Thursday, May 26, 2011

ABC Challenge with Heart 2 Heart

I was blog hoping, again, and came across many brayed stamped images. So I decided that for this challenge I would do a brayed scenic stamped image. So I pulled out my brayer and as it turns out.... I DO NOT have that technique mastered. Huh. Well I will be visiting youtube and fix that shortly. However, in the mean time, I still have a challenge. So instead I grabbed my sponges and did a faux brayed image. Since this was a “test” I didn’t take pictures of every step. My pictures are all of the final product.

Here is the list of item I used:

Sunny Yellow z2152
Topiary z2155
Cocoa z2114
Black z2105
Dutch Blue z2119
Amethyst z2100
Sky z2194
Smokey Plum z2147
Grey Wool z2125
Lagoon z2195
White Card stock


Blending Pen

See D’s Stamp by SugarLoaf Asian 50200

I masked off the top half with post its and using the sponges created the “water” with Sky, Dutch Blue and Lagoon. Be sure to ink of on a scrap paper before sponging onto your project. After removing the mask I then stamp my image using black ink. I stamp the moon and bird part of the image on the sticky part of the post it and masked them off as well as the water.

 I then created the sky using Amethyst, Sky, Smokey Plum and Black. I then masked all the image revealing only the rocks and used Grey Wool, Smokey Plum, and Black. Using the blending pen I coloured in the trunk in Cocoa. Dabbed some Topiary over the leaves, and gave a hint of a glow to the moon with the Sunny Yellow.


  1. You've created a gorgeous scene! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H!

  2. Melanie, you did a great job with the sponging! I haven't been brave enough to try a brayer yet... Glad you could join us at H2H this week :o)

  3. Great scence, thanks so much for joining us at H2H!


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