TAC Brayer Blog Hop...

                                                
It is finally here, December 10!!! This card has been sitting behind the scenes on my blog just waiting to be posted for a few weeks now. I LOVE the way this one turned out...particularly proud of myself I have to say!! The brayer and I are NOT friends. It is one of the most under used pieces of equipment in my stamp room. But who can resist a good challenge and I had GREAT inspiration. This one was done as a retirement card for a very special man that has been both friend and dad-like throughout my life. Take a bow Rex! Fishing is one of his favorite pass times and he passed that right down to me. I don't get to do it nearly enough but the day will come when my days at the lake will return. There is nothing better than the feeling of a fish tugging on the end of the line {sighs, smiles,giddiness}.


                                                           
Kinda clever huh?? How did I do it, since this is actually a lined image not a bold image?? I started with glossy cardstock. I used a piece that was way bigger than what I needed to give plenty of room to work. I stamped the image with versa-mark and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I took the versa mark pen and colored in the image. The versamark pen does make the black embossed powder bleed a bit so be prepared. In this case it made no difference because I was going for black. If you wanted to you could actually color the image in black and then add versamark by pen to help cover some of those little pitted areas that don't get quite as much embossing powder as other. I like the little pitted areas as the color in those areas is kinda like a relflection of the sun.Once versamark has been applied all over the image, I again embossed with black embossing powder.   
Once that is complete, I started working with the brayer on the background. I tore a piece of 8 1/2x11 computer paper in two making sure to give it a wavy edge. I used this as my mask. I did the grass first. Put the mask over the top of the image, lining it up with his feet. I brayered using Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens ink pad. There are many layers of color here.
Once the grass was done, I used the other half of the computer paper to mask the bottom (grass). I brayered a layer of yellow. I then cut a circle out of computer paper and placed it on the cardfront where I thought a sun (or moon whichever you prefer-fishermen are out at the crack of dawn and don't come home till after dark) would look good. I then went to work brayering on color with the Kaleidacolor Dessert Heat ink pad. To finisih, I cut the piece down to size and built the rest of my card.

Supplies:
Stamps: The Angel Company (Wonder and Joy) Sentiment: PTI (Enjoy the Ride)
Paper: Glossy Card Stock, Kraft and Black
Ink: Memento Black, Sunflower, Frsh Greens and Dessert Heat, Versamark
Misc: Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Folder, Black Embroidery Floss, Silver Sticky Bling from Hobby Lobby

12 comments:

Jen Carter said...

Wow!! This is amazing! I love how you made the little guy a silhouette! That is genius! Your brayering is wonderful and just creates a wonderful scene! I also like how your banner is embossed on the ends...another genius detail!

Amy said...

Oooo, silhouettes are coming into style! This is amazing and I love how you created a little scene!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - this is really a striking card - love the silhouette of the little fishing boy. Great job.

Tricia said...

Eva this is fantastic! How striking!

Sharon said...

Great card and very clever

Card~I~ology Creations said...

AWESOME.. Love it

Sandy said...

Super cute!

Karen S said...

OMG. Not only is this lovely, but you have also created a "feeling"

StampinCarol said...

Very clever to "color" in the image! And the sun background is wonderful!

Chris said...

Never thought of making a silhoutte of this little guy - brilliant!

Chelsea said...

oh wow ... I love love love this!

Debra Miller said...

The silhouette image is awesome and love the sunset background. Great card!

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