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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

natural colours? by Veronica

 For my last post this month I am back (mostly) to my favourite brusho powders - I just love the vibrant colours and the randomness of the results!
The large honeysuckle stamp was ideal, I stamped and embossed with white EP before sprinkling the red, yellow and green powders roughly where I would like them to stay, then spritzing fairly heavily with water. The EP resists the water, and also traps some of the colour into the image.
Sentiment from Mackintosh words stamped in black versafine, image trimmed down to fit onto a square white card blank with a deep red mat.

This one is far more muted, just a very light dusting of yellow powder to create a background. Image stamped with black versafine and coloured with watercolour pencils - have to admit I can't remember which set the sentiment came from!

For my final samples this month I have used the lovely big tree stamp from essence of nature.
The first one is very restrained, not a speck of brusho in sight!
I used a square white card blank as the base, and stamped the tree stamp all over  to create the background. I used hickory smoke distress ink and held  the stamp in my hand so that only part of the image stamped at a time.

 The focal image was stamped onto black card with versamark ink and I used a rather ancient bonding powder (which thankfully still worked) before using the gold and coppery mix of gilding flakes. For some reason i never got on with stamping using glue when i had the gilding flakes with everything craze years ago, but the bonding powders worked every time...

My final card was back to brusho for the foacl image. Stamped onto white card using black versafine ink and clear embossed before using yellow, red and blue powders to create the sky.

I started with a square back base card , and added the background card at an angle. This was a square of white card stamped with the trees in hickory smoke distress ink and sponged round the edges.
I trimmed the brusho image down, added a black mat and glued onto the background.

Thanks for looking, and many thanks to Judith for doing my last post for me when i had internet problems - a relief to be back, you don't realise how much you need it until you haven't got it!


  1. Hi Vronnie, just love your first one......gorgeous colors and watery effects! I will sure give that a try too.....normally I am not so much of a user of white embossing but this is gorgeous! xxx

  2. Four gorgeous cards Veronica, and love the loose look on the first with the beautifully bright Brushos and the more muted look on the second and both using that really pretty honeysuckle. Both the trees look great and so different from one another with the gilding flakes on black and then the smoky ethereal trees in tbe background with the bright Brusho topper for the last. x

  3. These are fabulous Veronica, love the backgrounds and wonderful use of colour.
    Linda xxx

  4. Amazing cards and particularly love the brushos one!

  5. Beautiful cards, love the brusho backgrounds

  6. WOW! Four stunning cards,wonderful images and fabulous colours, Kate x x


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