Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Color Crush 3

Of course, I wanted to do an ink blended background, seeing as it’s one of my favorite techniques. For Christmas I received the Picket Fence Life-Changing Blender Brushes. And I am thrilled with them. But I needed a set to use just with my Surface Inks because they are a different ink formulation from water-reactive inks like Catherine Pooler Inks or Distress Inks. Surface Inks are permanent once dried which is a fantastic

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Recreate

Hello there to all the Arties hanging out with me today on the blog hop! What an honor to have you all visiting my post for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. This week, the team features RECREATIONS of cards other team members have made.

If you watch Sneaky Pete on Amazon Prime, Season 3 involves art counterfeiting. So I kind of felt like a real confidence man as I created the card for this post. I chose Jessica Francisco’s koi fish card from December 31, 2018. I really enjoyed how the white and gold bounced off the dark blue cardstock to create a stark contrast.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything Goes 2

Hey there! Welcome to Del and Artie’s entry in the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop! This week it’s anything goes and I have chosen my favorite medium—Aqua Pigments. If you have yet to try Aqua Pigments, you have to know life is not complete. (Totally kidding, but kinda not!) Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe offer a wide array of brilliant, highly pigmented liquid watercolors that you can water down or color with at full strength. 

Brutus Monroe and Unity Collaboration Stamps Blog Hop

Hey there! Welcome to Del & Artie and the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. This week we feature the newest B|M & Unity Stamps collaboration across the hop. Unity created amazing rubber cling stamps from Brutus Monroe’s designs and the whole team has put together some creations that will knock your socks off!

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Foiling

Welcome to my stop on B|M Inspiration Team Blog Hop, today! This week we feature foiling as a technique with products from the latest Brutus Monroe and Therm O Web collaboration.

I spent an hour a few weeks ago making foiled backgrounds. Little by little I have been incorporating them in my projects since. The fun comes in when I imagine the background in a creative way. This week, as Christopher’s Kaleidoscope toner sheet, foiled with his Green Sketched Foil had me mesmerized, I imagined it was the aurora borealis. So I decided to make an arctic scene with the foil in the sky.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything Goes

Hey there! Thank you for joining us today on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop! We feature our favorite things today because its Anything Goes!

My project today features new products from the Brutus Monroe and Therm O Web collaboration. If you have not checked out the entire new line of products from Therm O Web, I have a link here to see the full release, which includes Brutus Monroe AND Gina K Collaborations.

To begin my card, I created an A2 sized card base with some white cardstock. Then I trimmed down a panel sheet of the Kaleidoscope Toner Sheet designed by our very own Christopher Alan. I heated up my laminator for about 30 minutes to make sure it was good and hot. Then I foiled the toner sheet with Shattered Rainbow DecoFoil.

Catherine Pooler Tropical Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to our celebration of the Tropical Treasures Release from Catherine Pooler Designs. We are blog hopping today. Daniel West here with a few cards to highlight the warmth of the tropical designs in this beautiful collection of stamps, dies and other goodies.

I have included a list of the entire hop for today below. Leave a comment on each blog! With each comment you have an entry to the drawing for $25 to shop Catherine Pooler Designs.

Brutus Monroe March Subscription Items

Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me today on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. The team features the March Subscription items throughout the hop. This week, my friend, Ashley Tucker, posted a video of a galaxy background with a glitter glaze over the top!! Of course, Ashley is one of my absolute favorite card artists and I want to be like her when I grow up. So I CASED her card today using Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments and Glitter Glaze and the March Stencil of the Month.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Color Crush 2

Hey there!! Welcome to my post fo the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop: Color Crush 2. This week the team gathers inspiration from a color palette Marie Heiderscheit gave us. If you have all the Surface Inks, they’d go in order like this: Boutique, Plum, Night Sky, Fountain, Sea and Speckled Egg.

I used Distress Inks for my project in Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean, and Cracked PIstachio. Ink blending allows you to form a gradient of color even when you only have a few of the inks on hand.


B|M Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Micro Pearls

Good morning everyone. Thank you for hopping along with the Inspiration Team today. The blogs feature the Brutus Monroe Micro Pearls. And I have a very Spring-y card for you today that also showcases this month’s Stamp and Stencil of the Month. Let’s get started!

To begin, I stamped out the Stamp of the Month image three times across the front of the panel. Then I masked off these impressions and stamped the image in between the three to fill out a complete row of tulips. I colored in the images with Copic Markers in the RV and YG families.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything B|M

Welcome to my post on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. This week the team features ANYTHING we want from Brutus Monroe and I reached for my Aqua Pigments. I cannot get enough of them. The Inspiration Box from January, called Lucky You, included several images of lucky charms. One of them, the double koi stamp, symbolizes the strength of a koi to travel agains the current. I chose this stamp along with blue color scheme of Turquoise, Blue Green and Blue to create this card.

I started by dropping the three analogous colors of Aqua Pigments on my glass mat. I wet the Aqua Pigment Paper with a large paint brush across the center of the card, leaving the top and bottom of the panel dry. Aqua Pigments love water and will swim through it, but stop at the edges of the water. Then I took another dry brush and dropped Turquoise on the left, Blue Green in the middle and Blue on the right. The colors mix a little in the water. For a little more mixing I added a splotch of each color to the others.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - February 2019 Subscriptions

Hey there my friends! Thanks for joining the Inspiration Team today on our weekly blog hop. We feature the Brutus Monroe Subscription items across the hop. My project comes from the Special Delivery Inspiration Box! The theme of the box is snail mail and comes with a huge stamp set of mailboxes, envelopes, and sentiments. The box includes gorgeous layering cardstock, kraft envelopes, glassine envelopes, an exclusive Plum Aqua Pigment (which I need more of or I don’t know how I’ll survive), foiling card panels, stickers, an embossing folder, ribbon, and an exclusive enamel pin with a snail mail theme! I hope you can get your hands on this box, and if not, some of the items will be in the online shop for sale separately.

Welcome Home Catherine Pooler February 2019 Release

Hey there! Great to have you stop by today! I wanted to share this card with you from the Catherine Pooler Welcome Home Release from February 2019. You can see the release here!

For this card, I used Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe to create a background of Violet and Blue Green. I dropped some of this liquid water color onto my glass mat and dragged some watercolor paper through it. After the paper dried, I cut it down to a circle and adhered it to a card base I made from Catherine Pooler White Cardstock.

Welcome Home Catherine Pooler February 2019 Blog Hop

A big hello to all my friends celebrating the Welcome Home February 2019 release from Catherine Pooler Designs by blog hopping today. Daniel West here with a few cards to highlight the whimsical designs of this beautiful collection of stamps and dies.

I have included a list of the entire hop for today below. Leave a comment on each blog! With each comment you have an entry to the drawing for $25 to shop Catherine Pooler Designs.

Surface Inks Funny Easter Card

Hello! Welcome to my Surface Inks Blog Hop Post for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team. I have a humorous Easter Card for you today based on a funny chocolate bunny meme from the web. I used the Stamp of the Month set, which includes a chocolate bunny and a marshmallow bunny to recreate the little funny post.