Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stamp Connection Guest Designer


Hi everyone.  Today I'm honoured to be a Guest Designer for Stamp Connection #16 - Brushos.


Tanja (Little Art Cottage) and Cornelia (Fun Stamping) started Stamp Connection just over a year ago.  They meet up on-line monthly, alternating who picks the challenge.  This time it's Tanja's turn and she picked Brushos.  She asked if I'd like to join them as Guest Designer for this challenge and I jumped at the chance.  I do love to get inky with Brushos! :)

The card above has been heat embossed in white with a grid stamp on mixed media paper.  I then sprinkled turquoise, leaf green and lime green Brushos over top and spritzed with lots of water.  I tilted my card front so the colours flowed into each other.

Once dry, I simply added a white die-cut leafy sprig, white embossed black sentiment banner, and a few sequins for sparkle.

Thanks to Tanja and Cornelia for inviting me to join them for this fun challenge.

Now onto their cards.

Please click HERE to see Tanja's Brushos card.

And click HERE to see Cornelia's Brushos card.

Both of these card makers are so talented and innovative with their creations.  Make sure to drop by to check out their designs and leave them some love.

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Also, this is reminder about the CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays.  I used water spray, along with my Brushos to colour the background.  The challenge is still open for a few more days, closing Aug. 24th at midnight (PDT).  Hope you'll come play along.









Stamps:  Grid (Simon Says); Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Leaf Green, Lime Green
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box), stylus and mat for shaping leaves, sequins

Challenges:
Stamp Connection #16 - Brushos - Tanja / Cornelia
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays

41 comments:

Tanja said...

oh Loll, this is fabulous - I just love the white-embossed grid resist and the color combo - thank you so much for being so kind to join us as this month's Guest Designer - Hugs, Tanja

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the guest appearance, so very well deserved x Gorgeous, fabulous card today. You are the master with the Brusho's and today's card is no exception. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card x

Linda said...

You certainly have a way with Brushos. Congrats on the GD spot. So pretty Loll.

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card Loll - i'm home now after enjoying MN. lakes with my kids and grands - just so much to do after a long trip - hope to get at the CAS challenge this afternoon!

conil said...

Popped over from Tanja's and Cornelia's blogs to see how you handle Brusho's and I'm, oh so, glad I did. Obviously, you've learned how to tame them, as evidenced by this simply beautiful card. It's just exquisite.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous soft Brushos background Loll. I love how you heat embossed your grid stamp and then added your Brushos. Your die cut French Foliage and sequins were perfect for your background. How fun to join Tanja and Cornelia's blogs challenge. Hugs, Nancy

Donna said...

What a fantastic background, Loll. Reminds me of a mosaic. Love the soft Brusho look. X

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Loll. You always do gret work!!

Marcia HIll said...

Love the grid you used for your background with the Brushos Loll...what a fabulous look! The simplicity of the white leaves and the boldness of the black sentiment banner are so striking against that background too...love it!! :0)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome card - of course, your work always shines! So happy you agreed to be part of your little transatlantic get-together! Funny, that we both choose a white embossed grid pattern!

Kathlene said...

Well, you inspire *me*...and I appreciate your very kind comment on my blog. I've only stuck my toe in so to speak with the water color inky technique and it's quite addicting. Your card is pure art. I love the flowing leafy die contrasted against the straight lines of the grid, and of course the colors you've blended are perfect. My attempts get rather muddled so I need to practice more. Thanks for your inspiration! Hugs, Kathy

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the grid background -- fabulous as always~

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Loll, your card exudes peace and tranquility ... It's probably the choice of colors is made, and maybe the card moved your emotions ...? I love this card just for what it brings me. Your background is just incredibly beautiful!
Hugs,
BożenA

TK said...

Amazing! but then again, you never cease to amaze me! Love that backdrop, and the card too!

Kia said...

Your cards are always just fabulous, as is this beauty. You inspire so many with your beauties and I am grateful you share them with us.

Bonnie said...

