Monday, January 24, 2011

Through the Looking Glass… Plant Hope Brayer Card

My brayer has been getting a lot of use lately, perhaps because it has been so cold here in Florida?  Most of the brayer scenes I create are tropical in nature… lamenting what could be Smile 

Today’s card share reminds me of a porthole, or ‘through the looking glass’ from Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland fairytale!  The brayer scene was actually created on the 3” Circle before the card was conceived…. and once I had created the scene, I had no idea what to do with it!

With limited supplies accompanying me to Nashville, Tn. recently, I had to come up with a card befitting the scene… hope you like it!  Here is today’s card share… a tropical brayer scene as you peer through the looking glass or porthole!Brayer_sunrise_Jan2011


After creating the brayer scene, a sponge was used to highlight the sun with So Saffron classic ink, and around the sun with Bashful Blue Classic Ink.  A Sponge Dauber and Basic Black Classic Ink were used to add the hillside along the lower right edge of the circle, and to blacken all around the edges of the 3” circle.

The outer circle, cut from Pacific Point Textured Card Stock measures 3.5” and was cut with the Big Shot Machine and Circle #2 Die.  A double loop bow tied on my fingers finishes off the image and card.

Stamps, Card Stock and supplies used in today’s Plant Hope Brayer Card Share:

  • Stamps:  Plant Hope, Wonderfully Worn
  • Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Classic Inks:  Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Basic Black, Old Olive
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Write Markers, Brayer, Baby Wipes, Metallic Brads, 5/8” Satin Basic Black, sponge daubers, mat pack, paper piercing tool, Big Shot Machine, Circles #2 Die, 3” Circle Punch, Stampin Sponges


Hope you enjoyed today’s brayer card share!  I’ve got a great Utah Divas International Color Challenge Card to share tomorrow, hope you’ll stop back by and be inspired to play along with the Design Team!



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Teressa Thompson said...

You feel free to give that brayer a workout any time! The cards are always stunning! Love this one and the porthole feeling!

lisa808 said...

Sharon, I so love seeing your brayer cards. Beautiful scene!