SkywardPosted: October 3, 2016 Filed under: Brusho, Skyward | Tags: Brusho, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps 8 Comments
You know how much I like tree stamps, so you can imagine how delighted I was to see this delicate branch silhouette appropriately called ‘Skyward’. I created a thank you card I’ll be linking to Susan Raihala’s Gratitude Campaign
I chose to keep my design simple by adding colour with brusho. I sprinkled gamboge, lemon and dark brown brusho on a piece of watercolour paper, spritzed with water then dried it immediately with a heat tool. By limiting the amount of water and drying it quickly I was able to halt the blending of the colours. The resulting bursts of colour do a good impression of fall foliage, I think. I wanted the branches to almost fill the sky so I stamped twice overlapping some of the branches.
For the second card I used the same technique but went for a summer look. It is not clear whether my colour is sky or foliage so I am happy for it to be both.
You would think I had used blue brusho but I sprinkled leaf green, sea green and lemon. I love the way brusho is never one single colour but a mix of different coloured powders; it’s different every time.
Stamps: Skyward, Snippets, Heartfelt (PB)
Ink: Versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, orange cardstock, teal cardstock
Paint: gamboge, lemon, dark brown, sea green, leaf green brusho powder
Ahhhhhhh big happy sigh, what amazIng creations Heather. Thank for Brusho tips too.
Absolutely glorious! Love the effect the Brushos give. xxx
Love the new PB releases. They’re a great incentive to start making my Christmas cards.
Your talent with Brusho paints is amazing! They are simply beautiful!
I love this foliage and the fabulous brushos, the colours are all glorious Heather. Two gorgeous cards. x
This is so beautiful – I love tree and foliage stamps too, can’t get enough of that. Your sense of different moods and your ability for creating them is absolutely amazing! Thanks for showing!
Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you sense some atmosphere in my cards; I love it when I achieve a ‘mood’.