Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Floral Focus Times Two

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

I had some time to relax with watercoloring.

First up is using the MFT sketch.

I love this MFT stamp and die.  It's large enough to get a twofer out of.

I've stamped and embossed onto Mixed Media paper and pressed color
from Distress Inks onto my palette.  The embossing helps to keep the color in
the lines so it's doubly relaxing.

My twofer for The Flower Challenge.

After coloring and die cutting, I cut the two sections apart to get this twofer.

The Flower Challenge is asking for turquoise flowers this month.

The Flower Challenge

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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Floral Focus, Bitty Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Versafine, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Tea Dye (DI), Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah Solar White
Other:  White EP, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils, Floral Focus Die (MFT), Subtle EF (SU), Skinny Strips Die (MFT), Little Things Rainbow Sparkles (Lucy's Cards)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Floral Focus (MFT), Enjoy (?) 
Ink:   Same as above
Paper:   same as above
Other:  White EP, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils, Floral Focus Die (MFT), Mini Slimline Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Kat Scrappiness), Little Things Rainbow Sparkles (Lucy's Cards)


Nstiz said...

Whatever media you choose to use your coloring is just beautiful. That is a gorgeous stamp and die and love the colors too. Your shading is always so well done!

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie!! These are both extraordinary! Just love seeing you in The Flower Challenge gallery - turquoise magnolias? YES please! This beauty deserved that fabulous frame!

JoAnn said...

Wow, Bonnie both of these cards are beautiful. You do such a wonderful job with your coloring. I have this stamp also and I like how you can cut it apart to make two cards.

Brenda in IN said...

I never seen turquoise flowers so this is a treat. Both cards are gorgeous and I love the flowers peeking out of the frame on the second card.

JosieD said...

Turquoise is my favorite color so I LUV this twofer. Your coloring is always so beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty and always good when we can get two cards out of the deal, lovely coloring

Julia Aston said...

That is a gorgeous die Bonnie - and I just love the soft blues and whites you used - your watercoloring is beautiful! xx

Brenda said...

Two gorgeous cards Bonnie, loving that color! Your stamp/die is just so beautiful, it looks big and how fun you were able to get a twofer out of it. Love! Hugs, Brenda

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully done Bonnie! Those teal shades are fabulous. That particular stamp for my looks wonderful split apart. I rarely use it whole. I might even have cut mine apart.

Trina P. said...

Gotta love twofers. These are beautiful, Bonnie! Your relaxed watercolouring is gorgeous. Fabulous designs, too.

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards - how great that that stamp / die set makes two cards so easily! I love both your layouts and the turquoise colour is so pretty.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous twofer Bonnie and the water colouring in the turquoise looks so very pretty x.

Leslie Miller said...

These are some very lovely turquoise flowers, Bonnie! I also like how you kept the leaves a soft bluish green, and the white embossing is always lovely for a soft look. This is a really nice stamp and die combo, beautifully colored and designed.

BożenA said...

I totally agree with you that this stamp is great, Bonnie. And when it allows you to create two cards in one job, it is the perfect stamp. I love both cards, but the second card and its hand particularly touched me.

Marcia Hill said...

Your Magnolia twofers are both GORGEOUS Bonnie! You water color so beautifully, and they are both SOOOOOO pretty in all their monochromatic glory!! LOVE how you framed out the 2nd card too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie! I especially like the second one!

Pat said...

What a beautifully coloured flower stem and a great idea to cut it in two to make these two wonderful cards Bonnie, and love the embossing behind the flowers on the first, and then the stitched rectangular aperture to show off the flowers on the second, and also the pretty added sparkles. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous cards with that watercolored stem, Bonnie - nice to get two from one image!! Love them both!!

TK said...

Oh My GORGEOUS! These are stunning all around, lovely flowers, beautiful coloring and gorgeous colors, Bonnie

Loll said...

Two beautiful turquoise flower cards Bonnie! What a lovely image and so amazing that it was big enough to create two cards. Have you noticed the images are getting larger and larger?? xx

Bobby said...

Twofers are always a bonus and these beauties are gorgeous, Bonnie. I need to white heat emboss more. Either could be in our gallery but I'm really loving that second one. Thanks for sharing that one at The Flower Challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful cards, love the colouring. colours and designs.
Faith x

Carole said...

This is a truly lovely stamp and die set that you have utilised to perfection for your pretty card. Love it! xx

Christine Alexander said...

your watercolouring always amazes me Bonnie, gorgeous twofer and love your blue flowers ♥

Monica C. said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love that teal on the crisp white. So pretty.
Hugs Monica

kiwimeskreations said...

What exquisite work and beautiful cards Bonnie - love them both, but the second on is the one that appeals most to me
Stay safe

Ros Crawford said...

Oh those colours! Stunning cards Bonnie!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Bonnie, these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that you heat embossed these beautiful flowers in white, this gives them a touch of elegance and softness.
Love the bling too.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
Stay healthy and safe.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this MFT stamp too, Bonnie, but I never thought of coloring Magnolias with turquoise. What a wonderful and fresh idea! They look so beautiful and soothing. I also love how you stretched the use of the stamp by cutting the stamped image in half. CASE-ing alert! ;-)
Hideko xx

Aileen said...

Wowwwww what a stunning creation both of these are, the colour works perfectly with these blooms. Such inspiration. Thank you soooo much for participating in The Flower Challenge

Sandy said...

So pretty! I am out of breath just trying to keep up with your blog!
Sandy xx