A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

September 6, 2016

Thank You For All Your NBUSSES!

Greetings!

I am overwhelmed by your wonderful entries in my NBUS Challenge #7! Thank you, thank you!! More on that below, but first I want to show you the thank you card I made you for your participation!

Okay, well, before that, here's some background. Literally. The other day I showed you some "waste art" here in the form of kitchen paper towels that I used at the Happy Little Stampers Retreat.

Today I want to show you the Brusho stencil art I made at the Retreat. (These are the card fronts, not the paper towels I showed before.)
Aren't they cool? You know how I love white space, but I love these, too. The one on the bottom left is my favorite. The problem now is trying to design cards with these fronts that don't cover up all that coolness. I could just trim them and let them fly solo as the front of a card, of course, but Hammy prefers more of a challenge than that so we are going to try and turn each of them into something.

Brushos Stenciled, Spritzed, and Toweled (BSST?)

To make the above stencil art with my Brushos, I borrowed small Tim stencils from Kathy K at the Retreat. One by each I taped a stencil to watercolor paper cut 4.25" x 5.50". I sprinkled various colors of Brushos over the top of the stencil and then lightly spritzed the whole panel with water. Because the water activates the powder and liquidizes the colors quickly, I immediately placed a section of paper towel over the stencil and, with the help of Ginger Lee, I patted the towel to wick up the water and stop it flowing. That's why the towels themselves are so pretty.

Once I removed the paper towel after a minute, I immediately removed the stencil and set aside the panel to dry. It didn't take long to dry because I had removed so much wet paint with the towel. (Several of my talented coat tendees told me that I could have taken the stencil and laid it on another panel to capture the remaining Brusho paint clinging to the stencil. Good tip!)

For today's thank you card, I used the piece of BSST in the upper left to make this:
The Dotted Die flag is by Avery Elle and the die-cut sediment is by Winnie & Walter. The NBUS on this card is little, but, hey, every little bit counts. It is the schparkly brads that I've had for ages. I believe they might be from Stampin Up.

Oh, also, I took my SU Island Indigo marker and ran it around the outside of the Brusho panel to make it stand out a little from the white card base. I made this card before I saw the current Less is More challenge which is peacock colors. Those are certainly peacock colors, but this card is too busy, so I'll just have to make another panel if I get the chance.

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Thank You!
Thank you, my friends, for making NBUS Challenge #7 very successful!! In total, there were 304 entries in the Challenge! WOWZA!! You have shown that you don’t need prizes to be encouraged to dust off that old or new never-before-used-schtuff and give it some love! I appreciate that so much! I also want to thank you for leaving each other some love through your commenting.
I thought you might like to know how well you have done with all your NBUSSING since this challenge started on June 6, 2014. In just two years and three months and only seven challenges, you have linked up over 2,380 cards using your NBUS! At an average of 340 cards per 10-day challenge, that’s extremely impressive!
You can find inspiration from each NBUS Challenge gallery under the tab located at the top of my blog or you can find it on individual NBUS Challenge Pinboards located at pinterest.com/djkardkreations.
This is a hobby with a huge enabling element as new must-have products are constantly being released and new companies open. In addition to enabling each other through our beautiful card art, let’s also keep congratulating each other when we use that NBUS we just had to have! I’m very proud of you and you should be very proud of each other! Keep up the good work! MWAH!
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91 comments:

Milka Gubo said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell!!! :o) Once again, thank you for the NBUS challenge. I love it!! :o) xx

Hannelie said...

Thank you for the thank you Darnell!
Your card looks amazing! I love those rich colors. Just an amazing background for our sketch this week!
Thanks for joining us at CTS this week!

Marianne said...

Thank YOU for motivating us to use our NBUS, not only during your challenges, but throughout the year. And your Thank you card is highly appreciated and gorgeous!
Marianne x

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely colourful design Darnell and I can't wait to see what you make with the other paper towels. Thanks for another great challenge. Have a good time with your company.
Hugs
Carol x

Maxine D said...

So glad to hear that NBUS #7 was a success - as is your wonderful card, that is so dramatic, Darnell.
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

Thanks for another fantastic NBUS challenge Darnell, your brusho panels are gorgeous, I must remember to blot up the water quickly too as my efforts often blend and I lose the pattern, great tip, Cathy x

Kathyk said...

Good to see my mini stencils being put to such great use too, Darnell.

Your NBUS encouragement and challenges have encouraged me to rummage a little deeper than my "go to" stash too .. so a big THANK YOU to you too

Kathyk

Liz said...

Thank you for another NBUS challenge. I'm sure it has motivated us all to carry on using our NBUS. What a fabulous range of creations there were again this time!

