Thursday, 18 June 2015

brusho poppies

 have been playing with the new poppy stamps from Hobby Art and my brushos, and these are the results so far.
For both cards I stamped the images first in black memento on white card for the square and multimedia paper for the oblong. Both pieces were sprinkled with the same brusho colours - brilliant red, leaf green and yellow - and heavily spritzed with water. I spread some of the red out with a paint brush where it didn't spread by itself to cover the poppy heads.
The effect on the multimedia card is far smoother and more diffuse, and the card itself didn't curl up, so I think I will be using it more often now .
The same poppy stamp was inked with marker pens and spritzed with water before stamping to form the background on the 6x6 square card, and the main image was matted onto black.
Matted onto black again, and also onto a matching red card then onto a 5x7 white
 base card
The theme for the Hobby Art challenge this month is seaside, so this is my effort using my one and only seaside stamp -sorry for the slightly squiffy scan, scanner is playing idiot at the moment and refusing to show the white border unless I back the card with another colour to scan it and crop it later....
Anyhow, i used the harbour stamp, in black versafine onto multimedia card and clear embossed. A circle mask for the moon, then brushed chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks across the sky, and the main part of the image.
I darkened parts of the scene with karisma pencils in indigo and black, using a promarker blender pen to spread the colours round a bit and smooth them out. White pencil to highlight the houses, then matted onto black, silver and blue card.


  1. Lovely cards, really like how you done the harbour. Hugs xx ChrisB

  2. Your harbour scene is fabulous Vronnie. Really love the atmosphere you created! Lovely effects on the poppy cards with the Brushos too. Such different results from the two types of card but I like them both.

    Lesley Xx


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