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Thursday, 1 November 2012


Good morning,

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


  1. wow just loving this Vee, fabbie brayered background

  2. This is gorgeous. Love the really soft colours and the stamping is fab. Really beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

  3. This is beautiful - thanks for joining the silhouette challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  4. This is beautiful! I love the soft colours and the contast of the silhouettes... and your brayering is fabulous!

    I came here from seeinng your card as the Daily Talent Spot at the Joanna Sheen challenge blog... and I must say your makes are just lovely! I've been scrolling through your posts and they're all so gorgeous! :)



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