Thursday, August 5, 2021

Floral Garden Finished Cards

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

Thanks for following along with my coloring each day.

Here's how I used the design...

The design is so large that it worked great for two slimline cards.
(These are a Monarch size slimline.)

For this card, I cut a heart from it.  Believe me I was a nervous wreck during
all this cutting!  But I'm happy to say it all seemed to work out.

I'll send this one to my aunt.

I matted this one as the previous card with Gorgeous Grape cardstock and
made it into a birthday card.  I embossed the whole design with subtle texture,
using a slim strip over the meeting place.  You can see the texture better here....

On to another coloring project.
Do check out Kathy's Day 4 coloring.  Sigh, it's looking gorgeous!
I think I know what to pull out next.

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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Floral Garden (SSS), Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Warm Glow (GKD), Gorgeous Grape (SU), Distress Markers (Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Bundles Sage)
Paper:   Bristol, Gorgeous Grape, Neenah Natural
Other:  Waterbrush, Prim Hearts Die (Splbndr), Foam Sheet

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Floral Garden (SSS), Bitty Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Warm Glow (GKD), VersaMark, Distress Markers (see above)
Paper:   Bristol, Gorgeous Grape (SU), Neenah Natural
Other:  Waterbrush, Subtle EF (SU), Happy Die (Peacy Cheap), White EP, Little Things Rainbow Mix (Studio Katia)


Nstiz said...

Oh my gosh. I could think of no other way to use this gorgeous artwork other than slim line cards! Chopping it up any other way would not work and how beautiful these are! I too would have died cutting that heart into it after all that coloring. I’ve done that but not often. How satisfying it must be to finish such an exquisite project!

I Card Everyone said...

I would have been a nervous Nellie cutting and embossing this piece after all the beautiful water coloring you did, Bonnie!
You know best - always! They are both gorgeous! Don't keep us guessing too long!

JoAnn said...

I love your two cards with your finished coloring project. I guess you were nervous cutting into that lovely piece, but it turned out beautifully. I love your birthday card with the embossed strip. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

Marcia Hill said...

Sorry I've been a bit of a slug about commenting lately...been in a bit of a funk with some health issues, but hopefully I'll be back in the swing of things soon! Your cards are both absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie!! I've never done Kathy's 30 day coloring challenge, but it's definitely paying off big time for you!! Both of your slimlines are just SO pretty, and I love the die cut heart on the one card (I would have been a nervous wreck too cutting into that perfectly colored panel!)! These are both frame worth in my humble opinion Bonnie...lovely, lovely cards!! Hugs. :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a pair of watercolored beauties, Bonnie!! So great that you could get two cards from one image and I love the one with the heart cut!!

Brenda in IN said...

These came out to be gorgeous cards. You are brave for cutting into all that beautiful coloring! The heart looks so stunning and well worth the terror!

Pat said...

Two wonderfully designed slimline cards Bonnie, and the heart cut into the first stands out brilliantly, and then the subtle background embossing on the other with pretty added sequins. I love the look of both..terrific work! x

Mac Mable said...

You where very brave to cut up the work of art and then to die cut the heart into one of them Bonnie x. Both cards are very beautiful and your Aunt is so lucky to receive one of them x.

Leslie Miller said...

I can't stop looking, Bonnie. These cards turned out so beautiful! It had to have been hard to cut the image and then cut the one again with the heart. However, your bravery paid off and will make two people very happy when you send them these treasures.

HilaryJane said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with this colouring, I am so impressed and your finished cards are truly amazing xx

Bunny said...

These are so gorgeous I think I would actually have one of them framed. It would be the birthday card going to your aunt. Am I your Aunt? I could be. Hugs, from Aunt Bun Bun

Loll said...

Two amazing cards from your watercoloured panel Bonnie! Your watercolouring / shading of the flowers and leaves is STUNNING! LOVE both card design. Good for you cutting the heart ... can imagine it was a little stressful. It looks perfect. And love the second one with the black happy birthday banner. xx

Susan said...

Great idea to turn your lovely floral piece into slimline cards! The first one is gorgeous with the heart cut and raised from it. And the second has a great sentiment treatment.

kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you for sharing the final cards Bonnie - these are gorgeous
Stay safe

Bobby said...

I would have hated to cut that beautiful panel up, Bonnie, but the cards you made are stunning.

Brenda said...

These cards are stunning Bonnie! This image is stunning the way you colored it. I love the "hidden" heart, I guess you were nervous, but it did all work out perfectly. These beautiful blooms work for all kinds of sentiments I think! Especially with the way you colored them. Not sure what a Monarch size slimline is though. Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

wow Bonnie, amazing colouring and so worth all that work. What a great way to make two special cards out of that wonderful flower scene :)

TK said...

Amazing and beautiful! Your coloring is so beautiful, and your cutting only added fantastic eye-catching appeal

Carole said...

You are so brave to cut up your stunning colouring and so generous to give it away! Absolutely beyond words.. beautiful xx

BożenA said...

WOW! I was sure you would create beautiful cards, but what I saw exceeded my expectations. I love the convex heart emerging from one of the cards, it looks wonderful. I love the dark blue frames that enclose the images of your watercolor

Trina P. said...

Gotta love a twofer… and slimlines to boot! Gorgeous watercolouring. Great use of the camouflage die cut technique to add the heart. Your aunt will love it. Love the textured cardstock.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are fabulous and happy, Bonnie! Your coloring and shading is simply amazing! I also love the camouflaged heart and the wonderfully designed birthday sentiment!
Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Your colouring skills are amazing and 2 incredible cards!