Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pretties Wednesday: To Bray or not to Bray?


Is that even a correct use of the word? I don't know, but I can tell you I'm not one to pick up my brayer. In fact, I'll let you in on a little secret: I don't even know where mine is!!! If not for my good friend Darla, I would have been up a creek for today's challenge LOL!

Today's card featuring the adorable Cooper was made for our Pretties Wednesday challenge! This week's challenge was by Jackie R. to use a brayer. Would you believe that I don't even own a spectrum pad? Out of the million things I seem to have in my craft area, these two things weren't included!

So, I took my Kiwi Kiss and Pumpkin Pie ink pads and inked up half each onto the brayer. I then stamped my image of Cooper in Brown StazOn (timber) onto Shimmer White cardstock (papertrey ink) and then rolled the brayer back and forth over him. You can't really see it that great in the picture, but the shimmer white paper gives it a really neat effect. The colors appear softer and the whole piece has a pearlescent look which I love.

I colored OVER the image already layered w/ the ink from the brayer with my Copics, and again, because of the Shimmer White paper I got a nice soft effect, even with the markers. For the finishing touches, I used my CropADile to add some big eyelets and tucked a little treat under my Kiwi Kiss ribbon...after all, it's trick-or-treat time!
I also got to play along with another week of Mojo Monday using this week's sketch that you can see HERE on Julee's blog. The best of both worlds when you can incorporate things such as these! LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by and see what the other Prettie Girls did for today's challenge!
WANT TO BE THE NEXT CUTIE PIE? Each month, Paper Pretties has a Cutie Pie contest and ANYONE can enter! Submit a card to the Paper Pretties Gallery and enter it to be the November Cutie Pie! Not only do you get to have a SWEET title of Cutie Pie for the month of November, the winner will also receive ALL four November releases PLUS the new Angel Wings Sophia! They also get a little shout-out on the website, which is always fun :)
Get your entries into the Gallery under November Cutie Pie submissions by Friday, Oct. 31st at 8p.m. CST. The new Cutie Pie will be announced at the Paper Pretties monthly pajama party on Saturday, Nov. 1st. See you then? You WON'T want to miss all the fun, chit-chat, and prizes! Can't wait to see the next Cutie Pie!
Hugs and stuff,
Jess :)
RECIPE:
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Haiku DP, Bazill green, Shimmer white by papertrey ink

Stamps: Pick of the Patch by Paper Pretties
Ink: Timber StazON
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Nestabilities, Copics, Brayer, Cropa Dile eyelets

14 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Awwww, this is too cute! Love how you tucked the candy in there too! I'm not a big fan of the brayer either...I don't feel like I have enough control of the ink.
hugs, Jami

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is absolutely adorable!

Cindy Haffner said...

So cool, what a great idea, very cute.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Very cute! I don't use my brayer much, but you did wonderful. Sweet image. Love the sentiment. Great job on the challenge.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Tooooooo adorable Jess!!! LOVE your brayering (Your KICKS the patootie outta mine!!), the treat holder...love it all!!!

Christi said...

This is adorable!!! Don't feel bad...I don't even own a brayer. Ha!!! LOL :)

Lynn said...

This is super cute! You continue to amaze me!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Way to go with the brayer! Awesome background for the little guy! Love the little treat...way cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable, Jessica!! Great job with the brayer...

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh man! This is CUTE and clever. I love that you brayered on the shimmer paper (how brilliant) that explains that awesome texture that i had to click on and drool over up-close-and-personal-like. It looks all retro-chic with that cute stamp. You ROCKed the brayer!

Personally, I am brayer challenged. I have two (lol) and 7 spectrum pads (one's even empty) but I am afraid to bray! Love the idea of doing it on shimmer paper though since it might not be as streaky as it is when i do it. OK, sorry for the novella. It's all your fault tho' You're just too darned inspiring! Hugs, :O) mel

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely cute!! Love it!!

Shirley said...

How darn cute and yummmy too! I couldn't decide on the brayering. I say it looks very very good from here.

Julie Masse said...

Adorable little way to package a treat!! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So cute! Love how you tucked in the little chocolate!