I love your card, such beautiful colours. My box of Brushos are not quite NBUS, but they are almost. I'm not sure why they scare me so much, but after seeing your Brusho stencil art, I think I need to get them out and have another play. xx

Redanne said...

I think your gorgeous card today really sets off the Brushos beautifully, simple but with a real punch of colour - I love it and also all your Brusho examples!

Huge congratulations on your latest NBUS challenge, it really does go to show that the majority are not in it for the prizes. Well done you my lovely friend! Love and Huge hugs, Annie xxxx

Jane Willis said...

Your card is stunning! I still haven't succumbed to the temptation of Brushos but I fear you may have just enabled me. I think Hammy is right - as works of art, your brusho pieces are beautiful in their own right, but using them as a background takes everything a step further and makes it sensational
Jane

Aileen Ryan said...

I am so glad that the NBUS went well. I am so sad I didnt get my third card in. Had to nick off and look after mum and dad and didnt have anything made with NBUS to post. Ahh well it went well and I think thats brilliant that so many entered even without prizes. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left on my blog Darnell. You are such a wonderful friend and enabler hugs aileen

Michelle said...

Love those Brusho backgrounds and the gorgeous card, Darnell! I loved joining in your NBUS challenge. It's always so much fun. Thanks for being a fabulous hostess. :-)

Ros Crawford said...

Many congrats on your NBUS success!! Love your arty card Darnell!

Sandra H said...

Morning Darnell, oooh wow this is amazing the colours are gorgeous and l love the stenciling, l recently watched a program on the craft show using stencils and they are gorgeous and produce such beautiful cards as you have produced here and many congrats on your NBUS Challenge l am just making up for lost time so am doing catch up with my commenting take care and enjoy your day whatever your plans xxx

SARN said...

WOW Darnell . . . your BSST is fab - as is the card. Looks like a lot of fun was had at the workshop and now you've got extra's out of it.

Congrats on the number of NBUS entrants.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Just goes to show that we fon't actually need all that NBUS we keep on buying and squirrelling away. A few paints and a paper towel is all we need but then we do have to do our bit for the economy and keep all those shops in business!!
This is a gorgeous piece of inspuration. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Totally fabulous card Darnell - you little squirrel. Fancy carting those paper towels etc. all the way back to the USA :) I'm so glad, but not at all surprised, that NBUS was so busy still. Great to see you in the Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

Kylie said...

I loved all your panels the first time I saw them and I have been on a bit of a brusho and stencil binge ever since. Is there a support group for my addiction? I have JUST uploaded a video tutorial for this technique with a little shout out to you :) Gorgeous panels, my friend. I love them all! xx

KandA said...

Brilliant card Darnell and a perfect design to show off that wonderful background. Thank you for hosting such a super challenge and for encouraging us to use our NBUS.

Just had my first cuddles and she is soooo adorable. Mommy Daddy and Miss Cutie Pie are grabbing some zzzzz now after their loooong flight so will get more cuddles later. Hope you have a super time with your guests. Take care xx

Jeanne said...

While I couldn't participate in this challenge, I'm so thrilled for you Darnell. To have that many participants is a testament to you as well. You are the main cheerleader and encourager. Your spirit is leading the way. Your brushos backgrounds are gorgeous and I adore what you did with the dotty one. The colors are magnificent. Wow! Thanks so much for explaining and sharing. Have fun with your company! Hugs! :)

Pat said...

Fabulous amount of entries for the challenge Darnell but not a surprise to me as you are so loved as are your NBUS challenges, and we all have lots of things that for one reason or another have never had an outing. I love your beautiful brightly coloured Brusho covered paper towels, and this one looks great with the added fishtail banner sentiment and the little brads are so pretty with it. x

Sammy said...

I love, love, LOVE those backgrounds! Wow! And the finished card is rather fabulous also.
I am not even remotely surprised at the number of entries. I reached my maximum, and then just kept on making anyway. I made more cards in this past fortnight that I had in the three months leading up to it!
thanks for another super fun NBUS challenge Darnell! x

Brenda in IN said...

You are the best encourager and we sure took you up on it. I think everyone looks forward to doing this and it sure makes me go back and drag out things. I've had the Hero Arts set forever and never used any part of it. I love all the brusho art you created and now I'm ready to try mine. I have the color burst powders and have tried them without too much success. I've never used the brushos and I'm going to see if they give better results. It couldn't be me! Enjoy your company.

Carole said...

