Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just Us Girls #399 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has the perfect photo for our inspiration!


I would like to take this time to thank Estelle, our June Guest Designer for joining us this past month and sharing all of her awesome creations!  Now, hop on over to JUGS to see what Cheryl and the rest of the Design Team have created using this photo for inspiration.


I was inspired by the sand and water.   I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire - Wrapped Watercolor.  I used Twinkling H2Os on watercolor paper and crinnkled up some plastic wrap and laid it on top of the wet paint and let it dry overnight.   Added the sand dollar from Reverse Confetti which had the edges sponged with Distress Ink and the sentiment from Gina K.

Come play along with us and show us how the photo inspires you 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 17, 2017

Just Us Girls #398 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a beautiful color combo for us to work with.


Visit our JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired Estelle our June Guest Designer and the rest of the Design Team.


Some Kraft Core Core'dinations was used for the embossed brick wall, then it was sanded and sponged with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The print background is a piece of a bag that my stamp order came in, I crinkled it up then adhered it to some cardstock and inked the edges and the raised crinkles with some more Walnut Stain.  The Tim Holtz bird was colored with Prismacolor pencils and die cut.  Used some words from an old Gina K set, Calendar Bits and Pieces, to build the sentiment on the layered fishtail tag.

Come play along with us and 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.

I am also adding this to The Male Room Challenge - Off the Edge

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Just Us Girls #397 - Trend Week

Chris has a great Trend Challenge for us at Just Us Girls, however, I don't own any of these so I had to improvise!


Come on over to JUGS to see what our June Guest Designer - Estelle and the rest of the Design Team have created using powdered dyes.


Since I didn't have any powdered dyes I came up with the idea to use Kool-Aid!  I thought about using some Rit Dye, but the Kool-Aid was more readily available.  I sprinkled some Blue Raspberry Lemondae and some Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid on some watercolor paper and misted it.  It was a little sticky after it dried, so I sprayed it with some matte sealer.  Stamped the big sentiment from Concord & 9th with Versamark and heat embossed with black ep.

Now it's your turn to show us your creation using powdered dyes.  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 3, 2017

Just Us Girls #396 - Word Week

Ina is our hostess for our Word Week at Just Us Girls and she has chosen Die-Cuts!


I would like to welcome our June Guest Designer - Estelle !  Come on over to JUGS to see what Estelle and the rest of the Design Team have done with die-cuts.


This started with a piece of glossy photo paper and used Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick to drag the ink pad directly to the paper from top to bottom overlapping the colors.  Used a couple of dies from Concord & 9th.  Added some Stickles to the butterfly.  Did the inlaid die technique on the sentiment banner.

Come play along with us in our Word Challenge and 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.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Just Us Girls #395 - Photo Week

Nancy has chosen a beautiful photo for our Photo Inspiration Week at Just Us Girls!  This is perfect timing for me because I need to create a wedding card for our niece.


So sad to say it is our last week with Kathie Durgan, our May Guest Designer.  Make sure to leave her lots of love!  Now hop on over to the JUGS blog to see what has inspired Kathy and the rest of the Design Team!


This was hard to get a good photo of with all of the shimmer!  I added some coral mist to some shimmer cardstock and layered the die cut and embossed hearts, also from shimmer cardstock.  Layered onto a scalloped rectangle, once again from shimmer cardstock and then onto an ivory cardbase.  I had to add the light peachy color because this is for my niece's wedding and those are her colors.

Come play along with us at JUGS and 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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Just Us Girls #394 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Judy has chosen an amazing color combination for us!


Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what our Kathie Durgan, our May Guest Designer and the rest of the amazing Design Team have done with these colors.


Used a dotted stencil for the background with Hero Arts Lime Green ink.  Stamped the stripes on aqua cardstock with Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans, love how it still looks navy.  Die cut the bow from navy and aqua cardstock and the little tag from lime green and heart from aqua.  Die cut the happy 3 times in each of these colors and layered for a shadow effect.

What do these colors inspire you to make?  Come join us and 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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stars for the Graduate

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!


And the theme from The Male Room - Stars



Stamped little stars with Brilliance Yellow ink on a white panel and also the big star.  Cut out the big star and layered onto some navy to make it stand out more.  Added some navy with stars washi tape.  Die cut the Congrats from yellow.

Thanks for stopping by!