Friday, April 1, 2016

APRIL GIVEAWAY... Brushos and Birds

Hello and welcome! Happy April Fool's Day!

For Christmas I buy my own card making supplies and my husband buys his own books or art supplies... it's a win-win situation... we both get what we really want! I got some Brushos and they are FABULOUS to work with and fun to watch! Such fine powders and heavy pigments mean you'll never get the same look twice!

First, I used a large sheet of watercolor paper and lightly tapped some Brushos in turquoise, ultramarine blue and purple and then sprayed with a mister filled with Perfect Pearls spray for shimmer. I let dry and cut the panel in half to use on two cards.

On the first card, I used a large bird die from Memory Box "Birds of a Feather" set and cut from Gina K Designs layering weight black card stock several times and adhered them together to make a thick embellishment. I stamped with Stampin' Up "Delight in Life" using my MISTI to get it clearly seen on the textured watercolor paper. I also used a couple of Hero Arts hearts from the "Prayers" set to stamp over the dot in the "i" and off to the side and below in the music staff. Then I die cut music notes from Die-Namics "Musical Notes" set out of black foam. I adhered these with Ranger multi medium in matte finish. I used Wink of Stella pen all over the bird diecut for sparkle.

For my second card, I diecut the bird from black craft foam and used it as a stamp, a la Jennifer McGuire, again using my MISTI stamp tool to get a good impression by stamping several times in the exact same place. (I love my MISTI!!) You can see the difference in cards in that the stamped bird image has some of the Brushos showing through it although not much. I didn't use the Wink of Stella pen for shimmer... that shimmer is from the Perfect Pearls being sprayed on it. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter's "The Big, The Bold and The Happy" set. I used Gina K Designs base weight card stock for both cards bases.

I'll definitely be experimenting with more Brushos!!

An update on the MARCH giveaway... the winner never contacted me so I chose another winner


is the new March winner and I've already sent along her goodies! I always give one week for the winner to contact me before choosing another so be sure to follow me in one way so you know if I choose YOU as the next winner!

Here is what you'll receive if you win April's giveaway...

Waffle Flower "RAIN CHECK" stamps, Freckled Fawn FUN paper clips and FRAMES wood chips embellishments, October Afternoon SUMMERTIME pillow puffy stickers, and Sizzix BRANCH WITH LEAVES die.

This giveaway will run through April 15th and I will pick a winner on April 16th!

To win all you have to do is:
1. Comment on this post below for one entry.
2. Comment and/or like giveaway photo on my Instagram account for one entry (Alaska.Kris)
3. Comment and/or like giveaway post on my Facebook page for one entry. (Alaska Forget Me Not Designs)
4. BONUS ENTRY: For a bonus (4th) entry, repost on your blog, Instagram account or Facebook page about my giveaway and leave the link in the comments on this post only.

That is four entries total per person. You have until midnight Alaska time April 15th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on April 16th. Sorry USA entries only due to shipping costs.

I would love it if you followed me on all my social media but it isn't required for the monthly giveaways. I make cards for the love of creating and love to follow, like and comment on the blogs and other social media accounts of those who love to do the same. That is all...

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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  1. Looks and sounds like an amazing product! Great background!

  2. Hi Kris ~ Love you have a definite knack for making your cards shimmer. I've used the fun foam technique for stamping too and am always happy with the results (<3 Jennifer McGuire too!!). I don't have Brusho but I do have Ken Oliver's Color Burst and love those!! Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

  3. The Brushos make a vibrant background for your central image, Kris! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


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