11 May 2016

I'm Thinking of You...

 Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge  has a floral theme this week - and you just know that I am all about THAT!

...and Oh boy- I've found a new-to-me challenge - Pinterest Inspired Challenge!  The idea is to be inspired by the photo that was chosen for the month.

This month's Pinterest photo is more of an abstract type - but I made it work for my card - the same colours and the same watercolored feel.

I used one of our new releases from CAS-ual Friday's - Pretty Posies - and the Fri-dies! I just love the possibilities with this stamp set.  At the end of my post see how you can save 15% off CAS-ual Fridays stamps and dies - yes I'm shameless LOL!

For this card I used the Pretty Posies Fri-dies to die-cut all the flowers and leaves from post it paper and added them to my 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" watercolour cardstock.   Being careful not to get the "masks" damp, I wet the cardstock using a watercolour brush.

I got out my Zig Real Brush watercolour markers and painted a light blue wash all around the "post it" diecuts.  When that dried I peeled away the masks and was left with the outlines of the flowers.

I stamped the flowers within the white spots with various colours of dye ink and then using a damp brush I painted over the inked flowers for a more watercolored feel.  I suppose when I think about it there is probably a much easier way to accomplish what I was going for Lol, but it was fun to experiment!

The sentiment was white embossed onto a slip of black cardstock and popped up onto the watercolored panel.  I added some twine and a strip of patterned paper to the bottom to finish it off!

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  1. So beautiful, Bonnie! I love how you took the inspiration and made it your own! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Flowers” Challenge!

  2. Hi Bonnie! This is absolutely stunning, and the baker's twine wrapped around it is the perfect finishing touch. You really did an amazing job, and I just LOVE this. I'd like to tell you about two great challenges where I'd LOVE to have you share your talents. I hope you will stop by to link up with us here. It would be such a blessing to me.
    Word Art Wednesday -
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  3. Oh, this is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo!


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