Sunday, June 28, 2015


Here is the very first project I made with my new Brusho Crystal Colours.  And I love playing with them. 

My Dad's birthday is in June, so I have to come up with 2 masculine cards each June.  And masculine cards are not my forte.  So I was having a hard time coming up with an idea for a Father's Day card (I made his birthday card for an Artsy Inker's challenge back in March) so I pulled out my new toy. 

I used Leaf Green, Emerald and Sea Green for the card base.

For the focal piece, I used Cobalt Blue, Ostwald Blue, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, and Turquoise.

Here's what they look like before I stamped on them.

Because it is so humid in Florida, I haven't worked up the courage to poke holes in the tops of the containers like I've seen in so many you-tube videos.  Instead, I used a soft dry brush that I dipped into the container.  I tapped most of what the brush picked up back into the container and then tapped a small amounts of the crystals onto the paper and then spritzed with water.

 Once dry, I stamped the Dad stamp with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. The stamp is by Stampendous. I matted it with black. 

I know there have been some attempts by folks for Pixie's playground to follow me and they have encountered problems. Thanks so much for trying.  Since this seems to be a persistent issue, I created a page with the directions Mary found for a work around when the join this site button is being twitchy.
I will have some more posts this week of projects I've made with my new Brushos.  They are seriously addictive.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again. 


  1. Sarah, This turned out BEAUTIFULLY! What a great color combination to achieve this lovely look, and I can see that you had tremendous fun. Did you have difficulty in getting the tops back on, after opening the pot? Love the look of the white embossing, and for your 1st time at play, you surely scored a hit. And when you visit your Mom's summer place, I don't think you are that far from where I live. You can come play with all my dies anytime!!! It's fun to share. Well done on the brusho work, and good luck with the following. Big hugs & TFS

    1. I had a little trouble getting the sealing tab thing off the first pot because I was afraid of accidentally sending the crystals flying. But once I got that off, the tops come off and go back on really easily but not so easily that they fall off if you knock the pot over.

  2. Great masculine card!

    I love the look of the brusho's but dare not purchase anything new as I have no room to store it! teehee

    I follow you by email as I could not get the Goggle friends connect to work. I will try your work around to check it out!

  3. Thanks for the followers "fix." It worked - I'm now following you. Google has been giving me grief for well over 2 weeks now - locking/freezing ever since I added MS updates. I restored the system and still have Google issues. It says Google Chrome is incompatible with my computer! Bleck!
    Anyhoo..........that's a cool technique and a great masculine card. I don't own any brushos (yet) but who knows what the future will bring to my craft room? :)

  4. Fab card for your Dad! Love the colours. I bought a set os Brushos recently and finally got to have a play last week. I've got work out now how to get the card flat and then what to do with it. LOL! xx

  5. Wow, love your backgrounds and love your Father's Day card Sarah! I have yet to buy any brusho's but they are really calling my name. lol You did great with your masculine Father's Day card my friend! I have yet to be able to "follow" you either, but I will keep trying. Hugs, Brenda