Tag Archive | Brushos



Today I’m showing two cards made in the same way but using different products which gave different looks.

I started by taping the white area with low tack tape so that I had a white border. The card on the left was done by sprinkling Brusho’s and spritzing with water to activate them. Lots of water and blotting with kitchen paper to get the colours to blend. I dryed it with a heat gun and then Stamped the Visible Image sentiment stamp with black Archival. I used a black pen to outline the coloured area’s.

For the card on the right I used Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Mica Pigments and spritzed with a mixture of water and Docrafts Spritzing Ink in white.  The bottle was “empty” so i added water and it turned white! It has a pearl shine to it so a total bonus:) I used the same stamp but this time used Distress ink, Aged Mahogany to stamp with and the same colour of Distress Marker to outline.  Lastly I added a little acylic heart.  I hope you like these cards and try out the technique.

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One for my brother

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I made this card for my brother whose birthday it is tomorrow.  I cut 3 pieces of card and stamped the image (center panel), using Spectrum Noir pens to colour,(BG5 BG3 and BT6). I used some liquid pearls for the stars and some glossy accents for the little triangles. I cut out 3 presents and ballons and coloured with BT6, I added some spots and stripes using a black gel pen. I glued these onto the other two peices of white card and edged all 3 with Pear Green Promarker and then the black gel pen. I matted this onto another piece of white card edged again with Pear Green Promarker. I matted onto white card the matted onto more white card edged with BG3. I cut out the tab in white card and matted onto a slightly larger peice that I had coloured using BT6. I added a teeny tiny circle coloured with BG4. I placed this tab under all the layers. Finally I added some strings to the ballons with the black gel pen.

I’m entering this card into the folowing challenges

Sketch Saturday wk 362   

The Male Room Challenge 10


mm butterflyI made this card  a bit at a time, I had no idea where I was going with it so just kept on playing till I was happy with how it looked. I started with some texture paste and a dotty stencil onto a pattern paper, before the paste dried I sprinkled on some brusho’s and spritz with water, when dry I used Antiqued Bronze and Dusty Concord Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains and also some pearlized white spritzing ink from Docrafts. I used my scissors to distress the edges. I stamped the sentiment twice using Black and Grape Jelly Archival, doing this gives the sentiment a shadow.   For the butterfly I embossed a stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils and cut out. I used Creative Expressions gilding wax to colour the butterfly.The colours I used were Vintage Plum, Graceful Lilac,Cast Bronze,and Enchanted Gold. I added little sequins stars to the flowers and used 3 colours of liquid pearls roughly mixed on the body of the butterfly. For the background I used a script embossing folder and gave it a layer of gesso, it was pink card, not the right colour so I changed it with gilding wax and sprays! I used Dusty Concord spray and the guilding waxes I used were Graceful Lilac, Graceful Pink,Deep Red, Pearl Moon and Cast Bronze.

I’m entering this card in The Mixed Media Card Challenge #11 Wings