Monday, 4 May 2015

Simply A Tree

Hello all, I hope you're having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend which I have to say has been fairly typical weather wise as it's wet and cold! Good weather to be crafting though and I managed to get some done along with some baking.
Our challenge this week at Make My Monday has a theme chosen by Marina and we would like to see your creations with Trees or Leaves.
I've been experimenting with my Brusho crystals again and I'm not sure it turned out exactly as planned but it will have to do!
Here it is and hope you like it.

I stamped the tree first (Hobby Art) on thick smooth watercolour paper using Archival Jet Black ink.
I then sprinkled on Brusho crystals little by little, misting gently with water by Ranger mini mister as I went. This is the tricky bit as it's not always easy to stop misting on too much water. I keep paper towels by me to blot any excess water.
As you'll see, the results are a bit hap hazzard although I did manage to get a suggestion of sky and grass. The tree was the most difficult so you'll have to use your imagination the think of a gentle breeze shaking off the blossom.
I added the panel to a kraft card blank and finished off with a Tim Holtz small talk sticker.

Have a great day and a good week.
Fliss xx

Some Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Inspired By Nature (I WON A TOP 3 AWARD FOR MY TREE!!!)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Spring Has Sprung
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tree and the pretty Brushos background. Have a great day, Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Love your Brusho background Fliss, but I don't think they ever turn out as we expect, I tried to repeat one I had done previously but it was impossible.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Love your Brusho background. I know they have a mind of their own but you made them behave here.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Love your Brusho background. I know they have a mind of their own but you made them behave here.
Avril xx

Suzi B said...

I too struggle with getting brush to do what I want, where I want but I think you'vyou've achieved a great colourful image. Love it.
Suzi B xx

Inky and Quirky said...

This is beautiful Fliss,that's the issue with Brushos....they do what they want to do rather then what you want them to do!!
Weathers not too bad here now so a battle between gardening or crafting :)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Fliss! This is gorgeous! What a fantastic effect you have achieved with the brushos - different and unusual to other effects I have seen. I love it!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous I like the tree and the sentiment, so pretty. Thank you for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT

Joanne said...

Such a lovely card, the colors are so soft and pretty. Your tree is beautiful! It'sperfect for our Spring challenge at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along with us. Joanne

cass said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

Deborah said...

Wish my 'will have to do' projects looked like yours, Fliss! The tree is perfect for Brushos.

Joan said...

Your card is just lovely!!! (I hadn't seen the TH stickers before; very nifty!)

ann van dijk said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge ,good luck and hope to see you again next time
Hugs xxx Dt Anneke and have a nice day.

Fandhmum said...

Hi Fliss, thanks for dropping by earlier. I love the background on this, it's a technique I haven't tried but now I must. xx

michele said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Fabulous card! hugs x

Bonnie Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges:)
~ Bonnie (DT)

Marina said...

I think the Brushos effect is fabulous - I love the colourful tree.

aussie aNNie said...

SPRING HAS SPRUNG as your beautiful card portrays for our current challenge, thanks for sharing this lovely aNNie...
{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning use of the Brushos to create a really special card - so effective - I love it!
Alison xx