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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Indian Sunset Card

One thing I love to do is play with a brayer. I take great inspiration from Michelle Zindorf, who is the most amazing brayer artist I've come across.

I took inspiration for this card whilst recently watching a documentary about India. I'm at the stage where I see potential in everything, and when I saw a beautiful sunset over a temple, I thought how I could recreate that!

I punched a circle from a Post-it Note and stuck it to some Very Vanilla cardstock. This created the mask for my sun. Starting from the top, I then brayered the whole page with So Saffron ink (#105213). I then followed this with Pumpkin Pie ink (#105216), again running it down the page but this time letting it fade out towards the bottom. Finally I used some Tangerine Tango (#111834) for the top third of the picture, and then a little Riding Hood Red (#111836) at the very top finished the sunset.

If you hadn't guessed, the domes and minaret were created using the Ornament punch (#119847) out of Basic Black cardstock (#121688). The decorative beading around the domes are SU! pearls (#119247) coloured with permanent black marker. The two birds were made using the sides of the Round Tab punch (#119864), and the photo corners, made from the Curly Label punch (#119851) out of Brushed Gold cardstock (#124917) finished the picture.

It was then matted onto Very Vanilla (#106550) and Basic Black (#121688) cardstock and set on a Riding Hood Red (#116205) card.

I know a lot of people get scared of brayering.  Hopefully soon I'm going to do a class called "Brayering for the Terrified". Watch this space!

TFL! Joanne x

1 comment:

Helen said...

This is soooooooo fabulous!