Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop to celebrate the Hannah Belle and Tommy release.  Our lovely and talented Heather has been very busy adding new digital stamps.  If you saw my post on February 17 then you saw a sneak peek of one of the fun new images at FBD.

The hop is for today only and we have a fun game for you as you hop along, looking at the rest of the DT's terrific projects.  Each DT member has a special word on her post and when you put them all together you will see a time-honored little ditty that you are sure to recognize.  Collect all the words, then at the end of the hop email your results to Heather.  She will have her email in her post. 

If you arrived here from Jenn's blog then you are on the right track.  To start at the beginning I encourage you to hop over to see Callie

For the hop I have two cards featuring Tommy.  He is an adventurous little guy!!  First, you can find him out on the beach with his surf board.  Now, I'm a little jealous of Tommy today, because it is only 30 degrees here today and, even though I'm not a surfer, I sure would like to soak up the sun and bury my feet in warm sand! 

I colored the image with Copics.  This card needed to be really, really bright!  I used a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper, leaving enough to make a matching envelope.  The chipboard letters and the little flowers are from my stash.  I used the swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the white paper.

On the second card Tommy is exploring space! (I told you he was adventurous!) 

Again, the image is colored with Copics and I added some Copic Spica on the stars and planets.  The metallic hologram paper provides a lot of stars and sparkle and the card stock has flecks of white, giving it a deep space look.  The metal letters spelling "explore" are tags I've had for quite awhile.

Now I'm sure you would like to know what my special word is.  It is
a n d
Please head on over to Mary's blog to see her fab project and to pick up another special word.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments!  I know you will enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to collect all the special words. 
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Heather said...

I am so SO so in love with your bright and fun Tommy cards! He is going to flip when he sees them!!! :o) You are amazing! I can not get over how bright and fun the Surfer Tommy is! I LOOOOVE it!

Have a blessed day and thank you for being a part of this with me! HUGS!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Barb. Fabulous bright and vivid creations. Absolutely wonderful. Cant choose a favourite because they are both brilliant.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Christa said...

WOW! I love the surfer card! LOVE the colors and the way it just POPS! you did a wonderful job with them all! Thanks for a fun visit!

StampinCathy said...

What fun and colorful cards. I just love how you did the alphas on both of them. Great color combos, layout, and just love your creative style.

Marlene said...

You have MAD coloring skills! LOVE LOVE LOVE your style!

Lynette said...

Great cards, Barb! I love that bright one!

Dean and Selena said...

I love your Tommy cards! They're beautiful!!

Callie said...

Wow Barb! Such bright fun cards. You knocked the images outta the park! Great job!!

Bobbi said...

Love the surfer card, all the bright colors and matching envelope. So cute.

Catherine said...

DUDE!!!!! These are both out of this world, Barb! Love the layouts and lettering, especially. Awesome, dude! :D

Stacy said...

WOWZA Barb! You rocked these Tommy images!!! I need to pick my jaw up off the floor! Your coloring is amazing! And you picked the perfect papers and embellishments! Fantastic! I checked out your profile, do you have a shop in Branson??? I will have to drop by if you do, I am not that far away!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh Barb, these are awesome! I love the coloring and the backgrounds on them are perfect! I love the similarities and differences in our surfer cards, so cool!!

kadie said...

BARB!!! These are AMAZING!!! WOWEEEEEEE! The first card truly is so COOL DUDE!! I love your coloring and your amazing way with choosing papers and embellishments is outstanding!

my5bratz said...

love both these cards :)

Toothy said...

WOW I love how you colored that first image, both cards are cute.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your creations ALWAYS leave me speechless and awestruck!!! I can never find an adjective strong enough to express phenomenal they are. Every detail is brilliant, and your artistry is consistently right on point!! How I wish I could create like you.

Much love!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow, Barb! Adorable cards and what fun boy images. You've done them proud! xxD

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Barb theses are just waaaay cool! I love the bright colors and your gorgeous coloring really makes these images pop!

Myrt said...

Oh Barb, these are such "FUN" cards - love the bright colours and cute images.