Sunday, 28 September 2014

My take on Nature

Hello everyone.  Its a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, but its nearly the end of September, so I just have to make time to blog my card for this month's Claritystamp challenge.

The background was done on watercolour paper using Brushos.  I got the paper very wet, and as well as sprinkling on the Brusho crystals, I also sprinkled on some rock salt.  This moves the colours around and can be brushed off when the piece is completely dry.

I then stamped the fish and seaweed into place using Black Archival.  When this was dry, I removed a bit of the colour on the fish by loosening with water and blotting with kitchen towel.  I could then colour in the fish using my Spectrum Noir pencils.
I added a little colour to the weeds, and highlighted with Glossy accents and a tiny bit of glitter.  Patience is needed for this step, it takes ages to dry!
I trimmed it back just a little and matted onto some co-ordinating colours.
I'm really looking forward to playing again with my Brushos and mastering some different techniques.  In the meantime, I hope you like this.  There are loads of beautiful entries again this month;  good luck everyone.  Till next time.  Xxx


  1. Beautiful - I love Brusho's, they are so vibrant and they ooze happiness! Good luck Barbara :-) Carole x

  2. Gorgeous! Love Brusho's Barbara, fantastic results!
    Thank you for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck! xx Hugs xx

  3. Not tried Brusho's yet but they look fun. Lovely card and Good Luck . xx

  4. Super background Barbara, trying to resist purchasing the brushos. But I'm being persuaded. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.