Monday, May 12, 2014

FBD: Summertime and the Livin' is Easy Blog Hop for May

Good Morning and welcome to the May Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop!
If you have already visited the challenge blog and are arriving
here from
SHERYL's blog, then you are right on track!
If not, then go BACK to the start >>HERE<< at Freshly Brewed Challenges

Last month we welcomed in Spring, 
but this month we are moving on into summer!
Sand in our toes, the smell of salty air, late evening walks, sticky, Popsicle covered faces, mosquitoes...
Yes, it is almost here. 
And we are SO EXCITED!!!

Here is a card I created featuring one of Heather's newest digital stamps called: Beach Getaway.

Check out what I made...

Image Details: 
  • Vacation Getaway:  One of the great new releases available today.  Head on over to the Blog and Store to check them all out!  
    •  I have coloured this image with a combination of coloured pencils and digitally.
      • Digital credits:   
        • Water & Sky/Background Clouds (patterns):   Webtreats 
        • Sand was achieved using a canvas pattern available in Photoshop Elements (PE).
        • Texture on wall was achieved using a concrete pattern also available in PE. 
  • I also added another of Heather's images to the scene.  Her Peekaboo Sunshine is the perfect accompaniment.  Click on the watermark below to head to its location in the store.  This is such a wonderfully useful image that I've now managed to incorporate into my creations a few times.

    • This image was coloured with coloured pencils as well.
Digital Embellishments:
  • Basic shapes were created for matting in behind the image (and sentiment on the inside) and for the corner pieces.
  • Bevels were added to achieve a look of depth.

Digital Sentiment:  
  • I thought this was the perfect sentiment to work with this card.  Of course, it is one from Paulette over at Create With TLC.  I picked it up as a freebie a while back.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.

Paper Products: 
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's cardstock, white.
Digital Papers: 
  • Once I figured out the sentiment, I knew just what I wanted to do for my background paper.  Scribbles Designs had just the image that was perfect for making this paper.  The original sun image is currently a freebie and you can find it HERE!  Stay tuned because soon you'll also be able to purchase the paper too as Sandy will be putting it in the store, once I have finished putting a set together.  So exciting!!!
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You can order Vacation Getaway or any of these new releases at the
Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit with us.
Be sure to leave a comment on all participating blog stops 
for a chance to win a free digi of choice from FBD.

You have until May 14th, 11:59 PM EST to hop. 

It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend,
DESIRE's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

Have a lovely day.

At Fresh Brewed Designs we always have a fresh pot of creativity brewing. So stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!

Until next time,


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa, this is awesome colouring and its such a cheerful design.
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VanessaB said...

such an awesome card. i think this is my fave digi this release! beautifully colored with great sunshiney background paper and i love the sentiment to go with it! :)

Pat said...

Hahaha-you guys are killing me with the warm and gorgeous images of summer! I want to go where the waves lap at my feet now!! Lovely card Lisa, thanks for sharing!

Amy A said...

Love this Lisa! Love the scene;your sand and concrete walls are Amazing. Makes me want to go there on vacation. :)

Love the sentiment too.


Beth Brovold said...

Oh I do LOVE this WONDERFUL beach scene Lisa!! So BEAUTIFULLY coloured!!! I want to come and walk on this beach...LOL!!

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I am commenting from North Carolina right now. I love your card. I like the blues and yellows. What a great color scheme to use. Love the sentiment inside. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Sally Dube said...

Oh how beautiful!! I love how you've colored up the scene... makes me feel like I'm in Greece!! Gorgeous!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here again Lisa. It really gives you a great feeling, almost as if you were on a wonderful relaxing bathing holiday on a warm and sunny beach here ha ha ha. beautiful made and just wonderful image. I love it.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This card makes me thing of the 'HAPPY' song. The colors just make you feel happy! Beautiful in every way!
Sending hugs,

Tiggerscraps said...

This is really pretty! I love the little sun, it's one of my favorite FBD images.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your card inside and out. You have colored your image beautifully.

Crafting Vicky said...

wow it's totally gorgeous! I just adore the great papers you have created. What a great addition for Sandy's store :) I also love the way you have colored this image! You always do wonders digitally!