Thursday, April 7, 2022

Yellow Tulips

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

I'm not sure how I've been missing this, but Darlene & Diane have another
challenge out there.  This one is a color challenge called 

This month's color is YellowA perfect color for Spring.

Everything is yellow around here right now.  Pine pollen is falling heavily.

When I saw tulips blooming, I knew I had to pull out this NBUS stamp
that a sweet friend shared with me.  I had a great time inking and coloring.

This was going good until I got too heavy handed with the pencil trying to add
some extra color to the nooks and crannies.  I thought it was ruined.  Then...

I cut it in half and disguised the oops.

The first side wasn't too bad.  I just added some splatters and found it fit
perfectly inside a frame I'd cut for something else and didn't use.

The second card contains the oops under the butterfly.

I did a little extra stamping to make this one into a garden scene and decided some
texture would look good.  Oops. It didn't look good.  Some days.......

So I put the design piece under the embossing folder and flattened it out.
There's still a little texture, but much better in my opinion.

I left the sentiment off as I often do.  I can send it as an Easter card or
for a birthday or thinking of you.  I like having options.

Colorful Options April - Yellow
Double D - Easter
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff 
Penny Black Saturday - ATG/Easter 

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Splendiferous, Snippets (PB), Papillon Potpourri (ret. SU)
Ink:   Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Neenah Solar White
Other:  Zigs (50 yellow, 52 bright yellow), Slimline Double Stitched Dies (Kat Scrappiness), Subtle EF (SU), Small Butterfly Punch (ret. SU)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Spleniferous, Floral Silhouettes (PB), Papillon Potpourri (ret. SU)  
Ink:   Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Prize Ribbon (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media, Neenah Natural
Other:  Zigs (50 yellow, 52 bright yellow), Tasteful Texture EF (SU), Small Butterfly Punch (ret. SU)


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Diane said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Double D and Colorful Options!
Diane DD DT and CO DT {Nellies Nest}
{Double D}
Don't forget we have a year round Halloween challenge at Two Old Bats Halloween, giving you a chance to make Halloween cards year round, and with 50 or more players we have a prize to give away!
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Nstiz said...

WOW! These are really beautifully painted and if you had an “oops” I sure wouldn’t know it. Love how you saved the second one. Clever disguise for a mistake. Terrific blending with watercolor, something I just can’t seem to do. Two gorgeous cards, Bonnie!

Brenda in IN said...

These are lovely and what a great save. Cutting the design in two made two great cards. I like the garden look but both are fantastic. Inside, under, whatever works!

designbydonna said...

Your yellow tulips are beautiful. Sometimes an oops really works out. Clever to cut them in two and get two beautiful cards. The butterfly was a great way to cover a flaw, If you hadn't confessed, we would not have known. Thanks for the hint about the embossing folder.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, Bonnie! I quickly looked for the name of this stamp - Splendiferous says it all! For the stamp, and both of your gorgeous cards! Beautifully colored!
No one would know there were 'oopsies' if you didn't tell us! That butterfly was aiming for that exact landing spot! x

Bobby said...

You do such beautiful no-line coloring, Bonnie. I love the inky background on the first and the lovely garden added to the tulips on the second. What a great way to stretch your slimline dies too.

LeAnne said...

Both are just beautiful!

JoAnn said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the pretty yellow tulips and the way you covered the oops with the butterfly, great save.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both cards so VERY Beautiful Bonnie.
Faith x

Jeanne H said...

Two lovely cards. I too love yellow. Well done, Bonnie.

Susan said...

I would never have known there was an "oops" - thank goodness you salvaged it as the two cards are beautiful. Gorgeous yellow tulips, perfectly framed in the first card and so lovely in the second with the dark yellow border and the bit of twine.

HilaryJane said...

Both these cards are beautiful. I like the simplicity of the first and the lovely extra stamping on the second. Were you using watercolour pencils? it is just that if they were ordinary coloured pencils a simple rubble can work it's magic and a battery operated one is even better for removing mistakes. You have dealt with them beautifully here though, well done xx

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards, Bonnie. You've recovered your cards from your little 'oops' incidents beautifully. xxx

Loll said...

