Hi all! Today is the day for our latest and greatest JUGS....errr...challenge! LOL Challenge #4 to be precise (JUGS4) ;] Today our challenge is a 3-D/Template challenge hosted by our dear Mona!
The twist to our challenge? Well, just like the graphic says...create a 3-D flower! Mona made an awesome video sharing how she created the beautiful flower on her card that landed her the Featured Stamper title on the Color Throwdown! You can use her tutorial and make a gorgeous tissue paper flower with her method (like all of the design team did) OR you can create your very own 3-D flower to share with us! We love learning new techniques!! Please be sure to link your project to Mr. Linky on the JUGS blog either way! We adore your eye candy ;]
I kept my card kind of clean and simple...yet not. Meaning the flower wasn't clean OR simple and the stitching by hand (which is STILL for the birds!) is never simple, but the rest of the design is. I have to say I was totally inspired by so many amazing entries in last week's challenge! We are very fortunate to have generated so much interest already and we are always inspired by everyone else's projects! For some reason the CAS cards really jumped out at me as I went through all of the entries this week. Alas, my card was born!
I used the same technique that Mona teaches in her video, but I made my "flower" into a wreath! I'm not sure it looks as much like a wreath as I had hoped, BUT I'm standing my ground that it IS a wreath! LOL I considered adding some "berries" to my wreath, but I didn't want to overdo it (or ruin it!). Instead, I left it a fluffy green wreath with a pretty satin bow. I used the Snowflake Cuttlebug ef for the white panel that I stitched to the pomegranate panel.
The layout is loosely based on the Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C7) sketch (though not to scale...as usual) and the color palette is from my dear friends over at the Color Throwdown (CTD65)!
I love the colors Danielle chose and was DETERMINED to use them. I missed last week's challenge despite a couple of tries and it was a WONDERFUL combination. BUT, my mojo took a hike in cyberspace and STILL hasn't returned. All because I have been dedicating more time to graphic design (err...kind of) than paper design. You will see the result of one of my projects next week when I host the Wild Card Challenge (that's a hint!!). Oh and I should mention that everyone who plays along next week will be a winner ;] Be sure to swing by the JUGS blog!! I'm super excited about the challenge (and "prize")!!
Okay, on to the last chapter of this novel. We really hope you can play this weekend! You have LOTS of flexibility so hopefully nobody feels limited in their ability to play along...just make something with a 3-D flower ;] If you do play along, post a direct link to your project on Mr. Linky over at the JUGS blog before Thursday at 9 pm! Then you will be in the running not only to be the "Chic of the Week" but also for Mona's blog candy!! You can read about it at JUGS ;]
Check out the wonderful eye candy the rest of the team has for you!!
Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what you create this week. The diverse, immense amount of talent we have seen so far is INCREDIBLE!! Thank you for making our new challenge such a success!!
Have a wonderful weekend.