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4/01/2017

Brusho Garden Silhouette

Good afternoon, and welcome. Also - Happy April Fool Day, if you observe that holiday. ( one that I try to avoid...LOL). It's a gorgeous Saturday here in our area, and so far the morning has been spent in doing some much needed house chores. Took a break, and decided to write a post. Hoping to be back later in the evening with the Christmas Card Club post, so maybe you can check back in then.

I'm loving the Brushos and cling wrap technique. Watched some videos on Youtube yesterday afternoon during a little break, and gosh, you can get some fascinating looks with cling wrap, and even using the plastic garbage bags (just like cling wrap, except you can't see through it!).

Here's a background, that got stamped with an old wooden Hero Arts Silhouette stamp.

- Inked the stamp with Versafine Black onyx, and since it's wooden, couldn't use the Misti. Even though I had inked the heck out of the rubber, it still didn't give super great coverage. Used a Copic multiliner to color in the areas that needed some extra coverage. Used a Sakura gel pen to add some sparkle on the shovel and some of the plants. The colors of the background were from the brusho & cling wrap magic. Isn't that a pretty evening sky? Used an appropriately sized S/B classic square to cut out the stamped image & the black framing around the scene is part of the stamp image.

- Matted from a snippet created by other brusho & spray play, then used a scant black snippet to have another mat.

- card base was left from cutting another 8.5 x 11 piece of c/s (think it's a SU color), then embossed.

- Trim & sentiment were cut from the same brusho piece as that used for the stamping.

Here's another picture of what is blooming around our yard. This little tree is known locally as an Eastern Red Bud tree (sorry, don't know the Latin name). The pretty pink blossoms will fall off and it will just be a very pretty green during the summer. The foliage will be much thicker too.  The gardening shed in the background belongs to our neighbor.

 
 
Hugs. 


37 comments:

jimlynn said...

Such a pretty, pretty card and yes....I LOVE that background with the cling wrap and Brusho's ! So beautiful. Makes the "sky" look almost real!
Lovely red bud tree too.
Lynn

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Your tree is so pretty.

I like your neighbours gardening shed. Much more elaborate than any shed I've seen.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Sue

Veerle said...

As a child I always went total loss on april's fool day Mary LOL Nobody was save for me ha ha ha. Your card looks wonderful love the brusho background. Hugs Veerle xx

Glennis said...

Lovely card, I love using brusho's in this way, the result is always different

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! LOVE your cling wrap on brushos, this background is really stunning! You have had a great result with this techinque!! And the stamp you used is so beautiful and very appropriate! Fabulous scene! Love the mat colour, it looks so pretty with the embossing! The stripe to one edge and the sentiment look so pretty! Amazing design!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! The colors are so gorgeous!! I love the silhouette image!! This is so stunning, my friend!! And what a beautiful pic of the Red Bud tree, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

I love a pretty silhouette image, and this one looks amazing with the pretty background you created! It looks like a real night sky and I like the framework as well. The tree is so pretty with all those tiny pink buds :) Happy spring :)

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card Mary, fabulous background and pretty EF, great image too.

Kath x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Mary. I love the background you've created for the lovely silhouette.

TFS the photo of the beautiful tree in your garden.

There seems to more April Fool jokes in the newspapers than usual this year. DH totally believed the story of polar bear in one of the Scottish isles, having arrived on a drifting sheet of ice......until I pointed out that it's April 1st. LOL! xx

Birgit said...

Your card is so sweet and I have to look up this technique. Your tree is so pretty and I love spring with all the trees in blossom. It hasn't happened here yet but can't wait.

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous background Mary, perfect for that super silhouette stamp. I am so stuck in my ways with my crafting...I really should think out of the box more and actually use some of my inks, mica powders and embossing pastes that are just collecting dust!! What a beautiful tree, no sign of blossom on our fruit trees yet but on our walk today the first bluebells are appearing...spring has truly sprung!! xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Mary, a beautiful background and lovely silhouette image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Redanne said...

Your card is beautiful Mary, I love how you used the Brushos and cling film, it is such a great technique. I also love that you used the same Brusho card for the trim and sentiment, it ties the whole card together so well - beautiful work my friend!! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mary and lovely blossom tree it's a pity they don't last longer we have one the same huggles Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the silhouette image and fabulous background-not tried that technique yet will have to have a go-looks a bit posh for a garden shed my hubby would be green with envy lol
Carol x

pam said...

Beautiful card Mary, love your background using brusho`s must use mine..
we also have our beautiful spring trees and flowers blooming, my favorite time of year.
Hugs Pam x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Your blooming red bud tree is incredible! It's gotten too hot for them to grow here, and ours have died. Now I get to enjoy yours! Love your "old" HA stamp! It's always a pleasure using old faves, isn't it? Beautiful card, wonderful background, and fabulous design! We were 89 in the shade today at 4PM. It's only April 1! Have a nice evening, Mary! XOXO

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all silhouette stamps and this one is no exception. You've really made this a beauty with the brusho cling film background - another technique long forgotten! Thanks for the reminder. Your little tree looks so adorable. Looking forward to warmer temperatures and less rain, but we really did need the rain, so I guess we shouldn't complain.

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card, Mary. Love the silhouette and your wonderful background.
Valerija xx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Donna said...

You are certainly making lovely backgrounds! I love the soft background of the image and the embossing is gorgeous too. Silhouettes are so fun and really pop with allthe gorgeous background color. Enjoy your lovely weather. We've turned colder and rainy again. Have a lovely week!

Pat said...

Beautiful card Mary and love your clingfilm background which gives a fabulous effect behind your silhouette, and all your pretty matting and layering using more great snippets including the wonderful gold sentiment with coordinating strip. TFS the pretty tree in your yard. I love this time of year when there is lots of blossom and everything is greening up. x

Bonnie said...

That's a beautiful background for this pretty image, Mary! I love the colors of the sky and the patterns the cling wrap made! WOW! Your redbud tree is so pretty!

Brenda in IN said...

Very sweet card. I love your background made with the cling wrap. I want to try that soon as it gives gorgeous results like yours.

Stampsnob. said...

Here you are reminding me to use Color Burst and what I have out at this moment are gelato Can't focus .......Your card is well done Must focus ..Lis

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the technique you've used, and the image is beautiful against it. Gorgeous tree, bet it looks glorious when all the blossom is out, Kate x

Donna said...

Fabulous card, your Brusho background is stunning with the cling wrap and silhouette!

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, love the background behind that lovely silhouette you used. It reminds me of a warm, sunny day! I too have trouble with silhouettes . Thank heavens for the MISTI! Love the way you finished this off too!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card....your silhouette is as sweet as can be!

Loll said...

LOVE your cling wrap and brushos background, Mary. The colours are so amazing and the creases look like clouds in a sunset. Perfect with the sweet silhouette stamp. And thanks for sharing the picture of your lovely tree .. the blooms are so pretty! xx

Marjeta said...

Your card is gorgeous. I must go on YT to finde technique you used. Thanks for inspiration.

Marjeta

Brenda said...

OMGosh Momma Mary, I am totally in love with this sweet card!!!! Love that silhouette image and the garden you have created for her to work in. I can't believe that sky you got with cling wrap!!! It is amazing and yes, a gorgeous sunset sky!!! I will have to watch some videos on how to do this technique for I am loving the results you have been getting with doing it. I think this is my most favorite card of yours thus far and that is saying a lot because I adore all your cards Momma Mary. Hugs, Brenda

Team Clark said...

Such a stunning card design and I love seeing those blossoms! Hugs, Autumn

Barb said...

A lovely card Mary and a super technique. I love the silhouette. Your card has a really vintage feel to it. Barbxx

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous card Mary, love the background you made and the silhouette!
Hugs, Sherry xx
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Susanne Vargas said...

Just barely started playing with my Brushos but I really have to put the cling wrap technique on my list of things to try! Yours came out so awesome and that silhouette stamp is perfect for it! Lovely card! Thanks for sending a sign of spring north!

Pippa said...

Love the effect you have created with the brushos background and the silhouette stamp, it's wonderful.