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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

brushos and visible image

Well as you all know, brushos are all the craze at the moment. And yes i am getting slowly but surely addicted to them. Today I was playing with them along with my little boy who thought they were great fun.
This is the finished card. i will show you how I got here. Yes today i have remembered to take pics along the way......yay!

So this is how i started. Background on watercolour paper and 2 brushos - leaf green and yellow - both summery colours.

All the stamping has been done with the Revolution set by Visible Image. So I started by adding script to background using mustard seed, peeled paint and bundled sage to distress background.

I noticed turquise specks in there so next I used tumbled glass DI and stamped the small fleur-de-lys in all 4 corners and added swirls to edges.

Next came the horses. The first is stamped in black archival ink and masked off. The next one is done in second generation black archival ink and then masked off. The third is stamped in second generation watering can archival ink.
Then I added the splodges from the other horse in first, second and third generation black archival, distressing background further.

The word was stamped in black archival and clear embossed. I masked off the other words before inking. The large fleur-de-lys was stamped in versamark and embossed with wow superfine rich gold embossing powder.

Then i felt that the edges looked a bit bare so I used crackled embosing folder by Tim Holtz and embossed them manually using an embossing tool. I went over them with treasured gold gilding wax. This gave the picture a more aged look and the embossed areas looked like creases.

The edges were still lacking something so I went round it with chipped sapphire to darken it. At this point I was happy with the result.

So all that was left was to mat and layer and attach to base card.

I do hope you like my make for today, Theresa xx

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

Visible Image - anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes challenge 48
TTCRD - anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - scratched up (distressed)
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - summer (summer colours)


  1. Fantastic Theresa! I love um too! Fantastic results!

  2. A lovely design, Theresa; thanks for showing us your process! We're glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Love this Theresa, great step by step instructions, must get these stamps and brushos. What is the embossing tool you wrote about? Xx

    1. thanks Lisa. the embossing tool is like what you use on parchment. just a word of warning: brushos are addictive. those stamps are grand and you will love them xx

  4. Fantastic, love it, how patient are you, embossing by hand xx Zoe xx

  5. Incredible, Theresa! Love that background and the horse silhouettes are perfect. So glad to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again in the next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. WOW Theresa this is stunning! I love the gorgeous background and the horses look amazing against the background.
    Linda xxx

  7. I love this and adore how you've stamped the horse image to fade into the background. Think I might need to invest in some Brushos and give them a try ~ if I ever find time, lol!! Thank you so much for sharing your project Theresa and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :) Hugs, xxx

    1. thank you so much Emma. you always say such beautiful things about my work. thanks for your support xx

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  8. Your creation is awesome. The background colors and textures are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Fab use of stamps and brusho's look great, yet to play with mine :/
    Good luck in the Visible Image August challenge :)

    1. thanks Sue. be warned.... brushos are addictive xx

  10. Fabulous card created with Revolution! Love the effects you have created with Brushos and the fantastic colours too. Thanks for entering our challenge xx