Christmas Joy (another brusho sky)

snowy joy Heather Telford

I have one more brusho sky to share this week. For this one I took advantage of the way watercolour powders work to get make the sky a bit more dramatic than the last two more serene scenes. Brusho powders can be blended on or off the paper to create a smooth solid colour or they can be sprinkled onto wet paper and left to move and form patterns with variations in colour intensity. To create this sky I positioned a mask for the moon then painted water over the sky area. I sprinkled a couple of brusho powders into the damp area and let them spread and blend. The areas where I dropped the powder become the textured darker areas in the sky.

snowy joy close up Heather Telford

Once the sky dried I stamped the tree from Woodland Beauty several times in gray ink then added shadows on the branches in black marker. Brusho really is a great watercolour medium; it does so many clever things.


Stamps:  Woodland Beauty, Joy filled (PB)
Paints: Purple, Turquoise, Ultramarine brusho (Colourcraft)
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Smokey Gray ink and black marker (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, blue cardstock

14 Comments on “Christmas Joy (another brusho sky)”

  1. Sathya says:

    I just love all ur One layer cards…and u r really SO inspiring with Brushos!! Absolutely love all ur cards, Heather 🙂

  2. CM Taylor says:

    So beautiful! TFS

  3. Love the dramatic look of the sky, a wonderful card! xxx

  4. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Just falling in love with brushes Heather, as not looking Ng had them, and using them on some Christmas cards myself…
    …. this is wonderful card, thanks for sharing all details…, have you tried it on gloss card???, it’s really vibrant is my fav! Shaz in Oz.x

  5. Shauna Todd says:

    Your cards are always soooo amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  6. creatingincolors says:

    Oh, that sky!

  7. Laura says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us. Your work is stunningly beautiful!

  8. Pat says:

    A very atmospheric scene with those beautiful Brushos and that beautiful bright moon, and they make a wonderful contrast with the white of the snow. x

  9. Angela says:

    I love this sky… thank you for sharing how you do it so we all learn.

  10. Lindsey says:

    You know, this would have made a fine Halloween sky, too. 😉 I almost tried a w/c night sky today, but chickened out and sponged it. This is beautiful!

  11. Clelie says:

    I love being drawn into your creations…what a beautiful night!

  12. Susie Williams says:

    Hhhhhh another stunning creation Heather. Thank you so much for sharing your talent anytime.

  13. memalagene says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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