Using a brayer to create scenic cards can be either a quick solution or a complicated one.
I love colour and the way you can create different effects by layering - all it takes is a little knowledge of the colour wheel to determine whether you want to use harmonious or complimentary colours to create the desired effect. A word of warning tho', If you decide on complimentary colours be very careful not to neutralize them - they will turn muddy when layered on top of each other and you probably won't be too pleased with the result.
At the recent Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair a number of my Stampin' Up!® team members and I manned a booth for the four days of the Fair. It was fun and part of the service we provided was to demonstrate some of the different stamping techniques. By Sunday I was tired and it was invigorating to sit and demonstrate for a while. Here are a couple of the samples I created. There was another one in purples that Heather admired, so she took it home to show at her next workshop.
The colours are harmonious and are brayered onto Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up!®. I've used a mask from a Post It note to create the sun setting behind the field of flowers. The stamp set is "Upsy Daisy" from Stampin' Up!® which is one of my favourite and most versatile silhouette stamps.
The hills and clouds are created by tearing a strip of thin paper (such as computer paper) which is then placed against the card stock and sponged lightly at the top. Just move the torn paper at different angles to achieve the lovely hills and ensure you use darker colours towards the front of your creation.
If you'd like to learn more about brayering and sponging you can contact me I'll assist you with the products you require and you can either attend a workshop to gain tips about the technique or receive hints electronically. Why don't you give this a try? You'll be surprised what you can achieve in a short time.
Let me know how you go