Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just Us Girls #323 TREND WEEK

Hi!  It's a new challenge at Just Us Girls and for TREND WEEK Lisa has challenged us to use SEQUINS on our projects, so here goes...
Please visit our blog~Just Us Girls~ for a look at some really inspirational cards! Then see if you can find the time to create and show us what you've been up to! Here's mine..
A few weeks ago when we had a one layer card challenge I started this card and never finished it. My card base is water color paper. I used Archival Black to stamp Hurly and Burly from Whipper Snapper Designs onto it.  Then I stamped the image onto some maskikng paper (from Simon Says Stamp) and sponged Pool Party around where the image was for some background shading. I also worked a bit into the corners of the card.  Then I pulled up the mask and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color the Image and a brush with water to move the color around a bit. After that, I got very brave, dipped my fingers into the water and 'threw' it at my card the way Tammy Tutterow taught us in class. I dabbed up the water afterward with a piece of paper towel and it left some white spots.  

After that, I just added my sentiment (Paper Smooches), stickles, and sequins and it was done!  I will probably end up using this as a belated Christmas card since I often get some of ours (many!) out late!
I hope you'll be able to join us in the challenge this week! YOu have until Thursday evening, December 17 at 9pm ET to add your card to our Mr. Linky on the blog.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Just Us Girls #322 Word Week!!

Good morning!  The Just Us Girls team is back since it's Saturday and Ina is our host for WORD WEEK!  She has a fun one, it's MERRY!! So get creative and let the MERRY begin!!
I tried to hustle to get my card done for the challenge as I had my idea last week, but it was not to be!

Teachers are under a lot of pressure when it comes to their Annual Profession Performance Review and I have been getting ready for mine which is this coming week.  That, along with a doctor's apppointment to get an unwanted diagnosis has my life in a turmoil at the moment.  But, now it's Saturday and I get to create and spend time with hubby Dave before the next crazy week, so it's all good!
I adore these polar bears from My Favorite Things last year and want them to see more ink this year!  I also ued a background stamp from MFT on water color paper and spritzed the heck out of it to get some color flow before dring with my heat gun.  The "Merry" is a die from Hero Arts and is cut 4 times from white. the top one was inked with a round ink applicator for a sort of ombra look.  I colored my bears with copics.  There are all sorts of dimensionals used on this one that I'm not sure you can see and, of course, stickles added at the for some holiday sparkle!!
Thanks for looking and please join us this week! You have until Thursday, December 10 at 9 pm to post your card with Mr. Linky on our blog (linked above).


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