Friday, 24 July 2015

Beautiful Colours of Brushos!

Brushos are fabulous pots of powder pigment - I bought some a long time ago and have only used them a time or two so thought they needed to be played with again!  I have seen them used a lot on various blogs, on Youtube and demonstrated at the recent Newbury Papercraft Show.  I have made three cards with the same stamp but using different colours.  I haven't added sentiments or other embellishments as I couldn't decide at the moment what to add or even whether to just leave them as they are.

The stamp is by Woodware and the top and bottom ones are stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder and the middle one is stamped with Black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.   All I did then was sprinkle very small amounts of the different colours of Brushos in the areas I wanted them, then gently spritzed with water and watched the magic happen!  I dabbed areas with a piece of kitchen towel when I wanted the colour to be paler or changed.  I used watercolour card for this cause it works so well with the water.  I really like the effect - its loose and shows the beautiful colours.  I think I will be playing with these cool little pots of colour a lot more!

I would like to enter the following:

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Circle and Flower (s) - I hope its ok that I have done Circle (s) and Flower!

Hel's Sunday Stamper - Beautiful or Beauty - Hels Sunday Stamper this week is dedicated to
Lily Chilvers who recently died too young after a short battle with cancer.  Lily was the artist who gave us the little Octopode monsters and she was a beautiful lady.  I have not used her stamp designs myself but have really enjoyed seeing lots of awesome artwork using these fabulous quirky little monsters.  Here is a picture of Lily - you can see why Hels chose the word 'Beautiful'.

Please spare a moment to think of Lily's family and friends during this sad time, thank you.

Also, please hop over to the The Craft Barn and Hel's blogs - there are fabulous things to see on both!

Thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate it lots and lots!  Take care.  Christine xxx


Jacee said...

Wow, these are beautiful Chris!
hugs Jacee
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Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow, your cards are all stunning, you really have mastered the art of using those Brushos! I love the stamp you used too, it looks amazing...

I was so very sorry to hear about Lily too, she really was a beautiful woman who was taken far too early... so very sad.

Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs A. said...

All three are fabulous. Love the effect you have achieved with the stamp. I really must get my pots out again which I have only ever used the once. (now standing on the naughty step.) hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

Just Fabulous! I love Brushos and I love your cards, Chris. They demonstrate how much colour can change the impact they have, mellow, vibrant etc. The second is my favourite - my kind of colours!
Hope you have a good weekend. Jx

Anita in France said...

What a striking and stunning trio, Chris ... you've made those brusho's and that gorgeous stamp really shine! How lovely to honour the life of a fellow crafter with a challenge. Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my what sad news about Lily. So tragic. Thank you for sharing, Chris, so I could say a prayer for her loved ones.

Now ... even though my jaw is pressing down on my fingers over the keyboard, I have to say your Brusho backgrounds are just spectacular and that stamp was MADE to be used with them! A perfect choice! I wouldn't add another thing to the outside. In fact, I think you should frame them!!

Sorry I have been absentee over here for so long! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

These are all so beautiful Chris! I love Woodware stamps I bought a couple at a craft fair and the brushos would be fab with them:) It was very sad to hear about Lily she was so gifted:((( lots of huggles Sue xxx

SARN said...

Your Brusho creations are wonderful Chris. I love Brushos and must make an effort to play with them again soon.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Chris
Beautiful cards Chris!
Love them all and it makes me want to have the brushos!
Thank you~

LesleyG said...

Really lovely Christine, you've used just the right amount of water, and chosen a fab stamp, that is very effective. Lovely words about Lily xxx

maggie said...

Three fabulous cards. You have mastered Brushos beautifully, something I still have to do.

Jane said...

Wow, beautiful cards, I love Brushos too! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

Karen D. said...

Great cards! love the happy colours.
So sad for the loss of a young life...hard to imagine.
sending hugs,

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks for joining in, love your use of Brusho's.. they look great.... and for sharing Lily's story too... bless her. x

Heather T said...

You got terrific results with your brushos, Chris; the colours and patterns are lovely.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your cards are quite stunning. Those Brushos just POP.