Friday, 1 August 2014

thistle again....

Another card using the thistle butterfly stamp and brusho inks - warning, this may go on for awhile, have a fair stack of brusho backgrounds, and there are several unused so far stamps in this set!
Background this time started out similarly with very wet card, but I added a few sprinkles of purple ink and used a wide flat brush to spread the colour around. I mopped up most of the puddles with kitchen roll, then added as-tiny-as-I-could bits of black ink and let the colour spread. Once it had spread as far as it was going to, I mopped up again with scrunched-up kitchen roll, which spread some more  of the black around the card.
I left it to dry overnight, then stamped the thistle butterfly with versamark and white embossed it - then went over the butterflies with clear wink of stella, you'll have to take my word for that, as it doesn't show up on the scan.
Cut down a bit, matted onto black card, then onto a 5x7 white card base that had been sponged with dusty concord distress ink round the edges and black soot in the corners.
Am entering this into the addicted to stamps and more challenge, which is ' anything goes' - thanks to Val for the link!


  1. Love your thistle cards, they are both great as are your brushy backgrounds
    Jackie x

  2. What a lovely image - it looks great against the background you created! Thanks for playing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  3. Hi Veronica. Your background is GORGEOUS! Love the purple with touches of black ... very classy and elegant. And using a beautiful outline stamp image embossed in white is so clever ... great combination of techniques. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  4. Wow, love that background, Veronica! Gorgeous colors and perfectly CAS! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  5. Beautiful BG, love how your stamped image seems to float above it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika


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