Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #67

Happy long weekend everyone! I just love them! Today the Just Us Girls team has a fab color challenge for you. We did something different this week and had our Guest Designer, Carla Suto, choose the colors! And I love the colors she picked! She based her colors on the Graphic 45 collection Once Upon a Springtime. I love Graphic 45 papers and while I didn't have this collection, I did have the Le Romantique collection (which I received in a gift exchange from Bonnie Sharp) that had the same colors. So here's what I did.
I chose a sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club and a stamp set I've had for a while and haven't used from Verve called Blue Skies. I distressed the piece of Aqua Mist with tea dye distress ink to tone it down a bit. The beautiful butterfly is a Spellbinder die that I cut with Vintage Cream cardstock, then sponged with Cameo Coral and Cool Caribbean inks. Then I distressed it a bit more with the tea dye ink and added star dust stickles for that sparkle I love! The half circle was cut with a Coluzzle. Remember that thing? My nesties were too small so I had to pull that out. Fun little tool!

Stop by the JUGs blog to see the beautiful creations form the team and our Guest Designer, Carla Suto! Make sure to leave them some love!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great long weekend too! :-)

Recipe
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: Vintage cream and aqua mist (PTI), Le Romantique (Graphic 45)
Ink: Chocolate chip, cameo coral, cool caribbean, tea dye distress ink
Accessories: Nesties, butterfly die, coluzzle, star dust stickles, pearls, dimensionals
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18 comments:

Monique said...

So pretty Lisa!! Love the glitter on your butterfly and love the sentiment :) Have a great weekend!!

Cheryl said...

Oh, I love these three colors!! Your card is lovely! Great sentiment and I love the dimension that the butterfly adds!
Hoorah for 3 day weekends!!

(Did you go to BSS VERY early this am for the sale?)

Kathryn B said...

What a fun sketch Lisa! Those papers from the Romantique collection work beautifully! Love the sentiment and you always shade them so perfectly!!! Sigh...

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! The Le Romantique papers are perfect for the colors! Wonderful sentiment and beautiful design!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Lisa, how lucky that you actually had some Graphic 45 paper that also used these colors! Your card is oh-so-pretty...as is your sweet little butterfly. I laughed when I read that you had to pull out the Coluzzle :] I never owned one, but I DO own the Creative Memories cutting system which seems to archaic nowadays...but necessary all the same for some of these bigger circles!

Francie G. said...

So soft and lovely! Wonderful soft beautiful colors! Love the butterfly!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Lisa!! That DP and design of your card is just awesome!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhh, those soft pastels are darling!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning card Lisa! Lovin' all the Graphic 45 DP and that sweet butterfly fluttering about :) Hope you feel better soon - when you need a dose of sunshine - you know my # :)

LeAnne said...

Lisa, this is just beautiful!

Andrea M said...

Love this card Lisa!!!! I gasped when I saw it - it's sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! You rocked the sketch and the colors!!! Your butterfly is so pretty :) You are a sponging master (or mistress, ummm, that doesn't sound right, LOL!). Gorgeous job!!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Lisa this is as pretty as a picture! I love how you used the sketch and made sweet little varietions on it LIsa style! THat glittery butterfly is making me smile this morning!

Anne said...

Very pretty and lovely! I love the sketch and what you did with it. You always coordinate your cards so well!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning Lisa - this is a WOWer for sure. You are SO talented - I love to see what you create week by week. Way to rock the challenge. great job.

Maria Levine said...

Oh so pretty!!! Love what you did. The mixing of papers and that butterfly all rock!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful!! I just love your layout using the sketch, colors, and combo of papers. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenges!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Lisa...just spotted your card in the ODBD...yeah! Your design is simply beautiful...I love it! Thank you for joining us :) !!! Hugs ~S~

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