I hope you are having a good weekend and, if in America, a wonderful 4th of July celebration.
I've been making more Brusho backgrounds, combining them with heat embossing, to make two cards.
To create this background white card was misted with water before randomly brushing on gold Aquatint Ink (E70). While still wet Purple and Leaf Green Brushos were sprinkled over and left to dry. Next I stamped the Thistles (Lavinia Stamps) using VersaMark over the background and heat embossed with Seafoam White powder (Docraft's). The finished piece was matted with lilac cardstock before mounting on to a white card base. The final touch was to add two punched butterflies decorated with Crystal Stickles and three lilac gems as embellishments.
The background for this card was created using Orange, Purple and Brilliant Red Brushos. For this one I went for a dramatic effect by heat embossing the stamped Thistles with Stampendous Midnight Black powder. The panel was matted on to a piece of dark orange cardstock which has a texture effect printed on it. Again the embellishments are punched butterflies, decorated with Black Diamond Stickles, and gems - black to match the thistles. One of the butterflies was punched from the orange cardstock and the other from a leftover scrap of the Brusho background.
The insides using leftovers.
And the backs too.
It's been a funny old day, raining cats and dogs early morning, brightening up later, and all the time warm. After last night's downpours - we escaped the thunder and lightening here - some of the taller plants in the garden were in a sorry state. So my job this morning, as soon as it stopped raining, was to go round with the secateurs and do a bit of tidying up. After that we took a trip to the garden centre to buy some new rose bushes. There's a 20% off offer this weekend ... with our membership 10% off that gave us three bushes for the price of two - too good to miss. So guess what we will be doing tomorrow? That's right, digging holes and planting rose bushes :)
Have a great Sunday.