Saturday, December 20, 2014

Just Us Girls - Color Week

Ina has some gorgeous colors for us to play with this week at Just Us Girls!

The rest of the Design Team along with our Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett have some beautiful creations with these colors at JUGS.

I used Distress Inks in the challenge colors and sponged the background.  I just got this plate die and had to use it,  I also used my beloved Tim Holtz die cut deer, cut from a piece of a box that was kraft with stripes.  Sponged more Distress Inks on the deer and added the sentiment.

Come play with us this week at Just Us Girls in our Color Challenge and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week and that would make you eligible to be chosen as our next Guest Designer. 

Please limit your entries to only 3.

I can't wait to see what you create with these beautiful colors!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 12

The last day of The Twelve Tags of Christmas at The Classroom with a real beauty by Ellen Hutson herself!

String Art Stag

I just happened to have some red oak veneer on hand from refinishing a crib a few years ago.  Die cut the tag from the veneer and die cut the Tim Holtz deer out of the middle of the tag.  Stamped the dot circle with Delicata Golden Glitz ink on some aqua cardstock and positioned behind the deer.  Stamped the sentiment and stars with Golden Glitz also and added some turquoise Sakura Stardust gel pen dots.  Added the bling to his nose and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple the sentiment layer to the tag.  Tied on some aqua ribbon to finish it off.

I have really enjoyed playing with The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge - Trend Week

Maria is challenging us to create something with Mixed Media at Just Us Girls!  Definitely a challenge for me!

Please welcome our December Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett!

I used spackle, mica chips, glitter, ink and alcohol markers. I think this qualifies as mixed media. Added the stars with a stencil and spackle.  Added the mica chips and glitter for the snow across the bottom (should have added some spackle to make it appear more white)  Stamped, colored and cut out the snowman and popped up.  Then added the unknown sentiment in Colorbox red ink.

Check out what the rest of the JUGS Design Team has done for this mixed media challenge, some amazing creations!  I can't wait to see what you create!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our December challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of February .  Good luck!
Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 11

The designers at The Classroom have really had some great tags this year and Day 11 is another beauty by Sharon Harnist!

I painted the tag with Gesso then used Distress Paint in Festive Berries, smearing it around and then misting it.  It was pretty red, so I added some Picket Fence Distress Stain to soften the color.  Sanded the raised areas and part of the edges.  Die cut a twig wreath and added red Stickles for the berries.  I used some black corrugated cardboard to die cut the deer and painted on some Gesso, but he looked like a zebra, so I added another glitter paper deer on top of the zebra.  Die cut the "joy" from gold glitter paper and the bottom edge is a Spellbinders die cut.

Thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 10

It's day 10 at The Classroom with another amazing tag, this time by Heather Campbell!

Heather Campbell for Ellen Hutson

I love that her's is a shaker card, but I went with just a plain tag.  Inked the background with Hero Arts pink ink, heavier at the top, then sprayed with some pink shimmer spray.  Stamped the cityscape and colored the buildings black and cut it out.  Used a dotted stencil with WPlus9 white ink for the falling snow.  Stamped the sentiment on some shimmer cardstock and die cut with a circle for the moon.  Added some black satin ribbon tied with pink twine.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 9

The 9th day of Feminine Tags at The Classroom with Sandy Allnock.

Sandy Allnock Tag A

I cut a couple of the trees from a Taylored Expressions cover plate to fit the tag and lightly sponged some blue ink on them.  Sponged pink and navy inks on the background blending together. Used spackle with glitter mixed in for the snow and moon (wish I would have made my moon a little smaller).  Added the Studio G bear, colored with Touch Twin markers and cut out and popped up.  Stamped the sentiment and die cut it and 2 more little pennant flags from patterned paper.  The stars were added with a Sakura Souffle white pen.  Finished it off with a pink knotted ribbon.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 8

The fun continues over at The Classroom!  Today's beautiful tag is by Dawn Woleslagle.

Dawn Final 1

I sponged Delicata Golden Glitz in through a stencil for the background and sponged the same ink onto the die cut snowflakes.  Splattered a little Tattered Angels gold mist on the small tag, layered onto a black tag and tied with ecru floss.  The Merry is part of a Tim Holtz die that was cut from some white glitter cardstock.  Finished it off the the white and gold ribbon.

Thanks for looking!