Showing posts from January, 2019

Brutus Monroe Hop - Shining Shimmering Splendid

Hi crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. The theme of our Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team hop this week is "Shining Shimmering Splendid", which is a reference to the lyrics from "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. If you've ever watched any of Christopher's (the owner of Brutus Monroe) live videos, he uses the phrase quite a bit! I am a huge Disney fan, so it always makes me smile, and I sing the lyrics in my head. For this project, I used a combination of the new Chroma Glaze, and a clear toner sheet with foil. 

First, I trimmed a panel of Alabaster cardstock and taped the Chevron stencil over it with a purple tape. I used the "Blush" and "Sapphire" Chroma Glaze to mix different shades of purple on my craft mat, so that I could create a gradient between the pink and the blue tones. I used a craft knife to spread the glaze over the stencil and set the glaze aside to dry.
Then, I foiled the Distress Circles clear toner sheet…

Brutus Monroe - January Subscription Products

Hello crafty friends! What a weekend I had at Creativation 2019 here in Phoenix...I am incredibly lucky that I had the opportunity to attend the trade show that is not open to the public. I got to see so many fabulous crafty friends, and make some awesome new ones!

For this week's Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team hop, I'm sharing a card with the cutest little box of chocolates, which is the January stamp of the month from the Brutus Monroe Monthly Stamp Club. I started with a background made from the Valentine's aqua pigments. They are really pretty, with a metallic shimmer to them. I painted some loose stripes with the Red Hot and Candy Heart onto a panel of aqua pigment paper and set it aside to dry. I stamped the chocolate box onto Alabaster cardstock with Raven detail ink, and colored it in with alcohol markers. After trimming a sheet of vellum to be smaller than the card front, I adhered it to the striped panel with foam tape. The chocolate box and sentiment will hide th…

Brutus Monroe Hop - ATCs

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for joining me today. The Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team is creating ATCs this week! For those of you who are unfamiliar, ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards. Crafters and artists make these small pieces to trade and share with other artists. Many people collect them and put them in plastic page protectors. I have seen very cool examples of these online, but I've never made any! I was excited to try to make something in a smaller size. ATCs are typically 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, and people often make them in groups of 3 or 5. I cut 3 panels of aqua pigment paper slightly larger, so I could tape them down around the edges. I came across a Jennifer McGuire video recently (although the video itself is actually 2 years old!) where she used a watercolor "lifting" technique with heat embossing, and decided to try it. 

I first used the new metallic aqua pigments on the three panels. My color combos are: cactus/periwinkle, sunflower/marigold, and ro…

Brutus Monroe Hop - Glitter Drops

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by today. This week the Brutus Monroe inspiration team is showcasing glitter drops.

 Glitter drops come in a squeeze bottle, and can be applied in a variety of different ways. Although they come out of the bottle with a dull paste consistency, they dry to a shiny, sparkly finish. The other team members have come up with some really clever ways to use the glitter drops! They can be applied directly to the project in dot form, they can be stenciled, they can be swiped, and they can even be applied to wax paper and then peeled up to use like enamel dots or shapes. Marie did a fantastic live video using fairy shapes that she made from the glitter drops. They are currently offered in 4 colors - red, green, gold and silver. For my project, I chose to use the silver glitter drops.

I filled round metal jewelry bezels, two that were pendants and the rest plain, to turn into magnets. Glitter drops typically dry quickly, but as they were full, I left the…

Brutus Monroe Monochrome Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends! Thanks for joining me today. The theme for this week's Brutus Monroe inspiration team blog hop is "Monochrome". So we had to create projects using one color! I chose to use the Midnight cardstock, and the floral stamp from the "Conservatory of Quotes" stamp set.

I stamped the floral image around the edges of the cardstock in embossing ink, and heat embossed them with Icicle (clear) embossing powder. When heat set, it almost looked black! Then I die cut the "Hello" five times, also from midnight cardstock, and adhered them together with glue. I used the eclipse technique, where I also die cut it from the center of the card and inlaid the thick layered word, but because the cardstock is the same color, I realized that I could have skipped this and just glued it to the center of the card panel! I popped the whole panel up on a slightly larger piece of Midnight cardstock, and finished it off with some clear acrylic drops.

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Brutus Monroe Blog Hop - Tarjeta Monocromática

¡Hola! Gracias por tu visita hoy. El reto para el equipo de diseño de Brutus Monroe esta semana es: crear una tarjeta monocromática, es decir, un proyecto con un sólo color.

Escogí cartulina ¨Midnight¨, un color azul oscuro. Empecé con el set de sellos ¨Conservatory of Quotes¨, que tiene una imagen de flores super bonita. Estampé la imagen floral alrededor del borde de la cartulina usando tinta Embossing. Espolvoreé el polvo Embossing ¨Icicle¨ (transparente) y lo calenté con la pistola de aire caliente. Después de perforar la palabra ¨Hello¨ cinco veces con un troquel, las pegué con pegamento Brutus Monroe al centro de la tarjeta. Terminé la tarjeta con algunas gotitas acrílicas.

Has probado esa técnica de crear una tarjeta con un sólo color? Comparte tus proyectos en los redes socials, y usa los hashtags #BrutusMonroe y #CreaTuPropioFinal para que veamos tus creaciones! Brinca al blog de Luisana para ver su proyecto hermoso.