We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 30 April 2016

When the flower blooms ...

... the bees come uninvited.

The current other fortnightly challenge from the Craft Barn is red, white and a bit of black. I don't always have time to do this other challenge, but wanted to take a rest from my watercolour efforts!

The background is done with Brushos. Sprinkle first onto dry card, then take a flat brush and drag in one direction only. I used some diluted matt medium to do this. This seals the Brushos if you wish to overpaint.

When dry, I took my new Paper Artsy stamp set and stamped and heat embossed a flower three times.

Then I used white acrylic paint to paint the flowers, added a couple of butterflies, and a little bit of sparkle.

When I haven't any blue - I use red.

Happy May time!


  1. I'm sure your made that birthday card thinking of me (JOKE). It's gorgeous, and the recipient will love it, I'm sure. I can't believe how many wonderful techniques you used to create this beauty. It's a real winner.

  2. I use Brusho's a lot but hadn't heard of this technique for sealing it in...Thank you so much for the inspiration and your card is fabulous! This opens up lots more ideas...thank you x

  3. What a great idea for the brushos, I must try this it looks good. I'm very jealous of your PaperArtsy stamp, love that one!

  4. This is really beautiful, haven't done that with Brushos! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  5. A super background to set the white flowers against.