Two brilliant saves Bonnie! I LOVE those happy, sunshine filled tulips. Awesome! So sweet cut in half to create two cards ... sharing the love. I like how you've added greenery and some sweet blue flowers to your second card. Great work, my friend! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous tulips and I love both versions, Bonnie - great save, though your oops is probably fabulous!!

Barbara said...

You are a wonderful saver of opps mistakes. Both of these cards caught my eye and they are so pretty. I would never have known that there was an opps. Thanks for joining in the Challenge at Double D.

Darlene said...

Oh my stars ... these are both just beautiful Bonnie! (just to clarify, Colorful Options belongs to Makira ... just so happens Diane & I are her DT along with her daughter ... we seem to like to spread ourselves thin lol)
Anyways, Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Easter’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

Also, these beauties would fit perfectly in our Spring themed challenge over on OUR FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE. Hope you'll come share and inspire.

Darlene said...

Ooops ... me YET AGAIN LOL ... totally forgot to thank you for playing along with us over on Colorful Options. We would love to see you again next challenge. Hugs

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie these are springtime prettiness! Great save. But one would never know there were any mistakes! Love them both!

Tee said...

Beautiful and delicate- Just Gorgeous.

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie, an oops is always an opportunity to be creative, and you have nailed it on these beautiful cards!!

Makira said...

💛this! Such a beautiful card! I love your no-line coloring. Thank you for sharing with us at Color Options! I look forward to seeing your makes in the future! Stay safe! Cheers, Makira

Colorful Options Challenge

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous and beautiful colouring Bonnie, so very pretty and well done with the oops....x. Stunners, both of them x.

Trina P. said...

These are beautiful! Your watercolouring is gorgeous. Would have never guessed these needed saving, but amazing save!
And thanks for introducing me to another of DD’s challenge. This looks like another fun one.

Pat said...

I laughed at your oops moment Bonnie...I get them all the But this happy accident means we get two fabulous card instead of just one, and I love bright yellow for the tulips and the double stitched frame on the first, and the layering up on the second with some lovely twine, and both with different embossed backgrounds which are so pretty. x

Darnell said...

This was an excellent post about not giving up and making art work to its best advantage. I love both your all-purpose designs, Bon, and how they came together. You brought the yellow roses to life on both cards which were beautifully composed. Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

BożenA said...

Another card and beautiful watercolor. I really like the split of this tab where the window is not centrally located. Both cards are amazing. Great cards!
Sometimes a bug leads to an even better end :-)

Cat Craig said...

Both are beautifully done. I love that you "saved" the card. I rarely toss them out I like the challenge of making it work.

Leslie Miller said...

I don't think I could bear to miss one of your cards, Bonnie. They're all so beautiful! Love that you saved the other half because that one little oops covered up quite nicely with the butterfly and turned out to be a nice addition anyway. The texture on your second image panel simply looks like watercolor paper. No problem. I swoon over all of it!

Marcia Hill said...

Brilliant save on both of these BEAUTIFUL cards Bonnie! (I have an oops card coming up tomorrow.) And I'm jealous that you have Tulips blooming already! My snowdrops just came up (and yes, we woke up to snow on the ground yesterday...grrrrrr!!) and I'm also seeing a tiny bit of green peeking up on my Daffodils and a few other things, so I know Spring IS just takes sooooo loooooong to get here! And no, I'm not very patient!! But anyway, lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my!! Your coloring is simply FABULOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE your creations, they are spectacular. So much wonderful work here, and great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D, hope to see you back again soon.
Judy~ DD DT

Nance said...

Two gorgeous cards, Bonnie, goofs or not! Great way to save the image and actually get two cards from it. Hope you're doing fine, my friend! XX

nancy littrell said...

Two Beautiful tulip springtime cards, Bonnie. I loved all your textures and how you fixed your oops...who would have ever guessed you had an issue:-) TFS my friend. Love and hugs..Nancy

craftingwithmabel said...

Love these,such pretty cards and yellow definitely makes me smile. I absolutely love your honesty about your oops, we have all been there. Such pretty cards, made me smile x

Jo said...

Your tulips are so pretty, love this colour combo. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Bonnie your yellow tulips are fabulous... oops and all, and a great idea to divide the image and make two are mastering the watercolouring, love both your cards, hugs Robyn