Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Double D - Black and White with a Pop of Color

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are doing Black and White with just a Pop of Color. This is one of my favorite looks, so I was really excited to see this Mood Board:
 

And here's my card:
I just LOVE lime green with black. I think it's stunning. That green is one of the new in colors over at Stampin' Up - Lemon Lime Twist. Here I have used a color by Gina K Designs called Jellybean Green. I think it really makes a statement. I just found a bunch of black and white patterned paper and did lots of layering. Then I die cut the butterfly in lime green and black and layered them together. I made the striped paper with a SU stamp called Diagonal Stripe.  For the final touch I die cut one of the shapes from PTI's Scribbled Circles die set and popped the greeting on top. I love how this came out.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
GKD Jellybean Green Card Stock
Kaiser Craft Shine Bright Patterned Paper
SU Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp
SU Butterflies Thinlits
SU A Round Array Stamp for Greeting
PTI Scribbled Circles Die
 

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created.  There is always a wonderful prize up for grabs too, so check it out. Oh, and thanks for stopping by, your comments always make me smile.

Hugs,
~judy~



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Just Us Girls #402 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
It's Color Week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Nancy has chosen PINK, DARK PINK and BLUE. What fun colors to work with.  As always with color challenges, you are to use ONLY the three chosen colors as well as any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, kraft, black, brown or gray.

Here's my card:

This is not my best effort. I think it lacks something, but I can't figure out what. Anyway, it is what it is. The dies are from Tim Holtz called Wild Flowers. The set comes with a bunch of dies and they are really fun. The little dots are some acrylic paint, applied with a stylus. Works pretty good.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petal 110 lb Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Stash Dark Pink Card Stock
PTI Noted: A2 Scalloped Die
MFT Die-namics Scalloped Rectangle Die
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
DCWV Pocket Blossoms Patterned Paper 
Tim Holtz Wild Flowers Dies
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Bow

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our June Guest Designer Estelle and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our June challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Just Us Girls #401 - Trend Week


Dear Ones~
This week is TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Nancy has chosen the trend INK BLENDING.  This can most easily be done by using a sponge or sponge dauber, inking it up, and then applying it to the card stock with a swirling motion. Different inks and different card stocks produce different results.

Here's my card:
I used a TON of different ink colors on this card. All but one are Stampin' Up inks. I cut a circle out of card stock that was the same size as my card front. Then I first masked the rest of the card front and just left the circle exposed. After I was finished inking up the sun, I removed the first mask and placed the circle I had cut onto the sun to mask that off.  I inked up the rest of the card front with the pinks and blues. A happy accident was that I didn't get the sun masked off perfectly, and it left that white ring. I think it looks super cool. After I was done with the inking I just stamped the rest of the elements.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Christmas Pine and White Card Stock
Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
GKD The Wetlands Stamps
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamps
SU Inks In:
*Peakaboo Peach
*Flirty Flamingo
*Powder Pink
*Sweet Sugarplum
*Pool Party
GKD Sweet Corn Ink

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our July Guest Designer Aileen and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our July challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mark It, Stamp It

Dear Ones~
This week I am hosting over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I am calling the challenge Mark It, Stamp It because I am asking players to color a stamp with markers and stamp. This is a wonderful alternate way to use your stamps. It gives a lovely soft, watercolor look. I LOVE it.

Our sponsor this week is Gina K Designs and Stamp TV
 Gina K Designs Craft store
Stamp TV is a free online community featuring card making, stamping techniques and project videos for paper crafters using stamps and other products by Gina K. Designs. Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.

THE PRIZE
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.
Here is card #1:
For this card I used an older stamp set called Hello Sunshine. This was originally from a STV kit. I used my Zigs and colored the stamp with yellow and green. Then I stamped it on some GKD White Card Stock. I colored and stamped the image 3 times for a field of flowers. The butterfly was colored and stamped the same way.
Here is card #2: 
For this card I colored the stamp with a lighter shade and then used a darker one in the middle for more dimension. Shading can add real character to the image.

Ingredients for Card #1:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
PTI Noted: A2 Scallop Die
Best of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
GKD Petals and Wings Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Stash Ribbon
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Ingredients for Card #2:
GKD Innocent Pink Card Stock
GKD Copper Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
DCWV Susan Winget Speciaty Patterned Paper
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Die 
Martha Stewart Art Deco Punch
Ranger Copper Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon & Pearls

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.
Hugs~

~judy~

Double D - Pastel Party

Dear Ones~
I have some fantastic news that I have been so anxious to share with you! I have been invited to join the Design Team over at the Double D Challenge Blog. I will be on team Diane. It's such an honor and my great good pleasure to be working along side all these talented ladies. Thank you SO MUCH for inviting me, Diane!

This week we have a wonderful mood board for your inspiration. The theme is PASTEL PARTY. Just look at this gorgeous board:
 

And here is my card:
 I love working with pastels, so this was perfect for my first post as a new designer for Double D. This image is Altenew's Peony Bouquette. It lends itself so well to coloring. I used the Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick. I have been wanting to see what they would do when used to watercolor. I really love working with them, very fun. I just put a puddle of reinker on my craft sheet and used a watercolor brush.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals 110lb Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Colorbök Green Pastel Card Stock
K & Company Susan Winget Patterned Paper
Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamps
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created.  There is always a wonderful prize up for grabs too, so check it out. Oh, and thanks for stopping by, your comments always make me smile.

Hugs,
~judy~


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just Us Girls #400 - Word Week

Dear Ones~
This is our 400th challenge over at Just Us Girls, and it happens to be WORD WEEK. Our gal, Vicki has chosen the word CELEBRATE since that is what we are doing. Because of this milestone challenge, we have 2 companies giving us prizes to award to 2 lucky winners.

Here are our sponsors:
Random winner: [choice of 1 stamp set, and 1 ink pad]
and

The Chic of this Week will win a $15 gift certificate AND, 1 random winner has their choice of a 4x6 stamp set, or 2 [in-stock] 3x5 stamp sets.

A huge thank you to these generous companies!!!

Here's my card:
I thought a glass of champagne would be appropriate for this happy celebration. I found this great image in my Cricut library and just had to use it. The bubbles are gems, and the champagne is made with glitter paper. Lots of layering here.


Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections 110# Cream Card Stock
GKD Passionate Pink Card Stock
DCWV The Haute Pink Patterned Paper
Core'dinations Glitter Card Stock
GKD Stamper's Favorites Stamp for Greeting
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

I would like to welcome our July Guest Designer, Aileen Ryan. She is over-the-top creative, just hop over to her BLOG to see what I mean.
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that Aileen and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our July challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~