Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Brayers roll again


Morning all, really quick shares today, got another appointment with the osteopath this morning to do a bit more on the shoulder and need to make an appearance at work, but as you seemed to like looking at my brayer attempts yesterday though I would share a couple more.

And I have decided that as several of you hinted at the idea and also some lovely mails asking so nicely to share how I do it, I am going to do a tutorial................just as soon as there is a decent day of sunshine so I can get some reasonable pictures. So watch this space.

My card above again uses Adirondack dye inks and a whole variety of stamps. I wanted to try and create the appearance of rays of sunshine on the field so after masking and brayering, I did a bit of sponging.....I will try and show this in my tutorial as well.

This second card again incoporates brayering and sponging plus some masking and that lovely Penny Black 2905H sentiment. You will note the trees are all the same ones and I 'need' more....I have seen a lovely tree scape stamp so many times, I think it's Stamping Up, so if anyone knows what it is and where or how I can get it...................please let me know. This card is for the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Winter Wonderland
Shabby Tearoom - as above
Pollycraft - Black and White plus one


My fianl share is using another favourite.............grief do I have a lot of favourites, this one Crafts and Me Orchid of the Night stamped and embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics onto a masked and brayered background. The DP is from American Crafts, the border Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim, the branch is a Sizzix die and of course lashings of glitter and decoupaged fairy wings. This is for the following challenges:

Oldie but a Goodie - Fantasy images (had this since July, so just !)

76 comments:

Jackie said...

What a wonderful set of cards. I love themm all but the top and middle are my favourites. I will look forward to seeing your tutorial :o)
Jackie xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Brenda - thanks for entering our challenge over at Oldie but a goodie with your fairy card ... but i have to say that top card is my very fave .. i just love the effects .. the soil rows are amazing hope tha'ts what they are .. dont want to offend lol) - and the colours are so soft and pretty.
I must have a go.. maybe in April lol
Lisa ;)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

WOW! All your cards are amazing!! Thank you very much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and wonderful brayering! Really stunning
Claire xx

Linby said...

oh Brenda these are breathtaking. I look forward to the tutorial.
Linbyx

Kari said...

These cards are all so fabulous,Brenda!!
Wonderful colours too!
Hope you feel better soon :o)

Hugs,Kari :)

Doreen said...

Well you certainly have mastered the brayering,I think they are gorgeous.I can't wait for the tutorial.xxx

Amanda said...

Beautiful cards! I look forward to seeing your tutorial x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

*SQUEAK* so excited that you'll be doing a tutorial, thanks so much! really looking forwad to it!

These are stunning, love the rays of sunshine, how cool!

and love those trees!

amazing fairy too!

Your so talented!!! Always love seeing your work! Love it!

Hope everythings well with the arm, take care!

Dezinaworld said...

beautiful cards, that first one is stunning. i love it so much its so unique.
I have a freebie on my dezinaworld blog today for just one day and thought i would also let you know about it so you can grab it while its there. Have a lovely week
take care for now
June

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are stunning Brenda. My favourite is the top one, it would look lovely in a frame and hanging on a wall. I'm looking forward to your tutorial.
I hope the trip to the osteopath went well.
Clare x

Mrs.Debbie said...

Your work is beatiful I enjoy your blog TFS

Hugs

Anesha said...

There beautiful cards!!! Hope your shoulder heals soon. Hugs Anesha

nnalorac said...

Stunning works of art Brenda, look forward to the tutorial. Carolxx

Debbie said...

Stunning effects - really is a work of art. :) Look forward to your tutorial. :)
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Shazza said...

oh my goodness, that brayered card is stunning. Love the other two as well and look forward to learning how. Good luck with your appointment
x

Jack said...

Three fabulous cards. I would love to see your brayering tutorials. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda you do make the most gorgeous of cards, and your brayering is fabulous, theyve all got such stunning results. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lynne K said...

Hi Brenda. More wonderful brayering. Both gorgeous. I bet you're thinking of the treescape from the Stampin' Up "Lovely as a Tree" set. It's my all-time favourite tree stamp, and probably everyone else's too! Having said that, I realise I've never actually posted anything using it on my blog! Heather Telford, however, has some lovely examples of it on hers, including this one. As far as I know, it's still available. xx

craftykitten said...

Hiya Brenda,
Love all these cards hun but my fave has to be the first one of the field - just stunning.
Hugs
Dawn x

Lesley said...

What beautiful cards Brenda! That first one is particularly gorgeous! Perfect composition and the colours.......just lovely.
x

Mervi said...

Beautiful set of cards,
the first's field looks amazingly natural,
really fab winter scenery next and
the fairy fabulous with all that glittery.
Yes, waiting for that tutorial, but take care of your shoulder first,-))m

Zoechaos said...

Love the field effect on the top card well love the whole card but the effect is very impressive. XOXO Zoe

Ann said...

fabulous cards yet again
Ann xxx

jules said...

Hi Brenda wow!!! these are stunning!!!!!!

Pauline C said...

3 stunning cards Brenda - the brayer ones are really amazing and i would welcome a tutorial. I esp like the blue one where your scene just covers part of the card with the sentiiment down the side (and what a fab use of a penny Black sentiment :-) ) Your fairy is also gorgeous - thanks for joining in the Oldie But A Goodie challenge this time ;-)
pauline x

Tabitha said...

Looking forward to your tutorial. Those are just beautiful. Love the images you paired them with as well. TFS

Nicole said...

Very pretty! Inspires me to dust off my brayer! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

craftimamma said...

Wow Brenda, I can't believe how bad a blog buddy I've become. I've just spent ages going back over all the beautiful cards I've missed. They are just stunning and these brayered ones really get to me because I am pretty hopeless at brayers.

Sorry to read that your shoulder is being a 'pain' and I do hope you get some relief from your visit to the osteopath today.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kat said...

These are all stunning Brenda but my favourite is definitely the first one. I just can't stop looking at it. Since I've never used a brayer I'd certainly be interested in looking at a tutorial. Hope you got on ok at the osteopath and your visit helped.

Kat xx

Beryl said...

Fantastic cards Brenda. I love to see your work with inks and brayers. The top one makes me long for the fens again. Love those endless views. Hope the visit to the osteopath went well. I'm amazed that you can produce fab work like this even while suffering with your shoulder.
Beryl xx

Linapyssel said...

Hi dearest Brenda!!
Your brayering is so fab, and the fairy is adorable!
I´m sorry I havn´t been in for a while , but I´m trying to get me up to date right now!!
We are all fine, and are all settled in in our new home town! We love it!

Your work is flawless as allways B!! Hope your sholder will be better soon!
Hugs Lina

Julie said...

You've made me very happy!!!! :) have a great week,Julie.x

Sally H said...

Wow! What stunning cards, Brenda! My favourite has to be the field too. Such beautiful colours. I have quite a few tree stamps, but always need some more! Got my eye on Barbara Gray's silver birches. I use my stampin' up tree set loads, so it is definitely worth it!

Esther said...

Hi Brenda - Your cards are stunning, especialy the top one, just beautiful. Glad you're going to do a tutorial, am looking forward to that! I love tree stamps and have some but always on the look out for new ones!

Hope the osteopath helped and your shoulder gets better soon.

Esther xx

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, these are lovely cards. I love the brayering you do. The first one is my favourite - a real work of art. Hope your shoulder is improving and hope to see you soon. Linda x

chris said...

HI B wow these are amazing, so special, love the scenes you have created, looking forward to the tutorial too. hugs chris xxx

Merry said...

Oh so wonderful....all of these creations. Can't wait for the tutorials. I haven't really done brayering before so might try something new this year. :-). Hope your appointment goes well for you.

Rufus said...

Whoot whoot! So glad to hear that a tutorial is in my future! Love 'em all. As soon as I saw the heading in my dashboard I was thinking OK now will have to BEG for a tutorial! So instead of begging will say THANK YOU and pray for lots of sunshine, soon!
R/

Scrappymax said...

Wow Brenda your brayering just gets better and better. I love how you have made the ground look ridged too. Hope your shoulder is getting easier.
Max x

Nikbee said...

I love your brayered cards. I am so glad you are going to do a tutorial, but I must get a brayer so I can try it out! The fairy image is wonderful and I love the glittered wings.
Thank you for joining Incy Wincy this week.

Nikki x

debby4000 said...

WOW stunning cards Brenda, adore the first one such fab colours and details but the other two are just as fabulous.
luv
Debby

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow , just gorgeous, the first made me gasp at the lovely way you have captured the scene.
janex

Lana said...

wow! I love the first two card! And the first one seems like i can step inside and walk through it! charming!

PatR said...

Fabulous selection of cards again Brenda. Love the dimension you created on the first card it's amazing. Looking forward to your tutorial as I do need some help with my brayering.
Love, Pat xx

Anne said...

Stunning Brenda! Thanks for linking up with us this week at TCP. Hugs x

Basteloma said...

Hi brenda,

die Karten sind wunderschön, die erste ist mein Favorit....Du hast das mit den Sonnenstrahlen super hinbekommen

VG
Lissy

Karin said...

Wow these cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Karin x

retriever said...

Wonderfull sets cards, greeting from Belgium

Louisette said...

Best regard from Belgium, Louisette +2 golden retriever, one cat blue

Kay Carley said...

Oh wow!! Just love those first two Brenda!! Absolutely stunnning. I'm sooooooooo envious at what you've achieved in the first card - truly beautiful:) xx

Lynda said...

OMG Brenda these are fabulous and the first card is an absolute stunner! I'm just picking my jaw up off the floor. Can't wait to see how you do it!

Love Lynda xxx

Tracy said...

Wow. more amazing work Brenda, I love the first one best too, but your fairy for my theme at Oldie But A Goodie is totally gorgeous. Thanks for joining in.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Juls said...

wow!!! these are just utterly stunning!!! Love the first one!! Hugs Juls

Kinglake said...

Hiya Brenda, your cards are fab, you sure are good with a brayer! xx jo xx

Violets Corner said...

Wow, they are amazing Brenda! So beautiful! The cards in the earlier post were also fabulous. I'll follow your tut when it comes, the rays are very intriguing. He he, I'll be sitting by my computer with my brayer ready.

Hope the osteopath was gentle and that your arm is a bit better now.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Esther said...

Hi - me again..just been browsing at Lavinia Stamps and they have some lovely tree stamps..(actually I did more than browse but don't tell anyone!!)..Esther xx

Lim said...

Oh WOW!!! You make beautiful cards and specially backgrounds. I love them all!
Hugs,
LIM

pinky said...

They are all gorgeous cards Brenda but that brayered on is absolutely stunning, you amaze me!!

lisa said...

Thanks so much for promising to do a brayering tutorial Brenda. Your cards are absolutely stunning but the brayer frightens me to death. So much so that it hasn't even seen the light of day yet!!!! Your ploughed field is amazing. I love the perspective on it.
Hope the shoulder is doing Ok.
Hugs Lisax

KarenB said...

These are beautiful Brenda. I'm looking forward to your tutorial :)

Kate said...

Those brayered scenes are so beautiful!

** Kate **

Heather T said...

Your brayered scenes are so inspiring, I love the lines on the field. Like you I need more tree stamps; Branch out and Lovely as a Tree are great, but I need variety and choice!

cbuswell said...

Wow, amazing cards! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Rainmac said...

Wow, wow and wow again, stunning creations, you are so clever xxx

kitty said...

Hi Works of Art Lost for words !!! Kitty :)

Francesca said...

Such a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Emma said...

Such beautiful card and so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

A New Crafter said...

Your cards are beautiful, I love trees as well. You may be thinking of Stampin Up "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set, they are stunning. So many uses...look forward to your tutorials and take care, I hope you are better very soon. Anne

Grenouille Greetings said...

Three beautiful cards! I particularly love the first one. You have done a stunning job! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nikki said...

Beautiful Cards Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hug Nikki and the rest of the DT

Shaz in Oz. said...

Wow, Brenda! you have a brilliant eye for your masking and colouring and placement! never done a great deal of masking but have done a little and you give me ideas to get that brayer out again and try some more.. saw it first on you-tube and it is so very effective but skilful too, well done! your soft tones are gorgeous,
Praying for you at this time,that you will rest up and be well again soon..God bless..
Shaz in Oz.x

Dragonlady said...

How stunning are these Brenda. I am always impressed with brayering but haven't plucked up the courage to start this technique yet.

Hugs Ali x

Donna Mosley said...

Amazing Card Brenda, love the beautiful image and amazing colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Donna x

Mel said...

Hi Brenda, these are stunning. I am catching up and going backwards through your blog so sorry im a bit late in wishing you well. Sorry i didn't know you'd been sooo poorly and suffing in pain. But lucky for us your beautiful cards have not suffered any ill effects. Keep well, and i know how hard it is but please try to take it a bit easier. Much love. Melxxx

http://asiscrapki.blogspot.com/ said...

wow, 1 & 2 fantastic...