Saturday 14 July 2012

Sun / Moon - Craftymess Challenge beginning Saturday 14th July

Hi all and welcome to my crafty blog.

Today I am posting my DT card for the new challenge starting today over at the  The Craftymessers Challenge Blog .  The challenge, chosen by our teamie FIONA, runs for a fortnight and the theme is Sun and/or Moon.

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I've been wanting to try out Brayer techniques for a while now and inspired by this theme and my teamies, I gave it a go for this challenge.

First thing I noticed was I didn't have enough ink pads and the ones I had were not big enough!  I know, I know, I can hear you say "call yourself a papercrafter"...the shame of it. But this will be rectified soon as more colours and bigger ink pads are part of the next crafty shopping list.  Undaunted by my lack of kit,  I soldiered on with my current stock and got quite messy and inky in the process.. Great FUN!!!!

I started with a piece of plain white smooth cardstock with a punched circle masking the spot where I wanted the sun and started with the lighter colour blue. I loaded the brayer with ink, making sure that I left no gaps on the roller and starting off the paper, began rolling the ink lightly across the card. Working toward the middle, I repeated the process until I got the colour and the blend I wanted. At the opposite end of the card, I started with the darker blue, but this time before I applied the ink to the cardstock, I ran the brayer lighty over a piece of crumpled paper to lift off some of the ink. Then, when I applied the ink to the card it produced a 'ripple' effect on the water.

The background was created with a torn piece of paper masking out a mountain shape and carefully brayered in the ink. I used the piece of paper I'd punched the circle out of to act as a mask for the 'sun', which helped me to stay inside the lines and get a nice misty effect on the sun. To create perspective, I stamped some reeds in black ink in the bottom right hand corner and added three bird outlines with fineliner pen. The finished card was matted onto white and gold cardstock and then adhered to a Kraft cardbase.

Those of you you read my blog already know that I love getting inky and this was my kind of creative fun.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit and don't forget to leave you comment. Your time and comments are appreciate.

Angela x

Materials Used
White, Gold and Kraft cardstock from stash
Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass
Stampin'Up - Ballet Blue
Memento - Danelion
Stampers Anomymous -  Nature's Discovery Stamp
Verve -  All about you
Stylos Fineliner Pen - Black

1 comment:

  1. Love what you've done here Angela. The water texturing you have achieved is marvellous. Haven't been brave enough to give it a go myself yet but you are inspiring. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x


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