Saturday, 23 July 2011

Fun with inks


Assuming Mr Blogger is playing fair, this post should pop up when I am in Venice and all going to plan, tonight attending the Arena di Verona to see my all time favourite opera Verdi's Aida, under the stars...........I've not dare ask what happens if it rains !

And Monday we sail up the Adriatic Sea stopping at Croatia and Montenegro, then into the upper Med bound for Egypt, Turkey, Athens and the Greek Islands.

Emma is our lovely hostess this week at Allsorts where we continue our "Free and Easy July" theme and our sponsor this week is Sir Stampalot. I have a bit of masking to share using two different techniques. The one above have been brayered, sponged and stamped thought an oval aperture using a further mask to create the moon. Inks used are all Adirondack dye based, the good old speedball brayer and stamps are a mixture of Art Impression and Creative Expressions.


To create my second card I masked the edges and two centre sections of a piece of Farbiano watercolour card, then with the masks in place lightly sponged the edges of the three central sections with TH Victorian velvet before stamping Hero Arts CG222 music background with the same ink. I then stamped Judikins Poppies (sorry no code) with versafine black, embossed with detail clear and added pink seed beads to the poppy centres. After removing the masks, I mounted onto coordinating card.



39 comments:

Julia said...

The cards are so calm and tasteful! Just like all your projects :)

Larisa said...

Love them both! But the first card is so special!! Love your creative projects a lot!

Fairy said...

Wow! You're making magic with inks!Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Atunning cards Brenda. Enjoy the opera, sounds fabulous xxx

Miss Emerald said...

There are magnificent! The first is a picture of a great artist! Congratulations!

Jackie said...

Both cards are stunning, I can't choose a favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Helen said...

Hope you're having a lovely time! Those poppies are fabulous, and I adore the color you've used for them.

Linby said...

Fabulous perspective on the first card. Love the black poppies and the background, I don't know how you come up with so many different styles. I hope it stayed dry for the opera.
Linbyx

Hlora said...

very nice cards!

Lisa Jane said...

well before i start you know which is my favourite lol!!
Hope you are having a wonderful time and tonight should be so wonderful.. and romantic lol
Have fun
Lisa x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card and nice colors.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are brilliant just love,the scenes,you have created on the first one and just love,the detail on the second,just brilliant,hugs cheryl xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! Love 'em both! Hope you're enjoying your hols & come back relaxed and refreshed.

Lynne x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Brenda
Love your Two cards ...especially the Poppy one....lovely wory...hope you enjoy your Hols
Hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beautiful cards.
Wishes
Lynne

Bernie said...

So beautiful! Breathtaking actually! I really must learn to use a brayer, if my end result could be half as nice as yours I'd be pleased.
Hope you are having a marvelous vacation.
Blessings Bernie

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely terrific cards, I love the second card in particular. The masking is fantastic. Hope you enjoy the opera and hope it doesnt rain!! Lee xx

Sarah xx said...

Hope you are having a FABULOUS trip Brenda, can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!? Montenegro too huh? Thats on my list to visit, please share some pics ??? xxx

Vaktmästarn said...

Hope you're having the time of your life journeying around in the Mediterranean:)

Thanks a lot for sharing your techniques about masking, inking and stamping. I didn't know much of that before, but now I feel I might try it out, thanks to you.

Outi xxx
http://pappersgalen.blogspot.com/

Caroljenks said...

These are both beautiful! I love the whole 'feel' of card #1 but #2 is my fav - I love the panels with the poppies stamped over - Gorgeous!

Carol x

Merry said...

Oh so wonderful cards Brenda. Lucky you being in Venice again. My friend stayed there at the beginning of the month for a week. Jealous of both of you. :-) Enjoy the cruise.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Both these cards are stunning Brenda! The scene on the first one is so gorgeous and would look wonderful framed and on my loungeroom wall. I love how you stamped the poppies over the panels on the 2nd card - brilliant!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday - it sounds awesome!!

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Rufus said...

Both cards are just lovely! Hope that you are having a marvelous time on your holiday. I'm having fun just reading about it!
R/

kathr said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but have to say my favourite is the the top one, the style and the tonal colours used are perfect...hugs Kath..

sallysbitz said...

Brenda your trip sounds fab.... I am jealous Lol

Your cards are stunning. Have never tried brayering ... don't think i'd be much cop with it, but your card is inspirational x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Claire Phillips said...

Hope you are having a wonderful break! Just starting to get back to normailty after the horrid hacker. It's so great to catch up with all your wonderful projects! Cheers Claire x

Paula said...

Hope you are having a lovely time - sounds amazing. My favourite of these two has to be the poppies: the background is such a super idea & I love the detail of those seed beads. In the first your layering of those corners is beautifully effective too.
Paula (PEP)

Tracy said...

Brenda hope your having a wonderful time, your holiday sounds fabulous.

I adore the first creation, the scene you've set is amazing and I love your details.

The poppies are stunning and the masking and inking is so effective.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruth said...

These are terrific!! The first is my favourite! I hope you're enjoying your holiday!! Ruth x

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Georgee said...

These projects are amazing!! God bless you every moment as you live the MS life & may He heal you fully or partly. I suffer from Lupus with kidney, heart and brain involvement, sjogren's, gout and neuropathy, etc. I have two brothers who suffer with MS. I agree without my computer, my computer & crafting friends and my wonderful crafting and art projects; I would be lost.
You are very gifted, keep up the good fight and keep on crafting and making art!!! Hugs...

МамаФиалка said...

Love them both!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are gorgeous.

Jacee said...

So gorgeous Brenda, I love the green one best, so beautiful.
Hugs Jacee

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Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, these are stunning!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Brenda,
two amazing cards but confess i like the 1st best never tried this brayering for fear of it basically not turning out as great as yours!! lol x
cool card
Suzie qx
sounds like you are gonna be having lots of fun! hope the weather held outx

Manunamoral said...

Muitoooo lindo.

Amei suas artinhas!

Sumemoooo.

Bjotas sonoras.