Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter Collaboration Week | Day 3

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

It's Shay here again with a card I created using Brutus Monroe's Simple Blend - Square and some w&w products.  I am having fun with the Simple Blends and different ways to use them.  For this card I used both the stencil (the stencil with the square cut out) and the square mask.


I began with the stencil over a card base and stamped the outline leaves in grey ink from In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez in each corner and then the matching solid leaf in Distress Oxide in lucky clover.  I also stamped the outline tulip 4 times from the same stamp set in grey ink and then used the solid tulip in abandoned coral over it.  I used Waterbrush (medium tip) and some turquoise spray to color in the rest of the square.  I then placed the square mask in the square hole and removed the stencil but kept the square mask in place.

I placed the Scenery: Grand Trellis Creative Screenings over the square mask (feel free to use washi or other tape to keep the masks and stencils and even the card base in place as it really helps) and used the waterbrush again with some watered down turquoise spray to color in most of each diamond and then finished painting in the upper portions of each diagonal with some watered down yellow spray.  I then used some watered down grey ink and the waterbrush to color around the square and give it definition and shading.

As I thought the background was a bit busy I brushed on with a dry brush some white acrylic paint over the diamond background (much better and softer).

Next I stamped the "happy" from the same stamp set in broken china and cut it out using the matching die from In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez Cutaways.  I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set in abandoned coral and then again in grey ink onto a strip of cardstock and adhered the happy onto the strip before adhering it all to the card using dimensional foam adhesive.

I added some yellow enamel dots.  And because I adore splatters (who knew, right?) I masked off the square again and flicked some turquoise ink onto the card.


I am loving that I could get those 2 layers (the focal square and trellis background) without the bulk of actual layering by using the Simple Blend - Square.  What do you think?

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  1. Lovely card! I love the stenciled BG and I think the added splatters really add an artsy look to it.

  2. sweet card - love the soft background:)

  3. Love the white dry brushing--never think to do that! And I love the splatters--great card, Shay!

  4. What a beautiful card! Love the colors, too.

  5. What a lovely card! Such fantastic and creative uses of the W&W and BM products - stunning!

  6. Very pretty and cheery design.

  7. Love what you did with the Simple Blend-Square....such a simple (couldn't think of a different word than that!!) but genius product. I thought your card was truly multi-layered! Nicely done. I love the tulips1
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. This is such a lovely card !!

  9. What a gorgeous folk art sort of look!!!

  10. Such a pretty card. I love that lovely background!


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