Thursday, June 14, 2018


Even though our A Blog Named Hero's current May/June watercolour challenge is over and a new challenge begins tomorrow, I'm still playing with watercolors - it's Brushos this time.

I first sprinkled a piece of watercolor paper with blue and green Brushos - and then heavily spritzed with water.  It turned out way darker than I like - so die cut with the HA butterfly which lightened it up a whole lot. Stenciled a background with HA rain dance using some light grey ink. Had the black die cut striped piece sitting on my desk and wondered what it would look like on a shaker??? Decided it would work - used HA ocean sequins.  Added a little sentiment (stamped in black and clear embossed) - done and dusted.

Check out A Blog Named Hero tomorrow (15 June) for a new fun challenge with great prizes from Hero Arts.  Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.


  1. Gorgeous shaker Betty. Don't ya just love that a diecut can change the way we feel about a piece of paper.

  2. Beautiful butterfly, Betty! Just love how you made a shaker behind it!!

  3. Great shaker card...an what a beautiful butterfly

  4. Wow--what a beautifully unique shaker, Betty! The Brushos background worked great for the butterfly die cut!

  5. Great solution to the problem of a dark panel...Brushos are like that, I think, but your butterfly turned out beautifully! Great idea to create a shaker for it, too :)

  6. Gorgeous butterfly Betty. Die-cutting a dark piece always makes it better. You've picked the perfect die with the openness of the wings. And great work making the shaker. I am shaker challenged. I always end up with glue everywhere. :) Lovely design. xx


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