Fabulous brusho background Darnell...I still haven't shown mine the light of day...life!!!! Down to earth this week...hubby back down the ladder and at work...tee hee...glad you enjoyed the Liverpool pictures...lovely city...we live an hour and half drive away (without traffic jams) and have visited twice this year having not been for about 25 years!!...oh how it had changed, but loved it. Did you visit the TATE? My comment on that visit was that I had met a lot of talented people in the crafting world that could do better than what was on display!! Perhaps we should open a Papercraft Tate!!...lol Hugs xx

Sheila H said...

Your card is fantastically gorgeous!! I haven't been commenting or blogging for a while. When I got back to it, I just had to participate in your challenge. I managed to post 2 cards yesterday. Thank you for the motivation!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the outstanding success of your challenge x Love the artsy card today, fabulous colours and fun technique x

Sandy said...

Love how your "waste" card came out. Sorry I didn't have time to play in the NBUS, but so glad more than 300 did. Wow.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!! Your Brusho's stenciled papers are wonderful!!! Amazing colourful works! Love them and your gorgous card!
Congrats for all these entries in your NBUS challenge! :)

designbydonna said...

Wow, such a great technique. I am adding this to my bucket list of new techniques to try--as soon as I shop for some Brusho. See you are an enabler. I love all the colors. It gives you so many options for accent colors to add.

Creative world said...

Congrats dear Darnell on such success with the NBUS-us challenge,even I didn't manage to be in it(I've been late) I saw all the wonderful projects and how much people LOVE your challenge...see you in a next NBUS challenge...love and hugs Ċ½eljka

Wendy Johnson said...

Wow Darnell! That is an amazing number of entries for your NBUS challenge and wow also for the Brusho cards -great technique. Being a new follower, I love visiting your blog as you have such a stupid (I mean that in a nice way :-)) sense of humour and always make me laugh! Wendy x

stampwithsandy said...

Congrats on your hugely successful NBUS challenges, Darnell! Love your gorgeous backgrounds, too. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them all.

Ruth said...

That's a beautiful card Darnell, and I love the technique. I'm trying hard not to end up with Brusho as my next NBUS, but when I see how you and others use it, I am sorely tempted! Thank you for doing the NBUS - I love the push to use all my stuff :) xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the colours.
Kath x

TK said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous! Love those Brusho panels, and yes, I fell to that "need" - lol. Mine are shipping this way this very week, I can't wait! As for your panels, that top left was my fave so your card is truly wonderful!!! AND a BIG THANKS for hosting the NBUS challenge!

conil said...

Incredible response to NBUS' challenge...just shows to go that crafty people don't need outside influence or swag to share their brilliance. Speaking of brilliance, amazing effect this technique of Brusho/Stencilling produces. Your samples, up top, and the card are gorgeous...love that vibrant color. Thought it was funny that my favorite in your first photo was the bottom left, too.

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful and amazing BSST panels. Wow! I'm loving them all, girly. These turned out so cool and you must be having a blast playing with them. Now. It's my turn to say 'thank you' for hosting this super fun NBUS Challenge. You're a dear sweetie pie for doing this. We just love you. xoxo Bev

Marlena M. said...

Lovely technique Darnell!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I love your backgrounds and that card kis fab.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Sue said...

Oh wow - Darnell - this is really clever and very striking - I am not very good at getting inky! Hope all is well, sending love,
Sue...xxx

Krisha said...

Super gorgeous card Darnell!!! I really don't think it is too busy, and like the way you handled the background.
Congrats on the NBUS and the numbers you achieved.....yea, we tend to be co horst, by our wanting desires, to buy more than we need.....and I am so guilty! LOL!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning card, Darnell!! The background looks amazing!! And huge congrats on another successful NBUS!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Darnell, and thanks for the fun challenge. I'm SO IN LOVE with the background on that thanks card. I must try this! I also want to invite you to share your cards at my challenge blog. I'd love to have you play along.
Word Art Wednesday
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Karen

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful stenciled backgrounds you created and the thank you card is just BEAUTIFUL Darnell! What a great success for your fall NBUS! Julia xx

Janis said...

This is just beautiful, Darnell. I am TOTALLY a background person and face the same quanderous qaundering abt how to NOT cover all the gorgeousness of a pretty background. Lots of times, just a simple sentiment banner is all that is needed. Love how you dressed up yours a bit with the brads and the diecuts!

Thank you, again, for your NBUS challenge!! Always a lot of fun.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous card and what fantastic colors too! And, you certainly have lots of great backgrounds for working up more wonderful cards.

HJ said...

What a total beauty! I love all the bright colors and how you used the stencil to get the look. This is a new technique to me, but I'll need to find some courage to go for it. Thanks for being brave and showing us that is isn't that difficult. TFS

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, and thanks again for hosting the latest NBUS gathering.
Hugs,
Em x

Cat Craig said...

