Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Amazing ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well.  I was looking in my folder of backgrounds ready and waiting to be used when I found this one some stamping and embellishing were added and here is the end result …
A 148mm square card
Good to post
All the inked and painted detail
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

The background was created with Brusho watercolour crystals. It has taken me a couple of goes to get this type of background with watercolours. I have definitely added too much water and too much paint in the past and now I know how to do this I can work some more and experiment more with Brusho crystals. I applied a wash of clean water and then sprinkled the green Brusho’s over the card. I controlled where the colour was going, moping up when I needed or wanted to, in this case I made sure it didn’t spread the whole way across the card. I left the green to dry for about twenty minutes before adding a little more water and then I carefully applied the blue Brusho. Twenty more minutes later was when I applied a final amount of water and yellow and red Brusho crystals. I don’t have orange Brusho crystals so I blended the red and yellow on the card. Once I had the colour where I wanted it to be I left it to completely dry overnight.

I put the card away ready and waiting to be used and here it is used today! I attached a Hero Arts stencil and applied the acrylic paint through that. The little very cute hedgehog and the sentiment stamps are both from Paperbabe Stamps. The hedgehog is great because I can make a full blown scene with him or use him like I have here. It is a simple card but I do love the end result. I love the loose look of the watercolour paints on this background and I am going to be making some more know I understand how to create a background like this. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Paperbabe Stamps: Whimsical Woodland Bunny & Whimsical Woodland Owl
Hero Arts SA254: Confetti stencil duo
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Spellbinders Labels 9 Dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle of water

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 150mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide IP: Faded Jeans
Brusho Watercolour Crystals: Turquoise; Leaf Green; Red; Yellow
Americana Acrylic paint: Buff
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards: sequins
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous background Karen, so glad you did not let it go to waste.
I love that Paperbabe sentiment, makes me smile each time I read it.
Thank you for sharing over at Paperbabe and best wishes in the Anything Goes Blog Challenge.
Hugs Tracey xx

maria f. said...

You are certainly good with your Brushos. I love this BG.

Jill Vickers said...

Brushos are so much fun aren't they?! Your background is so bold and beautiful - a perfect backdrop for your die cut sentiment panel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

oHHH this background, so so lovely! I adore brusho!!!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We all hope to see you soon!
x Zoey

laurie said...

So bright and cheerful..cute card!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Macimbalo said...

Great happy card! Love all the details! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Challenges and good luck!

BożenA said...

Such a fun card! Thank you for so many entries :-)
Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS Watercolor.

Nora said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers, Good Luck, Nora.

Tanja said...

love that background - thanks for sharing your Project at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the background!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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