Thursday, 28 July 2016

Rain stops play .......

Happy Thursday .......

How is everyone?  It's raining here on the island .... not very nice at all.  The little man and I were going to have a trip into town but we've decided to save it for another day.

Speaking of rain ..... we got absolutely drenched on Tuesday night, going home from the Tom Jones gig.  It was lovely when we got there but oh boy did it rain later!!!

After a little bit of arguing about who had most of the umbrella, which by the way wasn't that much use it was raining that hard ....... we walked it home with hubby doing his version of Singing in the Rain!!!  Thank goodness we don't live that far from the park!
Hey I shouldn't really have complained that much ....... we'd had such a fantastic time ....... what a night! ..... what a show! ...... and my goodness, what a voice!!  Tom Jones was A-MA-ZING!!!!!!

Sorry there's not a whole load of pics .... I was too busy enjoying the show!!

The 'tent' was HUGE! .....

We got there early and listened to some of the supporting acts .... who weren't half bad might I add.
Hayley McKay was good ......

and this guy ....... AJ Brown was brilliant!  He reminded me a little of  Harry Connick Jr/Micheal Buble ...... great show.

Anyway ...... onto the crafty stuff.

In my last post I shared with you some samples I did for the workshop last weekend.  Something I didn't show you was this .......

Brushos sprinkled through a stencil with Golden Gel Medium applied over the top.  The pigment powders start to react with the gel medium and the colour blends and spreads within the gel .....

I used three colours of Brusho ...... a red, a yellow shade and a green.
Simply tape your stencil in place over a piece of white cardstock ..... I used the stunning Black Orchid  stencil from Sweet Poppy
Sprinkle Brusho in the area you want the colour .... I gave the pots a good old shake as I wanted quite a bit of colour ..... green for the leaves, obviously ..... the red for the petals with the yellowy shade in the centres.
Spread the gel medium as you would a texture paste over the stencil design, scraping away any excess and voila!  let the pigments do the work

I then splashed a touch of Brusho in the background using a piece of acetate to apply the very watered down colour.

You don't have to use these designs just for cards ..... why not create some stunning pieces of home decor by mounting them onto canvas boards .......

I added a little bit of the stencil design to my canvas first and then painted the whole of the A4 canvas board with Black Gesso
I love the little bit of texture in the background .....

I need to start thinking about next months workshops now ....... hmmm ... not sure what we'll be doing yet.

Thanks for popping by ....... enjoy the rest of your day. I hope the weather's nicer where you are.

Cheerio until next time


  1. Great photos of the gig Linda, I envy you seeing Sir Tom!

    Love what you did with the Brushos and medium, the colours are fabulous and it looks even better matted on the black! Sadly, it is raining here too.... Anne xx

  2. Brilliant! I am definitely going to give the gel and brushos a try Linda. The colours are so vibrant with the gel added. Gorgeous wall art ... love the black framing with the tone-on-ton embossing.

    How lucky are you to have see Tom Jones. I bet it was AMAZING. xx

  3. Gig looks amazing - bet you're pleased it was under cover.
    Card looks fabulous on the black canvas. Have tried this technique with the Brusho Thickener, seems to work the same.
    Avril xx

  4. I've just started using my brushos, seeing your amazing piece is inspiring, I definitely need to get some more colors. The black background makes the colors pop beautifully.


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