Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer Solstice MSC challenge

This week over at it is my turn to pick the challenge. I had to think of a good one didn't I. So I came up with the summer solstice but I wanted to see a sunset from a summer evening or a view from your porch.
Over here we have a very talented lady called Barbara Grey who is a whizz with a brayer, I have been watching her shows for years on our Create and Craft channel but never tried it. My DH bought me a brayer for my birthday a couple of years ago(blush blush) and it has never seen the light of day but yesterday all that was about to change lol.
This is the card I came up with (looks a bit windy I know) I had no idea what to do with it so I made it in to a new home card.

The stamp I have had for years, so I plotted it down first and then covered it in a mask, placed down a mask for the sun and set to task using mountain meadow and the speedball brayer. Using a sheet of copy paper I made some hills/dunes and added a bit of bush life to their tops. The image is then matted on to green and placed on to a 5x7 blue card blank. I tied some bakers twine along the back fold and added the sentiment to a SB die cut bit of card. I also stamped in white "enjoy life's moments" but you can't see that so well in this shot.

This next picture I did first but my DH didn't like it so much, said the clouds weren't right. So I added it to a piece of black card and made a post card to post out your new address to friends and family.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you get time to try this technique some time. Pop over to the rest of the design team members blogs to see what goodies they have come up with this week.
Thanks,   Sue


  1. Oh my gosh Sue, I had no idea that you did the rolling hills too! WOW... FABULOUS job on it all!!! :)

  2. Wow Sue! Love the technique and the pretty results!

  3. This is fantastic, Sue. The hills/dunes are amazing and I love the house image. This could be a framed picture - love it!

  4. Cute, cute, CUTE! Great job, Sue!

  5. I LOVE BOTH your cards, Sue! I love too that our DH's always seem to have their own opinions -- HEE! A fun theme, I thought, and fun to see what everyone's ideas are for the challenge!

  6. Love your cards! Love the images and the black card as the background... really pops up the colors