Sunday, 23 July 2017

Birthday brushos

I started out with a plan for this card but it has morphed several times.
Firstly I embossed circles on the card with dies. The added water and brushos hoping the colour would pool in the circles. 
What actually happened was that the wetness reduced the depth of the embossing and the ink ran everywhere. 
I gave it several more goes of wetting and re-inking, even brushing some colour into the grooves until I was happy with it. 
What I finished with was a mellow inky panel with some circle definition. 

I die cut the happy birthday. Cut it twice more from white scraps and glued them together with the coloured ones on top. I saved the tiny coloured cut outs and poked them back into the spaces but not raised up. It was touch and go but I did find them all. You can't believe how small they are. 

It's quite a vibrant turquoise colour. I think I used Emerald, ultra marine and turquoise brushos.

I'm linking this to Less is More where the new challenge is:

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy The Day. x


  1. i like your mellow panel, lovely colors

  2. Fabulous CAS card ! Love your Brushos blending! It is so hard (at least for me) to achieve to what I want ! Love the inlaid sentiment too ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More!

  3. It took a bit of time but I think it was worth it, I love the colours and the circles and how you've done the sentiment, works a treat x

  4. Fabulous job with the Brushos. Love the colours and the camouflaged diecut sentiment. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina

  5. Your background is so pretty!

  6. Aren't Brushos fantastic, but I never really know what's going to happen when I use them! lol Lovely choice of colours and the inlaid sentiment really lets the background shine. We do prefer to see a little uninterrupted white space at LIM but this is certainly unfussy and CAS.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  7. I can certainly believe how fiddly filling in that sentiment was. I have done it myself and lost a lot of hours too. Your resulting card looks lovely . Those colours are scrummy together. Hugs Mrs A.


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