Friday, March 23, 2018

Brusho Crystal Colour on Gold Foil

Hey Friends.  Buffy, Susan and I are back for our 
Stamp Off Challenge.  We sure enjoy sharing ideas
with one another, as well as those who pop by.

Today is a Brusho Crystal "Colour" Challenge (Occasions p 26)
I put the word in quotes because Buffy always teases
me because I generally use the US spelling for "colour".
Let's not try to change my typing motor pattern after
all these years!!  Besides, my computer auto check 
automatically changes the word, even if I type it "correctly".

I went to bed one evening, with the idea for this card in
my head.  Yes, it's pretty sad when my mind spends sleep 
time in craft mode!!  I've seen Brusho used on a variety of 
different papers, but not Foil Sheets (annual p 194).

For this example, I sprinkled the Gold Foil Paper with 
Prussian Blue Brusho.  I spritzed the paper with water 
and then went after it with my heat tool.  Unlike using 
Brusho on other surfaces, the spritzed Brusho just wants
to run off the foil paper.  You can move the Brusho around
on the foil paper, with the heat tool, until it dries.
I'm sorry that this is dark, but the gold foil tends to
either shine, or turn dark.  
The final product looks a bit like an acrylic pour 
or polished stone project.

I wanted to add a bit more texture to the background,
so I gold embossed 4 "bursts" from the FREE SAB
Amazing You set (SAB p 16).  I then colored enamel 
dots with a gold sharpie and added those to the bursts.
I used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (SAB p 17)
to create the sentiment.  I didn't want to clutter or cover
the background, so left it simple.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Now it's time to
click on over to see what Buffy and Susan did with
 our Brusho Crystal Colour Challenge. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brusho Crystal Colour on Springtime Foils

Several weeks ago I posted card with Brusho color on
Specialty DSP and Susan mentioned in the comments that
that would be a good approach for this DSP.  Little did
Susan know that this card was already in the works!!

The second SAB offering includes the FREE
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I always
jump on the specialty DSP, because the metal patterns
enable lots of different techniques, including sponging,
Stampin' Blends and Brusho coloring.

For this example, I sprinkled the DSP with Yellow and 
Moss Green Brusho.  I spritzed the paper with water,

and let it dry over night.  

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waterfront Pines on a Cliff

It's really fun to play around with the Waterfront set
(Occasions p 48).  I have a drawing similar to this cardfront, created by a friend of my great uncle.  It is kind of a haunting
image because of the lone pine trees.

This image is stamped in black, and then clear embossed to
give it a shiny finish.