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30 Jul 2014

In The Summertime.

A completely different style of card from me today.
Inspired by the set of Brusho Water colour paints
I have just bought.
I took myself down to the end of the garden and armed with loads of newspaper to spread on the table I had a little play.
I used a sheet of plain white cardstock
and then sprinkled just a small amount of the powdered paint
onto the paper using just 3 colours.
Rose Red, Ultra Marine, Lemon.
I then spritzed  over with a generous helping of water
and left the paints to do their magic.
Where the colours have mixed and merged I now have
Orange , Mauve and Green  added into the equation.
No 2 patterns will ever come out exactly the same.
I left to dry and then cut down to size and adhered to a card blank.
 
On a snippet of card I  sprinkled  
Purple and Brilliant Red together
and when dry over stamped  using  the Indgio Blu butterfly stamp
with Versamark and embossed with black EP.
I then fussy cut the butterfly  and mounted to the card using 3D pads.
I gave the sentiment stamp the same treatment.
A quick doodle round the edges plus some black gems and a very 
CAS card from me.
I really enjoyed using these paints and have bought the
Brusho Secrets  DVD to go with them so expect to see more 
as I work through the lessons.
I made this card as inspiration for my Butterfly Challenge
where the theme is Summertime Butterflies.
Hope you can play along as the challenge is running for  4 weeks.
 
Entering into the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz #23 Anything goes.
Sister Act #67 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #241 Anything goes.
Less  Is More. #182 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #135. Use your snippets. (oddment of white card).

26 comments:

  1. You created a beautiful background Mrs A...love your butterfly too!
    xxx Margreet

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  2. This looks like a garden of bright, blooming flowers. The colors meshed together perfectly. Great idea.

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  3. Ooooh fabulous card Mrs A and gorgeous watercolouring and of course another beautiful butterfly l love the fact you have mounted it too!

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  4. What a cool technique and gorgeous card! Will have to google those paints...

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  5. This looks so cool! A very pretty card too. I never seam to get tired of butterflies.

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog this week. Good luck!
    Nick

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  6. It is gorgeous! I am going to have to look into these paints as this is the second time I have seen them and I love the beautiful bold colours and background! Truly gorgeous card Karen x

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  7. Hi Mrs A
    Your watercolour background is fabulous.
    Very unique.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  8. How did I miss this...it is so pretty. Love your technique and the results. I can just picutre you out in the garden armed with your paints!

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  9. Me again...thought it said June 30...lol

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  10. Super creation Mrs A, though normally we do like to see a bit more 'white space' at LIM. Used Brushos for my C&G design work years ago, they are fun to play with!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  11. This is so arty Valery Ann ! Love the background ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  12. love it this looks great thank you so much for joining us at sister act this week and good luck
    hugs Tonnie DT

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  13. How strange Mrs A - I only just spotted this technique earlier on today on another blog. What fun (no wonder you has to work outside!) - and such a beautiful and very individual result too!

    Love it!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  14. I bought myself the basic set of Brushos but haven't had time to play as yet. Your card is stunning and really inspires me to dive in. The Retreat certainly was a real buzz in so many ways ans I cannot wait till next year to do it all again. I am going to a Clarity workshop with Sally-Ann Hanes next week so that may alleviate the withdrawal symptoms a little. Hope you enjoy your session with Andy Skinner. xx Maggie #32

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  15. This is really pretty. I'm particle to a butterfly and the background you've created is gorgeous.
    Ali xx

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  16. Wow, this is beautiful, love it!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  17. So pretty Mrs A, a real kaleidascope of colour and the butterfly is the perfect finish :) Donna ♥ x

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  18. I do not know powdered watercolors. They look marvelous on your beautiful card. Isn't it so much fun to experiment and play with your art?!! Creative Coloring Bliss...

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  19. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is fab... but don't forget that white space for us at Less is More!"
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  20. It's lovely! The effect you created looks like wild flowers and the butterfly's floating around them, so pretty.

    I have some Brusho powders and usually use them on kitchen roll sheets, sprinkle a little on, add water and watch how far they spread! Great fun and such vibrant colours xx

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  21. I've got the paints but not the DVD. Your results look fab. Can't wait to see what else you make when you've watched the DVD.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  22. I am seeing those paints more and more all over blogland - this is fabulous - I think I need them.....NOW!

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  23. What a beautiful background this made!

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