Monday, 24 October 2011

Brayering into Autumn



When you check out the new Stamp Addicts stamp sheets here which will be featured on the new Create and Craft TV programme at 10am and 1pm on Friday 28th October, it will come as no surprise that I have totally enjoyed playing with them.

These two cards have been made using the Trees and On the Water sets, plus I have used a few elements such as the sheep from the Scenery sets feature earlier in the year but still available to buy on Stamp Addicts web site.


For both cards I used the good old Speedball Brayer and Adirondack dye inks onto glossy cardstock and the fence is just drawn in with a fine nib permanent pen. The poem on the top card was sourced on the Internet and is the first verse of 'Autumn' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning which sums up the season beautifully.

31 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Lovely cards and that verse is just perfect. I particularly like those trees ... you can see trees like that growing in fields around where I live and right now the colours are just gorgeous. Elizabeth x

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful cards, I also love the trees, they look so real!!!
Paula

sandra said...

I just adore your brayering!
It is amazing technique and you are expert.
I have try it few times but I mess it all up.
Love those cards!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Annette said...

beautiful cards...great coloring..

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

your brayering is fabulous Brenda and I love these stamps. The composition is very beautiful.
Lovely greet
Marja

Anesha said...

Beautiful cards, just love the first one!!!

МамаФиалка said...

beautiful cards

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you are well. Gorgeous cards as always, I love the second one the best, its so peaceful! Pami x

ДжуJIbетта said...

Очень красиво!

Mihaela said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors!

Louise said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning x

Savanna(Vika) said...

very stylish )

Aluna said...

Beautiful cards, both.

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are s beautiful Brenda .. i love that top one.. reminds me of my days out in the Yorkshire dales
Lisa x

Sally H said...

Two beauties, brenda. Those brayered backgrounds are so subtle and the stamping is gorgeous - more trees for your collection?! We should compare, because I think you have more than me now!!!

xGemmax said...

2 Absolutely stunning cards Brenda..love them both :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Anne said...

Flippin' heck "just drew" the fence - just indeed - I am in awe! These two cards are just gorgeous Brenda, love them both, they are so serene and elegant
Anne
x

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Brenda! You know Im a massive fan of you brayering. These are breathtaking. I want to live in that lighthouse! Gorgeous cards. Lee xx

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both so pretty! I have to learn how to use the brayer.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sharon said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous! Wow you're good at drawing fences!

Rufus said...

Really wish you'd do a video! I'd love to see how you manage to get such nice soft edges and colors. You're hand drawn fence is perfect!
R/

Anonymous said...

Your cards are both so pretty!


perelka111
www.zosia-perelka.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Two beautiful cards and what a lovely verse :o)
Jackie xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beuatiful cards. Nice colors and lovely stamps.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome cards. Love your post and the details you have included. e.g source of poem, ink used, brayer etc.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards
happy crafting
julie

fatmonica said...

These are beautiful.Love the brayering.

Esther said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - I enjoyed playing with these trees too, but didn't even try brayering - knew you'd do it sooooo much better than I could! Esther xx

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Hi
beautiful cards !!! I also love the trees.
Maria Luisa

tatyana said...

очень красиво

Claudia said...

woweee, those cards are just amazing,, love them... :) great job...

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Hi! :)

I loooove the lighthouse card:)
Cards like this amazes me everytime!

*Hugs from Inger*

 
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