Sunday, 16 January 2011

What - Another Card!!!!!

I hope you have all had a good weekend despite the rain - honest it has rained and rained and has only just stopped about an hour ago. Not to worry I have put my time to good use in the craft room and managed to have a play.

I have for many years struggled to get to grips with my speedball brayer but after watching Barbara Gray again (I recorded her last week) I decided I was going to have another go. I already had a similar stamp to her Silver Birch (mine came from Stamp Francisco in the US) and so I was set.

I made a prototype card that was an absolute disaster and I got ink over everything including my hands - don't ask! - and left a trail of inky blue fingerprints all the way to the bathroom - Bazzer was not best please. Anyway this is the final card I don't think it turned out too bad and I'm going to make a few more - hopefully they will look similar to the one here but who knows :-)

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:-

Crafty Hazel's Challenge - Trees
Stamp, Scrap Doodle - Anything goes
Lets Ink Up - Anything Goes
Blog-a-doodle - Winter in the Woods
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Masking
Lots to Do - Brayering
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  1. What a cool card, Sue - you've certainly mastered that brayer (I keep meaning to get mine out of the drawer). Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 3 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. Wow fantastic, great stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

  3. I love this is so very gorgeous.
    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge hugs chris xx

  4. Hi Sue, WOW! this is amazing, you definately know how to use that brayer. Only had mine out once and it took an instant dislike to me, think it's hibernating in a drawer somewhere.

    Donna x

  5. Stunning card Sue

    Thanks for sharing with the LTD challenge x Hilda

  6. Wow Sue I'm impressed and what a fantastic stamp!!! :)
    Von x

  7. Fantastic stamping, masking and brayering! lol! The end result was worth the trouble! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  8. Wow, absolutely amazing!! Love that background and the whole scene is amazing.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at stamp something!

  9. Gorgeous card, you've done a fab job with your brayer and I love that stamp! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  10. Fabulous card perfect brayering and the silver birch shines in the moonlight. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do one last time XOXO Zoe

  11. You did a great job with the card. It is beautiful!

    Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  12. This is gorgeous, love your brayering and that stamp is fab x

  13. Lovely card with all the different shades of blue.

  14. Love this card - it really does look like winter in the woods. Still working up to the challenge of brayering myself and I've taped Barbara as well. Looks as though I better have the baby wipes to hand :)Regards, Elizabeth

  15. What a great look ... Love this card & the wonderful technique ...
    Hugs, Janie

  16. Your card is fantastic!!!!!
    Hugs Agnieszka
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  17. Wonderful card Sue.. I'm so glad you mentioned where you got this wonderful Silver Birch stamp from cos I couldn't remember where I got mine. So thanks again.
    I got here via Lets Ink it Up

    Sue X
    ps your interpretation is soooo much nicer than mine :)

  18. totally amazing card
    Ann xxx