Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Bonnie!!

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for the CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Bouquet of Flowers, hosted by Susan.  But there's more ... today we are celebrating the birthday of our dear, sweet, lovely Bonnie!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE!!

I hope you're having a wonderful day!!


I made this card in Bonnie's honour and I'm hoping she has received it, but didn't open until this morning (there were directions to not open until the 16th!).

Bonnie has the most beautiful and elegant style of card making so I was channeling her when I made this card.  You are a constant source of inspiration to me, Bonnie!

Stamped the bouquet in Versamark onto mixed media paper and heat embossed in white.  Watercoloured with distress inks; then stamped the sentiment and splattered light gray ink over the card front..

Here's a close-up ...
Finishing the card took me much longer that than it did to watercolour the image.  I don't white emboss flowers often, so I found it a little harder to figure out the image (which has the flowers all bunched together).  I kept looking at the stamp cover to see the outlined image in black. :).  I tried it will kinds of frames, different coloured card stock ... but in the end, went with a white card base, fussy-cut the bouquet and popped it up on top for some dimension.

We are thrilled to have Leslie as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see all the reminder cards from Leslie and the Designers, honouring our sweet Bonnie on her special day!

Come join us ... make a card using a bouquet of flowers and add your card to the gallery.







Stamps:  Bowl Bouquet (Stampendous); Happy Birthday (unknown)
Paper:  Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Pumice Stone; Smokey Slate ink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, splatter brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Bouquet of Flowers


23 comments:

Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love the colours.x

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card for Dear Bonnie...The colours of the flowers are beautiful and love how you did the vase too. Splats are always good and your CAS design in fabulous x.

Bonnie said...

You've watercolored this beautifully as you always do, my friend! I love the soft pink and purple flowers and that shiny bowl! I did wait as instructed and you made my birthday really special and one I'll remember for a long time. (I'd say forever, but at my age, I'm not counting on that!)

Maria said...

A super lovely bouquet of flowers! Colored perfectly to celebrate Bonnie’s birthday! I’m sure she loves the beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers Loll! Love the glossy water and your beautiful watercoloring of the white embossed blooms!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful watercolouring Loll, and love the effect of the white embossing powder. It was so worth all the effort, I'm sure Bonnie loved the card :)

Robyn Oliver said...

A pretty soft feminine card Loll, feels perfect to me for Bonnie. Really lovely stamp and I understand totally how you feel water colouring against white embossing... it's just gorgeous, Robyn

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow....this is a stunning birthday card for Bonnie! I love this image, and you have brought it to life so beautifully Loll. It is just stunning in every way. Hugs, Brenda

Nstiz said...

Wow, Loll! You poured your heart into this one and its shows. Love the soft pastels and the exquisite painting. Just from following blogs, Bonnie must have had such a wonderful birthday after receiving these fabulous cards.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous, Loll! Your watercolored flowers and leaves are so dreamy and I love how you added details to the vase! I also love that you fussy cut the images...it looks amazing without a white border! I am sure Bonnie is going to treasure this stunning work of art! Barb xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite card Loll - and it is perfectly mounted. A beautiful bouquet for a beautiful lady!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and beautifully coloured too xx

Jeanne said...

What a beautifully colored vase of flowers. Your friend is sure to love it!!

Anita in France said...

A beautiful vase full of gorgeous blooms, Loll ... so lovely for Bonnie's birthday! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING and a beautiful tribute to Bonnie.
Faith

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stamped, heat embossed, watercolored and fussy cut bouquet, Loll:-) A very special card for a very special and talented girlfriend. TFS and organizing Bonnie's surprise party:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Leslie Miller said...

This is the most beautiful, soft bouquet! The white on vellum... I still haven't tried watercolor on vellum. I can't imagine how it could possibly work, but clearly it turns out fantastic when done by such an expert. This is soooooo gorgeous, Loll!

Susan said...

Such perfect colours for you to choose and such perfect watercolouring! The water and pebbles in the vase are so well done. Love the layout, dimension, and splatters!

Trina P. said...

You nailed the beautiful and elegant aspects with this gorgeous card. Fab watercoloring and colors. Love the shimmer. Bonnie must have been thrilled. xx

Nancy said...

This card is outstanding! Love it so much!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What an elegant, "Bonnie-like", and yet "Loll-style" card! ;-) Your watercoloring is amazing and the shine of the vase and the light gray splatters add something extra-special to this gorgeous bouquet.
Thank you so much for organizing this thoughtful and fun surprise for Bonnie's birthday!
Hideko

Karen Dunbrook said...

love, love, love this fabulous beauty!! you amaze me.
x Karen

BożenA said...

I'm sure Bonnie was delighted with this card. I could also see other cards for Bonnie prepared by the other girls and I can only imagine how happy she was that day. This card is so unique, I love the watercolor painting, it is so light and beautiful
xx