Thursday, 5 February 2009

Madras Stamping with one of My Favourite Stamps!

Materials
Stamps: Rubber Poet Mazza of the Moon, Lucy's Word
Inks: Kaleidacolour Blue Breeze, StazOn Black
Cardstock: Prisma Blue,White Gloss Card, Bazzill Blackberry and Unknown Mauve
Other: Teal Grosgrain, Teal Brads, Hardware, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Folder, Dimensional Magic, Ultra Fine Micro Beads, Kwik Sheets Sticky Paper, Brayer

Evening people,

Here is my card from last night, as promised. I absolutely love this Rubber Poet stamp. I have had her for many years, but she has always stamped superbly and is great for showing off techniques.


In this case, I have been playing with the brayer and using the Madras technique, which I think is a wonderful tech for getting pretty colour on your gloss card. I believe the brayer is an under-utilised tool in our armoury because it sure comes up trumps with backgrounds.

This one should really be seen in person as the photo doesn't show it properly. I have covered Mazza with a full layer of ultra fine clear micro beads, giving the whole thing a "wet" look. I also filled the embellishment up with Dimensional magic so it would have the "wet" look too!

I think I am pleased with how she turned out.

12 comments:

stampin abi said...

Love the card great colours... what's the madras technique????

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is very beautiful! I wish I had her perky little bum! LOL! :)

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Nancy said...

What a fabulous, striking card!!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the colors you used. So nicely done!

xiumaiyuki said...

WOW, this is STUNNING! I love the image and your coloring is wonderful! I can never get used to using a brayer. You might have to post a tutorial for this! It's really pretty, like a painting!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very beautiful colors....fabulous work! *~*

Merrigrace said...

stunning colors and stamp.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome!!!! Super great work!!
-t

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!!!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

oh wow, this is fantastic. just like how the colors blend together and it gives so much depth to your image. beautiful work!

Ilina Crouse said...

Great job! You are a brayer queen!