Tuesday 23 October 2018

Happy birthday wild thing

Hi and welcome to a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
For the next two weeks we would like to see your masculine projects on the theme of -


What will you make of that?
I had one or two ideas, trees are pretty obvious but what about their fruit, conkers etcetera or mushrooms or perhaps creatures you would find there.
In the end I came up with this card featuring trees and deer.

I'd seen this fab card awhile ago by the lovely Loll, I'm not stalking you Loll, honestly!. I loved the soft muted colours and the silhouetted deer but for my card I went with a more autumnal hue.
On a panel of watercolour paper I laid my TCW stencil and secured it at the top with masking tape before sprinkling Dk Brown Brusho over the top. Try not to get too much on the solid areas of the stencil as it is the exposed areas that will provide the gorgeous mottled background for your stencilled trees. Carefully spritz the whole panel with water and wait for the magic to happen. Don't leave it too long to remove the stencil or add too much water as it might bleed under where you don't want it!

I discovered Brusho many years ago and used it with my 7 -8 year olds in art class to make patterns on the autumn leaves they had painted. The look on their tiny faces when the Brusho crystals exploded over their images, the effects were always stunning and totally unpredictable. In fact my Dk Brown is left over from that period so is well over 15 yrs old! A little goes a long way.

 When dry, I cut a panel from it and added some IO die cut deer and some 'grass', made from some handmade Mulberry paper shot through with gold strands, which was torn to achieve an uneven edge. The sentiment from HLS, was stamped with Altenew Lava Rock ink and embossed with a semi dull EP.

Check out the Cardz4Guyz blog for for inspiration then why not join us?

Joining in over at:-

As You Like It Challenge
CAS or Fussy and Fancy
CAS everytime and especially for masculine cards, they need a bold image and very little in the way of embellishments.

Animal Friends Challenge

                                                        Hope the gold thread in the
                                                            Mulberry paper isn't too insignificant!
                                                      My choice is die cuts and Brusho


  1. The gold thread on the paper looks so pretty and 'wow' to how you've done the brusho powder through the stencil.......what a fabulous effect. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix up metal challenge X.

  2. It's okay to admit you are stalking, Loll, Jules! You will be joining a large crowd of us who stalk her because everything she does we want to CASE! Excellent job using the Brushos through the stencil and, of course, I love the deer! I also love that you used some of your mulberry paper!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. What a fabulous background on this wonderful scene! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  4. Beautiful card Jules! I LOVE the birch tree stencil with brushos. It always looks amazing no matter what colour you use. :) Do love the reddy browns on your card. But it's that gorgeous mulberry paper that adds so much. Love the little strands of gold and the way your fringed the edges. So creative and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  5. I had so many ideas for this one too. I love your deer. I'm imagining the female hiding from the two males behind the trees. Love Dawn x

  6. What a beautiful woodland scene with one sweet deer even peaking out from behind one of the trees! thank you for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Beautiful Masculine birch tree and die cut deer scene, Jules. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..Nancy

  8. What a beautiful autumn woods scene, Jules! The handsome deer look right at home! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up

  9. Eine wunderschöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    LG Heike

  10. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.


Thanks for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really do enjoy reading what you have to say.

From 25th May 2018, in line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose. If you leave me a comment on my blog you do so in the knowledge that it will be visible to all who visit my blog. It will also be visible for anyone to collect.

I personally do not collect any information stored on my blog.

If you have left a comment and don't want it to be seen, then please delete it.
Jules :0)