September 17, 2015

Playtime ...

Hi Everybody,

So on a wet Saturday ... which turned out to be quite nice in the end ... I played with watercolours and these are some of the things I did.

I used Brusho Crystals for some and Distress Inks for the others.  I varied the colours used but I stamped them all with the same sentiment stamp.

The stamp was Grand Greetings from My Favorite Things and there are  four really useful ones on the sheet


Here are the first three that I created with the Brusho Crystals and they have all been dressed with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts 


For this one I have used Purple Lemon and Ultra Marine

The butterfly is velvet and just adds that final touch.

All three have the addition of a  Hat pin to the flowers

This one is created with just the Scarlet crystals from the 12 colour pack

The variations in the colours are achieved simply by adding water from a spray bottle


And last but not least a card with Yellow and Turquoise

I am really pleased with the way all these have turned out and the flowers are the crowning glory in all of them




Tomorrow is FF day so I will show you the ones created with Distress Inks next week

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx






35 comments:

  1. Each and every card and their fabulous watercolor backgrounds are incredible! I love the flowers set against the backgrounds and the sentiment is perfect. Thank you Christina!

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  2. Christina, I am blown away with this technique, I don't have the crystals but do have some distress inks so this is a must do project
    Thanks so much for sharing with us all!! hugs Lyn xxx

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  3. Stunning background effects Christina gorgeous cards

    Anne

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  4. What a fantastic collection of cards! All completely different, my favourite is the one using the Scarlet crystals. Debra x

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  5. They are all so bright and cheerful, love them

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  6. beautiful Christina. you have really mastered this water color technique haven't you. well done. and the flowers just set it off.xx

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  7. Loving your work, beautiful designs and colors.
    Elaine H X

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  8. These are beautiful Christina love all of them and the flowers really finish them off. Stunning.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  9. Just noticed the hatpins they are beautiful.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  10. These are just beautiful, Christina. I've been searching online for someone who is selling the 12 pack Brusho set at a reasonable price and have settled for £15 for the set with free shipping. I can't wait to order them and start experimenting...It might help my creative juices to flow as I've hit a dam right now :). xx

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  11. Lovely blends - not sure if I could be anywhere near as good but intend to have a go eventually ! xx

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  12. Good Morning Christina :) Well... I think we all have Excellent Taste, as we all agree the cards this morning are absolutely Beautiful!! These are just outstanding Christina! Caught the Flower pop up Box video without a die and the video on how to make the box for it on You TuBe! Excellent! Thank you soooooooo much! Enjoy a fab day Dear Lady. Big Hugs.

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  13. Hi Christina
    I love making backgrounds using Distress inks , so it is nice to see the different colour combinations.
    Margaret xxx

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  14. HinChristina
    I've used distress inks before to make backgrounds. But not for awhile. Lovely colour combinations you've used on these.

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  15. Love them all, Christina :)
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  16. I haven't tried making the backgounds yet but determined to master it. Diana

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  17. Great cards, Christina. I love the backgrounds with the Brusho Crystals...
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  18. Pretty cards Christina I love how you can blend these I'm definitely going to try this.

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  19. These are all so very pretty!! LOVE the Brushos! They are tons of fun to play with aren't they? I think so! TFS!

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  20. Oh I love the look of your playtime. These cards are really gorgeous. I will have to look around for these Brusho crystal sets in our area..

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  21. Christina I think you have sold Brushos to me, I just love the effect they have on the card and it appears so easy to do, no two ever alike. These cards you have made are just so beautiful, of course the flowers and the amazing pin finish it off Christina style, beautiful.....luv Ursual xx

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  22. Hi Christina, these are all really lovely cards and I so love the effects on the backgrounds. Must have a go myself! LOVE the pink one the best, with the yellow and turquoise a close 2nd and the other right behind ... all very close! Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Karen xx

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  23. I love the yellow and turquoise combination. Very eye catching.

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  24. Hi Christina, what lovely cards the background effect is so striking, must look into brushes not heard of them before, looks like they do a good job, of course it also depends on the hand that holds the brush!
    Regards Liz.

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  25. Christina, your finishing touches made the cards beautiful!

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  26. Lovely effects Can't wait to see the distress ink ones

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  27. You should be proud of these cards they are fantastic....
    with your embellishment on the cards...outstanding....
    well done Christina and thanks for sharing

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  28. Hello Christina

    I really like the background colours on your cards. The flower arrangements are lovely along with the stamped images.

    Crafty hugs
    Joan

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  29. Hi Christina, what wonderful backgrounds you've created. They certainly make marvellous cards and look great with your added bits and pieces. Janelle x

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  30. Hi Christina. Lovely cards the scarlet on is beautiful. Take Care Melody xXx

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  31. Fabulous colours Christinas, beautiful backgrounds. Pat x

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  32. Oh Wow these are just stunning, love this style indeed

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    1. Hi C hristina,
      A great lot of cards, I love the way you have used the brushos and inks, will have to try and find Brushos and have a play
      Di B.x

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