Friday 3 December 2010

Dasher - With Brayer

I spotted a beautiful card over on SCS today and had to have a go at creating it myself! The original (created by Kari Metzger) was created using sponging, but as I'm practising my brayering this month I decided to change the technique :o)

I love how the above card came out. The white ring around the moon really makes it stand out. I used Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point and a little Night of Navy to brayer the sky. For the moon itself, I used So Saffron and just a touch of Cajun Craze - and I sponged this on.

I changed the colour scheme for my second attempt. This time the entire card is brayered and I used So Saffron, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler. I added the moon mask after I had brayered the More Mustard. This time there is no ring around the moon BUT I've managed to get a fuzzy edge to it, which I quite like. It makes it look like there is a bit of a haze around :o)

Both cards are really simple to create. I'm by no means a brayer expert! But with just a little practice you can get a great look with limited skills :o)

You can find Dasher (£7.95) on page 113 of the Idea Book & Catalogue. The Brayer (£9.95) can be found on page 103.

Teri xx


Lynda said...

Hi Teri - these are stunning and I have that stamp so might give it a go too. Great inspiration!

Love Lynda xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! You did a great job with the brayer.

Stevie said...

Teri - these are just gorgeous. Was going to brayer my Xmas cards - might change it to add one of your moos too. Lovely Lovely lovely!

simplyfairies said...

Ohheee these are beautiful, wished my brayering was as good!