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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Try This Technique!!


Hello everyone!!! I hope you had a great week and are ready to start your Memorial Day weekend with a little stamping!!!! I had to work this week so I am really behind on everything...I actually cooked my poor hubby something yesterday!! We are having our May and June family birthday party today so I will have to clean up my house a little and cook an bunch....food always tastes better when you have loved ones around to enjoy it, too!!! Anyway....

 I am really in my element when I can make a mess....and last Monday's TLC challenge on Splitcoast was for everyone who likes to get inky!! My challenge was to make some brayered paper elements....to create a card or project with paper elements that were made from brayered cardstock. The instructions were easy peasy.....

1. Use a brayer to roll different colors of ink on a piece of cardstock or patterned paper. You don't have to make it perfect because you want to see the different shades, spaces, and patterns.
2. You can use different shades of the same color or use complementary colors...what ever strikes your fancy. If you have a spectrum pad, half the work is done for you!
3. Use dies or punches to cut out your images or stamp an image on the brayered cardstock, cut it out, and add to your project.
4. Now, if you are a rebel and want to do something different, cut your image out first, brayer the colors over it and then use it on your project.
5. You can use any stamped image or diecut as long as there is enough open space to see the combo of colors.
6. You can add a little texture if you want by distressing, embossing, or crumpling up the paper to add a little interest.
7. If you don't have a brayer, don't stress...sponging  or just swiping the ink pads on the paper will be ok, too!!!
8. Have fun and make a mess!!!!

For my sample card, the vanilla cardstock for the butterfly was brayered with Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette. The butterfly stamp from Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free set was stamped on the brayered paper twice, both were cut out and popped up on foam dots. The leaves were cut out of vanilla card stock that was brayered with Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss. The flower was cut out of vanilla cardstock that was brayered with Sahara Sand and Curmb Cake. Spellbinder's dies were used for the leaves and the flower. The brayer had a little Taken withTeal on it from another project...I like the added color. The sewing, corrugated butterfly, pearl flourish, twine, and the wood birdcage finish it off.

No excuses, now...you have got to give this fun challenge a try....let me know how it turned out!!!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!





13 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh wow Joan, what a beautiful, beautiful card! Love the butterflies and gorgeous flower! Love this card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Joan, I like all the texture, the colours and the beautiful butterfly.
Kevin xx

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous! Love all those elements and your beautiful butterfly.

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is adorable I love the bird cage

Kathy and Lucky said...

You are too funny, in your element when you can make a mess, thanks for the giggles. Your card is vision a loveliness, my goodness, since I don't know where to start I am just going to say I love it all. Have a great weekend.

VanessaB said...

i said WOW just seeing this card in my blogger reader, and even bigger wow when I got to your page! this is amazing! oh how i love all that dimension! GORGEOUS!!! i wonder where i stashed my brayer... it's been years since i've used that thing... hmm... have a great weekend! :)

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card with so many different and wonderful details! LOVE that double butterfly too. Beautiful card, Joan.
Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.
Lynn

Becky said...

This is beautiful Joan. Love all the details and great technique..:)
Have a great weekend.

Patti J said...

Joan, this is stunning! Wow. I love everything about it! Gotta start remembering to get my brayer out! lol...Have a good weekend with family.

Linda Palmer said...

This is gorgeous! I love your cards but this one definitely has a WOW included in it.

Annette said...

Joan this is stunning...I love all that amazing detail...that butterfly and the bird cage are just amazing...

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend...

Patrice said...

Love that butterfly!

Carole of Brum said...

Oh what a gorgeous design, Joan, and I love the brayered elements. I bet it was so fun to get all inky - hope it didn't take too long to clean up after, lol.

You have a lot of elements on such a small space but all so perfectly placed - it's really satisfying to let my eyes wander round and take in all the embellishments. Really fab work! CoB