Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #237

It's my turn for the challenge again and this time it's a color challenge.  I chose blue, orange and any neutrals.  You can use any shade of blue and orange that you have.




Don't forget to check out our Guest Designer for this month - Lee Anne.


Stamped the Eureka elephant on watercolor paper and used Inktense pencils and water to color.  Stamped the Kitchen Sink Stamps flourish with Memento Luxe Nautical on the polka dot dp.  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K and layered onto a Sizzix Tiny Tag and tied with orange baker's twine.  Added white gel pen to the tusks and toenails and black glaze pen to the eyes.

Here are some links to the JUGS blog and design team



How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS237. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 pm EST on Thursday, April 24th . The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along.  We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!





Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet Baby

Playing with the Mod Squad Challenge - Spring into Spring.  You are to use stamps to make your own background paper (the stars) and to use at least 3 spring colors (pink, yellow and orange).


Stamped the stars from WPlus9 with Versamark and heat embossed with yellow embossing powder.  Stamped the little sleeping duck by Suzi's Zoo on watercolor paper and colored with Inktense watercolor pencils and wet brush.  Cut the duck out and laying her on a strip of washi tape.  Stamped and punched the flowers - Martha Stewart, then shaped with a stylus and added a Paper Pen dot to the centers.  Die cut the sentiment and layered onto the die cut tag and added another strip of the same washi tape.  Cardstock and sentiment by Gina K.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Masculine Birthday


Playing around watercoloring with Distress Inks and playing in some challenges, too.

TIME OUT - birthday with a masculine twist

STAMPlorations - April Challenge - Stamps & Technique




CASology - Wet




































Stamped the images with Memories black ink on Tim Holtz Water Color paper then used distress inks to paint the scene.  I smeared the inks on my craft mat and added a little water off to the side.  Dipped the brush in the water then the inks.  The blue panel is Distress Ink direct to paper, sliding it from left to right.
Stamped the sentiment on blue vellum, heat embossed with white ep and attached over the image.
This card was inspired by Michele Zindorf's style.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge #236



Lisa is challenging us to make a watercolor background this week.  This is totally new to me, but I love to try new techniques and I think it is going to be one of my new favorites.



Don't forget to check out  our Guest Designer - Lee Anne.


I used  Twinkling H2Os in varying shades of orange for the background on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  Then stamped the flowers and sentiment from Gina K in Memories Black ink after the background was dry.  Layered on black and onto SU Apricot Appeal.  Rounded one corner to add some interest.

Here are some links to the JUGS blog and design team



How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS236. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 17th . The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along.  We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cupcakes





Always in need of a birthday card so I used the Stamplorations sketch

Simon Says Stamp theme - Happy Easter and/or Sweet Treats

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

And the TIME OUT Challenge - Birthday with optional twist of make it masculine

I obviously did not go masculine!  Punched out squares of orange polka dot dp and rounded the two opposite corners on each.  Added white circles, but it looked too plain, so added the faux stitching with a black gel pen.  Added 2 strips of washing tape, lining them up, to the white layer.  The cupcakes are an old Sizzix die colored with Touch Twin markers and then stamped with the heart sprinkles from Gina K's Square Pegs.  Stamped the sentiment, also from Gina K in Versafine Onyx.  The card base is Gina K Pure Luxury Mango.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Big Celebration

I used the theme from Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - birthday celebration.

And the challenge to make your own background paper from Mod Squad Challenge - Let's DIY!


First I used spackle (don't have any modeling paste) with a dot stencil and let it dry.  Then stamped the large flourish with Versamark and clear embossed.  Stamped the sentiment with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and heat embossed with clear ep. Layed some strips of yellow patterned washi tape on white cardstock and then punched out the stars.  Added a couple of layered strips of washi tape under the sentiment and a Paper Pen dot to hide the middle strip that was just a little short.  Wanted to add some bling, so in come the sequins and the small rhinestones
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Watercolor Background with Iron-Off Embossing





Playing around with a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire's Blog - Watercolor Backgrounds and  Iron-off Embossing.  Be careful when you visit her blog, she is quite the enabler, she makes you need things you didn't know you needed.


I stamped the flourish with Versamark on watercolor paper and heat embossed with clear ep.  Added Distress Inks with sponges randomly on the watercolor paper and misted heavily to blend the colors.  Got impatient waiting for it to dry, so used my heat gun to speed up the process.  Inked the flowers with Distress Markers, lightly misted and stamped on white cardstock.  Framed the flowers with Core'dinations Shattered die cut with an oval frame, lightly sanded around the edges and adhered with Tombow Mono.  Added the leaves, died ribbon with threaded button - attached with a Tombow Power Tab, vellum butterfly (sponged with Brilliance Ink) and some Paper Pen pearls in cream.

Challenges:  Mod Squad Challenge Blog - make your own background paper

                   STAMPlorations Blog - Monthly Challenge - Stamps and Favorite Technique
                  The Card Concept -in the Shabby Chic category
               Time Out Challenge


           Tombow Challenge - April Showers - they do bring May flowers

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