challenge this month.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this challenge because I'm always learning something new so thank you for that! Your card is beautiful with the soft tulip imprints creating such depth for your pretty bouquet. I had a go at this technique this afternoon (will blog it next week) and can tell you that I haven't been that excited by a technique for ages!! Vicky x

Bobby said...

This technique gives an 'out-of-focus' look to the background and makes the actual flowers pop, Bonnie. I hope I get home in time to add my card to the gallery.

Julia Aston said...

What an interesting technique Bonnie! love the background your created for your bold bright tulips! xx

Marcia Hill said...

You make this printmaking technique look so easy Bonnie...guess I'm just going to have to jump in again and give it a try! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL...love the greens and reds!! And that circle die cut is SO pretty...CAS perfection my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Darnell said...

You rock this technique, Bon, so I'm not surprised you chose it for a challenge prompt! You have made many beautiful DSPs with your focal print making designs and I love this beautiful tulip one! I hope you are still doing well. Looking forward to seeing you next week! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the 5th anniversary of CAS Mix Up Challenge, Bonnie!
I’m truly grateful that you and Loll started the challenge 5 years ago, and keep it exciting and fun. Thank you so much for all you do!
What a gorgeous and perfect tulip card to celebrate this milestone! Your print making background is soft and artsy, and the stitched circle is pretty! I hope to join this fun celebration soon!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

You did a wonderful job on the print making technique - love the soft tulips in the background. Also love the way the die cut tulips are coming out of the circular frame. Beautiful card!

Zoechaos said...

The delight of following links from NBUS is discovering what the folks have already discovered. At the same time you can learn all sorts of other things like how lovely the result is that you have with your die cut print. I'm a fan of your challenge but not yet explored this months theme. Thank you x

Trina P. said...

Always in awe of your print making cards. This is beautiful. Wonderful design. A great challenge.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the bright red Tulips Bonnie, they really pop of the page, awesome design and your die cut circle is gorgeous!

Linda said...

This technique was new to me and I had so much fun playing. I got there in the end and I'll definitely be trying this one again .... thank you for hosting the challenge.
I love your card, tulips are one of my favourite flowers. The soft prints in the background look so pretty against the deep red colour .... great job!
Thank you also for my beautiful birthday card Bonnie, I was well and truly spoiled, even though we are in lockdown. Take care my friend xx

Jo said...

Great technique Bonnie, those tulips are velvety looking, such a beautiful rich colour of red. xx