Friday 19 September 2014

Using a favourite stamp and Brushos

I absolutely love Penny Black's 'Hello sunshine' stamp and also wanted to play at using Brushos as watercolours instead of 'sprinkle and spritz' for a change - although that technique gives such amazing results.

This was the result of just tapping the teeniest bits of Brusho colours into a watercolour palette and adding water before painting using a very fine brush:
I used:

- A6 off-white card blank
-white watercolour card (Crafters Companion), Penny Black's 'Hello sunshine 'stamp and Ranger 'Jet Black' archival ink for stamping

- Brushos for the water colouring (lemon, yellow, orange, brown and leaf green)

- the green backing card is SU's 'Mossy Meadow'

- the main image was die cut using a Spellbinder Labels Eight die then the sentiment was stamped using a teeny stamp from a (sadly discontinued) set by Elzybells and SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink pad

- the image was then mounted onto a SU 'Hello Honey' backing which had been cut with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die

The more observant amongst you might twig that I've been using new card and ink pads from SU's In Color 2014-2016 collection. I love, love, love them!

I haven't been playing much lately for various reasons - but will be doing the Playground as usual for Sunday! Make sure you tune in :)



  1. A fabulous card Di - I love the colouring on the flowers.
    Kath x

  2. Beautiful card Di just love sunflowers...lovely colouring...


  3. I LOVE sunflowers and this is a lovely card Di. I'm the same . . . have hardly used the paints to watercolour with . . . been doing everything else with them!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. This is delightful, Di - took me a while to get round to using them as proper water colours too!

    ENJOY THEM, they are so much fun to use


  5. Hi Di,
    what a very fab card today.
    I love your sunflower stamp, and the lovely way you have painted it with the brusho paints.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Really pretty card Di :) have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

  7. Gorgeous sunflowers Di.
    Jean x

  8. Gorgeous sunflowers Miss. So many different techniques to try out and so very little time in which to play. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Di this is stunning l like how you coloured with watercolours and the image is gorgeous this again is another of your fabulous makes x

  10. Hello my little Sun flower, gorgeous card and superb colours.

    I hope all is well with you, hope the reasons you have not been playing are good and not bad.


    Kath xxx

  11. Erm, wasn't Monica in Friends!!
    Hugs Me.

  12. Beautiful card, Di. I've been seeing a lot of sunflowers around the blogging world recently - must be the time of year. Painting them with the Brushos is very effective. Oh, and I love the Mossy Meadow cardstock - what a gorgeous colour. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  13. This is gorgeous Di. Loving the sunflowers and so now!

  14. Beautiful sunflower card.

  15. Love the way you have painted the flowers Di. Great card, bright and cheerful. x

  16. Well done for actually painting with Brushos. I haven't got that far with mine yet. I love the sunflowers. Kate x

  17. What a lovely card. You did a beautiful job coloring it. And that decorative label die is really cool. Absolutely beautiful.

  18. This is so beautiful Di! I don't know what Brusho is but it sure looks good lol!

  19. Gorgeous sunflowers Di and the brusho paints are just great. The colours are so bright and harmonise together perfectly. Love the decorative labels SB die too. I hope to be back playing in the playground this coming week too. x

  20. Yummy! Wish somebody would do a video tutorial with these Brushos! You're doing some fantastic looks with them. Love this one! TFS


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