Monday, 15 February 2016

LOVE Brushos


Morning.

It's that time of year again when we talk a lot about 'LOVE'.
The challenge at Splitcoast today is called just that, L-O-V-E.  The challenge though, is not to use a heart on our card but to think outside of the box and create a card with elements using the letters of the word.  
So here is what I came up with.

I began by masking the edges of my heavy weight white cardstock and the center area using tape.  I like the look of a fresh, crisp, white border.  
Next, I attached my Shattered Glass stamp from Local King onto my MISTI.  I painted on some Brushos that I had mixed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the results of colour on my paper.  Leaving the masks in place, I took a wet paintbrush and pulled some of the colour on the outlines into the white areas to help blend the colours and to give a more watercoloured look.
I then removed the masks and added a panel with the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped onto it with pop dots. 
 I think it makes for a great card for a guy.

So here was my take on the challenge:

           L - Layered- I layered the colours by first painting Brushos onto my stamp 
           then stamping and painting again until I had the colours I wanted. 
The sentiment is also layered over the front panel.

                     O- Outlines- I pulled the colours from the outlines of the stamp to paint in the 
background with a wet paintbrush.

V- Violet- was the colour I used on the bottom portion of my card

E- Explosion- The explosion of colour. and embossing- the birthday sentiment 
was heat embossed.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Just Add Ink- ADD 'V'

Sweet Stampin- CLEAN and SIMPLE


Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Local King, Studio G/ Brushos/ paint brush/ painter's tape/ Memento ink/ pop dots/ MISTI

17 comments:

  1. Love your card and love your take on L-O-V-E. Karen x

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  2. Great card and very clever use of the word LOVE

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  3. Your Brusho card is awesome! I just love how it looks, so cool! Fab take on the love challenge too! xxx

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  4. You do the best and most colorful works of art with your Brushos.

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  5. Love your new Brushos card Karen. Your colors do explode! TFS your details too. Hugs, Nancy

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  6. You surely do, sweet friend, and you rock them!! I love the many ways you use them...amazing! Sending warm hugs to you!

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  7. This is such a cool background, I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Add Ink :)

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  8. It sounds like a quite a process Karen - but also very fun and the result is fabulous - so strong and striking! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  9. Fantastic card. Love the effect. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  10. Fantastic card. Love the effect. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  11. Yet another awesome card Karen, thanks for the lovely comments also ;) Viv xx

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  12. Fab CAS card, thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  13. Another gorgeous effect with Brushos.

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  14. Stunning card, I love the colors you chose and the challenge you have running is very fun and and inventive! :) Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  15. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends.

    Helen x

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  16. Cool card illustrating shattered glass!
    Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges for our "POP" theme. Hope you'll join us for our next challenge.
    Pia xx

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