Thursday, 4 September 2014


As it's Thursday, we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog today.  Our theme this week is 'Rainbows' and our prize sponsor is Bunny Zoe Crafts

Here's my DT card, created for inspiration Recently I bought some Brusho paints, I'd seen them used on some fabulous creations on the internet and wanted to try them out myself.  They are a highly pigmented powder form of paints and so very versatile.  I've only scratched the surface of what I can do with them, but this first play was great fun.

To create the background, I used a piece of watercolour paper, spritzed it with water and then tapped out a few grains of different colours of Brusho onto the wet paper.  I then spritzed with water again and let the colours spread and mingle until I was happy with it, I then blotted with  tissue to remove the excess paint.

I then stamped the 'Raindrops' by Ryn on top of the dry background, using black Archival Ink.  I used a butterfly stamp from a set of Stampin'Up! stamps on another scrap of watercolour paper which I'd also coloured using the Brushos.  I cut out the butterfly images to add over the background, decorating with a little Stardust Stickles on the wings and Glossy Accents on the body area.

On the raindrops I added a few touches of white gel pen, to add to the realistic appearance of the water drops.  Finally, adding Glossy Accents over each drop to complete the authentic 3D 'wet' look.

I matted the background layer over a piece of black card and attached to the base card, on which I'd stamped the SU! sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. 

Here's a close up shot showing the raindrops more clearly.

The inspiration for my card design came from the amazing work by the very talented Eileen Godwin, thank you for inspiring me Eileen ! 

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today to check out my project, do pop over to the CCT Blog to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT for this week's challenge.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! This is SO beautiful and I LOVE the sentiment too. Perfick!!! Those bruso's were definitely worth the investment and I can hardly wait to see more. Lx

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Wynneth, this is absolutely stunning, love it. Everything is so beautiful, those colours are wonderful.
Enjoy your day

Patricia xx

Debs M said...

what a great idea - the water drops look fabulous x

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS creation you have here Wynneth, really cool idea with the brusho's


Louise Wright said...

You've caught the 'brusho-bug' from Kathy! Great card! Loving that water drop stamp x

vic said...

This is gorgeous and so colourful :) love it :)
Vic x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Another beautiful card with Brusho. Black frame emphasizes the beauty of the image. And drops of water from Ryn ... irreplaceable.