Saturday, August 15, 2015

Just Us Girls #305 - Color Week

Hi everyone!  It's Saturday, so that means another challenge from Just Us Girls.  This week is our color week, and Ina has chosen a color combothat I just, gray, and black!
I didn't think I was going to get a card done for this challenge.  I'm having an estate sale today and yesterday at my mom's house.  She recently moved into an assisted living facility and I've been at her house all week sorting, discarding, and pricing items for sale.  Yesterday was really busy and went well, but I'm exhausted!  I didn't think I'd have any energy to make a card, but I seriously couldn't get these colors out of my head.  And I needed a thank you card to send to my best friend, Maria, for helping me all day yesterday.  So here's my attempt at these colors.
I wanted to do a very simple card.  Of course this is simple, but s*#% happens, as they say.  Twice I smudged ink on the panel and had to start over!  I just can't seem to make a card without some boo-boo!  Anyway, I added the black washi tape to the bottom of the panel then stenciled the red hearts.  The sentiment die was cut twice:  once from red cardstock and again from fun foam to give the card some dimension.  I mounted that panel onto gray cardstock and then added some sequins.  The sentiment die was covered with Wink of Stella shimmer.  Easy peasy!

I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

You can see more from the JUGs team and our current guest, Karen Bourke, on the Just Us Girls blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Recollections white, basic gray, real red
Ink:  Fired brink distress ink
Accessories:  Tiny spaced hearts stencil (SSS), Arrow Greetings die (MFT), washi tape, sequins, fun foam, Wink of Stella



Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am totally in love with this! So glad you found the energy to create this beauty. You certainly had a full week, hope your Mom is adjusting to her new home.

Lynn said...

OH goodness...your week does sound absolutely exhausted, but I am sure it is giving you peace of mind to take care of your mom's house and help her move to her new home. Thinking of you...and I love your's awesome! Glad you stuck with it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the sketch with the colors

Chris D. said...

What a fantabulous card you made!

Amy O said...

I love how you've used the sketch. Exhaustion must stir your creative energy because this is a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Ina said...

I am SO GLAD you got time to make this fabulous card. Love the simplicity and looks so good in our colours and with the sketch you chose. Thanks Lisa.

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the stenciled heart background! I need to use washi tape, but never remember it. lol Love the black. Beautiful card!

Jen Timko said...

This sentiment die is tailor made for the sketch! Wonderful! So glad yo joined us this week at FMS! Hope you'll plan to join us for our 200th sketch celebration next time!

Mimi said...

I love this card... Everything about it! (You probably needed the craft-time to unwind!) Anyway, the card rocks. Way to go.


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