Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Feast of Brayering and Birds

A bunch of us are getting together for a stamp day this weekend as we can't make it to the Stampin' Up! Convention. We are doing some projects and making swaps and generally going to have just as much fun - if not more! - than those who are going to the real thing.

I am doing brayering with the ladies and I picked two cards from Michelle Zindorf, the Master of Brayering (Mistress of Brayering just doesn't sound right somehow!) to CASE. They both use the wonderful 2 step bird punch (which you might have seen once or twice before on my blog, he he!!) at opposite ends of the seasonal spectrum. As luck would have it, the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is to use one of the techniques they have shown on their blog hop, so these two brayered cards fit perfectly for that challenge.

Firstly here is my CASE of Michelle's 'Warm day in the field':

Colours in this one are Apricot Appeal, Really Rust and Bravo Burgundy. A very simple card but very striking.

Then I attempted 'Out in the frosty field' and I have to admit it took two tries till I was happy with it, and even then I made a couple of mistakes! Never mind, live and learn eh?! Here is my version of Michelle's beautiful card:

So for my swaps I decided to stick with the theme of brayering and birds and picked this card:

Well, thanks for stopping by. I hope you get the chance to sit and create something today; it's a damn sight cheaper than a shrink and much more fun! LOL!



Scrapin Mel said...

Love your first card Kez....will definately have to case this one...Mel

AmandaR said...

Hi Kez! I love all your cards but the 3rd is my fave - love blue and yellow together ALWAYS. Your paper piecing and brayering is divine too. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

A lovely selection of cards. Have to agree with Amanda that the third one is gorgeous.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your selection of cards Kez. They all look fabulous. I like the frosty one, just a bit different.

Christine T said...

I can't decide which one I like the most, they are all so fabulous! Great work!!!

Paula Fuller said...

I think your cards are awesome too. Your snowing one is very unique, but I do love them all. Great job.

Anne31 said...

Just having a browse at all the girls entries and your no.1 card was a stand out. The 3 are fab but no.1 I just love. Always been afraid of the brayer but now it's my next purchase!!!

Have a great day

Danielle Daws said...

These are all so beautiful! I love the colours you've used. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing!

Liam said...

hey Kez, congrats on winning on the just add ink challenge 17. Soo jealous!!! only joking you so deserve the award for your cards for this challenge. You do amazing art pieces with brayering. I always find your brayered cards the best. thanks for sharing another fantastic creation. Can't wait for you to teach me me tomorrow in our clayton's convention.


Lynda said...

Soooooooo wanna have some of ur talent when I grow up Kez. All of these cards are true works of art. (insert sneer of admiration and jealously...hee hee hee). I love the frost bird...and hope that the new SU catty has us able to but the curly label punch on its OWN!!!! Bravo darl....rocking the brayering world again...the court jester is making a lunge at the Master's title!! 00xx

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