Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Miss You Much

A card I made for Power Poppy's Power and Spark Challenge.  February's theme is The Sky is the Limit.  You are to use the photo provided or one of your own of the sky and use it as you inspiration.  I decided to take my own photo and use it.

I am lucky to live very close to the Pacific Ocean in Northern California.  I took this photo Saturday night about a mile north of my home.  Coming in from the left is where a river flows into the ocean.  It was a beautiful day here and with just a few clouds so I knew it would make for a spectacular sunset.  Back to my card.  I was inspired by the gorgeous yellow in the photo and the soft gray.  So I used those colors to create a very spring like card.  The stamps are from Power Poppy's set Azalea.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda
Copics: B0000, BG90, BG93, G43, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y26, YG11, YG67

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Wishes

I made this card for two challenges: Landscaping Challenge celebrating their 100th challenge with a birthday theme challenge and Simon Says Wednesday challenge to add texture.  For texture I added a cork mat behind the main lanterns.  The stamps are Lunar Lights from Lawn Fawn.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda


Monday, February 9, 2015

Love and Chocolate

Hello today I have a card I made for a couple of challenges.  First for Art Impressions challenge, Have a Heart and second Simon Says Stamps Monday challenge Red + Pink.   I used Love Chocolate set. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
Brenda
Copics: E000, E23, E30, E33, E43, E50, E53, E55, E57, E59, R20, R22, R24, R81, R83, R85, T1

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friends with Flair

I made this card for Unity's Friday Friends with Flair.  The stamps are Unity's Owl Pal's set.  These little owls are so sweet.

Happy Friday!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics:B0000, BG10, C0,C1, C3, E23, Y23, Y32, YG03

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dream Big

A card I made for Unity Be Inspired Challenge.  I went with the colors and sketch for this challenge.  I love these colors together and wanted to try them with watercolors.  The white dots were made with a Pitt Pen.  It was a super easy to make the background, the hardest part was drying as I don't like to wait for things to dry.  You can't tell by the photo, but I added some glitter to the wings.  I used Itty Bitty Dream Big for the butterflies and sentiment.   I am also entering this card into CAS-ual Friday's current challenge, watercolors and clean and simple.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Coffee...


Today I have a card I made for Art Impressions current challenge, Java Love.  I used Cathy Caffeine set colored with copics.   The tab at the tops was made using a punch board.  I off set the green so that it would create the space for sentiment to show.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics:B000. B95. B97. C0,E09, E15, E19, E23, E25, E30, E31, E50, E51, G40, R11, R32

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Glad to Know You

Hello today I have a card I made for Power Poppy's Peep of the Week challenge.
I used Power Poppy's Dynamic Duo Glads and Gerberas for the image and the sentiment.  The glads are colored with copics.  I wanted a classic and simple design so the image could pop.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics:E55, R05. YG11. YG13, YG17, YR20

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hot Java

Hello, today I have a card I made for Art Impressions latest challenge which happens to be their 150th challenge!  The challenge is to use something new or a new technique.
My new item is Cathy Caffeine stamp set.  I purchased it during Christmas and never had time to use it until now.  Isn't this set fabulous? 

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
copics: BG10, BG53, C0, E13, E15, E19, E23, E30, E35, E50, E51, E53, R11, R22, Y21, Y23

Friday, January 9, 2015

Together Forever

It is Unity's Friends With Flair time again. 
I used ...The Best Love Story from Unity.  After stamping the heart I fussy cut it out and added it to the background.  For the background it is another one of the watercolor backgrounds I made.  I told you I was enjoying making them and had some ready to go.  The sentiment is stamped right on top of the water coloring. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thanks So Much

Today I have a card I made for Power Poppy's Peep Of The Week Challenge.  Here is my card.
I tried a new technique for this card and I have to say I am having a ton of fun with it.  What technique you ask?  It is making your own watercolor background.  I have played around a few times in the past, but didn't like how they came out until now.  It is easy and fun! I started with wetting watercolor paper, then I smushed green watercolor paint around leaving some areas lighter and some darker.  There is not wrong way to do it.  I don't have a lot of patience waiting for the paper to dry so I hit it with my heat gun before splattering some green and purple watercolor paint.  After drying it again with a heat gun all I had to do was trim it to fit the card base.  I am happy with how it came out.  I now have several backgrounds on my desk waiting to be made into cards.  For the image I used my newest Power Poppy Set Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas Marcella Hawley is an amazing artist and I am a huge fan of hers.  If you have been to her store yet it is a must see.  I can guarantee you will find many sets you will need in your collection. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Friday, January 2, 2015

Friends With Flair

Hello and Happy New Year.  Today I have a card I made for Unity's Friends With Flair.  I decided to go with a thank you card as I am needing several of them.
I stamped three of the snowflakes from ...Like A Snowflake December sentiment set in three shades of blue to create the background layer.  Then I topped it of with the sentiment from the same set.  To finish it off I layered both with navy blue card stock.  Lastly I decided to add a few small dots of blue to fill in the white areas.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda


Friday, December 26, 2014

Unity's Friends with Flair

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  Today I have a card I made for Unity's Friends with Flair.

I used Let's Get Slushed.  This cutie is colored with copics and I added dots to his hat and scarf.  Then I added a bunch of stickles to the champagne and confetti. 
Okay time for me to hit the after Christmas sales.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics:B000, B21, B23, C0, C3, E55, G14, G43, R08, Y13, Y21, Y28, YR68