Welcome back to the 3rd Just Us Girls challenge! We are so excited to have captured the attention of 101 followers since we launched our blog just over a week ago! That's fantastic!! Everyone seems to be having fun with our challenges so far, which I'm so happy about! Our group is so excited to offer diverse creations for our unique challenge line up. If you haven't checked us out yet, be sure to hop over to JUGS and see what we're all about!
Today is a color challenge hosted by our sweet Dana Gustafson! She selected an awesome combination of Aqua, Red, and Cream.
I used Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy and Select White (I don't own their Vintage Cream cs yet). For some reason my card looks a lot greener than the other girls...I think it's just the lighting and the camera settings though ;]
I used red for my topiary thinking of a poinsettia....even though I turned this into a birthday card! I really need focus in my life :O) For the full part of my topiary, I punched five daisies x 2 different sizes and used the 3-D technique I used for my ornaments on this OLD card. Lauren also posted a tutorial on this technique that you can view HERE. Think basically of folding all but the base flower in half and adhering together. Once 4 of the 5 are adhered together, adhere the bunch to the base flower. Then just randomly move the petals around to make it even bushier. I used glue dots on the centers only (not the petals). My shadow was created using a VersaMark Pen. I added some hand stitching, patterned paper and a LOT of dimensionals, and done!
I STRUGGLED with this week's card! I think it was due to the shift in my mojo over to the graphics side of my creativity. I had a HARD time shifting it back to paper! My loss of mojo WILL be your gain though during the Wild Card week!!!! Be sure to keep an eye out for what I have up my sleeve :O)
Hope you can play along with Just Us Girls this weekend. Be sure to post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky over at the JUGS site and use keyword JUGS3 in any online galleries! Oh, and don't forget to check out what our fabulous team came up with!
Thanks for stopping by today! It's so rainy and cold here, I think I'll craft some more and maybe organize my craft room this weekend. OH, and help my daughter get ready for her Homecoming dance tonight :O) Have a great weekend!!