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


Joan said...

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

Happy New Year Fliss


brenda said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous Fliss xx

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Inky and Quirky said...

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

Amanda said...

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

Lynne Moncrieff said...

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!

Nancy said...

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

Kim M said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Sue VanDeVusse said...

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

butterfly said...

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