Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Sunday 27 January 2013

Brayered Stampscapes Card

{Calligraphy - Illuminated text in post above}

Hullo there everyone!!
Way back I actually brayered these backgrounds and showed you how I make these brayered backgrounds. 
Then a another video was made stamping them using these stamps, but we forgot to check camera was still in right spot. Half of it was off screen so I never uploaded it. 
Finished images were on my WOYWW desk a few times (see HERE), and now here they are at last in cards!

Card for Mrs A. as special thank you, from draw on Dec. 1st 2012 when drew a thank you draw to thank my Wonderful Encouragers, for being that - Encouraging!She kindly waited till I was well enough to make it ( I know she has received it now). 

First time used the stamp and used it as an overlapped image. It was not large enough for brayered background. (See the second lot of rocks on right of image; I have overlapped the stamp just near that) The trial piece here shows it better .

It was shown on the one Kevin's posts  .. he owns/ designs Stampscapes. He has quite a few videos on scene building - check them out!

Here is his first video called Seamless Scenes. Try this link if it does not work.
A card for Bernie, as a special "Thinking and Praying for you" card.
Funny isn't when you go to do a card you cannot quite find the right words for greeting? Thought I had plenty till making this card above {Note to self: Look for better small ones, plenty of big ones} .
I really love these scenes and  dont think possibly Panpastels (the little I have used them), they will ever beat the brayer for clear crisp pop out scenes. Partly because of the high gloss paper upon which you brayer - Kromecoate is best. I think that this is because you use different paper too not just the medium itself.
Just in case you missed the video for the background with brayer look on this post here as it has video plus whole lot of tips to brayer well.
Or try this link if it does not work - HERE.

Thanks so VERY much for popping over for a peek and chat, and may God bless your day wherever you may be!!
Shaz in Oz.x


Ginny Maxam said...

Great cards Shaz!! they are all so perfectly placed! I am sure they will be a happy blessing to the lucky recepients! I will check back on the tutorials! I would love to so these cards! A good reason for me to purchase some stampscapes!! xoxo Ginny M

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Stunning cards, love the scene.
Hugs Tamara

Di said...

Both FABULOUS Shaz! I adore those scenic stamps. Grin, a Purple Twilight ink pad arrived here to play with the other day. Thank you so much for all the tips and encouragement to tackle gorgeous scenes like these - and good luck in the draw!

Hugs, Di xx

Irene said...

Hello Shaz

I absoloutely love your cards, the scenes are breathtaking and colours superb. Thank you so much for the tips.

Sally H said...

Wow, Shaz! All so beautiful! Gorgeous scenes

Mrs A. said...

I just love this card. The colours are truly lovely IRL. Hubby waltzed past my desk and on spotting it said 'Thats a fantastic photo'!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful scenic cards, Shaz. I watched all the way through the first video and was totally mesmerised! Kevin created some very beautiful scenes so cleverly. And so have you - I can see his influence - and I'd love to spend some time in that cabin :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

Wow these scene cards are amazing - they look like they are quite tricky. Chantell JAI

Bubbles said...

Those cards are just so utterly beautiful! The colours you've chosen enhance the images beautifully - making them look so serene and lovely. Wow... I am gobsmacked - they really are gorgeous!

Sarn said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. Your work is awesome.

Thanks for the links too. I shall do some studying!

Sarn xxx

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Anne said...

Wonderful cards, wonderful videos! Thy talent never endeth! xxxxx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous cards - so gorgeous! Thank you for the video's, will watch them a bit later xx

Bettina L. said...

Such gorgeous cards and I love the colour palette you've used too. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Darnell said...

Unbelievably beautiful, Shaz. Truly. And thank you so much for the linkies and videos!!

Sarah said...

Stunning cards Shaz! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck x

Christine Blain said...

Lovely work, Shaz! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Nikki Spencer said...

Love the serene images Shaz and the lovely soft colours.
Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, I love your scene. thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cathy said...

Wow!!These cards are amazing. I've never seen stamps like these before. I watched the video too. Will have to check it out more to see what type of ink etc. The colours you've used are gorgeous- very lucky recipients :)

Anonymous said...

I love your cards Shaz and Ive never seen brayering like that before as I blend off the cardstock. Very inspired! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week.

scrappymo! said...

These are simply beautiful. I love how the background is all subtle and dreaming looking yet the image is crisp and clear.
I have only used a brayer once in a class...mine go was hopeless awful! I always admire the girls who make these wonderful style of cards. There is a definite knack to handling it correctly to get these gorgeous results.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and love all your pictures of how you did it too! Thanks for joining us on the Allsorts challenge this week, hugs Samantha x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz, and you have really go hat brayering sorted now. It is really lovely. I have to admit to ordering some more of those 3D butterfly sets to do some more cards. They are so effective and all you really need to do is colour, cut out and stick. Relaxing! Have a good week. xx Maggie

purplecinn said...

I can't wait to try out your recipe :) TFS!

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