Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shhhhhhh.....It's A Freshly Brewed Sneak Peek

Good evening, friends!!  I hope you have enjoyed your sorry it is almost over:(  I spent most of my weekend playing with some wonderful new rubbah!!  My BFF, Heather, sent me piccies of her soon-to-be released stamps about a month ago...and all I can say soon as I saw them I needed them.  As a crafter, you can sympathize right?  Well, Mr. Postman delivered and I introduced these cuties to ink IMMEDIATELY.  The stamp on this evening's card features one of the Cutie Pies:o)  Isn't she SuhWEEEEET?!?!  This little angel will be available for purchase on March 1st...and Fresh Brewed Designs will be hosting a blog hop to showcase all the little lovelies!  If you take a look at the left sidebar, you can see how you could be entered into a drawing for a special prize that will be announced after the March 1st hop.  

I colored this angelic Cutie Pie with Prismacolor markers; and if you look at her wings, the interior was also painted with Creative Inspiration Paints (in Fairy Dust) to add a soft touch of shimmer.  Then, her wings were outlined with Stickles (in Crystal).  For the layout, I was inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch... I love this sketch!  It made my mojo flow because as soon as I saw it...I thought clouds.  I know you are probably thinking the image was the actual inspiration, but it wasn' was the sketch that caused my dim lightbulb to brighten...why not put the image on a cloud? **BING**  So, I dug out some white felt from my stash and did just that.  I ran the felt through my Cuttlebug using the Labels Four Nesties...added a bit of Stickles around the edges for the proverbial silver lining...then added the image (after the Stickles dried).  Easy peasy...and I like the softness and dimension it created.  What do you think?

All I can say is...I had loads of fun creating this card:o)  Personally, I think a lot of that has to do with the darling image.  I don't know about you, but when a stamp makes me smile before I even get it colored puts me in a chipper mood and makes creating all the more enjoyable.  I suppose that is why I am so drawn to cutesy images.  If you like this image as much as I do...don't forget to drop by Heather's Fresh Brewed Designs challenge blog and shop on March 1st!!  I will be posting more cards using the soon-to-be-released stamps between now and the release date:o)  So please stay tuned.

This card's creation was also inspired by the following challenges:
  • Crazy 4 Challenges - Use dies in the creation of your card/project (I used Nesties and PTI blossom dies)
  • Wee Memories Challenge - Source of Inspiration (my inspiration came from the Mojo Monday sketch and the image below that is in my "personal inspiration" file)
    Thank you so very much for dropping by!!!  I hope the remainder of your weekend is peaceful and relaxing, and the upcoming week is filled with love, smiles and appreciation:o)

    Card Details:
    Stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs (will be available for purchase March 1st)
    Card stock, ribbon & Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
    Patterned paper: Memory Box - Spearmint 6x6 pad
    Primacolor markers, Stickles, Creative Inspiration Paint, Modern Romance corsage pin, Maya Road "Heart" trinket pin, Basic Grey "Opaline pearls in Blush, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Nestabilities, lace and felt from stash


    Sue from Oregon said...

    You are the best when it comes to showing of a sweet image...lovely embellies!

    Creative Inspirations said...

    Very cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

    ~ Kendra ~ said...

    Beautiful card!! Fairy Dust is also my fav! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!


    Carmen O. said...

    OMGosh this is just sooo sweet! I love that cloud, how very perfect. That dotted ribbon is gorgeous as are the pins. Love it.

    Dori said...

    What a sweet card! Love all the layers

    maryr917 said...

    this is such a sweet card-love your image-and the felt clouds are a perfect touch-the creative belli blog has a challenge using felt or fabric-you should enter this card

    Shelly's Images said...

    Beautiful! And I love the inside of the card too! Thanks so much for joining our "Show us what you got" challenge this week! Please join us again soon!

    Heather said...

    Um... huh.. yea.. WOW!!! Jaw still dropped on the floor and I may need you to call 911 because it does not look like I will be able to lift it up on my own. AUHMAZING!!! This is just gorgeous!!! Those clouds and the layered felt adds so much texture and softness. I want to just hug this card!!! :D I am so glad you enjoyed creating with your Fresh Brewed Rubbah! LOTS A LOVIN' HUGS!!!
    Thanks for the PEEK :D

    Shazza said...

    another adorable card, you have set a high standard for us DT members next week lol!

    Sammibug said...

    Oh my goodness, this is adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Shelly's Images, this week.

    Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

    What a sweet card love all the detail!!!Thanks so much for playing along with Wee Memories!!!!!

    Jinny Newlin said...

    Oh, my gracious! This is ever so sweet! I love all those puffy, dimensional clouds! Thank you so much for playing along, this week, in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

    ~ Kendra ~ said...

    Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!