We have a technique challenge this month over at In Love With Stamping - to use brayering in your project. After seeing the gorgeous brayered cards made by Jo over at Stampin 'n Stuff I decided to create my own version.
Stamp sets: Autumn Days, Flight of the Butterfly, Sincere Salutations (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Wide Grosgrain Ribbon: Regal Rose
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Whisper White
Punch: 1-1/4" Circle
Other: White EP, Ribbon Slider (Hodgepodge), Brayer
Non-SU: Post-it Notes
Just for a change I started with a DL size card blank in Pretty in Pink.
For the brayering I start with a larger piece of card than needed and trim to the best effect after I've finished. All layers were added using Pretty in Pink ink and for each layer I inked up the brayer and then rolled it off once onto scrap paper before rolling onto the Whisper White card. The first layer was rolled once lightly all over the card. I then punched a Circle from the sticky edge of a Post-it note (fold in half or use two layers together ). The circle was placed for the sun and then I brayered again. Next I tore a wavy edge along a Post-it and used this to mask off the top edge of the card and brayered a couple of times. The Post it was moved down and off-set and brayered another couple of times.
Using Regal Rose I stamped various flowers and leaves, stamping twice without reinking occasionally to get differences in colour density.
The little butterflies were stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White, cut out, shaped and adhered with a rolled up glue dot. The sentiment was added in Versamark and heat embossed with White EP.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.