Saturday, September 26, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #312 - Photo Week


Good morning and welcome! It's Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS! Vicki is your hostess this week and she's found this fabulous photo to draw inspiration from! Here's how I interpreted it:


 And the finished inside:

The background was homework from the Online Card Class: Watercolor - Exploring Mediums, day 2. I used a couple Distress Inks and, as Laura Bassen said, made this dreamy watercolor-y background. The birthday, flower, and leaf dies are NBUS, finally put to use. Yay me! The birthday die was cut 3 times and stacked for some dimension. I'm also digging that it extends off both sides of the card a tad. That striped background I had to MacGyver by cutting strips of black card stock and adhering to the card base. I can't believe I have no black and white striped DP! Well, I do, sort of, but it's all aged and distressed, and not white. I'll have to remedy that.

So, what jumps out at you when you look at this picture? The stripes? The yellow flowers? The polka dots? Why not make a project and link it up at Just Us Girls! We'd love to see it! While there, be sure to check out what the other gals, and our September GD, Melissa Dawn Lane, have come up with. 

Remember, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our September challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of November! Now go forth and get your craft on! LOL! Have a great day!


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Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Issues - Freakin Sentiments; Stampendous - Birthday Wishes
Ink: Ranger DI - Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Darice; scraps
Accessories: GC; Winnie & Walter - The Big the bold Party Cutaways, In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways; Nicole - Rhinestones; paintbrush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - foam tape, scrapbooker's glue

17 comments:

  1. That background is beautiful! Such a wonderful design with the leaves and flower and bold sentiment. Love how you "MacGyvered" the striped background :)

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  2. What I love about this card and what made me want to comment is the way you used those stripes in the BG. Love your use of water colors and the perfect flower image.

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  3. OMGosh, this is gorgeous, Chris! One of my top fave cards of your ever! I love the watercolor wash on the background. Looks so amazing with the graphic flower you used. Love the pops of black and LOVE the striped paper you made! I love every little thing about this!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the background and the pop of black! Great to see what you have created for OCC :o)

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  5. Very pretty Chris! Love your attention to detail when creating those stripes! I'm taking that class, too, and had to break out my Zigs for my card! Love that background too!

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  6. Chris, This is my favorite card of yours to date! Fabulous!!!!!! Thanks for also joining us over at Seize the Birthday...tickled to see you in the gallery!

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  7. WOW that background is just fabulous. Love the big sentiment and what an unusual but super flower - so different. PS I didn't have any b&w card stock either lol

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  8. Beautifully done, Chris! Love your homemade stripes and that wonderful watercolor background! I have to agree with so many of the other comments....this is my favorite card of yours to date. Really stunning!

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  9. Oops! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday too!

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  10. Wonderful card! Love the watercolour background and how your sentiment diecut extends beyond the card. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  11. Gorrr-geous design! LOVE that pretty flower, and the watercolor background is fantastic! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

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  12. What a beautiful watercolored background you created for that lovely flower...such a fabulous design!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!

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  13. What a beautiful card, Christine! Just awesome!

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  14. A beautiful bold and beautiful design!
    Thanks for joining Seize the Birthday !

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  15. Yay you! This is absolutely dreamy :)

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