Saturday, November 30, 2013

Just Us Girls Challenge!!

Hello!! Let's be honest~~We have a tough (but very fun!) challenge for you today at the Just Us Girls Blog.
It's Winter One Layer!  Yep, ONE layer!! I know-you're thinking what about my background paper and stamps!?  Put them away for today!
I loved the challenge so much (once I got going!) that I made two cards!
                              This first one is Chinook from Whipper Snapper Designs.  I cut a piece of water color paper that was 4.25 by 8.5, scored it with my Scor-Pal and folded it for a small square card.  I rounded the bottom corners with a corner rounder and stamped my image right on the card base.  He is colored with distress markers and a water brush.  I wanted to just add some white embossed snowflakes around him , but they just didn't show up. Got out a sponge and pool party ink to make them show up.  Then I added some glitter to them with my stardust stickles.  I'm not sure you can tell but I also painted some pure white watercolor (in a tube) paint on his hat and on the snow below him.

 This second one is made with Whipper Snapper Designs Bestie Snowmen.  IMO these guys are pretty cute too!  I made a card base (once again, from watercolor paper). This time it is 4.25 x 11", so scored and folded it's a regular A2 card.  I colored with distress markers and water brush.  Went through the same process of wanted my snowflakes to show up.  I used the same stamps (retired SU), but this time used White Satin and Diamonds Embossing Powder.  They still didn't show up enough so I went to sponging-this time with Distress Tea Dye ink.  I also used pool party and a retired snow flurry stamp to place more snowflakes around them.

The funny thing is that both card looked pretty neat with just the colored images on them and the edges sponged.  With a sentiment stamped near the top they could be declared, "DONE!"  Sometimes you just have to keep going though, ya know?  I may make a few more and keep them very simple.  they would both make great 'thank you' cards.

Well, guess that's it for now! Hope you'll consider joining us this week for this "Simple" challenge!!



Sue VanDeVusse said...

These are great! I love how you have achieved so much depth on only one layer. The sponging on the snowflakes really makes them pop. You colored these images beautifully.

Sharyn Polesel said...

What fun snowmen images and beautifully colored. I agree with Sue about the depth you have achieved on a one layer card. Love the sponging on the snowflakes. Great job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

ADORABLE snowmen!! Fabulous OLC's!!

Lisa Kind said...

Great coloring and love the addition of the snowflakes and sponging! Those snowmen are so adorable!

Marisa said...

Darling snowmen images and just love the snowflakes you used and how you coloured around them!

Boxofcolours said...

Oh I love these, they are amazing!

ladydiana said...

Gorgeous Cheryl, love the simplicity yet they look elegant.
Hugs, Diana

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cheryl, these are two FABULOUS cards! One layers never looked SO good! I love those darling snowmen! CUTE!

Monique said...

They are sooooo cute !!!

Hugs Monique


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