16 Apr 2016

Happy Birthday Altenew!

Altenew recently celebrated their 2nd Anniversary and so I whipped up a card to help them celebrate!

I was jaw-droppingly moved by Yoonsun Hur's water colouring on this card and I really wanted to use similar colours - only with my oh-so-lonely Copic markers.

AND it just so happened that The Challenge is having their colour challenge this week - and Seize the Birthday challenge has a "Floral" topping this week - so I didn't really have a choice!

Of course I had to use Peony Bouquet - it is really so very stunning!  I've had it for awhile and made this card awhile back with watercolors, but when the Peony Bouquet DIES came out - I ordered from Butterfly Reflections and I was all over them!

To begin, I stamped the image with Versafine Ink Black Onyx  - I did not heat set it and I should have - I did find that it smeared a bit - although you can't see it- I was pretty intent on the smears NOT showing up Lol .  I have Memento ink - which I should have used, but I have been using the Versafine anad just love it - so it was the first thing I grabbed without thinking.  gab gab gab

I began by water colouring the peony with my Gansai Tambi paints.  When that was dry I went in with my copic markers to highlight some areas.  Then I got the brilliant idea to just stamp the final layer of the Peony Bouquet stamp (you can see it in the flower at the back)  and although I did like the final effect, I decided to just keep on using my copic markers.  It is relaxing to me and I hadn't used them all winter - *insert lovey eyes*

And here is a closeup!

I stamped the sentiment with Altenew's Label Love set - and added a few clear sequins - just so delicious and a perfect compliment to my card!


  1. WOW, Bonnie, love this SO much!! The flowers are colored so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge :)

  2. I am loving this card! I have this stamp set too, and think that beautiful peony is one of the prettiest stamps I own. You made an amazing card! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. This is one gorgeous card!!!

  4. Stunning card, your flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

  5. This is so gorgeous, Bonnie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!!!

  6. Gorgeous card and great coloring.

  7. AMAZING!!!! WOW! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Bonnie, and I just love how you've raised the blooms off that scrumptious watercolor backdrop! Yum! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

  9. Oh my word...your flowers are stunning! In awe...going back for close-ups!

    1. I'm back: I didn't realize you're Canadian! Me, too...just down the road in Alberta (but born MANY years ago in Ottawa) And my husband has an expensive hobby as well: road bikes. 'nuff said!

  10. I am so impressed with this set from Altenew, and your card is just amazing and a work of art. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

  11. This is simply stunning Bonnie! You have coloured those flowers so beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  12. Beautiful card. Love your arrangement and and coloring and love this stamp set too. Stunning.


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