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Sunday 11 September 2011

Seeing double again

Woke up with a cracking sore throat this morning and now I'm streaming.........just dosed with paracetamol and now drinking hot honey and lemon before I go to bed.
Spent the evening getting messy in the craft room. Bought a brayer from Joanna Sheen this week (amongst other things) and decided to try it out. Believe me when I say I'd absolutely no idea what I was doing but I decided to follow Tara's tutorial on how to do a mirror image and also to brayer my Big and Juicy ink pad. After several practises I ended up with this using a Words with Honey stamp and masking a section with a deckled edge nestie rectangle waste then brayering with a big and juicy ink pad:

Not perfect but I thought not bad for someone who didn't know what the heck she was doing!

Also made this with a new Clarity stamp and a bit of masking:

Challenges entered:
Less is More - seeing double
Christmas card only
Samuel Taylors - Christmas card using rubber stamp
Fresh Brewed - something new ( stamps)

Carol x


  1. Well done on the brayering - it is scary the first time! You went solo, I waited til the B Gray workshop I went on - I just love what you achieved. Great star card too.

  2. Hi Carol
    Fabby cards ...well done on your Brayering.....very nice .....
    Hope you are feeling a bit better....
    hugs sylvie xx

  3. Your first card is fabulous Carol. The brayer and me are not terribly well acquainted which is something I should remedy.
    Your first card is fabulous, what a star Tara was to post her tutorial! This is a super job! Well done you.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. These are great cards Carol, I particularly like the brayered one, such lovely colours and gorgeous image. You'd never know it was your first go with the brayer, it looks fab. Jo x

  5. Well done on the brayering, it looks absolutely fab. x

  6. BETTER than not bad! Wow, for someone who doesn't know what she's doing...you did an excellent job. Beautiful. ;)

  7. Two lovely cards, well done. You can view my cards here and here .

  8. Love your first one Carol, terrific job!
    I've wanted to throw my brayer out the window on many occasions!
    Good to see you
    Thank you
    "Less is More"

  9. WOW stunning, I love it, great image and gorgeous colours .... I think you are having us on, you knew exactly what you were doing LOL. Hugs, Claire x

  10. Hi Carol you have created two beautiful cards here and l love the images and the colours truly amazing:) Sandra H

  11. Two lovely cards Carol, love the reflection, mine always go wrong lol. I also the the Clarity star
    Beryl x

  12. Whew that brayering is impressive, love both your cards, the stars look fab but the spiky flowers steal the show:)

  13. So glad i'm not the only one who struggled with brayering... you have done an amazing job with your card.
    Great second card too:-)

  14. Very impressive brayering job. I would never have known you weren't a pro with that technique. Both cards are lovely!

  15. Both cards are beautiful! Really like the reflection one. Really pretty!
    Thanks for sharing your "Something New" with us here at Fresh Brewed Challenges! :) Gale

  16. Hi Carol! First of all, I hope that your feeling better! Second of all, I really enjoyed seeing both of your very talented and creative cards! Lovely color shading with the brayer and your mirror image is flawless. Gorgeous card! Then you did a beautiful job masking the lovely holiday card!
    Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our "Use Something New" challenge!
    Hugs Sheryl

  17. Hi Carol . Both cards are inspiring ...Love them .
    hugs Shirley-anne

  18. Two beautiful cards here!! I love 'em both!!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Something New Challenge.



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