Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm here with another challenge from Just Us Girls, and let me tell you we were blown away by all the participants from our sewing technique challenge last week! It was amazing! All the girls were so happy to see so many of you participating!

It's the second week of the month, so that means a color challenge. Kristin is our hostess this week and she chose some amazing colors. Here they are. We all had lots of fun with these colors and we hope you will too. It's perfect for this time of the year with Valentine's Day right around the corner or for a birthday card, which is what I made. I used SU's stamp from Thoughts and Prayers. It's been a long time since I've used my SU stamps! I've always loved this stamp, and I've seen it colored in so many different colors, beautiful each time. It's colored with blush, gray, and burgundy SU markers, stamped on a piece of very vanilla, and then I cut and embossed it with a nestie. While still in the nestie, I swirled some basic gray ink around the perimeter of the image. I love that technique...you don't have to use a mat. The sentiment is from a set just released on Thursday from Paper Makeup Stamps, called Birthday Cheer.

You can see what the other JUGs DT have done by going to the JUGs blog. That's where you can link your direct post if you are planning on playing. You can also leave some nice comments for the JUGs girls on their peronal blogs.

Thanks for stopping in today. Happy Stamping!
Recipe
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers (SU), Birthday Cheer (PMS)
Paper: Very vanilla, bravo burgundy, blush blossom, basic gray, Parisian Summer dp (SU)
Ink: Blush blossom bravo burgundy, basic gray SU markers, basic gray ink
Accessories: Nesties, MS scallop border punch, basic gray tafetta ribbon, stickles, Kaiser blush pearls, dimensionals

15 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow...your card is stunning, love the way you sponged the made image panel with the gray. Doing that really makes your card pop!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Lisa -- *THUD* this totally caught my eye when I was uploading mine.

The papers, the fine details -- that image paired with the perfectly proportionate sentiment...I LOVE it!!! Stunning -- totally stunning :) (PS - that's one of my favorite SU! images too!)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lisa, this card has such an elegant & classy look. I like the softness of the stamped image & those pearls look so pretty. I love how you embossed the scallop border adding even more dimension! Fabulous job using Kristin's color palette :)

Maria Levine said...

WOW! This is so beautiful! Your use of the colors are amazing! That is a awesome stamp! The pearls add to the elegance of the card. Bravo my dear!

Crystal said...

Lisa this is one GORGEOUS Birthday card...wow I LOVE the colors and those borders and layout!!! WOWZA girl!

LeAnne said...

Man, this is GORGEOUS! I MUST have that MS scallop punch....soooo pretty! You really rocked this challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa Lisa this is beyond stunning! I LOVE your whole workup - from the DP to the pearls (we were on that same page eh?) to the beautiful image - truly soft and elegant. Love the scalloped and CB'd mats too. Girly you rock! (LOL)

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Mary J said...

Really great job - I lurve your card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love what you've done with this stamp! Gorgeous sponging, beautiful background dp, and I just love that big scalloped border! What a stunner!

Leigh said...

Lisa, this is a fabulous card. I love it.

Debra said...

Such a gorgeous card...and I must comment on your photography! Love the way you present your cards.

Debra
Conroe, TX

Katie Cotton said...

i lvoe love love this card!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohhh Lisa! The gray ahdin on the label die is so elegant and soft. This combo looks great paired with your layers and pearls!

Kit said...

wow gorgeous card so elegant

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