Saturday, September 5, 2015

Just Us Girls #309 WORD WEEK!

Hello friends! Well, I'm in a fallish mood despite the extreme summer heat we're having here in Western New York!  Lisa is the Just Us Girls Host for this week and she has a challenge with a touch of fall as well!  Her WORD CHALLENGE to inspire us this week is APPLE!! Isn't that perfect!?  I couldn't wait to get started on it! Luckily I didn't have school today so it was first on my list this morning! (And I always have a Looong list!! You too?)  Use the link above to visit the blog for loads of apple inspiration!

 For my card I used this great Gary Paulsen image from Impression Obsession.  I don't know the title, but if you love it just search Impression Obsession. They have stamps sorted by artists, and he's a true artist!   I stamped it on watercolor paper in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink (waterproof).  The image is colored with my Clean Color Real Brush Zig Pens and a paint brush with water.  It's so fun to water color this way.  I love those things! Easier and quicker than getting out my reinker bottles.
I used a piece of craft foam to mount my image on instead of dimensionals. that way the main panel doesn't sag.  The orange layer is Summer Sunrise (PTI) stamped in Cajun Craze using the large gingham stamp (Impression Obsession).  Those pieces are mounted on a Blackberry Bliss card base.  It's a perfect purple with oranges and yellows for those fall cards!  
Oh, yes, and I sure hope you can see the APPLES in the image so you know I did follow Lisa's challenge!
Please join us this week in the challenge!  The details are on the Just Us Girls blog!  You have until Thursday at 9 pm ET and could win a change to be our guest DT for November!
Have a great weekend!


Chris D. said...

That IS a fabulous image, and you coloring is amazing! What a gorgeous card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely Fall card and coloring

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What an amazing image and colored to perfection, of course!

Nancy said...

Stunning as always!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful coloring! Love that pretty stamp too!

Lisa Kind said...

Well it wouldn't be a Cheryl fall card without a pumpkin on it! Love this image and your Zig coloring! So pretty! Stay cool in school tomorrow!

Ina said...

Stunning! Fabulous fall colours fabulous card.


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