Hi friends. I'm finally here to share my Just Us Girls challenge (JUGS75) card! I'm a little late :| This was a tough week for me for several reasons, and I couldn't wait to get home on Friday to get crafty. When the time finally came, I just didn't have it in me to finish, so I set it aside and spent time with my daughter instead :] She'll be off to college before I know it so I need to sit back and cherish these moments while I can ♥ I woke up this morning, renewed and refreshed, so I went to work. This week is a technique challenge hosted by Maria...and it's a technique I have never tried - Acrylic Smash.
I created my card around a couple of my new paper packs that I released this month: Wistful Wonder and Wistful Musical Magic. I stamped my MTME Singing Silhouette image on a write-on transparency panel with black Staz-On...as you can see, it did not cooperate with me. I really need to find some textured acetate or at least sand my panel slightly before stamping it. Not sure why I didn't this time. I flipped the acetate and used a foam brush to swipe on pink and olive acrylic paint. Make sure you add a lot of paint so that it's still wet when you press it to your cs to dry. My paint was too thin at first and I had to add more paint to make it adhere well. I added SU Pink Pirouette ribbon and SU Rose grossgrain to my image and adhered the panel to a Cornice Trimmed Square cut file that I stretched just slightly to create a rectangle. I hot glued some primas and my triple looped bow and a little nest I created.
I got the idea for my nest from one that Amy Sheffer made. It's actually a hybrid of what Amy did HERE and what Broni did with her gorgeous bloom HERE. I punched a circle and trimmed a small wedge from it, then overlapped and adhered the straight edges to each other to create a shallow cone. I then took some SU Twill Tape (thinnest style), twisted and adhered it as I wrapped it...starting from the center and using hot glue. I glued the end of the ribbon to the bottom of my cone, sponged some SU River Rock on it and added my pearl "eggs". My sentiment is from the same stamp set...I punched it using a SU label punch. My layout was inspired by the MFTWSC10 sketch:
That's all I have for you today! Hope you can join us this week and try your hand at a new, or old favorite, technique. Be sure to swing by the JUGS DT blogs for a healthy dose of inspiration and visit our awesome guest designer, Alyssa Scritchfield.