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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Western Night

This is my first attempt at a Brayered sky with my new brayer. What do you think? I tried to follow the tutorials from Michelle Zindorf at Freedom in Creating. If you have not checked her out, you should! She is amazing!!! She has a tutorial for each card she creates!

I also use Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge SC189 for the layout!

This was really fun and I look forward to trying this technique again! I used the Bronc Buster stamp set. I used blue bayou, whisper white, and basic black card stock. For inks, I used basic black, soft sky, and blue bayou.

I first stamped the cowboy and horse stamp and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then punched out a circle from scrap paper with my 1 3/8 circle punch and attached it with my 2-way glue pen to create the moon. I waited until the glue was clear so that I would be able to take off the scrap when I was done and it would leave a white circle. Anyway...then I used the brayer starting off with soft sky and then adding the blue bayou to the top. I also ripped some scraps to create the ground and then used the brayer with basic black. I sponged the edges all round the picture. I think I got a little carried away with sponging around the dust area. :O) Then I layered it onto the other card stock! I ran the edges of the card in the basic black for another element!

So what do you think? This was really fun!!! I am going to have to try it again!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!


Beverly aka beestamper said...

This is awesome Kari! I just love your brayered sky!
Your MIL's cards were awesome also!

Anonymous said...

Kari, this is a stunning card. I love the brayered sky!!! Plus the image is one of my favorites. Awesome!!!

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Gorgeous card!

Georgia said...

Kari this card is just AWESOME!!!! You keep blowing me away with your talent!!! I'll have to try this technique myself!

nessy said...

oooooh kari ~just love this card ~ how clever you are!! it`s stunning!
vanessa xx

Lesley said...

Great card, your sky is fab! xxx

Angie C said...

Wow Kari, this card looks great - love your brayering and your stamp is great too.

Maureen said...

WOW!! This looks just like a Zindorf card - you did an awesome job!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

btw.. gave you an award on my blog today.. be sure to check it out!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

OMGosh! How cool is that!? I just love it. What a great card.

Julia Aston said...

Love this! super moon! nice job on this Zindorf -esque card!

I found your blog through Beverly - beestamper!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

This card is just wonderful! I was looking for some inspiration for a class using the brayered sky technique and boy have I found it! Do you mind if I CASE your card for my class?

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