Monday, August 31, 2009

Trees and A Brayer

I was inspired by a recent post on the Gingerwood board to break out my much neglected brayer. I've never had much luck with getting good results from a brayer so I guess I just stopped trying. After watching this great tutorial on using a brayer, I think there may be hope after all!
This card started with stamping the trees (SU Lovely as a Tree) in black pigment ink and embossing with clear embossing powder. I punched a circle from the sticky end of a post it note and placed down where the moon is. Then I used the brayer to add more mustard and night of navy ink to the scene. I also used my white Signo pen to highlight one side of the tree trunks and the ground under the trees.
The sentiment is from the SU set called Elegant Cheer and I used a brayer with more mustard ink on white cardstock to make it match the main layer of the card.
The metal embellishments are SU's hodgepodge hardware and the grosgrain ribbon is SU also.

Maybe a little more practice will make my brayer one of my tools that gets used in my art studio!


marciad said...

Beautiful card. You did do well with the brayer technique.

Cindy H. said...

This came out so beautiful, Tara, and I love the colors and layout!!

KathyR said...

It's gorgeous! I still can't brayer!

Cathy in Az said...

That's a hit in my book, think I'll go looing for my brayer!
Thanks Tara!
Cathy in Az

michelle ward said...

Tara - this is my first time to your blog (thanks for visiting mine!) and I love your cards. You have a great style. Fab use of the brayer! I admit I hardly ever use mine with ink...but I LOVE IT WITH PAINT!