Saturday, 13 August 2011

LIM week 28-one layer (ink)


This week the challenge on Less is More is to use ink - on a one layer card. Yesterday I went on a workshop with Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps and learnt to brayer - so what better opportunity than this challenge to try out what I learnt. I decided to use a mask cut with a nestie to do the brayering through, using a big and juicy ink pad. the sentiment is from some docrafts stamps and says "Fishing - if it was easy it would be called catching!"
Here is what I made at Barbara's workshop yesterday. I had a fab time, but it was tiring, poor Barbara, it was her second day and today she is at a show in Stevenage, I don't know how she does it. she is such a lovely lady and she had two excellent tutors with her.
As you can see this was my attempt yesterday at the reflection technique, with and without clouds.

This was my first piece, and the one I like best, we used a resist technique on the sliver birch.


 After lunch we did these Christmas cards. Using the reflection again. Then using resist again for the snow in the sky on the last one. I was really tired by this point, so not my best work! I also added the glitz to the roof afterwards, not sure what Barbara would think!

38 comments:

Sarah said...

These ara all beautiful, lovely colours.

kayc said...

These cards are lovely. I wish Barbara would come up to Scotland. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

All brilliant cards Linby.. it looks as though you had a brilliant and most creative time.
Super cards!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW how lucky are you, I love watching Barbara and have just watched her lesson 1 on C&C, which I had missed but Katina let me know it was available on the site to see over and over again hehe. Your cards are brilliant and what fab brayering, have not attempted that yet, think I will wait for Barbaras next lesson :)

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow stunning collection of cards, love the idea of the reflection!

Cheryl said...

oh hun lucky you to meet barbara she is brilliant and just love all your cards hun they are just so effective,just stunning work hugs cherylxxx

Katina said...

Hi Linby, what a treat you had yesterday; I'd love to go to one of Barbara's workshops. Love all your cards! xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Linby

Wow what a great card (sorry cards!!!) looks like you had a great time. I've never tried brayering before looks like fun - must pop over to see Barbara on her stand at Stevenage tomorrow!!!

Hugs

Tina

Merry said...

Oh wow...these are all amazing. I will definitely have to try some brayering now.

Kathyk said...

GLORIOUS selection of beautiful cards

KAthyk

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card for this weeks challenge Linby. The cards you made at Barbara's workshop are brilliant too, glad you had a great time, Barbara is one talented lady.
Beryl x

Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow! I am deeply envious! Barbara is fabulous isn't she? I love the silver birches particularly. Hubby just bought me those stamps for our anniversary.

Hello From Texas said...

Such a group of beautiful cards. What a great technique you learned yesterday. Just lovely.

Lynne said...

Wow Lynn, these are all fabulous. Love what you did at your class, I could never do that.
Lynne xxx

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is so serene and calming, lynn! the cards you made at your class are just lovely...

Toulouse31 said...

I love the cards, I havn't seen Barbara on C&C but will hunt her down now!

Fiona said...

Beautiful cards, I love Barbara's stamps and you've really done them justice here.

Aileen said...

Love all your Brayer cards, looks like a great class, with some fab techniques. x

Suze Bain said...

Wow, lucky you! These are all fab. Well done! xx

Jane said...

Such beautiful cards, you must have had a great time.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab cards - and I am sooooo jealous of your brayering! I am useless at it, no matter how I try!

Sandra said...

Fab cards and how lucky are you to go to a Barbara Gray workshop!
Sandra

Mandi said...

Fabulous cards Linby, looks like you had a ball making these!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

All are beautiful Linby, I saw her in a recorded show yesterday what an inspirational lady, you've done her proud :)

Jenny said...

These are gorgeous Linby, how lucky to go on one of her courses!
I love the reflections, in fact love the whole of the images:)
Barbara was at Stamperema today..I didn't go, saving my pennies for Ali Pali!
Jenny x

Maja said...

Stunning! the reflection technique is amazing

Sasha said...

Gorgeous cards! I love to see this reflection technique! Yours are beautifully done!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Linby
Fabulous cards ....there are all gorgeous ...well done ....
hugs sylvie
xxx

Susan said...

LOVE the reflections! I'd LOVE to learn how to do that!!! Beautiful cards!! I really love the birch trees!

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cards, must get my one out and have a play, not sure where to start but fun trying! Carolxx

Annchen said...

really fantastic

GinaA said...

Hi Linby, Your Clarity cards are tremendous, I was at the Clarity Workshop and had a really great day out. It was so well organized and informative and I came away with lots to think about and practice. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Diane said...

All are gorgeous...you hav e been quite busy!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

You lucky girl Linby - a class with Barbara - how fantastic is that! Your cards are stunning - love the Nestie shaped brayering on the Fishing one.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Karen @stampinginpink said...

Linby - I am well jealous - positively pea green. I'm hoping Barbara will get up this way some point soon as I'm an avid fan and have been members of both her clubs for five years or more!
Beautiful card, love the colours and your brayering is fab - you would never guess you had only just learnt. Beautiful cards - all of them lol Karen x

Kerry said...

Fantastic card. I've not seen this technique before.

Sandy said...

Fantastic job on your reflection images, love the fishing one,
Sandy

Mrs.B said...

Great cards, lucky you having a class with Barbara. The reflection and brayering looks brilliant.
Avril