It's celebration time over at Simon Says this week as it is their first blogoversary and they are asking for Birthday/Celebration cards. They also have a fun blog hop with a prize on each blog and an amazing basket of goodies at the end.
I've been playing and experimenting again. I wanted to try brayering and creating a scene. Brayering is not easy, but I'm getting there slowly methinks. I attempted to create a magical, fairytail scene for Tilda. I couldn't make my mind up whether to use white and resist stamping or brayer then stamp with a darker ink so I ended up doing both. I know which result I prefer.
This first card I'm dedicating to the lovely Hanna, whose 14th birthday it was on Friday, too late to send her a card so I emailed her a photograph of this and am dedicating it to her and thanking her for her wonderful sketches and the inspiration she continually provides me with.
Firstly I stamped Tilda, masked her then I brayered the background with various colours. Next I stamped the leaves, castle, grass etc around the outside. A few of these stamps I bought at the NEC last October from Lavinia stamps, some I've had for ages. I then unmasked Tilda and coloured her with
Copics - (Skin - YR0000, E00, E02, R20,,Hair - Y0000, E70, E71 Dress - B0000, B00, B93 Frog -Y0000, G00, G20) I used stardust stickles on Tilda's wings and I finished it with a little stardust stamp to which I added liquid pearls then sprinkled glitter over them.
The sentiment and corner are cut with a Nellie Snellon die.
On this one I used the resist technique, stamping the grass, castle etc with a clear pad and embossing powder before brayering the background. The Copics used for this one were the same as above apart from her dress for which I used BV0000, BV02, BV04. The sentiment frame is SU and was sent to me by the lovely Mandi. This one looked a little naked so I added an almost clear ribbon and a pearl button from the Hobby House.
Right I think I shall go and do some 'hopping'