Saturday, November 19, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #370 - Color Week

Hello friends and welcome! At JUST US GIRLS, Ina is your hostess this time around for Color Week! She's picked TEAL, PURPLE, and GOLD as your go to colors. Here's what I made:

here is the inside:

I'm using some new craft goodies I recently purchased: that beautiful frame die and Magenta Nuance dye powders. I cut a square of mixed media paper with vellum, brushed it with water, sprinkled a bit of the purple and turquoise powders, then spritzed it with more water and watched the magic happen! I dried it with my heat gun when I liked the pattern, then repeated the process one more time. The die was cut from bristol paper, then I painted over it with gold acrylic paint. Because I'm crazy like that. And besides, it looks really cool! (IMHO)

 Love this new die, it debosses as it cuts! So pretty!

I hope you get some time this week to play along at Just Us Girls! We'd love to see what you make with these colors! For more inspiration, please visit the blogs of the design team and our Guest Designer, Cecile, and leave them some bloggy love. 

Remember, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our November challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of January! Good luck and happy crafting!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Hero Arts - color layering Christmas Tree
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal, Elderberry; Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Shimmer
CS: Strathmore - Mixed Media paper with vellum; Canson - Bristol paper; Bazzill; Darice
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance dye powders in turquoise and purple; GC; Amy Design - Wintertime frame die; Delta - Metalic 14K Gold acrylic paint; MISTI; paint brush; water spritzer; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch - foam tape and scrapbooker's glue


  1. This is really cool! That die looks awesome with the metallic paint-- ooohhhh, shiny! It does look like it's about to snow in your scene!

  2. Awesome sky background with the gold embossing

  3. This is so pretty! Love the background and What a great idea to paint that die gold! I never would have thought of that!

  4. This is so unique and so awesome! You nailed it this week Chris!

  5. You will be so addicted to your Nuance powders! They are so much fun. And it reminds me I haven't had mine out for days...
    Absolutely gorgeous card, both with the background and the awesome gold die cut!

  6. It does look cool, Chris, and acrylic paint is cheaper than gold foiled paper. ;) I'm assuming the powders are similar to Brushos and you've done a great job creating a background with them.

  7. This is just stunning! I have never seen that die and it's fabulous. LOVE your background too. Great take on the challenge!!!

  8. Oh, wow, this is so cool, Chris! Love your new die and love what you did with it! The gold paint adds such an elegant feel, and love that mixed with the watercolor background. Those powders sound like a lot of fun. And they make a really cool sunset sky!

  9. cute card thank you for joining us at C4Guyz DT- Tina

  10. Absolutely stunning with that background and beautiful gold die cut. Just awesome Chris.

  11. Beautifully done, Christine! Both gorgeously elegant with the gold die cuts, and modern with the contemporary colors and technique! wonderful card, and perfect for the contemporary Christmas theme! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  12. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love that cool background paired with that awesome gold frame die.

  13. WOW that die is stunning! And cut out in gold amazing! Fantastic job with this weeks colors!!

  14. That's a lovely die cut and a great frame for your fabulous background.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  15. What a beautiful card with that gold die cut. Thank You for playing along with HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

  16. Love the gold over those fabulous background colours... super card!
    Thanks so much
    Happy Little Stampers


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