Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Brushos tree

Hi again, this is another brushos panel that I've diecut. Here's the original sheet. It's amazing that all of these shades came from only one pot of colour, light brown.

I muddied the colours a bit by misting with a gold spray after I'd finished spritzing with water.
It does have a lovely sheen although it's hard to see once diecut. I have enough left to do another tree and some leaves. The border on the base card was inked with Delicata copper ink.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Outside the Box  has a Memory Box trees theme.

AAA Cards has an Autumn theme.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday has a die crazy theme.
I've used Memory Box Arboscello Tree and Impression Obsession letter dies.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Memory Box Arboscello tree die; Impression Obsession letter dies; Brushos; watercolor paper;
distressed stripes embossing folder; Delicata copper ink.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. A fabulous card - the colours in your brushos tree are perfect for this time of year!
    Kath x

  2. Beautiful and handsome tree, Cathy! I love the embossed background too. I have not used brushos myself, but you make me want to give it a try. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Autumn Colors challenge. Melissa L. - DT

  3. The rich autumnal colours on this gorgeous tree are wonderful, Cathy ... it's fabulous against the texture-y twiggy background! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Fascinating how many colors you get from just the light brown! That tree looks great cut from your panel - perfect for fall (which is the season in our part of the world officially today - not are heading into spring)!

  5. Beautiful card! Love that pretty tree! Love the rich, Fall colors!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  6. Oh WOW! I just love your Brusho tree! Beautiful card. xx

  7. Love the texture of the background and loving those brusho effects. It's great, isn't it to have some left after spraying a sheet to use later? The colour combination is gorgeous and so effective.

  8. Amazing paper you created to cut your tree out of! So inspiring. Thank you for joining the Memory Box Challenge.

  9. A brilliant technique to make your tree Cathy, love the BG and CAS Autumnal take.
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  10. Oh Cathy, this is just gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought to use the gold spray on it. It sure made a beautiful card. Whoo hoo on copper ink. I've never seen it but I want, oh I mean need some.

  11. A perfect card for fall and so beautiful! I've yet to use any of the Brusho's and they make amazing backgrounds. Love this tree and all those wonderful colors.

  12. I am so wanting to try Brushos and this is tempting me further. Love the embossed background and your wonderful tree. Beautiful autumn card. Wonderful CAS. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

  13. Oh my the colors you have captured are soooooooooooo awesome, another stunning creation!

  14. I love the tree die - must use mine again one day !! Mxxx

  15. So pretty - I can't believe that all those colours came from one pot! My order of Brushos just arrived this week so the brown will be one of the first colours I pull out now! I really like the texture of the background - it complements the die cut perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  16. Hi there! Thanks so much for participating in our September challenge. Thanks for not only showing a beautiful tree design but also for taking the time to add an additional picture of your technique of creating a background that can be used for die cutting.

  17. It is unusual card. Excellent idea for the coloring of the tree. The end result is wonderful.


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