Saturday, March 15, 2014

Just Us Girls #232 - Color Challenge

Hi everyone!  The challenge this week over at Just Us Girls is a color challenge.  Cheryl is our hostess and chose these fun spring colors!
 
I'm longing for Spring to appear here in Western New York.  We just had a snow storm on Wednesday (like most of the northern part of the country) and a snow day to go with it.  The second week of March should start showing signs of Spring, like birds returning to birdhouses.  So I chose this die set from My Favorite Things to get me into the mood.  The pieces of the birdhouse were impressed with a wood grain impression plate and the edges inked with tea dye ink.  The bird was die cut from pattern paper and the background paper is also pattern paper.  I used a Paper Smooches die to get the curve bottom.  I added the sentiment, twine, and wood grain sequins to finish it off.
 
I used this sketch from Fusion, but realized after I made it that the challenge was closed!  Oh well, I really liked the sketch!
 
You can see more inspiration on these blogs.
 
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Wishing You (PTI)
Paper:  Neenah white, so saffron, old olive, Dolled Up (MME)
Ink:  Chocolate chip, tea dye distress ink
Accessories:  Homespun birdhouse (MFT), borders 1 (Paper Smooches), wood grain impression plate (PTI), twine, sequins, dimensionals
 
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10 comments:

Marisa said...

Such a great bird/birdhouse die!! Love it. Great take on the sketch too. You guys have definitely been pummeled with snow this year!!

Nonni said...

Oh how cute! I love the layout!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love that birdhouse with the texture and the sponging! Super cute! I am also more than ready for spring to arrive, we had that same storm with complete white out conditions!

Cheryl said...

Love how you've used both challenges with this great card! (Even if it was closed)
Was good to talk to you the other night and thanks for the assistance! You've used the colors beautifully! Thanks!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This bird house is so cute! Great job with the colors~

sandie said...

Love all the texture on your card Lisa. And I am always missing deadlines for challenges, but still fun to use the sketch x

Nancy said...

I am in love with this card Lisa!!! Don't you hate it when you miss a challenge. It was a really great sketch! This card should be in a magazine! So cute!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. Such a sweet stamp set, and I love the wood grain background!

Maria Levine said...

Lisa this is so super cute! Love that birdhouse! Great job!

Robin K. said...

This is darling Lisa!!! I really love all the woodgrain embossing and accents!

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