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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Playing with ink...

...a brayer and some post-its.

For the Week 28 challenge over at "Less is More" the theme is 'One layer' using inks and the folk over at "Scrapology" (Aug Card challenge) want to see a landscape using brayering - they also want to see a sun.

So using some Post-its to create a frame and the sun I made this card.
I couldn't find my circle punch so I cut around a 2p to mask the area where the sun was to be. Then using a 'Mountain Rose' Adirondack ink pad I brayered my card - gradually building up the colour. The mask for the sun was removed and a further layer was run across with the brayer to create a hazy look.
The stamps are some that I borrowed from a friend and I have no idea what make they are - I just liked the effect they created when I stamped over the background with black Stazon ink.

The Post-it note frame mask was removed and a piece of black ribbon attached just to finish things off. Hope you like it........................

23 comments:

Susan said...

Fab job on the inking...and a peaceful scene you've created too!

Lynn Stevens said...

its so striking with the black ink against the sunset, beautifully done Toni,
hugs Lynn

Chrissie said...

Not a lot of white space on this one, but your scene looks terrific!
Great job with the brayer!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Absolutely gorgeous Toni, great work with the brayer :D

Lynn said...

Beautiful card and well done in being first to enter our challenge this month. Thanks for taking part.
Lynn x

Sandra said...

So much work went into this and it really was worth it, it's fabulous

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card loving the scene, the colour is beautiful.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow Toni, this is lovely!!! Your scene is gorgeous! Way to go getting into two challenges again, I struggle sometimes finding one to play along with. I'm joining the LOTV this week - thanks for the heads up. I want you to grab "The I Blame You Button" because you have cost me a fortune and that's a good thing! LOL Please spread the button to others that have cost you to increase your craft tools.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There, pretty card, well done with the brayer, well worth all the effort and great card, Gay x

voodoo vixen said...

Like it? It's fabulous! Love how it all blends together and you wouldn't know that it was all done in different stages... hmmm, mehtinks a post it note may be in my future...

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Dreamy. I haven´t tried my brayer with inks yet. Thanks for the "last layer" tip.

Mandi said...

Although there isn;t too much white sapce, this is a lovely silhouetted scene
Super inking

Thanks so much
Mandi
diva LIM
"Less is More"

Debbie said...

That's beautiful, fabulous technique with the brayering and masking!

Debbie x

Allison said...

ooh that's lovely Toni
Allisonx

Virginia said...

Saw this on the Scrapology blog - beautiful card, brayering (if that's a word) isn't something I've really ever tried -might have to give it a whirl!

Claire said...

This is gorgeous.... you probably didn't make it to be..but it's lovely card for with sympathy... LOVE the colour xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

A gorgeous card, I saw it on Scrapology first, and I love the hazy look you have got with the sun. Might try and get this challenge done, need a kick to do something with my new brayer :)

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and colour

Kathyk

Aileen said...

Your scene is very pretty. I'm just getting to grips with the brayer but I love it. x

Linda said...

Lovely card Toni, thanks for joining in this month ;)
Linda x

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow...gorgeous..i love the beautiful charming glow and vibe to yor work.....a very vintage-y feel..beautifu work..just stunning!
Victoria

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous card Toni, its really stiking. Thanks for joining in with the challenge

Anita said...

What a pretty card Toni, I love the gentle shades and the overall effect, reminds me of a lovely hazy end of summer/beginning of autumny morning. Thanks for joining in the Scrapology Challenge, good luck :)..xx