Saturday, January 26, 2013

All You Need Is Love

That is all you need!  I made a card with a lovely Penny Black stamp and some distress inks.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (Basic Grey - "Clippings")
Ink:Victorian Velvet & Tattered Rose distress inks; Archival Jet Black; Versamark
Stamps: Penny Black (All You Need 40-092)
Other: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch; PTI die

Very simple CAS design, from an old Hero Arts sketch.  I simply stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used the two distress inks over the image.  Plain but pretty.

I'm looking forward to Monday as it is the start of the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 class!  Hooray!  I did the 1st class and loved it.  I've been kind of busy as I am also doing a year long online Art Journalling Course called Life Book 2013.  I have quite a bit of catching up to do as it started at the beginning of January, but I am loving it although it is an artistic challenge for me!

I'm trying to still pop around to my favourite blogs, but I'll apologise if you have not heard from me for a while as it has been very haphazard!

Hubby just got home last night so hooray for the next  2 weeks of having our family together!

Sending you all lots of hugs and thank you so much to my new followers for coming to visit me!


CinnamonSally said...

Love this CAS card Brenda, Have a great weekend.

Barb said...

Hi Bren! Your card is so pretty! I love that sketch - makes for a wonderful CAS design!

How fun that you're taking the Art Journaling course - good for you challenging yourself!

Enjoy your family time - yay! :)

Moz said...

Delightful card B!
Enjoy family time.

Virginia L. said...

Simply delightful, Brenda! I love your use of distress inks for this design! It is so delicate and pretty! Yay for family back to together! Enjoy your special family time!

Cindy C. said...

Charming card Brenda!

Cris said...

Lovely soft distressing! This card is gorgeous!

Pam W Merwin said...

Such sweet soft colors - love that stamp too!

paula laird said...

Hi Brenda, It sounds like you have been super busy. I really like your card. Especially the way you shaded the pink panel. It looks perfect! So very pretty :o).

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful distressing on the embossed flower, Brenda!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. I love your inking technique--I've never tried it, but the effect is truly lovely.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a pretty Valentine, Brenda! Good luck with the CAS class - looking forward to seeing what you create!!

Rosemary said...

another absolutely lovely card, brenda!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous colours Brenda. Yeah for your hubby home... enjoy your family time. I've just registered for the CAS card class too so looking forward to it.

sheila said...

Hi Brenda, Good for you to be trying out that Art Journaling sounds fun and yes, definetely challenging! Your card is a beauty....The colors are wonderful.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love it!

I'm not sure this is your style per say, but I found this
and thought you might be interested ;-)


Maureen Morton said...

This card is such a great study in CAS, which is so darn tough. Love the inking. Glad you are keeping busy and so glad that hubby is home for a spell. Enjoy the online class.....I expect it will be good.