Saturday, August 1, 2015

Just Us Girls #304 - Word Week

Hi friends!  This week over at Just Us Girls it's word week.  Maria chose the word Autumn...my favorite time of the year!  I'm pretty sure it's Maria's as well!
 
This is my interpretation of Autumn...leaves.  I started with the woodgrain stencil and brushed corduroy ink.  Then I went to work on the tag.  I stamped the leaf sprig on the tag with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder.  Then I took three distress inks and sponged them on, blending them together.  I then die cut the leaf from watercolor paper.  I worked on this leaf for a looooong time!  I did it and re-did it four times before I settled on this one.  I sponged green on the stem and towards the center of the leaf.  Then I applied some orange and yellow inks.  I then added some drops of water on it and heat set it.  The veins were stamped with brown ink.  The baker's twine, sequins, and sentiment finish it off.
 
I used this week's Tag You're It! challenge as my inspiration.
 
I'm also taking the Background Check Online Card Class and the sponging on the tag is a technique they talked about.
 
You can see more inspiration from the design team and our new guest, Karen Bourke, on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Leaf Prints (PTI), Paisley Prints (WPlus 9), First Aid Kit (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Recollections white, watercolor
Ink:  Distress Inks:  mustard seed, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, brushed corduroy, crushed olive; Memento rich cocoa; Versafine onyx black; Versamark
Accessories:  Leaf Prints and Tag Sale #3 dies (PTI), woodgrain stencil (Tim Holtz), white embossing powder, baker's twine, sequins, dimensionals


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14 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous Lisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

That resist sponging is gorgeous

Marisa said...

Love this, Lisa!! Gorgeous!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the beautiful wood grain and your pretty tag! Fall is my favorite time of the year too!

cm said...

Oh my...your tag/card is absolutely gorgeous! Your tag's leaf embossed background, paired with the stenciled woodgrain, is perfect for your stunning leaf. In awe with your marvelous take on Anja's inspiration transformed into a Autumn delight! Thank you so much for sharing this gem in the Tag You're It gallery!
~c

Maria Levine said...

This is stunning! Love the colors! The woodgrain background is perfect as is that tag!

Nancy said...

You nailed the Tag You're It challenge Lisa! I love your card too! Sensational!

Ina said...

I agree with Nancy you NAILED this challenge. Just love all the elements you added to achieve such an awesome result. Such beautiful colours.

Donna said...

I have to agree with others on here... A gorgeous take on Anja's tag.:)
Well done - it's a truly lovely design :)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the warm colors on your tag and beautiful leaf. That wood background is an absolutely perfect background for that tag.

Kara Lynne said...

What an autumn masterpiece! Every element works together perfectly. I love the wood grain and the ink blended tag, but I just can't stop staring at that gorgeous, gorgeous leaf! Yes, I'm sure that did take a long time, but WOW! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Chris D. said...

Wow! I just love this card! The woodgrain background, and that gorgeous colored tag and leaf! Wow!

Anja Curvers said...

WoW such a great autumn scenery love your take on my tag. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun, fall really is right around the corner, right? Many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge!

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