Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #4 - JUGS 4

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!


JUGS4

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.

18 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Kristin! I love your tissue paper wreath! Very unique & clever to turn that flower into a wreath! Those colors look so beautiful & your stitching is awesome! :)

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the handstitching! And your wreath looks like a wreath! Thanks for all the nice comments you have left for me!

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful, Kristin! I am going to "play" before my workshop today since I have that die and some tissue paper at the ready! I love what you did with it--gorgeous! Thanks for participating with this lovely creation!

Stampin' Pam said...

OH MY GOSH girly - now how creative is this wreath!! I LOVE it - and YES it looks like a wreath! I don't even think it needs berries! What a great idea for the tissue paper "flower" - I also love that you combined THREE challenges for this - rock on way to go!! Your stitching is fabulous - do you "pre-poke" your holes before you stitch?? Love your set of colors - those were hard for me to work with but you made them sing :-)

Maria Levine said...

This is so beautiful! I love the stitching! This challenge was perfect for the sketch! Nicely done! Fabulous!

Mary J said...

Hi Kristin! I posted my challenge right after yours! I can't believe I was late submitting it - thought I had another day - d'oh! Loving your card, what a great flower and colours!

StampOwl said...

very pretty card

Silke Ledlow said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I love your clean and simple card...it's sooo elegant!!! The flower is fabo and I can't wait to try it myself!!! You rocked all these challenges!!! Hugs ~S~

Barbara said...

This card is scrumptious, Kristin!!! I LOVE that flower and you're right--it's CAS and it's not. What it *is* is GORGEOUS!!! Gonna try to make time to play this week!

Our Little Inspirations said...

First of all, thank you for your sweet comments on my card today. *smile* The way you turned a beautiful flower into a wreath is just genius! I'd never have thought to put a bow where you did, but it looks gorgeous!!!! I can't imagine the time it takes to hand sew around the edges like you did, but what a FABULOUS look that turned out to be!!! Your card is just stunning!!! Thanks for such a fun challenge blog:)

Kristin Bueter said...

Awwh...you guys are so sweet! Thank you for your kind comments :O)

In response to Pam's question, yes, I pierce my holes first (using Tim Holtz' ruler), then I hand stitch. I use a needle with a small eye to avoid stretching my holes or having them tear into each other.

Davi said...

Kristin, I just found the challenge and checking out all your beautiful cards. I love the flowers and especially yours because green is my favorite color! thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comment. I will be checking back for the next challenge. Smiles

dpkennedy said...

Ooooh! Just gawjus! I love it!! Thanks for playing this week!

Silli said...

hello Kristin, your card is so beautiful, I love the colors... great idea! Big hugs and happy sunday! Silke

broni (waterchild12) said...

Hey, I know you!!!! I LOVE how you combined our challenges!!! Your "Mona" flower(ahem, I mean wreath, of course!) is beautiful!! Thanks for playing!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sorry I'm late this week... this is so beautiful, Kristin! LOVE the green of the wreath with the beautiful bow (and love that you turned the flower idea into a wreath!) Beautiful card! I HOPE I get time to play this week!

Dana Gustafson said...

This is SOOOO amazing! I love this concept Kristen! I love how you made lots of different sizes of circles for your wreath. I wish it was big enough to hang on my front door this holiday season! The big burgandy bow, embossing and dew drops just knock my socks off. YOu are amazing!

Jen said...

kristin
love your wreath!! i think this challenge will linger in my thoughts for a long while...thanks so much!! and yes, i'll be playing along again!!:)

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