Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Love and Laughter

I saw this really cool technique in an on-line magazine and just had to try it. I even woke this morning thinking just how I was going to do it. You know you are a die-hard stamper when you start dreaming about stamping. lol

I had a hard time getting this just right because I was stamping the image first and then trying to do the reflection in the water. Once I reread the instructions and found that I was doing it backwards it worked great. So how is this all done. First I cut out a circle and laid it on the glossy paper and brayered over it using blue breeze kaleidacolor (That was the first problem - finding my brayer which I hadn't used in forever lol). I brayered one layer and then turned it around and did another layer going in the opposite direction. On the bottom layer I didn't go over it quite so much because I wanted it to look a little wavy like water. I took off the mask of the circle and put on the hole of the circle and stippled yellow for the sun or moon. Next I stamped up the tree from the angel company's love and laughter set and brayered over the stamp and then used the brayer to put the ink on the glossy paper. I carefully looked where the trunk started and where I wanted it to land on the paper. Then I inked the stamp again and stamped the stamp onto the glossy paper over where the brayered image was. Next I used a white pen and put some lines in the water and then put stardust stickles in the water as well. I put some more stickles on the moon or sun. I can't decide which I think it is. And that is about it. A layer of gold paper on a black card and a three square brads at the bottom. Hope you enjoyed the technique and I hope I explained it well. If you have any questions just ask.
Oh I forgot to say I used a gray Bic marker and made a line at the horizon. 


Anonymous said...

Oh Peggie this is just absolutely stunning. Hugs, Lori m

Eve said...

this is very pretty, peggie! Luv these kind of stamping, scenes and technique! :-)

Sandy said...

Oh wow Peggy - this is beautiful. A real work of art!! Good golly Miss Molly - this is absolutely beautiful!!

Julie Robinson said...

This is beautiful.

Stace said...

Gorgeous! I have just learned how to do mirror imaging, but I didn't learn to do it with a brayer-I learned with a stamp-a-ma-jig. I love the blues and your water looks really watery (if that's a technical term LOL)

Kristel said...

That is a really beautiful card Peggie!
Hugs Kristel

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love the tree you used - it would also be pretty with the lighthouses we "used" to have (which I still have!!!).

Ruth S said...

Great card Peggie - love that technique!
I'm having trouble in contacting you as I can't see an email for you.
I'd like to chat about an idea for Papercraft inspirations magazine. I wonder if you can drop me a line - email address below - and I'll fill you in! Thanks!
Deputy Editor, Papercraft inspirations magazine


Anonymous said...

Very clever peggie. beautiful card
Hugs Julie P

Sparkly Engineer said...

Terrific card. The brayering is beautiful and the tree image is perfect for this technique.