Conservatory of Quotes – Guest Designing with Brutus Monroe! + video!

Hello friends!  I’m super excited that this month I have the pleasure of guest designing for Brutus Monroe!  Yay!


I know you have probably heard me mention some of their products in my creations here on my blog, so it’s really an honor to be among one of the guests joining with them over on their blog this month! 🙂

I had SO MUCH FUN with my creation today and I can’t wait to share it with you…

*To check out the full details on how I put together this card and how I created the rainbow background, be sure to check out this video below!  (CLICK HERE to view it on You Tube.)

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I have used mostly ALL Brutus Monroe products on this design.  One of my most favorite products of theirs to “play” with is the Aqua Pigments and all of the really cool watercolor effects you can get with them!  This is what I have used throughout the card here from the background to coloring the floral image.

Speaking of floral image, isn’t it gorgeous?!  I have had this stamp set on my wish list for a very long time, so I was happy to recieve the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set to play with for this design.  It not only has this gorgeous floral image, but it has some really awesome quotes to go with it!

For my card, I first started by masking off an area with some purple tape on some Aqua Pigment Paper that was large enough for my floral image.  Then I made the background with some help from the “Create Your Own Ending ruler” and baby wipes.  I used a stitched rectangle die, added the sentiment at the bottom of my rainbow panel and made some splatters.  I mounted this piece onto an A2 sized top folding BM Raven cardstock.

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For the image, I had actually started out doing this card in one direction and then totally went a different way.  But the image was stamped with the BM Raven Detail Ink a couple of times over the Aqua Pigment Paper and colored it with Aqua Pigments using the Aqua Pigment Brush Set.  I cut an entire image of one and attached it over the rainbow background with liquid glue and then I fussy cut just the flowers and popped them up with foam tape over the full image.  I added some of that gorgeous shimmer with the BM Pearl Aqua Pigment and then finished off the design by adding some clear sequins over it.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today as I had so much fun making it!  I can’t wait to create another project to share with you this month using Brutus Monroe products!  So be sure to stay tuned this month and follow along on the Brutus Monroe Blog for more inspiration with these products!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Stamping Sensations – Show Your True Colors
  2. Get Creative – Anything Goes with optional twist: Favorite color combo
  3. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  4. Artistic Inspiration – Anything Goes
  5. Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
  6. Alphabet Challenge – “F” is for Flowers
  7. Simply Create Too – Anyting Goes with optional twist:  Lots of flowers
  8. Rainbow Card Challenge – Neon Rainbow0619 Neon Rainbow

41 thoughts on “Conservatory of Quotes – Guest Designing with Brutus Monroe! + video!

  1. This is one stunning card, and I loved watching the video of how you created it! All that fussy cutting was well worth it, and I like the added color on the image as opposed to the white. It gives it much more interest against that beautiful rainbow background! I LOVE that sentiment too!

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  2. Not only a fabulous card, but a wonderful video! It’s always a pleasure hearing your voice and your sweet giggle. Vicki, you are so talented, and I thank you for showing the baby wipe theme. I’d never heard of Brutus Monroe! Where have I been? Congratulations on your GDT gig with them – they are exceptionally blessed to have your talent showcasing their products. I do prefer the latter version of your flowers as opposed to the white (just sayin’) Wishing you a great week-end, Vicki! hugs, de

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    1. Awe! That is so sweet Donna! Thank you!! Brutus Monroe is somewhat new to me as well since last Summer and I’m thrilled with this opportunity with them! 🙂 I like the colored version too!! Wink!!


  3. Oh this is simply put BEAUTIFUL – will watch the video tonight (from 12 am to 6 AM as my internet is free then and I am running real close to my limit this month). The background is simply stunning and again the splatters add the finishing touch. What fun to be a guest designer for a great company.


  4. A really beautiful floral creation, the blooms really pop against the rainbow of colour, many thanks for sharing with us and joining in our June theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x


  5. Congrats on you GDT place Vicki and fabulous creation the flower stamp is gorgeous and love your delicate colouring-great video too.Thank you for joining us at Get Creative
    Carol DT x


  6. Absolutely beautiful Vicki. We asked you to show your true colours and you’ve done that in abundance. Your background is blended beautifully and the flowers look really pretty. It’s a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us in our ‘Show Your True Colours’ challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x


  7. WOW Vicki, this is stunning!! Gorgeous flower image and I love how you created the colorful background! Great video… I’ve never seen this technique before, I’ll have to give it a try!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. I’ve never heard of the Agua Pigments before – and they’re so pretty! Love your gorgeous card. A beautiful image. Congrats on the guest spot too!


  9. Stunning card Vicki and what a striking flower image. Love the fun colours on the background too x. Many congratulations on guesting with this amazing card x


  10. WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING! I adore the fabulous background–those beautiful blooms just POP off of it! I hope you link this up with us at The Rainbow Card Challenge this month! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx


  11. Absolutely stunning Vicki!! The background really makes the flower pop. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  12. A stunning card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT


  13. Vicki, I love how the monotone image pops off the gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge, and I hope we see you again soon.
    Em, DT


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