Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sunset and Clouds MIC DT

Hey the weekend is here and its a bank holiday yippee (it is of course raining though) still plenty of time for crafting so hope to see loads of entries into the new challenge at Make It Colourful.
This week we want you to have a try at skies, but hey this is make it colourful so it cant be just any old sky lol
 we want to see a


 This is my effort this week and for a change I decided to go for a bit of brayering (is that a word) well okay the truth is it wasnt completely by choice I was a bit Stooooooopid and heated up milk in a cup in the microwave and the handle got so hot I burnt my fingers pretty badily when I got it out - can you believe how much mess a cup of milk can make when it hits the floor! Anyways I have had a bit of a problem colouring this week as I have a couple of blisters now. So please dont look to carefully at the colouring of the balloons or the cutting out cause it really aint pretty lol.

Anyways I am really pleased with the effect I achieved

 Heres a bit of a closer view.

The ballons are of course by Make it crafty which you can get Here there is a great scene which goes perfectly with the balloons too, which I was gonna do till blisters burst, but you can see that HERE


Mountain Meadow Big and Juicy Pad.

I took most of the ink of on scrap paper then lightly brayered onto the glossy card. I then got a slighly wet paintbrush and removed the ink where I wanted my clouds and dried straight away with a piece of kitchen towel. I then brayered the same colours on again (still very lightly) which gave a lighter shade to the clouds. I then took some of the darker mauve ink from the pad on my paintbrush and highlighted the clouds ( I used quite a wet paintbrush) and the wiped majority of it off again with paper towel. When dry I gave it a bit of a polish with the towel. Hey presto done in under 5 mins and no sore fingers.

This week the challenge is sponsored by Tiddly Inks check out there cute images and papers.

Cards for Men Anything goes


  1. Wow gorgeous brayer work! That sunset is amazing.
    Hope your poorlies heal up soon
    Claire xx

  2. This is just gorgeous the sky looks totally fabulous hun.....amazingly beautiful!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Beautiful card, Beccy! Your sky is amazing.


  4. What a gorgeous card Beccy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. This turned out great and even with burnt fingers I'm glad you gave it a try! I love the brayer look and it's perfect for a sunset - great effect! Adding the hot air balloons is perfect! :D

  6. Gorgeous coloured sky. Thanks for explaining how you got the cloud effect, it's great. Jean x

  7. Gorgeous job. Thanks for the tip on how you did the sky, never thought of trying a paintbrush.


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