' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Brushos fishes

Sunday 27 September 2015

Brushos fishes

Paper Artsy has been playing with Brushos for the past week and of course I had to join in the fun!
I started with a background using mainly the brown powder on wet watercolour paper. This tends to result in a blurry effect as the brushos wick across the page.

In that blurry effect I saw a sea bed, colourful coral, stones etc.. I went with it and selected some fish stamps from Paper Artsy (Hot Pick 1111 and 1201) and stamped them with Versamark.
I used a translucent Pearl Blue (WOW) and silver for the background fishes and white embossing powders for the foreground.

Another photo to show the effect of the Blue pearl embossing powder and reveal the hidden fish.

Let me know what you think as although I think there are good bits I feel something is not
quite right!

Also entering the Craft Barn and We Love to create challenges.


  1. I love the background, and your fish are cool! I think you did great as I always have trouble embossing on watercolour paper!

  2. Stunning card Ms Crafty. Love the white embossing on the Brusho background. Fabulous effect.
    Take care, Flo xx

  3. A fabulous card. I don't yet have any Brushos myself but they are amazing for backgrounds and you've really done them justice. The fish stamps work beautifully with the background to make a perfect card. Thank you for the lovely comments that you've left on my blog :)

  4. Lovely Brusho background, it works very well for the sea theme. Love those white embossed fish!

  5. Brilliant effect especially with the white embossing against the Brusho background.

  6. This is wonderful with a real feeling of a deep sea scene

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. love how you've created depth with the different embossed fishes. maybe add some bubbles?

    1. Brilliant idea! If only I had those lovely raindrops stamps.... Still I'll think of a hand drawn version.

  8. That Brusho background is fabulous - love it!

  9. Everything looks AOK to me Christine I totally get the feeling of being underwater.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Oh wow, love this, thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x