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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Brushos and Clarity stamps

Hello again. Today I have a card that showcases Clarity stamps. As you can see below it started it's life as a brusho print.


There are days when I decide to play and see what happens. This was one of those days. I was playing with brushos on watercolour paper and wondered if I could produce something looking like a landscape. I know I used grey, moss green and ultramarine. I can't remember the other blue (sorry). It resulted in this print. I also have a mirror image of this which is more probably suitable for seascape, but that's for another day.



Once it was dry i could stamp on it. I trimmed it back and stamped the log cabin in coffee archival ink first. I masked it and using a torn piece of copy paper and the tree, I stamped it in olive and fern green using 1st and 2nd generation ink. I heat set these and then stamped the stag in black archival and clear embossed. The star was embossed in crystal on black archival.


Then i added the shading in the snow using weathered wood distress ink, said torn paper and a make up sponge. Then i coloured in log cabin with spectrum noir pencils and added a bit of halo around star.


It was time to add the glitter to the snow and the cabin roof. The last thing I did was to add some touches of white gel pen to cabin. Then I inked around edges with faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress ink. 


I mounted the topper on black and then used kraft card as my base card. I then stamped one of the banner greetings in black archival and clear embossed it. I inked it with distress inks and added depth with darker colours. I fussy cut it and shaped it with my fingers and laid it on card.





However the greeting is not stuck down. So tell me what do you prefer with or without greeting? Theresa xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

TTCRD - anything goes
Sister act card challenge - anything goes



                  

30 comments:

  1. Fabulous card. Both look good so I'm not much help. Good luck Theresa, another winner there. Xxx

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  2. Gorgeous card Theresa. It's fascinating to see what the print started off like - it looks so different in the finished version.
    I think I prefer it with the sentiment but they both look fab. x

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    1. thanks Lynne. i'm tending towards the sentiment version myself xx

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  3. Fabulous card Theresa i just love that brusho background and then how you turned it into a lovely scene. Xx

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  4. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT :)

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  5. Lovely, beautiful scene. I quite like to leave greeting off if it is lovely scene then recipient can always frame it if they desire. Good luck in the challenge. xx

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    1. and that is a very good reason Lynne xx

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  6. Wow! This is beautiful Theresa! Love your Brusho background and how you developed it, thanks for sharing your process! Xxx

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  7. Stunning Theresa, love the gorgeous scene you have created, a real winter wonderland.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Lovely card - I prefer with the greeting, it matches perfectly! Good luck with the challenge. Carole x

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  9. WOW! I could ski right there! Love the brusho paints and you've used them perfectly here Theresa! Fantastic!
    Good luck in the Challenge - xx hugs xx

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    1. thanks Amanda. be careful it might be a bit soft.....xx

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  10. Love this Theresa, and it is great to see how it started life....thank you for your continued support with our Clarity Challenge and good luck....hugs. Jo. X

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  11. Beautiful card. :) While I have this sentiment. I don't think this particular one suits this card. So I would vote without, but I do love it.

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  12. Both are great cards - love how you created the background! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

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  13. That's beautiful Theresa, the background is a work of art in itself. I'd leave the sentiment off and frame it.
    Katrina x

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    1. ok Katrina. you know i toyed with that idea for ages and in fact i couldn't mount it on anything for a while xx

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  14. Stunning artwork Theresa, both with and without the sentiment look good. Amazing to see where the print started and the end result. Have to ask what is "fussy cut"? Thanks xx

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    1. thanks Lisa. fussy cut means cutting by hand as opposed to die cut xx

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