Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just Us Girls #333 and Inkspirational #103

I came up with a new system for my challenges and due dates and it's working pretty good.  I can see at a glance what the challenges are and whether they are for one week or two.  This makes it easier to know which ones I need to work on first.  Speaking of first - my first card for today is for Just Us Girls whose word this week is 'Flowers'.
I saw Jennifer McGuire do some white pencil highlighting here and decided I wanted to try it with my PB lily.  I stamped the flower and sentiment in Unicorn White on Blueberry Sky and used a white Prismacolor pencil to color and add details.  I then added a few touches of Inktense pencils for some subtle color to the leaves and stamen.

I hear a lot of complaints about how difficult it is to do masculine cards.  I rather like to do them and made one for my entry at Inspirational - cue word 'Geometric'.
A stamp from MFT provided the argyle pattern, stamped in HA Soft Granite. I should have thought that through a little first because I do not have any gray paper that matches that color.  I opted instead to add a little color with red, matted on black with a black sentiment from SSS and a couple of enamel dots.

That's enough for today.  I'll be back tomorrow with at least a couple more cards.  When the Mojo's flowin' you just gotta keep goin'.  (insert big grin)


11 comments:

  1. That flower looks amazing on the blue! The white pencil along with the touches of color is striking. I really like your argyle card too, so perfectly masculine. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS! And I am sure I will be seeing you around :)

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  2. Your lily is gorgeous, and I do love that white on colored look! Your second is great! I think the red is a superb highlight to the gray ink! Oh, do tell us what your system is though... I'm sure I can't be the only curious one who struggles with this either.

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  3. Wow, I'm going to have to try this technique. Love the blue lily and all of the wonderful white highlighting. Argyle is always perfect for masculine cards....very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  4. Such great cards! The first is so pretty with your pencil highlighting and I love the splash of red on your geometric card. I prefer this to all grey - so yay that you had no grey!!

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  5. Bobby, that flower is gorgeous stamped on the blue background and I love how you highlighted it!
    The HA grey is really yummy and looks fabulous with the red!

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  6. You've totally aced Jennifer's technique; your flower is stunning! So delicate against that blue...WOW! Your masculine card: handsome and striking!
    Hugs~c

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  7. What a beautiful subtle flower! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week

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  8. This is so pretty Bobby! I am going to have to check out this technique from JM! Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining the girls and I over at Just Us Girls this week!

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  9. So beautiful Bobby! I am in love with your sweet blue card with that white stamped image, just gorgeous!

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  10. What a gorgeous bloom, Bobby ... that background blue is such a beautiful colour ... perfect with the lovely white lily! Cool and crisp masculine card ... so deliciously graphic! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. This lily is beautiful, Bobby! Love the bits of coloring! And the gray argyle is perfect with the black and red!

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