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8/01/2015

Brusho Hello

Happy Saturday and August 1. It's sunny here in Upstate South Carolina, but the humidity is a bit lower - so it feels cooler than this past week has been. I hope the day is off to a great start where you are.

Today's card has lots of snippets but alas the Snippets Playground closed just a few hours ago. {sigh}. Oh well, the gates will open again soon.


- Brusho background is a snippet - actually twice over. (1) the original background was very wet & dark, so another piece of cardstock was smooshed over it, and created this paler version. (2)this piece is the left over die cut center from another project. Ken Oliver Colorburst violet (so not _really_ brusho product) was combined with Brusho turquoise on a slightly wet white cardstock. The Colorburst was sprinkled first. This was my first time using this Colorburst, but it's similar to the Brusho-s.  This product seems more 'powdery' than the Brusho-s - which resemble tiny salt crystals. Even though the product was used sparingly (since I didn't know how it would perform), the color was very vivid & intense. Spritzed lightly, then sprinkled the turquoise Brusho crystals - spritzed again very lightly. As the colors began to spread, a gold spray was added. The gold shows up quite nicely around the top of the piece. Used the Ranger spritzer tool to blow air that created the patterns behind the green leaf.

While I was pleased with the Colorburst on this first trial, I think just now I prefer the Brusho-s; also there are more color choices in the Brusho products. It is good to know that these products can be used together. Have yet to try the Blister product seen on some blogs, but think that line has more of the neutral palette.

- LaLa Land Berry Flourish die for the green swirl (another snippet) - with a bit of Delicata gold sponged over the leaves. Glossy Accents added to the berries.

- Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello sentiment (snippet) - 2 layers for dimension - has Glossy Accents.

- SU Mesh EF on the white mat, and adhered a piece of fun foam behind the Brusho background to lift it up. Card base was also a leftover from a previous project, but probably rather large to call a snippet!

This card is for a good friend who is having a bit of a rough patch at the moment....I hope it will let my friend know that she is in my thoughts & prayers. Thanks for joining me today, and have a grand weekend. Big hugs.

31 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous artwork, Mary, beautiful use of the snippets and Brushos. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Veerle said...

Hi Mary, it's already evening over here in Belgium. 18h10 and yes it's been a very lovely and sunny day today. Tomorrow we have a big gathering over at my inlaws. All the family from abroad is in Belgium.
My aunt from New Zealand, the 2 daughters of my aunt from australia who was on flight MH17 (remember ? Can't believe this, july 18th it was a year ago) Two cousins who live and work on the pacific islands are here and a cousin who lives in aruba. So it will be a lovely day tomorrow to see them all again.
As to your card i love, love it. Love that brusho background and the beautiful addies. Great card my friend. Enjoy the rest of the weekend Mary. Hugs Veerle x

Sue said...

Mary, Lovely card. Your friend will be thrilled.

Hope you enjoy what's left of your day. Sue

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card. The the bright, happy look of it. It is sure to make your friend smile.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, fabulous snippity card, love the effect of the brusho powders and the colour is so vibrant. the simple foliage die works so well, love it, hugs Kate x

rachel said...

gorgeous make Mary - the colours are beautiful xx

Sarah said...

Such beautiful colours Mary and a brilliant design too. We have been very lucky with the weather here today, dry and bright, which can't be bad!! xx

dutchess said...

you are so clever with your backgrounds Mary and your combinations of colours are stunning....You should be here Mary it's really cold and wet ....wish we had some of your warmth! xxxxx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Mary, such a fabulous background.
Pauline
x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and the background colours are perfect with the lime green/yellow for the leaves which stand out beautifully and then the black and glossy sentiment. I hope things soon improve for your friend. x

MagsB said...

Mary, this is just lovely, I'm sure your friend will be cheered up by your gorgeous card! The watercolour background is so soft and pretty, and what a great idea to 'smoosh' a piece of cardstock over the original to get two for the price of one!!

love mags b x

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous, Mary! Beautiful technique and colors!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a beautiful card! It will surely lift your friends spirits! That background is stunning!

Patricia said...

Beautiful, absolutely stunning, love it
Patricia x

Maxine D said...

Love your background Mary, and the way you have used the vivid leaf die cut over it is fabulous. I have some 'miracle' powders, and have just started to 'play' with them - their colour is also very intense!!
Blessings
Maxine

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the colors

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect bsck ground I love how you can make a lovely card without using a stamp..........Lis

Anita in France said...

Just gorgeous, Mary ... love how the amazing background finish mimics the shape of that wonderful, flourishy, leafy sprig ... beautiful! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

This turned out beautifully, Mary! I love that bit of gold and the nice pattern the spritzer made! A perfect background for these fab diecuts! It's a bit less humid here and a beautiful morning!

Carol said...

Love the gorgeous colours on this delightful make Mary. Carol x

Jacee said...

So gorgeous Mary, I do love that background, lovely colours and very clever work, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The green just pops against it!! So beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

This is really pretty Mary such gorgeous colours! huggles Sue xx

Jean said...

This is gorgeous Mary, I love the colours and the super background you made. I like the way you add the gold spray to your Brusho pieces, I must remember to try that as it looks great.
Jean x

Petra Swart said...

Love those beautiful green leaves against the lovely blue bg, Mary!!!! Love the sentiment done in black!!!! Your friend is really going to appreciate this card a lot!!!! It's beautiful!!!
Have a great week - nearly time to go to bed here!!!
Hugz

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card and love the background
carol x

Faith A said...

Love the vibrancy and "life" of this card Mary, perfect pick up card.

Pia S said...

The background is rally beautiful. I like how it has different shades of purple and how the colors seem to bleed and spread out, and the gold is the perfect finishing touch. Your card demonstrates that one shouldn't be throwing away snippets (even though I now have three large boxes), because they can be turned into real treasures, like this one.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Momma Mary, the background is so pretty and how nice that you got two backgrounds from one brusho background! I love the green leaves, they look really cool too. And I love this color combo, I think green and blue is so pretty together. Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet way to say hello! I love your gorgeous coloring, just so beautiful.

Donna said...

Hi Mary, I got Brushos for Christmas and have watched videos and made a couple cards. I first learned about them on your blog so thought I would rebook at your gorgeous Brusho designs, thanks for the inspiration!