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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Brayering - Lovely as a Tree

So here's my last brayered card for the moment. Bashful blue and old olive form a great staple base for a landscape card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. To get the distinction between grass and sky which is not a straight line, you just need to make a mask for the sky, before brayering the grass, by stamping the trees image on a separate piece of paper, and cut away the area below the'hills' line. Simple but effective!
Pop back to see what inspiration (if any!), I have for tomorrow.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Brayering with sympathy

Now this one, I didn't particularly like when I had completed it but the more I see it , the more I warm to it! The sentiment comes from Close as a Memory but the floral silhouette is from a US set called Upsy Daisy. I am so hoping that it makes the new SU catalogue in October. I am sure that you will all want the set as it is beautiful.
Barely banana, pale plum, not quite navy and a hint of night of navy gives the colour combination here. The image and sentiment were stamped in Night of navy.
The moon was made with the masking technique and I also masked when adding the pale plum layer to get the effect of curved skies/ mountains at this point.
Just one more to go if you pop back tomorrow.
See you then and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Brayering for Christmas

Another colourway, ideal for an early start on your Christmas cards. This time , a combination of bashful blue, tempting turquoise and not quite navy/ night of navy. And the lovely little deer from Winter Post. And the trees were from Lovely as a Tree.
Always a hint of dazzling diamonds to set the snowy scene!
I've edged the Night of Navy cardstock with Frost White shimmer paint from Stampin'Up with a sponge dauber which gives a lovely fine, even line around the edge.
Thanks for popping back.
See you tomorrow!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Brayering Workshop

I held a brayering workshop for some lovely ladies on Saturday, and this is the first of 4 cards we made. The idea was to concentrate on the technique using the brayer rather than the shape/layout of the card. Now I have to admit that I am NOT Barbara Gray! I admire her greatly as she is truly the goddess of the brayer!
However, practice can make perfect but I am not quite there yet!
So just a combination of colours - barely banana, so saffron, pumpkin pie and rose red from Stampin'Up with two beautifully useful stamps from Autumn Days, stamped in close to cocoa.
Please pop back to visit my blog for the other 3 cards over the coming days.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Can you resist this..........................................


I have only 3 of these limited edition Stampin' Up bags which I shall be giving the first three people to place an order of £100 or more (+ £5.00 P&P) , during July.
In addition, you will also receive:
Darling Dots stamp set
AND £15 of Stampin' Up products of your choice

So, if you find this offer too hard to resist, and would like to own one of these 'Circle Circus' design bags, just have a look in the main or mini catalogues, and email me to place your order:
REMEMBER - 'once they're gone, they're gone!'

For orders of £50 or more, I will give you a further £10 of Stampin' Up products of your choice.
PLUS - one lucky person will receive a level 1 hostess stamp set
(this will be drawn out of a hat when all 6 spaces are taken)

Spaces are limited, so if you are interested in either of these offers,
just let me know.
01933 353695



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