Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Rose for You

It's taken awhile to figure out what to do with this rose. This one was actually made last week, but just sat on my table. My mind was percolating about it. I had originally done several with this brayering technique, but all used softer yellows or pinks. This one used the new Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango inks. I loved the way it looked, but couldn't quite come up with the right card to place it on. This now looks so rich and saturated with color! How cool! I've worked my way out of my pastel box and jumped into these richer colors with both feet. ;-)
All stamps and materials by SU!
Stamps: Oval All and Bella Toile
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, and Shimmery White
Ink: Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango
Accessories: Big Shot with Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, 5 Petal Punch (leaves), Large and Scallop Oval Punches, Brayer,Paper Snips, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, and Dimensionals.
I really hope you get inspired by this idea. Let me know what you think. It's very simple to do the technique. Just use the backside of your embossed cardstock, and slap on some of your darker color, then brayer on the lighter color to fill in. For this card, I only wanted the one rose, so I just trimmed off the partial one.
Enjoy your evening. If you want to relax, pull out some stamps and paper, grab a little chocolate, and have fun!


Vera said...

Very inspiring, Sharon! How did you "slap on" the darker color first? Did you use a brayer with both colors? Thanks!

Rhonda Langley said...

This is beautiful! I haven't tried this technique yet!