Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designs August Blog Hop

It's the first Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means for Fresh Brewed Designs ... another blog hop and image release. The HOP starts with Rhonda, so be sure to go there first! If you are hopping and got here from Amanda 's blog, then you are good to go!

This hop will not be your ordinary hop... it is full of secrets and smiles, wonder and amazement. Magical things happen when you get a group of ladies together. What kind of magic you ask? The only magic worth seeking, wanting, cherishing... the kind of magic you find in true friendship. Today we have a little bit of magical enchantment to share with you in these newest Fresh Brewed Designs images. Each tells a little story, a little mystery, a little fun, and adds just a little bit of fantasy to each creation you will see during this hop.

As children we remember those Fairy Tales about mermaids and magical worlds where fairies live. We would lay in the grass and wonder if the patch of wildflowers was full of life, if mermaids swam in the sea beneath us. It is always fun to imagine and dream.

"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again” ---- CS Lewis

For my card I used Tiana with the lovely Lilies of the Valley on her wings.  I remember finding these delicate flowers in both of my grandmothers' gardens.  The way they bloom in clusters, facing downward like little bells, they must produce sweet music heard only by the fairies of the gardens.



I colored Tiana with Copics and made the card with a purple and green color scheme.  The background paper is from the Basic Grey Wisteria collection.  The green and lavender trim papers are punched with three of the Martha Stewart border punches: wrought iron, pansies, and branches. The Lilies of the Valley are silk picks from Hobby Lobby wedding department and the ribbon from my stash.

Thank you so much for hopping, fluttering, or splashing by today. Please continue your journey by stopping by Jenn 's blog to see her beautiful creation. There is more magic and fun to come. Be sure to complete the hop in full, you will not want to miss the surprise at the end!!!
 

24 comments:

Heather said...

Oh My Goodness Barbara! This is such an enchanting card! Beautiful in every way. Purple is my favorite color of all and this deep midnight shade is perfect with her! I LOVE that DP and those beautiful flowers!

Thanks for all you do!

Hugs!

Grace said...

Barbara, I agree that lily of the valley is a magical flower and that with the flowers pointing down only fairies and pixies get the gift of hearing the music. Gorgeous coloring on this and beautiful papers!

April said...

I adore Tiana! And, what a wonderful card you made featuring her!!

bumblebee creations said...

Oh WOW! what a magical card! This is just gorgeous!!!

A Sarasota said...

What a beautiful blog design! and love your card--lilies of the valley are my FAVORITES! so pretty.
alecia

Heather said...

reread (sorry .. I was not feeling my best and missed part of your beautiful post) I LOVE what you wrote about fairies being the only ones to hear the music. My aunt had those snowball bushes... so full of gorgeous puffs of white and blue flowers. They all have some sort of magical beauty to them, don't they. God is so good... he makes so many things for us to love and enjoy .. to show us how much he loves us.

Hugs to you sweetie. Thank you for this... you totally made me smile!

Mae said...

Lillies of the valley are one of my favorite flowers--I requested that they be part of my wedding bouquet (nov 23)--they were -plastic. I love the fragance; not the same. I love the pieced wings;beautiful card!!

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Barb!

djones said...

Great image. Beautiful coloring. I love the flowers you used.

kadie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Barb, the way you've used those flowers and matched them to the image is AMAZING!! This is such a stunning creation!

jennruggeri75 said...

SO SO pretty!! I love your flowers and the colors you chose.... magical!

Courtney said...

Very beautiful! The flowers are the perfect touch!

~Courtney~

Carol said...

Great job with this image...this is sooo pretty.

Lawren said...

I love what you did with the flowers and the image. Very Pretty.

Linda said...

WOW very stunning.....awesome job with the flowers on the image!! This is one of my very favorite color combo's!!

auntbeespickles said...

How beautiful! How funny as soon as I saw the Lilly of the Valley it reminded me of my Grandmother too! What wonderful memories! Thank you for that! This is a beautiful image it is a must have for me! You did a beautiful job with this card! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today!

Arlana said...

Such a fun magical card. Love your fun colors and your embelishments are just so perfect.

grandmalee said...

What a totally fabulous creation! I almost missed your punch work because I was so focused on the great work you did on this image! The colors you have chosen are perfect! Such awesome choices on all of your elements!!!!

Chaosmaus said...

Wow, wonderful flowers and great colour combo.

Josephine said...

Stunning, wonderful card and very magical.

dj1952 said...
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dj1952 said...

Sorry, I had a typo, and I hate when I do that. I said that your card is beautiful. I think the colors are dramatic and all of the details are gorgeous. Thanks, dj1952

mulberry station said...

ohhh, some of my very favorite colors together. Love your card and image!
Nancy

Maria Matter said...

what beautiful wings...this is gorgeous Barbara!!!