Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Brings All Things New - Glitter Queens January Blog Hop




It's that time again... Time for our monthly blog hop with the Glitter Queens 😍 

We're kicking off the New Year featuring all things NEW from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration and/or Occasions Catalogs. I don't know about you, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sooooooo many things from these new catalogs! I honestly had a REALLY hard time figuring out what I was going to feature this month... 


 Since I couldn't make up my mind, I finally settled on sharing 3 cards with you. 😍
But don't worry! They are all created using basically the same materials πŸ˜‰ Let's take a look!!



For my first card I started with some shimmery white card stock and simply doused it with water before sprinkling on some of the amazing Brusho Crystal Colours using the green, blue & yellow...  (( the trick here is to saturate the paper before adding the crystals so that they start spreading right away.))  I also sprayed more water in some areas after I had sprinkled the crystals to get the desired effect of mixed colors before setting it aside to let it all dry.
Once the card stock was dry, I used my aqua painter to add quite a few droplets of water. The water droplets spread and give a pretty cool  droplet effect adding more texture and movement to this deep sea background.

Here's a closer look at the finished mermaid shaker card 
😍 I've Gotta Say, I'm TOTALLY loving Brusho!!! πŸ˜

For my next card I followed the same steps as the first, but used mainly Green with just a bit of blue to brighten up the color ** It is so fun to add colors to get just the right look your going for ((makes me feel like an artist...if only for a moment! πŸ˜‰)) Next, I stamped the dragon using Memento Black then cut him and the flame out with the coordinating dies and my trusty big shot. 
I just LOVE how the sparkles from the Shimmery white card stock shine through the colors on each of the cards to add that extra special touch!!!😍



This last card is my FAVORITE!!!  I totally love  the vibrancy and depth of color. I followed the same steps as above except this time I taped off the edges using some washi tape from my stash so that I could get a clean water color type boarder. It also helps a little with the paper bending since we are using so much water here.
I used mostly the blue crystals for this card but I also added a little red to give a slight purple tint. ** Again my tip here is LOTS & LOTS of water... You really have to have a good amount of water so that the color spreads and blends.  Next, I added the adorable unicorn that has been kissed with just a touch of pink πŸ’ and then finished it off with a pretty bow and my favorite sparkly sequins πŸ’– So pretty and FUN!! 

Thanks for stoping by today! I hope I have inspired you to try out the new Brusho Crystal Colours for yourself.. πŸ’ž By the way, You should totally try them!  You won't be sorry you did!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ


Now let's keep on hopping and check out what the rest of the FABULOUS Glitter Queens have been up to for this months hop 😍   

Up Next on the hop is Tracy


Here is a complete list of all 
the Glitter Queens Hopping along with us this month 😍

πŸ’« Dawn Griffith
πŸ’« Dee Slater
πŸ’« Michelle Veller ** you are here
πŸ’« ** up next Tracy Bradley

Thank you so much for hoping along with us today!
Creative Blessings,
Michelle 😘




List of the products used on todays cards

14 comments:

  1. This suite is on my round 2 of orders! Your Brusho work is AWESOME. Thanks for the inspiring projects!

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    1. Thank you so much! This is a FUN suite to play with for sure!

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  2. Wow! These 3 cards are great and your Brusho backgrounds are wonderful. I have them and the Magical set coming tonight and can't wait to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I suggest you carve out some playtime with your new goodies right away because your going to LOVE it!

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  3. Absolutely love these cards and what you can do with Brusho! On my wishlist for sure.

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    1. Thank you! You are going to LOVE playing with Brusho for sure!!

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  4. Michelle Your backgrounds are beautiful. I love the mermaid shaker card ( adorable) I haven't played with my Brusho yet but it's on my list of "To Do's". Love your cards Michelle! Hugs
    Dawn

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement Dawn as well as always inspiring me to create more!!!

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  5. Your style reminds me of Jennifer McGuire - LOVE it!! First time to your blog - how can that be?!? Very nice!!

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    1. Oh my goodness what a complement, I LOVE Jennifer McGuire!! Thanks so much Sue, you totally made my day!!

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  6. Michelle Love the technique tips. As always, your cards are adorable. Awesome job! Debi

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  7. You did an amazing job on those cards. Love how you did the backgrounds and the dragon.

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  8. Michelle, I love your cards! The backgrounds are gorgeous. My favorite is the last one too - the color you achieved is just beautiful.

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