Friday, April 6, 2018

Brusho and Big on Birthdays for As You See It Challenge #173

Hey, everyone! As you read this, I am heading off to the thriving metropolis of Red Deer, Alberta, for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Local presentation on Saturday! I'm looking forward to the experience, as Stampin' Up! always makes it fun for everyone! And the big draw is that we'll get to be the first ones to see the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue and order some products from it this very weekend! Whoop!

But this morning, it is time for another As You See It Challenge! This one is #173 and it's a sketch challenge entitled Rorschach Inkblots and when you see it, you'll understand why:

Quick! What's the first thing that come's to mind?  Hahaha! Well for me, it was Brusho Crystal Colour and Emboss Resist!  And Big on Birthdays stamp set! Here's what my subconscious cooked up for me:

  • The Brusho Crystal Colour is perfect for the inkblot portion of the challenge since you sprinkle the different colours you want to use on your watercolour paper and spritz the heck out of it with water to create the war zone you see above! Maybe my choice of colours was unfortunate, but these are three that blend well - Brilliant Red, Gamboge (orange) and Yellow. The other two Brusho colours, Prussian Blue and Moss Green are a little harder to blend and the Moss Green is really not my favourite shade of green anyway!
  • I used the large script of the Big on Birthdays sentiment and added the flower garland above it to create the design by stamping on my Strathmore Cold Press Watercolour paper with Versamark ink and covering with White Stampin' Emboss Powder then heat setting it with the Heat Tool.
  • I then sprinkled the different Brusho colours on in the areas where I wanted that particular colour and spritzed with water. I used enough water for some blending in the middle but not too much so there would still be that speckled or mottled effect on the outer areas. I did two samples and chose the one I was happiest with.
  • The watercolour paper was backed with Basic Black cardstock and then mounted on the card base made with Whisper White Thick Cardstock covered in a piece of the striped Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • I finished it off with some simple Pearls to the flower centers.
And that's a wrap for this week! Stay tuned for more news about OnStage next week and the new catalogue, at least as much as I can tell you! Have a great weekend!

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