Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm no Zindorf

Sunrise at Swansea - Upsy Daisy


I was around at Tania's the other day, having a lovely time stamping and embossing, when on my way out the door, Tania mentioned that she forgot to ask me to demo the brayer!

I suddenly remembered a great technique that I saw in a Card Making Magazine recently. There were some examples of Stampscapes stamped over photos of sunsets. Brilliant idea!! I thought this technique would look great using the Stampin' Up! Silhouette range of stamps. So here I am with example number one out of six that I did this afternoon. I'll show you the rest in a later post.

I printed out lots of photos that my hubby had taken on a family holiday to Swansea (on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania) and some sunset photos taken in Cambodia in 2008. I just printed them on Whisper White cardstock, stamped the silhouette in Basic Black and for this example, I added a sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes. Voila! So easy.

I certainly won't stop trying to master the brayer (I love Michelle Zindorf's work) and it's a great tool for emboss resist as well, but I certainly have a lot more practising to do!

Here's my first attempt at using the brayer (which I did long before I started blogging). I tore strips of paper to mask the different layers of colours that I used. From memory, the colours were More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I used the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature.

Brayered Sunset

Go on, give it a go! If you would like to order any of the silhouette range of stamps or any other SU product, please feel free to email me at - bronaddinktivedesigns@gmail.com

Until next time ....


7 comments:

Mae Collins said...

I too am inspired by Michelle Zindorf's brayering techniques but am definately not in her league! Love the idea you shared here with silhouette stamps and photo images, we have some great shots of Park Beach where we live!

Amanda said...

Beautiful Beautiful card, Bron. I love the sunset card and think its simple but clever, and I still love the first brayered card you made too. Well done, and thanks again for popping in today, it was lovely to see you xx ( and the maths rescue was completely wonderful too :-))

Leonie said...

Braying is one of my fav techniques and Michelles work blows my mind! You creation is just gorgeous, I was looking at the picture thinking how on earth did she do that! lol!

Sam said...

WOW Bronwyn...your brayering is amazing! If this were my first attempt...I'd be stoked.

Best wishes,
Sam.

lindiloo said...

Your work is beautifu!! You have really captured the scenery!

Richelle said...

what a great idea! I never thought of stamping over a photo... will have to try this one for sure! TFS

Stamping With Danielle said...

That scripture is my favourite at the moment. I have it on a little plaque on a stand and it sits right in front of me while I stamp. Beautiful card! You're so clever.
Danielle

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