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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Warmest Holiday Wishes

A quick post to share a Christmas card I made for all my friends and followers.  I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!   If you are traveling please be safe.

I used Holiday Wishes Set from Art Impressions.  I recently won this great set in one of their challenges.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics:E23, E31, E33, E35, E51, G21, G24, R11, R24, 27, R29, T1, T3, T5, W0, W1, W3, Y15, Y28

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wishing You a Warm and Wonderful Holiday

Hello,

I used Power Poppy's Poinsettia set to make this card.  the background is red and white card stock that I embossed with two different holiday embossing folders.  I am entering my card into Power Poppy's Peep Of The Week Challenge.  The red and gold cord is some I had in my Christmas wrapping supplies.  I really enjoy using it on my cards and as I am running low on it I went in search of more this year and I am not sure why, but nobody in my area seemed to have any.  I hope that you are finished with all of your holiday shopping and wrapping and can relax a little before the big day.  I hope to be back one or two more times, but in case I don't get a chance to finsih my projects and post them I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays,
Brenda
Copics:G40, G43, G46, R21, R22, R24, R27, R30, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28


Friday, December 19, 2014

Ugly Sweater Time

Hello, today I am sharing my first time playing along with Unity's Friends With Flair Friday. 


















I used Break Out The Ugly Sweaters set.  I love this set, so much fun to use.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics: B23, R05, Y13, YG07

Monday, December 15, 2014

Feeling Frosty

Hello, today I have a card I made for Art Impressions current challenge Feeling Frosty.  Now those of you who have been following my blog probably know I love anything having to do with snowmen so this was a must do challenge for me.  Here is my card.
I used Christmas To All Set # 4517 from Art Impressions.  This cutie is a new Christmas stamps set this year.  I keep my card simple and only added a few velum  snowflakes with a matching pearl in the center. 

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda
Copics: B0000, BG11, BG13, E23, N0, Y23, YR24

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity {be inspired} Challenge Blog Hop

Hello, Today I am guest hopping with the Unity {be inspired} Challenge design team because my card won last months challenge! In addition hopping with the DT I also won a big old bag of Unity stamps a double win for me!!

Here is the inspiration image for this months challenge: Inline image Such a beautiful inspiration photo and wonderful sketches.
For my first card I used the card sketch.
 I used #IB-PH-275 You Are My Main Squeeze illustrated by Phyllis Harris.

For my second card I used the gorgeous inspiration photo.
 I used IB-819 Happy Dust by Angie Blom for this card.  With this sentiment I knew I wanted to all a lot of sparkle.  I started with some pretty paper with plenty of glittery sparkles and I couldn't leave it at that so I added more sparkle with a glitter pen to the "Happy Dust".  If you have ever tried to capture glitter with a camera you know how hard it is to catch.  Here is the best I could get.

And don't forget to visit all the blogs and leave comments along the way to win the hop prize!!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda