Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunset on the Serengeti - Brayer Technique

I'm off to work shortly, :( Will not be able to really really play this week double :( But anyway, I did these cards yesterday needed a few more masculine cards and am uploading them this morning before I head off to work.

I fell in love with both these images as soon as I saw them at I Brake for Stamps. so, I purchased these and a few others. I knew they would be perfect for a brayered card. I find I reach for my brayer whenever I do masculine cards. I love to brayer, but don't do it often enough. What a mess I So once again, I dusted it off and put it to the test. I began with versa mark & Classic Black ink and stamped this image on White Glossy Paper, then heat embossed with embossing powder so that when I brayered over the image, it would not pick up any other colors. I began to brayer on Summer Sun,then Cameo Coral and finished it up with a touch of Real Red. I followed this technique for both images.

I could not get a good image yesterday, it is a very dark and dreary day. So I didn't have good lightening. They are much prettier in real life.
Image #1: Elephants:

Figured since my hands were already covered in ink, and everything was already out might as well make another card. So here goes...

Image #2: Cactus Silouette

Image: I Brake for Stamps: Elephants & Cactus Silouette
Paper: White Glossy Paper, Basic Black, Peach Parfait
Inks: Stampin Up: Classic Black, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Real Red
Extras: Brayer, MS Self Adhesive Ribbon (believe it or not from last years Halloween collection) Stampin Up Corner Punch and Self Adhesive rhinestones.

As always, thanks for looking have a great day.


Lia said...

wonderful cards debbie, I love the elephants
hugs Lia

Donalda said...

Oh hon these cards are just beautiful !!! Love the brayer technique it is gorgeous. IBFS has some great images don't t hey?? Hugs

Tammi said...

Oh wow, beautiful scenes and design, love these! ~hugs

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous... Oh your coloring on both of these is fantastic. Wonderful brayer work. Enjoy the time back at work. Hope you have a great week.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wooooohhhh... this is stunning.
i have tried this technique and i have found it soooo difficult.
your card are amazing!!!

ps it would be nice to see your calendars!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards Debbie.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Thank you debbie