Saturday, March 16, 2019

Just Us Girls #479 - Color Week

Check out this awesome color combination for our Color Week at Just Us Girls that Nancy has chosen for us to play with.


For inspiration, come visit the JUGS Blog to see what our Guest Designer, Greta Hess and the rest of the Design Team have created using this color palette.


I made this for my Aunt who is turning 95!  She is an amazing woman who is still going strong!  Used the image and sentiment both from different Gina K sets.  Colored the image with Touch Twin markers and layered onto a deep purple scalloped die cut.  Stamped the big flourish with teal ink onto the yellow polka dot patterned paper, but wasn't happy with the results, so used a teal gel pen to brighten the color.  Clear Glaze gel pen was also used on the sunglasses, headlights and front bumper of the car.

What do these colors inspire you to create?  Come  play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

More Shamrocks

Making another St. Patrick's Day card using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!








Stamped various shamrocks from many Studio G stamps in Altenew Evergreen.  The green dots are from Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots.  Colored the little hearts in the larger shamrock with a gold gel pen and added some little dots of gold among the scattered shamrocks and green dots.  Layered onto a Gina K Christmas Pine card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Shamrocks

Using the Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


And playing along with The Male Room challenge #106 - Gorgeous Greens!



Stamped the polka dot background with Sage Shadow ink on Sage Shadow cardstock, both by SU.  Stamped the stripes from Gina K's Ribbon Stripes in Altenew Forest Glades and the larger shamrocks from Gina K's Square Pegs in Altenew Evergreen.  The sentiment and smaller shamrocks are Studio G stamps using the same inks.  Layered onto some Gina K Christmas Pine and onto a white card base.  Added the little dots around the larger shamrocks with a green gel pen.

Thanks for taking a closer look!



Saturday, March 9, 2019

Just Us Girls #478 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a fun trend of using a background stamp.


We have Greta Hess with us again this week as our Guest Designer!  Check out the JUGS blog to see how Greta and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used background stamps on their creations.


I pulled out one of the first background stamps I ever bought, it's a floral pattern from SU.  Inked the stamp with Memento teal ink and stamped onto some SU Sage Shadow.  Stamped the floral frame from Gina K with Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Marine ep, heat embossed and die cut with the coordinating Spellbinders die.  This powder has bits of gold in it!  Stamped the sentiment inside the frame, then reverse masked off the white center and used a little script background stamp also from Gina K and stamped in Sage Shadow ink.  Layered onto a white piece and onto a Sage Shadow card base.

Now it's your turn to show us your creations using background stamps.  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Just Us Girls #477 - Word Week

Time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls and it is Word Week with Vicki as our hostess and she has chosen the word "Birthday'!


It's the beginning of a new month, which means we have a new Guest Designer!  A big welcome to Greta Hess!  Check out the JUGS Blog to see all of the birthday creations by Greta and the rest of our amazing Design Team!


Die cut the stars and sprayed with yellow shimmer mist.  Stamped the fireworks with stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps in Brilliance Blue ink on the background.  Stamped the birthday on the white square and put everything together then stamped the birthday again to go over the star point.  Die cut the happy from some mirrored blue cardsotck.  Added a little Sakura Stardust blue gel pen to the little stars on the background to make them stand out a little more.

I used this week's sketch from  Freshly Made Sketches.

Come show us your Birthday creations and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Special Messages

Making a card for my daughter to let her know how much I love her and used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!



Using stamps from Concord & 9th, Hero Arts and Inkadinkado.  Stamped the world with blue on kraft and colored with Prismacolor pencils, white Wink of Stella for the snowy areas and clear Wink of Stella on the water.  The stripes in Hero Arts Lime Green and the hearts in Hero Arts Bubblegum.  The stars with Brilliance yellow.  Added a little die cut heart on the o in the sentiment.






Started off stenciling the background with the circles stencil from STAMPlorations then misting it with a light blue shimmer mist.  Stamped the flowers, Big Bloom Factory, shaded them with a Light Cerulean Blue Touch Twin marker and added yellow Stickles to the centers and cut them out.  Stamped the sentiment from Chevron & Arrows in black.  Layered onto a light blue panel and a cerulean blue shade of card base.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Just Us Girls #476 - Photo Week

It's time for our Photo Week challenge at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen this gorgeous photo for our inspiration!

It's our last week with our Guest Designer, Lisa Elton and I want to say THANK YOU for joining us this past month with all of your amazing creations!  Now, come on over to the JUGS Blog to see what Lisa and the rest of the awesome Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.



I was inspired by the sparkly shades of purple.  Used Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet on watercolor paper smeared on the background then sprayed with water to soften and blend the color.   Stamped the diamond pattern with the Wilted violet again then misted with some clear shimmer mist to give it some shine like a gemstone.  Stamped the flowers from Gina K with Versamark and heat embossed with white ep.

Show us your creations using the Photo as inspiration and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.