Wednesday, 16 August 2017

StencilGirl & ColourCraft Blog Hop Day 1

It's finally here!!! We are so excited to be creating with the most amazing products from StencilGirl.We have 3 days and 12 talented artists sharing beautiful products with you and an amazing giveaway to boot! How good is that! You will find below all the details of day one's hop participants and what to do to enter the giveaway, so grab yourself a cuppa and prepare to be inspired!

Day 1 - August 16th 2017

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Upcycling fabric storage boxes by Ewelina Gryglak

Hello! Ewelina here again.
Couple of weeks ago I have redecorated my craft room and one of the new additions/things helping me to at least try and stay organised is a bookshelf with some fabric containers in which store my finished scrapbooking pages.

While most of the boxes are pretty in teal matching the overall colour theme of the room, one of them was sitting there black and lonely so I decided to treat it to a quick, autumnal makeover using Metallics Fabric Paint and Lutradur 70.

I used the Metallic Fabric Paints and a distressed diamond stencil to create the background. I dipped the sponge in paint and dabbed it through the stencil. Dried the paint with a heat gun and then repeated the process with the second shade.

I then sprinkled some White fabric paint all over to add some contrasting lighter colour.

I cut the Lutradur 70 fabric into rectangles and painted them using the same Metallic paints I used for the background.

Cut the rectangles into leaves and then dry using a heat gun - the heat will cause the fabric to crinkle and contract giving it dimension and texture. Play with the process and use as much or as little heat as you wish - it's your decision when the leaves look the way you want them to.

Once your leaves are ready, you can start the assembly. Glue the leaves first and then add fabric flowers and glass cabochons.

That's it! Your new container is ready!

Now my Colourcraft bookshelf looks even more crafty than before!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Autumn is a Second Spring Card by Sarah

Hi everyone!

I have a lovely Autumn card to share with you all today, a great project for using up your scraps.

I always like to create a lot of backgrounds with my Brushos, this helps me to plan out future projects and I often look at them for inspiration.

I create my backgrounds using watercolour paper and Brusho crystal colours, which I always allow to dry naturally.

Another thing I like to do is save and collect all the offcuts from previous projects in a small box set to the side of my workspace, again providing inspiration, and like my project today i tucked into the box to provide me with small enough pieces to die cut the leaves for my card.

I love how the card turned out, and by just die cutting a bunch of leaves from all my offcuts enabled me to make a nice card.

The card base is 6" x 6" square with a dark brown layer and a top layer which is 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"

The sentiment stamp is stamped with black archival ink in the centre of the white card top layer

I hope you enjoyed todays card and thank you so much for visiting the blog today


Friday, 11 August 2017

Greeting Card with Embossing Resist and Brushos

Hi there!

Susanne here today! I have a step by step tutorial to share with you for this greeting card with the embossing resist technique.

All you need is embossing powder, a stamp of your choice and, of course, Brushos! Brushos are watercolours, so the embossing will act as a resist.

Start by stamping your image and emboss it with gold powder. To colour the flowers add water with a brush, first and sprinkle some Brusho powders into it.

Colour every area separately and let it dry before you colour the one next to it.
I used these Brusho colours: Moos Green, Yellow, Gamboge, Allazarin Crimson, Purple

Before I mount the my creation to the card base I add some gold splatters with a mix of Aztec Metallic Light Gold and water. I adhered it with 3d foam tape at an angle, and added the "prosit", which was cut from foiled cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.


Rubber Dance Stamps: Blossoming Rose
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Metallic
VersaMark Ink

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

How To Create A Warm Autumn Card

Hello crafty friends
I have a mixed media card to share with you today. The theme on the Colourcraft blog is Autumn colours so i will show you how to create this look with Brusho Crystal Powders.

Take a blank card and open it up. Place newspaper over the half you want to keep blank and then spray the other side with water. Sprinkle Rose Red across the card and then Orange,OST Red and Sandstone, the colours will blend together and create this fallen leaves look.

Once the card has dried you can begin adding stamps to the background. I used a stamp that created an outline instead of a silhouette so that the background colours would show through.

I used a banner die to cut out three lots of flags using Autumn toned pattered papers. I layered them together and then glued them in place. I used a sentiment die cut to finish off the card.

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Handmade Brusho Papers by Terri Koszler

Today I am sharing a new technique showing how to create handmade paper using Brusho crystals and toilet paper.

Here's a video showing the process

Below are a few ideas on how to create different looks using my technique.

This sample was made by spritzing the paper with a diluted colour and then sprinkling on some brusho crystals. I left the paper in it's natural size with the perforations.

This is a larger piece with overlapped paper sheets, I sprayed them with water and then sprinkled brusho crystals on top. I tore the edges of the paper while wet to get a handmade paper look.

My last sample is simple and crisp. I spritzed the paper with a diluted brusho water mix and then placed a stencil on top before running it through the die cutting machine. I let it dry and then cut the edges with scissor for a sharp clean edge.

As you can see the options are endless, you can change the colours, embossed pattern or the edges to suit your style. You can even die cut shapes once dry.

I used the papers I made to create a card

I used the various papers I made to stamp and cut the leaves in this card.

I hope you'll give this technique a go, If you do please share on social media using the hastags; #brusho #colourcraft

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