Monday, 7 March 2016

A Spring Day



We have a new challenge starting today over at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, this month our theme is 'Lots of Layers'. As always there is a very generous $20 voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

It's another Brusho playtime from me, first I used masking fluid to mask the bottom of the skyline and sun, then when dry which only takes a few moments I used Brushos Ost Blue and Lemon with liberal sprays of water and let the colours drain down the page. Next I rubbed away the masking fluid and stamped Flonz 50's Fashion Girl onto the card base and again onto a scrap of paper, beached away the colour from her face arms and legs, coloured with pencils then paper pieced her dress. The sentiment is also from Flonz and finally I added a few grasses and leaves around the edges.

Hope you all have a good week.

50 comments:

Marianne said...

Such a pretty card, Brenda. Love the soft effect you have achieved with the Brushos and I cannot help but admire your neat double bow.
Marianne x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The Brusho colours are so vibrant and beautiful Brenda and your background looks gorgeous. The beautiful stamping and paper piecing have created a wonderful scene.
Lorraine

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda and I love your colour palette. The stamp is beautiful and I'll be looking out for that one, she looks so elegant. You've done a wonderful job bleaching out the colour to achieve such a perfect skin tone. I always find your artwork truly inspirational, thank you. Wishing you a happy crafting week. Sandra X X

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous image Brenda, beautiful background with lovely colours.

Pat xx

SARN said...

Ooh, DELIGHTFUL card and FANTASTIC bow there Brenda. Top job with the masking fluid and brushos etc.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda! I love these colours together, and your layered bow is brilliant! Beautiful imagery you created! hugs :)

Gerrina said...

It is a beauty! (And I mean the card, not the lady...) Hugs, Gerrina

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

What a great card, love the beautifull coloures that you have use!!
I'm trying to make something like that for mother's day but seems my mojo is goone...
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Joan said...

This is lovely Brenda, love the colours and that elegant lady and you always do such beautiful bows!

Joan x

Chantal said...

Great card, love the colours.
Hugs, Chantal S

scrAPpamondo said...

Mi stai facendo adorare i Brushos, Brenda!! :D Bellissimi colori e favolosa card, un po' retrò, ma ha anche un tocco di giapponese, mi pare!
Hugs!

Judy Corner said...

This is lovely Brenda. It is lovely to see such unusual colours for a change. In reply to your comment on my Blog I totally agree, things can look so different the following day. Judy x

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Brenda, love the image, pretty colour scheme and fab design
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous. I love the paper pieced dress and the background is stunning. not sure I'm up to using bleach. Methinks I'd try that out in the garden first. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Very elegant image, and love the glow you've created in the background. Looks very romantic, like a moonlight evening. It's gorgeous! TFS & Hugs

Deb Bradley said...

Beautiful card the colours are stunning Debbs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful background, great card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Brenda beautiful background and a gorgeous image

Anne

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, fabulous background! And the colors fit the theme of the card so well!
Sorry I wasn't more helpful with the sewing machine issues, hoping the company can help you resolve the problem, but your other stitches always look amazing!

rachel said...

This is so very pretty. I adore what you have done here brenda and for me the colours are nust perfect. Beautiful xx

Robin said...

So gorgeous! This background is absolutely stunning. Loving the bow too. Hugs, Robin

Craftyfield said...

Excellent Brusho control Brenda... A great image too, she looks fierce but so elegant! xx

susiestacey said...

Very pretty love the blue and yellow together x Susan x

Lau W said...

OMG love the colors, superb background !
xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Such an elegant Spring evening, Brenda - lovely shades of yellow in her dress and the backgrounds. Loving the bright colors in your vintage card - I marvel at how the women of that era could wear the clothing and be so elegant. I wonder if their underclothes were comfortable? LOL Beautiful card! hugs, de

KandA said...

Wonderful card Brenda. Fabulous background and lovely colours xx

Kathleen said...

Loving all the yellow and a gorgeous design and the bow, well.....love it.
Hope you have a good week too.

Kath x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great combination of stamps used on this one Brenda, a totally beautiful and elegant card, love it! Love those gorgeous light Spring time colours too!!

ALI said...

Beautiful card, the blue and yellow are gorgeous together.

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda. Love the image and colours.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Greta said...

Lovely card, Brenda! Your use of the Brushos is fabulous!

Shirley said...

Loving the colour combo on this one Brenda. very elegant and gorgeous.

Shirley

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful created creation with lovely colours and a lot to look at....xx
 {aNNie}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely use of Brushos dear B, love your card. Still not bought any as I cancelled my early order after redid the maths on them. Still too expensive. Keep looking and waiting, really have so many mediums to okay with as it is.
That limey yellow isn't used often but you've combined it beautifully wiht that blue, lovely!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Barb said...

You really are good with the Brushos Brenda. A beautiful background and what an elegant lady she is. Barbxx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
da hab ich ja in meinem Urlaub so einiges bei dir verpasst und du hast ganz zauberhafte Dinge gestaltet,auch deine heutiges Werke können sich sehen lassen,hab noch einen schönen Abend,
glg ulrike

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
Love this bright and colourful card, it has brightened up a very dull day up North.
Take care
Lesley

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Brenda, you have mastered the Brushos technique. What a stunning looking card, so so eyecatching.

Jarka Ef said...

wow, very nice :-)

nnalorac said...

Love the blues and yellows, such a lovely colour combo I think. Gorgeous elegant card, Brenda xx

Pollard Carole said...

Such a special card what a brilliant design the colours are just perfect loving it so clever Love and hugs Carole x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Lovely colors.. The grass adds a nice touch!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so pretty. I love the image and those bright colors.

Tracy said...

This is a really beautiful design, so elegant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Team Clark said...

She is just lovely in the willows!!!

Mrs.B said...

This is such a pretty card Brenda, love your Brusho background, so clever with the masking. Love the image, she's so elegant
Avril xx

madhvi shah said...

Beautiful background

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, just been having a peek and wow you've been creating some gorgeous cards since my last visit. Goodness me they are all stunning. I love the effect you've achieved with the brushos on this one, so delicate .... mine never look like that, I must be very heavy handed lol. Hope you're feeling Ok and enjoying the bank holiday weekend
Claire xx

 
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