Monday, November 14, 2022

More Metallic Watercolor on Black

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

I have two more cards from my Metallic Watercolor on Black play.

Both stamps are from an old Hero Arts set.

On my first try, I over splattered and it looked like garbage on both designs.

So I tried again.

This time I didn't add the third color of splatter and I liked it better.

I cut out the sprigs from the offending pieces and added on top of the second
pieces for dimension.

I added both designs to a piece of gold foil and heat embossed a little sentiment for each.

Two more for the Christmas stash.

It's almost time to get those Christmas cards ready to mail.
I'm so thankful for these Christmas challenges that keep my stash growing 
throughout the year!

Peace on Earth Christmas - ATG/Option Mood Board (Holly)
Krafty Chicks - Christmas


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holly Days (HA), Bitty Holiday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Black Mixed Media (Strathmore), Gold Foil (SU), Neenah Natural
Other:  Gold EP, Holly Days Die Frame Cuts (HA)


If you would like to subscribe by email,
please fill out the contact form in the upper right sidebar.
It is also important to add to your contact list
so Google recognizes the address and delivers the updates.

To unsubscribe please use the same form on the sidebar adding
unsubscribe to the message.

Thanks to all who have subscribed to my blog by email.
Your sweet and thoughtful comments warm my heart!


Diane said...

Wow, elegant and beautiful!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, they are both really gorgeous! I'd forgotten about this sweet mistletoe - but think the holly is new to me. WAIT are they both in one set? I'd better go look!
Soon my December design work will be done, and I can settle in for a bit of Christmas playtime - your painting on black is on my list!

Marcia Hill said...

Looks like a happy accident to me Bonnie as both of these cards are GORGEOUS!! The splattering is perfect and the double layered leaf images are just beautiful too...this technique is just so striking! Hugs. :0)

jimlynn said...

I can't imagine anything card you do looking like garbage. These are simply gorgeous! Love the splattering and wish I could do it without it going everywhere except for the card.

HilaryJane said...

These are just so beautiful. How frustrating for you re the splatters, but your second attempt has perfect splatters, well done. I love splatters but done often use them because of that risk. I find them really hard to get right. The people who get these cards are going to be very lucky xx

Sandy said...

So pretty! I swear Bonnie, you make cards faster than I can leave comments!! How you come up with all these ideas is beyond me. I am convinced that you have someone to clean your house, do your laundry and the cooking.
Sandy xx

JoAnn said...

Two more gorgeous cards to add to your stash. I love them both. You are doing great with this Metallic Watercolor on Black technique. You have inspired me to give it a try. Have a wonderful week my friend.

Bobby said...

I've been playing one-handed with my metallic watercolors since I've seen yours, Bonnie. The images you chose look beautiful with the gold embossing, metallic watercolors and splatters. Great save cutting them out and adding as a layer. So gorgeous!!

marilyn said...

Very lovely creation!! thanks for posting the link to the video for this technique..most helpful too!

Pat said...

Two really striking looks using the holly and mistletoe images and the spattering in the background is just perfect Bonnie. x

Susan said...

Wonderful Christmas cards, Bonnie! Great job with the metallic watercolouring on black. And great save by cutting out the sprigs from the oversplattered cards and adding them to these cards. Thanks so much for joining us at the Peace on Earth challenge.

nancy littrell said...

Loving your metallic painting on black MM paper, Bonnie. Two more Gorgeous Christmas cards, my friend. Love all the gold accents with your black background and metallic paint colored holly and mistletoe images. You have me hooked on the technique..I will be posting another Christmas card in a couple of days..because of you and Lolly:-) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Jeanne H said...

Really wonderful cards, Bonnie. Just so beautiful! TFS

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

More stunning results Bonnie.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

These are both gorgeous, Bonnie! I give you credit for spattering as well as fussy cutting. Your metallic on black looks OUTSTANDING! I must try this some time.

Loll said...

Beautiful. LOVE the dimension with adding the cut-outs on top of the background images. Beautiful and elegant cards, Bonnie. xx

Brenda said...

Both of these cards are so striking Bonnie! This technique is so striking. I love the dimension you gave both of these from the "offending" pieces, nice way to use them up. Yes, time to soon get these cards in the mail, it just blows my mind how time gets away from me. I think it was our warm weather into November that has me messed up making me think it is only early Oct. lol Hugs, Brenda

Lisa Elton said...

A double dose of fabulous!

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Stunning Christmas cards! These are just WOW, So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

kiwimeskreations said...

loving these amazing creations Bonnie - the metallic on black is a fabulous technique, especially when paired with gold embossing

Leslie Miller said...

I see two beautiful cards, Bonnie! I like the idea of adding a second die cut image. That's a great look. It's so hard to get the splatters just right, but yours have the look of a galaxy and add extra gorgeousness to your cards.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the metallic color on black, the beautiful shine and shimmer, and wonderful dimension! The amount of the splatter is just right. I hope to play with my metallic watercolor paints during the holiday.
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

Oh, my, this knocks my socks off, Bon! I can't wait to get back to this technique after seeing your latest designs brilliantly executed and framed! " . ready to mail"? Hush, now! Hugs, Dolly

Brenda in IN said...

These are just beautiful. I love the shine of the metallic paint on black c/s. I am just finishing fall cards and I haven't made my metallics into cards yet. That is next.

Heather said...

So stunning and elegant, Bonnie.

Mandy said...

Bonnie these are both fantastic. They are so bold on the black background. The over splattered pieces have not been wasted and I think the extra dimension has added so much to them.

Thank you very much for your fabulous card which you have entered into our Christmas challenge

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥

GDT For Krafty Chicks Challenge

Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, both cards are stunning, I'm loving this technique ♥

Cat Craig said...

doubly delightful.

Helen said...

Those are beautiful! So effective against the dark background.

Thanks for joining us at the Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Helen x

TK said...

Gorgeous and heavenly! Love all the shimmer and the metallic paints on black are just stunning

BożenA said...

OMG!!! I love metallic watercolor on a black background and your card left me speechless!! I am enchanted! I love how you moved the twig images around to create a beautiful arrangement.

Trina P. said...

Very striking and elegant. Love the shimmer.