Monday, April 21, 2014

Miss You

After a glorious three weeks of having hubby home it was time for him to leave again this morning, and yes, as it always happens, I start missing him immediately!  So my sister came over to craft this afternoon as I have quite a number of cards to make and I love company when I craft, and I happened to make an I "Miss You" card.

Just a simple design, repeatedly stamping a jar from a PTI set and then popping one up and stamping a very lonely little bee!  (Lisa, maybe you influenced my thinking with the bee thing!).

One more day of school holiday for my little one and then it's back to the routine on Wednesday!

Have a fabulous Monday!

Saturday, April 19, 2014


A quick little card share, I made it a few weeks ago, trying to use up all the nice items that come to me each month from my SSS Card Kit.

And a photo share of my gorgeous chickadee on a recent beach walk here.  It looks like gymnastics is starting to pay off!

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter Weekend, a good time to sit back and appreciate what it really means.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bunzo Balloons

Bunzo is one of the official Zentangle® patterns.  I love it, it's one of those soothing tangles, one could fill a whole page with these.

I used a square piece of artist grade paper and did a watercolour wash using my Koi watercolours (Orange, yellow and purple), I also flicked some purple onto the paper to create some tiny splatters.

Once dry, I used a purple Sakura Micron pen and started drawing Bunzo.  And when I got to a certain point I just had the phrase "Bunzo Balloons" pop into my head and so I let it be. (I wanted to draw a tiny hand holding the strings but I just couldn't get it to look like a hand so gave up on that idea for now). Enjoy.

Brenda Urbanik - CZT#13 -

Have a happy Bunzo kind of day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birthday Tulip

This is a birthday card I made for a friend about two weeks ago.  I was inspired by my many, many visits to Pinterest!

Brenda Urbanik -

The splatters are from a PTI set and the flower is from DarkRoom Door.  I used various distress inks for the splatters and added a few sequins for the bling factor.

I quite like the stark black against those vivid colours.

We are into our last week at the beach, just trying to make the most of it.

Have an awesome day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zendala & Watercolours

I brought my small Koi watercolour set to the beach, which is a good thing.  I did a light watercolour wash to my blank Zendala tile and then designed a string and tangled it.  I really like how it came out:

Brenda Urbanik CZT#13 -
Fassett; Msst; Antidots; Rick's Paradox

The subtle colours were influenced by being at the beach!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tangled Butterfly

We are spending the long school holiday at the beach so I don't have my stamping tools with me, but Zentangle is so portable, so that's what's going to be on show for the next few entries.

Here is a Butterfly that I traced through a stencil and then tangled.  I've left it black and white, only because I would not know which colours to choose as I always tend to gravitate towards the blues and greens.  But Black and White is good.

Tangled Butterfly:
It's another beautiful day here, the sea breeze is coming through the large open glass doors, the view is amazing, my gorgeous daughter is sitting next to me tangling and drawing, the only thing missing is hubby, but he'll be back tomorrow night!

My 20 year old nephew posted this on his FB page today: "we all have the same 24 hours, it's what you decide to do with them that sets you apart".  Coming from a 20 year old I found it very touching and impactful.  Have the most wonderful day.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

Just a quick share of a very simple masculine card I made a while ago.

Papers are from one of my Simon Says Stamp monthly Card Kits.  The stamps are from PTI.

I'd love you to share how you store your Monthly SSS Card Kits if you happen to be subscribing to them.  So you keep it all together or do you land up taking the patterned papers out and storing it with your other papers, cardstock with cardstock, embellishments with embellishments?  I'd love to know as I am currently keeping every kit together but its becoming bulky and impractical.  Please share your ideas.

Have a wonderful day!