Yay, I have finally managed to master my brayer! How did I do this I hear you ask?
Well, after watching a demonstration with the brilliant Barbara Gray at a recent craft show, I decided to spend some of my hard earned cash on a 'Splodge Mat'. I then tucked it away carefully in my craft room, a little afraid to use it in case I failed again! But boldy pushing my fear aside yesterday, I prepared all my equipment, chose my inks and had a play - finally achieving some success!
I wanted to enter the Joanna Sheen challenge this week, which is 'Silhouettes' so had a play around with a brayered background for my card. This is what I came up with ...
I used Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress inks with the brayer to make the background for both the picture and the card blank. I over stamped the card blank with a swirly stamp and highlighted this with some pearlised chalks for a little extra interest. The silhouette scenery stamps are mainly Clarity stamps and I added a little sprinkle of crystal glitter from the fairy (not easy to see on the photo). A piece of black ribbon and bow, some black adhesive pearls and a stamped sentiment finish the card.
It was very different for me not using any paper products on my card, but I must say I'm very pleased with my attempt and the 'Splodge Mat' definitely made it easier to manage the brayer - I can see my little brayer might not spend quite so much time in the cupboard now. Lol!
Enjoy your Thursday,
Hugz, Jan xx