Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge - JUGS3

I'm here today with our third Just Us Girls challenge! We had such a great response last week...we were all truly shocked at all the entries! Every time I looked at the blog, there were more entries! I was very overwhelmed! Thanks so like us, you really like us! (Just channeling Sally Field there! LOL!) I want to congratulate Rosemary for randomly winning our blog candy and Broni for being the "Chic of the Week" with her fabulous Addy Tude card! Congrats girls!

This week, we have a fantastic color challenge for you by our very talented and sweet Dana Gustafson.

Aren't these fantastic colors? I just thought Christmas and a sort of shabby chic look. These are Papertrey Ink colors, but you don't have to use them...they are just for reference. Here's what I came up with. I just bought this Snow Angel stamp by Serendipity Stamps from my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff, last weekend, and this card has been swirling around in my head all week. I stamped the image in Memento tuxedo black on Vintage Cream cardstock. I initially thought I was going to color the snowman a light brown color, but then decided on this great aqua color. I liked it much better! I added star dust stickles to pretty much everything on him...I just love that stuff! The plaid dp is Basic Grey's new Eskimo Kisses. (It has some pink in it in honor of Breast Cancer month!) The red dp is from SU's new Christmas Cocoa (it's in the Holiday Mini catalog). I used some Aqua Mist satin swiss dot ribbon by PTI. Lastly, I added some red glitter dots. I followed the SCS sketch challenge from last week.

Want to see more? Here are links to the Just Us Girls DT that you can visit. Please leave some love for their hard work.

Dana Gustafson
Kristin Bueter
Maria Levine
Mona Pendleton
Pam Imholz
Tracey Cuccia

So what do you think you can do with these colors? We'd love to see! If you play, please post your direct link to the Just Us Girls blog so we can see them! If you post to an online gallery, please use the keyword JUGS3. Dana has thrown in some blog candy for a winner, too! She made these amazing flowers on her card and is offering a bag full of them! Thanks, Dana!

On another note, Paper Makeup Stamps is in it's third week of the Countdown to Christmas sale! This week, all embellishments are 30% off! That's right...30% off! The sale runs all week and the code at checkout for the discount is EMBELLIE30. Make sure you check that out!

Thanks for stopping in today! Have a great weekend!
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream, aqua mist, pure poppy (all PTI), Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey), Christmas Cocoa (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: BG0000, 10, 11, 13, 23; R11, 27, 29, 35, 59; W-1
Accessories: Nesties, aqua mist ribbon, star dust stickles, glitter dots, dimensionals


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe! Lisa, Your lil' Snow Angel is so incredibly sweet! Right down to her rosey cheeks! You surely did a super job with this week's Just Us Girls color challenge! :) TFS

Maria Levine said...

This is fabulous! I have not seen this fun Serendipity Snowman yet! Great job with the challenge!

Kristin Bueter said...

LISA!! I LOVE your vintage, country looking snowman! He is fantastic!! I also LOVE how he looks with that aqua! Kind of a contrasting antique yet fresh look! Very pretty with those sparkly wings and that plaid dp is fabulous!

Dana Gustafson said...

So adorable Lisa! You know I love all things vintage-y and this little snowman stamp is a keeper! Something about the angel says "home" to me! I love the aqua and red accents and highlights to your card. Your coloring blows me away, as always! Oh! And lest I forget, I'm with you, the more sparkle the better!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Lisa - this is so sweet :) Love that image -- done up so well!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Lisa LOVE This, great colors and fantastic image!!! BEAUTIFUL take on the sketch!

Beverly S. said...

You did a great job on this card. The red, aqua and cream show up so pretty. Awesome job coloring your snowman too....and love ribbon/big bow. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Super gorgeous card - Lisa!!! The snowman angel is toooo cute and your coloring is FABULOUS!!! Hugs ~S~

Stampin' Pam said...

LisaLLosa I'm on my phone but just had to say I love love love love love Love this whole card and snowman. Oh so fantastic. Just really caught my eye right away. I must own this snowman. Must find and buy !! Way to rock this challenge. And we are up to 19 already???? Whew.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lisa, this one is so wicked! Love the snowman! Thanks for the great challenges you JUGS!

Stampin' Pam said...

Now that I can see the image on a computer and not just my phone it's EVEN MORE ADORABLE. Lisa this totally rocks the color challenge. WAY TO GO. SO glad you are on this team - you are an inspiration for sure.

Cheryl said...

Great stamped image and great coloring to match your CC!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous!!


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