Monday, August 8, 2022

Blue and Purple

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

I have a couple of cards to share today using some Deep Red stamps.

First up is a dragonfly stamped onto patterned paper and cut out.

The paper gave him wings of blue and purple but I added a bit of colored pencils
to his wings to intensify the colors.  I colored the flowers with the same pencils.

To add thickness and shine, I smacked him into a VersaMark pad and used
clear embossing to give him some shine.

Color hues is honoring the memory of a Design Team member who
recently passed away from cancer.  These were her favorite colors and she loved
gardening, flowers and CAS cards.

a twofer.....

This card was stamped with the Butterfly Flourish stamp in black and
clear embossed.  I used blending brushes to add color randomly around the piece.

Such a simple technique that we're using at CAS Mix Up this month.

Another simple technique to add contrast to the edges of the design piece is
to lay the piece on scrap paper and run a Black Sharpie along the edges.

Color Hues #46 - Blue & Purple
CAS Mix Up - Emboss Resist
NBUS #41 - Never Before Used Schtuff (Dragonfly stamp first outing)

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Dragonfly Quatrefoil (Deep Red), Sentiment Strips (Alt.)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Patterned Paper (Ink Drops Vivid-Craft Consortium)
Other:  Rectangle Dies (Waffle Flower), Tasteful Texture EF (SU), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils ( 155 Blue Jeans, 111 Mauve, 110 Lilac), Clear EP

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Butterfly Flourish (Deep Red), Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Wilted Violet, Speckled Egg (DI)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White
Other:  Clear EP, White Gelly Roll pen, Blending Brushes, Black Sharpie, Foam Sheet, Tasteful Textile EF (SU)


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I Card Everyone said...

What a way to start my crafty week, Bonnie! BOTH of my favorite winged things - and so beautiful in those blues and purples! "Smacking" is the newest technique for adding shine from today on!

Brenda in IN said...

These are a lovely tribute and oh, so pretty. It sounds like you are mad when you smack things. I hope you cheer up soon!

JoAnn said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie. Love the design of both. Your butterfly card is a lovely tribute for Lindsey. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous cards, Bonnie - love the dragonfly with all its shine and the beautiful butterfly!!

Dotty Jo said...

A stunning card, Bonnie! Jo x

Nstiz said...

Both of these are SO elegant, Bonnie. Love the colors and the perfect blending on the second one and the paper on the first one is just such a gorgeous backdrop for your dragonfly. Beautifully done!

Leslie Miller said...

These are two gorgeous cards with beautiful stamps, colors, and blending! I love all the textured white framing them. Simply brilliant, Bonnie!

HilaryJane said...

Love the idea of smacking your dragonfly, presumably you didn't mean him any harm. Bet he is lovely and shiny in real life now. Love both these cards equally xx

Carole said...

Two absolutely stunning and very classy cards Bonnie. I just love the dragonfly and Butterfly. Fabulous colours too and a great way to honour the loss of your lovely creative friend xx

LeAnne said...

These are both gorgeous! What beautiful images and they're both so pretty in the hues you used!

Vicky Hayes said...

Two gorgeous cards with a lovely gothic feel Bonnie. I love the blue and purple combination. Vicky x

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Bonnie! I love how you enhanced the dragonfly with your pencils and your butterfly on card #2 is stunning! Using this color palette is such a lovely tribute to your friend! xx

Lisa Elton said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie! Your CAS designs really let those winged lovelies shine!

Bobby said...

Your winged insects are beautiful in blue and purple, Bonnie. I love the panels mounted on that wonderful textured background.

Christine Alexander said...

Two beautiful cards and such a worthy cause. Your dragonfly is stunning the addition of the pencil colouring brings it to life ♥

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of these are fabulous cards Bonnie, I love that beautiful butterfly and your blue & purple shading! Thank you so much for participating with us at the Color Hues!

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, beautiful dragonfly and butterfly. Love the use of the Versamark and clear embossing to give the dragonfly shine. And love the use of the black marker to give contrast to the focal panel on the second card.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both are stunning and very elegant cards Bonnie.
Faith x

psgates said...

Perfect balance!

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards Bonnie, I love the colour combination. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card over in the NBUS Challenge this month.
Liz - Guest Designer xx

Nancy said...

These are absolutely stunning cards, Bonnie! I love them both but the butterfly card had my mouth gapping open! Thanks for playing along for our special tribute Challenge at Color Hues, Linds would have loved them both. Hugs!

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully done, Bonnie. the colors and stamping and image selections all make for gorgeously designed cards.

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards using emboss resist, Bonnie. I LOVE the colours and the delcate image from your dragonfly card. So very pretty and elegant. Your butterfly card is more dramatic with the saturated colours and the gorgeous collage stamping. Great work, my friend. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are stunning, Bonnie! Your dragonfly card is such a beautiful tribute for Lindsey. Stamping on patterned paper is another great way to use the paper I hoarded ;-P. Thanks for the idea!
Love your choice of blue ink for the butterfly card. The subdued light blue (Speckled Egg) is perfect for the style of the image and for soft sponging over the black ink. The Sharpie edged frame gives the card definition and a finishing look.
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Two gorgeous blue/ purple cards. Love the simplicity of the birthday card.

Pat said...

Wow Bonnie, I love the colours and the two different Deep Red stamps are beautiful and another great texture embossing folder. The added black line around the edge of the topper on the second card really makes it pop. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous butterfly card using the emboss resist technique, Bonnie. I love your colors and stamped image and the dry embossed background framing. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up with your butterfly 2nd card. Love your 1st card honoring Lindsay over at Color Hues. Using her favorite colors and a CAS design are thoughtful and sweet ways to remember her by...Thank you Bonnie for sharing, dear friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

My Paper Epiphany said...

I adore both these cards! The colours are stunning and the frame on the first is beautiful!

BożenA said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations, Bonnie. I love how you added colors to the dragonflies and flowers in the first card. Crayons can perfectly enliven an image. The second card has a lot of drama and is very impressive. Such a beautiful inspiration and a moving tribute to your friend

Susan Joyce said...

Two beautiful designs Bonnie, love the images and colours you used.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie xx