Saturday, June 25, 2022

Just Us Girls #638 - Photo Week

 VIcki has a real tropical photo for us at Just Us Girls this week.

There are a lot of different things that could inspire a card so I hope you'll join in the challlenge. I combined a number of images to make my card.


I started with Polynesian Paradise by My Favorite Things.  The hibiscus and pineapple were randomly stamped and lightly watercolored to make a background.  The littlel hula dancer was colored with with Altenew Artist markers and a few Copics.  To ground her and make her stand out from the background, I cut a dome from Waffle Flower, colored it with Distress Ink and added the sentiment from the set.  For the piece de resistance, she's on an action wobble.  I mean a dancer has to dance. 😁

Our guest designer Lucie G and the rest of the Design Team have some wonderful cards to show you, hoping to encourage you to make a card for the gallery.




Edited to Add:  Now that I've seen the Time Out challenge, I want to send my card over there.  Plus I was an HM at their last challenge so I'm obligated. ;)




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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Altenew Inspiration Challenge - June 2022

I have made myself an unspoken rule that when I win a challenge I play in the next challenge.  I was lucky enough to win Altenew's April Inspiration Challenge with this card, so I have a card today for the June challenge.  I don't know how I missed the May one.  


I masked and stamped two of the images from the Hello Beautiful Craft Your Life kit, then colored them with stencils using Puffy Heart and Burnt Red for the flowers and Bamboo and Parrot for the leaves.  I have been having a tough time with sentiments lately. 😞 The one I had stamped on the panel looked awful - squashed letters, fuzzy ink and it didn't really fit the spot.  Okay, now what?  I fussy cut the image and put it all on a panel embossed with the Organic Linen folder and left it sentimentless.  If that's not a word, it is now.  😁  

I'm so glad you dropped by.  How is your crafting going?





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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Color Hues #43

It's not often that I run right out and purchase a stamp/die when they first come out, which usually means when I do decide I want it, it's out of stock.  I didn't want to take that chance with PinkFresh Studio's Stained Glass.  I got the die, stencil and hot foil plate but only used the stencil and die for my card for Color Hues.  


I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Speckled Egg through the three stencils and then layered the white die cut over it.  The sentiment from PFS is hot foiled in gold.  This makes a great masculine card and I can see it in so many other colors.  

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