Hello my friends. I'm back for the final February release post with My Time Made Easy...and I'm also here to showcase some awesome goodies generously donated by Want 2 Scrap to the Just Us Girls team! Best of both worlds, I'd say ;] So...first things first. The JUGS challenge. The ever so sweet and talented Ms. Dana is our lovely hostess at Just Us Girls today and she hooked us up by securing a sponsorship from Want 2 Scrap! Woot woot! Check out the unique, yet AMAZING sketch Dana came up with:
Awesome, right?! I was so inspired not only by the sketch but to use some of the new My Time Made Easy goodies, and the Want 2 Scrap baubles we received! Want 2 Scrap has an EXCELLENT collection of chipboard cut outs. I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on the flourishes (Chipboard Embellishments - Style D). My original intent was to paint them and decoupage some of my patterned paper on top, BUT, after I took a second look at the intricate swirls, nooks and crannys, I chose to just paint and pretty it up. So, I painted my flourishes with burgundy acrylic paint and let it dry overnight (acrylic dries pretty fast, I just happened to paint mine before bed :). I then stamped one of the small flourishes from MTME Fanciful Flourishes with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampendous iridescent embossing powder. It's very subtle, yet noticeable. I thought is was a bit shiny for my vintage style card, so I sponged some Very Vanilla craft ink over the top. Notice that I took two of the flourishes, flipped one so that they mirrored each other and formed a heart of sorts. I hot glued the two areas that are overlaid, and decorated from there.
I printed the Vintage Posts and Damask - Cherry Sand from Warm Serenity at 5x7" each. I cut out the damask with the MTME Steno Note cut file, distressed and sponged and adhere to my distressed parchment panel. I added a dinky rosette to my heart flourishes...this is a very early sneak peek of what's to come at MTME ;] I have to play with my files before I sell them! LOL I cut out two of my mini postcards and distressed them before tucking them into my flourish heart. I also added some May Arts lace ribbon that I sponged with the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink I used on all of my other distressing :] I stamped the So Very Thankful sentiment from the MTME Framed Elegance set being released this month, using Memento Tuxedo Black on the bottom right corner of my Steno Note panel. I embossed the word "Thankful" with clear embossing powder to make it stand out.
Okay, since I've written WAY more thatn I should for one card, much less half of what I need for two, I'm going to close. I will post about my other pretty card later today, so swing back by around lunch for the close ups ;] In the meantime, check out Just Us Girls' inspiration for this week! You won't be disappointed :]
Lori Kalus ~ Guest Designer
Lauren has everyone linked...I'm having issues with our Linky tool, but I'll update as soon as it's fixed :]