Sunday, June 7, 2015

Brushos for Happy Little Stampers CAS


Several months ago I bought some Brusho watercolor crystals.

I was seeing some awesome cards using these crystals.

I love the explosion of color.

However....

many of my backgrounds end up looking like mud!

An explosion of mud is not attractive!

I kept trying and...

I finally  got a good one.

I used a die that was won at 
and I used it to cut the flower from snippets.

I thought the openwork flower was perfect with the colors peeking through.

Since I had to spray those crystals to release the colors,
I'm entering this in the



Since this blue looks like Royal Blue to me,
I'm taking this over to
ROYAL


I'm so glad you stopped by!

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Enjoy (Penny Black)
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches, Strathmore for card), Whisper White
Other:  Brusho Crystals, Open Flower Die (Marianne Design), Candy Dot

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted




32 comments:

Loll said...

Really beautiful brushos background Bonnie (wow that's a lot of "b"s) :) Bright and fun colours, the open work die-cut is perfect to let them show through. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Jackie Scott said...

Love the way the colors blend from very bright to very soft. Beautiful open work die cut. Beautiful card!

sandie said...

This is a delight Bonnie. I think you have rocked this now and that little candy dot is perfect and it is the exact same colour as one of the colours in the background, just perfect x

Ksenija Rizova said...

Bonnie, that card looks wonderful. Your background caught my eye, love tiny yellow additions and a yellow candy dot. The complete layout is just perfect.

jimlynn said...

This one doesn't look like mud at all.......just beauty! Love the colors all blended together like that on your gorgeous card.
Lynn

Lisa Lara said...

Love your background Bonnie.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty, and you were smart to choose an open die to show off your colors. Don't talk to me about muddy backgrounds. I've SO been there this week.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, your brusho background is really pretty, Cathy x

laurie said...

Turned out great! Really cute die you won,too..perfect for your card!

Maxine D said...

Oh what a delight to the eyes your card is Bonnie - love it, and the open flower petals were the perfect way to show off the background.
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Oh wow--this came out great, Bonnie! What a neat flower die--thinking I need one like that now!

Di said...

I'm still sort of at the muddy Brushos stage Bonnie! Think I get carried away :) This is just perfect and the skeleton flower die cut sets it off perfectly!

Hugs

Di xx

Pam said...

This is beautiful. Lovely explosion of color.

Faith A said...

This is wonderful, I love the colours you have produced and as you say the flower is a perfect see through

Mrs A. said...

Just as soon as there is some nice weather for long enough I'm taking my brusho's out to the table at the bottom of the garden for a good spray and play. I love your fretwork flower against your background. Hugs Mrs A.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous background which sets off the beautiful die cuts so well :) Cheers, Shirleyxx

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty background. Glad you kept trying until you got this lovely layout. The diecut flower is the perfect touch.

Brenda said...

Wow, your brusho background is amazingly beautiful Bonnie! I love the colors you used and by George, I think you got it this time cause this is not muddy by any means! Love that flower die too, so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Marianne said...

Oh my, I can totally understand why Loll was inspired by your card. Glad you kept trying, for your card is simply stunning!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another beautiful background, Bonnie! What a stunning job with your Brushos and your snippets flowers are beautiful with it!! Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

This looks perfect, Bonnie! Your determination paid off :) Gorgeous colours and beautiful with that lovely die cut! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Karren said...

Love this! I might have to check out brushos, I think :)

Marybeth said...

OH my gosh this is simply stunning!!!! I guess I will have to try and try again if there is hope I can end up with something like this. Very smart to add an outline die and let that gorgeous background show.

Bobby said...

An explosion of mud. That would be my big fear of using Brushos. I think you've gotten the hang of it though, Bonnie. Your card looks great, especially with the open work flowers.

Deepti said...

So beautiful and stylish!

Katie Melhus said...

This is super fun and fantastic, you go girl!!

Maura Hibbitts said...

beautiful card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Squee!! I had to pop back and congratulate you, Bon Bon, on the $50 voucher from Simon!! Happy shopping!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandy said...

I know I always say the same thing but it is how I really feel!
So very pretty Bonnie!!
Sandy xx

Barb Ghig said...

I could have sworn I left some love for you about this GORGEOUS work of art, Bonnie! I love how your die cut pops against all the colors in your background...so beautiful! Looks like I'm going to have to get myself some Brushos :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I'm the same as you Bonnie! I bought my Brushos months ago, first, I was scared to try them, then when I did, my results weren't pleasing! I just managed to get one that I was a little more happy with just before I went away that I managed to post - I expect they will just sit around for a few more months now - until I pluck up the courage to try again! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous Brusho background ..... really sets off that pretty die cut flower. xx