Saturday, December 20, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #272 - Color Week

Hello and good morning all! It's color week at JUST US GIRLS! Ina is your hostess this week and she found this gorgeous picture to inspire you:

Don't be alarmed that there are five colors. We want you to use a minimum of three of them, but you can use all five if you want. I tried to incorporate all five into my card:

 Here's the inside:

I stamped the image onto water color paper, then used a water pen and distress inks to color it. Some of the colors bled into others, but that's ok - this is art peeps! LOL! After everything was adhered, I added Stickles to all the ornaments and the star for some sparkle. ☺

I hope you get the chance to play along! Simply link up your card at Just Us Girls! While there, please be sure to leave some bloggy love for my teammies, and our December Guest Designer, Lee Ann Barrett! Remember that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of the December challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for February! 

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


Stamps: Close to my Heart - Tree Delights - a gift from my Sistah Donna!; Paper Smooches - Christmas Sampler
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Evergreen Bough, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Dusty Concord; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: The Paper Co., scraps
Accessories: Strathmore water color paper; GC; Paper Smooches - Notebook Bracket die; Martha Stewart ribbon; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; Fiskars - corner rounder; water pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


  1. What a fun and quirky Christmas card! For some reason, these colors just play right into the merry festiveness of Christmas, but I never would have dreamt it up.

  2. Oh wow this is a wonderful take on the colour inspiration. Loving the festive and fun tree.
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  3. Good for you using all the colors - I'm to intimidated by 5 :).

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Love the cas design Chris. Great layout beautiful colours and love the sentiment.

  5. Great job with the challenge colors! I love that fun Christmas tree.....beautiful card!

  6. Love that fun, funky tree! Great design on this, the graph grid paper with the punched edge pairs up perfectly with that tree. You nailed all five colors on this.

  7. This is fabulous! What fun funky colours for a Christmas card. Love the artsy look of the tree (lol at the description!) and the perfect amount of sparkle!


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