Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Brayering and Serene Silhouettes


What a week end I had, we moved mum & dad furniture wise on friday and then Sat and Sun was spent trying to organise the furniture and stuff in a much smaller space.
The kitchen as less cupboard space than the old one so not everything would fit, it was then decided that they would be better off to have a new kitchen (my brother in law fits kitchens).
They also have moved from a house with coal central heating so always had a little bit of heating from the boiler, now they have gas so thats taking some getting used to for them.
when I spoke to them today they seemed much happier now they getting settled and at least no more stairs.

Onto my card

once a month I attend a technique class with Joanne from the crafty owl and yesterday she organised a special class for Brayering, now I have never touched a brayer but have always admired the work created by other crafters so decided to have a go. We had a fab day and created lots of different backgrounds some good some not so good, this was one of the backgrounds from the class and I made it into a card last night.

I masked off  my Whisper White panel to create a strip and brayered Pear Pizzazz across the bottom of the panel and Blushing Bride across the top.  The silhouette stamp is from the set Serene Silhouettes, stamped in black ink. i added my panel to some Pear Pizzazz card, created a base from Blushing Bride added some pink twine and a sentiment from petite pairs before adhering to my base with some foam pads.  I added some little dots to the top half of the panel.

The challenge this week at Less is More is Silhouette so I am joing in with the challenge.


  1. Gorgeous card Gail.
    Glad Mum and Dad got sorted, xxxx

  2. Love it!
    Going to get the brayer out
    Hugs Carole x

  3. This is the card that drew you to your blog, gorgeous Gail, really love the design and colours, and having read your post I now know the answer to my question! Glad you've got your parents settled in their new place, Jx

    1. I had a whole day, and all we did was practice creating different backgrounds, I find it ok watching You tube but I like to know what I do wrong

  4. Wonderful brayering - love the way it is much paler in the centre.

  5. How lucky are you to catch up with Joanne for new techniques! Another superb brayering example and a lovely combination of colours to showcase your silhouette. thanks so much for playing along again this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. I've never touched a brayer either! But your background is lovely. And that stamp is fabulous!

  7. Gail I love it!! What a pretty way to finish off your masked brayered panel card - I love the addition of the rhinestones and pink twine. I'm so glad you enjoyed your class and thanks for the shoutout!

  8. So pretty Gail. I used to brayer a lot when I first started card making, but haven't done much for a few years now. I really need to pull it out ... this is just a beautiful background. Love the silhouette. xx

  9. Sorry to be so late visiting you, what a pretty background for your silhouette Gail!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    "Less is More"


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