Monday 6 January 2020


Hello and Welcome.
Playing with my Brushos to create this card.  It is not only fun but you can achieve great results using them as they are so highly pigmented.

So onto my card details.
I placed my heavy white cardstock into my Misti and positioned this New York stamp over my paper.
Next, I sprinkled some Brushos onto my palette, diluted it with a bit of water and picked up the ink with a paintbrush.  I painted it directly onto my stamp, adding different colours in various areas of my stamp.  I pressed onto my paper and repeated that process for areas that didn't get enough of an inking.
I took a wet paintbrush with just water and painted over the image, blurring the look.
I painted in the sky with some diluted blue ink as well.

When it was nice and dry, I placed it back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from PB.
I mounted it onto a piece of light blue cardstock then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- New York (Technique Junkies); Birthday (Penny Black)
Inks- Brushos; Versafine Clair Noir
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush


Lori m said...

Karen this is absolutely stunning, it, hugs, Lori m

I Card Everyone said...

wow. Wow. WOW this is fabulous!!!!

Susan said...

Wonderful watercolour look! I haven't painted brushos onto a stamp for ages - you've inspired me to do that again.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is fantastic...great background for the city scape.

cuilliesocks said...

Happy New Year to you Karen, hope you had a lovely Festive Season.
Lovely card, that's a fabulous image and brilliant background, Kate x x

JanR said...

Very cool! I love the look of this!

Bonnie said...

I love the watery look of this, Karen! The perfect amount of water! I find that so hard to do.

Bobby said...

I never have that much control of my Brushos. This is fantastic, Karen.

Loll said...

You are the master of these technique, Karen. Perfect image with the New York skyline ... so very beautiful and artsy. xx

Christine Alexander said...

very artsy Karen, I need to play with my brushos a little more :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! I'm always so impressed with your work, this is fabulous and very "arty". I must have a play at some time, your tutorials sound so easy? Just have to buy some Brushos LOL
Faith x

Daria said...

I love cityscape cards, and this one is wonderful. Thank you for sharing how you made it.

Mac Mable said...

Such an artsy and unique card, which I love x. Loving the brusho's x.

Pat said...

You have achieved a gorgeous watercolour look with this New York skyline Karen, I love it! x

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful stamping technique on your watery New York skyline Karen! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge this month! xx Julia

Words and Pictures said...

Wow, what a wonderful watercolour effect you achieved with the stamping - New York on a misty, damp day caught to perfection. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey this month.
Alison x