Saturday, January 10, 2015

Just Us Girls Challenge - Stencils


Dear Ones~
Welcome to another challenge at Just Us Girls!  This is Trend Week, and the chosen trend is STENCILS. There sure are a lot of possibilities with this one!

Here is what I came up with:

I have not used stencils a great deal, so was kinda perplexed as to what I wanted to do. I found a stencil that I had purchased some time ago because I just liked the pattern, pulled out my texture paste, and smeared it over the stencil on some white card stock. After it was dry, I decided to get out my Brusho Crystals and add some color. So I wet the whole thing really well and applied the crystals. Well I had a soggy hot mess, but it was pretty, so I decided to just let it dry. With all that texturizing paste it took FOREVER!!! Had to let it dry over night. In the end, I think it turned out beautifully. I die cut a pinked circle frame out of Turquoise Sea Card Stock and ran some gold thread all around it, then put it behind the feathers. Kinda hard to see the thread in the photo, but it's there. And I think the sponged gold on the feathers is really nice!!

Here are the ingredients:
GKD White, Turquoise Sea, and Vibrant Violet Card Stock
Clear Snap Shattered Glass Stencil
Deco Art Dimensional Effects Paste
Brusho Crystal Colors
Spellbinders Shapabilities Feather Dies
Spellbinders Pinked Circle Dies
GKD Blue Raspberry Ink, Sponged on the Feathers
Delica Gold Ink, Sponged on the Feathers
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp Set for Sentiment

If you have never participated in the Just Us Girls Challenge, I encourage you to give it a try. The topics are always fun, and I think you will find a lot of inspiration from all the talented designers on the team!!

So that's it. I had a lot of fun making this card. Some of my favorite colors here. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Oh, and stay warm, my friends.


  1. This is stunning, it absolutely glows! I love the stencil you used and those gorgeous feathers are coloring beautifully. Great color combo. Way to rock this challenge!

  2. Judy this is fantastic! The colors just glow.....what a great combination. I'm loving that stencil and the feathers with the gold.....absolutely beautiful!

  3. My jaw was sitting in my lap when I first saw your card, Judy. This is absolutely stunning! Love how your background looks like stained glass! I didn't realize you weaved gold thread around the circle element (brilliant!) because I couldn't get past looking at those gorgeous feathers! Truly a work of art!

  4. This turned out AMAZING!! I will try water first and then Brushos I have only done it Brushos then water -- aren't Brushos SO AWESOME!

  5. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! All your cards are amazing but you outdid yourself on this one.

  6. Incredible Judy! This card looks amazing. I love everything about it.

  7. This is GORGEOUS, Judy! I love the colors, and the feathers look awesome.

  8. So gorgeous! The colors are amazing

  9. Judy - you already know I think this card is AWESOME. Love those beautiful vibrant colours and your layout STUNNING. You ROCKED this weeks challenge my friend.

  10. Wow Judy that is stunning! Love the colors and your feathers!

  11. Lots of time and effort went into this card Judy. It was so worth it! Love having you with us at JUGS!

  12. I love the colors you achieved on this spectacular card, it's just AMAZING....somewhat like yourself! I say I need to buy that paste every time someone uses it and I still have not...why?!?! Your feathers are ALWAYS fabulous! I hope you and Rob are feeling better, what a crappy way to start 2015! Be well, my friend! xo~

  13. What a unique card! Love the lovely blend of colors.

  14. Wow! The colors on this are amazing, Judy! Congrats on your GD spot at JUGS!

  15. My sister is a stain glass artist, and this looks to me just like a beautiful stained glass piece. Love your colors a always and the combination that you use. Never head of Brusho Crystals!
    So glad that you are feeling better.