I am still on a high from this weekend’s classes with Michelle Zindorf. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michelle, she is the brayering master and was in Tennessee this weekend for a beginner and an advanced class on this technique. Brayering is layering inks to create backgrounds and scenes and the Gang of Four, Leisa Jane, Cleo, Lisa and me headed off to the Tennessee River to get some learnin’. I’m gathering photos and hopefully can get them posted in a day or so. You can see Michelle’s fabulous work and wonderful tutorials here.
Here is my first semi-original card using this technique. The SCS Color Challenge today spotlighted Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey and Basic Black and White. I used the banana and lavender to create my sky, the lavender for one mountain and the gray for the other. The grassy area uses a little olive, gray and yellow. I added a little dimension to the flowers with a white gel pen, then stamped that pretty floral at the top in eggplant. The main panel started out white. I am pleased with the result and amazed at how quickly it came together. I can’t wait to try another one.
I hope your weekend was as grand as mine and that this week will be a blessing to you,
Stamps: SU! Essence of Love; Innovative Stamp Creations Art4Frames II
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray
Ink: Basic Black, Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Embellishments: White sheer ribbon, Silver brads
Tools: Push pin, Dimensionals, Rubber brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen