Thursday, April 14, 2016

Little things....

Hello my crafty friends, hope you are having a great ending to your week. Mine has been so so and right now I am taking care of my second to youngest granddaughter. So that will keep me occupied for until Friday evening when her dad comes to get her. 

CAS Mix Up is on it's second challenge and I thought I would try and play along. Luckily I had the stenciled background and leaf already in my box of things that I didn't use. So I just threw a card together. It looks like it too, but I will still use it. I had wanted the brick wall for a window frame, but do you think I can find my window frame die anywhere?!! NO! I know I'm over looking it somehow. Anyway if this isn't CAS enough Loll or Bonnie, please delete it! The challenge this month is to use a stencil, and stamping and other technique of our choice. So I have my stenciled background, and of course my stamping is my sentiment. The technique of my choice is the leaf, I used alcohol inks on the felt pad and pounced the inks on this leaf that was cut from photo paper. Been in my cast off box for over a year, so it is good to use it. Added some sequins and called it done. Not sure if my card pieces are considered snippets or not, so might go over to the Snippets Playground before the door closes. 

As always, thanks for stopping by for a spell. I've had some pretty weather this week and it was good to have visitors on nice days like these. Your comment are so special to me and bring me much joy and smiles. Crafty hugs, Brenda


Outside in the sunshine.

Up close of the alcohol ink.

This one was taken inside without any sunshine.

Recipe:
Leaf from Cricut Cartridge-Art Philosophy
Brick Stencil-not sure who it is by
Sentiment-Cardz TV Stamp Set Simple Thoughts - brand  new stamp set from Mary
Sequins-Pretty Pink Posh-Garden Party, a sweet gift from Miss Emma at MCT

28 comments:

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love your brick wall and leaf

Veerle said...

This simply looks gorgeous Brenda. Love that brick wall with the leaf in front of it. Great card my friend. Hugs Veerle xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is fabulous Brenda! I certainly think it's CAS, but of course, it's not my decision. I LOVE it, the way that nature meets man made and makes for one cohesive beauty! Fancy not using that fabulous leaf before . . . it looks so real! Have a wonderful day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

jimlynn said...

This does not look like you threw anything together! Looks gorgeous!!! Love the brick stencil in the background with that gorgeous leaf. I'll have to get some of the alcohol inks and try them now. Love your card.
Lynn

Marlena M. said...

This is awesome Brenda! I agree with the sentiment 100%~

Loll said...

Oh my gosh Brenda. This card is gorgeous! Love the brick stenciled background ... but it's the leaf that is the star. I think your technique is called polished stone ... and the colours you've used are beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Caroline said...

I love the background on your card. The leaf looks great with the brick background! I had my grand kids last week and had cold weather then, so we're unable to get outside. Both of them were sick on different days of the week. This week has been beautiful and I have enjoyed getting outside. I miss you on the blog, but understand, may God be your constant comfort.
Hugs,
Caroline

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the brick background!! The leaf looks amazing!! You did a fabulous job my friend!! This is so beautiful!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your Granddaughter!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Happy Dance said...

Well, it looks pretty CAS to me. I like the lightly stenciled brick wall, and now that you've posted this, you'll find that *%#%! window die! That leaf looks incredible and I totally agree with your sentiment. The smattering of sequins really gives this card a balanced look too. Wonderful card. Love it! Bev

Leslie said...

What a beautiful card, Brenda!! LOVE the brick background with the leaf. The sentiment is nice along with the sequins!! Have fun with your granddaughter. That is such a special time for the two of you to spend!!

Carol L said...

WOW Brenda, this card is fantastic and looks like you spent hours putting it together! I love the bricked background that fades on the edges, and that gorgeous leaf looks amazing! Well done my friend!

Liz said...

Super design, I especially love the leaf - such a rich colour. xx

Bonnie said...

That beautiful leaf looks like metal and it absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! Love it against the stenciled bricks! Awesome, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

MaryH said...

This is one of the best cards I think I've seen you do! It's simply gorgeous! Love the colors on that leaf...looks exactly like what we see around SC in early fall. Great work on the brick stenciling, and I love that sentiment too. Well done for meeting 2 challenges, Kiddo! Enjoy the granddaughter too. TFS & Hugs MM

Darnell J Knauss said...

I gasped when I saw this, Brenda! What an amazing alcoholic leaf you've done!! And it's perfect over that brick background!! I'm glad to hear you had some company and are enjoying some spring weather! Huge hugs, Auntie

The Queen (Laura) said...

The leaf is awesome! You did a fabulous job on it! I love the brick stencil. I'm glad your granddaughter is with you. Enjoy!
Hugs,
Laura

Tina Campbell said...

Super sweet card Brenda just love the leaf too :) hmmm gonna need to play with my alchol inks soon it's been awhile since I had :) Oh fun to be spending time with the grand too :) Is she getting creative with you? Enjoy the gorgeous weather this weekend I know I will be loving it on Sunday when I'm off work so ready for this cold weather to go :)

Di said...

Fabulous Brenda! Gosh the leaf is so gorgeous against the stenciled brick background - a really great result!

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

Fabulous Brenda! Gosh the leaf is so gorgeous against the stenciled brick background - a really great result!

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Stephanie said...

This is a great card. I love the background and the leaf is so pretty. This would work for a variety of occasions. Love the sentiment too.
Hope your are enjoying the grandbaby. Get some rest when she goes home. lol

I Card Everyone said...

Good morning, Brenda!!! I am so happy to see you've used that gorgeous leaf on a card - thanks so much for sharing this technique with me - amazing, and gorgeous card! By the way ... it's totally clean enough, in my opinion! xx
=]

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is an amazing card Brenda, the beautiful vibrant leaf against the subtle brick wall makes a wonderful contrast. The sentiment is perfect too. It was meant to be, funny how parts of a card that has been in a box for a year make a wonderful card. And then we do have things in that box that we pick up and never know what to do with too :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

cm said...

"Thrown together"? Are you kidding me? Your pretty leaf (swooning over the colours and 'sheen') set atop that amazing brick stencil (why do I not have one like that! Need to remedy that at some point *grin*)!), is one CASilicious delight! Gorgeous in every way! WOW! Hope your missing die reappears. I'm laughing at Bev's comment that it (she was more 'descriptive' than I am) likely did, the minute you finished your card! I'm sure it will show up soon! Great to hear your weather's been wonderful and you've had visitors. Wish I could be one of those lucky people spending time with you...
Sending you warm thoughts and big hugs this Saturday evening!
~c

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work my dear friend, love this dad Brenda, when saw it last night you had me hunting out my stencils... :)
Love the polished stone technique on the leaf, too it is fun to do. Brilliant CAS.
Hugs and Lord bless your family time dear sis, so nice indeed.
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Karen Petitt said...

Brenda your idea of what a thrown together card looks like and mine are at complete odds to each other.
This cards is a perfect representation of CAS with awesome colour, texture and detail too huni. I love this card it makes me want to reach out and stroke it. I have always adored the rich colours of autumn and I think you have caught that vibe without realising it, hope your weekend is going well sweetie Karen x

Anita in France said...

What a spectacular leaf, Brenda ... the blend of colours makes it seem all texture-y and touchable ... it's gorgeous showcased against that softly stencilled brick! Lovely sentiment ... and so true! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

WOW! I am LIKING this new sunshine look. First thought I'd zipped to the wrong blog! LOL....This looks stunning! Hugs

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful card Brenda. I can't believe you put that leaf away and didn't use it. It is so pretty with the alcohol inks and it looks great on your stenciled brick wall. I'm living along with that sentiment. It is the little things.