After watching Barbara (from Clarity stamps
) doing a cloudy sky technique on TV the other weekend I just had to give it a go on Heather’s card and I have to say it is dead easy to do.
To get the cloudy sky you pull out a cotton wool ball to make it nice and fluffy and flattish and you flatten it onto an old embossing ink pad. Take some silk card and now squash the cotton wool onto the sky area of your card using the palm of your hand (not finger tips). Remove the cotton wool then using a brayer and some blue dye ink, brayer over it. Now if I remember correctly Barbara then went over it lightly with a darker shade of blue but I didn’t. Then buff the card with a piece of kitchen roll.
Inks: Adirondak Stonewashed blue and Black, Distress inks Frayed burlap and Forest moss, Stampin up Bordering blue
Card: White card, black card, white silk card
Stamps: Clarity stamps
Row of trees, Lavinia stamps
Chasing dreams (sml), mushrooms (sml), fairy steps and wild grasses and flowers, Woodware Nature fun (tiny snail)
Other: copic pens to colour certain areas, black tiny nail heads, stickles
Inspiration for this card is from Lavinia stamps
picture gallery (tranquillity). It is not quite a direct copy but very nearly. I used the brayer for mine and a couple of different stamps but the over all design is Tracey Dutton’s. I made this for Grace’s birthday – I love the peaceful aspect to this card and I resisted the temptation to put too much stamping around the edges for once.
Inks: Adirondak Sailboat blue, Black and Eggplant, Distress ink Stormy sky
Card: white, black and blue card
Stamps: Lavinia stamps
cat, lily pad, bamboo, wild flower and bugs, Elusive images Oriental good deeds.
Other: Mini mosaic tiles, stickles, opaque pink pen, green glaze pen
I love how this one turned out – I did think at one stage it would become too dark and a bit messy as I find it hard to stop adding more. You can’t really tell from this photo but there are tiny glittery highlights in areas, the large wings have been water coloured using an aqua brush brushed through a glitter pen first to give a glittery sheen on them and the little fairies wings have the same glitter pen on them but not brushed through.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, Stampin up Mellow moss and Old olive, Adirondack Sunshine yellow and Woodland, copic pens to colour the green goddess
Card: White, black, old olive
Stamps: Lavinia stamps
: tree root, slender mushrooms large and small, willow, fern leaf, green goddess, three small dancing fairies, trailing ivy corner, mushrom houses
Other: glitter pen
I love doing these brayered cards and this is a nice one for a female of any age group. The project is from The craft stamper mag, April 2009 and at the last crop a few of the other ladies and I had a bit of a brayer workshop. I added the punched leaves later.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, Adirondack Red pepper, Cranberry and eggplant, Distress ink Mustard seed, Stampin up Mellow moss
Card: white card, black card, green and black vellum
Stamps: Lavinia stamps flower fairy, fern leaf, folliage and trailing ivy corner, (butterflies stamp was borrowed)
Other: punched butterfly and leaves to embellish, fantasy film for fairy wings, dots of glitter pen
I made this for my great friends who are having way too much fun in the sun!
This time I left a space at the top corner when I brayered the blues and greens to emulate the suns rays coming through the water. It was misted with a little water to keep it misty looking and I masked some of the sea weed so the sea horse looks like it is swimming behind it.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, Stampin up Bashful blue, Mellow moss and Sage shadow, Adirondack Slate and woodlands
Card: white, black, holographic aqua
Stamps: Lavinia stamps
, Mermaid silhouette, Sea creatures and scene, grasses fro English Stamp Co. Oriental plate 3
Other: netting, mixed fibres, glitter pen, gen clusters, Bedazzles electric slide, Diamond glaze
This one is quite simply brayed along each corner of the white card then stamped. It was a little too bright so I then spritzed it with water and a little gold powder (this gives it a misty effect with a very slight golden sheen when tilted). Ignore the fluffy bits at the top of the olive layer as this just brushes away – which I meant to do before I photographed it.
Inks: Big and juicy Spice (green end only), Stampin up Mellow moss, Adirondak Woodlands
Card: white silk card, brown textured, old olive, mellow moss
Stamps: Lavinia stamps, Rubber tapestry clear, Papertreyink Out on a limb sentiments
Other: Mellow moss ribbon, brown brads
Earlier this week it was our great friend’s Fraser and Carey’s wedding anniversary!
I love Lavinia stamps especially the fairies and wildlife silhouettes, they are very delicate and detailed. Guess what – I have just gone and bought some more!!
Inks: black document ink, Stampin up old olive and Mellow moss, Distress ink Aged mahogany
Card: white card, glossy white card, black card, patterned paper, black vellum
Stamps: Lavinia stamps fairy couple and mushrooms, Basic grey Flourish corners, RS Tapestry clear ferns and foliage
Other: Marvy pens to colour, maidenhair fern punch, Prima Camelot rose, pink stickles, Stampin up oval and scalloped punch, black half pearls