Sunday, 3 January 2016

Brusho Play

Hello and welcome to today's post which has happened because I wanted to share a card I made with one of the bits from a demonstration I did last week for my sister in law who is a teaching assistant and runs an art club for the children.

We got talking on Boxing Day and I mentioned Brusho Crystals in connection with something I'm working on at the moment (can't tell you what as it's a secret at the moment :D) and she said they had those at school but what could she do with them!

I'm sure you know how much I love them so I did a demo with various ways using things I thought the children would like to use such as bubble wrap, jar lids, straws etc and I'll show you all the things I did another time.

I saw a couple of challenges that would fit the little meadow scene I made with my new Hunkydory Poppy Meadow clear stamp set which I couldn't resist as I love poppies. Hope you like it!


I started off with a piece of mixed media paper torn from an A5 size pad and decided to incorporate the torn section as it gives a rather rustic look which I thought fit what I wanted to do very well.

I sprinkled on some Lemon Brusho Crystals at the base of the paper then misted with water. I then used a straw to blow the paint about the paper and gained some streaks on the top half.

I then turned the paper up the other way and stamped the poppies on with Archival Watering Can ink. I stamped a butterfly from the set with the same ink. I painted the images with Brusho Crystals, sprinkling a little in a paint palette and adding water. I used Brilliant Red, Lime Green and Turquoise.

I made the grass by sprinkling lime green crystals on a ceramic plate and misting with water. I then used an old store card to pick up paint which I applied in streaks to resemble grass, pulling some paint sideways whilst the paint was wet.

I then sprinkled on a little Gamboge Brusho Crystals, concentrating on the torn edge and the bottom of the panel. I misted this with water and let the colour run a little. You can see where the water made the colours on the poppies and butterflies run a little and I think this gives a lovely free flowing effect.

I glued the panel to a white card blank and stamped on the Hobby Art text with the grey ink to finish.

Have a great day and see you again soon although not sure quite when as I have to go back to work tomorrow - eek!

Fliss xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - What's New (my stamp set and blowing the Brusho Crystals around with a straw!)
Inkspirational Challenges - Thank You With Something New (shown above)
Just Us Girls Challenge - Thank You

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely happy, cheerful card, love the bright colours and pretty flower, love it.

    Happy New Year Fliss

    Joan

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  2. I know we share that love of Poppies Fliss and this is a delight and Brushos another addiction of mine, this has a lovely feel of brighter sunnier days.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

    B x

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  3. Needless to say I got carried away and totally forget to thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week Fliss.

    B x

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  4. Beautiful card Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Very pretty and very Springy! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  6. Pretty card using your Brushos! thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  7. Beautiful use of Brushos Fliss, I always love your flowers too ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Beautiful, another touch of Spring. Great brusho colouring
    Love
    Amanda x

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  9. Fliss,
    Amazing! I haven't quite fallen in love with Brushos the way you have, they are fun but I'm not quite there yet LOL.
    Love the colours, you have such a brilliant way with colour where you manage to achieve a beautiful balance of boldness and femininity at the same time - don't know how you achieve that!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. This card is so happy and beautiful! Sure to bring a smile to the recipient. I am also not familiar with Brushos Fliss...you have peaked my curiosity! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week and Happy New Year too!

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  11. A really lovely card! The brushos look great. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

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  12. So beautiful I love those poppies,Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  13. I love those sunshiny colors and your beautiful scene! Those poppies are gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  14. How lovely! And next thing you know, you'll be a visiting art tutor at the school! What a lovely thing to share your love of the Brushos with the next generation - they would learn lots from you. Such a lovely springtime page.
    Alison xx

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Fliss xx