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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Brayering Some Scottish Hillsides


Hi I'm very excited to be here with you today.  A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to win at Casology (you can see my card here) and when you win you are invited to be a guest designer.  And yes you've guessed it this is my week.


and the cue card is green.


The inspiration for my card came from the scottish hillsides as we were driving back to Aberdeen from Perth.  They were so green in the sunshine.  

I made the shape of the hills by tearing a post it note and placing on some Very Vanilla card.  I then used my Brayer to colour the hills in three colours - Certainly Celery in the background, Old Olive for the middle hill and Always Artichoke in the foreground.  Once the hills were brayered, I sponged some purples over the edges.  Elegant Eggplant on the front hill, Perfect Plum on the middle and Wisteria Wonder on the distant hill.  A hint towards some heather perhaps?  We saw lots of scottish pines on the hillsides so I've added a pine from Lovely as a Tree in Always Artichoke.  My brayered panel was matted onto another panel of Very Vanilla.  Then wrapped some of that gorgeous sparkly Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon around it and added a bow.  My card base is Certainly Celery stamped with the Woodgrain stamp in Always Artichoke.  

Thanks for coming by for a visit today.  Looking forward to seeing your take on this weeks challenge. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink - Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree, Woodgrain
Other - Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon 

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way to you direct to your home in the UK!  
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22 comments:

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot - richly deserved. These green tones are beautiful together and the purple sponging sets off the brayering perfectly. I'd have never thought to add purple to a green card, but it works ever so well.

Sigrids kreative ART said...

There is only one thing to say: wonderful!

Sigrid

Jenny said...

Congrats on your win...I missed that news !!! A guest design spot is so exciting and I love this card as much as your last scene...... So very Scotland :0)
Jenny x

Gillian said...

Wow Aileen, what a great card, just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene, Aileen! I love the hills and the single tree is perfectly placed!

Ardyth said...

I've been there! (Well, maybe not quite there, but my inlaws live in Scotland and we've walked quite a few moors and hills when we visit from Canada!) This is a lovely green scene and really captures what I remember of Scotland!

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, and congrats on your GD spot! The hills look real! Valerie

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, aileen... you are making me wish i could walk those green hills of scotland!! so excited to have you guest designing with us this week!!

Suze Bain said...

Looks a lovely spot for a picnic! A fabulous card Aileen. xx

Tracey McNeely said...

What a lovely card Aileen. Thank you so much for joining us as Guest Designer at CASology this week!

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely!! I want to be standing by that pine enjoying that view!

Aud said...

Lovely Aileen, a great scene. Aud x

Jan Castle said...

Your green cards gorgeous! Thanks for explaining what you did to make it!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan in Salem, Oregon, USA

MarvA1ix said...

I yearn to see the mountains, and their majestic beauty. I found a little bit of it in your card today. It is perfect for so many occasions. Just beautiful!!!

Mechthild said...

Congratulations to your win, Aileen. You deserve it, being a guest designer! I just admire your card, it's really beautiful. Great combination.
I've been in Scotland a few times, because my husband is scottish. So I can imagine the 'scottish hills'. I always loved to be there.

Jan Hennings said...

love this technique!!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done...what a great scene you created and it is so peaceful.

Jen W. said...

This is stunning, Aileen! So glad to have you as our guest designer this week!

Gay Peplow said...

Many congrats, this is fabulous, moody and very clever masking and inking, love it Aileen, xxx

Annette said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on your guest designer spot. Well deserved, as your bullrush card is so clever and lovely.

sally said...

Love your take on green! Congrats on the win.
Sal

Shawn Crawford said...

Aileen, I fell in love with this card, and the story of your inspiration. I have since CASEd your card and posted it on my blog http://fireflyscards.blogspot.com/2013/01/lovely-tree.html.

Thank you so much for sharing.

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