Sunday, October 16, 2016

Softly Autumn CAS Watercolour Reminder


This is the actual card that I watercolored during Hurricane Matthew.

It's a CASE of this card by Heather Telford.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink a couple of times on
a folded piece of hot press watercolor paper.

I used my Zigs and an Aqua Painter to add color to the flowers.
I first applied Carmine Red to the base of the flower with a bit of orange next to that.
Then I added Yellow to the tips and used the Aqua Painter to blend the colors.

I determined where I wanted more flowers and added some more using the same technique.

I masked off some of the sentiment before inking.
(I actually remembered to remove the inky tape before stamping. Not always the case!)

And I added some orange splatters for extra interest.

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge
is open until the 24th of October
Here's this month's challenge

and I'm playing along with some other challenges too.

Where my friend Karen has asked for
Red, Orange and Yellow 
on our one-layer cards.

AUTUMN

AUTUMN/FALL COLOURS
and last but certainly not least is a brand new challenge

Where this month's challenge is
ANYTHING GOES WITH FLORALS

Loll and I are thrilled with the participation at 

We've had so many wonderful entries and a lot have DT on them.

It's going to be a hard choice!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Softly (PB), Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs (Distress)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press) 
Other:  Zig CCRBM (Carmine Red, Orange, Yellow, Mid Green, Brown), Aqua Painter


43 comments:

Loll said...

Wow! ... I mean WOW!! This is STUNNING! LOVE the softness of your watercoloured blooms. Gorgeous design, gorgeous colours. So brave of you to stamp your sentiment directly after watercolouring your flowers ... I would have been scared. And LOVE the splatters to finish it off. Amazing card, my friend! xx

Betty Keefe said...

simply beautiful Bonnie - love those colors - your watercolouring is so lovely - somehow when i try that i never like the results!!

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful!

Pat said...

This is fabulous watercolouring Bonnie and the colours are really brght and zingy, and I love the font of that sentiment which is so pretty. The little gentle spattering works perfectly as a finishing touch too. x

MaryH said...

It's a perfect rendition of soft fall colors, it just glows! I love this image, and adding in the extra blossoms as you've done, made the floral spray so lush & full. Great way to spend the rainy days doing something so beautiful. TFS & Hugs

Jan Clothier said...

So beautifully coloured! It's dreamy and romantic and wonderful!

Barb Ghig said...

Gasp! Oh my gosh, Bonnie...this is absolutely gorgeous! You did an amazing job with your Zig watercolors, and the color palette is just beautiful! I also love the elegant font on your sentiment...it's perfect!

What a great way to get through the hurricane :)

Liz said...

Just stunning! Fabulous design and such beautiful colours. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Your card is fabulous, Bonnie! I have tried casing her and more often than not, I fed the wastebasket again! I'd say you succeeded beautifully and LOVE that stamp. This one has a WOW factor!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie...absolutely stunning watercolor blending on your beautiful flower images. Don't you just LOVE your Zigs for watercoloring? I love how you added your splatters too. Your card has so much dimension for a One Layer design. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your delicate watercoloring, Bonnie - so beautiful with the rich reds, oranges and yellows!!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Bonnie, absolutely stunning, I love your card.

Hugs
Anke

Carole said...

Stunning card Bonnie...love your watercolouring!!

Doris said...

Simply stunning, Bonnie! So soft, too!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A true work of art Bonnie sweet friend! Sorry, must dash, off to sort some more things out that Mum had got into a muddle due to her Sepsis (she'd be mortified if she knew). Until I can stop longer, have an amazing week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Viv said...

Wow such a fabulous card here Bonnie.Just love your pretty flowers and amazing watercolouring too. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Lovely card! The soft look of the flowers in warm colors make me swoon!

Stampingcountry said...

Another lovely card! What a beautiful autumn watercolor look!

Barb said...

My goodness Bonnie did you actually make this during the hurricane - that makes it an extra special card. It certainly is very pretty. The colours are lovely and I love the layered stamping. Barbxx

Susan said...

Fabulous! And it's a one layer card too (something I can rarely pull off!). Love the layers of flowers, the beautiful colours, and the splatters.

Jeanne H said...

Just a gorgeous card, Bonnie. So beautifully done.

linda said...

beautiful card bonnie! i love the vivid fall colours and the one layer design! it looks like what i see out of my window right now. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more!
linda

Bobby said...

You've made me look at this stamp differently, Bonnie. Your watercoloring of it is fantastic and I can't wait to try it.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous water coloring, Bonnie! Love how you colored those flowers!

brenda said...

A really glorious Autumnal creation, your whole card just radiates the warmth of the season, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is stunning! It takes my breath away (and that's not just the asthma talking).

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous. It looks so professional. Well done, my friend.

Aileen Ryan said...

ohhh wow Bonny just stunning. love this.

Diana Carr said...

So beautiful!!!

TK said...

Oh My! So beautiful! I love that no line technique, but frankly it scares the ba-jeebers out of me!

Ruth said...

This is absolutely beautiful - you are a real master of the no line technique. Thank you so much for entering our first ever Flower CHallenge. Ruth DT xx

Jeanne Jordan said...

Hi Bonnie, just popped over from the PB Sat challenge (a new one for me) because I saw your gorgeous card. I love Heather Telford's work, too. Your card is perfect!

Arlene Rose said...

This card is stunning.

Shona Chambers said...

This is the sort of card I would frame if I received it, its such a work of art!! The soft water coloured effect is so dreamy and I love the colours you used too. So very glad you shared this with us at The Flower Blog!

Susan said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I think you've done a fabulous CASE of Heather's card! In fact, you've done such a great job, I think I "need" that stamp!!

Karen D. said...

so amazing mf..love how you blended the colours...one of my favs this month..
Thanks so much for playing along with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month.

Sue from Oregon said...

And Oh My..this one too...The colors are so vivid. Another outstanding creation! Thanks for sharing with us at PBSC! ♥ Sue Kment

LauraJane:) said...

Absolutely Stunning!!

Whisper said...

Aaaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

maria f. said...

Amazing design. Amazing coloring. Amazing that you didn't mess up the sentiment after all that hard work ;)

Helen said...

Stunning card - fabulous stamping!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

TK said...

BEAUTIFUL! Oh My! I want to color like this when I grow up...

Bożena Adamusińska said...

so cute! I understand that it was the favorite. Beautiful colors and so beautifully to the mix. Beautiful watercolour
Hugs,
BozenA