A work colleague wanted me to make a card for a wedding he has to attend. He gave me the invitation to give me a bit of an idea of the theme. I like these challenges because it makes me work towards a particular idea. This is what the invitation looked like.

My immediate thought was Brushos – because I’m an expert – not! It would only be my third attempt at it. Anyway, I decided to give it a go. My first attempt I spritzed the shimmery cardstock and then tapped the Prussian Blue on. I added a touch of Brillant Red and it gave it a nice mauve appearance. This was too dark. So with the aqua painter I moved the colour around a bit and this lightened it.

Second attempt, I painted water lightly with the aqua painter and tapped the colours on. Then I left it.  This made the colours burst. Then I spread it around with the aqua painter. Still wasn’t the look I was going for. 

I wasn’t giving up. On my third attempt I spritzed the cardstock very lightly and dabbed off excess water with a tissue. Tapped out a little of the 2 colours.  Using the aqua painter, I brushed out the colours, lightening the blue and the red merged creating a purplish blue which was pretty close to the colour on the invitation. The gold embossed dots added some sparkle for this card.

The blue/Purple Heart was die cut from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. As it wasn’t quite the colour I was after, I took to it with a sponge and Night of Navy ink. This made is just right to blend in with the rest of the card. 

This was probably not a card I would generally make for a wedding but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to do so. It was a whole lot of fun. I think I like these Brushos! 

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