Monday, 24 February 2014

Atmospherics!

Lydia has set this week's Mixability challenge at Splitcoast Stampers - Through the Mist.

The idea is to clean a painty brayer by rolling on clean cardstock and use the resulting piece as the basis for something.  The brayered prints are often reminiscent of a misty landscape. Lydia's put together a great little video, you can check it out of the SCS thread linked above.

When I watched the video, I kept mentally filling in bare tree shapes on the prints so that's where mine had to go, I'm afraid! I stamped the tree over the brayered base and added a bit of white pen for some moonlight highlights. I smudged a little charcoal pencil along some of those higlights to soften them.

I helped the brayering along just a tiny bit with a pen line under the tree to define the ground a bit more and stamped and white embossed the sentiment. The moon is finger-painted with silver acrylic paint and I added some lowlights with a Copic fine liner once the paint was dry (again smudging with my finger).

I kept the setting really simple, just sticking it slightly offset on the cardbase and running the fineliner round the edge of the panel - I thought the simplicity went with the tranquil feel.

Stamps:
Winter Trees by Stampendous
Scene-it Sentiments by Hobby Art

Paper: smooth white

Other:
Black and silver acrylic paints
Graphite Black Brilliance ink
Copic fineliner
Posca white pen
Bright white embossing powder by WOW!
Charcoal pencil

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Kath said...

How clever. I love your card, Joanne. Very calm and peaceful. Interesting the different effects she got isn't it?

Paula Whittaker said...

love the look of this Joanne.

Lottie me said...

This is gorgeous Joanne - so 'dreamy' and - well - perfect

Janelle Stollfus said...

Your challenge card came out amazing! Great depth to the landscape and the tree is fantastic!

Karen Gist said...

This is beautiful Joanne! You have captured a lot of atmosphere xxx

gardenpinks said...

A very atmospheric piece Joanne, love it.
Lynn x

Kathy said...

Ohhh, this has worked out beautifully. very atmospheric indeed

Traceyr said...

Yes a very tranquil card Joanne - great effect. :)

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, great effect with the brayer..x