Friday 1 February 2013

Clean & Simple 2 - Day 5 (card 3)

Hello Friends,

I can't believe I'm don't know how busy I'm supposed to be, but I'm lovin' this class so much I couldn't stop!

I liked all the cards so much I just had to try something from each!

So earlier today I covered Julie's and Kristina's and now it's Donna's turn!  For this card I couldn't resist using my Splodge Away mat, I'm thinking that Splodge Away mats haven't actually reached America yet, but they are definitely the answer to perfect brayering!  It's odd, we normally wait for things to arrive in the UK from America, but this time, I'm wondering if this is something America is waiting for......let me know.....

For this card, I used Shabby Shutters Distress ink, swiped onto my Splodge Away mat and rolled my brayer up and down until the ink was evenly covered, I then brayered in the normal way.  I did the same from the other end using Tumbled Glass.  I then inked my stamp with VersaMark and embossed the image with white embossing powder.  I splattered the image with water to make the water splodges and then I carefully put water into each petal and tried to remove most of the ink from under the flowers themselves.  I then coloured the leaves and the centres of the flowers with my Distress markers.

I actually made a stamping error on the sentiment, so I punched out my mistake and inserted my new sentiment in its place (like a jigsaw)!

I hate working in the dark, which is what I've done here, no natural light and the photo is taken right under my desk lamp.  But I am pleased with my card and delighted to have used that old stamp 3 ways! Phew!!!

Now I've got to go to bed, I'll clear up tomorrow!




  1. Awesome! Great idea to use the brayer...much softer colors...I jsut spread mine directly from the ink pad...I think I like the looks of yours much better!! Beautiful card, Carole!

  2. Really like the background on this card!

  3. What gorgeous cards you've been making Carole, I especially love this one. The background is so soft and subtle. Isn't the Splodge Mat a great invention! Maria xx

  4. Carole, this is really beautiful! I love how you removed the colour from the flowers! Lovely work!