Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Joy of a Sunset


My brayer finally met ink. I've had my brayer tucked away in a drawer for sometime and have always been intimidated to try a sunset. With this weeks Mojo 94 challenge, I decided to give it the 'ol college try. A bit unbalanced, I probably should have had the sun up in the left corner due to the nature of the sketch with the circle element in the bottom right, but I went with it anyway. My card base is the new In Color Dusty Durango and the vertical panel is also an In Color, Soft Suede. My sunset panel was brayed (?) first with So Saffron onto Whisper White. Then I punched out a 1" Circle from a sticky note to kreate a sun. I brayed over the So Saffron and sticky note circle with the new In Colors Crushed Curry and then again with Dusty Durango. Peeled off my sticky note circle to reveal my sun. Sponged a little extra Dusty Durango across the bottom. Inked up my grass from Inspired by Nature in Soft Suede and stamped the tips of the grasses onto my sunset panel. The new Autumn Days set has the prettiest 'grained' grass which I also added in Soft Suede. Highlighted a few blades with my White Gel Signo Pen and layered onto Choc Chip. I isolated the word Joy from a stamp in the All Holidays set with Dusty Durango, then popped it out with a 1" Circle Punch and layered onto 1-1/4" Choc Chip Punched Circle. I kept the card fairly simple as I wanted the focus to be on my sunset. I'm so glad I gave this technique a try and I will continue to practice to get better. Beside the unbalanced look, I'm pretty happy with how the image turned out. Hope you like it! Any questions, feel free to contact me

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Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Days (115452), Inspired by Nature (111656), All Holidays (114916)
Paper: Dusty Durango (115321), Soft Suede (115318), Choc Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: So Saffron (105213), Crushed Curry (115659), Dusty Durango (115654)
Accessories: Brayer (102395), Linen Thread (104199), Choc Chip Grosgrain (1/4"-111367 & 5/8"-109051), Circle Punch (1"-109046, 1-1/4"-104403)

12 comments:

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! ~Olena~

Caryl P said...

This turned out beautifully! I like how it is 'offbalanced' because nature doesn't always follow the rules of crafting. Great job, can't wait to see what else you end up braying.

Lorraine said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the added highlights on the grasses - makes it so realistic. Wonderful brayer work!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

You are the master of color!

So very pretty, Kim.

Ann Schach said...

So creative! The wheat is perfectly placed. Jaw-dropping awesome!

Melissa said...

Ann is right - jaw dropping awesome! Love the extra touch with the gel pen!

Tiffany said...

WOWIE!!!!!!!! This is amazing girlfriend. This needs to be in a magazine.

Hope your summer is going well. Keep up the great work!

Kim S. said...

Great job on the colors! Makes me want to go to the beach! I love the sentiment you put on the card too! Perfect!

Gina Shaw said...

Stunning! Puts me in a great mood!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is beautiful!

Lynn said...

This is wonderful! Your brayered sunset is beautiful!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - very artistic!