Tuesday 17 March 2015

Seeing Red!

I made this card for my Mum, who has broken her arm, right up near her shoulder, so it can't be plastered.  She's in a collar and cuff sling, is in a lot of pain and unable to do anything for herself at the moment.
 As you can see, I've been playing with Brusho paints again.  I'm really enjoying experimenting with them, I mixed some up and spattered it onto the card to create the background, and for the flowers, I sprinkled the dry powder on to card and sprayed with water.  The flowers were stamped before painting with Tonic Pick of the Bunch stamps, using black archival ink.  Once the paint was dry, I went in Spectrum Noir pencils round the flower heads to add a little shadow, to make the flowers pop.
The banners were cut with Sue Wilson dies, the sentiment was stamped with a Stampin' Up stamp, and I finished off with a twine threaded button.  I didn't add many embellishments as the painted panel is so busy and bright.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colours
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #77 - Make It Square
Shopping Our Stash - #193 - I Made This
Through the Purple Haze - #82 - For Your Mum / Special Lady - For my Mum, who's broken her arm
Just Us Girls - #284 - Splatters
My Time to Craft - #283 - For a Special Lady - For my Mum


  1. Oh that sounds really painful for your mum l hope she isn't suffering too much and l wish her a speedy recovery ...your card is simply gorgeous l hope it cheered her up x

  2. that does sound so painful, hope her recovery is quick. Awesome background lovely the shadows make the flower pop and it doesn't need any embellishments the background is gorgeous thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the I made this challenge.

  3. I am swooning over your card Wendy! WOW! Sorry to hear about your mom! This will brighten her day! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I at JUGS!

  4. Simply awesome splatters and card. Love how it turned out. I am sure your Mum will LOVE IT too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just us Girls this week.

  5. Ooh, that sounds incredibly painful, I am sure this gorgeous card will brighten her day though!
    Helen x

  6. Your splattering is amazing! Gorgeous card, sure to brightened your Mum's day. Stunning! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  7. Hi Wendy, sorry to hear of your mum's injury, such a painful thing, and so frustrating as it puts her out of action, I hope the pain eases soon.
    Your card for her is gorgeous, loveing the colours and images of flowers. I'm sure it will cheer her up, Kate x

  8. This is lovely.. Thanks for joining us at Throught the Purple Haze for our weekly challenge

    DT Pam

  9. What a great idea...i think this creation is just beautiful.

    Fiona DT

  10. Very Pretty! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  11. Fabulous card and thanks so much for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge very good luck Judith DT x

  12. Wow, this is just gorgeous, I'm sure it cheered your Mum up. I hope her arm is on the mend - it must be so frustrating, as well as painful!

    And thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft.

    love Mags B x

  13. What a great technique and you've executed it beautifully.Gorgeous card and I'm sure it will cheer your poor Mum up.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  14. beautiful background, the card is gorgeous thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the I made this challenge.


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