Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6//9 LSN Brayer Challenge - Card Two


I created this card for this week's Late Night Stamper Challenge which is to use your brayer. I used some Presto Patterned Designer Series Paper for a couple of the background papers. It's so cool to just whip your brayer out, roll out the color of your choice and ta da . . .  it looks like you just did some fancy embossing!

OK . . . I'll be the first to tell you that I am a novice when it comes to using the brayer for creating landscapes . . . but, I have to admit that I kind of like the way this card turned out. My sun has a "halo" which I'm not entirely pleased with . . . but a white halo is better than a green one which I think is what blue and yellow would create if I got the brayer any closer. I'm open to your suggestions for improvement!

How do you like that "shape?" Kind of wild and whimsical . . . isn't it? I was inspired by the cards that Mary Jo Price-Williams created for her weekly Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (which I incorporated into this card for a double challenge!) She used the Top Note Die to cut a narrower shape and that is what I was going to do, too . . . but then I thought, hmm . . . how else could I make a shape with the Top Note and this is what happened! I simply put the edges of my paper just part-way onto the Top Note to cut the shapes. You have to run your paper and die through the Big Shot machine four times and I think each one that you create would be different from the next one because it is hard to judge exactly where to put it for an "even" look! And, you know that when we can't get something "even" we call it "whimsical!" lol!

I have two sneak peak products on this card . . . Daffodil Delight paper and ink on the sun and and Crumb Cake ink for the sand. I used makers to color my palm tree.

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for dropping by my blog for a visit.

Stamps: Tropical Party from the Summer Mini, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Presto Patterned Specialty DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, StazOn Black
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Top Note Die, Brayer
Accessories: Chocolate Chip and Garden Green Marker
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

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2 comments:

jenn said...

When I do a sun or moon, I punch a circle out of a post it, use the negative image to sponge the sun or moon, and then place the circle on top and brayer the sky. I haven't had any issue with a halo effect. I hope this helps

MJ said...

Wow, that would be the perfect place for a newly married couple. Great job with the brayering! Love it. Thanks for using my sketch challenge.