Brusho Love – Kylie Bertucci’s International Project Highlights

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Brusho Love for Kylie Bertucci’s International Project Highlights

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE  for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. My project is under number 7! You can do it here or use a button at the end of my post.

Our theme for this highlight is ‘Favourite Sale-a-bration Or Occasions Catalogue Products’. So what else could it be for me if not Brusho Crystal Colour!!

I literally squealed with delight (ask my hubby haha) when I saw them in our new Spring Summer Catalogue!! Truly couldn’t ask for more!

They are high quality, highly pigmented paint powders, water-based and most of all completely non-toxic.

They come in a selection of five colours:

  • Brilliant Red – the name says it all
  • Gamboge – orange with hints of yellow
  • Moss Green – beautiful earthy green colour with speckles of purple
  • Prussian Blue – very vibrant blue, must be my fav
  • Yellow – again, very vibrant

These are not a Stampin’ Up! colours, but as you will see in a minute, you can easily match them.

Brusho is not a product that you can bring to the table, create one card and then put it back. Nope, it won’t happen. Once you take it out and start playing with these colours, the fun has no end! And I warn you: It’s highly addictive!

You can use these colours separately but you can also mix &match and just have fun with them. Add more or less water to create more vibrant, or softer look.

To highlight this amazing product I created eight cards: four standard A6 size and four tiny 3×3″.

Before I start few details: I only used watercolour paper; to keep it as easy as possible I only used one stamp set: Remarkably You; each card has been heat-embossed first in either white, silver, gold or copper before I added Brusho.

Card base: Rich Razzleberry

For this first card, I simply wet paper entirely with my aqua painter and sprinkled brusho crystals over the surface. It’s actually quite therapeutic to watch how the colour travels. And…I’ve used all 5 colours of brusho too! Brave, I know haha, but how fun! Once I’ve added my first batch of crystals, I spritz it with water to help the colours move and I added more colour. I kept adding water and colour until I was happy.

I looked at my still quite wet paper and had a thought, that I’ve got so much pigmented water pool on this piece, I could actually create another card so…I took next piece of watercolour paper, pressed it to the top, and waited few moments for the water/colour to transfer.

Card base: Old Olive

And this is what it looked like. Nearly, because I spitz it once or two and sprinkled some Moss Green sparingly. I love how much softer this card came out.

Same technique, brusho to wet, I’ve used for this cute 3×3″ card

Brusho: Yellow, Moss Green; card base: Old Olive

For this next card, I decided to sprinkle Brusho on the dry watercolour panel first, and spritz it with water later.

Card base: Pacific Point

I’ve used Prussian Blue and Yellow and tried hard not to mix both colours too much. I really loved this effect! Which gave me an idea of ‘colour-blocking with Brusho’ technique. Not sure if there was such a technique before (never heard of). So if not, now it is, and I invented it hahaha (j/k)

Flower: Gamboge; background: Brilliant Red; stem: Moss Green; card base Real Red
Flower: Gamboge; background: Moss Green and Prussian Blue; card base Tangerine Tango
Flower: Brilliant Red; background: Yellow; stem: Moss Green; card base: Pacific Point

For each of these cards above, I’ve added a solid pool of water inside the flowers, sprinkled with Brusho powder and moved the colour around using aqua painter. Once flowers were dry, I wet the background and added brusho in contrasting colour. Again, I helped the colours move around with aqua painter. Please do not stress if the colours bleed into each other. It creates beautiful, organic, watercolour look.

Card base: Tangerine Tango

I really love the effect brusho created on my last card. I’ve used same ‘colour-blocking with Brusho’ technique. For the flower, I’ve used this amazingly vibrant Gamboge. Once my Flower was dry I masked it with a piece of copy paper (smaller than a flower itself, I didn’t aim for perfection here). I sprinkled Moss Green powder all-over the background and spritz it with water very well until all powder dissolved. When the background was still slightly wet, I’ve added some more of the Moss Green powder. But this time I let the powder dry itself, without adding more water to it. I love these speckles of purple it created!

And these are all my cards for today. I hope that it inspired you to give your brusho some love too. Just take a watercolour paper, brusho, and have some fun. Let your imagination run wild. There’s no right or wrong. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to check all lovely projects and vote for your favourites. Hope my project will be among them. My project is under number 7!