I think you and hammy figured it out quite well. That card is a stunner. Loving it. I was vacationing during most of your nbus challenge and when I returned...my mojo musta jumped out of the car somewhere along the road. I am sure it's hitching its way back to me.

ionabunny said...

Hi Darnell, congrats on a wonderfully successful NBUS #7. Enjoyed playing along and using a bit of the NBUS. Those brusho backgrounds are very cool. I think I need to try that. Congrats on your honorable mention over at Rubber Dance stamps. Hugz

Donna said...

Your card is absolutely stunning!!

maria f. said...

Scrumptious!

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, thank you for your effort to organize such a great challenge and for all inspiration I got on your blog. :-)
Congratulation for so many entries! You card is fantastic!
Hugs, Sonja

Brenda said...

I'm sad that I didn't get to play along this go around with the NBUS challenge :-( But hopefully I will for the next challenge and I will keep on working on using my NBUS pile! I love your beautiful panels you made Auntie! They are so fun and bright! Love, love, love how the card came out as well. Hugs, Brenda

Joyce said...

Very fun and interesting statistics for the NBUS challenges. Keep them up. You are doing a good thing for all of us. And, your thank you card is simply stunning. It looks like those Brushos can do things no other coloring mediums can do (guess we all need to get some!)

Linda S. said...

Goodness, what a beautiful Thank You card you have made for us fans. It looks like you and Hammy have combobulated perfectly and come up with the perfect solution as how to embellish the front of your card without hiding all that gorgeousness. Nice work!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh Wow! speechless Darnell ... how come I missed all this fantastic brusho v stencilling technique at the retreat!!!! Must have dozed off but it's certainly one to try for sure and I'm thrilled to see you linked this beauty up at AAA Cards too. Thanks so much and congrats on yet another super successful NBUS challenge. Hugs Sarah x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think your card fronts are fabulous as is, so arty! But I do know what Hammy means by not being quite enough. Silly Hamster, well maybe not as that TY card is one Great card!

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous background and a perfect use of it! Love the dark banner with the bold white sediment! Those sparkly brads are perfect!

Sybrina K said...

First of all, what a beautiful card! Secondly, thank you for the nudge to use those long-neglected goodies. So glad so many people played along. :)

Nora N. said...

First, thank you the NBUS challenge. I have been still going through my stamps and using ones that I have not inked up yet. Now I need to use my DIES!! Second, thank you for showing us your beautiful Brusho projects. I LOVE this technique. I do not have these but have some of the Ken Oliver pigments and assume they work similarly? I need to try them. I need to get some smaller stencils, though. I think the ones I have are too big.

And last but not least, I LOVE your card that you made with the lovely background. It is so rich and just stunning!!! Have a great day!!

Jean said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Lindsey said...

Thank YOU for encouraging the use of neglected schtuff! Your Brusho backgrounds are gorgeous, as is the card you made with the one. And now I have another technique with the I can try!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, over 300 entries! That's awesome! Thanks again for bringing the NBUS challenge to life!
Absolutely love your BSST backgrounds and can't wait to see them all turned into fabulous cards! The first one is already amazing!

Lisa said...

No my sweet friend, THANK YOU for all of the love and encouragement you give to all of us!! You are truly a blessing in my blogging world MWAH!! By the way AWESOME card today!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

awesome Darnell brilliant card and huge congrats on encouraging us all to use our NBUS!!!!!
YAY! by the way Loll has some great tips on brushos and stencils ...

...here is one http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/05/more-brushos-and-aspen-trees.html
and
http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/06/more-brushos-with-stencils.html

I think I found her blog through you, and subscribe now,
hugs Shaz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

nancy littrell said...

Oh my sweet Darnell, I Love your BSST thank you. You are the one that deserves a huge Thank You my friend.:-) Your NBUS #7 was another Huge Success and that was without prizes...good for you! Give Hammie a big hug for helping out! Does Hammie ever pal around with big raccoons? We had 2 last night waking us from a sound sleep while they were fighting..hissing, scratching (fur all over deck)outside our loft bedroom window! Silly gooses...there are plenty of grapes for all of them...Thanks again my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Jane said...

All your panels looks totally fabulous Darnell. Thanks for linking up this beautiful card at AAA Cards.

Gerrina said...

Love the Brisho-technique; makes a beautiful card! So thank you for that one!! :)
I am serious in trying to make my NBUS-box totally empty! This time next year it has to be gone to max 10 NBUS-pieces! So I have to make a lot and "have" to play a lot :)!
I went to all my stamps and stencils that are in my maps and found so many beautiful that are waiting to see ink again...that and your NBUS-actions made me descide that something new has to be verry special and totally different from what I already have before I can just think about buying... Hope I will make it 'till September next year :)
Hugs and enjoy your week, Gerrina

OH Babs said...

