Saturday, July 25, 2015

Just Us Girls #303-Photo week

Hi! It's my turn to host over at Just Us Girls AND I finally had time to make a card, so it's ALL GOOD!  Here's the photo I chose:
                                   A porch is the perfect opportunity to play with color: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/classic-porches-and-porch-decor/?socsrc=bhgpin051214colorcontrast&page=6
I hope you like it and find some inspiration in it! I just loved the relaxing atmoshere and the gorgeous colors along with the clean crisp white.  I want to be there!
Check out what the DT has created to show you on our blog, linked above.

And, here's my card:
I am always inspired by color, but I also loved the pattern on the mat on the floor.  I chose a clean, white card base, then pumpkin pie layer, then the blue pattern paper (Graphic 45) and some wonderful new MFT stamps and dies.
I used dies from  MFT Blueprints 13 and 20 for my rectangle layers. I love the stitched looked edges without having to get out the sewing machine.  Then I cut the stitched circle frame from white. I cut another from craft foam to raise it up. Craft foam makes it so it won't sag. I learned that from Jennifer McGuire. I'm practicing with distressing and 'splattering' watercolor paper. I'm not very good at it, but that's what I did on the background circle using Adirondack ink pads in butterscotch and sunset orange.
Finally, the cute bear (and accessories) are from My Favorite Things set Birthday Bears.  The dies were cut then stamped in Stazon black ink.  Then I used (for the FIRST time) my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  Not too bad for the first try, I guess.  They are very fun to work with.  Again, I thank Jennifer McGuire for her tutorials, but especially my good, crafty friend and CHIEF ENABLER, Lisa Kind (KIND CREATIONS) for showing me that I needed these markers that are really brushes!\
Enough detail on my card. PLEASE consider jumping in on the action and creating something to show us this week at JUST Us GIRLS!  More details on the blog! And DT inspiration, too!
Thanks for coming by!  Cheryl

7 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute inspired card!

JoAnn said...

Love your adorable card and how you used the colors from the inspiration photo. that bear is so cute.

Ina said...

Gorgeous photo you chose for us this week Cheryl. Love this card as there is so many fabulous elements added. Simply adorable and cute!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheryl, this is awesome! I love your coloring on that adorable image and the background circle is beautiful!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is outstanding. Love the colors in your photo challenge.

Nancy said...

Those pens are talked about everywhere! Great job Cheryl and great inspiration photo selection!

Chris D. said...

Your coloring skills are amazing! What an adorable image and love the design of your card!

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