As always, if you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of January GK3G3AR3  to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Hostess Code for January 2018 GK3G3AR3 Use this code in the month of January and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Aqua Painters

£15.50


Don’t forget to check:

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration is LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

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Today Is All About You Card Using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Today Is All About You Card Using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Hello and thanks for stopping by today!

Today I’ve got for you lovely card using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set. Did you know that during Sale-A-Bration you can earn this stamp set (and many other goodies) for FREE?! You can check all the details HERE –>

Today I All About You card dimensions:

  • Night Of Navy cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock two panels: 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (14.1 cm x 9.9 cm)
  • Pool Party cardstock: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (7.3 cm x 7.3 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock piece for the stamping

Night of Navy and Melon Mambo (together with Cherry Cobbler) are the colours I use and like the least, from Stampin’ Up! colour families but it’s good to challenge yourself once in a while to do something differently. And this unusual for me colour combination comes from The Color Throwdown Challenge #475.

This card was pretty easy to put together. First, I prepared my base by cutting and scoring a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Next, I stamped Watercolor Wash background stamp on one of my Whisper White panels in Night of Navy ink.

Tip: To get good, even stamped image with large background stamps use paper to stamp technique. Just put your stamp on your work surface, image facing up, ink it well, and press your cardstock to the inked image, face down. Use some scratch paper to rub over the top. Make sure you apply pressure around the corners too, so that it’s even. When it’s done just lift your cardstock. Perfectly stamped background every each time.

It’s especially helpful technique if you suffer some medical conditions, like arthritis or like me – I lost the feeling sensations in my arms and hands three years ago, after one of the MS relapses, and since it’s really for me to hold anything heavy. Or even ultimately heavy. This technique is a real …umm… ‘craft-saver’?! haha, you know what I mean.

Once I had my background out of the way I stamped the peacock in Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Pool Party, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I’ve used Stamp-a-ma-jig to help line-up all the images. Next. I die-cut the image using the largest square from Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies (2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ [6.6 cm x 6.6 cm]) and stamped my sentiment in Night of Navy.

I also stamped the body of the peacock separately, fussy cut it and added to the image with dimensionals. To jazz-it-up, I’ve added lots of shimmer with Clear Wink of Stella to this little guy. Three little pearls finish off the card.

I hope you like my little card. If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of January GK3G3AR3 to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

 

Hostess Code for January 2018 GK3G3AR3 Use this code in the month of January and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Clear Block F

£15.50

Big Shot

£99.00

Don’t forget to check:

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration is LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

 

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Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares

Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom

Paper Shares

You will get 1/4 of each pack of Designer Series paper from Spring Summer 2018 Catalogue:

  • 12 6×6″ sheets (2 of each design) of Sweet Soirée Specialty DSP
  • 12 6×6″ sheets (2 of each design) of Painted With Love Specialty DSP
  • 12 6×6″ sheets (1 of each design) of Picture Perfect Party DSP
  • 12 6×6″ sheets (2 of each design) of Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
  • 12 6×6″ sheets (2 of each design) of Petal Passion DSP
  • 12 6×6″ sheets (2 of each design) of True Gentleman DSP
  • 12 6×6″ sheets (1 of each design) of Tutti-Frutti DSP
  • 6 6×6″ sheets (2 of each colour) of Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper

You will also receive a FREE gift from me: 12 6×6″ sheets of Sale-a-bration’s Bubbles & Fizz  Designer Series Paper!!

That’s 102 sheets of paper!!

Ribbon Shares

You will get 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring Summer 2018 Catalogue:

  • 2 yards of Berry Burst 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • 2 yards of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ (1 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
  • 2 yards of Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack ( 1 yard of each colour)
  • 2 yards of Night Of Navy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Corduroy Ribbon
  • 2 yards of Silver Baker’s Twine
  • 2 yards of Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Organza Ribbon

DSP Share – £25 including UK postage.
Ribbon Share – £10 including UK postage.
DSP & Ribbon Share – £33 including UK postage.
DSP and Ribbon Share – £36 including postage to Austria, France, Germany & The Netherlands
How to reserve your shares?
Fill out the form below to register. I will add you to the share list and send a PayPal invoice to you. Once payment has been made, I will order all shares and send them through.
Reserve your shares now:

The cut-off date for paper shares is 31 January 2018. I will tabulate all of the information and place the order that night based on how many groups of 4 I have. As soon as the paper is received, I will cut the paper, add labels and send it out to you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for January 2018 GK3G3AR3 Use this code in the month of January and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Don’t forget to check:

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration is LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

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It’s a Sale-A-Bration Time!

The Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and you can order now from the new Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2018 Catalogue.

click HERE to download your FREE copy

You will be blown out at all the amazing new products Stampin’ Up! have in store for us! Click below to view this fun, live-action video of new products:

Once you flick through the catalogue, you can check out Stampin’ Up!’s new product videos all in one place HERE.  They will provide helpful tips and details for many of the new Spring Summer Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration products!

click HERE to download your FREE copy

There are few ways for you to make the most of this amazing promotion!

SHOP!

During the Sale-A-Bration for every 60 €/£45, you spend (before shipping), you get to choose one FREE Sale-A-Bration product from a Sale-A-Bration Brochure. It’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend 60 €/£45, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience! JUST LOOK FOR THESE IMAGES IN YOUR SAB BROCHURE:

                                           

HOST & EARN!

As you will know, there are ‘benefits’ when you place an order over £150. For this time only, if you place one single order of 275 € | £200 or more, during Sale-A-Bration, you will earn 27 € | £20 more in Stampin’ Rewards!* These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator.

*Additional Stampin’ Rewards can also be earned by an individual purchase or order of 275 € | £200 or more.

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Sale-A-Bration it’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!
Have a big wish list and want it ALL? I’m not surprised! But if you want the most product for your money, I highly recommend purchasing the £99 Starter Kit. It’s the ULTIMATE BUNDLE
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For a limited time (Sale-A-Bration 3 January – 31 March):

1.Purchasing the £99 Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration gets you £130 in your choice of Stampin’ Up! Products. In addition, you can select TWO FREE STAMP SETS* of your choice extra. Plus Business Pack on top of that! (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.)

2. The Starter Kit ships FREE

3. You’ll become part of the Stampin’ Up! family and enjoy demonstrator discounts (20% or more) and benefits through at least July 31, 2016.

4. Do it for YOU! There’s no risk and no obligation to purchase anything further. £270 in quarterly sales is required to renew after 30 June. However, there’s no penalty to drop. You don’t lose anything!

5. Access exclusive virtual resources at Stampin’ University and become a member of my team when you purchase the kit and join through me.

Want to join only for a discount? – that’s brilliant! I welcome hobby stampers from across the UK, The Netherlands. Germany, France & Austria. That’s how I started! So what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE to join my team.

If you have got any questions, please do not hesitate and drop me a message. I am here to help.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day

 

Hostess Code for January 2018 GK3G3AR3 Use this code in the month of January and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Hello everyone! I hope you all have an amazing time with your family and friends. I definitely enjoy these extra few days we get to spend together.

Today I’ve got for you beautiful yet clean and simple card using Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

This set is featured in Autumn Winter 2017 catalogue and now you can get it at discount during End-Year Sale. It’s truly stunning, 2-step stamp set.

I’ve used a slightly unusual colour combination for my card but I really like how the colours complement each other.

First, I cut and prepared all my layers and run the Whisper White panel with Polka Dot Basics embossing folder through my Big Shot.

Next, I stamped all my images. For the leaves, I’ve used Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads. Holly berries are stamped in Real Red. For the first step image I stamped it off, the second image is at full strength. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede. And again for 1st image, it’s stamped off, and 2nd image at full strength.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black and die-cut using the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I fussy-cut the holly berry branch and assembled my card. I’ve used snail adhesive for the layers/panels and stampin’ dimensionals for a circle with the sentiment.

I didn’t forget about the inside of my card.

I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set in the middle of my Whisper White panel in Memento Black.

To add some interest, I also stamped the smaller holly berry images in the left bottom corner of the sentiment. using same colours.

And that’s my card done. I really hope you like it.

I’ve entered my card in the:

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code GK3G3AR3 to receive a gift from me

Just a reminder: Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set is still available at a fraction of a price! But only until the 2 January. After 2 January 2018, it will no longer be available. So if you waited for a better moment to buy this set – this moment is now.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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