Saturday, June 16, 2018

Just Us Girls #445 - Color Week

It's time for our Color Week challenge at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a very striking color combo!


Come on over to JUGS and check out what our June Guest Designer, Hannelie Bester and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using these colors.


The background stripes is a very old stamp I found in my collection and stamped with black ink.  The roses are from Altenew and stamped in shades of red and the leaves in shades of green for my additional color.  the sentiment was also stamped in a red ink.

Come play along with us 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.









Saturday, June 9, 2018

Just Us Girls #444 - Trend Week

It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen Alcohol Inks!  I only had a few so I made some by adding dye reinkers to alcohol.  You can also use Sharpies by pulling out the core and putting it into alcohol.

We have Hannelie Bester with us again this week as our Guest Designer.  Be sure to check of the JUGS Blog to seen how Hannelie and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used alcohol inks on their creations.


Started by using my homemade blue and green alcohol inks by spraying the glossy photo paper with alcohol then dropping on the colors and blowing it around with a straw.  Repeated the process until I was happy with the results.  Then embossed it with an embossing folder, then tapping Versamark onto the raised parts of the embossing after using my embossing buddy and added some gold ep and heat embossed.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Just Us Girls #443 - Word Week

It's Word Week Challenge time at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to choose the word and I have chosen the word "Outside".  This leaves a lot of room for interpretation!  Think of anything that is literally Outside or and image that runs outside of the frame which could be stamped or die cut.


I would like to welcome our June Guest Designer, Hannelie Bester!  Come on over to JUGS to see how Hannelie and the rest of the amazing Design Team have interpreted this weeks Word Challenge.


I used my new hydrangea stamp from Gina K, which flowers are outside and cut the panel by using my paper cutter up to the edges of the flowers and leaves, then fussy cut around then so that the image runs out of the box.  I used Distress Inks to watercolor the image and then added some yellow gel pen dots to the center of the flowers.  Layered onto a piece of gray and white polka paper.  Stamped the lacy border, also from Gina K with black ink on some old Vintage Violet that I have hoarded from Stampin Up.

Come play along with us 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!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Just Us Girls #442 - Photo Week

It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has a beautiful Photo for our inspiration.


Sadly, this is our last week with Patti Kehl as our Guest Designer and I want to say Thank You for joining us this past month and sharing all of  you amazing designs!  Now, come on over to the JUGS blog to see how Patti and the rest of the Design Team were inspired by this beautiful photo.


I used the daisy from A Year of Flowers by Gina K to make my black eyed Susan.  Colored with Touch Twin markers and added the sentiment from Hero Arts.  Layered on some kraft polka dot paperer and Warm cocoa cardstock from Gina K.  Added some clear Wink of Stella to the petals or a little shimmer.

Come on over to JUGS to share your creations using the photo as  your inspiration.  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.



Monday, May 21, 2018

Copper Peonies

Playing along with CASology this week in their Copper challenge.



Stamped the Altenew peonies in 2 shades of copper ink.  The background was masked off and sponged with copper ink then embossed with a herringbone embossing folder.   Added the sentiment from Hero Arts, also stamped in copper ink.  Inked the edges of a white card base with copper ink and done!  Lots of copper!

Thanks for taking a closer look!



Saturday, May 19, 2018

Just Us Girls #441 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa is challenging us with this gorgeous color palette. 


We have the very talented Patti Kehl with us again this week as our May Guest Designer!  Come on over to the JUGS Blog to see how these colors inspired Patti along with the rest of the talented Design Team.


Using Altenew's Vintage Roses in Navy and Aqua with the leaves in shades of gray.  Stamped the gingham background from Lawn Fawn in navy ink onto a gray layer and adhered it all to a navy card base.  A little tip I learned from Jennifer McGuire's blog, use Press n Seal over the top side of the flowers when you get them arranged the way you want, then add your adhesive to the back side, flip it over onto your card as one piece then just peel away the Press n Seal.

Now it's your turn to show us how these colors inspire you!  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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Just Us Girls #440 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Angie is our hostess and is challenging us to use Stencils!


We have Patti Kehl with us again this week as our Guest Designer for the month of May!  Pop on over to the JUGS Blog to see what Patti and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using stencils.


I printed the treble clef and notes on a laser printer and foiled them with Rose Gold foil.  Matted with some slate gray cardstock.  Stenciled on the one side and into the image with a Tim Holtz Stencil with Hero Arts Wet Cement ink.  Stenciled the chevron onto the card base with Memento Gray Flannel ink.  Added the sentiment and done.

Here is one more that is for my grandson's first communion using a sunburst stencil.


Come play along with us 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.