Well isn't this card coooool. There is nothing like playing with background paper and having fun with stencil. I love it.

Geri said...

Hey pal...it is us who should be thanking you for hosting this FUNTABULOUS event (channelling my inner Darnell ).

Awesome card fronts! Love the deep rich colors that you used for your card. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the others...especially with the rainbow colored one on the bottom left.

MaryH said...

The card is just fan-TAB-u-LOUS! I LOVE the brushos the way you've done them, and thanks for explaining what you did. Easy to see you all had such fun and wow, did you get some awesome results. I love the way you & Hammy cooperated to turn this particular one into such a masterpiece (Do tell H. what a good job he did with his support!). Defining the edges was a master touch as well, and I'm sending you a huge (but gentle!) pat on the back for Well Done (maybe you'd just rather have a big gold star?!) Anyway, I LOVE it! Hope you're all rested from your trip, and I'm sorry I missed NBUS. I saw lots of the entries though...very popular Miss D. TFS & Hugs

A splash of color said...

Wow on that background.. I love it and the whole table full of future backgrounds.. thanks for sharing all the tips and your cards.

Catchy Sketch said...

Thank you, Darnell, for sharing this awesome technique with us! It's really cool and this card looks very fresh and stylish!
Regina

Carol L said...

That card is one of the most unique and fabulous cards you've ever created! i absolutely LOVE it - every delicious detail! THX for all the NBUS challenges too - they're always so much fun :)

Helen F. said...

Oh how beautiful is your brusho card, Darnell! I just love the colors in this one. The limited additional elements needed when using this very kewl technique is a bonus!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Darnell, I love the wonderful background that you've created using brushos, far to good to cover. I really enjoyed taking part in my first NBUS and am looking forward to the next.

Sue xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Darnell! I love it! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Nikki C said...

Wonderful looking card I think the bright colours look fab. Love handmade bg papers all of them are just so unique hugs Nikki :)

Coralynn Murray said...

Love the deep bold colours you've used. Such a great card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Pia S said...

These backgrounds look awesome! I definitely need to get more colors of brushos... They won't be NBUS for long.

Jacquie Southas said...

I've been ignoring these Brushos hoping everyone would stop using them in such gorgeous ways, but I can see it is a lost cause. These panels are stunning! The one on the bottom left is my favorite, too!

Robyn Oliver said...

You're a 'shiny gem' Darnell and I just want to thank you for helping us focus on the schtuff we already have and look at it with different eyes so it's not forgotten. Love your recycling with the papertowels and your Brusho card brilliant. Have a fabulous time with the visitors hugs Robyn

Maura R said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! I love to make bgs but then, like you, when I finish I am thinking, so now what do I do with it??? I can't just leave it like this! You came up with an awesome plan!!

Jen Mitchell said...

I'm afraid of those Brushos because I think they are kissing cousins to watercolors and me and watercolors are barely on speaking terms. But you harbor no such fears and have created some gorgeous backgrounds that you can use when inspiration strikes! I love the jewel-tone colors and that you dressed them up with a flag die and one of my favorite sentiment die cuts!

Patti said...

Wow those are some impressive statistics friend!! It is ALWAYS fun to play along with your challenges and you are correct!!!!!! no prizes needed - YOU my friend, are our biggest reward.

You gals make me NEED some Brushos! Your card is actually stunning!! you know the jaw dropping stunning!!!!! : )

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend : )

Patti

Barb said...

Your card is gorgeous Darnell and the Brusho stencil collection is beautiful. My favourite is the bottom right hand one.

Thank you so much for hosting another great NBUS challenge. It certainly is a hit with everybody and such a good way of making us all use that stash we couldn't live without that we never got to use before. Aren't we bad! Barbxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Amazing background. The pattern and colours are superb.
You'll be Brusho bonkers now getting these wonderful effects.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Shelly said...

Wow! Stunning card!!
Loving the Brusho stencil art...very cool!
And thank YOU for another AWESOME challenge! :)

Bobby said...

I love the results of your Brusho stencil art, Darnell. Brushos are something I've wanted to try but too many other products keep getting in the way.

Anita in France said...

You're thanking us, Darnell ... and we're all thanking you ... not just for your NBUS challenge, but for your energy, enthusiasm, encouragement and being downright fun! Stunning panel ... striking, cool, and gorgeous! I'm wondering if those Brusho's might be going on a journey some time! LYAMYLALMAJTWTO! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)