Saturday, 15 January 2011

Lots to do - Use a brayer in your work

Wonderful array of winter flowers on display last week smashing reminder that spring is on the way. This week at Lots to do we have something something different and a tool challenge. Here in the UK Brayering is becoming increasingly popular so we thought you might like to share some brayering with us.

Sadly this is the last Lots to do Challenge, Hilda has been running it for 3 years and feels she would like to do something different.   If you are one of the inky fingered, altered/distressed crafters out there seeking a refuge from all the cuteness the world has to offer all I can say for now is watch this space.

I have used B&J Waterfall here on glossy card, overstamped with an aspects of design stamp in Stayzon, cut out close to the stamped image. The background is a photocopy of an old map torn screwed up and distressed with DI. The waves are strips of Friendly Plastic buckled. The Compass is of course Tando chipboard that has been sprayed with shiny mica sprays and touched up with silver paint. Words Happy Birthday stamped in the same Stayzon as the ship.

Pop over to Lots to do to see what the team have come up with using this versatile tool. What will you use your brayer to do we would love to come and see.   Thank you to everyone who has joined in during the life of the challenge it has been a real pleasure visiting you all and become friends with many of you as well, Thank you Hilda for the site and for inviting me to join you on the DT these last few months.


  1. This is fab Zoe, I love your friendly plastic (though I have no idea what this is :o) x

  2. Fabulous! Love the FP waves! x

  3. What a great idea to use friendly plastic for water. Very creative and making me wish for warmer weather!!! LOL

  4. What a great idea for the waves Zoe! Love them. xx

  5. Lovely piece and beautiful colours!
    I was just reading about Friendly Plastic in Craft Stamper; hadn't come across it before but it looks great on your project.

  6. Beautiful piece Zoe , love the colours. Love the way you have used the old map , I like to use them to cover mini books they always look fab. The challenges will be missed im sure , but hope you all stay in touch. Im afraid I dont own a brayer so im unable to join in this week.Take care Jaqi

  7. Not sure if I can do this last one as I am not at home and I am sorry LTD has come to an end. It has always been my no 1 challenge even though I have not joined in these last few weeks owing to being ill.
    Big thanks to all who were involved.
    Love your composition Zoe, the waves are brilliant. Well done you!

  8. Love how you've used the FP in this piece, the colours just fit so perfectly xxxx


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