Friday 28 October 2016

Brusho Butterfly

Hello lovely peeps

It will be my turn to demo something at our craft club in December and I've chosen Brushos to play with. I've been making up some quick cards cards to take along as samples and show what effects you can get.

I started this card by stamping an IndigoBlu butterfly onto watercolour card with Black Archival ink then painted over it with Pebeo Drawing Gum. I sprinkled Sandstone Brusho powder around the butterfly and spritzed it with water.

Once the card was dry I rubbed off the drawing gum then sprinkled Vermillion, Lime Green and Dark Brown Brushos onto my craft mat and added water to them to make paint. I coloured in the wings and body of the butterfly with these.

I made some dots by dripping some Ranger Enamel Accents

and some Tonic Nuvo drops onto acetate

and left them overnight to dry. I liked the idea of doing them this way because it doesn't ruin your whole project if you muck them up, plus you can do loads in one go.

I have two tips to pass on :-

1. don't do them too close together
- they merge into each other, as you can see in the second column

and 2. don't put Ranger Enamel Dots onto acetate
 - they stuck to it like concrete and wouldn't come off in one piece :D

So after doing some more Enamel Dots onto the leftover backing sheet from 3D foam squares I was ready to stick them onto my project with Cosmic Shimmer glue. I've finished off with some red organza ribbon and a stamped sentiment (Woodware)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafty Ribbons #173 Animal magic..with ribbon or lace
Fussy and Fancy #175 Shades of Autumn
Penny Black and More Autumn
The Pencil Case #31 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges # 143 one for the girls
Really Reasonable Ribbon #151 Orange you glad it's Autumn 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Anything Goes
Stamplorations CAS AG/option of black

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Bev said...

Wow I adore this! Thanks for taking the time to join in with us at The Pencil Case

Chris said...

Fabulous card Katrina, love the brusho background! Great tip about the enamel dots, thanks!

Darlene said...

So so pretty Katrina! Thanks for the helpful tips too! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

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Fikreta said...

so nice!

Tracy Welham said...

This is fabulous, thanks for the enamel dots tips. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Donna said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Thank you for joining in with The Ribbon Girl October Anything Goes - Any Image challenge and good luck in the prize draw.
Hugs, Donna xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love the background and the tips on how to do the dots x

brenda said...

A glorious Butterfly creation Kat and lovely warm Autumnal colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Lin said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for sharing in our 'One for the Girls' challenge.

Dream Valley

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Dream

Jane Royston said...

This card is stunning Katrina! I love everything about it, Jane :) x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is fabulous, Kat. You're so creative. Thanks so much for playing along in our Autumn Challenge, and please join us again soon. We love to see your wonderful creations shared in our challenges.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Jo Rice said...

I totally love this bright and beautiful card, it caught my stunning. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog...Jo. X

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card!
xoxo olga

maria f. said...

Just beautiful and I love how you've worked in the autumn colors.

Jane Savage said...

Hi Katrina! What a totally gorgeous work of art! The colours are just lush!
Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous card .... love the Brusho background. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty your colours are beautiful thnks for joininhg us at Crafty Ribbon challenge love and hugs Carole x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is a beautiful card with a fun mix of colors! Thanks for joining the CAS STAMPlorations Challenge!

What I Created Next said...

Really pretty

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.