Monday, October 1, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Brayering......

This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Brayered Backgrounds : )
 I made a card using a "Zindorfian" style Brayered Background.  Michelle Zindorf held a class in my area a couple of years ago (at my house : )  ) and I always love to 'try' to apply what I learned from her!

 I stamped and colored the Swan image, colored with Copics and Ranger Distress Markers. Then, I colored over the image with Versamark and clear embossed it.
 I cut out a circle on a post-it note with a die, then placed it in the center and brayered over it.  First, I brayered with Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, then Stormy Sky. Next, I added Faded Jeans to the outside edges and corners last to make the image 'pop'.

 The cardstock is coordinations and I added a corner die for a final accent.  I was going to try to add piercing across the entire top as an accent, but decided to stop after piercing the top corners.

I left off a sentiment so I can use this for any occasion- but think it would make a great Anniversary card......!

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image- Swan Family HERE
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink HERE
Clear Embossing Powder HERE
Ranger Distress Inks  all Blues- HERE
Coordinations cardstock HERE  (Sandy Tans)
Score Tape HERE
Lace Deco Corner Die 'E' HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Shelly this is stunningly beautiful.!!

Penny said...

OMGoodness, Shelly this is a fabulous card! Love the image, the coloring, colors, design, brayering, and die cuts! I took a class from Michelle a couple of years ago, but don't use it much. I plan to use it on my next DT card for The Outlawz Greetings challenge--it is trick or treat, with showing a trick or technique that you can use on a card! So glad to see how beautifully yours turned out! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

That background is incredible, it is blended to pure perfection.
This speaks of elegance.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! I have tried brayering (is that a word?) and I am not very good at it. Maybe I should try again.

Angela said...

Love brayering...your card is lovely!

(Found you through Outlawz. New follower!)

Stacey Adams, said...

such a pretty card, i love how it looks lighted from behind the swans, great brayering!

jimlynn said...

WOWSERS!!! This is breath taking beautiful! LOVE the brayering and images. SO PRETTY!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning Shelley!! LOVE your gorgeous brayered background!! ;) HUGS

Donna said...

You lucky duck (or should I have said swan!)for taking a class with Michelle Zindorf. I have always wanted to do that. Beautiful card! I would love to be able to do that. (did I already say that?) Love the colors and everything about it! Yup! One lucky duck!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How pretty! The braying technique adds so much to your design!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Shelly. Such a peaceful image. Love all the blue. Great job with the brayer!

Renee said...

I've never tried this technique but this is gorgeous!!

Terry said...

Shelly, this is just gorgeous! Love those swans and brayering effect is so soft. Love this card!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous!! I love the technique you used with the clear embossing over the colored image, very unique. Beautiful coloring and love the design. Awesome!!

trisha too said...

What a beautiful card, Shelly! Such a rich color of blue, really pretty!


Darlene said...

Hello my friend! WOW!! This is just GORGEOUS! You certainly have this 'Zindorf' brayering technique mastered! Just beautiful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, I do love this side of you! Beautiful.

Gina Lindsay said...

Fabulous card, and I love the background you made. I don't do that very often because I often end up with a muddy look. I think you are right, this would be perfect for an anniversary card!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Shelly your coloring is like a beautiful much technique and beauty!

2amscrapper said...

This is beautiful, Shelly!

Alexa said...

Great brayering - always find that technique a challenge! Your card is beautiful.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Shelly! This is gorgeous!! I just love the brayered background, all the blue, and your stunning swans!! Pure elegance!!

Marilyn said...

Wow Shelly... this is amazing! I love all the blue, the pretty image and the brayered background. Gorgeous!