Saturday, 1 August 2015

My latest Brusho Cards - Kay Carley's Workshop

Hi All

Oh my did I enjoy Kay's Workshop that I went to at the Craft Barn last Weekend.... Kay has an amazing talent of just doing it right with what ever she touches and I so admire her for that.....

I did a previous Workshop with her again using Brusho's so in case you haven't seen my previous cards flick back a few projects and you will find them.....

Anyway many of you have ask me to blog how I created these cards so here goes.....

Firstly we use Crafters Companion Watercolour Card as when you use Brusho's you usually use loads and loads of water an this is made to withstand that.....

Stencils used were Windy Tree, Allium and Apple Blossom all by Imagination Crafts.....

PaperArtsy Grunge Paste

Brusho's ..... Colours Used ..... Windy Tree Card..... Yellow Ochre and Moss Green
                                             Allium Card..... Ultramarine Blue, Violet and Leaf Green

White Detailed Embossing Powder and Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder

Now here goes..... first we used the Grunge Paste through the Stencils using a Pallet knife and made sure it was all dried thoroughly before going further as otherwise the water will affect it Grunge Paste and it will fall off ..... Then I stamped the Jofy Stamps using Tim Holtz Clear Embossing Ink and the sprinkled the White Detailed Embossing Powder all over and heated it to set the embossing before proceeding with the Brusho's and water ..... Brusho's was next using the colours above on Allium and the Windy Tree..... Once I was happy with the colours and it was all dried I went around the Grunge Paste Tree and Allium with the colour paint I had used  on the card to enhance the paste shapes......  I mixed the Moss Green and painted it around the Tree and Leaves and then with the Ultramarine I painted it around the Allium and Flowers and once I was finally happy with how it looked I dried it thoroughly with a heat gun....... I then sprinkled the Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder all over the area I had chosen making sure not to use too much as otherwise it will look like it's in a blizzard and it will obliterate the stamping and Grunge Paste and all the finer detail..... I then using some of the mixed Brusho's paint took a piece of cut and dry and stencilled the paint through the Apple Blossom Stencil on the top and sides on the card .....

Then I "Faffed", lol ...... Oh how I love to "Faff"  !!!..... First I used similar tones in the Distress Pens to darken or add a bit of colour onto the Allium Flower and the Tree, really just to make them stand out a little better bu deepening the colour on them..... Then on one side of the Windy Tree I went around it with a Black Fine Liner Pen  and on the other side I used a White Ink Pen which highlighted that side and which made the Grunge Paste shapes stand out from the background. Once I was happy with that I then highlighted it with a Gold Sparkle Pen on the Tree and Silver Sparkle Pen on the Allium.....

Job done !!!

I really enjoyed creating these cards and I'm hoping to be doing some more soon ..... So please pop back from time to time to see if I have added more..... but until then here's some more photo's and there are probably far too many but I hope you like them .....

Take care and will be back soon..... till then big hugs and lots of love xxx




Windy Tree



  1. Blooming wonderful cards... beautiful Marianne.
    gonna give this a go!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Wonderful colours on these crations!