Sunday, 2 May 2010

May technique challenge at In Love With Stamping

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.

Sara xx


Deezines Art said...

Hi Sara - I have seen a lot of cards using this technique and even had a go myself but your card is stunning. I love the touch of blue against the pink, thank you for sharing this with us. - Jacquelin xx

lindyloo said...

Hello Sara hope you are having a good sunday we have just had roast dinner and I could just do a iccle nap lol oh sara this card is simply sunning and love the colour combo lindyloo x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Sara this is stunning!
Clare x

Frenchiejo said...

That is absolutely beautiful, Sara. I'd have never thought to use Autumn Days like that. Stunning! x

debbi taylor said...

beautiful - i so need to practice this and Joshua this morning just looks like he has been headbutted! but he is fine and back to normal - thanks for asking x

Linby said...

This is stunning. Love those butterflies as they really pop against the pinks.