Sunday, June 5, 2022

Irresistible Peony

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

I was excited to see that the Power Poppy blog has resumed it's card challenge!

It's called The Blossom Challenge and the very talented Christine is hosting
and she's asking for May Flowers.

Peonies bloom in May around here.  I have a few peonies in my yard, but since
the yard has become so shady, they don't do well.  However, one plant that's in front of my 
bedroom window had five blooms this year. 

I wish the pink ones bloomed like these!

Don't forget that Marcy is offering several spring flower digital stamps at 25% off.

Power Poppy The Blossom Challenge - April Showers bring May flowers

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Irresistible Peony no-line version (PP Digital), Banner Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah Solar Whtie, Sweet Sugarplum
Other:  Copics (R81, R83, R85, Y13, Y15, YG03, YG93, YG67, B0000), Elegant Rectangle STAX die (MFT), Subtle EF (SU)


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I Card Everyone said...

Oh, Bonnie, don't we wish they bloomed perpetually? I hope it's sometimes cool enough to enjoy the fragrance of that beauty through an open window. I'm seeing LOTS of buds on ours this year - that cool Spring is working its charm.

Gorgeous and yes irresistible, pink no-line coloring! they are truly deserving of such an elegant frame!

Brenda in IN said...

This is just beautiful, Bonnie. I love how soft and real it looks. We had a pink bush in our yard and it was pretty. I remember all the ants that were on the flowers when my mom picked a bouquet and brought it in the house. As a kid, that impressed me so much that she would bring ants in the house when I couldn't bring bugs in. Different rules for adults!

Marcia Hill said...

Your no-line Peonies are GORGEOUS Bonnie and I'm loving how you framed them too! My neighbor just shared a few of her pink Peonies with me the other day and I have been enjoying them so much in a large mason jar on my kitchen's the little things that bring so much JOY!! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

Beautiful coloring of that peony, Bonnie. I want to pick it right off the card. ;)

Nstiz said...

WOW WOW WOW! What fantastic painting! This is incredible Bonnie and I MUST plan a trip down for my painting lessons! This is exquisite!

Susan said...

I have one peony in my garden that should be blooming by now but it is so abnormally cool and wet this spring that it (and everything else) is way behind. Love your beautiful pink one on the card - wonderful shading in the petals and leaves, and great framing.

Leslie Miller said...

I'm thrilled to see your gorgeously colored peonies today, Bonnie! They are magnificent! A beautiful card design to go with them, too. The peonies in your garden are lush and lovely. They're in bloom here, too, but not in my garden. I tried to grow them, but too cool and shady. Now that we had a tree blow down it might be different. Thanks so much for sharing all this beauty today!

Pat said...

Fabulous Power Poppy peonies and so beautifully watercoloured Bonnie, and I love the wonderful frame and texture of the dry embossed background..a really elegant and beautiful card! x

Lisa Elton said...

My mom and dad have a bush with beautiful pink blooms! I love the way you've colored yours, Bonnie this is a pretty card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful peony Bonnie and coloured perfectly ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful peonies, and a stunning card Bonnie - love it

Cat Craig said...

Bonnie, I am loving the extra touches you put into this card, the frame, the texture of the layer below the frame outside your lovely colored peonies and the bit of hot pink under that layer. Simply gorgeous.

HilaryJane said...

What a beautiful peony, perfectly coloured and perfectly framed xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is fabulous, Bonnie! Love the beautiful shades of colors of the flowers and leaves, and some spots uncolored for highlights. The framing is wonderful as always, and the thin Sweet Sugarplum matte works beautifully to tie the flowers to the background.
Thanks for sharing the photo of the pretty peonies in your garden!
Hideko xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful - you definitely do a really good job with Copics.
Sandy xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful , both your card and the peonies in the ground!

Loll said...

Beautiful watercoloured peony made even better with your amazing design. Love that frame and sponging in the background to reallyy show off the pretty in pink flower. I had only one bloom on my peopy plant this year. We have had a lot of rain so I'm sure that is part of the problem. I still enjoyed seeing the one bloom, which is so pretty. Peonies are one of the prettiest garden blooms as shown in your card. xx

Brenda said...

Your peony card is just gorgeous Bonnie! I love peonies and have one plant. It blooms beautifully.....until the winds roll through destroying all the blooms. Every year. Makes me so sad...I need to learn to cut them and bring them inside or at least a few. My neighbor has a few bushes as well and theirs suffer the same fate. Your white peonies are so pretty, mine as a deep pink. My neighbor has cut his back already, guess I'd better get on mine too. lol Hugs, Brenda

ChristineCreations said...

OH Bonnie! It’s just gorgeous! Beautifully framed, such delicate touches of colour! Such a lovely design! I’m so glad you joined us at The Blossom Challenge!

Gloria Stengel said...

There is nothing so pretty as a big fluff pink peony! This is stunning! Thanks for playing along in the Blossom Challenge at Power Poppy!

BożenA said...

You brilliantly used this frame to create a window for this peony. It's hard not to repeat yourself saying that watercolor is your very forte. I love your watercolor paintings, they are so unique and special.