Thankful for You!

Have you ever started creating something and you were not sure how it would turn out? You just kinda went for it and hoped for the best? That is exactly what I did on this card. Pretty much everything I used is from Brutus Monroe with the exception of the Autumn Red Nuvo Drops 

I first used a gorgeous background stamps with clear embossing ink to stamp the image (I did this on the leaves as well) and embossed with Penny Embossing poweder (Gilded Gold on the leaves). I wanted the Colorburst to pool and separate in the leaves so I made sure to sprinkle in the leaves and misted water in those spots.

I did the same for the larger leaves. Once they dried I cut them out. They bent slightly which I liked because it made them more realistic. I used pop dots to adhere to the card base.

This card has been my favorite card I have made for Fall. It is so ironic how something so unpredictable and experimental can turn out so beautiful! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Witch Please….

When I saw this stamp set last year I knew I had to have it! Witch Please…. is a Brutus Monroe Stamp Set that is probably one of the Halloween favorite with that company. It is perfect for those that have a sarcastic and/or sassy personality. 

 To create this card I took a piece of mixed media cardstock and covered it with Colorburst. As that dried I die cut two circles and stamped my image along with the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock.

 This card is going to go through the mail, so I made it flat. I added some little dew drops for a touch of dimension.

Sometimes you just have to get a little messy 🙂
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Color Burst Layouts!

I created two layouts in which I used Colorburst as the background! I may never buy pattern paper again! Here is the first one:

 For this layout I used a red and yellow Colorburst. I drenched it in water because I really wanted it to run. I used a heat gun to push the color around and was quite pleased with how it turned out. 

 Am I the only one that finds teenage birthdays (or just birthdays in general) challenging? I love the little clay resin piece from Lisa Kettell Designs ! It is the perfect finishing touch to the layout.

I then created this layout using Tim Holtz Distress crayons in a red a blue color and layering Colorburst on top of it. I colored half the side where the picture is red and the other half blue. I rubbed it out a little with my damp finger. I added Colorburst over the color they matched and extended it out just a little with my sprinkling. I misted it heavier  closest to the spot the picture was going to go and lighter farther away. I did not use a heat gun because I did  not want to push the color around. I let it dry and added Nuvo drops from Tonic.

 I die cut stars from Rinea Foiled Paper and added them to the bottom corner of the page.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Colorburst Tips!

I get a lot of questions on how to use Colorburst without ending up with a puddle of muddy brown. I am going to share with you three principles that will help you achieve the beautiful colors you want on your projects. These tips do not only apply to Colorburst, but to any kind of water based paints and mists. 
1) Keep your blue tones together. Only use blue with greens and even yellows if you are going for green.
2) Keep your warm tones together. Only use red with pinks, oranges and yellow if you are going for orange.
3) Only use purple with blue OR red. Purple will turn everything brown. If you mix purple with blue and green you will get brown. If you mix it with red and orange you will get brown. So, either use it alone of with just blue or just red.
These cards along with the products I used are featured on the Brutus Monroe Blog .
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Life is Art

he Kaleidoscope Stencil is PERFECT for the Brutus Monroe Color Burst! Simply place the stencil on a piece of white cardstock, sprinkle with Color burst, and spray! Remove the stencil in a fluid solid motion to see the amazing colorful design you are left with. I adhered my color burst creation to a black cardbase and added a “Life is Art” tag that I embossed in Gilded. 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!