Category Archives: Brushos

DT: CHNC: Use a tree or a few

I love tree stamps and this is one of my favourite from Stampin Up. This week’s challenge at CHNC is to use a tree or a few… So out it came to play!

I stamped and embossed the image a few times and then used the black brushos and created this galaxy sky!

I finished simply with some silver dots for stars and the sequins.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Calendar – March 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their March artwork.

I wanted to use the March hare for this which is a Sheena stamp and after stamping in archival I added light brown brusho and lots of water… I love the way the colour separates and moves across the page.

Once it was dry I used some spectrum noir pencils to add definition to the image and stamped the month (Paperartsy stamp).

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Crafting play session with friends

Tonight I had a few friends come and get inky with me. We played with the gelli plates and inks and brushos and generally had fun making a mess and lots of pretty bright and colourful papers. We didn’t quite get to the point of making a card … I must plan sessions better to make sure we have finished projects! But after they left I sat and cut out images and made up six cards from the stuff I had created… even if they aren’t completely finished cards… they are at least nearly done!

I also still have the pile of images and a few bits of background I can use left too for other projects… I reckon a postcard or two might be featuring some of those bits sometime soon!

Anyway here are the cards.

I think with a little shading, a sentiment and a small amount of embellishing these cards are good to go… and from the stack of paper we gelli printed a good amount of projects can be made!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Advent cardmaking: Snowflake

Had fun with failed videos for today’s cardmaking video but got there on the third attempt… and as a result 4 cards got made!

Love using texture paste and brushos together… they create such beautiful shading and tonal colour… and these stencils from claritystamp are delightful.

Love how simple they were to finish into cute cards and how vibrant and jewel like the colours are.

Hope you enjoy the process video.

And here is a pic in daylight to show the true colours…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: Resist technique

Hello… in amongst all the Christmas madness I have a bright and cheery birthday card to share… which happens to be my design team contribution to the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog… and the challenge is … RESIST TECHNIQUE.

one of my favourite uses of this technique is to create a water colour background so that’s exactly what I did!

I used the Handcarved background stamp which I partially inked with versamark, stamped and then heat embossed. Then using diluted brushos in purple colours and a brush I added the colour. I also splashed colour to add to the messy vibrant patch of colour.

I chose a focal image (digital stamp from all Dressed up) and coloured it with spectrum noir pencils. Then I Found a happy birthday sentiment in my stamps and added that on a die cut circle. I edged the circle to make sure it popped with a stampin write marker.

Finished it off with some sequins.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Rebecca’s circle journal part 2

As promised there was a second part to the circle journal for me to share with you… the inside… and I went back to Christmas stash to make this!

I wanted a complete contrast from the outer pages so instead went for softer colour and watercolour using the Brushos to create a wintery landscape.

I’ve never really done an art journal page which is Christmas themed I don’t think so this made a nice change to Christmas craft on a different scale.

Absolutely love the Tim Holtz remnant rub ons. They are perfect for this kind of page!

So happy with this and how it contrasts with the front and back I shared yesterday. Hope Rebecca likes it too!

Video of the process can be found here.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Twelve days of Christmas coins

I am running a short swap for the coins swap group this month … So people will hopefully get coins back before Christmas day… and the theme… 12 days of Christmas!

I made mine using the Creative magazine stamp set and some scraps of cardstock I had watercoloured. I then finished them each off differently.

Here they are before I cut them into coins…

And then once finished…

Love these images. They are so easy to colour in lots of different ways.

Enjoyed making these and hopefully the swappers will like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine