Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday Debbie


Hi everyone.  I bought a set of 12 Brusho colour crystal pots a few weeks ago and have been having fun experimenting.  I made several backgrounds with this size panel ... not only is this a great size to experiment with, but this is my #1 layout as I'm sure you've noticed. :)

This background was created using turquoise, ultra-marine and purple.  LOVE the saturated colours.  To activate the crystals, you spray with water, but by mistake I grabbed the wrong mister that was filled with diluted shimmer mist ... love that it gives the watercolours a tiny bit of sparkle. I do love happy accidents!! :)

This card is made for my good friend Debbie.  Not only is she a good friend and talented card maker, but she is so understanding!  I was so wrapped up with my tag event that I completely missed her birthday! Yikes --- felt terrible and emailed her as soon as I realized.    I told her she'd get something in the mail soon that was very special ... I was excited to share my first Brusho card with her. :)  She received it yesterday ... so I'm sharing with you today.  Happy Belated birthday Debbie!! :)

I am having fun playing and learning about my new Brushos.  I had seen them on many blogs from the U.K (shirley-bee, ingrid, kathyk) ... and wanted to give them a try.  They aren't available in Canada (at least I couldn't find them), but did manage to order them through Dick Blick in the U.S.

They are so fun to play with ... the teeny, tiniest specks just burst with colour when sprayed with water.  You'll be seeing more of these fun backgrounds in the near future. :)







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark; Brusho colour crystals (turquoise, ultra-marine, purple)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, shimmer mist, white embossing powder, Madera corner die (Memory Box); Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), stylus and mat, glossy accents for adhering blooms


21 comments:

  1. Stunning, Loll! I can just imagine the joy Debbie experienced when she opened her envelope to see this gorgeous creation inside! The background, the white die cut....simply fabulous!
    Hugs~c

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay for Loll and her Brushos!! :) I knew it was when I saw this In my blogger reader!! :) beautiful rich background, Loll! I hope you have many more happy accidents like these with yor new you ;) hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oooh ....... love your Brusho background Loll, the colour is so rich! I can't wait to see what else you do with these little pots of magic.
    I must say I've been resisting temptation to try these out for myself ...... maybe it's time to give in!!! Linda xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh you bought them...I've been eyeing them for a while! OMGoodness this is stunning...the color is so, so rich and paired beautifully with white! Love the stark contrast!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Totally gorgeous background, Loll!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stunning card Loll! Aren't the brushos fun!! I got my set from Dick Blick too as they don't seem to be widely available here either. Love the gorgeous background with the delicate diecut, Cathy x

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a gorgeous background! I wonder if Perfect Pearls would work the same way? It certainly looks like fun! Love, love, love the white die cut against that rich background!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the dark background with the white flourishy die cut.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your happy accident with the shimmer mist, Loll, I'll have to try that!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have been seeing amazing backgrounds with this Brusho stuff and I have been loving them. Good to see you playing with them too cause I know you will make some amazing backgrounds. Starting with this beauty!!! I love, love how your happy accident made your beautiful blue background shimmer!! I'm sure your friend forgave you, and loved her card. Can't wait to see what you make next! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  11. Glad you managed to get your hands on these tubs of gorgeousness! I have restrained myself and there are some unopened canisters in my set of 24. Some intriguing names, what ever Ost Green is.
    Love the accidental glimmer mist, just adds a little something! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Once again you have come to my rescue, Lolly! I just yesterday got a small box myself from Dick Blick containing a 12-pack of the Brushos! I've been dying to try them, but I'm not sure if I will before the holidays. Now I'm excited that I will have you as my mentor for yet another technique!! Thank you!! Your card for Debbie is a magical night-sky delight!! Hugs, Dolly

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow this looks amazing! I shall have to check out Brushos!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow Loll, this is gorgeous! Your background is fantastic, so rich in colour! That flourish is stunning and really pops against the blues! hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. gorgeous....I really wish we lived nearby each other...would LOVE!! to come and stamp with you mf.
    hugs
    K

    ReplyDelete
  16. The intensity of the colour is amazing! What a gorgeous card - I want to CASE it!! I picked up my Brusho when I went down to my friend near Seattle last week - can't wait to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wowzers !! The BG is such a eye catcher :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! I love the rich colors and how you added that bit of sparkle...great happy accident, for sure! This is such a lovely layout, too...it showcases your background, and complements the beautiful die cut! I think Debbie is going to cherish this card for a long time to come!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful card!!Love the colors and layout, just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow, simply magical, Loll ... the shimmer over the brushos is stunning! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. So amazingly rich and gorgeous. Haven't found Brushos in Germany yet. Weird, eh? They look like such fun.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)