Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just Us Girls {Technique} Challenge #71

Hi all.  I'm FINALLY here with my JUGS71 project!  I'm a little behind because, 1 - I procrastinate...which means I put off making my card until Friday evening.  2 - Friday evening my kiddo found out she was accepted to the University of Florida...so naturally we had to celebrate!  I haven't felt that hot all weekend, but I finally mustered the energy to put my project together today!  Those are my excuses, and I'm sticking to them!  LOL  Without further adieu, I would like to present you with our fellow JUGS gal, Andrea's challenge to use the spotlighting technique!  One of my faves!!
I wasn't feeling a card, so I went with a template that believe it or not I have YET to use (until now)!  I've been wanting to use the MTME Tea Tabbed Box for a while, but I just never put it to use.  So, that was my project of choice today.  I stamped the bloom from Bold Botanicals in Bashful Blue around the white part of my box, and used the Framed Elegance cut file to do my spotlighting.  On the oval I stamped the bloom in Early Espresso ink and colored the flower with Copics.  I also stamped my Framed Elegance sentiment in Early Espresso.  The base I added to my box is an EARLY sneak peek of a cut file I created a LONG time ago that we're finally releasing in March :] 
For the top of y box I created a flower using some fabulous satin fabric my dear friend, Broni sent me, and my Beautiful Beech Leaf cut file.  I sponged the veins using the cut out and white craft ink after running the leaves through my crimper repeatedly in different directions to break down the fibers and curl the leaves with my fingers. 
I added some pretty ribbon and a bow pinned down with a brad.  Last but not least, I added my Earl Grey Black Tea that matched beautifully!
Okay, folks...that's all I have for you today.  I'm headed to bed to get some much needed rest before the grind starts again tomorrow.  If you haven't arleady stopped by the JUGS blog to check out our DT's fabulous creations, you'll definitely want to do that!  They rocked this week's challenge!

Have a great week ♥

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Kristin, Congratulations to your daughter! Love your project too!

Betty Wright said...

Kristin, I love your project and your commentary made me lol! Congrats on your dd acceptance into University. Hope it is not too far from home. I hope you feel better, to! Your project looks amazing! Great detailing and spotlighting!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful Kristin - love the technique on this great box. Hope you're feeling better and have a great week.

Andrea M said...

No way girl!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! WOWZAS!!! What a way to rock the technique!!! The flower is so fabulous!!! Feel better GF!!!

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous gift box, love the color combo!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous, girlfriend! And the flower on top is awesome!

Elise said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! HUGE congrats to you and your girl, there, missy! {You're a FANTASTIC mom, okay! SERIOUSLY!} Way to go - college bound daughter, et al! WOW!!!!!! SO, ya needed a little down time - Yep, YOU EARNED IT! But, in the meantime, a huge and collection THANK YOU for sharing this fantastic creative artifact to make sure we're POSITIVELY inspired! {CHECK!} I love this, lil' darlin'! You ROCK! {Seriously!}

Lori said...

Wow! This was well worth the wait! Beautiful tea box! I love the flower on the top too :-)

Broni said...

Wow, girl!! This is just fantabulous!

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