I succumbed and bought a brayer after seeing it demonstrated wonderfully at Ally Pally last September but hadn't dared use it until this weekend. I decided it had to be done after we went to the Hobbycraft show at the NEC and saw it demonstrated again. My friend Jennie had already tried and not had much success (after also succumbing after seeing the same demo) so I needed to see how hard it really was. Let's just say, it's no way near as easy as it looks! I do think though that maybe buying the cheapest brayer we could find was not the best idea - you probably get better results if the whole brayer touches the paper!! I did eventually manage to get an OK result just using the very edge of the brayer and glossy card - matt card was useless.
Here's what I managed to make:
I used Adirondack inks in juniper, bottle green and eggplant and all the stamps are from Lavinia Stamps. I embossed the fish in pearlescent gold embossing powder and added some stickles in various sparkly colours. I finished off by matting onto bottle green card and adding some gold ribbon and a gold brad.
I would like to enter this card into the Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes