Friday, November 20, 2009

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

The Just Us Girls challenge blog has a fabulous color challenge for you this week. I think it's fabulous because I was the one who chose the colors! Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, and Really Rust. The JUGs DT really made these colors look amazing! Make sure you check out their cards on the JUGs blog. This is what I did with them.I got this image recently at my LSS. It's from Art Gone Wild and it's called Make a Wish. I just love the little mice holding that wishbone. The wishbone reminds me of something my mother did with a wishbone for my wedding. She had saved one from the Thanksgiving before my wedding and wrapped it in satin ribbon which she attached to my ring bearer's pillow. The rings were placed on the wishbone. Now you have to know that my mom is not crafty at all, so for her to do something like this was such a surprise! She told me she had one on her pillow at her wedding too, although I don't know who did that for her.

After I colored the image and cut and embossed the image with nesties, I swirled some pumpkin pie ink around the image while it was still in the nestie. It was just too white, and this technique really highlites the image. I did the same with the sentiment. I followed the current Mojo Monday sketch but flipped it....lots of layers on this one!

I hope you can try this color challenge this week. Check out the JUGs blog for the details, but if you post to an online gallery, use the key word JUGS8. You can also post a direct link to your card to Mr. Linky on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping in today and have a great weekend!
Stamps: Make a Wish (Art Gone Wild), sentiment (Darcie's Flourish Pumpkin)
Paper: PTI white, bashful blue, pumpkin pie, really rust, Summer Picnic and Pumpkin Pie dp (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, pumpkin pie
Copic Markers: E08, 31, 33, 35, 51, 53; B21, 34; YR14; R20; C-1
Accessories: Nesties, grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug folder, spica gold glitter pen, star dust stickles, dimensionals


LeAnne said...

Lisa, this is sooooo cute! And what a sweet story about the wishbone! The only thing I ever remember about a wishbone was that I could never break it!! Your coloring is wonderful---I can't wait to play!
PS: the word verification for my post is "nowedus"--what a coinkydink!

Tracey Cuccia said...

A very thoughtful sweet story about your Mom Lisa -- that's a really neat idea. I LOVE that image -- just too cute! Thanks for the great challenge today, I loved it!

Hope you have a super weekend!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa this is adorable - I LOVE the mouse images and the story about the wedding wish bone. What a sweet thing! This was a great color combo - I loved the addition of the blue - made it fresh and fun. THanks girly.

Nora said...

Love the story about your ring pillow, too. Those darling mice are from artist Carolee Jones & she has quite a few clip art sets over at PC Crafter (I own several!). ;-)

Thanks for sharing that darling card!

Marisa said...

This image is beyond cute and you've coloured it marvelously. Great use fo the EF and Mojo sketch too!

Steph K (booga3) said...

The image is SO adorable and your card is just beautiful! What a sweet thing your mother did for you... I'm going to try to remember that for my daughter (she's only 6:))

Nancy L. said...

Love the color combo! Your card is beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lisa, this card is sooo sweet! You did such an awesome job with the coloring of those sweet little mice! I love all your embossing! Thank you for such a rich color challenge this week :)

diane (cookiestamper) said...

You picked great colors, Lisa! And that is such a cute image and sketch!

Andrea M said...

Lisa - I LOVE the color scheme you chose this week. I would have never thought about the blue with the orange but it is so perfect - I'll definitely use it again. LOVE your card - so pretty! The sponging is absolutely perfect as well! Gorgeous!

Maria Levine said...

This is so sweet! Great story and fabulous job with the challenge!

Annie said...

SUPER cute!!!!

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