Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just Us Girls #329 Word Week!


Hello and welcome to another challenge with Just Us Girls!  Vicki is our hostess this week and for word week her word is perfect-VALENTINE!! Are yours done? This is the perfect week for this challenge! We'd love to see your creations! Check our blog linked above for some terrific and eclectic inspiration!


And, here's my card, that I've been working on for three days! Now that I've finished it I think others will go more quickly!  I had to test my background several times, that's what took so long! It's really true that Distress INks give the best reaction with water! Nuff said!
 My cutie pie elepant is from MFT Adorable Elephants set and the flowers and foliage are from Blissful Blooms-both have coordinating dies, of course ;)  The difference is that the elephant and balloon are stamped on watercolor paper (Walmart's Canson) and colored/watercolored with distress markers.  The flowers and foliage are stamped on Xpress it blending and colored with copics.
 Oh, yes the cloud is from a recent MFT set of dies-cuts 8 small clouds at once-cool beans! My background paper is watercolor paper covered with Picked Raspberry using a blending tool, then spattered with a paintbrush filled with water and tapped on my finger. Then dried with a heatgun.
Final, blurry pic, but can you see the sparkle added with Diamond Stickles?  Pretty happy with this one in the end!
Again, please join in the challenge with us this week! Be our VALENTINE!!
Have a great day and weekend!
Cheryl

10 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

Very sweet card Cheryl! I love the bg you created! Great color choice for it too!

Chris D. said...

A labor of love for sure, but wow! Look at the end result! What an amazing card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love seeing your coloring! You make the images come alive - he is to sweet~

Ina G said...

Now isn't that the most gorgeous elephant and that beautiful bright background looks fabulous. Love your colouring and touch of bling.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheryl, this is adorable! That little elephant is so cute in the flowers and holding the balloon. Your coloring is always so amazing. Love that distress background paired with the polka dot background.

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Your colors are so striking and your little elephant is adorable. Beautiful coloring, as always!

Nancy said...

You have inspired me to get out some of my distress inks! Super card as always Cheryl!

Maria Levine said...

Oh my goodness how cute is he? I love it! Great colors and coloring!

cm said...

Oh my stars, Cheryl...how beyond adorable is your darling elephant, nestled in the lovely flowers and balloon scene you've created! Cute AND gorgeous! Thank you for your sweet comment on my bird family (I know..a bit 'out there' but my sister-in-law will love it..). The birds: Technique Tuesday. Have a wonderful evening!
~carol

laurie said...

I just love this! What a cute image, and your coloring is awesome!

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