Saturday, 21 January 2017

A Spritzer Meets Brusho

In my last post I used my new Brusho paint crystals to create my own watercolours and after I had finished I had some paint left over, so rather than waste it I decided to add droplets of paint to a card and then blast with my spritzer tool!   I love the cool patterns you can get and thought this colour scheme would make a great card for guys!

Materials used: Brusho Turquoise, Aquamarine and Leaf Green, Penny Black Die Your Day 51-202, Perfect Papercraft Spritzer (airbrush), funky foam and white card.

Tip:  When wanting to raise a die cut sentiment off the page, rather than cut several words and sticking together to gain height, cut the word from funky foam and glue to the sentiment to get the depth required.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

More Brusho Experimentation

You may have seen my previous post where I was lucky enough to win a set of Brusho Paints, well I thought I would give them another try today, this time mixing with water to create a water colour palette and then dripping colour using wet on wet techniques to colour my Penny Black Die cut tulips.

Materials used in this project:
Brusho Yellow, Crimson and Leaf Green, Pan Pastel Greens, Penny Black Promise Me II die 51-200, Penny Black Oriental transparent stamp set 30-348, Versafine Ink, Linen and Watercolour Card.

These paint crystals are so versatile and strongly pigmented, I will be experimenting some more with them soon!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A First Play With Brusho

Over Christmas I was super excited to learn that I had won a set of Colourcraft's Brusho Crystal Colours on Facebook, thanks to my Godmother Kay nominating me for the prize.

I have been itching to crack open the pots and play and today I finally had some spare time and thought I would just play.

I spritzed some watercolour card that I had die cut with water and then sprinkled a few colours of the Brusho Crystal onto the card and watched it morph into beautiful patterns with vibrant colours.  They were so easy to use and I will be experimenting with them some more with different mediums soon.

I then took the Penny Black Sun Fire die 51-121 and cut out 3 images from white card, then matted each layer on top of each other before adhering to my Brusho Background.  This was then mounted onto a card and the Birthday sentiment stamped using Versafine ink and the Penny Black Transparent set A Sweet Day 30-280.  I then added a pearl to the centre of the card to finish, it was that simple!


Monday, 7 November 2016

Friends in Need

Sometimes life deals us or a friend a rough hand in life and when things get too much it is nice to know that you have people around that care and are there to support you.  

I created this card after hearing that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer and I wanted her to know that she was in our thoughts.

The card was created using Chameleon Pens, Penny Black's Butterfly Trio stamp set, and Festive Snippets Stamp Set, Crea-lies stitched squares and Tattered Lace Goldwork Lace die collection.

Thanks for joining me today, hugs

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A Touch Of Modern Christmas Card

Hi all, back to making Christmas cards today after spending several days creating projects for Spring and Easter for a magazine, at this rate I am struggling to know what day of the month it is!!!  I thought I would give my card today a modern twist by using non traditional colours and I think it worked out ok!

Materials used:
Chameleon color tone pens, Green Apple and Lavender, Penny Black Stamp set Winter Joy 30-374, Penny Black dies, O Holy Night 51-259 and Winter Garland 51-249, Memento Ink Lulu Lavender and Memento Dual Tip Markers Purple Grape and Bamboo Leaves, Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Stately Circles, Green, Lavender and White card, glue and foam pads.


  1. Stamp poinsettia using lulu lavender ink 3 times, then color using Chameleon Pens, fusing the pen for between 5-10 seconds depending on the size of the petal/leaf.  
  2. Colour the stamp using purple grape and bamboo leaves ink and using a stamp poisoner stamp over the coloured image. Then fussy cut around the flowers (removing the stem).
  3. Die cut card base from lavender card using stately circles and then a smaller white circle to go inside. Die cut sentiment and leaves then cut leaves in half.
  4. Attach all elements to the card using glue and foam pads.
Thanks for joining me today, hopefully I will find time soon to make and share some more Christmas cards.
Hugs Cathy x