Saturday, 9 May 2015

Embrace Happiness

Happy Saturday....do you want to 'embrace happiness'? 
 It is the weekend after all and a good time to play.

I am playing along with the challenge at Splitcoast which was themed May.  So we were asked to use the colours of May; Emerald and Sapphire.  Thought of my Brushos right away.

I wanted to make a collage style card since I haven't done one in a very long time. 
I took out my Frayed Burlap stencil from Ranger and laid it onto my 90 lb. watercolour paper.  Using a small Versamark cube, I randomly pressed it over my stencil just in the corner of my paper.  Removed the stencil then sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set.
I then went over that with grunge stamps from Papertrey Ink and embossed them with white too.
Took out my Brushos (a crystalized paint medium) and sprinkled it over my paper; sprayed with water and watched the magic happen.  
Last, I stamped and white embossed the sentiment from Penny Black onto a scrap of black cs. and pop dot mounted it over the background.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- LET'S GET SENTIMENTAL

Shopping Our Stash- BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL


Just Us Girls- EMBOSSING

Use Your Stuff- EMBOSSING


Hope you have a great weekend.  I am so happy that Spring has finally arrived here in Ontario.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PTI, PB/ stencil-Ranger/ wh eb powder/ heat tool/ Brusho/ mini mister

20 comments:

  1. Amazing background ! The abstract colors and embossed pattern look very interesting !

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  2. Another great card, love the sentiment. Karen x

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  3. Totally in love with your creation! Love the background!
    Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff!

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  4. Oh, the amazing effects you achieve with these Brushos, Karen! It's gorgeous! And I love them over the white embossing! Stunning, sweet friend! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs!

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  5. Wow! You are getting so great at using the Brushos and I love the embossed area you did in the corner too. Such a marvelous card design.

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  6. Love the effect of the emboss resist with the Brushos! What beautiful colors!

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  7. Love that background and the resist gave great softness :)

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  8. I had never heard of Brushos...what fun!

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  9. Love the "bold" use of color in this design! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and that background is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT

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  11. Absolutely BRILLIANT card and thanks for sharing how it was made. You've made me want to get my Brusho's and stencils out now!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  12. I love all your amazing backgrounds you create and this is just another beauty. Gorgeous colours and bold sentiment. Lovely to see you at Just us Girls this week. Thanks.

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  13. Love this card with the collage of embossed stenciling and beautiful brushos. They look so amazing together. xx

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  14. Just another in a long line of wonderful Karen creations!

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  15. stunning background! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  16. Gorgeous background Karen! Thanks for joining us for our embossing week over at Just Us Girls!

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  17. Brilliant colourcombo and gorgeous textures. Fabulous make all together. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations 33th Sketch -challenge, hope to see you again.

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  18. AMAZING color combo and your background is really ADORABLE
    but I didnt see the sketch from Stamplorations
    but many thanks for joining us this time
    so happy look your great BG
    Hugs, Monika (GDT)

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  19. Very cool card!! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!!

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