Friday, 24 April 2015

Let's Keep It Simple

Hello again, we're Keeping It Simple for the next fortnight at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and I actually really enjoyed something that it is normally way outside of my comfort zone but I've been loving leaving some white space lately, very unusual for me!
Here's my inspiration which I hope you like.

My Brusho Crystals came out to play here and I finally managed to produce something I actually rather like with them. I've found it really is a case of less is more and I sprinkled a very tiny amount of turquoise and purple on some watercolour paper and misted the crystals gently with water. That's literally all I did to produce the background which you can see below before I did anything else to it.

This one was scanned so the colour looks a little different but you can see how gentle misting spreads the colour well.

I then stamped on the Carabelle Studio Journal du Jour image with Archival Jet Black ink followed by Papillon Grunge with the same ink (I have a little tip to share here as I like to stamp butterflies at an angle so I actually cut off the number ticket and used it separately, writing a number 1 in the little box with a fine black pigment pen).

I then stamped the butterfly again on stamping card and painted it with purple Brusho Crystal colour - I sprinkled a little of the pigment on my craft mat and mixed it with water to make the paint. I then cut the image out and glued it on top of the butterfly on the background paper.

I glued the paper to a card blank to finish.

Have a great day and a good weekend and good luck if you enter (there's a great prize of a £20 voucher for the online shop with loads of lovely goodies to choose from)
Fliss xx


Inky and Quirky said...

This is beautiful Fliss,I struggle with Brushos constantly and have only just started to like them!
Have a fab weekend
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Joan said...

Wow! That's gorgeous Fliss, love the stamp and it looks fab on that lovely background


Amanda said...

Beautiful colour combo with the Brusho's, lovely.
Amanda x

butterfly said...

Fab inky effects from the Brushos, and I love the composition. I'm not very good with white space... this is great inspiration to try again!!
Alison xx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Fliss, with wonderful effects from the brushos. Gorgeous colour combo too