Monday 19 September 2016

2016 #18 Embossed leaves {by Sarah Allan}

2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone Sarah Allan from the handmade card blog joining you this evening with a post on brayered backgrounds . I chose this technique after I was inspired by learning how to do this by Leandra on the Paperartsy Youtube Channel. 

This technique appeals to me because it is so versatile, plus you can use a variety of different paints onto the surface. My project today is a handmade card that uses Paperartsy Fresco Finish Paints. 

I have been crafting since 2009, it all started with making a few cards, and it has been a wonderful journey and I enjoy playing and creating so much. I love to try new techniques and incorporate them into my craft projects. So when I learned the brayering technique I could not wait to try it out!

Step One: I used Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk paints, Haystack,  Pumpkin Soup,Tinned Peas and a hint of Zesty Zing using a brayer I blended and created a base to stamp on.

Step Two: I then used the large leaf from Lin Brown stamp and emboss leaves over the card, plus an extra leaf that was cut out. I used versamark ink, then with copper embossing powder heat set it to create a lovely focal point for the card.

Step Three : I then took some chocolate cardstock and used the sentiment from the stamp this time and inked it with versamark ink with more copper embossing powder to give it a lovely autumny feel .

Step Four : Layering.. I layered the stamped and embossed sentiment onto olive green cardstock and the brayered leafy background onto chocolate cardstock, roughing up the edges with the edge of my scissors.

Step Five: More Stamping. I took a piece of olive cardstock measuring 5.5" x 5.5" and stamped the block lines stamp from the same ELB29 stamp set and with versamark ink stamped all around the outside edge and allowed to dry.

Step Six : The white card base measures 8" x 8" and I used the two leaf stamps to stamp a border around the outside edge, the inks used were a yellow ochre chalk ink and spiced chai stazon. I then used some distress ink and blended the border of the card base.

To complete the card I took a piece of Metallic Gold Cardstock and using the small trio circles stamp went around the edge in Spiced Chai Stazon ink. These two layers were then adhered together and the focal point attached to the front.

I had so much fun creating this card for the blog, I really enjoyed doing the brayered background technique.
The addition of some crackle glaze would have looked great on this card too, perhaps I can try this on my next craft project, really the possibilities are endless, I encourage you to try doing a brayered background, they are so much fun, easy and just add that little bit extra to your project.
Thank you for joining us

I have a few upcoming workshops in Edinburgh if you fancy joining us the dates have just been released on the Stampers Grove Website, classes held at Stampers Grove, 92 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP, for Booking info click {here}

Thanks Sarah those lovely coppery tones are totally Autumn, and your choice of layering cardstocks colours really supports the focal images beautifully. This new stamp set of Lin's is packed with gorgeous images that all work so well together on this card. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

a gorgeous card, and some fabulous leaves.

Kirsten said...

A beautiful autumn card.

Julie Lee said...

What a gorgeous, autumnal card. I love that Lin Brown stamp collection and you have used it so imaginatively! xx

Miriam said...

Lovely card - I do love leaves and Autumn :)

craftimamma said...

I'm in love with Lin's new sets & you have more showcased them beautifully with your card.

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

I'm in love with Lin's new sets & you have more showcased them beautifully with your card.

Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Ooh those embossed copper leaves are lovely Sarah! Such a gorgeous stamp set, isn't it?

Lucy x

Seth said...

This is really beautiful Sarah. I love the embossed leaves.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely colours, I love that new stamp!

Etsuko said...

What a gorgeous card! I love beautiful your Lin's leaves image. xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, glad you liked the card:) Sarah x