Saturday, June 9, 2018

Brusho Wildflower Birthday

Hello friends.  I hope your day is going well.

We've been away for a few days.

Hubby had a conference and I tagged along to spend some stamping time
with a dear friend and relax a bit too.

I have another card using Brushos.  I showed Peggy this technique
while I was there.

This time I used Turquoise and Sea Green Brushos.
I sprinkled Crystals on one side of a piece of mixed media paper,
spritzed with water and watched the crystals play.

While the ink was still wet, I pressed a flower stamp into the wet color 
and stamped on the right side.  I did the same thing with a script stamp.

You can see another card using this technique here.

Joining in at The Flower Challenge #21
I picked Challenge #8 to CASE one of the Designers.
I chose to CASE Karen's card even using the same die cuts.
I did use a different technique for the background though.

Here's a picture of the view from our hotel room.

and a beautiful church garden we walked past in the evening.
Wish we could have gone inside the church.  It was a beauty.
Maybe next time.

It was fun to get away, but always nice to come home.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  French Script (SU), Insightful Meadows (Unity), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (St), Neenah, Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Brusho (Turquoise, Sea Green), Wildflower Thinlit Die (TH), White EP (SU)


Mac Mable said...

Yes always good to get away for a break and it looked lovely. I loved this technique Bonnie from your June 5th post and it's on my 'to do' list as I think it is so unique and absolutely stunning. Your card is wonderful and so very eye catching and love the effect on the left hand side of your card against the right hand creative x

jimlynn said...

I'm not sure I would have ever left the hotel room! Beautiful view. Glad y'all had a good time too. It's always nice to get away for a while.
Love your pretty card using the Brusho's. Love the script showing through along with the flower image.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie and that technique looks fabulous, another one to try. Glad you enjoyed your break, Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

Love this effect and the wonderful technique of inking up the stamp with the wet brushos. How neat that looks. The stamped flower and script look wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration, Bonnie!

Squdge 3 said...

This is such a clever idea. I would never have thought to do that! Lovely card as always x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous white flowers on the turquoise portion and I love the script on the other side, Bonnie!!

Christine Alexander said...

Definitely got to try this with brushos, bister and infusions, so amazing :)

MaryH said...

Oh what a beautiful technique! Thanks for giving the explanation too! That's a lovely die against the nice turquoise - very serene & oceani c feeling. TFS the pictures of your wonderful little getaway's so pretty. Hope we can visit there one day. TFS & Hugs

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie, how beautiful - I do love that technique and must 'have a go'!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration with these beautiful cards

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the white against the turquoise. Thanks for sharing how you did it. I have to try those Brushos.
Glad you enjoyed your get away. The photos are beautiful too.

JosieD said...

This technique adds so much interest and and such an artsy look. Perfect for a white or black die cut -- striking result! Thanks for sharing the deets on how you did it. Beautiful photos from your trip.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie. I love that color and the design. It's so fun to get away for a bit and visit somewhere else. It looks like a nice place to go and the view is fantastic.

Brenda said...

Glad you were able to get away for a few days Bonnie and stamping with a dear friend is always a fun time! I am loving these brusho's cards, it is such a beautiful technique and I am loving the colors in this one. So beautiful! Oh my, your photo's are just beautiful. Love that view and the gardens, so beautiful only I'd be tempted to pick some flowers! lol Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous card and LOVE your Brushos technique, Bonnie. I hope to try soon. TFS and so happy you had such a fun, relaxing and creative little get away! TFS your card and photos. Hugs..

Daffodil Cards said...

Your use of brushos make me want to go get some, always a fabulous result. Love this colour and the design of your card.

A Beautiful place to visit looks like!

Susan said...

Love this one even more than the first one you did with this technique (could it possibly be because it is in blue?!!!). I am going to CASE this - though it may turn out to be more "copy this" because I can't imagine how I could change anything as I love everything about it!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous brushos card, Bonnie! I love the colors and effect. The white silhouette and the black sentiment strip pop beautifully.
Glad to hear that you had a fun get-away. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures! Hideko

Loll said...

LOVE your card Bonnie. What a great technique to stamp with the wet brushos. It really adds a beautiful image to the right side and adds visual texture too. Gorgeous mix of colours and looks perfect with the white die-cut flower.

What a lovely place you stayed at. So nice to get away AND have some stamping fun with a friend. Glad you are home save. xx

Trina P. said...

Wow, so elegant and classy, Bonnie! Stamping in the wet Brushos is such an effective technique. Love the colours and all the fabulous textures and dimensions!

BożenA said...

Incredible technique and such a spectacular effect. I love both because of the color and the varied background. White flowers look so beautiful on this background.

Cath Wilson said...

I absolutely love this card - and I followed the link to the previous one, which I loved just as much. It's a great technique and a beautifully designed card. Gorgeous.

Cath x

Shona Chambers said...

Blue and white has always been my favourite colour combo, so I fell in love with this instantly!! Love how you created the background and the clean die-cut flower really pops against it. Its a stunning card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!!

Dianne said...

what a pretty card! love that aqua color, and had forgotten how pretty a little salt crystal magic can be! ♥

Bobby said...

I love this almost as much as the orange one, Bonnie. I'm trying this technique as soon as I get some time.

Lynne K said...

I love my Brushos and am always on the lookout for new techniques. This is definitely one I'll be trying! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.