Saturday, 2 May 2015

One of a Kind

Welcome to the weekend!
 So nice to have some extra time to play.

This morning at Splitcoast, we are being inspired by the Novica site with an added tribute to our Moms.  
My mom was such an amazing person.  She lived sharing her kindness, laughed as she treasured those precious moments with family and friends and loved deeply.  She was my best friend and I miss her so much everyday.
I chose these earrings as my inspiration.  They are so unique and beautiful, just like my mom; made from orchid petals.

To create my card, I placed a stencil from Prima along the side of my 90lb watercolour paper and applied some Gesso over that.  When dry, I sprinkled on some Brusho in blue and purple and then sprayed with water.  Brushos are a crystal paint medium that are activated by adding water.
I love how the colours emerged leaving a wonderful design behind as the Gesso acted as a resist.
I stamped the sentiment from Rubbernecker onto a piece of black cardstock with Versamark, then embossed it with white.

 I am adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- 'B'ELIEVE IT
(blue of course)

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Stamps and Stencils- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  
Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamp- Rubbernecker/ Brusho/ stencil-Prima/ Gesso/ mini mister/ wh embossing powder/ Versamark ink


  1. Beautiful color combination and a beautiful card too!

  2. Love the effect you created with the Gesso and Brushos. Karen x

  3. Your card is fabulous, Jo x

  4. Wow, Karen! What a stunning card! I've not seen gesso and brushos before. I am definitely going to try this!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous water coloring, Karen! I love the rich colors...Stunning card! So sorry you no longer have your mom...I'll bet she would have loved this card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  6. you make the most exquisite designs Karen. Wow, look at that amazing background. WhooHoo.

  7. Wow Karen you created a stunning background, looks like an explosion of blossoms :) Sorry you dont have your mom to share with Karen but Im sure she would be so proud of this card and all your creations!!

  8. Gorgeous, Karen! The colours are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  9. What a spectacular effect!! This is incredible and just love the colours you used and the contrast of the black sentiment tag. Always so happy to see you at ATSM!!

  10. Amazing effect and wonderful technique. I really need to try using the gesso with the stencil and then the brushos. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  11. Really cool effect with the w/c paper, gesso and brushos. xx

  12. You are so proficient with these techniques, Karen. This is lovely.

  13. Wow, this is a gorgeous technique! So far I haven't even mastered the Brushos!

  14. hello color and design! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  15. What a fabulous background, just such a beautiful card, thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x