Friday, 18 September 2015

A card for NBUS

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.) 

Hello friends and a Happy Friday to you all.
I am whooshing (that's a Darnell-ism as if you didn't know) in today to link up my card with Darnell's of djkardkreations NBUS challenge. If by chance you are wondering who Darnell is and what does NBUS stand for let me explain.
 Darnell is one of the most entertaining bloggers (IMHO) in blog land, she runs a happy, entertaining, fun and witty blog with never a dull moment in sight, and as an added bonus she happily shares her amazing clean and simple style of card making art on an almost daily basis. Add to that the regular photographs she posts of the wonders she sees from her Playhouse and the tall tales she tells of her sidekick and muse, Hammy, who resides there, well aren't you just dying to go check her out ?!
But wait ! I haven't told you about NBUS. 
This is an acronym coined by Darnell and stands for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff and the challenge is to encourage us to use our NBUS from the back of the cupboard - bottom of the draw - top of the wardrobe - under the bed stash and create something with it.
If you want to go check out Darnell and the NBUS challenge click  HERE 
This challenge is massively supported by her many friends (followers) and this time for challenge number 5 has many well known sponsors who are generously donating prizes too. 
The Card
This is my first attempt at using Brusho powder inks and I would  like to thank Eileen Godwin of Eileen's Crafty Zone   for the inspiration to try these powdered inks. Her art work is amazing.

I used :-
Penny Black - Floral Display stencil  (NBUS)
Brusho - Lime Green and Lemon    (NBUS)
Clearley Besotted - Sentiment
I wish I had used a plain white card stock for this card front  instead of  pearlescent.  I don't like the gold sheen of the card with the Brusho colours, also the black ink didn't cover very well on this card, I had to try several different black inks'  and it didn't photograph very well either.
I have a lot to learn, ah well, I know for next time eh !

Congratulations Darnell on your 5th NBUS challenge and the great response it's achieved.
Hey you've even managed to drag me out of the doldrums and make a card. lol
Thanks for stopping by, have a happy weekend  and
Happy Art Making 
Hugs Lottie x