' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: New Year, New Stash

Monday 5 January 2015

New Year, New Stash

This is this month's theme at Vintage Stamping Challenges, not really an imposition, is it?

Whether Father Christmas chose your gifts well, or you succumbed to the January sales, you should have no problem in joining us. As always, you don't have to create a vintage project, but you DO have to include stamping though - no digis allowed. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize of a $20 voucher from Flonzcraft so don't miss out on your chance to win!

For my new stash I used the True Gentleman stamp set and also pulled my new-ish Brushos inks.

Started by spraying some water on a piece of watercolour cardstock and added some Brushos powders in yellow, green, red and blue, adding water where needed .

When my colours were dry, I simply stamped one of the Gentleman in the set and some of their accessories in black Versafine ink.

A closer look at the Gentleman and his dog:
I bleached the Gentleman's face and the dog's muzzle, just so you could make him out from all that deep colour. Bear in mind that not all colours bleach equally well. For instance the Ultramarine Blue only bleached out to a turquoise, whilst the red readily fades into nothing.
I really enjoyed making this piece and I am itching to try out different approaches and colours.

Go on and hop on over to the Vintage Stamping blog and see all the DT’s work for more inspiration.

I am also entering the card In the Country View Crafts challenge.


  1. The colours are so lush Christine and your whole card really makes a bold statement.

    Santa brought my Brushos, had a couple of plays but want to do loads more with them.

    B x

  2. Happy New Year sweets x x

    Totally in love with what you have done with those Brushos Christine. Two great minds think alike, I too used the Gentleman set lol. Thanks for the tip on the bleaching haven't tried this yet.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Love the vibrant colours, Christine. I can see I am going to have to invest in some of these Brushos.
    Excellent card.
    Irene x

  4. This is wonderful with the vibrant colours and the great stamps

    Love Chrissie x

  5. GORGEOUS card loving the vibrant brushos and the stamps are fantastic, not seen this set before:-) xxx

  6. Love the bright colours and the dog. Fab fun card. Hugz

  7. Coucou Christine, je peux enfin te répondre et venir à mon tour sur ton blog après ces quelques jours de pause qui m'ont fait du bien!
    Ta carte est super chouette!!! J'adore ton fond aux Brushos (je viens d'en commander moi aussi, j'espère les recevoir dans pas trop longtemps pour comparer ou les mélanger avec mes poudres Bistres), et tes tampons sont super jolis.. Bravo pour cette nouvelle réa DT qui me plaît bien! Bisous (et merci pour tous tes petits mots laissés dernièrement sur mon blog qui m'ont fait bien plaisir, j'ai hâte de voir ta participation à mon challenge CI).

  8. Et merci pour tes conseils sur la décoloration des zones selon les couleurs, je m'en souviendrai! Bisous

  9. OHHH! Those inks look awesome --have to check those out. Love the fine gentleman stamped over the colorful background!!

  10. oh wow I love the effect you've achieved with those brushos, it looks amazing. Love the stamps you've used too
    Claire xx

  11. This is fabulous Christine, I love what you've done with the Brusho's, and they make a perfect background for man and his best friend. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx