Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Epic Celebration Guitar

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  This is my first foray into using Brushos!  A few months ago I had no clue what they even were, but now SU is selling some so I thought I would give them a try.  There is definitely a learning curve and I have found lots of help on the internet, but there are several different ways to use them!  So I am in practice mode right now!  I am happy that SU has come out with some masculine stamp sets this spring and I thought the guitar from the SAB set Epic Celebration would be perfect to use with the CAS Watercolour Challenge for January, which is Birthday!

I started out with some cheapie watercolor paper, since as I said, I was in "practice" mode, and I was pretty happy with my first one...I made two, they're very similar but of course, with any watercoloring, no two are ever alike! So here we go with the first one: 

I stamped my image and sentiment with Versamark and black ink together, then heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder; I used an aquapainter to lay down some water around the images, then sprinkled on blue and yellow Brusho and tilted the paper a bit, "helping" the color spread with my aquapainter.  It looks pretty "epic"!!  The sentiment was punched out with a circle punch and matted with Basic Black cardstock diecut with the Scalloped Layering Framelit.  The card base was Crushed Curry:

Same technique, card base is Dapper Denim:

You can see how different each one is, depending on how much Brusho you use and how it blends!  Definitely need more practice!  

 Cassidy went to a birthday party before Christmas...the little boy's mom and Dana went to Sunday School together and now their children are too!  In the background, you can see my great-nephew Jameson as well!  It's a family affair!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Dawn Tidd said...

This is an epic duo of cards! I love the colors created by the Brusho! I was so happy to see this stamp set and love what you did with it. I see a CASE in my future!

Kampin' Karen said...

I think you did great for being in practice mode. Your card is Epic ;-)

I Card Everyone said...

Epic, indeed! I've only had one experience with Brushos - definitely takes more than one go for me! I think you've gotten it the very first try!

Loll said...

Great work with the brushos, LeAnne!! Aren't they the most fun??!! You're right, so many different ways to use them. I love how you've concentrated them over the guitar. I have not tried doing that. The colours blended beautifully. xx

Jan Clothier said...

I'm wishing I'd picked up that Saleabration set now! I like how you've remained clean even though you've watercoloured - that's great control! Love it!

Bonnie said...

You have done well with your first try with Brushos, my friend! Love the way the colors back the guitar! This is a fantastic birthday card for a young man! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Lisa Elton said...

I've never tried them, but I would say you have done an epic job!! This is modern, funky fun and so cool!

Joanne James said...

Wow - what a great first attempt LeAnne, you make Brushos look effortless! Ive been too scared to use mine yet, I need to make some time to practice! I might have to CASE your card as my starting point!

Linda Callahan said...

This came out great! I'm afraid of Brushos!

Christine Alexander said...

LeAnne, now I need to spend money with SU, Love your image and the brusos look spectacular, thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour. P.S. Brusho's are awesome

Karen D. said...

super cool the intensity of the wash bkg.
cute pic too.
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour.
:) Karen