Thursday, 8 August 2019

Brusho Butterflies #3

Yesterday I made a brusho background using purple and two shades of green sprinkled onto wet heavyweight watercolour paper. I left it to dry overnight ready to play with today.
The butterfly stamp I used is an Indigo Blu one that I've had for about 5 years. I stamped it onto the brusho background several times to take advantage of  the different coloured patches formed by the brushos, then fussy cut all of the images.

Here is the third, and final, card that I made with the butterflies - scroll back to my previous two posts to see the other two.

I taped a stencil to a snippet of purple card and sprayed with bleach - my favourite medium to spray with! I love the fact that you never know how each different card is going to react. This one took the bleach really well and gave a good contrast between the bleached area and that protected by the stencil.

When the bleach was dry, I stamped a wiry words sentiment on it then matted it with a snippet of jade green card.

I fussy cut the butterflies - I'd kept back the two with most purple on them for this card and didn't cut around the antennae as they weren't likely to show so much against the dark background, then attached them with 3-D adhesive.

I am sharing this with

CAS Watercolour - Colourful Butterflies 

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 358 

Stamping Sensations - Things With Wings 

CAS Stencil - Sprays 

Butterfly Challenge - Jade 


Liz said...

The third of three beautiful butterfly cards. I love how you've used the Brusho background for your butterflies. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Great idea to spray this stencil with bleach, Jane...the effect is so striking! I also love your 'Brusho' butterflies...the colors are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil!

Mrs A. said...

Eek, your a braver person than me using bleach in a spray bottle. Love the effect you have achieved though. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel again with me. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

These butterflies almost look iridescent, Jane! Beautiful colors and I'm really impressed by your bleach sprayed stenciling! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Jane with your brushos background. Your spraying with bleach thru your stencil image really turned out beautifully. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

brenda said...

A really beautiful Butterfly creation in lovely intense colours Jane, perfect for our 'Things with Wings' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

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Cathy said...

Those butterflies look amazing on that stencilled background, bleach spray? I must check that out, the result looks fabulous. thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

Marcia Hill said...

Now these are definitely COLORFUL butterflies Jane and I'm loving them!! Really like your bleach and stenciled background too...really sets off those lovely, lovely butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is lovely Jane. I really enjoy using Brushos and they certainly make a great background for that gorgeous butterfly stamp. Thank you for joining us in our 'Things With Wings' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jane - and I love how well your Brushos worked! Such a pretty card with those beautiful butterflies.


Di xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Jane, and a super idea to use bleach as your spray medium to work with the stenciling and using coloured card -what a great effect, created a cool background for your lovely butterflies, thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil, Robyn

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous butterflies and great idea using bleach through a stencil
Carol x

Loll said...

Your brusho butterflies are gorgeous. Great work with stamping and fussy-cutting these. They look beautiful on yoru stenciled background. How clever to use bleach through a stencil. I have not tried that, but now I'm excited to give it a go. I love the design of your lattice bsckground ... perfect with the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - beautiful butterflies and I love your bleaching technique for your stenciled background! Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

how did such a great job, love the brushos.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x