Good Morning Ladies,
Well yesterday was all about 🌞 Sunshine! We had an absolutely gloriously sunny day here, although it was very chilly.
So that lovely sunshine inspired me to make a bright and sunny card that would bring a smile to whoever opened it. I had a rummage around my different colouring mediums and after about an hour of deliberating I decided to go with Brusho's.
I took a piece of Watercolour card cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and stamped two flowers from an old Stampin Up! stamp set called 'Remarkable You' in Versamark ink and added white embossing powder and heat set. I chose Brilliant Red & Gamboge (orange) Brusho's and sprinkled the dry powder onto my watercolour card front. I then used a spray bottle with a really fine mist to add a few sprays of water, enough to start to melt the granules of pigment, it was like magic watching the colours burst out across the paper, some areas stayed really dark, others were more washed out by the water, it was pure luck that had the centres of the flowers filled with the darkest colours. I absolutely love how this one turned out, I didn't want to blast it with my heat tool, so I gingerly carried to the Aga and placed it on the top, where it dried in a few minutes.
Now I really faffed about trying to decide on a sentiment, while rummaging through my sentiment dies the 'Sunshine' jumped out at me, it worked with the colours in the card and matched the glorious weather outside, so 'Sunshine' it was, I die cut it 3 times in white and layered them together and then cut a Cherry Cobbler layer to add a drop shadow. I then had to decide on what to add underneath, Sunshine is on it's way, is a true enough statement, it might just cheer someone up too!
To finish the card I mounted the card front onto Cherry Cobbler card as it really worked with the deepest red tones in the Brusho's, I popped it onto a white card base and then added the sentiment. I t really didn't need anything else. I think that this is one of the first 'messy backgrounds' that I loved straight away!
I hope you like it too, hey it's fun this crafting lark !!!😉😂
Let's hope that the sunshine lasts a little longer, well we can always stay in and craft if not!
Sending warm hugs and love to all of you,