Badass Chick, Brushos, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink

Out of this world ATCs


Time for another ATC swap with the Facebook group Artful ATCs and the theme this month is Out of this world. 

I chose to add some embossing to the card and then layers of brushos and then distress oxide. Then I embossed the rocket, fussy cut it and then coloured it with Distress oxides. 

The second card is a painty background and I added the embossed quote and then went over it with a gel pen to show up the writing more. 

Love these and hope the recipient does too! 

Entering these into the anything mixed media challenge at
Happy crafting!


Brushos, Watercolor Christmas

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 14

One more Brusho play atc to share with you today.  I chose some cheap watercolour paper to work on and created this vibrant blue background. 

I love the specks of purple in it too so decided to add purple embossing for the main feature and then created a base on which I added lots of rich purple embossing!

Love how rich this looks and the combination of the watercolour with the shiny texture of the embossing. 

Happy crafting!



Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 13

Today I have quite a few atc to share with you for my Countdown to Christmas series… 

All of these started life as one Brusho sprinkled piece of mixed media cardstock that I sprayed with water and left to dry… and then I went to town with stamping and embossing… most of the images came from magazine freebie sets.
Enjoy!!! I know I enjoyed making them! 

So quite a bundle of brusho background ATCs there ready to add to the stash of card toppers. Probably about time I made them into cards for real but that can wait till another day! 

Happy crafting! 



Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 12

Playing with Brushos time! And some more Christmas card ATC toppers.

You may be forgiven for thinking that I only play with Distress Oxides but today I was determined to play with another much loved medium… brushos! 

I mean just look at this… simple background made with water and sprinkling the black brusho onto it. I just adore it! 

I chose to tear my backgrounds into two panels to work on top of another ATC card.  Then layered them up with the images.

I coloured in the Rudolph using inks and a waterbrush and gave him a red stickles nose. I also added the gold Angel hair to add texture.

This cute fox I had coloured with promarkers and I added the stamping in the background as well as for the top sentinent. Then added the glittery gems to finish off. 

Love love love brusho backgrounds they always make me happy when I watch them develop. 

Happy crafting!


Brushos, Watercolor wings

Brusho butterfly

This card is the finished card from the crafting session I held a few weeks ago.  I used versamark to stamp the base of the butterfly and then sprinkled on the brusho trying to keep it only on the versamark area before spritzing it lightly.

Once it was dry I then stamped on the rest of the parts and patterns of the butterfly.  To finish I added stickles and a layer of black cardstock to mount it.  I love the movement created by the brushos.  And love these colours.

Happy crafting!



Brusho mop up ATCs 352 & 353


Today I have two ATCs to share where I used mop ups from playing with brushos to create some ATCs featuring magazine collage elements.

Both of these have a background of a few brusho colours where I just dipped the paper in and mopped up after another project.  This gave them a loose and delicate watercolour appearance.

To these I added the flowers I had cut out of a magazine.

I also added the stamped and embossed sentiment and some outlining of both the image and the edge of the panels, before adding them to red cardstock bases.

Love how the delicate flowers and background contrast with the bold sentiment and the black outlining.

Happy crafting!


Art and crafting styles, Brushos, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal

Deb’s Patwits circle journalĀ 

Hello there

I have another circle journal page to share for the Patwits envelope journal. This time it is Deborah’s journal and her construction is similar to mine but bigger! 

I decided to go all Teesha Moore style. I started with painting the envelope with the Bora Bora paint.
I then cut a piece of paper to the size of envelope (not the base where it opens) and added a base of Autumn fire Paperartsy fresco finish paint and then added all the magazine collage papers.  I then added stamping to them using a mix of number and word stamps from my Hot Picks stamp sets. 

I then stamped the queen stamp onto some paper I had coloured with Paperartsy fresco finish paint. I then added that to the envelope and added black paint for the borders and then some doodling and the sentiment.  I used white paint pen to add the dots. 

I then added some dots through the stencil for the inside part of the envelope still visible as it needed some pattern too!

Next I decorated a tag to peek out of the envelope.  The envelope is partly sealed which means it fits perfectly in the gap and sits in the middle! 

I decorated both sides … but the back gas a message for Debs so only showing the front of the tag here…

I used brushos and distress stains to add colour and then black paint through a stencil to add the zig zags.  Then I used gesso to mute a bit of the colour and pattern and added Darcy’s feather stamp and gilded it with the gilding flakes.

I added the tiny dots to add some interest to the left hand zig zags and then stamped the sentiment from the same Darcy stamp set onto a scrap of paper I had stamped a background onto with Distress oxide. I cut that out and added that on the top. 

And a sneak peek of the other side of the tag…  I used distress oxides and another Paperartsy stamp set to create this autumnal leaf tag! I stamped the leaves with a mix of archival inks to make it a red and brown leaf and then clear embossed… I love my stamp platform for making these techniques so easy!

So there you go… another Patwits circle journal page complete. I hope Debs likes my experimental Teesha Moore style page.

Happy crafting!