Today my friend, Joanna, and I took a class with Michelle Zindorf. Michelle is well known for her beautifully brayered and sponged cards. I've always been pretty good with sponging (it's a grunge thing). But brayering hasn't always gone well for me. I may not be an expert after today's class but I feel like I'm MUCH improved. You can even see the improvement in my class cards!!
(Joanna Moore, Michelle Zindorf, me)
My first attempt is on the left. You can see the large spot of BLUE in the center of the card. The card on the right was the last card. You can see that I got a smoother result with the brayer by the end.
This is the second class card. I like this one but you can tell I forgot the cardinal rule of starting to brayer off the cardstock and then move in. There is a line in the middle where I started brayering in the middle. OOPS! The rest was sponged. I also see I didn't mount the image evenly. (ugh)
All the stamps are Stampin Up! - but I'm sorry I can't tell you the names of the sets right now! The "artwork" is mine - the designs are all Michelle's!!
Finally, I wanted to share the card I posted earlier in the week. I reworked parts of the card and I like this result much better. The butterfly was flipped around and I added the bling. Bling is like glitter - it's always better with than without! (grin)