Thursday 14 January 2021

Warm Winter Wishes

Evening folks. 
How are you coping? Do you need some distractions from the chaos that is surrounding us at the moment? Well after a 6 month break, Perfectly CAS has a brand new challenge for you. Here is my card using the theme for this month.

I used a stencil for TCW, perfect for creating atmosphere.
The stencil, Aspen Trees, was laid over a panel of Mixed Media paper and Prussian Blue Brusho gently added to the spaces. A gently spritzing of water activates the magical crystals to create a wonderfully textured and atmospheric background. The stencil was quickly removed from the paper and the excess water blotted away with a paper towel. I put more water at the top of the panel and less Brusho so that there is a graduation in the intensity of colour, creating a sense of sky and thicker woodland brash lower down where the crystals are less dissolved. The lovely Loll from Stamping with Loll has a little video that inspired me. The wonderful thing about Brusho powder is that it is made up of crystals of different colours so when water activates them you don't get a solid block of colour, if you are sparing with the water!
Although I had a 6 x 6 finished panel, I only used a small amount, trimming off a narrow strip to add to my CAS card. I decided to use a 5x7 base for a change, adding the Brusho strip to the left hand side. A piece of  white scrap card was torn to create a snowdrift and a small deer was cut from dark grey card and added. It looks as though it is just emerging from the snowy woodland, looking out inquisitively. Two panels of white card were cut to add on pads over the base card, the sentiment, from Uniko, was stamped in charcoal ink to complete.
So which stencil from your stash will you choose? We'd love to see your designs in our gallery, but don't forget to keep it CAS! 
For more inspiration check out the rest of the DT here.

Joining in over at:-


Let it Snow


  1. Beautiful!! A perfectly CAS card that showcases our "let it snow" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with us!!

  2. CAS and absolutely BEAUTIFUL Julie! Love the graduated color you achieved with the brushos and that lovely looks like early evening where the deer are just starting to come out. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! :0)

  3. This is really lovely, the fawn peeping through the trees is particularly charming xx

  4. your stenciled tree line looks amazing, it's been a while since I used this technique wonderful inspiration and stunning card. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

  5. Such a fabulous card. I love the background.
    - Joy Dsouza

  6. OH WOW this is just awesome! love it!

  7. I do love that stencil done with Brushos ... the colour of your strip is gorgeous. Don't think I've used Prussian Blue yet, I really need to!! The small reindeer looks adorable peeking out from the trees. Beautiful silhouette card Jules! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  8. Love how the deer is popping out! Lovely brush work as well.

  9. This little winter scene looks great Julie and so beautifully done with the Brushos through the stencil and the torn paper looks works well for the snow bank and then the added deer emerging from behind one of the added panels. A gorgeous card. x

  10. Love the look of the pigment powder, beautiful shading and colors. Great card for our Cardz 4 Guys challenge!

  11. WOW! Amazing combination effect of stencil and watercolor powders. I love this amazingly beautiful card

  12. Your stenciled trees are so pretty in blue Julie, the powder gives such a nice variation of color - love the silhouette deer peeking out from the side - a great card design! Thanks for playing along with my challenge at CAS Christmas!

  13. What a great effect, Jules. I've not used Brushos with my stencils for ages so you've inspired me to dig them out. The pigment really does create a lovely atmosphere with this stencil, great work xx

  14. Fabulous CAS card and the snow scene is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

  15. Hi Julie .... hope you're keeping well.
    Beautiful card. Such a lovely effect from the Brushos, and I love the little deer peeking out xx


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