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Brushos & Dot

Dot and I had another Skyping session and this time we used our Brushos.

These are a new addition to Dot’s crafting stash but I have had mine a while … holding up my hands in shame as I have not used them very much.

You can see one of my makes herehow sad is it that I made this a year ago and this was the last time I used the Brushos.

We experimented by using different cardstock with them and making  some very vibrant coloured backgrounds.  Can’t wait to see what Dot makes with her backgrounds.

Because of the time difference Dot scooted off to bed but I had time to turn my finished backgrounds into three different cards.

So Special from Katzelkraft is the main focal point on my first card – also used other stamps and a stencil.


Two more close up pics.


For my second background I used only two colours and some very different stamps.  The ladies are from Hero Arts and the coffee from Stampendous.  The bubbles are a fave little background stamp of mine and I love adding little doodles in the centres.


Grunged the edges on the last card and used stamps from Dyan Reaveley called The Right Words also a Visible Image stamp.



12 Responses to “Brushos & Dot”

  1. Astrid says:

    Brilliant cards Shirl!! Love your Brusho backgrounds and the way you have finished them just shows how versatile they can be! All your pieces look super!

  2. Carola says:

    Wowww Shirley, the cards are all beautiful. Super, the Brusho backrounds.
    Hugs Carola

  3. Craftyfield says:

    I haven’t used Brushos for a while either and I’m itching to play… They’re just so good with black stamping and a few accents. No need for anything else! xx

  4. Sandra says:

    I love them all Shirley, although the monkey on the first one is a little scary! The stamp with the three ladies on is superb and I really like the colours that you’ve used on that one. I don’t have any brushos yet but they do give some amazing effects. Lucky I have a birthday coming soon as I also would like the Visible Image stamp that you’ve used on the last one. It looks so dramatic and works perfectly with the sentiment. I love the vivid colours on that one too. Sandra X

  5. Dot says:

    I’m awake now! And my fingers are still inky lol…it was a fun session Shirley…I am loooving my holidays and the chance to Skype some crafty time with you. Thank you. What a lovely surprise this morning to see the cards finished…they look AMAZING!!!
    Dot x

  6. Donna Ellis says:

    Fabulous cards, Shirl, with beautiful colors! Sometimes our art supplies have to scream for our attention to get used again! My favorite parts of your cards is the sentiments on the 3rd card, and the white highlights in your numbers! Love it! Hugs, de

  7. coco says:

    A fantastic playtime with Brushos and old stamps Shirl… how great is the result on ALL these cards!!!!
    Hugs, Coco xxx

  8. brenda says:

    All lovey Shirl, can’t beat Brushos for some inky fun, just bought the new colours to add to my stash.

    B x

  9. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous backgrounds on your beautiful cards, love them. Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

  10. Meggymay says:

    Fabulous brusho backgrounds sounds like you had fun making these. . They are awesome cards.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Pamellia says:

    Wow Shirley, it’s been too long since I visited you!! These are just incredible backgrounds, your work with the Brushos is amazing! I’ve not had much luck myself so they’ve been pushed to the back of the shelf, but you may have inspired me to pull them back out! Stunning colour combos and I love that big eye stamp!! Hope you’re keeping well, and a belated Happy New Year to you and yours! hugs 🙂

  12. butterfly says:

    These are fantastic – such great colourways with the Brushos – and brilliant stamp choices. I just love that KK primate.
    Alison xx

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