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A Scene: Brayering, Sponging and Masking

Making this was such a therapeutic process!  I really “got into it” if you know what I mean.  I used resist embossing, brayered ink, sponging and masking to create the scene. I made this for our Twisted Sistah challenge a week and a half ago.  I really enjoy making scenes, but I haven’t done very many.  I need to practice!! Here are the main steps of how I made this one. I loaded the bird image stamp first in versamark ink, then in jet black Archival ink, stamped it and clear embossed it. I colored it in using a blender pen and watercolor wonder crayons. I repeated the same process with the birdhouse and smaller bird in the top corner.  I first had a look at where the tree limb would hang, to figure out how I would place these, so they would look like they were on the branch and not in midair somewhere.  Once they were colored, I used my versamarker to fill in the  colored areas and clear embossed them too. Now …

Fall is all about colour!

Fall is in the air!.   We had a very nice warm day, but as soon as the sun sets, that chill sets in.   I made this fall colors inspired card for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I used the brayer technique here and some sponging too for the tree shadows, and the hills. I brayered the sky in the top 1/3 of the card first, then stamped the trees and swirly leaves in the foreground. Then, I used the Really rust ink and brayered it on the bottom 2/3 of the card.  Using my sponge and Chocolate Chip ink, I sponged on the shadows for the trees. Using the edge of the sponge I made the hills in the background. I  took some guidance from Michelle Zindorf’s magnificent tutorials on her blog.  She shares her inspired designs and helps us learn how to do it ourselves; now that to me is the true spirit of the stamping community!  Oh, and she makes it look sooo easy!! I love this tree stamp from Flourishes! It’s …

Brayered Bay

I grew up in a small city in Ontario on the Bay of Quinte.   I had a sizable river, a large bay and Lake Ontario to play in!   Looking back, my family spent a lot of time at these different bodies of water and all my memories of those times are really special.    I swam with my father and brother in the river, played in the lake with my sister, basked in the sun on the beach of lake Ontario throughout my teenage summers, and camped its shores with my parents, siblings and Grandparents! So, it was with these lovely, comforting memories running through my mind that I created this scene. This is for my Mom, who has spent years of her life looking after us all.  Once we were grown, and left home, she kept right on looking after everyone; my loving Dad, who has passed on, and my sweet Grandfather who suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, before leaving us. Now she takes great care of my wonderful Grandmother who, unfortunately …