Tuesday 5 August 2014

Thistle Butterflies

My two cards are made using the same stamp from the new Thistle Butterfly stamps set.
I love the size of this stamps and it fits beautifully on a 6 inch square card.
I spotted a few crafters have been using Brusho which I've used many times as a watercolour for backgrounds. I love the technique of dropping it onto pre wet card and watching the colour spread.
 I had a great afternoon playing  making many backgrounds and stamping over them.
For the first card I used turquoise and the colour split into blues, greens and yellows.
The second card colours are emerald green and ultramarine.

Different effects can be obtained by differing the amounts of water added.
 For the second I spritzed with water when the granules had been sprinkled for a
more watercolour effect.
Many thanks for stopping by

1 comment:

Paula (PEP) said...

Fascinating to see two such different effects using the Brusho - I hadn't realised it would split but that's given a gorgeous feel to your first sample, a bit like an Impressionist landscape. The sense of sky & grass on a summery blustery day on the second is very atmospheric too.
Paula (PEP)