Every time I go to the NEC and see Barbara Grey demonstrating, I'm so in awe that I really feel the need to drag my brayer out. I've tried and tried to master the art of brayering, but I've never really managed it and the box of lovely shiney postcards that I bought along with the brayer is slowly emptying with most of them ending up in the bin.
But, I've given it another go and I'm actually quite pleased with the result. I don't know what I did differently this time and I'm sure I won't be able to do it again, but this is what I used and how I did it:
I tore a piece of copy paper to form snowdrifts and put a 2p sized circle at the top of my card where the moon was going to be. I placed the copy paper at the bottom of the card and inked up my brayer with Adirondack Winter Sky. I used a Clarity stamp to put the clouds in place in front of the moon. I then stamped the trees in place. The stamp is called 'A grove of trees' and it's by Art Impressions. I added a bit of glitter to the trees but I don't think this shows up on the photo. To give the impression of snow peaks I used my torn piece of copy paper and a make up sponge. The sentiment stamp is from Elzybells. I mounted the picture onto some dark blue card and then onto a 6 x 6 white card blank.
Well, that's it - nothing like the cards Barbara makes, but I did enjoy making it. I'm sure the brayer'll now go back into the drawer now until Barbara's next show on C&C or the NEC in March.
Bye for now.x