Saturday, January 10, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #275 - Trend Week!

Hi crafty peeps! It's Trend Week and we have another fun challenge at JUST US GIRLS! Sue V. is your Hostess this week, and she wants you to use a  STENCIL! 

Stencils are indeed a hot trend right now. Whether you sponge inks over them, use embossing paste, or mists, you're bound to have fun creating something! Here's the card I made:

Anyone else sooooo over all this arctic weather? I'm ready for the beach, myself! ☺ For my card, I made an ocean scene. I took a wave stencil and sponged Salty Ocean first, shifted the stencil a bit, then sponged Tumbled Glass DI. I shifted the stencil again, then after mixing Peacock Feathers DI into some embossing paste, randomly smeared that over the stencil. I left the panel to dry overnight, and colored up this cute image with my SN markers, adding Glossy Accents to her shades. I had some cork scrap that I thought would be perfect for the 'sand'. The finishing touches are the stamped sentiment on the pennant, and real seashells that I collected on one of my beach trips! 

Now it's your turn to get all inky with a stencil! Come on, you know you want to play along! Just be sure to link up your project at Just Us Girls so we can see it! While there, please check out what my teammies, and our January guest designer, Judy, created. You will be blown away by their amazing creations!! 

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a fabulous day!


Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Beach Babe Kaylee digi; Paper Smooches - Get Outta Town
Ink: Ranger DI - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass
DP: DCWV - Cork Stack
CS: Darice; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp - Waves stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger Glossy Accents; Martha Stewart twine; Clearsnap Sassy Pink Smooch; shells
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger Glossy Accents; Recollections red tape


  1. Absolutely loving the beach scene with the sassy girl.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. I'm with you on the being over this arctic tundra stuff! Love your card and the stenciling with the multiple shades of DI. Your water has so much dimension. Love the shades on that beautifully colored cutie, too.

  3. Well, isn't this fun! Love your beautiful watery background and using cork for the sand was a great idea. Your sweet image is colored beautifully too!

  4. Awesome use to make water! Loving this beachy chick too :)

  5. SHUT UP this is fabulousness all over!!! The cork sand, that amazing background, and REAL SHELLS! Not to mention that cutie pie beach babe you coloured perfectly....(oh btw, I like your card. In case that wasn't clear.)

  6. What a fabulous scene you created - awesome image and beautifully coloured. Love the sand and shells. This sweetie is about to go swimming on one of our beautiful beaches in Oz lol

  7. That is one awesome background, Chris! And a sweet beach scene. Ahhh, the beach...

  8. Wonderful technique on your waves - very cool. As is your sweet little beach baby! And using the cork for sand is GENIUS!!! Just takes me away from this horrible, rigid weather!

  9. Hope this cool card warmed you up some Chris! I think we should change places since you have the beach on your mind! LOL High 76 here today! Great job!


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