Monday, August 08, 2016

Christmas Snowflake


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card made with Brushos.  I love these little pots of goodness ... just sprinkle a little, spray with water and wait for the magic to happen. :)

I used just two colours ... Turquoise and Ultra Marine, but there are lots of pigments within each colour, so lots of pretty tones from soft blue to deep blue to purple. :)

After it was dry, I place a large snowflake stencil over top, pressed with versamark, and then heat embossed in white.  So simple and fun to make! :)

I'm entering this over at Time Out #63 - Holiday and I've followed the twist of no stamping (except for sentiment). :)

I'm adding this to the gallery over at CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays.  Hope to see you in the gallery!









Stamps: Sentiment - Swanky Dudes (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Ultra Marine; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Snowflake Stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays
Time Out #63 - Holiday


23 comments:

  1. Such a stunning background Loll, with the WOW factor! Fabulous! have a great week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  2. Brusho's make stunning background Loll your love your textured snowflake

    Anne

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  3. your card making style is always beautiful, very beautiful embossed textures, perfect christmas card

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  4. What a fun and creative use of the stencil Loll - love the white over the fabulous blues!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Ooooooh....LOVE this Loll! I love how you can make something SO simple look SO stunning! This is just pure perfection!! :0)

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  6. Love this Loll! Also love the simplicity and versatility of this technique.

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  7. Fab card Loll and since the retreat I'm hooked as well!!!!
    Val x

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  8. What a wonderful watery blue background you created for your beautiful embossed snowflakes! Julia xx

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  9. Stunningly gorgeous. Love those little pots too as you never quite now what you are going to get! And boy to you get fabulous!

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  10. LOVE all the pigments that appear in your Brushos background. Your heat embossed stenciled snowflake is gorgeous. I need to try that technique. TFS Loll. Hugs, Nancy

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  11. You know I LOVE it! These 2 blues combine so prettily together, and it made just the perfect icy background for these snowflakes. Love the technique you used to create the snowflakes. Just saw a neat video doing that yesterday. So lovely. TFS & Hugs

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  12. I also love it brushos background. It seems that there is much more mixed colors. The end result is wonderful. White embossing wonderfully distinguished by the background. I love this card :-)
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  13. You have the best luck with Brushos - me? not so much!

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  14. Loll!! This is AMAZING! The watercolor wash, the gorgeous embossing. <3 <3 <3 Love it!

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  15. Wow, that blue is so pretty Loll!!! I love how you put the white snowflake on the amazingly blue background. It just makes the snowflake pop! I am loving the brusho's too, but need to get me some more to have more colors. I want a blue and black to play with. Hugs, Brenda

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  16. What a gorgeous blend of color and your home made snowflake looks phenomenal against that bright background! Love the rich contrast on this!

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  17. An awesome stencil! It's so pretty embossed on these pretty, rich colors!

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  18. Lucky me, getting to see this in real life! It is so beautiful in those vibrant colours!

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  19. I love this look! Gotta CASE it as am working on building up my stash of Christmas cards. The idea of embossing the stencil over the brushos is new to me so want to give it a whirl. Thanks for your many wonderful and unique ideas.

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  20. Oh this is a joy Loll, love the way the stencil works with the brushos, what a gorgeous Xmas feel and great to see you at TO x

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  21. Oh how I LOVE the variation in those blues, and the crisp, clean white of the snowflakes...such a gorgeous Christmas card, Loll!

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  22. Oh my goodness, Loll, what a gorgeous background ... those brusho blues are so delicious ... perfect with the crisp white snowflake! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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