Thursday 31 January 2013

Make a scene ...

... no, I haven't been stamping my feet and having a tantrum ... but making a scene with a brayer and inks - how I wish I was half as good at it as Barbara Gray is (I so admire her work) ... but I tried. I used my splodge mat for the first time (had it for a long while and this is the first chance to use it). I used a variety of ink pads - broken china, stormy sky and bundled sage distress inks and lake mist, meadow, pitch black and salmon Adirondack dye inks. All of the trees and bushes are Clarity stamps, inked with pitch black, but using faded stamping as well.

I was prompted to get the inks and brayer out by the Daring cardmakers challenge for this week (closing very soon): Setting the scene. This challenge is being sponsored by Docrafts who are giving one of their 4 exciting new sets of Build-A-Scene Dies each worth £19.95.

For the first scene I masked off a circle for the moon, but then brayered over to create a cloudy, mist where the moon is just about evident.

On this one, the moon was masked off, but then brayered gently to create a slightly layered look (which is actually more salmon looking irl):

This is also for:

A card a day facebook
CRAFT 192: make a mask/use a mask - for the moon
Alota 99: make your own backgrounds