Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just Us Girls #80 - Color Challenge with a Twist

Happy Saturday! I'm enjoying my first day of Easter vacation, although I'm not going anywhere this week. I'll have to wait until summer for that!

I'm hostessing the Just Us Girls color challenge this week and I decided on these pretty colors. I added a twist to make it a birthday card because there are a lot of birthdays in April...mine included! My neighbor celebrated his birthday last week, we had Elise's birthday last week as well, and there are four of us at work whose birthdays are within days of each other! Lots of celebrations going on! I made this card for my friend Eileen (who actually celebrated her birthday in March, but we are going out tonight to celebrate). I actually chose the colors from this paper pack called It's the Little Things from Fancy Pants. The image is from a newer set from Gina K Designs called Stenciled Spring. I colored the stamp with watercolor crayons, spritzed it with a mister, and then stamped it on watercolor paper. I love this technique. I did a tutorial on this technique while I was on the Artful INKables design team that you can find here.


The sketch is from April's Sketch for You to Try. I changed the three circles on the bottom of the sketch to the black crystal flourish and added the square crystals in the upper corner. I found that when I added them, it just made the card more visually appealing! I added the sentiment at the last minute...I forgot the challenge was to make it a birthday card! The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps called Little Moments.


I hope you can play along with us this week! I'd love to see what you do with these colors! Stop by the JUGs blog to see the fantastic cards from the design team! Thanks for stopping by!

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12 comments:

Lynn said...

Little birdie told us it is your birthday today Lisa! Love your card and hope you have a wonderful day with lots of spoiling!

Ginny said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope you have a super fantastic kind of day :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card. Like the stenciled looking stamp. Heard it was your birthday too. Hope it is a wonderful day and year for you!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Such a sweet card, lupin the bling....have a super weekend girl!

.enjoy *~*

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!!!!!

Carma said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope your day is just fabulous!!! (And I LOVE that 'watercolor' look....so, so pretty!)

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card, Lisa! Love the pop of black and the softness of the image! Great take on the SFYTT!

Anne said...

Super pretty card! I love the colors and the dp. Your image looks so great with the way you colored it! Happy Birthday!!

Elise said...

SUCH a pretty technique, my dear! THIS IS LOVELY, as per usual, with lovely YOU! Quite a stunning composition and playful use of BLING - I say, BRING ON THE BIRTHDAY! When it looks THIS good, no shame in celebrating! Yipeeeee! Here's hoping you had a LOVELY time out with the birthday peeps and that the party lasts ALL YEAR! {!} Have a blast, baby! xoxoxo!

Andrea M said...

OH WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL birthday card indeed!!! I love the main image and the FABULOUS DP!!! The bling flourish is the perfect accent! I feel positively inspired gazing upon this stunning creation! WOW!
Happy birthday dear friend! I appreciate you - your talent, support and friendship!!! Have the bestest birthday EVAH!!! You deserve it!!! I would sing "Hapy Birthday" but I am so out of tune I fear it would come across in print, LOL!!! Rock out with ya bad self!!!

Crystal said...

SOOOO Fabulous Lisa!!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Lisa my friend, this is absolutely stunning. I loved the colro palette and all of the pretty projects your birthday inspired this week! I hope it was a great one!

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