Monday, 11 May 2015


Not much time to craft at the mo and Mr Mojo has been AWOL anyway but managed to find a little window and sat in the craft space experimenting with inks and colours, and also stamped up a few images for colouring later on.
This share is one of the 'experiments' - I bought some Brushos ages ago and to be honest I have never mastered them - I use too much of the stuff or too much water and all my efforts were not fit for human consumption!
But had another go and finished up with this - which although not the best I think is fairly passable!

Not very awe inspiring but at least it shows that I'm trying. 

The challenge at Less is More this week is the dreaded one layer and the theme is WATER.
(And believe me if I'd have scooped up all the water after all my attempts with the Brushos there'd have been enough water to have filled a small lake!)
I added a few tiny sparklies which were supposed to resemble little drops of water. Not sure I've pulled that one off either!

 Other Challenges -
CAS on Sunday - Cheer Up
Crafty Catz - CAS
Crafting by Designs - 1 layer
SOS - Big and Bold (and colours don't get much bolder than Brushos!)

Thanks for having a look today - off for the mop to get rid of the water!
Have a great week. x


brenda said...

Great card to start off the week Viv and lush Brusho colours, hope your week is a good one.

Perhaps your mojo is away with Balotelli ?

B x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab

Pat said...

Your combination of colours using the Brushos is very pretty Viv and the sentiment fits perfectly. I think your sequins look lovely as a finishing touch. x

maria f. said...

I love this. Very impressed with your Brusho results. They are often so dark.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully done! The color work well together and the sentiment is perfectly placed! Nice work! Thanks for taking the Big, Bold, & Beautiful challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, Owner

Carole said...

I think this is brilliant the colours and the sentiment. Very artistic....don't be so hard on yourself xx

Jacee said...

This is lovely Viv, what a great design!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

I love this Viv, wonderful colours and fabulous sentiment.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful colourful background Viv, it goes well with that fantastic quote.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

I think you have done very well with this and well done you for trying, I would shy away from it. Lovely sentiment and gorgeous colours.

Kath x

Janette said...

Such a fun card..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

McCrafty's Cards said...

gorgeous Viv, I love the colours and the sentiment
Kevin xx

Laurie Unger said...

Oh - I like this! Such a cute sentiment too!

Zw@@n said...

I love this colourful card, it makes me happy :) Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Jackie said...

Oh I think it is more than passable Viv, it's a ray of sunshine on this dull morning :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

Such a great BG with these qupte! Great! Hugs, Gerrina

Sarn said...

Well keep on going with the Brusho experiments Viv because this one looks GREAT to me.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful and striking take on the challenge Viv.
I love those Inkadinkado sentiments - especially this one!
It works brilliantly and thanks for sharing at Less is More.
Sarah x

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice tinkering job VIV. Like the colors. Tie dye style. Brings back memories. LOL.

Hugs and Blessings

Deepti said...

Beautiful water colors ! gorgeous card :)

Monica said...

Loving this card and the new look. Very sweet and inspiring card.

MaryH said...

Not sure why you're not liking your Bruso efforts - because on this one, looks to me like you have it just perfectly done! I like the blending of the colors as you have it here, and looks like tiny wet raindrops falling down the colors. So very pretty, & cheerful as well. Just absolutely right with the white background and the wonderful sentiment. I think my MoJo must be in the same place with yours...except your card turned out beautifully. Lately, most that I've managed to finish, were sort of 'mud'. TFS & your brusho looks good to me! (but I'm learning too - so probably not the best judge! Bet Eileen G. would like it! :-)

Neets B said...

I've not got to grips with my Brushos yet, I must dedicate some time to them because your card looks fab. Lovely effect, and great sentiment too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

Creating with Susan said...

This card is absolutely fantastic! The saying, the colors, the added sequins - perfection!

Pia S said...

Love this childish look, from the splatters of colors to the design of the sentiment. Simple and very effective!

Viv said...

Fab card again Viv, how you find the time I don't know though...... you must have so much to do these days ;) Viv xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Viv, you are doing your talent an injustice, I adore this card. I love the sentiment too xx

Tracy said...

Love your card Viv, gorgeous.
Thank you for your card, what a lovely card you sent me, really cheered me up.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrappymo! said...

We all need to remember this sentiment! Great uplifting.