Now down to crafting matters. I've been sharing lots of Christmas designs with you recently, but today I thought I'd give you a bit of a break and bring you something different.
I've been playing with my Brushos again, creating some gloriously colourful backgrounds. I created this one on a piece of watercolour paper, spritzing the paper with water, sprinkling on a few grains of Brusho crystals then spritzing water over again. Used like this the crystals seem to 'explode' with colour and create amazing effects. I could have dabbed over with kitchen towel to remove some of the water and dry it more quickly, but I left this piece to dry naturally preserving more of the rich colour.
Once the background was fully dry I stamped this gorgeous Inkyliscious 'Ikebana' stamp using black Archival ink. I then sprinkled a little Aged Silver Frantage embossing enamel onto a few parts of the background and heated from underneath.
I attached the finished layer over a slightly larger black mat and positions slightly left of centre on a 7 x 5 base card, leaving room to stamp the 'Thinking of You' sentiment from the stamp set vertically on the right hand side.
This card could be used for a number of occasions, I like to keep a few 'thinking of you' cards in my stock for when I need a card in a hurry.
Hope you like today's project, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I'd love to know if you've 'discovered' Brushos too and what you think of them - I just love them !
Have a great day whatever you have planned.