Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! The Just Us Girls team has a wonderful color challenge for you today conjured up by the lovely and talented Tracey. Raspberry, green, red, and kraft are they colors she chose.I received this beautiful image from Silke Ledlow. We swapped some stamped images recently, and I was so thrilled to receive this beautiful wreath from the Flourishes set called Christmas Wreath. I immediately sat down one afternoon to color it, not with this challenge in mind, but rather with this dp in mind. Then it was so close to Tracey's colors, I decided to use it for this challenge. You can't see the red, but there are red stickles on the very tiny berries in the wreath. It took me an hour to color this, and then I colored another! I used 23 copic markers in all that I did not write down! The sentiment is also one from Flourishes that Silke sent to me.

I made two of these easel cards and I'm giving them to my mom and in-laws. My MIL likes these easel cards because she says my cards are too heavy and fall too easily! So this easel card is perfect!

I do hope you stop by the JUGs blog to see the details of the challenge and see the beautiful cards the girls came up with once again. Below is a link to each of their blogs, so stop by and give them some love! And give an extra congrats to Kristin, Pam, Mona, and Tracey for being asked to be on Lauren Meader's new design team! There is some exciting stuff going on over there and these girls have been busy helping Lauren get it up and running! Congrats girls!
Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop by the JUGs blog and play this week! Happy Holidays!
Stamps: Christmas Wreath (Flourishes)
Paper: PTI white, kraft, rich razzleberry, Cottage Wall dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich razzleberry
Copic Markers: too many to list!
Accessories: Corner rounder, red and star dust stickles, dimensionals


Kristin Bueter said...

Lisa, your easel card is absolutely STUNNING!!! I LOVE how elegant this turned out! Thanks in huge part to Silke sending you the stamped images...and your beautiful coloring!! I had to laugh at your MIL saying your cards are too heavy and always fall down :) Ha ha...isn't that always the case? Those pesky embellishments!

Thank you for the warm congrats about Lauren's team. It's such an exciting venture :) Hope you are staying WARM and finding time to relax with loved ones this weekend, my friend! It's COOOOLD here and SNOWY! I'm sure we have 12 inches already just since last night!! UGH...the shoveling will not be fun! :]

Dana Gustafson said...

Another wonderful card from the lovely Lisa! I can't even begin to imagine all those markers and you working away on those tiny details. So gorgeous! The easel card is greast advice for those of us who eh hem, have some hefty cards. That made me smile too!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning Lisa - pure perfection - this caught my eye right away with the superb coloring - 23 copics???? Seriously??? ANd you didn't write them all down? LOL. I love the details in this gorgeous wreath and your easel card just really makes the wreath pop. IT's truly a work of art Lisa. Holiday hugs n smiles :-)

Danni said...

This is just gorgeous! it!

Silke Ledlow said...

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC EASEL CARD - Lisa!!! I'm sooooo happy you like this image...and may I just say your coloring blew me away....... truly STUNNING!!! I know your MIL is gonna fall out of her shoes when she see's this card :)!!!!

Happy Holidays my sweet friend!!! Hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lisa, this is such an elegant looking Christmas card! You did an amazing job coloring all that detail in that big wreath image! Fantastic use with this week's color combo :)

Tina said...

This is stunning Lisa!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! Love that wreath and your coloring!

Katie Cotton said...

this is a beautiful card!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Very festive! Love the "pop" that rasberry gives. Merry Christmas!

Meli Mitchell said...

What a fun - fun - fun color combination. I LOVE rasberry. I can totally tell this took you an hour to color - but it was SO worth it. Stunning card, Lis!


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