Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Graceful Branch Oval, Flowers, Brusho's

Memory Box have a new challenge this month with the colour theme 'Yellow'...  and given that not that long ago I was able to face my aversion to this colour on their Tic Tac Toe challenge (June 2016) I decided to embrace it head on...  well - as much as I was able to, anyway!

Here's my card...









...  and one close up shot.





Believe it or not, the background set within the oval is actually made from two Brusho colours - Grey and Yellow.  I find that Brusho acts a lot like a colour wash if you spray it enough times on watercolour paper AND you're not too heavy handed when applying the powder!

This was a relatively easy card to make.  
Once the background was done it was simply a case of cutting and shaping a few dies, a smidge of Paper Distressing, adding Inks, Lace and Twine/Cord and Dew Drops...  and no glitz, shimmer or bling in sight.  Dew Drops don't count as 'bling' do they?
As I wanted this card to have quite an 'earthy' feel to it, I've even distressed the two purple flower centres a little.





Supplies Used:

Dies:
Memory Box 'Graceful Branch Oval'
Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox'
Memory Box 'Peaceful Butterfly Wings'
Memory Box 'Flower Mound'

Ink:
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Mustard Seed'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Walnut Stain'

Brusho:
Grey
Yellow

Other:
Twine/Cord
Holtz Distressing Tool
Lace
Dew Drops





Challenges I'm Entering...

(All snippets - Except for the dark green card)


Close To Nature


Challenge #55   Doily and/or Lace


Made For The Border



There's still time to play along with these challenges.  Will I see you there, listed in the Mr Linky section...  I wonder?

'Bye for now...

Donna. x




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32 comments:

  1. Aaaw now Donna, you've done it again haven't you, made me want something that is out of stock everywhere! I have been on a hunt for - Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox' - and it's OOS everywhere :( I LOVE this, your creations always look as though they belong in a frame on the wall! You breathe such life into your die-cuts . . . just beautiful my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. Thank you, Hazel. I shall treasure your very kind words - just as I always do.
      If I come across this die set anywhere I'll message you straight away - I promise :)
      Hope tea time with mum went well.
      Mwah... my very lovely friend. x

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  2. What a beautiful background for a beautiful image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  3. OH WOW this is just gorgeous Donna! LOVE the design and the dimension on the flowers ... not to mention your gorgeous coloring! WOW ... just beautiful!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CLOSE TO NATURE’ challenge and the 'DOILY and/or LACE' challenge at Dies R Us. Please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene.
      I really do appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment - especially with such encouraging words of support :)
      Have a fabulous day. x

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  4. Love everything in this card - your design, dies and how you used the powders - you made it look gorgeous as a background wash and on the flowers (so realistic!)

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    1. Thank you, Olga.
      It's always fun playing with favourite dies.
      Hope you're having a good week. x

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  5. It is absolutely amazing, Donna! Not sure how this easy :) sure is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Marybeth :)
      Most of this came together quite quickly - I had already made the background and knew exactly what I was pairing it with. That's what I mean by quite easy... The 'faffing around' with different coloured lace, twine and ink whilst deciding on the right colours to use - not so much!!!

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  6. Wow Donna, another amazing design and make from you. You sure produce some beautiful work - I love all the care you put into making those stunning flowers. What a card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Thank you, Di. x
      Hope you are enjoying the last of the sunshine. I believe this is our last 'hot' day today - but who knows?
      My next card I'm posting couldn't be any more different from this one. You'll understand when you see it.
      Mwah. X

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  7. This is an absolutely glorious card Donna. The colours are so pretty. I'm amazed at the beautiful gentle colouring you managed to get with the Brushos. I really love this beautiful card.Barbxx

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    1. Thank you, Barb :)
      Less is more - that's my opinion when it comes to Brusho's. I try very hard to make sure I get out the smallest amount possible. After all, you can always add a smidge more and spray with water again.
      Do you have any Brusho of your own, Barb?

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  8. Beautiful card design Donna, love the colours you have used and these wonderful dies on your layout..must get some Brushos to try. lol
    Pam x

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  9. hello donna! I am luvin this card, sweet flowers and cool colors! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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    1. Many thanks for your kind words, Teresa :)

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  10. Your card is gorgeous, Donna! You are an inspiration for how pretty a light hand with Brushos can be! You've made a beautiful subtle background for your pretty flowers! I'd say you have totally embraced your inner yellow!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Mwah :)
      Thank you, Darnell. X
      Did you get my message about Humohrey and Og The Frog?
      I'm sure Hammy would enjoy reading them. X

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  11. Hi Donna . . . I spy another beautiful card on your blog. Love to see Brusho's at work and I like how delicate you made them.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Hello Sarn :)
      Thank you. I think this is the way forward with Brusho's for me... plus this way they'll last even longer!
      Have a good day. X

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  12. Wow, stunning card Donna!! Love how you have used the Brusho's and entire card design is beautiful. Thank you for joining our challenges at Dies R Us and at The Sisterhood. Have a great day!
    Diane DRU DT and TSH DT

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    1. Hello, Diane.
      Thank you so much for stopping by.
      So glad you like the card - Your kind words have made my day :)
      Donna. X

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  13. Donna! Your aversion must be squashed by now... these gorgeous blooms should do the trick! 'quite easy' she says... I don't think so. Really stunning...
    =]

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    1. Thank you, Michele :)
      Enjoy your day. X

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  14. I saw this card over at the Memory Box challenge and loved it. It is CAS yet so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dies R US. Hope you will join us in future challenges.
    Kathy
    DRU DTA

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy :)
      Lol... I'll never be a CAS 'purist' - I like dimension far too much for that!
      MB is my favourite company when it comes to dies... followed closely by Poppystamps. What about you?

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  15. Love that soft yellow, Donna! I love the flowers set in the oval and the little butterflies flitting on the dark surround! A very striking card!

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    1. Thanks again, Bonnie. x
      Have a lovely day. x

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  16. this is so gorgeous...looks very realistic....wonderfully done.
    happy stamping,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen.
      Have a lovely weekend. x

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