Monday, 15 February 2016

LOVE Brushos


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


Karen Ashbrook said...

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

Aileen Ryan said...

Great card and very clever use of the word LOVE

Gabi MeWi said...

Cool card.

Craftychris said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

CherylQuilts said...

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

Jodene said...

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

KimB said...

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.

Cass said...

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

Cass said...

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

Viv said...

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

Wedgie said...

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

shirley-bee said...

Another gorgeous effect with Brushos.

Nonni said...

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!

Helen said...

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

Helen x

Pia Larsen said...

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