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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Less is more week 42 - Silhouettes

Well there's another week flown by - and here we are again for another lessismore challenge.  This week the theme is Silhouettes.

Another great choice from Chrissie and Mandi which has given me a chance to do bit more practise with my brayer - and I do believe I'm getting the hang of it.  This little piece of equipment has had me stumped for years.  I could never manage a lovely background like Barbara - mine were always full of lumps, bumps and stripes - but they do say practise makes perfect.  One tip I would give to any else who's not managing to master this little blighter is to place a thick layer of copy paper under your card - it seems to stop all those nasty lumps and bumps appearing.

Anyway, enough waffle, here's my card:


All the stamps are Clarity.  The lovers in the boat stamp is a miniature, but all the others are full size stamps. 

I used Stained Glass Adirondack inkpad for the background - you can't get these anymore, Rangers discontinued them a while ago. And I used Adirondack Pitch Black for the images.

The moon was done with a small circle punch which was used as a mask.

Well I have to say I'm quite pleased with how this turned out.  Maybe my brayer may stay out of the box for a bit longer.

Sue.x

35 comments :

Debgem said...

Wow!!! This is wonderful. I think you've mastered the brayering technique and also doing reflections. It's really lovely!

~ Ali ~ said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! Love love love this creations Sue

Ali x

Loli said...

Hola Sue, fantastic card!!!beautiful colouring, very romantic card great job.
A hug from Palma

Kathyk said...

Simply gorgeous - I would definitely say you have this technique nailed!

Kathyk

Cath Wilson said...

This is a really beautiful card - gorgeous and wonderful stamping x

Judith said...

Amazing card!

Jayne said...

STUNNING CARD, LOVE IT! X

Suze Bain said...

Wow Sue, this is absolutely stunning. Well done. xx

Chrissie said...

Simply terrific card Sue!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Absolutely stunning Sue
im hopeless with a brayer!

Thansk so much
mandi LIM

StampnMichelle said...

Fab card. Looks super.

Suzilou said...

Great card, watched Barbara do this technique and was going with a Barbara card myself but decided I didnt like it, will try again though :)

Kathleen said...

Well, what a stunner, just love everything about it.

Kath x

Carol said...

Wow this is stunning, the colours are fantastic. Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

A really stunning card Sue and I agree that you've become mistress of that brayer! Vx

LeAnne said...

Lovely!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
Fabby Card ....love it ....Hugs sylvie
xxxx

Marrigje said...

What a beautiful, romantic scenery you made. I love looking at cards like this, but I can not make this. You did a great job!

Autumn Mist said...

Stunning card, I love it.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely - so romantic!

Katina said...

Stunning and completely perfect Sue! Well done for mastering the brayer!
xx

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue
Margaret x

Debs M said...

wow this fabulous, the brayering and reflections look great and the lines in the water are great x

Viv said...

Oooh this looks amazing Sue, well done on the brayering too :O) Viv xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, brilliant brayering
Beryl x

Annette said...

Your brayering is just magnificent. I wish I could master this technique. Obviously I need lots more practice. Thanks for giving me the incentive to persevere with it.

kingstonmama said...

This is an amazing card. ABsolutely beautiful. :) Ann Y.

Jenny said...

Oh wow..this is fantastic Sue, you've certainly mastered the brayer as far as I'm concerned!
Love the peaceful mood your card evokes:)
Jenny x

Julie said...

What a beautiful card. Great technique and lovely colour tones!I love how the leaves frame the scene!

Aileen said...

Wow this is a stunning scene. Top of the class with your brayer! Thanks for the tip too. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Sue that a stunning Christmas card...beautiful colouring

Anne

Wishcraft said...

Oh WOW! Such a gorgeous card Sue, I absolutely love it :o) Lisa x

Linby said...

I've been trying to leave a comment for a few days now
Beautiful card. A tip I got from B Gray workshop is to make sure any layers of paper are all straight otherwise you pick up lines from those instead!
Linbyx

Michelle said...

WOW! This is stunning Sue, so beautiful. Love it xx

lin_ka1 said...

I really like it. Very romantic card