Friday, October 14, 2011

The Name Game - Flourishes

Happy Friday!

When I saw the challenge over on the flourishes blog, I wanted to play along. It's called the Name Game and it was Sue's idea. You use your initials to come up with a card. Mine are: B.S.E. The S is for my maiden name, which is Summers. I used blossoms for the B, stamping for the S and when it came time for the E, I could not think of anything. I'm sure you're all saying it out loud already, but it took me awhile. Then it hit me. . . .embellishments! Yay! :)

Flourishes Challenge by bdengler4 (Barb)

I used the Zinnea stamp set from Flourishes for my card. I love to color this image and used Copics to do so. the paper is from the 6x6 pack called, Memoir, from Studio Calico, and the pretty satin ribbon is yet another one from Vanessa - LOVE! I stamped the Hero Arts Music Background onto the green paper and added some flowers and gems for the embellies.

One more thing before I go. Sue is also hosting a 90-Minute Scramble tomorrow (Saturday) over at the Hero Arts Flickr group. I love these fun scrambles! Click here for all the details.

Thanks for your visit today and have a wonderful weekend! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Moxie Fab, Textured to Perfection

I can't believe it's been a week since my last blog post. Where does the time go? At this time of year, it seems to go so fast, doesn't it? I think for me, it feels that way because I don't want winter to come yet. I have been really enjoying the amazing weather we've had all month, taking in the beauty of the changing leaves and warm temps. Unfortunately it won't last much longer - *sigh*

I know you're not here for a weather report, so onto today's post. When I saw the challenge this month over at the Moxie Fab blog, I wanted to play along.

I made a little tag using emboss resist, some distress inks and a Hero Arts leaf stamp. I wanted to add more texture, and I found a piece of burlap, so I added that as a background for my tag. It was a sort of an ugly, light brown color, which I changed, by inking it with vintage photo distress ink. Some pretty pearls, a brown button and a string from the burlap, finish it off.

I know I say this all the time, but I really do appreciate you stopping by - thank you so much! I hope the rest of your week is full of crafty time! :)