Saturday, October 3, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #313 - Word Week


Hello and good morning all! It's Word Week at JUST US GIRLS. Sue is your hostess, and she's picked the word SYMPATHY. It's always difficult to make sympathy cards, at least it is for me. I don't like that I need to make them, but we all do, from time to time. That being said, I persevered and came up with this card:


 Here is the inside:

This was the result of experimenting with my water based markers. I cut a thin panel from water color paper, then took stamps and colored directly onto them with different colors of markers, stamping onto the panel as I colored the stamps. Then I took my water mister and gave the panel a light misting so the colors would bleed. Once dried, I backed it with black card stock before adhering it to my card base. I stamped the sentiment and added a row of rhinestones underneath it. 

I hope you find some time to make a sympathy card or project, and link it up at Just Us Girls. We'd love to see what you create! While there, please check out how the ladies interpreted this challenge. Oh, and since it's a new month, I'd also like to welcome Julie Gearinger as our October Guest Designer! 

For our October Chic of the Week winners, we will be doing something a bit different this year. The gals decided that we will take a short break in December for the holidays. And since we didn't want to short change our October winner, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our October and November challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designers for the month of January. That's right, two Guest Designers for January! (I'm not good with my words, so I hope I didn't completely confuse you! LOL!) I hope to see your entry linked up! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!




I'd like to enter this at the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day challenge.


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches: Botanicals 1 & 2, Reflections; MFT - Essential Sentiments; Inkadinkado - May you find...
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Bazzill; Strathmore Water Color Paper; scraps
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; water mister; Nicole - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner


13 comments:

  1. Beautidul card Chris that's so perfect for the occasion. I agree that sympathy cards can be so hard to make but yours in spot on! :) Donna ♥ x

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  2. Lovely card -- that inside sentiment is awesome

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  3. I really like the effect you did here with the watercolor markers. Very pretty, Chris!

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  4. What a pretty card! Your experimenting definitely paid off. Since I've needed three sympathy cards since we got back from being away earlier this week, maybe I'll work ahead and join in!

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  5. Pretty Pretty. Such a lovely card with beautiful colours. Nice layout.

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  6. Pretty Pretty. Such a lovely card with beautiful colours. Nice layout.

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  7. Beautiful card design, Chris! Love the pretty colors and the wonderful sentiment on the inside.

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  8. Beautiful card design, Chris! Love the pretty colors and the wonderful sentiment on the inside.

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  9. What a fabulous inky panel! Must try. And really, sympathy cards are the kind it's best to make before you need them!

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  10. Love your experimental panel - it is gorgeous!! So thrilled to be Guest Designing with you this month- hugs and have a great week!

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  11. Love your experimental panel - it is gorgeous!! So thrilled to be Guest Designing with you this month- hugs and have a great week!

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  12. Absolutely perfect for a sympathy card! I love that stamped and misted watercolor layer, it turned our beautiful, I am going to have to give that a try. Love your design!

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  13. Well, experiment or not...this card is fabulous! Well done!

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