Saturday, 16 January 2016

Fairy Brusho magic



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Tracy Mouse has come up with the theme of 'Girly and Sparkly'. Our sponsors are A Day for Daisies and a pair of NEC Manchester tickets.

So it had to be fairies for me with a bit of inkiness as well as sparkle. All of the stamps are from Lavinia, stamped with black archival onto a Brusho background. I let the wet brushos run down the card to achievd a graduated look, what I always love about them is the extra colours that are drawn out as you increase the water, I used just two colours here, cobalt blue and lemon, yet there are aquas, lilacs and even a hint of green. 

After adding a bit of colour to the fairy wings and flowers with the same brushos, I sprinkled with liberal helpings of glitter and also some stickles for the 'fairy magic' and around the ivy at the top.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

60 comments:

Stamping Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Yes I agree sparkle and fairies are a perfect combination and you can't have one without the other.
Hope your health is improving.
Take care
Lesley

Liz said...

Just stunning! Fabulous background for the lovely Lavinia stamps. xx

Glennis said...

Gorgeous use of Brushos - I must experiment more!

Linby said...

Lovely colours and so pretty.
Hope you are ok and have a good weekend.
Lynn x

Linby said...

Lovely colours and so pretty.
Hope you are ok and have a good weekend.
Lynn x

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous. Fabulous colours Brenda, and love that stamp...just beautiful.xx..
xx
 {aNNie}

AnyOldCraft said...

This is my favourite style from you. The Lavinia stamps are beautiful and your backgrounds are simply glorious.
I keep trying to convince hubby I need some of those stamps but he isn't buying it especially after I convinced him I needed copics.
Wrap up warm hun it's a cold weekend. xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, love all the pretty colours and image.
It's freezing cold, but sunny day. Happy weekend;-))m

Wendy L said...

This is lovely Brenda, very serene looking, xxxxx

hellerlittle said...

so dreamy !!! love the brusho(s) effect as background
CU hellerlittle

Craftyfield said...

The Brusho background and glitter add that magical touch, appropriate for faeries... Have a nice weekend Brenda. xx

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful colouring!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

jackiescrafts said...

What a pretty card, very girly.
Jackie x

Abi said...

That definietly is a magical card Brenda, I love the Brusho background with all its different colours from just 2 colours. Have a nice weekend xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Brenda and such gorgeous colours..

Anne

Pollard Carole said...

This is stunning such a wonderful card the colours look so vibrant its fabulous . Sorry I've not been around to comment recently but life has been very hectic since Christmas hopefully I can get back to my crafting now. I want to thank you for your kind comments on my blog hope you are well Love and hugs Carole x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Brenda, adore the colours

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love how you created the colors and the subtle sparkle on this one Brenda
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Viv's Visuals said...

You are so good with the Brushos - my efforts are the pits!!! A really pretty card my friend - here's hoping Sunday brings the desired result. xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous background it's perfect to showcase the beautiful Lavinia images. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love your colourful backgroud.

vinita jain said...

Beautiful dreamy brusho effect foe this sweet silhouette image, love it!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!!! Love this style of images and colouring... It takes me to my young dreams!!
Favoloso effetto con i Brusho e questa silouette, Brenda!!! Adoro questa card!!! Hai usato solo cobalto e limone, ma tutte le sfumature che hai ottenuto sono eccezionali!!!!!

Pat said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the scene you have created is gorgeous, as are the colours and the stamps. Have a great weekend.

Pat xx

susiestacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colours and stamps. Hope you are ok Brenda x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I hope you are feeling better Brenda. Love this card, the background looks like the Aurora Borealis night sky,so beautiful. Your stamped fairy image looks wonderful in silhouette against it. A gorgeous card.
Lorraine

Joan said...

magical card Brenda in the inky style you do so well, love the brusho background and all the glitter

Joan x

Robin said...

Very beautiful! I love the background! I have got to get some Brusho. Hope you feeling better. Hugs, Robin

Helen said...

The stamping is wonderful, but I adore the brusho background, it's simply beautiful. Have a good day.

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda! Your Brushos work so well for you. Mine misbehave and want to turn into mud :( I do hope you're feeling somewhat better!

Hugs

Di xx

KandA said...

Simple stunning card Brenda. Those colour effects are amazing, as is the wonderful fairy scene you made xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
ich bin total begeistert von deinen wunderschönen Werken die du in der letzten Zeit gemacht hast ,einfach traumhaft schön und mit soviel liebe zum Detail gestaltet,da ziehe ich mal wieder den Hut,hab noch ein schönen Wochenende,
glg ulrike

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
ich bin total begeistert von deinen wunderschönen Werken die du in der letzten Zeit gemacht hast ,einfach traumhaft schön und mit soviel liebe zum Detail gestaltet,da ziehe ich mal wieder den Hut,hab noch ein schönen Wochenende,
glg ulrike

Olenkaja said...

Magic Fairy! Beautiful card!

Gail said...

Loving all the cards you've done! The different styles, and just everything!
Have a good week!
Hope you're well!

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda, love the effects you achieved with the Brusho's perfect for the beautiful fairy themed card.

Greta said...

Magic is right! Oh my, Brenda--this is gorgeous!

rachel said...

this is absolutely brilliant - love it Brenda - a gorgeous fairy scene - perfect! Hugs rachel x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda! Your card is amazing! The background you made is gorgeous! Love these colours! Hope you are feeling okay, my friend.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, stunning work with those Brushos and so beautifully finished! Such a lovely card!! The bits of sparkle give the perfect magical finish!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Brenda this is pure magical I love that wonderful scene this is a beauty
hugs
lorraine x

Bad Kitty said...

love it!
so pretty!
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki ❤

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours and a great image, love all the sparkle.
We have snow here tonight and it is settling too well.

Kath x

butterfly said...

Really magical - the shimmering colours are beautiful, and I love the sparkly seed heads and wonderful trailing ivy.
Alison xx

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love the colours & the sparkle :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I absolutely love this Brenda, that scene is so beautiful!!
Kevin xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the brusho background!! Looks awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Such gorgeous colors, and lovely use of stamps! Hugs, de

Chantal said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jackie said...

Oh wow, I love that background, and it's in my favourite colour combo too, a gorgeous card Brenda :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! Love the subtile bling and the scene is beautiful as allways! Enjoy the sunday!

ALI said...

Fantastic card, I'm loving the effects with the brushos, I'm yet to try mine.

Leslie Miller said...

I think this is the first time I've ever understood what's special about Brushos. You really used them to their best advantage. Lovely! And the fairy image with mushrooms and overhead foliage is so darling. Wonderful card, Brenda!

Karen Petitt said...

Just beautiful! Fabulous use of the Brusho's, must get mine back out again Karen x

mags said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Love all the colours in the background and the sparkle.
Mags
x

Shirley Chillman said...

Finally got mine out again Brenda and glad that I did. Fabby cards.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Team Clark said...

This is stunning, Brenda! I really love the contrast too!

Merry said...

Love seeing how you use Brusho's…they are still very high on my list to get. Beautiful card.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous. Love the fairy silhouetted scene and your pops of glitter.

Karen Petitt said...

I must apologise, once again, Brenda. I know you understand so I don't feel quite so guilty. Love, love, love! I must dig mine out soon it's been a while since I played with them been having too much fun with a new of AquaTints (landscape) ones. I also managed to persuade my OH to purchase me a big box of card for Valentine's so I know I'll lots of card stock to play on lol! I need more Lavinia stamps but they will have to wait. It's gorgeous! Karen xx