I haven't posted for a while but I have been inspired by the spring weather (and the relaxing school holidays) to 'craft outside the box'. These days I am often crafting just to get a card made for someone's birthday but I don't usually get a chance to try something new. I had seen an article on using a brayer to create a panel of graduated colour (by Marie Jones in Papercraft Essentials). I was struck by the beautiful, bright shades of yellow so thought I would give it a go.
Confession time: using the brayer was a disaster! All I ended up with a smugy, orange mess. I think I have the wrong type of brayer! So it was back to the old technique of blending Distress Inks - but doing it in a NEW way - with three shades of one colour - Squeezed Lemonde, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey. I used the IndigoBlu 'Wild Meadow' stamp set, one of my all time favourites, and the sentiment stamps were both freebies from Craft Stamper. I love the clean, crisp results and am grateful for my Martha Stewart's butterfly punch as I needed a strategic butterfly to cover a small stamping error. Of course, as it is spring, the butterflies then went everywhere!
Have a great weekend!