Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Brusho Duo

Hi there

It's great to be back after a few days away and I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the well-earned break.

A week into December I realised I had nowhere near enough the number of Christmas cards I needed to send this year so I made quite a few more which I haven't yet shared with you so I'll be sharing these with you over the next few posts.

So, first up I decided to have a play with my Brushos and made two cards of the same design.  I decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colours for these.

So for these I started with two pieces of watercolour card, slightly smaller than my card bases.  I sprinkled a tiny amount of Brusho crystals onto the card, and I mean tiny, in two different colours and them misted with some water and let the magic happen.  The pigment contained in these crystals is unbelievable!  Once dry I mounted onto my card bases using 3D foam strips.  I die cut two snowflakes and adhered flat to the panels and added some Wink of Stella for subtle sparkle.  I then stamped the sentiment banners and die cut using the co-ordinating die before adhering over the snowflakes.

Materials used:

  • Brushos: Turquoise and Purple
  • Dies: Uniko - Designer Dies Snowflakes; Clearly Besotted - Mini Basic Banners
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Mini Basic Banners
  • Ink: Versa Color - Boysenberry
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear

Challenge entries:

My Time to Craft - Challenge 311 - Last Minute Christmas Makes
Dream Valley - Challenge #122 - Christmas
Brown Sugar - Challenge #178 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #261 - Anything Goes Christmas
CASology - Week 178 - Merry

Color Throwdown - Challenge #373 - Any Christmas, Any Colours

Freshly Made Sketches - Challenge #217

I think I'll be playing with my Brushos a lot more next year, I just love how every creation is unique in the way the pigment crystals disperse.  

Thanks for popping by, I'll be back soon with more of my last minutes makes!


  1. Stunning backgrounds Anita! I really must get my Brushos out, I bought them months ago and have only tried them out ;( A great pair of cards! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. Gorgeous cards. I love the colour combination. Great inspiration.

  3. Awesome non-traditional colors for Christmas...Thanks for sharing it with Brown Sugar Challenge!

  4. Stunning background ♥♥ snowflake diecut & the purple banner is just fab ♥♥

  5. Beautiful Anita!Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  6. Hi Anita,

    Love your cool created backgrounds, fabulous colours too. Happy New Year....Megan

  7. Those Brushos are fantastic. I love both of your backgrounds. You could make a hundred of these cards, and not one would be the same. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  8. Your inky backgrounds are fabulous! Beautiful Christmas cards! Glad you shared them at FMS!

  9. Those backgrounds are fabulous. It's astounding to think that they were created with a few crystals and some misting! Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. This is absolutely stunning! . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT


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