Sunday, 12 October 2014

Thanks for Everything

Hi there

Firstly, apologies for not having posted for a few days.  I've got a horrible cold so my mojo hasn't been very 'with it' for a few days so I decided to have a little sort out of my stash instead.  I WILL make everything fit in my cupboard if it's the last thing I do!  I've taken stuff off shelves, shifted them up and down a notch, then decided things didn't fit as well as they did before so removed stuff, shifted shelves back.  But I think I'm just about there now, for the time being anyway!

Today I am sharing something very different for me.  Yesterday afternoon I was feeling a bit better so decided to have a play with my Brushos.  I bought a small set a few weeks ago so thought I'd see what they were all about.  I blended a few colours with some water onto a paint palette and this is what I created.  At first I hated it and almost threw it in the bin but once it had dried I actually quite liked it so I cut it down and layered it up into this card.

It's actually quite scary how much pigment is in these colours so I watered them down quite a lot and then took a brush and splattered some orange, green and yellow onto some dry watercolour paper, trying to keep the splatters in a tree shape (more difficult than you think!) and also trying not to cover myself in the process!  I then watered down some brown and painted in the tree trunk and a few branches, blending the splatters around a little.  Then I had to be patient and wait for it to dry.  Next I stamped the sentiment in dark brown pigment ink, I decided on pigment as I wasn't sure how dye ink would react on watercolour paper.  I then cut it down and matted it onto some orange cardstock before adhering to a kraft card base.

Materials used:

  • Brusho Crystal Colours - Yellow, Orange, Leaf Green and Dark Brown
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Many Thanks
  • Ink: Versa Color - Pinecone
  • Cardstock from stash

I would like to enter this card at the following challenge blogs:

CASology - Week 116 - Splatter
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #97 - Autumn
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #125 - Any Kind of Project
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #250 - Autumn
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #93 - Anything Goes CAS
AAA Cards - Game #24 - Autumn Colours

That's all for now guys.  Still feeling a bit yucky but hopefully my mojo will be back in full swing soon.  Have a happy Sunday :)


  1. Fabulous card Anita thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
    Hugs Dianne x (DT)

  2. LOVELY soft colors and you did this freehand, OMG!!! Thanks for sharing this treasure with us!!!!!

  3. LOVELY soft colors and you did this freehand, OMG!!! Thanks for sharing this treasure with us!!!!!

  4. Super blended Autumn colours, amazing! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Neets, these colours are just gorgeous and oh-so autumn! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  6. Beautiful painted card! Hope you are feeling better now. Thanks for sharing at {PIN}spirational Challenges! Come back soon! Nance, DT

  7. Who would think you could make such a neat card using splatters !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  8. Beautiful card Anita. Thanks for sharing it with us on Let's Craft and Create. :)

  9. Absolutely beautiful Anita! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you’ll come join us again real soon! Great job!
    613 Avenue Create DT

  10. This is so soft and gentle, Anita ... your watercolouring's created such a delicate look, it's just lovely! Thanks so much for suggesting one of my cards for JUGs the other day ... I popped it in! Anita :)

  11. That's a wonderful technique. Very pleasing. Thank you for sharing it with us at AAA Cards. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  12. Love how you did the tree - Thanks for joining in at AAA!


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