Thursday, 13 April 2017

Come Fly With Me

Also know as the unpredictability of Brushos!
Hello everyone from a rather sorry for herself Fliss who currently could give Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer a run for his money appearance wise only I'm not half as cute! I have my second lot of sinus troubles in less than 2 months since I started working in the new office - in case you missed it, my ex boss sold his client list to another firm where I now work. Before this, all I've had in nearly 5 years is a 1 day sick bug which is why I'm feeling so sorry for myself.
Anyhow, enough of my woes and on to the card I have to share which I began before I got sick and just got up the energy to assemble today. It's for the current Rubber Dance challenge which is a colour one and there's a bit of artistic license here as you'd never believe I used Dark Brown Brusho Crystals on the paper I coloured.

I took a piece of mixed media paper torn from the pad - I really love the torn edge for a bit of shabby chic texture. I misted it with water and sprinkled on Dark Brown and Turquoise Brush Crystals and misted with water again. This is where the unpredictable nature of Brushos came out because as you can see, there are some orangy red bits that came out. I did like the result though so decided to go with the flow!
I then added some stencilling, using That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Clock Background and Star Shower - with Gathered Twigs DI for the clock and Stormy Sky DI for the stars. I glued the paper to a kraft card blank.
I stamped the butterfly girl from Rubber Dance Fly With Me stamp set (couldn't find the set in the shop but single images are available so linking to that, or you can buy the set at That's Crafty!)) with Archival Potting Soil ink and added a touch of colour before cutting her out.
I stamped the Fly text from the set on a couple of times with the same ink then stamped the Come Fly With Me text on mixed media paper and cut the words out. It was then that serendipity struck as I realised I could position the word tiles to tie up with those stamped directly on the background paper - yay!
I bent the wings of the butterfly girl and added her with dimensional tape to finish.

I'm linking my card up to the Rubber Dance colour challenge and hope the slightly unpredictable Brusho episode is OK.

Have a great day everyone.
Fliss xx


ionabunny said...

Love this Fliss. Brusho's are such fun and butterfly girl is such a cute image. I like the stenciled corner as well. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Beautiful card, Fliss! I LOVE the unpredictable nature of the Brusho powders - one never knows what pigmants will show up, and I think it adds a lot of interest to the brusho backgrounds. Thank you for using our stamps! I recently divided the Fly With Me set into single stamps instead, that's why you couldn't find it in our web shop ;-) Thanks for joining our colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥
I hope you feel better soon! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, hope you soon feel better! Hugs, Valerie

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wonderful card Fliss, so sorry to hear your sinuses are playing up again though :(
Donna xx

Susanne Rose said...

This is such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge! xx Susanne.

Sue said...

This is wonderful Fliss, I LOVE Brusho's and the way the colour splits, especially the black. Butterfly girl looks fab here! Thank you so much for joining in with our colour challenge at Rubber Dance, and don't forget our new one starts tomorrow. Sue xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful, dreamy background with Brushos and lovely card, Fliss!!
Thanks for joining us at Rubber Dance Challenge this month. said...

This is so pretty, Fliss! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
Hugs, Anita