Saturday, June 18, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #348 - Color Challenge



Hello crafty friends! It's Color Week and Ina's turn as hostess at JUST US GIRLS! She's picked Mustard, Turquoise, and Hot Pink as your colors to play with. Neutrals are welcome, but please use only these three main colors in your project. I decided to go all mixed media on my project:


I had a lot of help with this, as I totally CASED this tag by Corrie Herriman. (Thank you Corrie for the inspiration!) I used what I had on hand, embossing paste and stencil, Gesso, Distress Inks. Oh, the colors on the tag were very vibrant, that is before I fixated them with a layer of Matte Mod Podge, then they became more subtle. Oh well, at least the DIs don't come off at all. (wink) I basically followed how she made her tag, just using different stamps. I even doodled around the hexagon and bee stamps using a white Gelly Roll pen! I colored the creepy guy with Spectrum Noir markers using the three challenge colors. The sentiment was stamped and fussy cut. I went around the edges with the three DIs I used for the tag, before adhering them with foam tape. I cut a bit of hot pink ribbon with pinking shears and added for the final touch.

So how do these colors inspire you? Why not make something and link up at Just Us Girls so we can see it? While there, please check out the blogs of my teammies and our Guest Designer, Cornelia, and leave them some bloggy lovin! Remember, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our June challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of August! Have fun and thanks for visiting!





Such a tiny tag...using a boatload of stuff:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - plate #1474, sentiment #18558; MME - Follow Your Heart; Raisin Boat - Edgy Accents
Ink: Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: freebie tag from Unity Stamps; Golden - Gesso; Dreamweaver - Embossing Paste; Memory Box - Smash stencil; Mod Podge Matte; pallet knife; paint brush; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; May Arts ribbon; blending tools
Adhesives: Recollections - foam strips; SA by 3L - 3D foam squares

20 comments:

  1. LOL - so funny !!!! This is one awesome tag! Thanks for having me as guestie!

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  2. LOL - so funny !!!! This is one awesome tag! Thanks for having me as guestie!

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  3. Really love this cool tag Chris! Honestly one of my favs of yours for sure! Super job!

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  4. Awesome! This is so cool. Maybe I'll have to CASE your CASE! The texture you achieved is the bomb.

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  5. The sentiment made me laugh, fun tag x

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  6. Such a fun CASE! Love the tag and your use of the challenge colors. What a fun stamp and sentiment!

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  7. Very artsy, Chris. I wish I could do those kind of mixed media cards.

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  8. Oh my gosh, this tag is just awesome. I cannot do mixed media, I have no inspiration for it. I love what you have done here, and that silly image is to die for. Great take on the challenge, well done!

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  9. OH how cute is he? LOVE the colors and textures. Such a fantastic tag! Great job Chris!!

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  10. OH how cute is he? LOVE the colors and textures. Such a fantastic tag! Great job Chris!!

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  11. Chris, this is totally awesome! I love your mixed media background and that image with the sentiment just makes me smile! Way to rock this Color Challenge!

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  12. Ha, Ha!!! what a fabulously funny tag!! I'm literally LOL!! as I write. Love the texture and all the fabulous colors but this weird, yellow cutie ROCKS!!!!!
    Awesome sentiments, love it!!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  13. Totally weird freaky and fabulous. Love mixed media and want to get into it more. Awesome! Chris.

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  14. This is so totally cute! I love that weird guy and your tag is fabulous!

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  15. Oooh, this is awesome!! LOVE your mixed media tag! That creepy guy and your fun sentiment really makes me smile! And your background with the texture, stamping, and bright colors is absolutely amazing!

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  16. love the sentiment and the rainbow background - thanks for sharing your fabulous project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

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  17. Fabulous tag .... stunning colours and great texture. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

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