Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #6

Hi all!  Today marks the 6th week over at Just Us Girls and today Maria is hosting a fab sketch challenge!! 


This is my take on the sketch:


I love these colors together and couldn't get them off my mind for some reason!  So, I went with the palette.  I really love how it turned out!  I hope to never need this card, but we all know the circle of life and I expect that it will come in handy when I least expect it. 

I colored the tree by using a red marker first to color the leaves, then I used the brown marker to cover the trunk and branches and any stray red marks...huffed and pressed it to the cs.  I originally stamped the sentiment using Sahara directly under the tree, but it was a little off, so I restamped on cs and trimmed it with a curved rectangle nestie, pasted it under the tree and cut my circle.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the brown and vanilla flowers on the left and used a red brad to hold them together.  I adhered to the cs using a glue dot.  I think the rest is pretty self explanatory, so I won't go into too much detail ;]

Looking for more inspiration?  Check out our fabulous DT members' blog!  They're sure to wow you!

 
If you play along this week, be sure to post your project using Mr. Linky on the Just Us Girls blog and use keyword JUGS6 in any online galleries :O)

Hope you can play along!  We love seeing your gorgeous creations, and just by playing you will be in the running to be our next Chic of the Week!

Have a great weekend.  I'll be in Philly...Stampin' Around :]

11 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous and meaningful, Kristen. I love the way the tree is tucked into the edge of the circle and your whoops turned matted sentiment is wonderful. Looks like that tree is giving the sentiment a hug :)The sweet flowers and ribbon slide are too pretty!

Dana Gustafson said...

I meant, KristIn. darn! I caught it as soon as I hit post :0

Jenna C said...

WOW this card is beautiful!! I love the layered flowers and the tree with its red leaves is gorgeous! Fantastic card!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job! This is so beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty Kristin! It has such an elegant look to it. The embossing is BEAUTIFUL & those lil' multi-layered blossoms are precious. I love the flowered ribbon slider/buckle-such a nice touch! Great job with Maria's sketch :)

craftycaro_04@yahoo.com said...

Such a stunning card - love your take on the sketch!!! Those flowers are to die for!

Mary J said...

I love your card - the colours are fabulous!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristin I love this - the tree is a wonderful, peaceful focal image and the senti looks fabulous framed in the window like that. SUPER color pallet. You totally rocked this sketch :-)

Andrea M said...

Kristin - this is absolutely lovely! I love the colors and your take on the sketch :) I love the creative way you worked the sentiment and branch in the circle - love, love, love it! Awesome job - thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration :) By the way, have I mentioned I love it? Hope you have fun in Philly :)

LeAnne said...

VERY pretty, Kristin! I love those little flowers---everything is just right! And yes, sometimes you need this type of card....and now you're ready!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Ohio State Buckeye colors!!! Awesome! LOL

CUTIE cute card, Kristin! I love the flowers you put down the side!

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