Monday, January 05, 2015

Brusho Snowflakes


Hi everyone.  Today I made my first Christmas card of the year ... never too early to start, right??!!  :)

The snowflakes were done with Brushos Colour Crystals ... my plan was to play with them today and I did!!  Love the vibrant and intense colours of these watercolours. The snowflakes above are done on watercolour paper, but I experimented with regular card stock and with glossy, and they each have a different look.  I'll use them on future cards.  So fun to play! :)

I used a vellum strip to keep the card looking very clean, heat embossing the sentiment in white.


I made the card for a few challenges ...

First up, the challenge at Merry Monday (#140) to use a snowflake(s) on your card. This was my jumping off point.  Here's the inspiration picture for Merry Monday ... doesn't it look yummy!!




I also used the sketch from STAMPlorations (#25), and used Stamps and Ink so I can enter their January challenge as well - bonus!!





This is also a good example of a clean slate card for Virginia's View #11 challenge.  I have the feeling most of my cards will fit this category! :)   Lots of white space on this one.



It is a winter card, so perfect for the challenge at Just Us Girls (#274) where the word is "Winter".



And this is for the SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) CAS Challenge (#306 - white + one colour).

Another multi-challenge card ... I'm on a roll:)


Stamps:  Sentiment - Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Versamark; Brusho Colour Crystals
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, Stitched Snowflake dies (Lil' Inkers); Small Snowflake dies (Impression Obsession)



Challenges:
Merry Monday #140
STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #25
STAMPlorations January Challenge
Virginia's View #11
JUGS #274
SCS - CAS #306





37 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super stunning snowflakes Loll and what a beautiful blue.
I've vowed to join the Merry Monday challenge every week this year to save the mad rush in November but not sure I can bring myself to dig out the Christmas goodies again! Will try though.
xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Awesome snowflakes! Such striking colours. Brilliant.
Elaine

Colorado Crafter said...

I love that shade of blue, Loll. Great CAS card! I should try doing Christmas cards all through the year, but since I prefer mine to all be the same and mass produce them I've never been able to make myself try doing all different ones. If I did all different Christmas cards I'd never be able to decide which card to send to which person. Is that an OCD thing or just a weird thing? LOL!!!!!

Bonnie said...

OK! I am going to have to order some Brushos! This is a beautiful shade of blue. So vivid! Love the design and that you used the vellum for the sentiment!

Nancy said...

Love the cleanness and those snowflakes look awesome! I had to chuckle when I read first Christmas card of the season. I should start now....would make things so much easier in December. Thanks for playing along with the girls and I at Just Us Girls this week. Hope you will visit us again!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so pretty Loll. Those snowflakes are amazing and I love the whole CAS design! Hazel x

Brenda said...

What a beautiful CAS card Loll! I love those snowflakes and how vivid of a color they are. Those brusho's colors are just beautiful and look like a lot of fun to play with. Love the vellum and white embossed sentiment and no it's never to early to start Christmas cards!!! lol Hugs, Brenda

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty CAS snowflake card. Love the beautiful color on the snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Ina said...

Fabulous CAS card. So lovely and bright. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls.

Becky said...

What a Beautiful CAS card..

nancy littrell said...

Such beautiful and vibrant snowflakes Loll. Love your heat eb sentiment on vellum. Wow...look at all the challenges you played in too. Way to go my friend. Hugs, nancy

sandie said...

Gorgoeus snowflakes and love the touch of vellum x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Loll! Love the bright blues of your brushos snowflakes and the vellum strip is such a soft touch! Love it! hugs :)

Julie B said...

You certainly are loll. I love this so crisp, just like after a freezing night on fallen snow.
I've been experimenting with the Brushos but not used my prints yet! :)

Julie B said...

oops sorry Loll on a roll that is!!!

Cornelia W said...

Those snowflakes seriously glow! You are on a roll, for sure!

Anita in France said...

Crisp, fresh and completely wonderful, Loll ... the blue is so deliciously vibrant! Anita :)

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE the bright intense blue of your snowflakes Loll...so pretty! And very striking against your white card base! I've never heard of the Brushos Colour Crystals and will have to check them out! :0) Great first card of the year!!

Katie Melhus said...

Fabulous card, Loll. I love the the swirly blues of your snowflakes - so gorgeous against the white! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Merry Monday!

cm said...

Gorgeous! Those snowflakes are incredibly stunning, and paired with the vellum/sentiment....oh my! Another one of your cards = another smile!
Hugs~c

Shery said...

Those snowflakes are GORGEOUS, Loll!

*Vicki* said...

Happy New Year Loll!! :) LOVE your CAS card with the pretty embossed snowflakes and that strip of vellum is perfect!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

maria f. said...

You overachiever, you. Already starting your Christmas cards! Happy 2015, BTW. Love these beautiful snowflakes. And that STAMPlorations sentiment looks wonderful paired with them. Thanks for gracing our gallery.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous! Your snowflakes are so vibrant and pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining in with both STAMPlorations and JUGS!!

Gail Townsend said...

Lovely CAS card, love the blue snowflakes, Gail

Judy Woodland said...

Simply stunning. I'm glad to see you have the Crystal Colors, aren't they amazing? Not many know about them yet - but the colors are just vibrant! You have used them beautifully here!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

How gorgeous is the blue!!! Love the vibrancy of these colours, amazing card once again, Loll! Big hugs, xxx

Kylie said...

Your brusho snowflakes are amazing!!!!

conil said...

Perfect CAS card. Loving the vellum sheet that diffuses the background for those lovely colored snowflakes.

Deepti said...

Love the use of vellum :) such a pretty card, thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful card for all of the challenges Loll! love the Brusho blue snowflakes!

Greta said...

Those snowflakes are so striking & I love white embossing on vellum--wonderful card!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your vibrant blue snowflakes against the vellum, Loll! Such a gorgeous card!

Shona Chambers said...

The blue snowflakes caught my eye straight away, they look amazing, especially against all the white!!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Loll!!! Love those pretty blue snowflakes and your vellum panel! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Monika Skinner said...

Hi Loll. Love the blue snowflakes, the brusho blue is stunningand so well balanced with the vellum too. ... and yes it is never too early to start making Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Good Luck and have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx