Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A bit of masking and brayering - again

Good Morning peeps, hope you are all well.

I hope you have been sharing the lovely weather the last few days. It clouded over here yesterday with a bit of rain and we had a frost again last night, but the sky is looking promising this morning so fingers crossed to will be nice again.

I am still having to restrict my time in front of the computer screen and I am beginning to wonder if my eyes will ever go back to where they were before this relapse, or at least to a point where I can focus for any period of time........I know.......patience is a virtue as my Granny was always telling me !

So a few shares, the one above using masking, brayering and sponging with Adirondack dye inks and a scene created with a selection of Stampscape stamps and a larger than life moon........but this is fantasy land !

For this one I masked the edges of the cardstock and shaded with TH ditress ink to create a frame, stamped Hero Arts K5503 Bird Collage and coloured with Copics.

My final share is another with the lovely Penny Black 3949H Poppy and 3195H Kindness. I masked the edges of the silk art card and brayered the bottom corner with a pale Adirondack ink, stamped the sentiment and poppy, coloured with Copics and then masked over the whole centre piece and brayered two of the corners and overstamped in the same colour with a small Art Impression flower stamp.


  1. Good morning Brenda, so lovely to see your creations first thing in the morning, I love them all, but as is the norm for me at the moment, the top one is my fave. Even if it is a fantasy moon the scene is very evocative. Beautiful. Hugs to you as always, hope those eyes sort themselves out soon for you as it seems to me that you are getting a little frustrated now!! and I can't say I blame you. Chin up! as my Gran used to say to me. Heidi xx

  2. Hi Brenda, I love all your beautiful cards but the first one is my fav :-)

    It clouded over and we had a shower yesterday afternoon. Jamie is going to a football club today/tomorrow so fingers crossed the weather stays nice for a few more days.

    Lisa x

  3. Wow dear... I like all your creations...
    I wish you a lovely day dear

  4. Super Beautiful artistic!!!

    I simply love seeing your creations when you can post them, and so admire your talented!!

    Wishing you all the best, Have a great day!

  5. Gorgeous batch of cards again, love them all for different reasons!
    Great game last night - pity we haven't played that well all season, lol!

  6. Hi Brenda, these are beautiful and so elegant.. as always, love the brayering. Hugs to you xxx

  7. Hi Brenda,
    Your cards always inspire me and these are no exception. I love love love the top one, so serene and peaceful and such a beautiful moon. Love the others too especially the rich colours of the poppy one.
    Look after yourself.
    Dawn xx

  8. Morning Brenda ,, sunshine here too this morning - but back to work lol!
    LOve the cards.. the scene in the top one of fabulous... but as always i am drawn to the poppies
    Have a great day
    Lisa x

  9. Oh my goodness, all these are stunning but that scenic card is just so lovely! And the moon DID look that big recently when it was closer to earth, so you're just reflecting nature lol!
    Lovely to see your cards, now take care of those eyes, they are the only ones you've got!

  10. Good Morning Brenda, you've done it again - fabulous cards, very inspirational. Sorry to hear your eyes are still giving you trouble but you are still producing fabulous projects which I just love. Each card so different from the other. I was so inspired by your 'messing around with inks and glue' that I tried the background technique out for myself and, guess what, my interpretation, 'Hellebores' won a challenge! You can see it on http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com for a few days back. So many thanks for the inspiration:) Elizabeth xx

  11. Superb selection of cards, the top one is my favourite :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. stunning cards!!!! Love the last one!! but then red is my fav colour!!! Hugs Juls

  13. Good morning Brenda!
    Another selection of stunning and inspirational cards.
    As always, I love them all!
    Hugs, Clare x

  14. Wow Brenda you are so talented, wish I could brayer but it just looks a mess when I have finished lol.The first one just looks like a picture, its fantastic, my favourite of the three.
    Hugs Linda

  15. Hi Brenda, your three cards are beautiful. My favourite is the poppies-only because I think they are such a beautiful flower.Keep smiling and look after yourself.Love Debbie x

  16. Good morning B!

    Look at me commenting lol...

    3 amazing cards hun loving the first one it looks very tranquil and care-free there can I go?

    Hugs Em x

  17. gorgeous cards Brenda. The first is really is very stunning. Hope you are keeping okay
    hugs sarah x

  18. Beautiful cards, love the first one!!

  19. Oh my word how gorgeous are these cards!

    Love Lynda xxx

  20. These are so gorgeous Brenda, very artistic.

    Hugs Hazel xx

  21. Hi Brenda,
    These are truly amazing, I love each one equally. I love the different designs and the way each is different but still in your own style.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. Hi Brenda I know you are having problems at the moment, your work you are actually doing and creating is quite stunning, gorgeous cards. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  23. such lovely work Brenda, I love them all!
    Hugs Jacee

  24. Beutiful as always B, love them so very much.
    hugs chris xx

  25. Hi B. your cards are all lovely. I am so in LOVE with the first. It's stunning!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  26. I do like that fantastic moon through the trees, & the bird is a stamp I keep falling over at the moment; I do love anything to do with birds & butterflies, & of course then there are the flowers - so that has to be my favourite of these. The layering of that wavy edge with the spotty ribbon & then stripes as well is such a joy to behold; I was starting to get goosebumps just looking. You're often in my thoughts these days & I do hope your eyes improve.
    Much love & take care
    Paula (PEP)

  27. Fabulous cards - your colouring is always amazing. I think I love the birds best of all. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have eyesight problems - wishing you all the best (and a healthy dose of patience too).

  28. Brenda, three wonderful and beautiful cards. The stampscapes stamps beautiful, I love the bird. Fabulous layout and colours.
    Gr. Marja

  29. Gorgeous cards Brenda. Especially that stunning poppy. Nice to see your cards, I always look forward to seeing what you've been making.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  30. you alway have something to surprise us.
    you are great
    kisses from BRazil

  31. All 3 are lovely, but the first is my fav! Take care of yourself!

  32. Wonderful cards brenda, love the scene in the first one.

  33. They are fabulous Brenda, love the scenic card. Your posts are very inspiring, sometimes I rush off with new ideas forgetting to comment.

    Wishing you all the best.


  34. Oh my what a beautiful selection of cards they are all so lovely and so different. Nicola xx

  35. The weather has been so lovely hasn't it. You could almost see the flowers opening before your eyes in the garden, although it's cloudy and damp here today. Hopefully the sunshine will return soon.
    Your cards are stunning as always Brenda. I love the first one, those stamps are so striking.
    I'm sure you'll get there in the end with your eyes, things just take time. Take care of yourself.
    Hugs Lisax

  36. Hi there.We are back from our trip to London and the visit to Sir Stampalot made our day. All of you, so friendly and it was so exiting to see your work, both, in this blog and at the shop were you were making cards and the stunning box. I`ll be recomending Sir Stampalot to all of my friends. Take care,
    love from Ingerid, Torbjørg an Anne Marit - the three girls from Norway

  37. Thank you for the visit and please don't worry I do understand! Hugs Anesha

  38. These are lovely, you are so good at using the brayer.

  39. All totally stunning! I love them. The brayering is particularly fine with the reflection of colour. you are so talented

  40. Beautiful pieces of work Brenda, my favourite is definitely the first simply because I am fascinated by the way you can create a scene like that. I am a busy girl at the minute so not getting around the blogs as often I would like:( but health wise I am doing well for a change. Hope your eyes do improve with time Brenda.

  41. Absolutely stunning!thanks for the inspiration such fab creative talent!
    hugs judex

  42. These are beautiful! i love all of your work and thank you for the inspiration... as a form of thanks I have a little award for you on my blog http://lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-blog-awards.html enjoy!


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