What wonderful blending you got, Loll! The colors are gorgeous and the white leaves with the contrasting black and white sentiment add elegance! Gorgeous!

Charlene said...

a real eye catcher!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my, I LOVE that stunning background Loll! You really are the queen of the backgrounds! Stunning! Thanks for the continued inspiration! Have a wonderful week my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gah, Lolly, this is breathtaking! I'd love to have tile like this in my bathroom! And now that I'm a Brushos convert, I can't wait to try something similar!! Congrats on the GD!! Hugs, Dolly

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card Loll - love the juxtaposition of the rigid grid lines and fluid lines of the leaf spray.
Blessings
Maxine

Nancy Stislow said...

Your cards never disappoint, Loll, especially your gorgeous background! Amazing work with Brushos and gorgeous colors! Love the white die cut you chose as a focal. This is so well done!

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous card, love the embossing and your unique style of using brushos

sandie said...

Stunning brushos and it look so perfect with the White die x

JosieD said...

What a neat idea to use brushos with a heat embossed stamp. Gotta try that one -- you come up with the best ideas for different uses of things. Love that color combo of brushos with the crisp white image and touch of black and sequins...various elements coming together so beautifully.

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Oh my goodness, Loll! You make is sound so easy to create such masterpieces! Seriously though, this is gorgeous. Thank you SO much for sharing! :)

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful background, Loll! I love how the colours have mixed then faded out. The white leaf sprig contrasts beautifully.

Anita in France said...

You're just the perfect person (as a Brusho expert extraordinaire) to join Cornelia and Tanja for their Stamp Connection this month, Loll ... congratulations! Such a beautiful background ... love how the colours have pooled and merged across the grid ... gorgeous behind that lovely sprig! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

yum yum yum yum. You and Brushos. Delish. Love the grid with the bloom. Nice contrast. Hope your summer is going well. Off to see what I've missed.

Colleen said...

Loll, this is amazing you are a master with the brushos! I wish I could take lessons from you, I can't tell you how many funky pieces I have laying around that just look like a messy glob! this card is just so beautiful, the colors are so calming! Heart Hugs,Colleen

Aileen Ryan said...

Fantastic card Loll, love the colours you used, I knew I needed more brush colours. That background stamp is wonderful, everything is just perfect.

Di said...

Wow Loll - this is just fabulous! I was sure you'd used a stencil until I stopped gazing at the card in awe and read how you made it. Really beautiful!LOVE those colours and the MB foliage die is a huge fave of mine too,

Hugs

Di xx

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful, Loll (and in my kind of colours too!). Love the grid as a way of making the brusho background more interesting! And I love the perfect little things you do such as the placement of and having a leaf overlap the sentiment.

Linda said...

Congrats on your GD spot and what a stunning make! Love the embossed grid in the background ..... I'm with Darnell, great looking tiles. Love the die cut too! xx

Pat said...

More beautiful Brushos and I think these colours are my favourites as they look so Summery and pretty. The white embossed grid is the perfect background for the white die cut leaves. x

Maura R said...

Oooh, Loll - I love those colors against the grid bg and the way the color fades out! Lovely card, oh, ye queen of the brushos!

MaryH said...

This is just magnificent with the tile effect. Perfect choice of colors to use, and the look is just so beautiful. Good choice in picking you for a GD using brushos! Well done! TFS & Hugs

Debbie said...

I LOVE that tile BG! And, of course, I love the white die - mine (poor thing) has been sitting in my NBUS pile. (One of these days!!) Lovely card!

Debbie said...

I LOVE that tile BG! And, of course, I love the white die - mine (poor thing) has been sitting in my NBUS pile. (One of these days!!) Lovely card!

Daria said...

Love it! This is so beautiful, and I think it would be fun to make it. TFS.

Shirl said...

Genius idea to emboss the tile in white and then use your brushos. I like the little touch of black c.s. for the sentiment too.

Shirl

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how I LOVE this GORGEOUS card, Loll! I love the bold white grid lines with your Brushos background...WOW! I definitely want to CASE this card, if you don't mind...it's really fabulous!