Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween Treat Bags


A few of the treats bags I made this year.  I used Haunts and Harvest from Gina K Designs.  The background is made by ink blending and then paint splattering white and black.  The bags were made using We R Memory Makers bag board.  

Thanks for stopping by,
Brenda

Inks Used:
Tangerine Twist, Sweet Mango
Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac
Applemint, Lucky Clover




Saturday, October 17, 2020

Color Blocking





A couple of cards I made for the October Challenge at Gina K Designs.  The challenge is color blocking which is not a technique I use much so I went a little different and used a stamp to make my color blocks, hopefully this still meets the challenge.  The block are stamps from Tiny Textures and the rest of the images are from Autumn Silhouettes.  Autumn Silhouettes is part of Gina K Designs October Kit which is available until Monday evening.  After that you can buy the set individually.  Inks used are also Gina K Designs, Jelly Bean Green, Sweet Corn, Sandy Beach and Sea Glass.  I am really loving this color combo.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Color Blocking part 2





***Duplicate post to enter second card in the challenge.***
A couple of cards I made for the October Challenge at Gina K Designs.  The challenge is color blocking which is not a technique I use much so I went a little different and used a stamp to make my color blocks, hopefully this still meets the challenge.  The block are stamps from Tiny Textures and the rest of the images are from Autumn Silhouettes.  Autumn Silhouettes is part of Gina K Designs October Kit which is available until Monday evening.  After that you can buy the set individually.  Inks used are also Gina K Designs, Jelly Bean Green, Sweet Corn, Sandy Beach and Sea Glass.  I am really loving this color combo.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Monday, October 12, 2020

Ghostly Garland





Greetings,

This is a Halloween garland I made using the latest kit from Gina K Designs, Festive Fall.  It was fairly simple to put this together.  I stamped and die cut my images.  While I was die cutting I cut a second shape out so I could create a sandwich for the black twine to run though.  I made the pompoms with a pompom maker.  I new tool in my craft room.  

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Snowman Tags



Hello,

I am back with a couple of Christmas tags (or they could be ornaments) I made for the Challenge over at Art Impressions.  Okay I have to confess I have a thing for snowmen and have a large collection of them that come out for the holidays.  I think I may have a snowman tree this year and these cuties would be a great addition.  After coloring them I cut out the image and three additional layers, two white and one blue.  I glued them together with some silver cord sandwiched in.  So easy and fun.  They are about as thick as a quarter and very sturdy.  The stamp set is one form a few years ago which was a collaboration with Hampton Arts.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Snowflake Cascade



Hello,

I am back with a couple of cards I made using the Simon Says Gina K Designs collaborated set from Simon Says Stamptember 2020, Snowflake Cascade.  I love this set and I am so happy to have been able to order it before it sold out.  I got to work on these two cards right away.  I didn't however get around to posting them until now.  The first card I white embossed the ornament image and the brushed blue inks to fade into to the image.  It doesn't show as well in the photo.  I used a sparkle gel pen to color in the inner part of the snowflake, added a few rhinestones and dots with a white gel pen.  On the second card I used the snowflake cascade embossed in silver.  I also brushed in some ink to fade toward the the center of the card. Both cards are matted with a thin black layer.  I used Master Layout Set 2 to cut out the layers.  

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Thank you Fall


I made this card for the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge.  To make a fall card.  I used Skeleton Leaves and Autumn Wreath Builder stamp sets.  The ink colors are Jelly Bean Green, Charcoal Brown and Sweet Mango.  I also used both of the master layouts die sets.  I have to say I love these dies and they are a game changer.  

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Reeling in the Big One

Hello, it has been a long time.  First off I want to say I am hoping to dust off this old blog and get back into posting regularly.  I recently retired after many years of long work days and I am trying to get my mojo back. 

Now on to my card.  I made this for my sons birthday.  The stamps are from Art Impressions Reel Great Guys.  I colored the image with prisma pencils and blended with OMS.  The fish is fussy cut and popped up to give dimension.  I am entering this card in to Art Impressions current challenge, Quick and Simple. 

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Retired

Hello, remember me?  I am back after a long break.  This is a card I made for  a very special person at work who came back out of retirement to help us out when we needed it badly.  Now it is time for him to go back to his retired life.  We wish him well and are so grateful for his help.  This was enough for me to get inspired to make a card again.  I decided that this guy from His and Hers Camper set would be perfect for this occasion.  I am also entering this card in Art Impressions challenge #186 
Aging with Attitude.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hello

Hello.   I just noticed I haven't posted in six weeks.  All I can say it has been a  busy summer and I haven't been making many cards.  I do miss getting crafty so hopefully soon I will get back to making a card now and again.

I have a card I made last week for the current Power and Spark challenge on Power Poppy, Shabby & Chic.
I used Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet Deluxe and colored with copics.  The edges of the layers are distressed. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics: B000, B00, BV000, BV01, E21, E23, R20, R21, R22, Y32, Y35, YG61, YG63, YR21, YR24, YR27

Monday, July 13, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hello I am back with another card for Art Impressions Create with Christmas challenge: to use Christmas stamps...but not for Christmas!
For this card I used Ugly Sweater set.  To get the sweater "non" Christmas I stamped on some copy paper and cut it out creating a mask and then using a Misti I was able to line up the image and the mask so that I would get a stamped image without the Christmas decorations.  For the jingle bells on her shoes, earrings and pom pom on her hat I used some painters tape that I cut to fit and put it on the stamp while I inked it up and then before stamping I removed the tape and it served to resit the ink.  I then had to do a little touch up with a fine black marker to fill in the gaps left by removing the Christmas parts of the stamp.  I colored the whole image with copics and finished the sweater with some white dots with a Pit Pen.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda
 Copics: BG32, E13, E50, E51, N1, N3, N5, R32, RV19, Y26

Happy Birthday Snowman

Hello I have a card I made for Art Impressions latest challenge  AI 163 Create with Christmas: to use Christmas stamps...but not for Christmas!
For this card I used Art Impressions Christmas For All set.  I decided to break out my dusty Prismacolor pencils. 

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda