Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just Us Girls - Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday favorite day of the week because it's the beginning of the weekend and a Just Us Girls challenge day! I LOVE my JUGs challenges...don't you? It's the first Saturday of March (already?) and a new month of challenges and a new guest designer.

The first Saturday is always a sketch challenge, and the divine Dana Gustafson has a great one for us today!

It's also a special week because we have a new sponsor. A brand new company called WPlus9 Design Studio. The JUGS girls are featuring their first 4 new stamp sets. I was given a set called Love Birds to work with and it was so fun to use! These are very good quality acrylic stamps.

I wanted to use this Basic Grey dp called Origins that my good stamping friend, Cheryl Rowley, gifted to me along with some great images to color and use! Such a sweet gift! I liked this paper because it had the colors I wanted to use in it: yellow for the birds, brown for the tree limb, and green for the leaves. The birds were colored with a Summer Sun marker, stamped and cut out. I then sponged Close to Cocoa around the edge to tone it down a bit and give it some definition. They are popped up on the limb. The leaves are a cluster of hearts that comes with the set. (This set can definitely be used for Valentine's Day!) I added star dust stickles to the leaves for the sparkle I love so much! The sentiment was stamped in the same Certainly Celery as the leaves, and I added some Kaiser pearls underneath it. The strip of flowers was created using an EK Success punch (love that one!) in Summer Sun. The ribbon is a strip of Certainly Celery twill from SU's Sale-a-bration last year. I used a decorative edge punch for the corners. That's it!

Would you like to win two sets of your choice from WPlus9 Design Studio? Enter a card on the JUGs blog using the sketch and you could win!

And since it's the first Saturday of the month, we have a new guest designer...Stephanie Kraft. She has faithfully played in the JUGs challenges and has such a lovely style. Please welcome her. I also hope you stop by the JUGs blog to see what the girls have done. Here are the links to the DT blogs so you can stop by and say hello.

Thanks for stopping in again today and enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Love Birds (WPlus9 Designs)
Paper: Neenah white, summer sun, certainly celery, Origins dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate chip, certainly celery, close to cocoa
SU markers: Summer sun, only orange, close to cocoa
Accessories: Nesties, EK Success flower border punch, certainly celery twill ribbon, Kaiser pearls, decorative corner punch, star dust stickles, dimensionals


Alicia Weiman said...

What a wonderul card. I love your color combo. The birds just make this card...they are adorable....I might have to get this set too!

Katie Cotton said...

this is awesome! darn you guys for making me want yet more stamps!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Lisa! I like how your little birds & the strip of flower trim pop right off that brown background.

Silke Ledlow said...

Lisa - your JUGS card is beautiful!!! The birdies are cute and I love the spring colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

This is fabulous, Lisa!! Your birdies are darling and the BG Origins is just perfect for this!!

Kristin Eberline said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card, Lisa!! That patterned paper is BEAUTIFUL and makes for an awesome color palette! The birds look so cute stamped in yellow and I love the ornate punched corners :] Perfect staging with that sweet birdcage also ♥

AKiteFlier said...

Fantastic Lisa - totally awesome - great color palette and I love those little pearls. Where oh where did you get that cute birdcage? I love it!

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

SO pretty Lisa!! Love those birdies :) I ♥ all of the little details like the corners on the DP, and the flower row, the heart 'leaves' and the little touch of sparkle...lovely!

Maria said...

This is beautiful! Love the pattern paper. Love those birds!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Just adding my agreement with those who find this just as beautifully done as I do. GREAT color scheme. LOVE the way you colored, popped and sponged the edges of the adorable birds. Great depth. Great texture also, Lisa with the added punchwork and twill.

Elise said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa! That gorgeous creation has left me, breathless! I'm so delighted with your use of Dawn's stamps - HOLY GUACAMOLE! I'm swooning! The hearts as leaves, the tree branch placement and even the perspective of the birds - oh, and your delicate inking and color choice... Help me! I'm twitching with color, ink and STAMP-CRAZED joy! You, da WO-man! Excellent work, sweet girl! Wahooo!


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